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Ama Dablam Expedition

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  • Ama Dablam Expedition
  • Ama Dablam Expedition
  • Ama Dablam Expedition
  • Ama Dablam Expedition
30

Days

Attraction

    • One of the prettiest mountains on earth at an altitude of 6,856m/22,494ft.
    • Best view points in the Himalayas with superb views of five above 8,000m mountains including the Everest.
    • Mixed route with ice, snow, and rock climbing around the glacier with fixed ropes and anchors.
    • Expedition includes a few days of trek into the scenic Khumbu valley with magnificent Sherpa culture.

Lying alongside Everest in the heart of the Khumbu valley, Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812m) is considered to be the prettiest mountain in the world as well as an ornament of the Himalayas in Nepal. High on her southwest face hangs a glacier like 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” literarily meaning “Mother and her Necklace”. That Ama Dablam, which does not even attain 7000m in elevation, is famous probably due to its strange, distinctive shape as well as its visibility from any point along Imja Khola; offering a superb diversions close view of Mt Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu and Mt. Everest.

Ama Dablam gives a lasting impression on many trekkers in Nepal, as it is perhaps the most stunning mountain along the popular trekking route to Everest Base Camp. This expedition offers a superb, technical climbing experience in a magnificent setting, with numerous cultural and scenic diversions. Although the height is only 6812m Ama Dablam expedition requires steep ice, rock and snow climbing. Normally, three camps are set in Ama Dablam climbing above the base camp (4,570m), however, only two camps are used to spend the nights.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: 00977-98511-67236

Important Note

If the mention itinerary doesn't suit to you and wish to modify above itinerary then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary especially for you. It is also possible to combines above trip with Jungle safari, rafting, Mountain flight or with any travel plans, just shares your interested with us. We will design and arrange your holiday accordingly.

Upon our arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from A One Treks who will take us to our hotel. After checking in, we may take a rest or visit A One Trek’s office. In the evening there will be a welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali Restaurant where we will be able to enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine with a brief cultural program.

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel

LUNCH

Dinner

Today after breakfast, we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. We visit the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. After the tour, we get our equipment checked by our climbing leader, get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss our trip at A One Trek’s office.

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel

LUNCH

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

After breakfast, we will be taken to the domestic terminal of TIA for an early morning flight to Lukla. After flying above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains. Upon our arrival at Lukla, we meet our crew members and after some packing and preparation, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. However, if interested in additional activities, we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery.

ACCOMMODATION

Lodge

LUNCH

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

After breakfast we walk through beautiful pine forests and then along Dudh Koshi River ending our nature-filled journey at Namche Bazaar. After walking for almost over an hour, we come across the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6,608m) on our right and also experience the serenity of pine, fir and juniper forests throughout our journey. If the weather is clear, we may even catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We continue walking until we reach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park, Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region. This day we cross five suspension bridges, the last one also known as the Hillary Bridge being the highest. It is an uphill walk from Hillary Bridge to Namche Bazaar.

ACCOMMODATION

Lodge

LUNCH

Brekfast Lunch Dinner

This is the day set aside for acclimatization. Health experts recommend that we stay active and move around even during the rest day instead of being idle. There are a few options set aside for this day. We can either stroll around Namche’s quaint villages or come in contact with the Sherpa people and their rich culture, or we can hike up to the Everest View Hotel and enjoy an up-close view of the mighty Everest. While in the Namche village or upon returning from the hike to the Everest View Hotel, trekkers may also visit the local museum containing exhibits displaying the area’s native flora and fauna as well as the history of the Mount Everest region.
For trekkers who want to hike for a little longer, a hike to Khumjung village (5-6 hours) may also be an option. While in the village we can visit the Edmund Hillary School and Khumjung Monastery (a monastery famous for housing the head of the Yeti!).

ACCOMMODATION

Lodge

LUNCH

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We trek further along the Everest route and pass through beautiful villages and cross the Dudh Koshi River while also enjoying magnificent views of the Himalayan peaks along the way like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. After ascending on a steep trail we reach the Tengboche Monastery and spend some time there. Later we descend to Debuche to spend the night.

ACCOMMODATION

Lodge

LUNCH

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We hike to another village called Pangboche on our way to Pheriche. Pangboche is a scenic village surrounded by Everest to its north, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtaiga to the east, the Kongde range to the south and the ImjaTse river flowing through the wide fertile valley. From here, we continue further up towards Pheriche, another beautiful village for an overnight stay.

ACCOMMODATION

Lodge

LUNCH

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We have optimum number of acclimatization days to minimize the chances of anyone being affected by AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Today we climb a terrain above the Pheriche village as it is well suited to give us a hiking experience in a cold condition. We walk up a slope overlooking the high Himalayan valleys.

ACCOMMODATION

Lodge

LUNCH

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We begin by trekking back to Pangboche and crossing the Dudh Koshi River. Next, we ascend on a trail which will take us to the Ama Dablam Base Camp. The Base Camp is a large open grassy area where we will be spending the rest of the day for acclimatization.

