Ama Dablam Expedition

Ama Dablam expedition is suitable for technically skilled climbers but is never extreme. If you are a determined climber in a good physical shape with previous alpine and mountaineering experience, Ama Dablam climbing expedition is the best suited adventure for you.

Trip Facts

Trip Duration - 32 Days
Trekking Duration - 26 Days
Trekking Mode - Tea House+Camping
Trip Level - Extreme
Max. Altitude - 6812 meters
Min. Group Size - 2+

Ama Dablam Expedition is one of the most beautiful mountain in the Himalaya of Nepal. A challenging technical mixed climbing also adds to its reputation and has made it more attractive to climbers all around the world. At an elevation of 6812 meters, the mountain doesn’t have the same grandeur of the other 8000 meter mountains of the Himalayas but nonetheless, it has long been considered one of the most iconic mountain of the regions and earned the reputation of being known as the “Mountaineer’s mountain”.

The approach to the mountain follows the famous Everest Base Camp Trek and then diverges from the main trail at Pangboche. Leaving the main trail, the trail drops to the DudhKoshiriver and then directly follows the towering mountain to reach the base camp within couple of hours. The base camp is a large camping space located directly underneath the mountain. Acclimatization trips are done from the base camp before the final summit push, which will require establishing two high camps above base camp.

Ama Dablam Expedition is a fairly moderate technical climbing and therefore all attempting climbers must possess good climbing experience. It is fair enough to say that this expedition shouldn’t be chosen by beginners to start their climbing journeys.

Visit Himalaya Trek organizes and makes all the arrangement for climbing the mountain. The trek and expedition crew are highly qualified and trained personnel with a good decade long experience of climbing and trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal.

Mount Ama Dablam expedition short Itinerary;
Day 01:
Arrive in Kathmandu (1335 meters) .
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation .
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2810 meters) and trek to Phakding (2610 meters) .
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) .
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar .
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3860 meters) .
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4220 meters) .
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche .
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters) .
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5180 meters) .
Day 11: Climb Kala Patter (5545 meters) and trek to Lobuche (4910 meters) .
Day 12: Trek to Pangboche (3985 meters).
Day 13: Trek to Amadablam Base Camp (4570 meters)
Day 14-27: Expedition period. Set up high camps and attempt to summit Amadablam.
Day 28: Trek to Namche (3440 meters)
Day 29: Trek to Lukla (2810 meters).
Day 30: Fly back to Kathmandu .
Day 31: Free day at Kathmandu .
Day 32: Departure .

