Ama Dablam Expedition

  • f the most beautiful mountains in the Himalayan range

Difficult level : Technical

Trekking Duration : 28 Days

Trip Starts : Lukla-phakding

Trip Ends : Lukla- kathmandu

Accommodations : Hotel-Lodge-Tent

Meal : Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

Max : 7812m

Best Season : Spring-Autumn

Hightlight Strong Point

The small group of between 4 and 7 participants
Supervision by a Nepal mountain guide
The diversity of the landscapes and Sherpa culture
Climbing one of the most beautiful mountains in the Himalayan range

Arrival in Kathmandu. you are greeted at the airport by our team and then transferred to our hotel. Evening briefing from your guide.

approximately 15 hours of driving to the hotel
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals: dinner
Accommodation: night in the hotel

We reserve this day for sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and to prepare for a climbing permit. After having a warm breakfast, we will leave the hotel in a private vehicle with an experienced tour guide. We will visit several UNESCO-listed world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and the famous sacred Hindu temple, the Pashupatinath temple, the Swayambhunath stupa, and the Boudhanath stupa. These places are well-known to have inherited ancient religious practices, architecture, and culture.

Tour: full-day tour
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: night in the hotel

Early departure from the hotel to reach Kathmandu airport then flight about 35 minutes to Lukla (2840m), the small airfield serving the Khumbu region (flight subject to climatic and operational hazards). Distribution of charges for porters then departure for trekking (usually after lunch); we start with a descent on Thado Koshi (2550m) followed by a gentle ascent along the Dudh Kosi (the “river of milk”) which leads us to Phakding (2610m).

approximately Transfer: 4 to 5 h drive and 15 min flight to Lukla
Final altitude: approximately 2,960 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We will continue up the valley along the Dudh Kosi before starting the steep climb to Namche Bazar (3440m), the capital of Khumbu (Sherpa country). On the way, views of Thamserku (6608m) and Kusum Kanguru (6367m), and sometimes Everest (8850m) when climbing to Namche Bazar (about halfway up).

Approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 3440 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We go up the valley of Bhote Khosi to the village of Thame (3800m), at the crossroads of the valley which goes to the Rolwaling by the Trashi Lapsa (5755m) and the one that leads to Tibet by the Nangpa La (5716m). Back to Namche Bazar by the same path.

Approximately 4 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 3,440 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We climb above Namche Bazar by a gently sloping path on the mountainside to Mong Pass, overlooking Ama Dablam and Kantega, two of Nepal’s most spectacular peaks. We then descend to Phortse Tenga at 3600 m at the edge of the Milky River (Dudu Khosi) and go back slightly to the village of Phortse (3810 m). This day allows us to perfect our acclimatization to the altitude

Approximately 5 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 3810 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

A slow and steady climb up the Khumbu Valley to Pangboche, the village dominated by Ama Dablam. We continue our climb up the valley to Pangboche (3930m) where we take a break before crossing the Imja Khola and climbing towards the Ama Dablam base camp located at 4600m.

Approximately 6-7 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 46,00 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

Now, we have 15 days dedicated to your further acclimatization, rest, installation of the various high-altitude camps, and the final ascent to the summit.

– Route between the base camp and the high camp (5400m): the path follows the ridgeline (gentle slope) which dominates the base camp.

– Route between the high camp (5400m) and Camp 1 (5800m): crossing an area of ​​large blocks of rocks. The camp is located above a large slab of rock a hundred meters that can be slippery.

– Itinerary between Camp 1 and Camp 2 (6000m): the route follows a horizontal ridge with many crossings and passing several projections. At the end of this ridge is the “yellow tower”: a vertical projection of 6 meters. The camp is slightly above.

– Itinerary between camp 2 and camp 3 (6300m): departure from the camp by a steep section in snow/ice then crossing the gray tower: mixed delicately about 80m. After a crossing and a steep corridor, the ridge becomes easier to camp.

– Itinerary between camp 3 and the summit (6856m): mounted by steep snow slopes (+ 40 °) with the passage of a bergschrund before approaching the summit slope. From the summit, an exceptional view of a multitude of peaks including 5 more than 8000m: Everest (8850m), the highest point on the planet, the Kangchenjunga (8586m), the third summit of the planet, the Lhotse (8516m), fourth, Makalu (8463m), fifth and Cho Oyu (8201m), sixth.

