Ama-Dablam Expedition

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Facts About Ama-Dablam Expedition

Grade

Challenging

Max Size

2-20

Altitude

6812 m

Transportation

Privet Jeep/ Plane

Accomodation

Lodge

Major Activity

Trekking and Climbing

Himalayan Sights

Everest range

Starts/Ends

Kathmandu - Kathmandu

Duration:

31 Days

Trip Overview

Amadablam Expedition is a popular climbing adventure over Mt Ama Dablam (6,812m) in Everest. The Amadablam Expedition (6,812 m) in Nepal offers mountain climbing opportunities on the world's most beautiful peak. The Ama-Dablam Expedition is an ideal blend of mountaineering and trekking. It provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the unique traditions and cultures of the Himalayan Sherpas.

On the southwest face of Mount Ama Dablam hangs a glacier that resembles the sacred ornament box worn by the Sherpa women, called "Dablam" in the local Sherpa community. That is why the mountain was named "Ama Dablam." Sitting alongside Mt. Everest in the Khumbu Region, it offers an exciting mountain climb up through a stunning ridge. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), located in the heart of the Khumbu Valley, offers a spectacular close-up view of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Everest. The sunrise and sunset over the great Himalayas are really awesome on Ama Dablam Expedition.

Mount Amadablam Climbing Route

The Ama Dablam Peak Expedition begins with an exciting hour-long mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport. The trekking route will take you through Sherpa villages and up to the Khumbu valley to reach Ama Dablam Base Camp. The route of the Ama Dablam Expedition goes through the beautiful forests of oak, pine, and rhododendrons. During the spring season, the trail is blanketed with red rhododendrons. We can see many giant mountains standing near us. No Ice-fall and glacier to negotiate during the Ama Dablam mountain climbing with the most concentration on the crest of the ridge on the way.

Generally, three camps are set for the Ama Dablam Expedition, of which the climb from Base Camp to Camp 1 is the most difficult. The Ama Dablam Expedition follows the standard South-West Ridge route.

Technical Difficulties and Experience Required for the Ama Dablam Expedition

Mountain Peak Climbing in Nepal is less dangerous than other expedition peak climbing, but it still requires physical fitness and climbing equipment experience. Ama Dablam is a technically demanding mountain for expeditions in Nepal as it requires rock, snow, and steep ice climbing.

For a successful Ama Dablam expedition, you should be physically and mentally fit. A person with previous experience of non-technical or technical peak climbing and trekking at high altitudes will complete this trip more easily and happily. We have experienced group members who will help you accomplish your mission successfully.

The Ama Dablam Expedition has been a lifelong dream for many people all over the world. This Ama Dablam Expedition in Nepal is organized by Life Dream Adventure in a very safe and successful manner. We provide experienced climbing guides, porters, and sherpas. There are other challenging peaks for climbing and expeditions like Everest Expedition, Manaslu Expedition, Makalu Expedition, Himlung Himal Expedition, Saribung Peak Climbing, Island Peak Climbing, Mera Peak Climbing, Yala Peak Climbing, Annapurna Expedition, Lobuche Peak Climbing, Kanchenjunga Expedition and others.

We are flexible in our trekking itinerary, package, and Ama Dablam Expedition cost.

We provide base camp service or full board service during the Ama Dablam Expedition.

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Ama-Dablam Expedition Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu international airport meet our company representive then transfer to Hotel.(1350m)
Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
3 star rated hotel, No Meals Included
Elevation
1350

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu, you are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program and preparation for trek.

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu, you are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program and preparation for trek.

Overnight in Kathmandu

 

Day 2 : Kathmandu - Official formalities and Preparation for Ama-Dablam Expedition (1350m)
Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
3 star rated hotel, Meals Included- Breakfast.
Elevation
1350

Today we will visit Life Dream Adventures office in the afternoon. There we will meet guides who will check our equipments and make sure that we are redy to go for further trek. We will also have short briefing about the trip which will make us familiar on the days up in the mountain.

