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Ama Dablam Flash™

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Time is a valuable commodity. We are about to change the fundamentals of high-mountain expeditions. While a regular Ama Dablam expedition can require 20-30 days, our Flash expedition takes 17 days while increasing safety and chances of success. A stunning trekking route in a less frequented part of the Khumbu leads us to the Ama Dablam base camp, passing the Cho La Pass with an altitude of 5420m. This assists us – in addition to the hypoxie-tents at home – in reaching a profound acclimatization, so that once we arrive at this technically quite challenging mountain no further acclimatization rounds are needed and we can start a direct ascent attempt on the beautiful Ama Dablam. Almost sleek alpine style. However, we do not want to do without our Sherpas who set up the high camp and the route. So all we have to do at the base camp is to wait for the perfect weather window. Then our time has come. On one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. On the Ama Dablam. One of the main reasons for a failed climb of a high summit is the long acclimatization time at the mountain. The repeated ascents and descents, the threat of catching an infection at the base camp, where many people must live in a very crowded space, robs many climbers the energy even before the actual climb has started. To raise the chances of success, we begin with the acclimatization process via hypoxic tents at the participants’ home, 4 weeks prior to our actual departure to Nepal. Those tents are going to be set up by our experts and under their supervision, the expedition members body will slowly be acclimatized to a height that is equivalent to the highest Camp at Ama Dablam.


Day 1-7: Arrival in Kathmandu, onward journey and trek to basecamp
DAY 1: Arrival and get-together at the hotel in Kathmandu. Everyone will be met at the airport and taken to the hotel, regardless of whether the journey was booked individually or not. And then we will get off to a comfortable start… check in and get to know the others while enjoying a beer on the terrace and the emerging excitement of belonging to the distinguished expedition team. DAY 2: Flight to Namche Bazaar (3.440m). The ones who are there the first time, will be impressed. Even though there’s quite something going on nowadays. DAY 3: Trek to Dole (4.230m). DAY 4: Trek to Machhermo (4410m). DAY 5: An easy trekking day takes us to Dragnag (4690m). DAY 6: Trek passing the Cho La Pass (5420m) for further acclimatization, followed by a descend to Periche (4240m). DAY 7: Our last trekking day follows the way to our last Lodge before Basecamp. When we arrive in the basecamp our Sherpas have already prepared the high camps and the route.
Days 8 - 13: Ama Dablam summit ascent
DAYs 8-13: Climbing period Ama Dablam. We are well acclimatized and start the climb directly with two camps at 5600m and 5900m. No up and downs for acclimatizing on this rocky ridge. Spare days for bad weather or 2nd attempt.
Days 14 - 17: Return to Kathmandu
DAY 14: After a – hopefully – successful climb we start our journey back. Trek to Namche via Tengpoche. DAY 15: Flight with the helicopter to Kathmandu. DAY 16: Reserve day for helicopter flight in case of bad weather. DAY 17: Flight home.


  • Organisation of the expedition
  • High altitude generator and tent for 5 weeks prior to the expedition
  • IFMGA/AMGA lead guide
  • 1 night in upscale hotel in Kathmandu in a single room
  • Domestic flights Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu (incl. 20kg personal luggage and hand luggage)
  • All transfers (jeep / private shuttle)
  • Fullboard during whole expedition (in Kathmandu only breakfast)
  • Drinks at shared meals (no alcoholic drinks)
  • Double occupancy in lodges or 1 tent each 2 members during trek to the mountain
  • Porter / Yak to basecamp and back (25kg personal gear / member)
  • 1 tent each 2 members for approach and high camps
  • High camp equipment (tents, stove, gas, dishes, food)
  • Fixed ropes, fixing material
  • 1 Sherpa per climber
  • Climbing sherpas for the group
  • Gear, Insurance and helicopter rescue for all staff members
  • Medical emergency oxygen
  • Emergency medicine, pulseoxymeter
  • Kitchen staff
  • Comfortable Dome tent in basecamp, shower tent
  • Satellite communication and WIFI for a fee and depending on availability
  • Solar charging
  • Radios
  • All fees and permits
  • weather forecast
  • Safety and liability of an EU based tour operator


  • International Airfare to Kathmandu (ask for an offer)
  • Lunch in Kathmandu
  • excess luggage for flight Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Shipping costs for high altitude generator and tent outside of the EU and US
  • personal insurance
  • Visum for Nepal
  • Personal medicine
  • Personal climbing Sherpa (available for an extra charge)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • Personal climbing gear
  • Sleeping bag
  • High camp mat
  • Fees for satellite communication
  • All not specifically mentioned included services


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Ama Dablam ,
Sagarmatha National Park 
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Ama Dablam
6,812 m / 22,349 ft
27.8619 N°, 86.8612 E°
2,845 m / 9,334 ft
27.8619 N°, 86.8612 E°