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22 Days 21 Nights
Availability : Autumn and Spring
Thamel Kathmandu
Everest Region
Min Age : 16
Max People : 15

Ama Dablam Expedition

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    Maximum Altitude: 6812m
  • Walking: 5 to 7 hours /day

The Ama Dablam Expedition is like a grand adventure where people climb a really tall mountain that looks like a pyramid. Along the way, they pass through beautiful villages and practice climbing on icy slopes and rocky paths.

Mount Ama Dablam is one of the fabulous peaks located in the Himalayan region of eastern Nepal. It is the third most popular mountain provided with permitted expeditions. The term “Ama Dablam” means mother’s necklace in the Sherpa language. Due to its rising ridges and steep surfaces, it is considered as the “Matterhorn of the Himalayas.” Ama Dablam consists of two peaks; the main section (6,812 m) and the western peak (6,170 m).

Going on a Ama Dablam Expedition in Nepal means you get to see breathtaking nature, experiencing different cultures, and taking on exciting challenges. Being the country of the Himalayas, climbers worldwide come to attempt the summits of mighty mountains. Ama Dablam is the most ideal for the climbing expedition. This breathtaking wonder captures the hearts of those who love Himalayan adventures.

An excellent perspective on Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Everest can be seen from Ama Dablam. In Nepal, this mountain is regarded as an ornament of the Himalayas. It is a technically difficult mountain to climb in Nepal. Despite its low elevation of 6,812 m, the Ama Dablam expedition requires steep ice, rock, and snow climbing. Usually, three camps are set up in Ama Dablam ascending above the base camp (4,570 m), but only two camps are used for sleeping.

The quest begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The thriving Sherpa village of Lukla is known as the “Gateway to Everest.” The trail passes through several Sherpa villages before arriving at Ama Dablam Base Camp, which is unquestionably one of the more scenic base camps in the Himalayas.

Three camps are set up on the mountain above the base camp, each perched on the ridge. This means you’ll need a good sense of height. The summit push will start early in the morning from Camp 3 and hope the circumstances favor you so that you’ll reach the summit in beautiful weather. This incredible journey in Nepal captures the true essence of mountain climbing, blending the excitement of adventure with the stunning beauty of the landscapes. It’s a perfect blend of thrilling exploration and the unique charm of climbing in Nepal.

Hiring a professional guiding company is highly recommended for an Ama Dablam expedition due to the technical nature of the climb. Guiding services typically include experienced guides, Sherpa support, climbing equipment, base camp facilities, meals, and logistics. The ama dablam expedition cost can range from $7,500 to $10,000 or more per person, depending on the level of services provided.

Ama Dablam Expedition Facts
  • Duration: 22 Days
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu
  • Ending Point: Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude: Ama Dablam (6,812 m)
  • Best Time: Autumn and Spring
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house/Tent
  • Trip Difficulty: Challenging
  • Average walks per day: 5-6 hrs
  • Activity: Trekking and Expedition
  • Group Size: 1 Pax.
Ama Dablam Expedition  Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Sightseeing In Kathmandu and Expedition Preparation
  • Day 03: Lukla flight and Trek to Monjo
  • Day 04: Trek from Monjo to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 05: Acclimatization Day – Namche
  • Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
  • Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Ama Dablam Base Camp
  • Day 08-17: Climbing Period (Summit Ama Dablam and Back to the Base Camp)
  • Day 18: Trek back to Tengboche
  • Day 19: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar/Monjo
  • Day 20: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla
  • Day 21: Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 22: Final Departure
Ama Dablam Base Camp

 Begin your expedition at the Ama Dablam Base Camp, surrounded by the spectacular landscapes of the Khumbu region. Nestled amidst glaciers and towering peaks, the base camp serves as the starting point for acclimatization and preparation for the climb.

Ama Dablam Camps

Ascend through various camps, including Ama Dablam Camp 1 and Ama Dablam Camp 2, strategically positioned on the mountain to facilitate acclimatization and the gradual climb towards the summit. These camps offer stunning views and a sense of progression as you approach the pinnacle.

Ama Dablam Climb

The Ama Dablam climb is a challenging yet rewarding experience, demanding technical expertise in rock and ice climbing. The route includes traverses, steep sections, and exposed ridges, providing a comprehensive mountaineering adventure.

Ama Dablam Summit

Reach the pinnacle of success as you stand on the Ama Dablam summit, surrounded by the panoramic beauty of the Himalayas. The views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and the surrounding peaks make this moment truly unforgettable.

Ama Dablam Expedition Difficulty

Considered a technically challenging climb, the Ama Dablam Expedition requires climbers to navigate through rock, ice, and mixed terrain. The difficulty level demands a high level of skill, experience, and physical fitness.

