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Ama Dablam Expedition

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code HT-33
  • Duration: 23 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Trip Costs: Starts from US $6,500.00
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The normal route to climb Mount Ama Dablam is from its South- West Ridge. Most of the mountaineering beginners start their climbing through this Mount. Ama Dablam 6812meters, Ama Dablam is a small snow-capped peak of 6812m lying in the Everest region. This South - West ridge is the normal and most popular route to ascend the Mt. Ama Dablam This Mountain is considered to be the most technical & difficult to climb. The Mountaineers have to cross-difficult ice rocks and steep snow climbing one their climbing route. Mountaineers usually have to pitch 3 high camps on the mountain of mount Ama Dablam 6812m.

To reach the first camp from base camp, the climbers have to pass the toughest and the difficult passing through the difficult saddle ridges; and then should turn to the north climbing up through the rocky ground and through the boulder. We are in Camp one now. From Camp I - one has to cross the rocky bowl and should climb the ridge via to the fixed lines to Camp II. From Camp II after crossing over severe rocks and ridge which lead you to a camp 2.

Ama Dablam ExpeditionThe climbing route from Camp II is mostly with the steep mixed alleyways of rock, ice, and snow. The route leads to the slope climb to snow ground and then passes through steep snow and ice tunnel then finally along the snow ridge go camping III, From here to the summit, it is steep climb on snow and ice to the right of a huge hanging glacier. From the Top of mount Ama Dablam very charming sceneries of Mount Everest 8848m, Lhotse 8516m, Island peak, Makalu 8463m, Khumbu Himalayan and rest of the snowcapped surrounded mountains can be envisioned.

Trip Highlights:

  • a magnificent mountain in the middle of Everest region
  • Stunning summit view including Nuptse, Baruntse and Pumari, Lhotse Shar, Makalu , Cho Oyu, and Mt. Everest
  • climb with our Local Sherpa Guides who has summited Ama Dablam several times
  • technically interesting route to the summit
  • experience Sherpa culture and people 
  • well set up camps and logistics at camps during your Ama Dablam Expedition
  • climb one of the most stunning mountains in the Himalaya of Nepal. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m.)

Day 02: Trip Preparation Day:

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m.) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)

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

Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft) acclimatization.

Day 06: Namche Bazer to Tengboche Monastery (3860 m)- 5 hrs.

Day 07: Tengboche to Pangboche (3930m.) 3-4 hours.

Day 08: Pangboche to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4570m.): 4-5 hours.

Day 09: Acclimatization and Pre-climb training at Ama Dablam Base Camp.

Day 10: 10 to 20 - Climbing period of Ama Dablam.

Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu.

Day 21: Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3441 m)- 6 hrs.

Day 22: Namche bazer to Lukla ()2804m)- 6 hrs.

Day 23: Flight back to Kathmandu

Cost Details

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu; Breakfast included
  • All your standard Meals during the lodge to lodge trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners)
  • Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (Twin sharing )
  • Full board meal during the camping at base camp, prepared by our cook with hot Tea & coffee
  • All base camp and Advance base camp camping gears (We will provide fully dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent at the base camp and advance base camp)
  • High quality Climbing tents for all camps.
  • Insurance for all Nepali staffs and porters including helicopter rescue provision.
  • Boiled and purify drinking water at base camp.
  • Ama Dablam Expedition permits
  • Liaison officer and his round trip flight, insurance, wages, expedition equipments etc.
  • High altitude climbing food, fuel, Gas- above base camp (you are also advised to bring some high altitude food yourselves)
  • Guide, cook, porters, helpers up to base camp
  • Climbing Sherpas (each a member = 1 Sherpa )
  • A well stocked first aid and medical kit sufficient to counter any possible mountaineering ailments, from headache to serious injury
  • Emergency communications on the mountain and satellite communications link for helicopter evacuation.
  • Farewell dinner for members in Kathmandu.
  • Flight cost from Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax at both airport.
  • All our government taxes and vat.
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. (See the travel insurance page)
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • Oxygen, A portable hyperbaric chamber (Gamow bag)
  • International airfare and airport
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Alcoholic and cold drinks
  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected, see info below).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on
  • Allow $50-100 for general non-sherpa crew who stay at base camp.
  • Allow $100-200 for sherpas who go up to the base camp.
  • Summit climbing Sherpa US$ 200 – 400 per Sherpa

Day to Day Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m.)

On arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu Halesi Treks Pvt.Ltd will transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Hotel

Trip Note

Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight may be delayed by few hours or even canceled due to bad weather condition. So, you should be prepared for such flight delays or cancellations. But we will do our best to avoid such conditions. In case of flight cancellation, we will try to get you on the flight for the next day. Getting early flight for the next day may not be possible during the high season so, we can arrange flight by helicopter as well but it will be an extra cost. If we have a group of 4- 5 people, we can charter a helicopter from Kathmandu – Lukla.  It will be advisable to have extra days in Kathmandu before and after the trekking. We can arrange you cultural / adventure tours (such as sightseeing tours, rafting, jungle safari, with extra cost if the extra days are not used for the flight conditions to Lukla and back.

Fixed Departure

The below-given cost is per person and the below-given fixed departure dates are available for you. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

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