Overnight in Kathmandu

 

Day 3 : Morning Flight from Kathmandu – Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m) 4hrs walk.
Food
Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Mountain Lodge,
Elevation
2652

Today we will have 40 minutes scenic flight to Lukla in the early morning. Lukla is the starting point of every Everest Region trek. From Lukla we will start our short trek to Phakding. Descending for about an hour takes us to Cheplung village which offers us the glimpses of Mt. Khumbila which is a sacred mountain and has never been climbed. We further descend to Phakding village.

Overnight in Phakding

 

Day 4 : After breakfast start trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6hrs walk
Food
Meals Included- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Mountain Lodge,
Elevation
3440

After having early morning breakfast we will ascend to Namche Bazaar. After crossing some bridges over Dudhkoshi and sever other rivers and doing some ups and downs we will reach the Monjo from where we will enter Sagarmatha National Park after checking all our permits. Further walk from Monjo takes us to Jorsale village and finally to Namche Bazaar.

Overnight in Namche Bazaar

 

Day 5 : Rest &free day at Namche Bazaar acclimatize day (3440m)
Food
Meals Included- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Mountain Lodge,
Elevation
3440

Today we will rest in Namche Bazaar which will helps us to acclimatize in higher altitude. Experts believe that it is better to stay active even in the rest days so we will go for some small hikes near Namche Bazaar. We will go a short hike to Everest View Hotel and enjoy the incredible views of Mount Everest. There is a beautiful old monastery – Khumjung Monastery, near the valley where we will hike today. If time permits we will also make a short visit to Tourist Visitor Center at Sagarmatha National Park which will help us to learn more about Sherpa cultures and various plant and animal of Everest Region.

Overnight in Namche Bazaar

 

Day 6 : After Breakfast at mountain lodge then start trek to Tengboche (3860m) 6hrs walk.
Food
Meals Included- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Mountain Lodge,
Elevation
3860

After having breakfast we will trek through ascending and descending trail leaving the Phunki Thanga behind. After the 5-6 hours of scenic walk we will reach Tengboche. The largest monastery of Everest Region lies here which is famous for Yeti’s Scalp. The monastery also offers the mesmerizing views of highest mountains including Mt. Everest and Ama Dablam.

Overnight in Tengboche

 

Day 7 : Breakfast at mouniain lodge then start trek to Ama-Dablam Base Camp (4600m)
Food
Meals Included- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Camping,

After early morning breakfast, we will ascend toward the Ama Dablam Base Camp. The trail offers us incredible views of giant mountains and beautiful landscapes. Around 5 hours of walk takes us to Base Camp.

Overnight in Base Camp

 

Day 8 : Base Camp Preparation
Food
Meals Included- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Camping,

Today we will rest in Base Camp preparing for the climb. WE will check our gears and equipments and have short training on mountain climbing by our experienced guides.

Overnight in BC

 

Day 9 - 25 : Climbing period of Ama Dablam

You will spend the climbing period staying in a tented camp. Till the camp 2 you will stay in personal tents then after on camp 3 and camp 4; you may have to share the tents. High camp food will be provided from Camp 3 up to summit. After climbing we will be back to base camp.

Day 26 : Trek from Base Camp to Tengboche (3860m)
Food
Meals Included- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Mountain Lodge,
Elevation
3860

WE will retrace our footsteps to Tengboche. Enjoying the mesmerizing views of the surrounding we will reach Tengboche.

Overnight in Tengboche

 

Day 27 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Food
Meals Included- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Mountain Lodge,
Elevation
3440

Our final day in the high mountains takes us back to Namche Bazaar. We will pass through the rhododendron forest having dense wildlife’s species as Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer and wild goat. Crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River brings you to the junction of Namche Bazaar. At the evening explore the market place and can have some shopping’s as souvenir.