Ama Dablam Expedition Cost

Understand the investment required for the Ama Dablam Expedition with insights into costs covering permits, guide services, equipment, accommodations, and logistics for a safe and successful climb.

Ama Dablam Altitude

Standing at 6,812 meters (22,349 feet), Ama Dablam’s altitude poses a significant challenge, requiring proper acclimatization and preparation for the climb.

Departure & Return Location

Thamel Marga Central Thamel Kathmandu  (Google Map)

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop), by private vehicle.
  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu (4-star category) - single room on bed and breakfast plan.
  • Welcome and farewell Nepali cultural dinner.
  • Expedition Royalty and a permit fee of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Ama Dablam, Sagarmatha National Park, and Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry permit and fee.
  • 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary, and accommodation.
  • Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
  • Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and expedition.
  • Trekking and climbing map.
  • (Domestic Flight) Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla and while returning Lukla - Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
  • All necessary expedition equipment transportation for all Members and Staff from Kathmandu to Lukla (by air cargo) and Base camp (by Porters / Yak) – While returning: Base camp to Lukla (by porters / Yak) and Lukla to Kathmandu (by air cargo).
  • Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek to be carried by porters or Yaks.
  • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge during the trek and at the Basecamp. Hygienic and fresh green vegetables, fresh meat, fruits, and soft drinks will be served during the entire expedition using helicopter flights. Well-managed base camp set up for members & Staff.
  • Porters per member up to the Base camp and from the Basecamp (both ways).
  • Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  • All Nepalese staff & porters' daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
  • Each member will have an individual box tent in Base Camp.
  • Single Tent, foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  • Heater at base camp in each Dining and other necessary camps.
  • 1 Solar panel and Generator for lights at base camp, battery charge, for laptop and other electronic devices.
  • Oxygen, Mask Regulator, Ice wall, and gear training at basecamp by Sherpa Guide.
  • 1 veteran and government-licensed climbing Sherpa per member (1 Member: 1 Sherpa), during the entire climb from Basecamp to the summit and back, and on each rotation.
  • Climbing Sherpa to assist in carrying your gear to the high camps.
  • Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
  • Carry Bonus of Sherpas and Route Fixing Charges.
  • OXYGEN BOTTLE (O2) : Oxygen bottles will be in stock at base camp in case of an emergency (with an appropriate charge).
  • 1 Set of Summit Oxygen masks will be in base camp in case of an emergency.
  • High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High food for a member, Sherpa, and other crews at (C1) (C2) and (C3). Group climbing gears, and fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
  • Members will share tents in high camps (2 members: 1 tent).
  • The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the rope and the route.
  • Satellite Phone for emergency communication carried by Sherpa, also available for members with an appropriate charge.
  • Walkie–Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
  • Weather forecast report during the entire expedition.
  • Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staff.
  • Ama Dablam climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Ama Dablam successfully).
  • International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • Nepalese Visa fee is $ 125 USD for 90 Days.
  • Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition, domestic flight cancellation (due to any other reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation, interruption, high altitude rescue & air evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.) *Mandatory
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES : Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will have soft drinks for members at base camp).
  • PERSONAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items, Bags, Personal Medical Kit, and all kinds of Personal Trekking / Climbing Gear.
  • TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
  • INTERNET SERVICE : Not included during the trek and the expedition.
  • SUMMIT BONUS : Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa - Minimum 600 USD.
  • TIPS : Calculate some tips for Basecamp and high camp staff – Minimum 250 USD.

Complementaries

Return After Trip Finish
  • Trekking Pole
  • Down Jacket
  • Sleeping Bag
What to Expect in Ama dablam Expedition
  • Explore the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu
  • Scenic Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Experience one of the dangerous trekking route of Nepal.
  • Get connected with two different lovely valleys, providing an authentic wilderness experience.
  • Witness the prominent areas, including Lukla, Namche Bazar, Tengboche, and the Khumbu district, with views of the Everest base camp.
  • Witness the various Sherpa villages and people living in the Namche Bazar.
  • Enjoy the speculator views of mountains throughout the journey.
  • Explore the Tengboche Monastery.
Ama Dablam Expedition Photos
Ama Dablam Expedition Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude: 1,400 m

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Dinner

When you land in Kathmandu, our representatives will greet you. The vehicle will transport you to the hotel. The hotel staff will assist you with information until you check-in. After that, you can relax and enjoy at the hotel.

There are places to explore on the hotel’s outskirts. You can go for a walk to look around in your spare time. Alternatively, you can discover local shops and restaurants based on your preferences.