Ama-Dablam-Expedition-Map-routes
Trek to Pangboche

Detail Itinenary

Arrival In Kathmandu Day 01
Arrive in Kathmandu (1335 meters) .
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. (Overnight at Hotel)
Sightseeing in Kathmandu Day 02
Sightseeing and Trek Preparation .
A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
Fly to Lukla Day 03
Fly to Lukla (2810 meters) and trek to Phakding (2610 meters) .
An early morning scenic flight to Lukla (35 minutes) is followed by a leisurely breakfast at Lukla. We meet up with our crew and after a brief introduction and a quick sorting of our daypack and the main bags, our adventure starts. The trail gradually drops into the DudhKoshi Valley and passes through the lovely Sherpa villages of ChauriKharka, Cheplung, then undulates through villages of ThadoKoshi, Ghat, and finally arrives at Phakding. First views of KusumKanguru (6367 meters) can be viewed at ThadoKoshi just before a small climb at ThadoKoshi. During the day and in most of the other days on the trek, we follow the DudhKoshi river and pass through couple of suspension bridges and several mani walls, mani stone, chorten, stupas and prayer flags with snow capped mountains in the background. (3 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Namche Bazaar Day 04
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) .
During the day, we follow the DudhKoshi River and cross the river several times on the suspension bridges. Views of Thamserku (6623 meters) and the holy mountain Khumbila or KhumbuYül-Lha (5761 meters) shows themselves for the first time as we trek through small villages of TokTok, Ghat, Benkar and Monjo. The trail keeps undulating for the whole morning and enters into the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. The path drops down to Jorsalle and steadily follows the river for a while until the start of steep climb with a dramatic suspension bridge (situated at more than 50 meters above the river) joining the two different valley. First glimpse of Everest (8848 meters) with the Lohtse face infront of it can be enjoyed on the midway of the climb through the pine forests, on the way to Namche Bazaar. This famous town in the lap of the Himalayas also offers the best views of the Kongde Range. (6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar. Day 05
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar .
A walk to the twin village of Khunde (3840 meters) and Khumjung (3780 meters) through the Syangboche Airport (3720 meters) is considered as one of the interesting days of the trek. With the benefit of gain in altitude, this day trip also offers a chance to visit a hospital and school started by Sir Edmund Hillary himself. Breathtaking views of Mount Everest (8848 meters), Lohtse (8516 meters) and AmaDablam (6812 meters) are also an added incentive for the day hike. (6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Thyangboche. Day 06
Trek to Tengboche (3860 meters) .
The trek continues on a well maintained path in the morning with towering mountains on almost every direction. After passing a couple of teahouses at Kyangjuma, the path starts to drop down to the river passing small teashops at the villages of Sanasa, Lausasa and finally reaches PhunkiTenga at the bottom of the valley. Yet another suspension bridge helps us to cross the river at PhunkiTenga and then an identical climb to Namche waits. The climb through a thin Rhododenron forests finally ends at Tengboche. Tengboche is famous for the Tengboche Monastery, the biggest and the most important monastery of the region. Tengboche also offers stunning panoramic views of Everest with the Lohtse face, AmaDablam (6812 meters), Kangtega (6782 meters) and the Kongde Range. (6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Dingboche. Day 07
Trek to Dingboche (4220 meters) .
The path drops down passing through some teahouses at Deboche and after a brief period on easy terrain, crosses the DudhKoshi once again. A small ascend leads to Pangboche, the village with the oldest monastery of the region. The trek continues in the valley and passes small villages of Somare and Hortse. After Hortse, the path drops in and out of a valley and then a steady walk finally ends the day at Dingboche. At Dingboche, views of another snowcapped pinnacle adds to the already impressive list of mountains, as view of Island Peak (6189 meters), one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal, appears in the North. (5-6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Acclimatization day at Dingboche. Day 08
Acclimatization day at Dingboche .
A climb on the ridge of NangkarTshang for couple of hours or a hike to Chukkung further into the valley are the two options available at Dingboche for acclimatization. The climb on the ridge offers better views of the mountains and also a good couple of hundred meters gain in altitude. A leisurely lunch and a good rest can be enjoyed in the afternoon. (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Lobuche Day 09
Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters) .
After a short climb, the tail continues to gradually ascend for the most part of the morning. After crossing a small river, the trail climbs to Thukla, followed by a steep climb that ends at the top of ThuklaPass (4830 meters). The pass is filled with memorials dedicated to the mountaineers perished in the mountains of Khumbu region and also provides serene views of the mountains responsible for those memorials. An easier walk in the afternoon ends the day at Lobuche. (6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Gorakshep Day 10
Trek to Gorakshep (5180 meters) .
An early start leads us into the undulating trail and into the Khumbu Glacier for a while. After getting out of the glacier, the path leads to Gorakhshep (5180 meters). After a brief stop and lunch, the trail again enters the Khumbu Glacier and undulates all the way up to Everest Base Camp. At Base Camp, one can enjoy the close up views of Nuptse (7861 meters), Pumori (7161 meters), Lingtren (6713 meters), Khumbutse (6636 meters), Changtse (7543 meters) and Lho La (6026 meters). We return to Gorakhshep through the same route on the glacier. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Climb Kala Patter & trek to Lobuche. Day 11
Climb Kala Patter (5545 meters) and trek to Lobuche (4910 meters) .
A steep climb to Kala Pattar (2 hours) is rewarded with the proper view of the southwest face of Everest. Kala Pattar is also the highest point of the trek. After returning to Gorakhshep, we return to Lobuche via same route. (3 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Pangboche Day 12
Trek to Pangboche (3985 meters).
The trail consistently keeps losing height with every hour and enters into the different valley of Pheriche in the morning. The valley is left behind after a brief climb and once again, the trail descends and passes the villages of Hortse, Somare and Pangboche (7 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Day 13
Trek to Amadablam Base Camp (4570 meters)
The trek separates from the main Everest Base Camp trail and now drops down to Dudhkoshi right at the end of the village. After crossing the rive, the trail steeply climbs the immediate ridge to get to the following ridges. The trail keeps following the ridges and the valleys directly coming down from the mountain. The valley finally opens up into the Amadablam base camp which is a large open pastureland.
Ama-Dablam-Expedition-Map-routes Day 14 - 27
Expedition period. Set up high camps and attempt to summit Amadablam.
Expedition period. Set up high camps and attempt to summit Amadablam.
Trek Back to Namche Bazaar Day 28
Trek to Namche (3440 meters)
Once the climbing period ends, the trek now retraces back the previously taken trail to get back to Namche.
Trek Back to Lukla Day 29
Trek to Lukla (2810 meters).
On the way down from Namche, we take a last look at the Everest and merrily continue the trek down to river. The exit from the Sagarmatha National Park and a brief drop leads to the village of Monju and passes through Phakding to get back and end the trek at Lukla. We also bid farewell to our support crew and formally end their trek for them as well. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Fly Back to kathmndu Day 30
Fly back to Kathmandu .
A 25 minute flight to Kathmandu and a whole day to explore the capital. Further adventure activities like rock climbing, hiking, biking around the Kathmandu valley with bungee jumping, rafting near the valleys can be done on this free day. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
sight-seeing-kathmandu-valley Day 31
Free day at Kathmandu .
A leisure day in Kathmandu which can used for an early morning mountain flights to Everest or can extended into further more tours to Chitwan, Lumbini etc. (This is also spare day in case of cancellation of flights) (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
Final-Departure Day 32
Departure .
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future. (Breakfast included)

