Ama Dablam means Mother’s necklace in the local language. Famously known as Mountaineer’s mountain, Ama Dablam is one of the technical mountains in the Khumbu region of Himalaya, that stands tall at 6812m. The glacier lurking from the southwestern face gives an impression of jewel dangling from the neck of a mountain which gave it the name of Ama Dablam (meaning Mother’s Jewel), this is a steep pyramid of ice with vertical walls and sharp, exposed ridges. Get the technical climbing experience of conquering this mountain sharply pointed. Ama Dablam summit allows panoramic views of eight-thousanders including Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Lhotse.
The most popular route for climbing Ama Dablam is the Southwest Ridge. The climb is typically done with three camps along the ridge.Camp 3 is usually established just below and to the right of the hanging glacier, the Dablam, so that any ice that calves off the glacier typically moves away from the camp. Nevertheless, a certain risk of serac falls cannot be avoided. As with other mountains in the region, the best climbing months are April-May before the monsoon season and September-October, after the monsoon.
Climbing permits for peaks in the Nepal Himalayas are issued for all seasons by the mountaineering section of the minisry of culture, tourisem and civil aviation. The requisite official documents must be furnished when seeking permit.
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel in KathmanduUpon arrival in Kathmandu Airport, our airport representative will welcome you and give you short info about Kathmandu and directly drive to the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing for a full day in Kathmandu Valley.World heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhu Nath, Boudha Nath, Pasupati Nath, etc. Preparation for the trekking.
Day 03: Kathmandu fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,620 m)Morning flight to Lukla (35 Minutes) and start the trek through Sherpa village. The trail goes gradually flat and easy to Phakding.
Day 04: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)You are approaching the Himalaya. Viewing all mountain and pine forest and following the yak trail takes you to Namche Bazar. On the way, you will have the first encounter of Mount Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku and many more.
Day 05: Rest day in Namche for acclimatizationOptional hike to Thame/Khumjung Monastery/Everest View Hotel.
Day 06: Namche Trek to Tengboche (3,680 m)Trek begins very easily first part then the trail goes downhill to Phunki Tanga on the riverside. From here the Buddhism was introduced into the Khumbu valley. Then ascend about 800m to Tengboche through the pine forest.
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,400 m)Tengboche is the best place to view Mount Everest, Amadablam and Thamserku in the back. Tyang boche monastery is another attraction of the tourist so GAT staffs take you there in the morning to participate for Pooja and descend through the Rhododendron forest. Facing always giant mountain range towards Chhukung valley.
Day 08: Acclimatize day in DingbocheAn acclimatization day here can be used to hike up the Imja Khola to Chhukung or Nagarzhang Peak, a small summer settlement from where stunning views of Island Peak, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and the fluted ice walls flanking the Amphu Lapcha pass can be seen. These views are one of the highlights of the entire trek.
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,900 m)As we are walking in high altitude area so we are trekking like a slog. When we cross the small river in Dhukla the path goes steep up to Lobuche. You visit Chorten, Mane stone and all panoramic view of above eight thousand meters mountain. Hike through alpine meadows and summer yak pastures towards the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche, which has spectacular views of Nuptse.
Day 10 - Rest day at Lobuche [4,910m]Rest day at Lobuche and afternoon conduct training and refreshment skills.
Day 11: Lobuche - Gorakshep (5,100 m).Today includes a challenging climb past the Khumbu Glacier, arriving in Nuptse. Cross the Changri Glacier to Gorakshep, and then enjoy the highlight of reaching Everest Base Camp.
Day 12: Gorakshep - Kalapathar - Pheriche (4,250 m)Early morning start your trip to Kala Patthar for amazing sunrise at the closest proximity of Lhotse and Mt. Everest and on the button, you will view the biggest Khumbu glacier. After breakfast trek to Pheriche for your comfort overnight.
