Ama Dablam Expedition - 35 Days

Trip facts

Trip Code: GHA-AEN-54
Duration: 35 Days
Best Season: Mar - May/Sep - Nov
Max. Altitude: 6,856 M
Trip Grade: Challenging
Accommodations: Hotel, Lodge, Camp
Transportation: Flight, Private Vehicle

Amadablam, One of the most beautiful mountain in the world which is popular for the most beautiful alpine rock climb of its kind and is considered one of the Himalayas most spectacular ascents. Although the height is only 6,812m it requires steep ice, rock and snow climbing. The ascent on Amadablam not only offers the Panoramic view of four of the world highest peaks: cho Oyu, Lhotse, Everest and Makalu but also justifies the highest level of climbing artistry. Normally, three camps are set in the approach above the base camp (4,570m), however, only two camps are used to spend the night. The normal route for climbing is south-west Ridge.

Most of the mountaineering beginners start their climbing through this Mt. Ama Dablam 6,812m. Ama Dablam is a small snowcapped peak of 6,812m lying in the Everest region. The 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. From the Top of Mt. Ama Dablam very charming sceneries of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Island peak, Makalu, Khumbu Himalayan and rest of the snowcapped surrounded mountains can be envisioned.

Itienery Overview

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour.

Day 03: Preparation day at Kathmandu.

Day 04: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding.

Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Acclimatization day at Namche.

Day 07: Trek to Tengboche.

Day 08: Trek to Ama Dablam base camp.

Day 09: Acclimatization at base camp.

Day 10-29: Climbing period to Mt. Ama Dablam.

Day 30: Trek to Khumjung.

Day 31: Trek to Phakding.

Day 32: Trek to Lukla.

Day 33: Fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 34: Rest day at Kathmandu.

Day 35: Transfer to Airport for final departure.

Useful Informations

Useful Info

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel, O/N at hotel with BB basis.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour. O/N at hotel with BB basis.

Day 03: Preparation day at Kathmandu. O/N at hotel with BB basis.

Day 04: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding. O/N at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar. O/N at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 06: Acclimatization day at Namche. O/N at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 07: Trek to Tengboche. O/N at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 08: Trek to Ama Dablam base camp. O/N at tented camp with BLD basis.

Day 09: Acclimatization at base camp. O/N at tented camp with BLD basis.

Day 10-29: Climbing period to Mt. Ama Dablam.

Day 30: Trek to Khumjung. O/N at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 31: Trek to Phakding. O/N at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 32: Trek to Lukla. O/N at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 33: Fly back to Kathmandu. O/N at hotel with BB basis.

Day 34: Rest day at Kathmandu. O/N at hotel with BB basis.

Day 35: Transfer to Airport for final departure.

Price Include

  1. International & Domestic Airport transport as per the program.
  2. Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  3. Kathamndu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight for member, staffs and equipments.
  4. Yaks and Porters for transportation of equipments from Lukla and back.
  5. Food and accommodation on tea houses on the way to base camp and back.
  6. 1 Sirdar for the whole climbing team.
  7. 1 Personal climbing Sherpa to each climber.
  8. Cook and Kitchen Helper at Base Camp.
  9. Cook at Advanced Base Camp.
  10. All kitchen and Dining equipments for Base Camp and Advence Base Camp
  11. Food, fuel, fresh vegetables, fruits, and meat at base camp during the expedition.
  12. High quality tents for all camps.
  13. All group climbing equipments.
  14. Communication and electrical equipments for the mountain.
  15. 5 bottles of 3 ltr Poisk oxygen for member; 3 each for the Sherpas, and mask
  16. Ama Dablam Climbing Permit,
  17. Food, accommodation, Salary, Equipment, Medicine and insurance for all staff.
  1. International Airfare and necessary Airport taxes.
  2. Nepal Entry Visa Fees (bring accurate USD cash and two Passport photographs)
  3. Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
  4. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu bacause of early return form mountain or late departure.
  5. Temple & Monastaries Entry fees in Kathmandu and trekking.
  6. Travel Insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation
  7. All Personal & Bar Expenses in Kathmandu and during the trek.
  8. Tips for trekking staff and driver ( Tipping is expected ).
  9. Personal Necessary trekking equipment ( see the trekking equipment page.
  10. Any others expenses which are not mentioned above.

Price Exclude

  1. International Airfare and necessary Airport taxes.
  2. Nepal Entry Visa Fees (bring accurate USD cash and two Passport photographs)
  3. Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
  4. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu bacause of early return form mountain or late departure.
  5. Temple & Monastaries Entry fees in Kathmandu and trekking.
  6. Travel Insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation
  7. All Personal & Bar Expenses in Kathmandu and during the trek.
  8. Tips for trekking staff and driver ( Tipping is expected ).
  9. Personal Necessary trekking equipment ( see the trekking equipment page.
  10. Any others expenses which are not mentioned above.