Service Includes on trip cost.

  • Airport transportation, Arrival and departure Land transport.
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B plan
  • Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu domestic flight.
  • Experience climbing Sherpa 1 Climbing Sherpa for 2 Clients.
  • Climbing gears like rope, ice bar etc for the Amadablam expeditions.
  • Mount Amadabam expedition peak climbing permit and all government taxes.
  • Garbage deposit fee (refundable)
  • Full board high altitude meal while trekking to base camp and climbing Period.
  • Liaison officer with all his expenses while on Amadablam climbing expedition.
  • Expedition manager, Expedition cook, support crew and porters with their equipment, daily wages, food, insurance etc.
  • All necessary camping and kitchen equipment provided that includes base camp tents, dining tent with table and chair, kitchen tent, toilet tent.
  • Good quality high altitude tents while climbing the Mount Amadablam.
  • Emergency Oxygen with regulator and mask.
  • EPI gas and burner for the high climb;
  • Satellite Phone and Walkies-Talkie in case of emergency.

Service excludes on trip cost

  • Medical and personal high-risk insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Lunch, Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment and climbing gears.
  • International airfare and airport tax
  • Climbing Bonus, tips and personal nature expenses.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charge for Sat phone, communication equipment, and commercial filming while on Amadablam expedition.
  • All not mention in the include section.

Gear List

Visit Himalaya Treks has always been keen on safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG. You must bring the following items:
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Thermal shirts/underwear
  • Nightwear thermals
  • Fleece/sweatpants
  •  Day-wear shirt/rain pants
  •  Trekking pants
  • Wind pants
  • Warm hat/balaclava
  • Neck gaiter
  • Sunhat
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Mittens/gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Torch / Flashlight
  • Quick drier Towel
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen 35++
  • Water purification
  • A set of Earplugs
  • Trekking Poles
  • Hiking Boots
  • Socks
  • First aid kit
  • Antiseptics
  • Camera and video camera

Climbing gear for peak Climbing Trips.

Ice Axe w/Leash (General mountaineering tool. Sizing is important: under 5’7″ use a 60cm tool; 5’7″- 6’1″ use a 65cm tool; over 6’1″ use a 70cm tool. (Too short is preferable to too long).)
Crampons (With flat rather than “cookie cutter” frame rails)
40 ft 6mm perlon (For Prussiks or bring your glacier rig.)
Alpine Climbing Harness (Harness should fit over all clothing; have gear loops, adjustable leg loops and be reasonably comfortable to hang suspended in.)
Carabiners (2 Large Pear or D-shaped locking. 2 standard ovals or D’s)
Climbing helmet (Must be adjustable to fit, with or without hat or balaclava on)
1 Ascender (Recommended: left or right hand.)
Ski or trekking poles (Snow baskets required. Helpful for balance when carrying a heavy pack or if you have knee problems)
Climbing boots.
Gaiters (Please make sure your gaiters fit around the plastic boot without being too tight around the boot.)
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag etc are available on hire in Kathmandu.

Medical
  • Betadine / Dettol.
  • Hand-plaster
  • Bandage
  •  Eye drop.
  • Eardrop
  •  Sinex.
  • Gauge
  • Cotton
  • Move / Spray
  • Design
  • Diamox
  •  D-Cold
  • Vicks
  • Paracetamol
  • Medicine for diarrhea
  • Medicine for a toothache

 

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