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The Ama Dablam expedition is renowned as one of the most beautiful and technically challenging climbing peaks globally, attracting mountaineers and trekkers alike. Situated at 6,856 meters above sea level, its summit pyramid has captivated countless enthusiasts. Ama Dablam embodies the ultimate mountaineering dream. To embark on this journey, participants join a small group, ensuring personalized attention and safety. Each participant is accompanied by an experienced Nepalese mountain guide, providing invaluable support throughout the expedition. The climbing itinerary follows the normal route from the southwest, pioneered by notable climbers in 1961. Nestled in the Khumbu massif, at the base of Everest and Lhotse, the expedition offers unparalleled views and challenges. The journey from base camp to summit spans 15 days, dedicated to acclimatization, rest, camp fixes, and the final ascent. The route entails traversing ridgelines, negotiating rock formations, and overcoming vertical projections, such as the infamous "yellow tower." Ascending from camp 3 to the summit involves navigating steep snow slopes and glacier snowfields, culminating in breathtaking panoramic views of iconic peaks, Ama Dablam beckons adventurers seeking the ultimate mountaineering experience, promising not only a summit conquest but also a profound connection with the majestic Himalayas.

Itinerary

day 1DAY 1: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our local team warmly welcomes you at the airport. You will then be escorted to the hotel, where you can enjoy some well-deserved relaxation. The itinerary includes a briefing about the trek's progress and presentation, followed by leisure time. If you arrive in the morning, you'll have the entire day at your disposal. This can be used for rest or for those interested, to explore the surroundings freely. It's an ideal chance to deeply experience Nepalese culture and indulge in the local culinary delights. Transfer to hotel Final altitude: approximately 1350 m Meals: Dinner Accommodation: night in the hotel
day 2DAY 2: PREPARE FOR TREKKING AND EXPLORE KATHMANDU VALLEY (1350M)
We reserve this day for sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and to prepare for trekking. After having a warm breakfast, we will leave the hotel in a private vehicle with an experienced tour guide. We will visit several UNESCO-listed world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and the famous Swayambhunath stupa, and the Boudhanath stupa. These places are famous to have inherited ancient religious practices, architecture, and culture. But also make the last purchases if necessary and above all optimize the luggage in a mountaineering bag and a trekking bag. Final altitude: approximately 1350 m Meals: dinner Accommodation: night in the hotel
day 3DAY 3: KATHMANDU - FLIGHT TO LUKLA (2850 M) - PHAKDING (2760 M)
Either a morning transfer to Kathmandu airport or very early departure (around 4 am) for Ramechhap airport and breakfast organized on your arrival before your flight to Lukla. This visual flight, which can only be done in good weather conditions, offers a magnificent panorama of the Himalayas.On arrival in Lukla, the organization of the loads with the porters and the Sherpas then the start of the trek. walking : approximately 3 hours Final altitude: approximately 2,610 m Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner Accommodation: night in a lodge
day 4DAY 4: TREKKING FROM PHAKDING TO NAMCHE BAZAR
We travel up the Dudh Khola River, with the magnificent Himalayan pines lining our route. Several bridges make us change banks according to the meanders of the river. Steep climb to the capital of Khumbu (Sherpa country). On the way, we admire the Thamserku and from time to time we see Everest. In Namche Bazaar, visit the village, very picturesque. You can walk the alleys of this village built in an amphitheater. 6 hrs of walking Final altitude: approximately 3,440 m Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner Accommodation: night in a lodge
day 5DAY 5: HIKING NAMCHE — KHUMJUNG — NAMCHE
We climb in a small forest and admire for the first time the high peaks of Khumbu (Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam), we arrive in the villages of Kunde and Khumjung. It may be possible to visit the “Hillary High School” and the Kunde hospital built on Hillary's initiative. walking: about 3 h Final altitude: approximately 3,440 m Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner Accommodation: night in a lodge
day 6DAY 6: TREKKING FROM NAMCHE TO TANGBOCHE
Leaving Namche, the path climbs above the houses to reach the ridge line. Passage of a small pass, then descent to the village of Khumjung. Superb view of the prince of the place, the Ama Dablam. Very nice day, a walk with beautiful views of the Himalayan range. We reach Tengboche, dominated by its gompa, a Buddhist monastery, which is a high place in Nepal. We are at the foot of Ama Dablam walking: about 6 h Final altitude: approximately 3,860 m Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner Accommodation: night in a lodge.Tea house
day 7DAY 7: TREKKING FROM TANGBOCHE TO PANGBOCHE (3,960 M)
A long stage that familiarizes your body with the altitude. The route offers an almost permanent view of the Ama Dablam but also the Thamserku while climbing steadily. We pass Pangboche, which was until the arrival of tourism one of the last permanently inhabited high-altitude villages. Many Pangboche villagers have gone on expeditions to the highest peaks and Everest. Porters, then altitude sherpas, and finally guides for those who have realized their dream. The village also paid a heavy price to the mountain. You enter the heart of the upper Khumbu, and the landscape becomes more mineral. Dingboche (4400m) marks the intersection of the Chukhung and Everest valleys. walking: about 3 h Final altitude: approximately 3,960 m Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner Accommodation: night in a lodge
day 8DAY 8: TREKKING FROM PANGBOCHE — AMA DABLAM BASE CAMP ( 4,600M)
We branch off towards the base camp of Ama Dablam. The camp is very nice with a nice flat surface. The view of Ama Dablam is breathtaking! walking: 5 h Final altitude: approximately 4,600 m Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner Accommodation: night in a tent or in a lodge
day 9DAY 9To 23: AMA DABLUM ASCENT
In the next 15 days, we focus on acclimatization, rest, and establishing high-altitude camps for the summit ascent. The route from base camp to high camp (5400m) follows a ridgeline with a gentle slope. From high camp to Camp 1 (5800m), we navigate large rocks, with Camp 1 above a slippery slab. Camp 1 to Camp 2 (6000m) involves traversing a horizontal ridge, culminating in the "yellow tower." Camp 3 (6300m), we tackle steep snow/ice sections and the gray tower. (only if need we set camp 3) Finally, Camp 2/Camp 3 to the summit (6856m) presents steep snow slopes and a breathtaking view of peaks, including Everest, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.
day 10DAY 24 and 25 : TREKKING FROM BASE CAMP - TENGBOCHE TO NAMCHEE BAZAR (3440M) LUKLA (2850 M)
We leave the base camp and reach the main valley at Pangboche. We retrieve the main route that leads us to Namche We soon taste the gentle warmth of the low valleys descending the forested gorges of the Dudh Khosi, crossing the villages of Monjo and Phakding, before going back to Lukla where we thank the team of porters. We will spend our last evening in the heart of Khumbu.
day 11DAY 26: FLIGHT LUKLA TO KATHMANDU
Early in the morning, the atmosphere at Lukla airport is often effervescent. A small plane takes us back to Kathmandu (subject to weather conditions) where we find our hotel in the city center. Free time so that everyone can discover the city at their leisure Meals: breakfast Accommodation: night in a hotel
day 12DAY 27: KATHMANDU
free day Meals: breakfast Accommodation: night in a hotel
day 13DAY 28: FINAL DEPARTURE TO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
free time depending on the departure time of your flight and our representative will drop you at the airport, ending your journey in Nepal. We hope to be of service to you again. Thank you and safe travels. Meals: breakfast

