Ama Dablam Expedition - 26 Days

Ama Dablam Expedition Overview

Mt. Ama Dablam, often known as the “Matterhorn of the Himalaya,” has long been regarded as one of the most beautiful mountains on the planet. Ama Dablam, located in the Himalayan range of Eastern Nepal, is one of the most majestic mountains on the globe. Ama Dablam is distinguished by its distinct pyramid shape. A glacier like a ‘Dablam,’ the sacred jewelry box worn by Sherpa women, hangs high on her Southwest face. This outstanding feature earned her the moniker “Ama Dablam”. This mountain, which is 6,812 meters above sea level (so called one of the 6000m peak) and situated beside Everest in the Khumbu valley, south of Mt. Everest, offers a spectacular close-up view of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, and Mt. Everest. This mountain is beautiful not because of its height, but because of its aesthetics. In Nepal, it is regarded as a Himalayan adornment. During the ascent to the summit, one should be treated to some spectacular vistas.

The most common route to Ama Dablam is along the South-Western Ridge. Climbers who reached the summit for the first time in 1961 took the same path. This mountain is one of Nepal’s most technically challenging climbs. The Ama Dablam expedition includes steep ice, rock, and snow climbing despite its low elevation of 6812m.

A climbing expedition to Ama Dablam is the perfect choice if you have previous climbing experience and want to fully engage as a team member on a professionally led expedition to one of the world’s most stunning mountains. Climbers typically pitch up three camps directly below and to the right of the hanging glacier “Dablam”, with only two camps being used for sleeping. The hike is easy up to camp 1, but it becomes more difficult from camp 1 to camp 2 as it follows the narrow edges of granite ridges. From camp 2 to camp 3, the challenges become significantly greater. Although there is a risk of glacier falls, it is said that adventure without risk is not adventure.

Mt. Ama Dablam Expedition Difficulty and Challenges

Climbing Ama Dablam is not an easy task, as it is a legend of a steep and indestructible peak and one of the most difficult and challenging climbs in the world. Mt. Ama Dablam is a towering peak that rises to 6,856 meters (22,493 feet). Despite the fact that ascending this peak requires technical knowledge and preparation, most climbers, expedition mountaineers, and submitters have it on their bucket list.

Climbing Ama Dablam is a difficult task that requires the assistance of guides and Sherpas. Many climbers have found Rainbow Mountain Treks to be the most promising adventure and expedition organizing company in Nepal because we look after you and your desire of reaching the peak of the world’s tallest mountains. Our customer’s valuable reviews speaks for itself. We can also create custom trekking, expedition, and peak climbing packages based on your budget, itinerary, and requirements. Simply send us a message using the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Experience Required For Ama Dablam Expedition

Climbers must be technically skilled and have good rock and ice climbing ability. Although fixed rope will be present on most of the routes, climbers should be capable of climbing steep rock and hard packed ice. We choose the standard South West ridge approach to the summit because it is the safest route, free of objective dangers like avalanche. The journey begins in Lukla (2850m), and the first few days pass through famed Sherpa territory as we ascend the beautiful Khumbu high valley. The majority of the climbing path is fixed, with no icefalls or glaciers to contend with, and it is centered on the summit of a ridge. The climb is quite safe, albeit it is exposed and steep, and it is not recommended for novices.

Ama Dablam Expedition Cost

Ama Dablam Expedition costs USD 3900 per person for 26 days. The price includes transportation, meals, and other amenities such as tents, camping, High Altitude (HA) Tents, and other items listed in the ‘Cost Includes’ section. The Mt. Ama Dablam Expedition can be done in both the spring and autumn, however we recommend going in the spring. Please contact us if you have a large group interested in any expedition through-out the Himalayas; we can provide Group Discounts as well.

Essentials Required:

Climbing Gear list prepared by Rainbow Mountain Treks.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS OF AMA DABLAM EXPEDITION:

  • Climb to the top of Mt Ama Dablam, one of the most beautiful mountains in the Himalayas (6812m).
  • One of the most technically interesting route to the summit.
  • Best set up camps and logistics.
  • Stunning vistas of the world’s most famous mountain ranges, including Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Makalu (8481m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), and several others.
  • Get a taste of Sherpa culture and people.
  • Local Sherpa Guides with extensive experience in climbing Ama Dablam.

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

As the expedition members arrive to the international airport in KTM, we will organize a private transfer from Kathmandu Airport to your hotel. That evening, you’ll meet with our representative and receive a welcome dinner featuring Nepalese Cultural Program.
Overnight at the 4 star hotel.

Day 2
Day 2: Preparation day in Kathmandu and meet-up with our Managing Director

Our company’s Managing Director will join you at the hotel and provide additional information about the expedition. We’ll finalize your trip’s documentation and permission, as well as inspect your climbing gear. If you require more hiking equipment, you will have the opportunity to purchase it on this day. A sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu Valley can also be arranged on request without additional charge.
Overnight at the 4 star hotel.
Breakfast included in the package.

