Ama Dablam Expedition

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:29 Days
  • Trip Code:nha501
  • Trip Grade:Challenging
  • Best Time:May-June/ August- September
  • Max Elevation:6812 m
  • Start Point:Lukla
  • End Point:Lukla
  • Accomodation:Lodge to Lodge
  • Transportation:By Flight

Tour Overview

Ama Dablam is a spectacular mountain situated in the Everest Region in the Himalayan mountain of Nepal. Literally, Ama means’ mother’ and Dablam means’ necklace of pearl’. It combines cultural trek into base camp with technical rock, snow and ice climbing. Stunning panoramic summit views of Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu along the route greet every trekker and climber. Some of the world’s top alpinists list Ama Dablam’s South West ridge as it is considered the safe route, free from avalanche.

The expedition begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla in the Everest region and then it follows the normal trekking route up the Khumbu Valley, through Namche Bazaar and detours to Ama Dablam base camp (4500m) just outside of Pangboche. After arrival at Ama Dablam base camp, you spend a couple of days while our expedition crew stock all the food and climbing stuff here, check equipment, packing loads and ensuring everything is in place for the adventure that lies ahead. On the other hand, the expedition team members are on acclimatization hike.

Climbing guides fix the route and prepare camps on the South West Ridge. Staying a couple of days allows you for optimal adjustment to the new altitudes and environment and our team very slowly progress onward with safety. Now, the climb begins and everyone is really excited for the challenge ahead. Our guides place two to three camps along the beautiful Southwest Ridge where you have dramatic and exposed views of the Himalayas.

Our Sherpa team carries all of the ropes, hardware, group sleeping and cooking equipment for the high camps, the leaders and members need to spend at least two nights at camp one and one night at camp two. Climbing higher beyond camp three begins to weaken everyone and risk complications involved with extreme altitudes.

If you have good skills on rock and ice climbing and technically competent to climbing, Nepal Hiking Adventure is happy to organize your expedition to Ama Dablam making distinctly a successful, most enjoyable and memorable one.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 02: Documents Preparation and shopping, hotel in Kathmandu

Day 03: Briefing at Ministry of Tourism, hotel in Kathmandu

Day 04: Fly to Lukla (2886m), & trek to Phakding (2640m.),3 hr O/N lodge/camp

Day 05: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.), 5 hrs. O/N lodge/camp

Day 06: Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion to Khumjung (3790m)

Day 07: Namche Bazaar to Debuche. O/N lodge/camp (7-8 miles/ 5-6 hours)

Day 08: Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600m)

Day 09-23: Climbing period of Mt.Ama Dablam (6812m)

Day 24: Rest in Ama Dablam base camp

Day 25: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 26: Trek to Lukla

Day 27: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 28: Rest day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 29: Final departure

Cost Includes

  • 5 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast (hotel 3 star Standard)
  • Airport transfers
  • Fly Kathmandu -Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Flight tickets with 50KG cargo per member
  • Trekking from Lukla to Base camp & back to Lukla on lodge accommodation or camping basis
  • Sagarmatha national park permit
  • Food for trekking & expedition period
  • Porter / Yak Lukla to Base Camp & back to Lukla (Porter transportation)
  • 1 tent (north face brand) for 1 person for expedition
  • Dining tent, toilet tent, tables and chairs, Mattresses for expedition
  • All kitchen equipment for Base Camp
  • Liaison officer's allowances equipment for expedition, flight tickets, insurance
  • Expedition Crew’s allowances for expedition, flight tickets, insurance, daily wages
  • Peak permit for Ama Dablam Base Camp
  • All transfers airport-hotel-airport
  • Our Crew: Base camp Guide, Cook, Kitchen boy and Kitchen helpers
  • A trekking guide, a climbing guide, a Sherpa
  • All necessary taxes
  • Satellite phone(Pay call)
  • Gamo Bag (life saving device in case of altitude sickness)
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • High altitude climbing food, fuel, Gas above base camp
  • Expedition personal climbing gears
  • Personal accident insurance and emergency evacuation,
  • Helicopter rescue
  • International airport departure tax
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving into Nepal
  • Expedition cargo custom clearance
  • Bar bills & beverage
  • Personal Satellite phone with e-mail & internet permit
  • Waki talkies permit
  • Extra expenses of personal nature
  • Medical/ emergency oxygen with regulator and mask
  • Garbage Deposit (Sharing of the total person) and Deposit fee will be refunded after the expedition

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