Mount Ama Dablam, 6,812 metres (22,349 feet), located in Nepal, just 12 miles / 20 kilometers from Everest, is perhaps the most visually striking mountain in the world. The Ama Dablam expedition offers members the opportunity to ascend moderately technical, but very climbable snow, ice, and rock surrounded by stunning Himalayan views.
Our Route: We start our acclimatization when we land in Lukla, the thriving Sherpa village known as the ‘Gateway to the Khumbu’. We trek through numerous Sherpa villages before arriving in the grassy surrounds of Amadablam Base Camp, which is undoubtedly one of the more scenic base camps in the Himalayas.
Above base camp we place three camps (Camp 1 – 5700m, Camp 2 – 6000m, Camp 3 – 6300m) on the mountain, each precariously positioned on the ridge, which means you’ll need to have a good head for heights. Our summit push will begin early in the morning from Camp 3 and hopefully you’ll top out in great weather, as the summit affords spectacular views of numerous Himalayan giants, including Mount Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse.
This month-long expedition is suited to strong rock climbers and technically-orientated mountaineers who have previous experience in the Himalayas or other lower technical peaks in Europe.
Weather – At low elevation, the temperatures can vary from 27°c to -7°c ( 80°f to 20°f). At higher elevations, the temperature can vary from 16°c to -23°c (60°f to -10°f). The wind is the most chilling factor, and can be quite variable, with everything from a flat calm, to hurricane force on the summit. There may be deep snow, heavy rains, mosquitoes in wet areas, blowing dust, burning heat, bright sunshine.
Arrival at Kathmandu (1300m).
Full day Guided Tour in Kathmandu with City Tour Guide
Expedition briefing at Department of Tourism
Kathmandu to Phakding (2,650m)
Phakding to Namche (3,440m)
Namche to Tengboche (3,867m)
Tengboche to Amadablam BC (4,600m)
Mt. Amadablam Expedition Climbing Period
Cleaning up Base Camp
Base Camp to Namche
Namche to Lukla
Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu
Expedition debriefing at Department of Tourism
Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for departure
Cost Includes & Excludes
- Airport pickup and drop on private vehicle
- Welcome dinner at authentic and typical Nepalese cuisine
- 5 Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at twin sharing room on BB plan
- One day full sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with English speaking City Tour Guide
- Domestic flight: Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
- Trek on lodge from Lukla to Base camp and Base camp to Lukla. Food for Base camp during Expedition period
- Climbing Permit fee of Mt. Amadablam Expedition
- Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees
- Porterage of member’s personal climbing equipment Kathmandu-Lukla-Base Camp-Kathmandu (max 60 Kg per person).
- Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper
- Equipment allowance, daily allowance for Liaison officer, expedition crew and flight tickets
- 1:1 climbing Sherpa
- 1 tent for 2 person for Expedition
- High altitude tents for all members and climbing Sherpas.
- All food and fuel for Base camp and higher camps during expedition. Services of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp.
- Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws, etc.)
- Emergency Oxygen -Mask and regulator, Satellite Phone (call basis), Gas heater and Generator
- Insurance and Helicopter rescue for Nepalese expedition crew.
- Air Cargo to and from Lukla
Agency service charge
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- Nepal visa fee
- International flight tickets
- Personal equipment for climbing & trekking
- Personal & medical Insurance of expedition
- Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
- Walkie Talkie permit & Satellite phone permit
- Personal expenses
- Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa and staffs tip (US$500 to US$1,000)
- Bar Bills & beverage
Glimpse of Amadablam (6812M) Expedition