Ama Dablam Expedition -(6,812M)

Mt. Ama Dablam is considered as the most beautiful mountain in the world. This mountain is in pyramid shaped and one of the most stunning as well as impressive mountain. The glacier is hanging on southwest face of Mt. Ama Dablam in the high resembling a ‘Dablam’- the sacred ornament box worn by symbolizing Sherpa Ladies became the reason to call her name “Ama Dablam”. Mt. Ama Dablam is located to the south of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse in the most popular Khumbu valley and offers superb diversions of close up view of the both mountains and in addition of Mt. Makalu and Mt. Cho Oyu.  This Mountain stands above Tangboche Monastery which is another pearl of beauty due to combination of its setting and architecture on the way to Everest Base Camp. However, the Ama Dablam Expedition demands good skills of rock climbing, ice climbing, sufficient experience of high altitude and technical competency.

If you have previous climbing experience and wish to participate fully as a team member of an expertly led expedition to one of the world's most impressive mountain then Ama Dablam Expedition is the best suited. Ama Dablam is a technically demanding mountain for climbing in Nepal. It is also considered an Ornament of the Himalayas in Nepal. Although the height is only 6812m Ama Dablam Expedition requires steep ice, rock and snow climbing.

Ama Dablam is also the third most popular Himalayan peak for permitted expeditions. The most popular route for climbing Ama Dablam is the Southwest Ridge. The climb is typically done with three camps along the ridge with camp 3 just below and to the right of the hanging glacier, the Dablam, so that any ice that calves off the glacier typically goes away from the camp. A climbing permit and a liaison officer are required when attempting Ama Dablam. As with Mt. Everest, the best climbing months are April-May in spring season and September-October in autumn season.  

Experience Required:  All climbers need to have good skills on rock and ice climbing and technically competent. There will be fixed rope, however, the climbers should posses skills of climbing through steep rock and hard compact ice. We follow the standard South West ridge route (normal route) to the top, as it is consider the safe route, free from the objective danger such as avalanche and so on. The route we follow begins at Lukla (2850m) and the initial days of the trek pass through the legendary Sherpa country up the spectacular high valley of the Khumbu. Most of the route on the actual climbing is fixed with no icefall or glacier to negotiate, and most of it is concentrated on the crest of a ridge. The climb is relatively safe though exposed and sheep and not really a mountain for debutantes.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1340m)

Day 02: Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla(2840m) and trek to Phakding (2800m approx 4 hrs walk)

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m approx 6hrs walk)

Day 05: Namche Bazaar rest day for acclimatization, you may walk to Everest view Hotel (3800m approx 2 hrs) seen Everest range mountain, back to Namche and visit Hilary and Sherpa museum.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche(3860m approx 5 hrs walk)and visit monastery.

Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Ama Dablam Base camp (4400m Approx 4 hrs walk)

Day 08: Base Camp preparation or rest day.

Day 09-25: Climbing period (summit Ama Dablam 6,812m)

Day 26: Trek from Ama Dablam base camp to Tengboche(3860M approx 6 hrs walk)

Day 27: Trek from Tengboche to manju (2800m approx 07 hrs walk)

Day 28: Trek from Manju to Lukla(2840m approx 5 hrs walk)

Day 29: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (35M) transfer to hotel sight seen major point in Kathmandu and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening

Day 30: Final Departure or alternatively, join other activities.

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Trip Highlights

Elevation: 6,812m (22,334ft)

Location: Nepal/Everest Region

Coordinates: 27°51′40″ N 86°51′40″ E

First Ascent: Maurice Herzog (Nepal), June 3, 1950

Climbing Season: spring: April-May and autumn: September-October

Expd duration: 30 days (typically)

Climbing duration: 16 days (typically)

Group Size: 02-15 person per Group