Overnight in Namche Bazaar

 

Day 28 : Trek to Lukla (2652m)
Food
Meals Included- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Mountain Lodge,
Elevation
2652

Today, we retrace our route down the Dudh Kosi and back to Lukla. The path is sloppy down the hill. We will pass rhododendron and pine forests with the view of distance snow covered peak arriving at Phakding. It is likely to take five or six hours for us to reach Lukla passing through the lush green valleys and mountain sceneries. Enjoy a typical Nepalese dinner and cultural show at evening.

Overnight in Lukla

 

Day 29 : Flight Lukla-Kathmandu (1350m)
Food
Meals Included- Breakfast
Accomodation
3 star rated hotel,
Elevation
1350

We will have a return flight back to Kathmandu for an hour. After return in to the hotel you will have a leisure time to spend after your long trekking journey. Get all your journey recalls with the rest. At the evening you can be involved into the shopping. Or you can also take a wander over the streets of local areas.

Overnight in Kathmandu

 

Day 30 : Final Departure

We will transfer you to the airport for final departure 3hrs before your flight or alternatively you may extend your holiday joining other activities in Nepal.

 

 

 

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop and all ground transportation
  • Accommodations at 3 Star hotels in Kathmandu on B/B basis. (as per itinerary)
  • Climbing guide, porters and other support staffs
  • All trekking and camping equipment like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, etc.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during this trip
  • All Accommodation during the trip
  • Per person 50kgs baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 40kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing Mt. Ama Dablam
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee) and TIMS card
  • Mt Ama Dablam expedition royalty and permit according to the Nepal Government
  • One experienced and trained Government License holder climbing guide with more than 03 times Ama Dablam summit
  • All staff wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs in trekking and expedition
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by the Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period
  • Emergency Oxygen mask and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the base camp
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger
  • All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3. Ice fall charges and Gamow Bags
  • We provide Sherpa's tents, food for climbing, and insurance
  • High altitude food for member and Sherpa including drinks and cooking crew
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with Nepalese culture show in Kathmandu before departure
  • Gift and souvenir from Life Dream Adventure

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in main cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra food and drinks not included in the cost include section
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips
  • Your travel & medical insurance
  • Expenses incurred towards the usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone And Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Camera/Video Fees or Trekking Gears
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
  • Transportation is not on a disposal basis. It is strictly as per the itinerary. Any extra distance travelled will be charged extra
  • Any additional staff other than specified
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue
  • Walkie-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera)
  • Personal climbing gears
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section
  • Airfare of international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival)
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary

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Fequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the best seasons for Ama Dablam Expedition?

Autumn (Sept to Dec) and spring (March – May) is the best time for Ama Dablam climbing. The climbing ratio is high in autumn in compare to spring for Ama Dablam expeditions.

I don’t have any climbing experience; can I go for this expedition?

You need to have extensive mountaineering experiences to join Ama Dablam Expedition. Stable health with daily 6-7 hours walking ability is also essential for the trip. One should be mentally and physically fit to accomplish this trip easily and happily. Trekking experience in high altitudes will make this trip easier.

Do I need to be fit for peak climbing?

Yes only a person with good mental and physical condition with stable health can go for this trip.
If you have any health problem we recommend you to consult your doctor before going on this trip to make your trip successful easily and happily.

Where to stay during the night?

You will have enough options of staying in local lodges to tourist standard hotels in some places during the trek. You will have food and accommodation in tea houses. In the busy season you might adjust in kitchen rooms. In the high altitudes we will stay in camps or tents.

What to eat during peak climbing?

You can order from the available menu where you are going to stay. Because of the well-developed trekking route, this area offers continental and local Nepalese food available. While camping, our cook will prepare food for whole team.

Do I need climbing permit?

Yes climbing permit is required to climb any peak over 5000m. Climbing without a permit is illegal.

Is there any means of communication while we are trekking?

