Ama Dablam Expedition is an attractive mountain that is located almost due south of Mt Everest and Mt Lhotse in the Khumbu region. The mount rises high above the Dudh Koshi river valley and wins every trekkers’ heart when trekking along the main trekking trail towards Everest Base Camp. The climb of Amadablam is made over a steep pyramid of ice with vertical walls, sharp and exposed ridges. It is a thrilling climb over rock and mixed snow. The final climb to the summit of Mount Amadablam includes hard ice climbing over a steep snow slope to reach the summit of Amadablam. Though the climb is a bit tedious and tiresome, we are rewarded with stunning views of the towering mountains of the world and hidden beauty of Gokyo Valley.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu – Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation or the Trip
Day 03: Fly to Lukla ( 2, 850 m.) & Trek to Phakding (2,652m.)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar ( 3,445 m.)
Day 05: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Trek Namche to Tengboche (Monastery)
Day 07: Trek to Tengboche to Pheriche (4,300m)
Day 08: Acclimatization day in Pheriche
Day 09: Pheriche to Ama Dablam Base Camp 4,570m / 14,993 ft.
Day 10-25: Ascending and Descending of Ama Dablam Top 6, 812m / 22488ft.
Day 26-27: Scale the peak before getting back to the Base Camp.
Day 28: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 28: Climbing Period Mt. Everest.
Day 29: At leisure in Kathmandu
Day 30: International Departure as per flight schedule
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Amadablam Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region of Nepal. After landing at Lukla we gather our gears and begin our trek. Our trek is over a gradual ascending trail that goes along dense rhododendron forests to reach Namche Bazaar – The Sherpa Capital. Acclimatization is very crucial in higher altitudes, so after spending a full day rest at Namche Bazaar we continue our trek through Deboche and Pheriche to reach Amadablam Base Camp. At the base camp we will spend additional day for acclimatization and for pre climbing training.
Fully equipped with all the climbing gears we will follow the instructions and directions given by our experienced Sherpa climbing expert as we head for the summit climb of Mount Amadablam. After several days of challenging and tiring climb we head towards the summit of Mt. Amadablam. Once at the top we are rewarded with magnificent views of world’s towering chains of high mountains. Having achieved the summit of the majestic Mount Amadablam for a life time experience, we retrace our steps back to reach the base camp. From the base camp our return journey passes through Tyangboche, Namche Bazaar and back to Lukla. Our adventurous climb of Mt Amadablam Expedition and Island Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition ends with a sweeping flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.
Arrival in Kathmandu - Transfer to Hotel
Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation or the Trip
Kathmandu Durbar Square is the most popular cultural heritage site in Kathmandu where living Goddess KUMARI lives. There are numbers of temples, palace complex, museum and other interesting places to explore.
Boudhanath is one of the biggest Buddhist stupa in Nepal in terms of its height and expansion.
Pashupatinath temple is another most popular Hindu temple dedicated to lord Shiva ( one of the three major Hindu gods).
We take the time to prepare and finalize with official formalities of permits and others. You will be also briefed on the nature of expedition, equipments and team composition and meeting with your Guide. You can also make your last minute shopping of personal items or junk items as you will be flying to the Himalayas the next day.
Fly to Lukla ( 2, 850 m.) & Trek to Phakding (2,652m.)
Early in the morning you will be transferred the domestic terminal of the airport for the flight to Lukla. Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla which takes approximately 30 minutes. The flight is spectacular with beautiful view of the Himalayas.
We start to walk after some time in Lukla to Phakding. You walk for about 2 and half to 3 hrs mostly downhill and easy beginning. While trekking, you head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail to Phakding. Stay overnight at lodge in Phakding.
Trek to Namche Bazaar ( 3,445 m.)
Namche, at altitude 11,300 ft (3,445 m), is the largest Sherpa town with vibrant Himalayan culture. Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. Two consecutive nights will be spent at Namche to acclimatize with the high altitude.
Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tengboche and Pangboche. For the acclimatization you walk up to Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or a one hour walk steep up to Syangboche (3,800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated and offers outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. You can explore the Sagarmatha National Park’s headquarter located in a hillock just above the town where small museum can be visited.
Trek Namche to Tengboche (Monastery)
Trek to Pheriche (4,300m)
Acclimatisation Day in Pheriche
Pheriche to Ama Dablam Base Camp 4,570m / 14,993 ft.
Ascending and Descending of Ama Dablam Top 6, 812m / 22488ft
Based on our previous expedition experience, expedition leader with other crew members make the planning and other necessary groundwork for the ascent. A few days may be spent on the Base Camp for organizing food, acclimatization, and practicing rope and other mountain climbing skills.
A typical strategy would look like what follows:
After getting established the Base Camp, move further up to Camp 1 at 5,700m (17,400 feet) along the standard route. Generally, one night is spent at camp 1 for acclimatization and then 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 camp 1 is technically challenging. From Camp 1, follow existing fixed lines. Establish new ropes wherever necessary both for ascent and descent. The climb from Camp 2 to Camp 3 is mostly ice and mixed-climbing. The climb from Camp 3 to the summit is relatively less technical.
scale the peak before getting back to the Base Camp.
Trek back to Tengboche, Namche Bazaar and Phakding finally arriving at Lukla.
Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
At leisure in Kathmandu
International Departure as per flight schedule
Mountain got (Titar), on the way!This trip requires a high level of fitness and a few additional items that the normal trekking kit will not contain. Any trip to altitude can be potentially dangerous so every medical and technical precaution is taken to ensure your safety and success. Comprehensive medical equipment, such as oxygen, Gammov bag and specialised drugs will be on hand. Ropes and other technical safety equipment are also provided: we do not skimp on kit. Safety of the entire group (including kitchen and climbing staff and porters) comes first.
Mount Everest, Ama Dablam 6812mTengboche Monastery, on the way to Amadablam Due to the technical nature of the route, ropes will be fixed for most of the climb above camp one. Although we can brush-up your skills at base camp, a good working knowledge of abseiling and use of mechanical ascenders (jumars) is mandatory: prior experience is required. This might involve a couple of weekend sessions at your local cliff or bridge combined with some other general mountain knowledge. Objective danger on the SW Ridge route is minimal, ice cliffs do not threaten it, the snow slopes are generally stable (with minimal avalanche risk), the rock is of good quality and the mountain is below the reach of jet stream winds. The Summit Amadablam and get free Nature Trail’s T-Shirt!route is extremely exposed and mistakes with rope work can be unforgiving. We have a strong local climbing sherpa team to help us on the mountain. They greatly assist in your success by helping with load carrying and the fixing of ropes. The whole team will be involved in the fixing of rope and the smooth running of the expedition but their primary concerns are client safety, service and success. Our guide will be climbing with you at all times. Our guide will ensure your safety and make decisions regarding safety and weather, they also assist in carrying group gear between camps. You are then left to carry only your personal gear between camps.
At the top of the AmadablamA typical team would consist of four clients, two helper Sherpas, two climbing Sherpas, a camp one cook, base camp cook, one kitchen boy and a message runner. We run our trips on very low ratios. We use a lot of sherpa power and we have exceptional food in base camp and on the mountain. Our tents are all high quality expedition style tents and roomy enough to enable you to enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep. If you want the best chance of success – this is it! We provide the highest quality commercial operation available on Ama Dablam.