Ama Dablam Expedition

Climbing Ama Dablam is one of the most sought after expeditions in Nepal for this has the entire trait that makes venture exhilarating. Technically it has ice, rock, fixed ropeways, killer views, fascinating highlands, and great base camp in a meadow with a stream which makes this venture worthwhile. The stunning pyramid of Ama Dablam; Situated in the heart of Everest’s Khumbu region along with the Matterhorn and Khan Tengri, is regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful peaks. High on her Southwest face hangs a glacier resembling a ‘Dablam’ - the sacred ornament box worn by ladies in the Sherpa community. It was this spectacular feature that got her the name “Ama Dablam”.

Mountaineers usually have to pitch 3 high camps on the mountain of mount Ama Dablam 6812m. To reach the first camp from base camp, the climbers have to pass the toughest and the difficult passing through the difficult saddle ridges; and then should turn to the north climbing up through the rocky ground and through the boulder. We are in Camp one now. From Camp I - one has to cross the rocky bowl and should climb the ridge via to the fixed lines to Camp II. From Camp II after crossing over severe rocks and ridge which lead you to a camp 2.

The climbing route from Camp II is mostly with the steep mixed alleyways of rock, ice, and snow. The route leads to the slope climb to snow ground and then passes through steep snow and ice tunnel then finally along the snow ridge go camping III, From here to the summit, it is the steep climb on snow and ice to the right of a huge hanging glacier. From the Top of mount Ama Dablam very charming sceneries of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Island peak, Makalu, Khumbu Himalayan and rest of the snow-capped surrounded mountains can be envisioned.
Trip Code: ADE61
Starts: Lukla
Finishes: Lukla
Duration: 30 Days
Difficulty: Very Hard
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 20
Seasons: Sep-Nov
Elevation: 6812m/ 22349.1ft
Trip Views: 1124
Activities: Mountaineering
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Breakfast: 15
Lunch: 12
Dinner: 12
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Hotel: 4 Night(s)
Teahouse: 9 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 1 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 1 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Ama Dablam was first climbed on 13 March 1961 by Mike Gill, Barry Bishop, Mike Ward, and Wally Romanes via the Southwest Ridge.
  • The main peak is 6812m and the lower western peak is 6170m.
  • Ama Dablam is the third most popular Himalayan peak for the permitted expedition.
  • Ama Dablam is sometimes referred to as the "Matterhorn of the Himalayas".
  • Although the height is only 6812m, it is considered as one of the technically difficult expeditions in Nepal.
  • In September 1997, Bear Grylls, a British adventurer and television presenter became the youngest Briton to climb Ama Dablam.
  • Ama Dablam is famous for not only its treks in Nepal but also for its use as a branding logo of Invesco Group of Company.
  • Ama Dablam Expedition grants you the panoramic views of magnificent Mount Everest, Mount Cho Oyu, Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu, and many other Himalayan peaks.

Why this Trip

  • Ama Dablam is often climbed as a great climb independent of other 8000m plans. It is significantly more technical than most of the normal routes on 8,000m climbs including Everest but the overall atmosphere is similar. It is a shorter climb by time.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit
  • • 5% of the total cost of the package will be allocated for the benefits of local people in the Everest region.

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : KATHMANDU ARRIVAL
    We will be delighted to welcome you at the airport. Make yourself comfortable and our representative take you to the hotel. You need to take a good rest as this day is the beginning of a new adventure. We will be glad to meet you at the dinner table.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport pick up
    • Welcome dinner
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
    Second day our city guide will take you to the important places with in the Kathmandu Valley for sightseeing. You’ll be acquainted with historical &cultural places as well as the Hindu and Buddhist shrines. You can also shop for the outfits and gear for the trek.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Half day sight-seeing around Kathmandu
    • Shopping arrangements
  • placeDAY 3 : LUKLA / PHAKDING (2610M)
    Flight to Lukla is considered world’s most dangerous air trip, however safety measures are taken by the airlines to make sure that no harm may touch the passengers. After reaching Lukla you’ll hike towards the Phakding where you’ll spent overnight.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Flight to Lukla
  • placeDAY 4 : TREK TO NAMCHE (3450)
    Next Morning right after the breakfast your trek begins from Phakding, you’ll encounter rivers and suspension bridges. You’ll cross numerous villages before reaching the entrance Sagarmatha National Park. The trail ascends to steep way to reach the Namche Bazar. You’ll find well facilitated hotels to spend over night.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 5 : ACCLIMATIZATION
    Acclimatizing is the key to successful trek in this reason because you’re ascending to the highest altitude near to Everest. While your body is doing its work, you can explore the Namche Bazar where restaurants, Pubs, coffee shops etc are available in this place. You can visit Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or a one hour walk up to the Everest View Hotel above Namche. From there you can watch the sunset over Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 6 : NAMCHE BAZAAR TO TENGBOCHE (3,870M/12,694FT)
    10km, 5- 6 hours: You will start the day with easy walk to Phulki, From there you ascend towards Tengboche village which is very famous for Tengboche monastery probably the biggest monastery of the Everest region. It is located within the Sagarmatha National Park which has been listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the monastery you can see panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. Overnight stay in Tengboche