Day 3
Day 3: Fly to Lukla thenTrek to Phakding(2652m/8699ft); Walking distance: 8 km; Duration: 3 hours

You leave your accommodation early in the morning to catch your flight to Lukla, the ‘Gateway to Everest.’ Because the wind gathers up speed in the afternoon and makes flying impossible, all flights to Lukla are booked early in the day. This flight will be one of the highlights of your entire journey. As soon as the plane lifts off, you’ll be welcomed by unending rows of Himalayan Mountains spanning as far as the eye can see. Lukla’s airstrip is a tiny strip of asphalt perched above a cliff. Landing at this airport, which is known as one of the world’s most extreme airports, is sure to raise your heart rate and give you goosebumps.
You will meet your porters at the airport, who will carry the majority of your heavy stuff. You stroll down to Phakding from the airport, passing through the bustling local market. The first day’s trip is a short one with spectacular views of the Dudh Koshi River and the surrounding alpine woods. You reach the metal suspension bridge that spans the Dudh Koshi River after dodging mule trains with porters carrying big goods and other fellow trekkers. To get to Phakding, you have to cross your first suspension bridge. In the days ahead, there will be many more crossings on swaying metal bridges like these! Visit a nearby teahouse before exploring the area or calling it a day and getting some much-needed rest. It’s going to be a long day tomorrow.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the guesthouse stay.

Day 4
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m/11283) Distance: 10 to 12 km, Duration: 6 hours

You get up early after breakfast and set off on the path to Namche. It is a strenuous walk with many steep ascents. The scenery, on the other hand, is spectacular, and you can’t help but stop several times to take it all in. You enter Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vast repository of uncommon Himalayan flora and fauna, as you approach Monjo.
Crossing the tallest bridge in the Khumbu Region is one of the highlights of today’s walk. The Hillary Bridge is named after Hillary Rodham Clinton. Entering Sagarmatha National Park and seeing Mount Everest for the first time. Namche, the day’s rest break, is one of the Everest Trek’s most famous sites. Namche is a Sherpa hamlet cut into the side of a high mountain face. Namche is the Khumbu commercial district, with traditional stone residences, local teahouses, luxury resorts, appealing cafes and bakeries, and shops offering trinkets. This Sherpa settlement attracts traders from the upper peaks with banks, ATM booths, money exchange centers, and a bustling local market.
You’ll spend the night in a cozy teahouse managed by a Sherpa family. Before retiring for the night, take a hot shower and eat a full dinner.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the guesthouse stay.

Day 5
Day 5: Acclimatization Day, Hike to Everest View Hotel (3,962m/12995ft) 3 to 4 kilometers walking distance, 3 to 4 hours walking time

This day is dedicated to acclimatization. It’s critical to prepare your body for high altitude and thin air because you’ll be walking exceeding 4000 meters in the next days. A trip up to the hills above Namche will be led by your guide. You go to the Shyangboche village and the magnificent Hotel Everest View.
This is one of the world’s highest hotels, the creation of a Japanese entrepreneur. From the hotel’s sundeck, take in breathtaking views of Ama Dablam, Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Khumbila, and Kwangde. Later, visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and the Everest Arts Gallery in Namche.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the guesthouse stay.

Day 6
Day 6: Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Distance - 10 to 11 km, Duration: 5 hours

Day 6: Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Distance – 10 to 11 km, Duration: 5 hours
Today’s hike will take place at a leisurely pace. As you leave Namche Bazaar, your path ascends past fragrant rhododendron groves and passes by peaceful Himalayan villages. This stretch of the trek is considered by many hikers to be the most scenic. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse are just a handful of the magnificent peaks that rise over the trail. You’ll continue climbing past the Imja Khola, which is a tributary of the Dudh Koshi and drains the Everest slopes. Today’s goal is Tengboche, the spiritual heart of the Khumbu, where the two rivers converge. The significant Tengboche Monastery is located in this settlement, which is why it is so well-known. This is the largest gompa you’ll see on your journey, and it’s a breathtaking site to behold: bordered by pines and azaleas and set against the backdrop of Ama Dablam, it’s difficult to imagine a more dramatic location. Take a look inside to see the monastery’s beautiful artwork and statuary. You’ll spend the night in Tengboche at a guesthouse.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included in the package.

Day 7
Day 7: Trek from Tengbuche to Ama Dablam Base Camp(4,570m/14,989 ft); Distance: 10-11km, Duration: 5 hrs

Following the journey to Ama Dablam Base Camp, after breakfast. You will cross the Imja Khola and continue through Pangboche’s village. The trail continues to the picturesque Ama Dablam Base Camp, passing through summer pastures where yaks graze. You’ll spend the night camping.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included in the package.

Day 8
Day 8-21: Ama Dablam Expedition Climbing Period

We will set aside approximately 14 days for climbing. Before attempting the summit of Ama Dablam, you will perform one rotation climb up to Camp III. The importance of health and safety, acclimatization, preparation, and teamwork cannot be overstated. So of course, you should adapt to changing weather conditions on the mountain.
You’ll spend the nights camping.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included.

