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Mount Ama Dablam Expedition

Mount Ama Dablam Expedition

Ama Dablam 6,856m (22,494ft) is one of the most stunning peaks in the Khumbu region and one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Popularly known as the ‘Matterhorn of the Himalaya’, the overwhelming ice-coated granite pyramid of Ama Dablam dominates the sky above the trekker’s trail to the Everest Base Camp. The mountain derives its name from the glacier lying on its Southwest face. The glacier looks like a jewel box hanging on the neck of the mountain, hence the name Ama Dablam, literally meaning ‘The Mother’s Jewel Box’. Interestingly, when a team led by Edmund Hillary scaled the mountain for the first time, Nepal’s King nearly imprisoned Hillary for climbing the sacred Ama Dablam without permission.

CLIMBING ROUTE DISCRIPTION
The standard ascent to Ama Dablam is made via the South-Western Ridge, the same route followed by Ward (UK), Bishop (USA) and Gill (NZ) in the first ascent of the mountain in 1961 AD. The route offers varied and sustained climb with reasonable level of difficulty. Three high camps are set up at strategic points. Camp 1 (5600m), Camp 2 (5900m) and Camp 3 (6200m) with Base Camp at 4500m and High Camp at 5000m.
The climb is moderate up to Camp 1, then it gets challenging up along the narrow granite ridge. Negotiating pitches of steep ice and snow slopes, the route gets more technical from Camp 2.  From Camp 3, skirt around the hanging glacier or the Dablam, cross snow arête (A sharp ridge) and bergschrund (A gap or crevasse at the edge) between ice cliffs, and scale the summit.


Spring

  • MAXIMUM:

    32 Days
  • ENTRY:

    Kathmandu - Lukla - Namchebazar - Amadablam Base Camp(By Flight)
  • EXIT:

    Amadablam Base Camp - Namchebazar - Lukla - Kathmandu(By Flight)

Mount Ama Dablam Expedition Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
  • Day 02 : Pre-trip Meeting and preparation day.
  • Day 03 : Preparation day - Briefing in Tourism Ministry
  • 14 April, 2017: Day 04 : Fly to Lukla (2,804m) - 35 mins. Trek to Phakding (2,610m) - 3 hrs
  • 15 April, 2017: Day 05 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m) - 5.5 hrs
  • 16 April, 2017: Day 06 : Namche Bazaar acclimatization day.
  • 17 April, 2017: Day 07 : Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 m)- 5 hrs.
  • 18 April, 2017: Day 08 : Trek to Dingboche (4350 m)- 6 hrs.
  • 19 April, 2017: Day 09 : Trek to Ama Dablam base camp (4600 m)- 5 hrs.
  • 20 April - 07th May, 2017: Day 10-27 : Climbing period for Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812m)
  • 08 May, 2017: Day 28 : Trek to Namche Bazaar
  • 09 May, 2017: Day 29 : Trek to Lukla
  • 10 May, 2017: Day 30 : Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • 11 May, 2017: Day 31 : Rest Day at Kathmandu
  • 12 May, 2017: Day 32 : Departure to your country

DETAILED ITINERARY 

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and will be displaying an Ramdung Expedition signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. At evening you’ll be accompanied by welcome dinner in typical Nepali restaurant.Overnight at Hotel (D)

Day 02 : Pre-trip Meeting and preparation day.
in the morning breakfast, we introduce to our guide for your nice trip. You may ask anything if you have queries. We will provide duffel bag also. Overnight at Hotel (B) 

Day 03 : Preparation day - Briefing in Tourism Ministry
Overnight at Hotel (B)

Day 04 : Fly to Lukla (2,804m) - 35 mins. Trek to Phakding (2,610m) - 3 hrs
An early morning start takes us to the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804m). On arrival at the airport guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2,610m). After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2,713m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550m) it is a short walk to Phakding. Overnight at guesthouse. (BLD)

Day 05 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m) - 5.5 hrs
We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar (considered the Gateway to Everest) is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is the biggest town along the Everest trail. Overnight at guesthouse. (BLD)

Day 06 : Namche Bazaar acclimatization day.
We spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We will trek a short distance to a museum that is celebrated for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We also hike up the Syangboche Airport near the Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. Overnight at guesthouse. (BLD)

Day 07 : Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 m)- 5 hrs.
The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi, with magnificent views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3860 meters today. After five hours we’ll reach Tengboche, where the local monastery can be seen. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a twenty foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony in either the evening or morning, depending on how the day’s trekking progressed. Overnight at guesthouse. (BLD)

Day 08 : Trek to Dingboche (4350 m)- 6 hrs.
From Thyangboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues for six hours, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche, with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We’ll set a leisurely pace to adjust to the altitude (4350m). Overnight at guesthouse. (BLD) 

Day 09 : Trek to Ama Dablam base camp (4600 m)- 5 hrs.
We trek back down the trail to the bridge at Pangboche and cross the Dudh Kosi before climbing up the far side of the river and following the trail and ridgeline up to the base camp (three and a half hours from Pangboche). Base camp is located in an idyllic spot from which the majority of the route is visible. At an altitude of about 4600m (15,000ft), it provides a comfortable escape from the rigors of the climb. Our porters deposit their loads and leave us here for the next three weeks, with only our Sirdar, Sherpas and culinary staff remaining. Overnight at Camping (BLD)


Day 10-27 :     Climbing period for Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812m)
We do not provide a day-to-day itinerary for the climb period, as this will be determined by the expedition leader and members. Guides will take a flexible approach based on what fits with climbers’ and their own experience. Typically, the team will spend a few days at the base camp organizing food, practicing rope skills, and acclimatizing before moving above the base camp. It is normal to 'tag,' or spend at least one night in Camp 1 (5700m), as part of any acclimatization schedule before returning to the base camp, resting, and preparing for a summit push.

