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Ama Dablam Expedition (28 Days)


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    Expedition in Nepal


Ama Dablam is a mountain situated in the Himalaya range that houses Mount Everest and several other tallest mountains in the globe. Ama Dablam is considered as one of the most prominent mountains in the Everest region and is also the third most popular Himalayan peak for permitted expeditions. It is 22,525 feet (6,866 meter) in elevation and is seen from almost entire trekking route in the Khumbu region. This mountain is located in the solu-khumbu district of Nepal and rises from the famous Sherpa villages of Thyangboche and Pangboche. Ama Dablam is considered as a difficult and arduous peak climbing and demands previous peak climbing experience along with good physical and mental health. It is very important for you to be a good team player and do follow each and every responsibility as well as instructions to make this expedition successful. On the other hand, behind the scene, we strongly recommend you build your climbing skills along with gear handling experience combined with high altitude walking. Your Team-members will assist in setting camps, carrying loads, setting and cleaning the fixed lines, and cooking and melting snow in high camps. For us as well as for you, to be in the summit of Ama Dablam safe and sound will be the first priority. Which is why it is necessary for you have to have laser sharp focus when climbing Ama Dablam or any other peak. The expedition will follow and climb to the top of the mountain from the southwest Ridge. 

 

Short Itinerary:

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2Trek Preparation and Shopping Day
Day 3Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (200m descend – 50m descend)
Day 4Phakding – Namche bazaar (1000m ascent – 100m descent)
Day 5Rest Day
Day 6Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (350m descend – 750m ascent)
Day 7Thyangboche to Pangboche
Day 8Short hike to chhukung
Day 9Climb Chukung Ri .
Day 10Trek to Ama Dablam base camp
Day 11Rest day
Day 12Acclimatization trip to Yak camp
Day 13Rest day at base camp
Day 14Climb to Yak Camp
Day 15Climb to Camp 1
Day 16Climb to Camp 2
Day 17Descend to Camp 1
Day 18Descend to Base camp
Day 19Rest Day
Day 20Climb to camp 1
Day 21Another rest day We will take rest if needed.
Day 22Climb to camp 2.7
Day 23Summit Day
Day 24Descend to base camp
Day 25Extra day (optional)
Day 26Trek back to Namche Bazaar
Day 27Namche to lukla
Day 28Lukla to Kathmandu
Best Seasons:
Fall(September, October, November), Spring(April, June, July),
Number of Days:
28 Days
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Places Visited: Tribhuvan International Airport

Activities: No Activities Briefing

After arrival at Tribhuwan international airport Kathmandu, the representative of the mountain trails will transfer you at your hotel and will brief you about your expedition. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Trek Preparation and Shopping Day

Places Visited: Thamel

Activities: Shopping Briefing

You will meet your trek leader on this day and he would brief you about trekking to Everest base camp. The back office staff will prepare all required permits for your trekking and you will do the last minute shopping for your trekking along with your guide. While our back office staff get ready preparing permits from the government offices, our guides help you get acquainted with the country by taking you to the most happening market in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (200m descend – 50m descend)

Places Visited: Lukla Flight Tribhuvan International Airport Tenzing-Hillary Airport (Lukla) Phakding

Activities: Flight Briefing Trekking and Hiking

The day starts early and as early as 4 in the morning to catch an early flight to Lukla. The flight is completely dependent on the weather conditions of Lukla and at times the flights get rescheduled as well. We have our breakfast in Lukla and embark on the trails follow the stone trail downhill around 45 minutes and walk along with Yak and mules at times. We make our way through beautiful Buddhist communities with prayer flags, chorten and mani. Relatively today’s trek is easy and the the first day on the trails of Everest base camp. We trek for 3-4 hours until we arrive Phakding.

Day 4
Phakding – Namche bazaar (1000m ascent – 100m descent)

Places Visited: Phakding

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

We start strolling on the same undulating trail we had left the earlier day. On this day we walk on the trail, carved on the hills, on the bank of Dudh koshi river. Several times we cross rustic suspension bridges to walk on the left and the right banks. The beautiful river side Buddhist settlement intermingled with sparse forest of Rhododendron, pine and fir is the main attraction of this day. We get the first glimpse of Thamserku 6608m, on this day. The final ascent to Namche Bazaar through sheer, crisscross and pine scented trail is the most difficult section of the day. In this section of the trek you will also feel the thin air kick in. On a clear day Namche offers the distant yet nice view of Mt. Everest

Day 5
Rest Day

Places Visited: Namche acclimatization

Activities: Sight Seeing

You will take a day off from reaching your next destination and enjoy this day to acclimatize with high altitude. This is an excellent day to explore Namche, its culture and the periphery. Furthermore, the idea is to remain active during the day and not fall asleep, which is why we hike to Syangboche airport. On your way, you will also take the opportunity to visit Khunde and Khumjung where we see the school built by Sir. Edmund Hillary. Once you are done with the acclimatization hike you fall back at Namche. Overnight in Namche.