Accommodation: tent

We leave the base camp and reach the main valley at Pangboche. We retrieve the main route that leads us to Namche.

Approximately 6-7 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 3440 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We soon taste the gentle warmth of the low valleys descending the forested gorges of the Dudh Khosi, crossing the villages of Monjo and Phakding, before going back to Lukla where we thank the team of porters. We will spend our last evening in the heart of Khumbu.

Approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 46,00 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Free day in Kathmandu also serves as a security day in case of problems on the Lukla / Kathmandu or during trekking. Today, you have a rest day to relax or you can also go shopping in Kathmandu or you can do anything you like to by yourself.

Final altitude: 1350 m
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: night in the hotel

free time depending on the departure time of your flight and our representative will drop you at the airport, ending your journey in Nepal. We hope to be of service to you again. Thank you and safe travels.

Approximately 20 minutes of driving to the airport
Final altitude: approximately 13,50m
Meals: breakfast

Our Trip Gallery

  • Arrival and Departure: Airport – Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  • 4-night Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a bed & breakfast Sharing Basis (Twin Bed Room).
  • Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staffs.
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Everest, Sagarmatha National Park permit TIMS CARD & Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit and its fee.
  • Khumbu Ice Fall Climbingcharge to (SPCC) Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee.
  • 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary, and accommodation.
  • Garbage Management: Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
  • Medical insurance & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and expedition.
  • Trekking and climbing map.
  • Domestic Flight) Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla while returning to Lukla – Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
  • Expedition Stuffs Transportation: Necessary all 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). Based on the condition expedition stuff may transfer by land (KTM-Phaplu) or Heli (KTM-Lukla).
  • Member Luggage Up to 70 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carried by porters or Yaks.
  • 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) and accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge during the trek and at the Basecamp. Well-managed base camp set up for members & Staffs.
  • Porter: Porters per member up to Base camp from Lukla & Porters return from Base camp to Lukla.
  • Base Camp Staff:  Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  • Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
  • Each member will have an individual tent in Base Camp.
  • Base Camp Equipment: At Base camp: 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 staff, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  • Heater for 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.
  •  Medical checkup if each climber at the base camp before the summit attempt.
  • Ice wall and Ladder training at basecamp by IFGMA GUIDE.
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 veteran and Government Licensed per member. (1 Member: 1 Sherpa).
  • Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance: Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
  • Bonus: Carry Bonus of Sherpas and Route Fixing Charges.
  • Oxygen Bottle (O2): Summit Oxygen cylinder: 5 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 3 oxygen bottles for each high-altitude Sherpa.
  • Oxygen Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of Summit Oxygen masks & regulators for each member and high-altitude Sherpa.
  • Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask, and regulator (with appropriate charge).
  • Gamow Bag: 1 Rescue sled (Gamow bag) for an emergency.
  • High camp service: High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High food for a member, Sherpa, and other crews at (C1) (C2) (C3) and (C4). Group climbing gears, and fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
  • Rope Fixing Team: The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the route On Everest (no extra charge will be applied to members).
  • Satellite Phone for emergency communication carried by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
  • Walkie-Talkie: Walkie–Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
  • Permit: Satellite Phone/walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
  • Internet facility (1 Mbps) will be available at the Base Camp (subject to a charge).
  • Weather forecast report during the entire expedition.
  • Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staff.
  •  climbing certificate (after climbing Mt.Ama Dablum successfully).

• International flight tickets
• Nepal Entry Visa fee
• Bank/wire transfer fees (if applicable)
• Lunch & Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
• Personal Travel Insurance and High-Altitude Insurance (Accident, Medical and Emergency Rescue Evacuation)
• Personal Trekking and Climbing Gears
• Phone calls, internet, battery recharge, laundry, alcoholic beverages, bottles and canned beverages, specialty coffee or espresso drinks etc.
• Drone & Special filming permit
• Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpa US $800.00
• Tips for Cook and Kitchen helpers
• Any other service cost which are not included in the Cost Includes

All Inclusive Price

8000$ per person

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