ACCOMMODATION

Tented Camp

LUNCH

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Our guides will provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gear such as the ice axe, climbing boots, crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. We strongly believe that the training experience will boost your confidence and climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience.

ACCOMMODATION

Tented Camp

LUNCH

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

From the Ama Dablam Base Camp we move further up to Camp 1 at 5,700m (17,400 ft) along the standard route. Generally, one night is spent at Camp1for acclimatization and before returning to the Base Camp for the final preparation to scale the summit. There are three camps above the base camp before reaching the summit. The ascent from Base Camp to Camp1 is technically challenging. From Camp 1, we follow existing fixed lines and then establish new ropes wherever necessary both for ascent and descent. The climb from Camp 2 to Camp 3 is comprised 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 summiting the peak, we return back to the base camp.

ACCOMMODATION

Tented Camp

LUNCH

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

On this day, our group treks back to Tengboche, Namche Bazaar and Phakding and then finally arriving at Lukla.

ACCOMMODATION

Lodge

LUNCH

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenirs shopping or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the climbers’ successful summit of the Island peak.

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel

LUNCH

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

This is a reserve day to accommodate any possible delay in the Lukla to Kathmandu flight. If the flight is as scheduled, we spend the day enjoying Kathmandu’s delights. If there is someplace we wish to visit during our stay in Kathmandu, we may do that today or we can do some souvenir shopping.

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel

LUNCH

Breakfast

Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. A representative from A One Treks will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

ACCOMMODATION

LUNCH

Breakfast

Price Include

  • All land transportation: Airport /Hotel/Airport, trekking, expedition pick up & drop.
  • 5 Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu at a tourist class Hotel on bed & breakfast plan as per given itinerary.
  • Transport as per itinerary for members, staff and Liaison Officer.
  • Transportation of all food and climbing equipments to base camp and back.
  • Peak permit fee.
  • Full board basis during the trekking.
  • All kitchen equipments; kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, shower tent, chairs and tables at the base camp.
  • Cook and Kitchen boys at the base camp.
  • Base camp tents for members and staff.
  • Per Person 50 KG. Equipments luggage / barrels allowed till to Base Camp.
  • Equipment allowance, wages and insurance for base camp staff and Liaison Officer.
  • National Park Conservation Fee.
  • Air fare: KTM/Lukla/ KTM & domestic airport tax with Cargo fees.
  • Satellite phone (Pay calls).
  • Visa extension.
  • Emergency Oxygen -Mask and regulator.
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Agency service charges.

Price Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Airfare from / to your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fee. (Can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Hotel after 5 nights stay in Kathmandu.
  • Service above Base Camp.
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above base camp.
  • Walki -Takie permit & Satellite phone permit.
  • Climbing Guide (Sherpa).
  • Oxygen & Mask -regulator for climbing.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical and emergency evacuation.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving to Nepal by air or road.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, etc.
  • International airport departure tax & tourist tax.
  • Tips and climbing bonus.
  • Garbage deposit US $ 2000.00 for a team. After expedition deposit will be refundable.

At a Glance

Elevation (6,856m/ 22,494ft)
Location Everest region of Nepal
Latitude 28° 43′ 37″
Longitude 87° 28′ 13″
Best season for climbing April May, late September, October and November
Year First Climbed 1961 March 13 via South-West Ridge
First Climber(s) Mike Gill, Barry Bishop, Mike Ward & Wally Romanes
Convenient Center(s) Namche Bazaar
Entry/Exit Lukla (Khumbu Region)
Nearest Major Airport Kathmandu (minor: Lukla or Phaplu)
Easiest Summit Route South-West Ridge
Itinerary type Fixed / Customized
Accommodations Lodge / Camping
Trek grade Strenuous
Total days 30 + 6 = 36 days

Equipment’s Lists

Carry a light 35-50L rucksack with your personal belongings that you may need handy such as camera, hat, glasses, gloves, sun creams, first-aid kit, toothpaste/brush, soap/ towel, and other personal items. Keeping yourself hydrated all the time during trekking and climbing is very important for your performance and well being. Therefore, always remember to carry water container with at least 1 liter of water in your backpack. The porters and yaks carry all your heavy gears and luggage. While Trekking from Lukla, you can wear a T-Shirt and trousers. You will need your down jacket around base camp until the sun hits camp after breakfast. Above the Base Camp, carry also ice axe, crampons, sleeping bag, snacks in your rucksack. The Sherpa’s will carry other heavy items and gears in the mountain.

Best Seasons

Most of the expeditions to AmaDablam are operated during the pre and post monsoon seasons. However, we also operate the expedition in early winter for those who wish to avoid the high traffic during the pre and post monsoon seasons.

Important Note:

Your health and safety are always major concern while traveling with A One Treks. Please note that your leader/guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure leads to travel in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deflect from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary.

The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be adjustable if required.