Day 6
Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (350m descend – 750m ascent)

Places Visited: Tengboche Tengboche Monastery

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

On this day, the trail initiate with gentle ups and downs but every spur we take towards Tengboche seems to bring the mountains closer. As we make our way on the trails through the forest of Rhododendron we have to keep our eyes open for Himalayan Tahr and Musk Deer. The final 2 hours ascent is the most demanding section of the trek but we encounter water charged mani wheels and view of mountains which helps fuel us to walk further. We arrive at Tengboche which is a wide open grassy flat land where resides Tengboche monastery; famous and one of the largest in the Everest region. Overnight in Tengboche.

Day 7
Thyangboche to Pangboche

Places Visited:

Activities: Trekking and Hiking

From Tengboche you head out on the Everest base camp trail towards Dingboche. From Dingboche the trail branches off to Pangboche. In Pangboche, as our ritual, we visit the village lama and hold a Buddhist ritual for our team members safety and security. Overnight in Pangboche.

Day 8
Short hike to chhukung

Places Visited: Chukkung

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

We begin hiking towards chhukung after having our breakfast(15,700 feet/4,785 meters). Chhukung is the highest settlement in the valley. Overnight in Chhukung.

Day 9
Climb Chukung Ri .

Places Visited:

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

On this day you will climb the peak of non glaciated peak named Chukung Ri. Chukung Ri is about 17,600 feet (5,364 meter) and offers a stunning view of the Lhotse face and the huge glaciers filling the Amphu valley. This is a perfect acclimatization trip before you embark on your journey. Finally after returning from the summit you afternoon we return to Chukung. Overnight in Chukung.

Day 10
Trek to Ama Dablam base camp

Places Visited:

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

After breakfast you embark on the trail to Ama Dablam base camp 14,500 ft (4,420 meters). from chukking. Overnight in Ama Dablam base camp.

Day 11
Rest day

Places Visited:

Activities: Briefing

On this day you will rest at base camp and meet other team-members and spend the day sorting and organizing equipments and arranging logistics.

Day 12
Acclimatization trip to Yak camp

Places Visited:

Activities: Briefing

Acclimatization is very important and that is what you will do today. You will acclimatize by hiking on the higher grounds to Yak camp and return back to base camp in evening. Overnight in base camp.

Day 13
Rest day at base camp

Places Visited:

Activities: Briefing

This is going to be a busy day. We set up a long and complicated fixed-line practice course on the cliffs and rocks above our base camp. We spend half the day practicing all the skills we will need on the technical sections of Ama Dablam including jumaring vertical lines, technical traverses, rappelling, arm-wrapping, and analyzing anchors and ropes. Overnight in basecamp.

Day 14
Climb to Yak Camp

Places Visited:

Activities: Briefing

We hike to Yak Camp, this time we will not return back to the base camp but rather sleep for the night.

Day 15
Climb to Camp 1

Places Visited:

Activities: Briefing

In this day we climb to the camp 1

Day 16
Climb to Camp 2

Places Visited:

Activities: Briefing

Today we are going taste our first technical climbing. We climb to camp 2 with the help of our equipments and drop their small amount of loads and finally return to camp 1 for sleep.

Day 17
Descend to Camp 1

Places Visited:

Activities: Briefing

As a part of practice and acclimatization, you will descend down to Camp 1.

Day 18
Descend to Base camp

Places Visited:

Activities: Briefing

You will descend all the way down to the to base camp to rest and get ready for the expedition.

Day 19
Rest Day

Places Visited:

Activities: Briefing

We will enjoy another rest day planning and preparing to scale Ama Dablam successfully.

Day 20
Climb to camp 1

Places Visited:

Activities: Briefing

In this day we will climb to camp 1

Day 21
Another rest day We will take rest if needed.

Places Visited:

Activities: Briefing

Another rest day We will take rest if needed.