FaQS

ESSENTIAL PERSONAL CLIMBING GEAR
Alpine Climbing Harness: Alpine climbing harness should be light and simple in design,easy to put on and take off with gloves on,with positively foolproof locking features.

CRAMPONS: Crampons must fit boots perfectly; steel crampons with anit-balling and ability to toe point positively and safety into ice.

ICE AXE: Ice axe should ba versatile light general purpose ice climbing axe not too aggressive.

ASCENDER: Ascender: Ascender or Jamar, a mechanical device used for ascending on a rope; must be suitable to be used with gloves or mittens.

MULTI-LED HEAD LAMP: Multi-LED Head Lamp and spare batteries are essential items,we do not recommend single bulb lights due to its low reliablity and a single point of failure.

KARABINERS : Minimum two locking carabineers, 1 large and 1 small and 4 regular.

RAPPEL DEVISE: Figure 8, ACT or similar; be familiar with Munter Hitch as it may safe your life if you loose your Rappel device and you will at some stage.

SKI POLES: Very handy for the approach; adjustable types are the best and are recommended type.

SLINGS: One 3m(10ft) and three 2m(6ft). Masks,hoses,and regulators: Good quality for your safety.

CLIMBING HELMET: Climbing helmet is essential safety gear for crossing areas under rocks and ice cliffs; light weight is an essential feature.

HALTIMETER: An altimeter is an instrument used within planes,satellites and by individuals at elevations to measure the altitude. Clothing Upper body

  • One T-shirt Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200.
  • Two long Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 shirts.
  • One polar fleece pullovers,medium weight.
  • One polar fleece jacket.
  • One Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable jacket with large hood to accommodate climbing helmet.
  • Lightweight down jacket for chilly days in base camp or warm layer when stooping for short breaks.
  • One very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood or a down/duvet suit if you prefer,for high altitude use.


NOTE: Your clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks,bin-liners,or large plastic bags.


CLOTHING-HANDS:

  • One pair lightweight poly-liner gloves. These will be worm when tying knots,but not inside your mitts.
  • One pairs mittens,consists of 1 Goretex over mitt matched with the very warm polar fleece mittliner.
  • Clothing-Heads:
  • Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears
  • Balaclava
  • Scarf or neck sleeve
  • Face mask
  • Ball cap or brimmed sun cap
  • Glacier Sunglass with side shields
  • One pair ski goggles (optional with light and dark lens)
  • Bandana or head scarf,useful for dusty conditions.


CLOTHING-LOWER BODY :

  • Icebreaker Merino 150 underwear briefs.
  • One pair walking shorts.
  • One pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp.
  • Two pair Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 thermal bottoms.
  • One pair Icebreaker Merino 200 weight thermal bottoms.
  • One pair polar fleece trousers.
  • One pair Gore-Tex trousers or bibs.Waterproof/breathable with full side zips.
  • One pair of Goose-down (duvet) trousers or bibs. You may prefer a down (duvet).

NOTE: Your clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks,bin-liners,or large plastic bags.

CLOTHING-FEET :

  • One pair one-sport Millet Everest overboots or equivalent (with Aveolite liners; good quality plastic shells with inner boot; avoid tight fit with heavy socks.)
  • One pair sturdy leather or synthetic (Gortex) hiking boots with good ankle support for the walk to advanced base camp.
  • One pair cross-trainers,running shoes/sandals for Kathmandu and in camp.
  • One pair down booties (optional).
  • Two pair med-heavy poly or wool socks.
  • Two pair of liner socks.Polypropylene or wool.
  • Vapourbarrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags.
  • Two pair lightweight trekking socks,poly or wool.
  • Light Icebreaker Merino wool or cotton socks for in town.
  • Travel and sleeping Gear.


RUCKSACKS

  • One medium rucksack (50-70 litters/3000-4500 cubic inches,can be used for airplane carry).
  • Two large (120L/7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable.
  • Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.


SLEEPING GEAR:

  • For high altitude,one down (duvet) sleeping bag (rated to -35 c (-30 F). In the high camp you can sleep in your down (duvet) clothing inside your sleeping bag.
  • For base camp, one additional sleeping bag (good to -20 c (-5 F).
  • At least 3 closed cell foam mats for use in base camp and high altitude, which can be purchased in Kathmandu inexpensively; we do not recommend inflatable mats due to high prohability of accidental puncture.

NOTE: Your sleeping bags should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks, bib-liners,or large plastic bags.

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