Inclusion

  • Expert climbing Sherpas for the group (personal Sherpas available upon request)
  • Full service trek to base camp with all teahouses and all meals
  • Round trip return flights for you and your gear from KTM-Lukla and Lukla to KTM
  • Personal equipment check in KTM and guided shopping trips for renting/hiring and purchasing
  • Meeting you at the airport and airport transfer to the hotel
  • Yak transport of all equipment to and from basecamp
  • Skillful base camp cooks
  • Three meals each day, on trek, in basecamp, and at high altitude above basecamp
  • Group emergency equipment, medical equipment and satellite phone
  • Private tents in basecamp (no sharing)
  • Comfortable base camp with dining mess tent, tables and chairs, showers, bathroom, and solar charger
  • Guided training on cliffs and glaciers around basecamp
  • All ropes, tents and high altitude climbing equipment.
  • Full high altitude service to the summit and back
  • All permit fees and liaison officers
  • Two nights stay in a good quality comfortable Kathmandu hotel on arrival and two nights prior to departure in a double room. Private rooms are available for a small additional fee.

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Mountain climbing rescue and travel insurance
  • Personal climbing equipment and clothing
  • Gratuities for staff
  • Nepalese visa

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Alpinist Club
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Adventure, Explore, climb, challenge
03 Apr 2024 (28 Days)
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Expedition Information
$5,300
Q2
Ama Dablam 
Mountaineering, 
Climbing, 
Trekking 
Fitness Level
4
Technical Level
5
Group Size
2-7
Ratio
1:1
Alpinist Club
alpinist club
Adventure, Explore, climb, challenge
Continent:
Asia
Country:
Nepal
Location:
Ama Dablam
Elevation:
6,812 m / 22,349 ft
GPS:
27.8619 N°, 86.8612 E°