Ama-Dablam is a small snowcapped and great challenging peak of 6812m/ 22329ft in Everest region Himalaya’s range of Nepal and Ama Dablam Expedition is one of the most challenging Expeditions in entire Khumbu region. An Expedition usually is completed in less than four weeks and the entire expedition is of 30 days longs.
Highlights of the Ama Dablam Expedition
Travel Style: Very Active
Physical Rating: Challenging
Difficulty Level: Hard
Group Size: 1+
Max. Altitude: 6812m
Ama Dablam means ‘Mother’s Necklace’ in Sherpa language. When we see from a distance, the mountain looks like a mother protecting her child. The view from Thyanboche is worth of a million dollars.
Popularly known as the ‘Matterhorn of the Himalaya’ the overwhelming, ice-coated granite pyramid of Ama Dablam (6,856m/22,494ft) dominates the sky above the trekker’s trail to the Everest Base Camp. The 30-day Ama Dablam Expedition begins in Kathmandu with sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Next, we fly to Lukla and begin trekking. We trek in the beautiful Everest trail before beginning our summit of Ama Dablam.
The standard ascent to Ama Dablam is made via the South-Western Ridge, the same route followed by Ward (UK), Bishop (USA) and Gill (NZ) in the first ascent of the mountain in 1961. The route offers a varied and sustained climb with a reasonable level of difficulty. Three high camps are set up at strategic points. The climb is moderate up to Camp 1, then it gets challenging up along the narrow granite ridge. Negotiating pitches of steep ice and snow slopes, the route gets more technical from Camp 2. From Camp 3, skirt around the hanging glacier or the Dablam, cross snow arête (a sharp ridge) and bergschrund (a gap or crevasse at the edge) between ice cliffs and scale the summit. After scaling the summit, we return back to base camp.
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The following is the Ama Dablam Expedition itinerary. As per the need and desire of the tourists, it could be modified to cover more places.
Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 2 – Trip Preparation Day
Day – Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek
Day 4 – Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours
Day 5 – Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): acclimatization
Day 6 – Namche Bazaar to Debuche
Day 7 – Debuche to Pheriche (4,300m/14,107ft): 5-6 hours
Day 8 –Acclimatization
Day 9 – Pheriche to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4570m/15000ft): 5-6 hours
Day 10 – Acclimatization and Pre-climb training at Ama Dablam Base Camp
Day 11-25 – Ascending and Descending of Ama Dablam (6856m/22488ft)
Day 26-27 – Trek down to Lukla
Day 28 – Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 29 – Final Departure
√ Airport pick up and drop by private vehicles
√ Hotel stay in Kathmandu (3 nights) 3* Category
√ Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Airfare
√ Government license holder and the experienced Himalayas guide
√ Porter to carry your baggage (1 porter= 2 hikers )
√ Kathmandu-Lulka-Kathmandu guide Airfare
√ Full board meals during trekking period as mentioned in the itinerary
√ Basis tea house and lodge accommodation during trekking
√ Tented camp during the expedition
√ Special Ama Dablam an expedition permits
√ Special expedition sherpa and assistant sherpa
√ Group Climbing equipment
√ Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
√ Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
√ All government and local taxes
√ TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System) and Permit for Restricted Area
√ Basic First Aid Kit
√ All company service charges and necessary paperwork
√ Rescue arrangement
√ Typical Nepali farewell dinner
√ Company T-shirt
√ Trekking map
√ Certificate of success
× Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
× Travel insurance for trekking
× Nepal entry visa and excess baggage charge
× Tips for Guide and porter (20% of your total spent is normally given as a tip for a guide and porter )
× Wifi, shower, camera and mobile charging cost
× Basic drinks (mineral water, Beer, cane juice, and Hot water )
× Personal climbing equipment and shopping
× Things not mentioned in Cost includes a section
Notes:- Cost is prone to change in itinerary. So the cost will be recalculated if anything changes.
We are local experts i Nepal. We have a well-designed package and our field staffs are very professional. We have a 100% success rate Even you are a solo hiker. We have designed local food which prevents you from high altitude sickness. Once give us a chance then we will never let you down. We assure you that you can fully trust us and you get the things what you have paid for.
It is very easy to book the trip with us. At first, we need your Passport photocopy to book everything here for you. And once we got 20% of the total cost in advance through bank or Money transfer then we will confirm your trip with us. A flight detail is optional but you have to provide before 1 week of arrival to pick up.
You can get all kind of food. You have different choices but personally, I would like to say to eat that local food or our designated food because it prevents you from high altitude sickness.
It is hard to say that you will have altitude sickness or not because everyone’s body reacts to the altitude differently. In general, most of the trekkers have suffered from normal altitude problem during trek but if anyone highly suppers from altitude problem we manage Helicopter rescue. So be sure before starts trek that your insurance cover Helicopter rescue as well. Otherwise, you have to pay extra for a Helicopter rescue.
Yes! The Lukla airport is one of the dangerous airports in the world. The runway is tiny and built on a slope with a mountain at one end and a huge drop into a valley at the other..,
Yes! You can buy a SIM card (Ncell) in Kathmandu before starts trek but the 3G only really works the first and last couples of days of the trek. But you know you could buy wi-fi cards at tea houses which cost 3-6$ for 200mb and the signal is medium.
Currently, we have a group on Sept. 7th for Everest base camp trek and it will cost little less as compare. If you searching for group joining trip for Everest base camp then please you can contact us.