TRIP OVERVIEW AMADABLAM EXPEDITION
The normal route to climb mount Ama Dablam is from its South- West ridge. Most of the mountaineering beginners start their climbing through this Mount. Ama Dablam 6812m. Ama Dablam is a small snowcapped peak of 6812m lying in the Everest region. This South – West ridge is the normal and most popular route to ascend the Mt. Ama Dablam.
This mountain is considered to be the most technical & difficult to climb. The mountaineers have to cross-difficult ice rocks and steep snow climbing one their climbing route.
Mountaineers usually have to pitch 3 high camps on the mountain of mount Ama Dablam 6812m.
To reach the first camp from base camp, the climbers have to pass the toughest and the difficult passing through the difficult saddle ridges; and then should turn to the north climbing up through the rocky ground and through the boulder.
We are in Camp one now. From Camp I – one has to cross the rocky bowl and should climb the ridge via to the fixed lines to Camp II. From Camp II after crossing over severe rocks and ridge which lead you to a camp 2.
The climbing route from Camp II is mostly with the steep mixed alleyways of rock, ice and snow. The route leads to the slope climb to snow ground and then passes through steep snow and ice tunnel then finally along the snow ridge go to Camp III,
From here to the summit, it is steep climb on snow and ice to the right of a huge hanging glacier. From the Top of mount Ama Dablam very charming sceneries of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Island peak, Makalu, Khumbu Himalayan .
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu.
Day 04: Transfer to the airport, fly to Lukla, 2800m and trek to Phakding, 2640m. Overnight at Resort.
Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar, 3446m. Overnight in lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Khumjung, 3790m. Overnight at Resort.
Day 07: Khumjung. Visit to Gonglha for a panoramic view of Mt. Kongde, Parchamo, Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku and the villages of Thame valley and Kunde.
Day 08: Trek to Tengboche Monastery, 3860m. Overnight in lodge.
Day 09: Trek to Mt. Ama Dablam Base Camp, 4600m, situated on a large grassy meadow with a wonderful views.
Day 10-23 : Mt. Ama Dablam Climbing Period.
Day 24: Cleaning up Base Camp.
Day 25: Base Camp to Khumjung. Overnight at Resort.
Day 26: Trek to Phakding. Overnight at Resort.
Day 27: Trek to Lukla. Overnight in lodge.
Day 28: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Day 29: Kathmandu.
Day 30: Transfer to the airport and departure from Kathmandu.
Detailed Expedition Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu
Adventure HimalayaTreks warmly welcome to at airport After your arrival in the afternoon, you will be taken to the Internation Hotel for relax and refreshment.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation
Take rest, familiarize, and make a sightseeing tour to Kathmandu World Heritage Sites. The day will also be for finalizing official procedure and other necessary arrangements. You will be also briefed on the nature of expedition, equipments and team composition. You can also make your last minute buying of personal items as you will be flying to the Himalayas tomorrow.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding- 9,184 ft (2,860 m)
Fly to Lukla of Everest region. The spectacular mountain flight takes approximately 30 minutes from Kathmandu. Witness the fabulous views of the high Himalayan peaks such as, Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Ama Dablam and scores of other trekking peaks. After making necessary arrangement of porters and yaks, trek to Phakding. Overnight stay at Phakding.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar
The trek begins early morning along the steep hill to Namche Bazar. Namche, at altiude 11,300 ft (3,4450m), is the largest Sherpa town with vibrant Himalayan culture. Two consecutive nights will be spent at Namche to acclimatize with the high altitude.
Day 05: Rest & Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Day for rest and acclimatization at Namche Bazar. Also an opportunity to discover the area and familiarize with the Sherpa culture.
Day 06: Trek to Deboche
Trek further along the Everest route. Pass by several settlements and cross the Dhudh Koshi River. Along the way, witness the magnificent views of the high peaks including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. After making a steep climb arrives the Buddhist monastery of Thyangboche. Spend some time at the monastery and have a look around the place. Then decend to the village of Deboche. Stay overnight in Deboche.
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche (4,320m)
Hike to the village of Pangboche (4,000m/13,120ft). Continuing the trail further up, an overnight stay at Pheriche.
Day 08: Acclimatisation above Pheriche
Another day for acclimatization. The terrain is most suitable for higher climbing conditioning. Walk up a slope overlooking the high Himalayan valleys. A briefing on altitude in the afternoon.
Day 09: Move to Base Camp 4570m/15000ft
Trek back to Pangboche and cross the Dudh Kosi River. Climb up the trail which takes to the Ama Dablam Base Camp. The Base Camp lies at an altitude of 15,000ft (4,570m). Spend the day at the Base Camp for acclimatization and further planning.
Day 10-25: Ascending and Descending of Ama Dablam Top 6856m/22488ft
Based on their previous Himalayan Glacier Expedition experience, the expedition leader with other crew members make the planning and other necessary ground work 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 on 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 1for 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. By the Day 26, scale the peak before getting back to the Base Camp.
Day 26-27: Trek to Lukla
Trek back to Thyangboche, Namche Bazaar and Phakding finally arriving at Lukla.
Day 28: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
Morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 29: At leisure in Kathmandu
Also a reserve day to accommodate possible delay in Lukla to Kathmandu flight. If the flight is as scheduled, spend the day enjoying Kathmandu’s delights.
Day 30: Depart Kathmandu
Concluding day of Ama Dablam Expedition. AHT will have transfer you to airport for your journey ahead.
- 5 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & Breakfast (3 star)
- Permit fee of Ama Dablam 6812m. Expedition
- Food for Trekking and expedition period
- Expedition crew: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper
- Porters or Yak porter Lukla to Base camp & Base camp to Lukla
- Kathmandu -Lukla – Kathmandu flights with Cargo 50 KG per member
- Equipment allowance, daily allowance for Liaison officer, expedition crew insurance for Nepalese expedition crew.
- 1 tent for 1 person for Expedition
- Mat, dining tent, Toilet tent, Mess tent, Store tent, Table and chairs trekking for the expedition
- Local transportation in Kathmandu (Airport-hotel-airport)
- Emergency Oxygen, Mask and regulator
- Fare well dinner
Cost does not include:
- PERSONAL equipment for climbing & trekking
- Personal & medical Insurance of expedition
- Climbing food, Gas & stove above Base camp
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
- Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
- Walkie Talkie permit & personal satellite phone permit
- Oxygen & Mask -regulator
- Personal expenses
- Bar Bills & beverage
- Garbage Deposit and Deposit fee will be not refunded if the clients (climber) don’t take back their garbage to Namche Bazaar & Kathmandu.