Day 13: Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp [4,420m]Leaving Pangboche, we will head towards Amadablam Base Camp by following the scenic trail that stretches down to the river and take sharp climb to Kharka. The trail offers close-up views of Amadablam, Lhotse, Lobuche, Pumori, Cholatse, Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku, Amphu Gyabjen and others. As we move ahead, view of Amadablam Mountain becomes more vivid. Once we reach the base camp of Amadablam, we can get views of many stunning peaks and hanging glaciers. We will meet our other crew at Base Camp.
Day 14-25: Summit climb and back to base camp [4,420m]Before making final climb to the summit, we will practice climbing to Camp 2 (5900m) and descending to Base Camp for making our body well acclimatized to the high altitude. On first rotation, we will carry small load to Camp 1 (5700m) and then return to our Base Camp. On our next rotation, we will sleep at Camp 1 and early in the morning of next day, we will climb to Camp 2. In a final rotation, those feeling comfortable will sleep at Camp 2 while other climbers will descend to lower camps for rejuvenation before making the final attempt for the summit.
Day 26: Ama Dablam Base Camp to NamcheWalking through the wide valley offers you the great views of Himalaya and takes your time to visit the giant Sherpa village and monastery along the way to Namche Bazar. You might see the Trans Himalayan Market in Namche Bazaar.
Day 27: Namche Bazar trek to LuklaEven though you are trekking back same trails but a lot of different views and Sherpa village will keep your mind busy.
Day 28: Lukla-Morning fly back to KathmanduTake a Mountain scenic flight over the Himalaya to Kathmandu. Arrivals and transfer to Hotel. The trip will conclude here. You are open for your wellness day in Kathmandu. Evening, farewell dinner in Nepali typical restaurant.
Day 29: Free day in Kathmandu sightseeing and shoppingOne reserved day in Kathmanud if lukla flight might be cancelled.
Day 30: Kathmandu Hotel-Transfer to Airport (TIA)After having the breakfast we will transfer you to The Kathmandu Airport with private vehicle for your final departure.
Note:If you would like to climb Lobuche peak or Island Peak before to submit the Ama Dabalm the expedition cost will goes high. This itinerary is meant only as a guideline and is subject to change to suit the local conditions. Walking hours are based on an average walking pace and may change as per individual pace.
Ama Dablam expedition Permit
Route fixing (SPCC and EOA) fees
Garbage deposit and management fees
Expedition Liaison officer wages and fees
1:1 Sherpa guide (Everest Summiter) to climber ratio
Service of the Expedition manager at Everest base camp
Skill training clinic at the Ama Dablam base camp
Freshly prepared meals (B,L,D) by our chef at the Ama Dablam base camp
A wide variety of nutritious high altitude mountain foods for higher camps
Individual box tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent and other logistics
Heater, Generator, Shower and more for your comfort at the base camp
High altitude tent (North Face VE25 or similar) for higher camps above base camp
5 nights accommodation in Kathmandu.
All Meals (B,L,D) and accommodation during the trekking period
Satellite communication system at base camp but nominal charge for use
Radio set for communication between camps
Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu airfare with 60kg baggage cargo
Staffs wages, allowances with their helicopter and medical insurance
Common climbing equipment (rope, Ice Screws, Snow bars etc)
Weather report during the entire expedition period
Emergency medical supplies with 24/7 on-call doctor during the entire expedition period.
Porterage of 60kg baggage for each member (Lukla-Base camp-Lukla)
Ama Dablam Summit certificate from the Department of Tourism, Nepal
Nepal entry visa and airport fees.
Personal equipment and clothing.
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, room service, extra hotel nights, extra meals, shopping, hot shower, hot and cold drinks, alcohols, snacks, water, Wi-Fi, battery re-charge, heater charge, etc.)
Alcoholic and bottled beverages.
Personal Climbing Gears
Drone & Special filming permit
Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpa US $800.00
Tips for Cook and Kitchen helpers
Travel insurance with trip cancellation, medical and evacuation policy.
All expenses associated with non-scheduled departure.
Guide Gratuity - Tipping is always a personal choice, but is greatly appreciated by your guides.
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$2000 deposit at time of registration, which includes a $800 non-refundable registration fee.
Balance due 60 days prior to departure.
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