Following evening, you will be briefed on the voyage to the summit. Along with that, there will be a pleasant dinner with Nepali folk programs for you to enjoy.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Expedition Preparation

Maximum Altitude: 1,400 m

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, is rich in cultural and religious characteristics. It is located in the country’s central region. A plethora of cultural heritage treasures surround the city’s unique charm. Some of them are registered in the world heritage sites. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, and others are among them.

When visiting Kathmandu, you should pay a visit to some of the city’s heritage sites. It is worthwhile for your time. However, it’s not possible to visit each site within a single day. You must select two or three locations to visit. The team will guide you accordingly for the rest of the day.

After a long day of trekking, there will be time for shopping, which is a must. As a result, you will return to the hotel and prepare for the journey ahead.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Lukla Flight and Trek to Monjo

Trek Duration: 5 hrs

Maximum Altitude: 2,840 m

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The journey begins with a 30 minutes flight to Lukla over endless hills and valleys covered in green terraces. Once in Lukla, porters and equipment should be arranged before beginning the day’s walk. The paths to Monjo are both ascending and descending.

The trek follows the Dudh Koshi river upstream, passing through green villages and colorful mani walls. Because this is a Buddhist area, keep walking clockwise or to the right of mani walls and prayer flag poles. Monjo is a Sherpa village near the bottom of a hill leading to Namche.

Overnight in Monjo.

Day 04: Trek from Monjo to Namche Bazaar

Trek Duration: 4 hrs

Maximum Altitude: 3,440

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The path to Namche Bazaar passes through several steel suspension bridges draped in prayer flags. It’s a two-hour hike up to Namche from the last bridge. Before leaving Monjo, you’ll visit the Khumbu National Park Information Centre, where you’ll be able to trace our route using a 3D model of the area.

You can see Everest for the first time from a lookout about halfway up the hill on a clear day. After arriving in Namche, you’ll have the afternoon to rest and shop for last-minute gear.

Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 5: Acclimatization Day - Namche

Trek Duration: 2 hrs

Maximum Altitude: 3,440 m

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today will be spent resting and preparing for the remainder of the expedition. Namche Bazaar is an excellent place to spend an extra night to acclimate. As a result, you’ll be exploring the area around Namche Bazaar before returning here to spend the night.

You ascend to the Everest View Point on foot. For the first time on the trip, this magnificent climb leads you to a place where you can see the majestic Everest for the first time. Before returning to Namche Bazaar, take in the breathtaking views of the Himalayas and spend some time exploring the area. You can spend the remaining time wandering about this lovely Sherpa community and acclimating to the environment.

Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Trek Duration: 5 hrs

Maximum Altitude: 3,870 m

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The trek continues on this day to Tengboche Monastery, the most famous monastery in the Everest Region. The hike begins with an uphill part that gradually becomes milder before descending to a mountain stream. It climbs steeply uphill towards Tengboche after crossing the brook.

Tengboche is a modest and lovely hamlet with spectacular mountain views. Tengboche Monastery, a Buddhist monastery there, is a rich representation of Buddhist cultural traditions prominent in the region. We spend the night here after exploring the monastery and its surroundings.

Overnight in Tengboche.

Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Ama Dablam Base Camp

Trek Duration: 4-5 hrs

Maximum Altitude: 4,600 m

Accommodation: Camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On a beautiful morning, enjoy breakfast with a view of the mountains. Following the downhill trail amidst the steep mountain, you reach Debuche after hiking out of Tengboche settlement. After crossing the Imja Khola on a suspension bridge, you’ll begin a difficult trek to Pangboche.

After leaving Pangboche, climb steeply away from the river and continue the trail and ridgeline to the Ama Dablam base camp. After a while of strolling, Ama Dablam becomes more visible and vividly gorgeous. The breathtaking Himalayan vistas of Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Nuptse, Lobuche peak, and other peaks can also be seen.

The stunning vistas of virgin peaks and the hanging glacier become visible once you approach Ama Dablam’s base camp. You can explore around the base camp to explore the wilderness while the team member sets up a tent.

Overnight in Ama Dablam Base Camp.

Day 8-17: Climbing Period (Summit Ama Dablam and Back to the Base Camp)

Maximum Altitude: 6,812 m

Accommodation: Camping

According to our Ama Dablam expedition plan, you will spend a total of 10 days on the summit of the Ama Dablam mountain, beginning today, and returning to base camp.

The ascent to Mount Ama Dablam’s peak is a technical ascent that is more difficult than others. As a result, you should be well-prepared. It is also a long trek to reach an altitude of 6,812 meters, not to mention a high altitude. To safely ascend the peak, you’ll require sufficient acclimatization. Each time you reach a high camp, you will be acclimatizing.