It depends on the area you are trekking. Most of the area in trekking route has VHF phones. Some area also gets mobile coverage but in remote communication is not available or very limited so only option would be satellite phone.

 Do I need travel insurance?

Yes you must have travel insurance which can cover the helicopter rescue and medical fee coverage in case of any kinds of emergency. Sometime altitude sickness makes you in difficult situation and need to airlift to Kathmandu. So the insurance need to cover these expenses.

Do I find ATMs on the way?

The answer is No! You will not find any ATMs on the way to trek. ATMs are available in big cities like Kathmandu.

Note: Everything you buy must be paid in Nepali currency. So, it is wise to exchange money before the trek.

Do I have to carry a backpack?

No, we have porters who carry your heavy gear but you have to carry light day-pack containing water bottle, camera, sunglasses, extra layer of clothing, rain coat or wind breaker and snacks.

What if the guide or porters leaves me alone in the trail?

Don’t worry, we provide only experienced and reliable guides and porters. We guarantee that your guides and porters won’t disappear throughout your trip. In case they did, we will immediately send you new guide or porter to help you.

Additional Information

Additional Information About Ama Dablam Expedition

Ama Dablam is a mountain in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal, standing at 6,812 meters (22,349 ft) tall. It is considered one of the most beautiful and technically challenging peaks in the world. Ama Dablam means "Mother's necklace" in the Sherpa language, and the mountain's distinctive shape has earned it the nickname "the Matterhorn of the Himalayas."

The first ascent of Ama Dablam was made in 1961 by a team of four climbers from New Zealand, including Sir Edmund Hillary. Since then, the mountain has become a popular destination for mountaineers, attracting climbers from all over the world.

The standard route up Ama Dablam follows the Southwest Ridge, which involves steep rock climbing and technical ice climbing at high altitude. The climb typically takes about three weeks, with a base camp set up at around 4,570 meters (15,000 ft), and several high camps established on the mountain's slopes.

Climbers attempting Ama Dablam need to have extensive mountaineering experience, including proficiency in ice climbing, rock climbing, and high-altitude mountaineering. They must also be in excellent physical condition and have strong teamwork and communication skills, as the climb requires a high level of coordination and cooperation among team members.

Ama Dablam is located in the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to many other famous peaks, including Mount Everest. Climbers must obtain permits and adhere to strict regulations when climbing Ama Dablam, including a requirement to employ a team of Sherpas to assist with logistics and support on the mountain.

Trip Reviews (2)

The 2023 Ama-Dablam Expedition organized by Life Dream Adventure and Team was an unforgettable journey marked by unparalleled support and guidance. From the moment we set foot in the Himalayas, the team's expertise and dedication were evident. Their meticulous planning ensured safety at every step, allowing us to focus solely on the awe-inspiring beauty surrounding us.

The guides were not only experienced mountaineers but also incredible mentors, sharing their knowledge generously throughout the expedition. Their unwavering support and encouragement were instrumental in our success, fostering a sense of camaraderie among the team members.

Life Dream Adventure and Team's commitment to environmental sustainability was commendable, with eco-friendly practices integrated seamlessly into the expedition. From minimizing waste to respecting local customs, their dedication to responsible tourism was evident.

Overall, the Ama-Dablam Expedition was a life-changing experience, made possible by the exceptional support and guidance of Life Dream Adventure and Team. I highly recommend them to anyone seeking a challenging yet rewarding adventure in the Himalayas.

Marc Liechti

10th Apr, 2023


Hari and the Life Dream Adventure team truly excelled in providing comprehensive support throughout our expedition. From ensuring top-notch food and accommodation to handling orientation, logistics, and sherpa assistance, every aspect was managed with utmost professionalism. Regardless of our pace during the expedition days, whether brisk or leisurely, everyone received personalized support and encouragement. The cook amazed us with their culinary skills, pulling off incredible feats of "outback cooking." Thumbs up to an exceptional experience!

Dana Telekyova

13th Mar, 2022


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