Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Technical Challenging
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Climbing
  • Transport: Private Vehicle & Flight
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge & Camping
  • Group Size: 16
  • Max Elevation: Ama Dablam Peak (6816m)

Highlights

  • Mountain flight to Lukla in the backdrop of the Himalayas
  • Wander around Namche Bazaar, Phakding, and Pangboche
  • Visit the Tyangboche Monastery, Hilary Museum
  • Set foot into the Base Camp station of Mt. Ama Dablam
  • Ascend to the summit of Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856m)
  • Astonishing scenic and natural beauty of the Khumbu region
     

Description

To the south of Mount Everest lies the pyramid-like Mount Ama Dablam. As erect and unmoved as it is, its snowcapped apex passes as one of the most elegant peaks of Nepal. The name “Ama Dablam” emerges from its resemblance to “Dablam,” a sacred ornament box used by local Sherpa women. Mt Ama Dablam is hardly known for its height, which measures roughly at 6,856m (22,494ft). But Ama Dablam’s height doesn’t entirely define the mountain’s glory. The abundance of glaciers, narrow ridges, and rocky mean that the Ama Dablam expedition is not one for the faint-hearted. The Ama Dablam trek offers every astonishing delight in the book. Moreover, its soaring shape and sharp approaches make it an ultimate trekking experience for mountaineers.

In 1961, a team of four mountaineers Barry Bishop, Mike Gill, Wally Romanes, and Mike Ward became the first group to climb the Mt. Ama Dablam peak. The mountain has since then entertained hundreds of expeditions over five decades. Mt Ama Dablam has more to offer than any voyage of varying difficulties and itineraries. The challenge this Ama Dablam trek provides is one of a kind, and enough to leave you mesmerized.

Your journey to the peak, however demanding it may be, is equally rewarding. It invites you to a snowy glory; the sense of accomplishment you breathe is in one word- overwhelming. Up there, it’s a kingdom of steep ice, and you bow to the Ama Dablam’s throne. This glacial kingdom has some rules for its visitors, though. You will need to acquire professional rock and ice climbing training for the 27-day Ama Dablam expedition. Therefore, it is no bluff when we say that climbing Ama Dablam requires technical and mental preparedness. One needs to have grit and guts at the same time to achieve this enormous feat.

You will arrive in Nepal to give the adventure a head start. From Kathmandu, you will be taking an adventurous flight to Lukla.  From there, you’ll trek to Phakding followed by a trek to Namche Bazaar at 3500m.

From Namche Bazaar, the trek up will lead you to famous Tyangboche monasteries (3867m). From there, we will trek to Pangboche (3985m). Following the trails that lead to Mount Everest, you’ll find your feet at Ama Dablam base camp (4400m). Brace yourselves, as it will take you almost 15 days to finish climbing Ama Dablam. The journey is going to be strenuous, exciting, and memorable.

It’s about time that you break all shackles and set out on the quest to the top of Nepal’s “most beautiful mountain.” I’m sure you are excited, restless, and curious. That’s where we come in.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Preparation and briefing in Kathmandu
  • Day 2Fly to Lukla. Trek to Phakding
  • Day 3Trek to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 4Hike to Everest View Lodge and visit Hilary Museum (Acclimatization Day)
  • Day 5Trek to Tyangboche
  • Day 6Trek to Pangboche
  • Day 7Trek to Ama Dablam Base camp
  • Day 8-23Climbing period to summit Ama Dablam
  • Day 24Trek back to Tyangboche
  • Day 25Trek to Monjo
  • Day 26Trek to Lukla
  • Day 27Fly back to Kathmandu

What to Expect

  • Airport pickups and drops 
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trekking
  • Tented accommodation during the climbing 
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) 
  • Round Trip Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide (leader), Climbing guide (leader), Porter with Insurance, Transportation, Food, and Accommodation
  • Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Duffel bag, T-shirt, and Trekking Map
  • Trekking permits and Ama Dablam Peak climbing permit
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment
  • Daily seasonal fresh fruits after dinner 
  • A first aid kit carried by the guide (Oximeter to measure your oxygen and pulse in high altitude) 
  • All government and local taxes
  • International Flight Ticket and Nepalese Visa Fee
  • Hotel & Meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra Baggage Charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (WiFi, Phone calls, Laundry, Bar bills, Battery Recharge, Water, Shower, and Tea / Coffee)
  • Other costs not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section 
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tips for Guides, Porters, and Drivers

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
20 Oct, 2019 - 15 Nov, 2019AvailableUS$5000
27 Oct, 2019 - 22 Nov, 2019AvailableUS$5000

Useful Information

Best time for Ama Dablam Expedition

You might be wondering when the most suitable time for the Ama Dablam expedition is. If you’re an avid trekker, you know by now that spring and autumn are by far the best trek seasons almost anywhere. In Nepal too, spring and autumn have proven to be quite friendly and welcoming to mountaineers. There are fewer surprises when it comes to the climate- it is predictable, stable, and accompanies you all along.

It’s best that you plan this expedition somewhere between March and June as well as later in the year between September and November. The Ama Dablam weather is pleasant and less likely to deteriorate during these months.

Ama Dablam Expedition Difficulty

The Ama Dablam expedition is a reasonably tough trek, with its difficulty level often described as “extreme.” Of course, the difficulty is sub-par in comparison to the Mount Everest expedition. Still, the Ama Dablam expedition itself demands that you be in an excellent physical condition. The trails aren’t deadly or too risky; it’s just that the ascent can be a bit daring. An experienced mountaineer should be quite alright attempting the Ama Dablam. However, if you’re a beginner to amateur, you will require proper training of steep ice and rock climbing. Out of all, the trek from base camp to Camp I and from there to Camp II, are the difficult milestones. This is mainly due to the intimidating altitude and extreme weather conditions of Ama Dablam. Look out for the Ama Dablam avalanches, which occur from time to time in the region.