You should first climb to Camp I and take an acclimatization day for health reasons, following the regular instructions and paths. Because the ascent is technically tricky, expert guides will accompany you to the first camp.

You will now proceed to Camp II after a day of acclimatization at Camp I. You will be able to quickly cross the second and third camps with good coaching because they are less technical. Finally, you’ll reach the magnificent top of Ama Dablam. After a few hours of exploration, you’ll return to the Camp below. On the 22nd day, you will slowly and steadily return to base camp with proper preparation and support.

Throughout your summit journey, you will spend the night in tented camps. The company will supply you with culinary equipment as well as people to prepare nutritious food for the climb.

Day 18:Trek back to Tengboche

Trek Duration: 4-5 hrs

Maximum Altitude: 3,870 m

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Once you have completed your attempt at Ama Dablam’s summit, you must return. You will go to Tengboche from the Ama Dablam Base Camp.

The fall is both enjoyable and straightforward. As you descend downwards from the Base Camp, you’ll retrace your steps into Pheriche’s town, passing by magnificent fields and grazing yaks.

As you go on, you will begin to discover lush Rhododendron and Birch forests. Slowly descending, you pass through the lovely Deboche Valley. Tengboche will be reached soon.

Overnight in Tengboche.

Day 19: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar

Trek Duration: 5-6 hrs

Maximum Altitude: 3,440 m

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Following back your steps will lead you downhill to Namche Bazaar, the renowned marketplace. You’ll pass through several forests, rivers, suspension bridges, and other sights along the way. You will arrive at Namche Bazaar after walking for 5-6 hours on uneven roads.

Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 20:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Trek Duration: 5-6 hrs

Maximum Altitude: 2,800 m

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

To complete the Expedition Journey, you trek all the way back to Lukla today. The trail travels through Monjo and Phakding villages before crossing the Dudh Koshi River and arriving in Lukla. On the last day of the walk, you can reflect on the wonderful experience.

You may thank our trekking potters for all of their assistance in making the trip possible by seeing them here today.

Overnight in Lukla.

Day 21: Fly back to Kathmandu

Flight Duration: 30-45 mins

Maximum Altitude: 1,400 m

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

You’ll fly back to Kathmandu first thing in the morning. Bid farewell to the tranquil and gorgeous mountains and take the airplane back to civilization. Walking around Kathmandu’s streets, shopping for souvenirs, getting a massage, or relaxing at the hotel are all fun ways to spend time.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 22: Final Departure

On the last day, a Nepal Mountain Adventure representative will bring you to the airport in accordance with your flight schedule back to your home or further destination.

We hope you liked the Ama Dablam Expedition and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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FAQ

Is it necessary to hire a guide to climb Ama Dablam Peak?

Guides are required by Nepalese legislation when providing permits for high-altitude peaks above 6000 meters. It will be necessary to obtain an Ama Dablam climbing permit through a licensed local company. Climbing the mountain with guidance is highly recommended for climbers of all levels. An expedition of this magnitude necessitates a solid team comprised of a capable Base Camp staff and experienced, skilled, and reliable climbing Sherpas.

What is the best time to climb Ama Dablam?

Climbing Ama Dablam is best done during one of two climbing seasons.

Spring (Mid-April-May) – Because big adventure firms are concentrated on the Everest trip, there are few climbers during the spring season. Climbers looking for fewer teams and climbers on the route should go in the spring.

Autumn (September – November) – Climbers flock to the mountains in the autumn. During the time of mid-October to the end of November, you can expect a lot of teams to be climbing.

Note: Ama Dablam is the Khumbu region’s third most popular technical climbing peak, with the majority of permits issued during the autumn season.

Is Ama Dablam a difficult mountain to climb?

Ama Dablam is a challenging mountain to climb. Some people underestimate the challenge because of the Himalayas’ low altitude. The challenges of rock and ice climbing and the altitude offer a major test for anyone.

What if I become ill as a result of being at a high altitude?

If you fear you’re suffering from altitude sickness, follow these steps:

  • Take a break from time to time wherever you are.
  • For at least 24 to 48 hours, don’t go much higher.
  • Take ibuprofen or paracetamol if you have a headache.
  • Take an anti-sickness drug, such as promethazine, if you feel sick.
  • Check to see if you’re getting enough water.
  • Don’t smoke, don’t drink alcohol, and don’t exercise.

What makes the Ama Dablam Expedition unique and memorable?

The expedition offers a blend of technical climbing, stunning views, and cultural experiences in the heart of the Himalayas, making it an unforgettable adventure.

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