Day 9
Day 22: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m/11283ft); Duration: 5hrs

We descend the same trail we took to ascend, passing past Pangboche village. The path descends to a river. We trek for an hour up through the forest after crossing the river to reach Tengboche. We’ll also pass the largest gompa we saw on our journey. Following that, we carry on to Namche Bazar descending the paths past fragrant rhododendron groves and passing by peaceful Himalayan villages.
We’ll spend the night in Namche Bazar at a guesthouse managed by the Sherpa families.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included.

Day 10
Day 23: Trek from Namche Bazar to Lukla (2810m/9219ft); Duration: 7hrs

We hike down the footpath toward the Sagarmatha National Park gate in Jorsale, fueled by new energy. Later, Lukla’s pathway takes us back to the first settlements we saw two weeks ago. The high summits are obscured by the slopes at this point. This final evening in the mountains is the best time for a farewell party with your Sherpa guides and porters, as well as a chance to try ‘chhyang'(a local authentic alcoholic beverage made by fermenting rice), try Nepali and Sherpa dance, and reflect on your unforgettable life-long adventure moment. At this time, the staff will be looking for some well-deserved tips as a token of appreciation.
Overnight stay at the guest house.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included.

Day 11
Day 24: Fly back to Kathmandu

You will fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla early in the morning. Our representative will meet you at the airport and drive you to the hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast is included on the package.

Day 12
Day 25: Free day in Kathmandu

A day is set aside for emergencies and weather-related flight delays. If everything goes according to plan, you can spend the day however you like. You can go on a city tour, visit markets, look for souvenirs, relax at a spa, or stay at your hotel.
*After such a breath-taking adventure, we would recommend you to visit the Chitwan National Park so you can relax and recollect all your energy before returning back to your home to continue your normal busy working life.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast is included on the package.

Day 13
Day 26: Farewell and Departure Day

Return to the airport after saying your goodbyes to Kathmandu. You will be transported to the international airport to guarantee that you arrive on time for your flight. If you want to prolong your stay, please let us know and we’ll help you arrange your journey to the Himalayas or anywhere throughout Nepal and Bhutan.
Breakfast is included.

Cost

Cost Includes

  • Private car transportation (Airport-Hotel-Airport, trekking, adventure pick-up and drop-off).
  • A welcome dinner featuring Nepali culture program.
  • Four-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast.
  • Expert Nepalese expedition crews; 1 Base Camp guide, 1 Cook, essential Kitchen boys, 1 Tent for sleeping, Dining Tent, Tables, Chairs, Mattress, Toilet Tent, Mess Tent, Shower Tent, Kitchen tent staff and Liaison officer tent, and Kitchen utensils for each person.
  • Hot, nutritious and sanitary continental meals (B-L-D) until Base Camp.
  • Charges for crew equipment, daily wages, expedition insurance, and other services.
  • Ama Dablam permit cost for the expedition, trekking permit, and National Park Entrance Fees.
  • 20 kg per person baggage allowance (Expedition equipment luggage or barrels carried by Porter or Yak). (Transport of all food and climbing gear to and from base camp.)
  • Air fare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu), domestic airport tax, and cargo expenses.
  • Liaison officer's daily allowance, three meals, and air ticket
  • Satellite Phone (US $ 5 & Euro 4 per minute, Pay-call service till Base Camp)
  • Gammo Bag for the member's life-saving device in the event of altitude sickness.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepalese crews, as well as basic medical services for members until Base Camp

Cost Excludes

  • Flights to and from your country.
  • Fees for Nepal entry visas and re-entry visas (Can be obtained at the airport on upon arrival).
  • Departure tax at international airport.
  • Unless otherwise specified, personal local transportation in Kathmandu.
  • Above base camp, personal climbing gear and equipment.
  • Above base camp, high-altitude food, gas, and stove
  • Major meals throughout your time in Kathmandu: Lunch and Dinner
  • All beverages, with the exception of tea and coffee
  • Travel, accident, medical, and emergency evacuation insurance.
  • Expenses for personal medications and first-aid.
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Oxygen, mask, and regulator
  • Sherpa Climbing Guide (can be arranged for an added cost).
  • Customs duty on expedition items coming by air or road. Postage letters, laundry service, phone calls, and all other personal items.
  • Permits for walkie-talkies, radios, and satellite phones
  • US$500 summit bonus for climbing Sherpa guide (if Sherpa guide is required by the climbers)
  • Tips for crew members.
How long does it takes to climb Mt. Ama Dablam?

Rainbow Mountain Treks provides a typical 26-day Mt. Ama Dablam climb. We offer one of the best itineraries available since we combine a fantastic combination of acclimatization and preparation time.

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Ama Dablam Expedition
From $3,900.00
per Adult

Trip Information

  • Private Vehicle (To & From Airport) & Flight(Ktm to Lukla and back)
  • Minimum 2 People Maximum 6 People Per Group
  • 6812m/22350ft
  • 4 Star Hotel in KTM, Teahouse/guesthouse during the trip
  • Extremely Fit
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Spring - March, April, May
  • Expedition
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the trip & Breakfast only in KTM
  • 18


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