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Mt. Ama Dablam Expedition

  • Price
  • USD 8000
  • Trip Grade
  • Strenuous
  • Max Elevation
  • 6812m
  • Best Time
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Activities
  • Trekking/Climbing
  • Total Duration
  • 29 Days
  • Group Size
  • 2-15 people

Mt. Ama Dablam (6812) is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world with pyramid style in shape. Mostly the climbers use its South- West ridge to ascend.  For ascending this spectacular mountain, there will be typically established 3 camps along the ridge namely Camp I, Camp II and Camp III. From the Camp I – starts   crossing the rocky cliffs for fixing the line to move ahead to the Camp II. After crossing many dangerous rocks and ridge we will able to be in Camp II. From Camp-II, the climbing route is mostly mixed with rock, ice as well snow up to Camp III and from the Camp III we attempt to summit over Mt. Ama Dablam. From the Top of it, we you can have a majestic view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Island peak, Makalu as well rest of the snowcapped surrounded mountains.  All climbers need to have good skills about rock and ice climbing as this mountain is quite technical. Along the snow will be fixed rope, however, the climbers should have enough skills of climbing. We ascend via the standard South West ridge route as it is consider the safest route to conquer its top.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 02 : Kathmandu sightseeing & getting prepared
Day 03 : Fly to Lukla (2,800m) then trek to Phakding (2,652m), 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek
Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), 5-6 hours
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 06 : Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m), 5-6 hours
Day 07 : Debuche to Pheriche (4,300m/14,107ft): 5-6 hours
Day 08: Day of acclimatization
Day 09: Pheriche to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4570m/15000ft): 5-6 hours
Day 10-24: Climbing Period
Day 25-27 : Coming back down to Lukla
Day 28 : Fly Back to Kathmandu
Day 29: Fly back to sweet home
Day 01 :  Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

We will be waiting you at Kathmandu international airport holding a signboard with your full name so that you could recognize us so easily. When you come out, we will take private car to get 4* hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Shortly you will do check in and get refreshed. Then  in evening we will have a fantastic welcome dinner together at one of the Nepalese famous kitchen which introduces you a very unique Nepalese cuisine.

Day 02 :  Kathmandu sightseeing & getting prepared

This is the valley where flourished Buddhism and Hinduism together over the centuries. The ancient architectures of Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples are just spectacular. As this is the capital city of Nepal, people live together  from different walk of life and ethnic communities.  After a breakfast, we start our guiding tour to the UNESCO world heritage sites; Kathmandu Durbar square, Monkey temple and Bouddhanath stupa; the major Buddhist sites. At the same day , you will be briefed in short by your expedition leader.

Day 03 :  Fly to Lukla (2,800m) then trek to Phakding (2,652m), 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek

An early flight to Lukla and landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla. Once we reach there, you will have quick breakfast. Then we will proceed towards Phakding which is slightly downhill from Lukla, so it will be comparatively easier day in your trek.

Day 04 :  Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), 5-6 hours

Today we we walk through a beautiful Sherpa villages along the Dudh Koshi river crossing  many suspension bridges.  The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about two hours we get our first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Upon this juncture, we stop for a while to admire the view. We still need to hike about 1.5 hrs to reach Namche Bazaar, a trading center of Everest region.

Day 05:  Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

This is the scheduled ‘acclimatization’ day for this trek. We either spend the day taking hiking to Thame or Khumjung  or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. We further climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth.

Day 06 :  Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m), 5-6 hours

The trail leads moderately flat with superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku, Khangtaiga. The trail continues wild lives spot of musk deer, colorful pheasant. Trail descend to Dudh Koshi river where few lodges and series of picturesque water driven prayer wheels. Cross suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River a steep climb through pine and juniper forest, walk about 2 hours bring us to Tenboche. The famous  Monastery with the background of Ama Dablam, Nupte, Mt. Everest and many more peaks.

Day 07 :  Debuche to Pheriche (4,300m/14,107ft): 5-6 hours

We hike to another village called Pangboche on our way to Pheriche. Pangboche is a scenic village surrounded by Everest to its north, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtaiga to the east, the Kongde range to the south and the Imja Tse River flowing through the wide fertile valley. From here, we continue further up towards Pheriche, another beautiful village for an overnight stay.

Day 08:  Day of acclimatization

This day is set aside just for acclimatization. This will help minimize the chances of anyone being affected by AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Today we climb a terrain above the Pheriche village as it is well suited to give us a good hiking experience in a cold condition. After an uphill climb to the top of the hill, we are rewarded with great views of the Himalayas.

Day 09:  Pheriche to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4570m/15000ft): 5-6 hours

We begin today’s trek by walking back to Pangboche and crossing the Dudh Koshi River. Next, we ascend on a trail which will take us to the Ama Dablam Base Camp. The Base Camp is large and open grassland at the foot of Mt. Ama Dablam.

Day 10-24:  Climbing Period

From the base camp we move to camp I is set at 19,070 feet. From camp I, we cross a rocky bowl and climb the ridge frequently alternating the sides along the fixed lines to the camp II.Climbing the ridge involves severe rock climbing which leads to the top of a yellow tower. The climbing route here from camp II changes significantly with the steep mixed gully’s of rock, ice and snow. The route leads to the ramp and climbs to an amphitheatre and then passes through steep snow and ice runnel and finally, along the snow ridge to reach camp III at 20,750 feet. The summit from camp III requires steep climb on snow and ice to the right of a huge hanging glacier. The final pitches of the route are on the perfect 50 degree snow and ice face above Camp III. The summit offers the spectacular views of the giant mountains including, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Makalu, Baruntse. We return to camp II and then to base camp.

Day 25-27 :  Coming back down to Lukla

We head back down to Lukla airport to catch up our flight to Kathmandu. We come down crossing different rivers, alpine forest and Sherpal hamlets.

Day 28 :  Fly Back to Kathmandu

After the breakfast, we will check in to Lukla airport and board the plane to Kathmandu. Flight is again depended on weather conditions so delay could happen! In Kathmandu, in the the evening,we  will host a farewell dinner at one of the finest restaurant.

Day 29:  Fly back to sweet home

Today your Nepal stay is going end !  Majestic Himalaya representative will drop you off at the airport approximately 1 hour before your scheduled flight. We wish sweet journey  for your way back to home.

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OUR SERVICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • English-speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
    Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and Ama Dablam climbing permit
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment(s)
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
  • All government and local taxes

OUR SERVICES EXCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:

  • Nepalese visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Services not listed in the ‘What Is Included’ section

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