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 7 : TREK TO DINGBOCHE (4350 M) - 6 HRS
    The trail descends and crosses through lush forests of birch, confer and rhododendron trees. You’ll reach Pangboche by walking downhill to Debuche and crossing the Imja River to. The trek continues through the Imja Valley and Lobuche River before ascending to Dingboche. It is a picturesque village with beautiful barley, potato and buckwheat fields complete with grazing animals dotted along those fields.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 8 : ACCLIMATIZATION DAY
    A day is spared for spending a day in Dingboche that will help us to acclimate to the high altitude with thin air. This day is properly utilized b exploring the Dingboche village, you’ll climb a ridge located behind the village to see six of the world’s tallest peaks including Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. You’ll need your rest for the penultimate day of ascent tomorrow

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 9 : TREK TO AMA DABLAM BASE CAMP (4600 M)- 5 HRS
    Day 9 is when we actually venture to reach Ama Dablam Base Camp. We trek back to Pangboche and cross the Dudh Kosi and climb to the base camp. We cross through large open grassy land and reach the Base Camp. Overnight at Ama Dablam Base Camp.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 10 : ACCLIMATIZATION DAY
    Acclimatization is very important in expedition. Through acclimatization our body adjusts to being in higher altitude. Without acclimatization summiting the Ama Dablam is next to impossible. During the day we will learn required skills for climbing and gears to do it from the expedition leader. This training will boost up your confidence to summit he mountain of Ama Dablam.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 11 : DAY 11 TO 25 (PEAK CLIMBING)
    The day has finally arrived to embark our journey to conquer the Ama Dablam. We ascent from Base Camp to Camp 1 the technical challenges From Camp 1, we follow existing fixed lines and make new ropes wherever necessary. The climb from Camp 2 to Camp 3 is full of mixed rock, snow and ice, which is loose in certain places. The climb from Camp 3 to the summit is relatively less technical. After scaling the peak, we return back to the base camp.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 26 : TREK TO NAMCHE
    Here is the turning point of the trek from where you descend back to Namche. You’ll be in Namche, where you’ll spend your last day near the mountains.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 27 : TREK TO LUKLA
    Straight after breakfast, you'll trek back to Lukla via Phadking. You’ll revisit all the spectacular views of mountains, monasteries, and villages. This will be your last night on the mountain.....until the next time.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 28 : KATHMANDU
    Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu my sometime cancels due to weather conditions, so we keep aside a buffer day so that it won’t affect your departure plans.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Flight to Kathmandu
  • placeDAY 29 : BUFFER DAY
    We go out of our way for the satisfaction of our clients and therefore as per your preference, we leave this day for you to do what you desire. We will then make necessary arrangement for the things that you prefer to do such as shop the souvenirs, herbal massage to relieve the pain, join the evening worship in Pashupatinath or may be exploring the city more.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Trekker's massage
    • sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
    • Food and wine tour (Optional)
    • Yoga retreat(Optional)
  • placeDAY 30 : DEPARTURE
    The day for your departure finally comes and therefore we will do as much as we can to make this day worth to be cherished. We will have a short coffee break and share the bitter sweet memories of the tour and if time allows we can even have a friendly lunch together. Soon after that you will be transferred to the airport where we will be giving you a farewell in our traditional style.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    Activities:

    • Shopping arrangements
    • Airport Departure
    • Farewell lunch
  • Detail Inclusions
    • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with other necessary surface transport (by Non-A/C Vehicles) as per itinerary.
    • Assistance at international Airport during arrival and departure by Swotah representative.
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu on BB basis.
    • Flight Tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu sector to all climbing member and Staff including airport tax.
    • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Ama Dablam.
    • Nepalese Government Royalty.
    • One Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, Everest Summiteers Climbing/expedition Guide (Sherpa) per client.
    • 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) along with available accommodation at Hotel/ Lodge/ Guest Houses or tents for members and staffs during trek and climbing in twin sharing basis.
    • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee) and Local permit.
    • All 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 Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.
    • Porters or Yak porter Lukla to Base camp & Base camp to Lukla.
    • 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.
    • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the ABC.
    • Equipment allowance, daily allowance for Liaison officer, expedition crew insurance for Nepalese expedition crew.
    • Solar panel for light and battery charger.
    • All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3. Icefall charges and Gamow Bags.
    • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
    • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
    • Mat, dining tent, Toilet tent, Mess tent, Store tent, Table and chairs trekking for the expedition.
    • Local transportation in Kathmandu (Airport-hotel-airport).
    • Emergency Oxygen, Mask and regulator.
    • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation, and visa extension procedure services (if necessary).
  • Complimentary
    • Arrangement of tea, coffee during the trek 
    • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure
    • Swotah Surprising gifts and souvenirs
    • Map of Mount. Ama Dablam
    • Sim card service(zero balance)
    • Photos and videos of the trip(if requested)
    • Certificate of appreciation(if requested)
  • Exclusions
    • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
    • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner, etc.
    • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
    • Expenses incurred towards 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 disposal basis. It is strict as per the itinerary. Any extra distance traveled 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
    • 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.
    • Bar Bills & beverage.
    • Garbage Deposit and Deposit fee will be not refunded if the clients (climber) don't take back their garbage to Namche Bazaar & Kathmandu.
    • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” SECTION.


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to receive you at the airport and you will be directly transferred to your hotel.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, we will invite you for dinner in a cultural restaurant on the night of your arrival for briefing the itinerary and small orientation program will be held by the tour leader and guides before we embark on our adventure.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek, we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, as per their request.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 5. How do you rate the difficulty for this mountain, on a scale of 1 to 10, compared to other over 6000m high mountains ?
    This is certainly one of the highest mountains in the world. In terms of technical difficulty, we'd rate “Ama Dablam” as 6.
  • 6. Who can climb Ama Dablam ?
    Only mountaineers who have adept mountaineering skills, adequate strength and previous experience in high mountains can climb this mountain.
  • 7. What about security during climbing ?
    We make sure to take security measures during climbing to make your expedition successful. We hire experienced and authorized Guides/Sherpas to safeguard your life in the mountains. We strongly recommend that you follow the Guide’s/Sherpa’s instruction with utmost care.
  • 8. What sort of food can I expect during this expedition ?
    During camping, our expert camping cooks prepare a wide range of delicious meals empowering you with enough strength for your strenuous climbing. All the cooking materials will be carried by our porters.
  • 9. Can we get drinking water during climbing ?
    Yes, you will get purified, filtered water in many tea houses. You can also get a hot water during camping.
  • 10. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use a private vehicle for sightseeing inside Kathmandu Valley. And we use domestic flight to transfer to Lukla and back.
  • 11. What is the best season for Ama Dablam Expedition ?
    August to November and March to May are the two best climbing seasons for Ama Dablam Expedition.
  • 12. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are totally insured. In case of emergencies like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions, let your guide know about your problem and subsequently. As soon as we are informed of a situation, we will send emergency helicopter rescue team. You will be then transferred to the hospital for the treatment.
  • 13. What are the appropriate outfits we should possess ?
    Climbing is a hard and tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement, so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable, so carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal inner wear to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, good shoes are very important for climbing in rough and snowy terrain, so invest in good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. For mountaineering, you will require special clothes that can be bought or hired from us.
  • 14. Is it possible to alternate or change the trip days ?
    Most of the time, it is not possible. But in emergency cases, you can. Still, we customize the trip according to your preference, but if you need to change plan during the trek, consult the guide and company.
  • 15. How long will it take to complete the expedition ?
    It will take around 2 weeks to climb it and to return only a few days. So to complete this mountaineering, you need at least a month in total, to finish this trip.
  • .16. Are your Sherpas reliable and certified ?
    Yes, our Sherpas are trekking experts and also authorized license holders from Nepal Government. The Sherpas know the climbing route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 17. Do I need climbing permit ?
    Yes, you need climbing permit. It is not legal to climb without it.
  • 18. Is there any possibility of telephonic communication while we are on this expedition ?
    Yes, for the first few days, it is possible to have telephonic communication. In some villages, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying certain amount directly. For higher altitude climbing, we usually have satellite phones with our Sherpas.
  • 19. Can I add extra days to my trips ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 20. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complications.
  • 21. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a non-refundable deposit of minimum of 15% of total trip amount is required, which can be made by bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash or card.
  • 22. Can we use credit card during the climbing ?
    No, you cannot use the credit card during the climbing. You have to exchange the money in Nepali Rupees before you start the trip. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu.

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