Day 22
Climb to camp 2.7

Places Visited:

Activities: Briefing

On this trek you will trek beyond camp 2. The climb from Camp 2 to Camp 2.7 is mostly ice and mixed climbing, and includes some of the toughest pitches of the whole climb, including the steep and difficult Grey Tower. Just before reaching Camp 2.7 we cross the mushroom ridge, a series of cornices and ice sculptures glued precipitously onto a knife-edge rock ridge. This section is often referred as an unforgetable section of the trek. Overnight in camp 2.7.

Day 23
Summit Day

Places Visited:

Activities: Briefing

On this very day you will successfully summit Ama dablam. However, please keep that in mind that you will be dealing with extremely high altitude and cold temperature. Generally we do not leave camp until the sun is up and warm, making things warm enough to climb the steep ice and snow to the summit (22,525 feet/6,866 meters). From the top, you may enjoy the beautiful views of the mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and many more. After brief moment on the top, you will descend to our camp either camp 2 or if possible then camp

Day 24
Descend to base camp

Places Visited:

Activities: Briefing

From camp 2 or camp 1, where the team decides to call it a day, we head further down to the base camp and settle down to celebrate our victory.

Day 25
Extra day (optional)

Places Visited:

Activities: Briefing

Extra day (optional)

Day 26
Trek back to Namche Bazaar

Places Visited:

Activities: Briefing Trekking and Hiking

On this day you will leave the Base camp and have a long yet pleasurable trek to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche.

Day 27
Namche to lukla

Places Visited: Lukla Flight

Activities: Briefing Trekking and Hiking

You will trace the same trail all the way back and trek to lukla. The air tickets for the next day will be confirmed by the guide. You can relax and enjoy the modern day amenities offered by Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 28
Lukla to Kathmandu

Places Visited: Tenzing-Hillary Airport (Lukla) Tribhuvan International Airport

Activities: Flight

You will board an early morning flight to lukla along with the expedition team. We will receive you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel and finally your Ama Dablam expedition will officially come to end.

Price :
USD 6,500
Note :
Ama Dablam Expedition
What's Included:
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • All government and local taxes
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • Trekking Map
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight and airport taxes
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Two nights in a budget accommodation with breakfast
  • appointment
  • all accommodation in kathmandu
  • Mountain flight
  • Porter
  • Trekking guide
  • private transportation
  • climbing ropes
  • climbing axes
  • crampons
  • helmet
  • accommodation on trek
  • 3 time meals
  • tea and hot beverage on availability
  • climbing sherpa
  • insurance for climbing sherpa and guide
  • accommodation on peak climbing
  • 3 time meal on peak climbing
  • Airport pick upon Nepal arrival
  • 3 star hotel in Kathmandu on day (1) (2) and (13)
  • Private vehicle drop off and pick up for Lukla flight
  • All permits including TIMS and National Park Permit
  • One item lunch from days 3 - 12
  • Accommodation in a basic teahouse from days 3 - 13
  • A trekking guide of your language preference or an English speaking guide
  • A porter to carry load of maximum 2 trekkers
  • A down Jacket of your size for the entire trek
  • A down sleeping bag for the entire trek
  • Monastery entrance ticket for Khumjung Monastery
  • Hot drinks when available
  • transportation to and from trek put in destination
  • tour guide
  • accommodation
  • 3 star accommodation in Kathmandu
  • cozy transportation for tour
What's Not Included:
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, day backpacks, t-shirt, and trekking map
  • Excess baggage charges
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa fee.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • clothes
  • Anything else not mentioned on What's included
  • Any other trekking gear than mentioned
  • any donation or monastery entrance fees
  • extra night accommodation in the mountains or in Kathmandu for any reason
  • Things other than mentioned on inclusion list
  • Tips for tour guide
  • extra days for any reason
  • food and beverages
  • personal expenses
  • International bus fare to and from Kathmandu
Please make sure that you are equipped with following equipments and resuorces before you proceed for this tour package.
Checklist:
  • Sun hat or scarf.
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat.
  • Sunglasses with UV protection.
  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts.
  • Lightweight cotton long pants.
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms.
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal).
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
  • Sleeping bag rated to zero DC *
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturiser
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • I-pod
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • Modest swimsuits (for Kathmandu)
  • clothes according to season
  • dry fruits

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USD 6,500

Ama Dablam is a mountain situated in the Himalaya range that houses Mount Everest and several other tallest mountains in the globe.

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Trip Highlights

  • Ama Dablam
  • Khumbu region
  • Sherpa villages



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