Summit push will be normally at the mid night. So that team reached at top early in the morning. Catch breathtaking sunrise and surrounding view then get back to base camp before getting affected by heat.

Day 28 : Trek to Namche Bazaar
We descend six hours to Namche Bazaar (3441m). If we are lucky, we’ll arrive at market time in Namche. Regardless, there is always fabulous food to be found, including delicious espresso, yak steaks, and chocolate cake with frosting! This market is where lowland porters bearing supplies meet the highland Sherpa and Tibetan people who have journeyed over high passes from many miles away to trade food and supplies for their houses and villages. Enjoy and celebrate your expedition. Overnight at guesthouse (BLD)

Day 29 : Trek to Lukla
Finally we return to Lukla where we started our trek, which might seem like a lifetime ago. We'll spend some time enjoying and reflecting on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. We also have some spare time to explore the town some more. Overnight at a guesthouse. (BLD)

Day 30 : Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
On your flight back to Kathmandu as you leave Lukla, you can enjoy some last-minute glimpses of the mountains you just recently visited. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our airport representative will transfer you to your hotel from the airport. Overnight at a hotel. (D)

Day 31 : Rest Day at Kathmandu
Today you’ll have free in Kathmandu. You can have sightseeing in the cultural heritage inside Kathmandu, buy souveniers and thankas to take back home or anything as the day is free and easy. Overnight at Hotel (B)

Day 32 : Departure to your country
The journey within the mountains of Nepal comes to an end today. At last approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight, a representative from Ramdung Expedition escorts you to the airport. Farewell…(B)

Note:
The above itinerary is a guideline and standard suggested pattern chosen by majority of our customers. Your final itinerary will be customized according to your available time and requirements. The final itinerary duration and schedule may be reduced or extended depending on your time, budget, your fitness, class of service or any other preferences. The quote will be provided for you initial requirements and can be adjusted with mutual agreement should you require modifying these requirements.


Mount Ama Dablam Expedition Cost Detail

Mountaineering expedition price varies depending on group size, expedition category (full board / base camp service), your budget, itinerary design, accommodation (budget to 5 star), level of service above the base camp, the number of climbing guides, base camp staffs, mode of transport you prefer and many other factors. The price range for the same trip can vary widely. Our prices are competitive one as we believe in more time visit than once.

Please e-mail us for up-to-date prices for this program.


Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel/airport transfers
  • 5 nights hotel (4/5 star) in Kathmandu, bb plan
  • Mt. Ama Dablam expedition permit, Sagarmatha National park and necessary permit fee.
  • Scheduled flight : Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
  • 40 Kg weight per climber is allowed
  • Necessary porters and mules for carrying equipment & loads
  • Twin sharing accommodation in lodge/teahouse while trekking
  • 3 times meals per day, teas & coffees in trekking & base camp days
  • 1 tent per climber of North face or similar for Base Camp
  • Dining, Kitchen, Store tent, mattress and all camping facilities needed in BC
  • Experienced and professional staff at BC : Base camp manager, cook, kitchen boy
    - Government liaisons officer
  • Equipment allowance, wages, life, medical & life, medical & rescue insurance for all Nepali members.
  • Emergency oxygen, mask & regulator at ABC (use and pay)
  • Immediate Rescue co-ordination (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Generator or solar panel for charging & lighting in Base camp
  • Satellite phone on pay call basis (1min = $ 3)

Cost Excludes

  • International flight ticket, taxes and visas
  • Lunch & dinner, hotel after 5 nights in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking & climbing equipment
  • Excess personal climber baggage transport Ktm-lua-BC $ 10 per kg one way.
  • All expenses of personal nature like bar bills, laundry, telephone etc.
  • Insurance for travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost baggage.
  • Applicable permit fee & custom fee for SAT phone, filming camera, communications - equipment (if brought)
  • limbing Bonus & summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (if your used sherpa), Tips for Base Camp Staff
  • All not mentioned in cost include part


Book This Trip

Autumn

  • MAXIMUM:

    32 Days
  • ENTRY:

    Kathmandu - Lukla - Namchebazar - Amadablam Base Camp(By Flight)
  • EXIT:

    Amadablam Base Camp - Namchebazar - Lukla - Kathmandu(By Flight)

Mount Ama Dablam Expedition Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
  • Day 02 : Pre-trip Meeting and preparation day.
  • Day 03 : Preparation day - Briefing in Tourism Ministry
  • 15th Oct, 2017: Day 04 : Fly to Lukla (2,804m) - 35 mins. Trek to Phakding (2,610m) - 3 hrs
  • 16th Oct, 2017: Day 05 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m) - 5.5 hrs
  • 17th Oct, 2017: Day 06 : Namche Bazaar acclimatization day.
  • 18th Oct, 2017: Day 07 : Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 m)- 5 hrs.
  • 19th Oct, 2017: Day 08 : Trek to Dingboche (4350 m)- 6 hrs.
  • 20th Oct, 2017: Day 09 : Trek to Ama Dablam base camp (4600 m)- 5 hrs.
  • 21st Oct - 07thDay 10-27 : Climbing period for Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812m)
  • 08th Nov, 2017: Day 28 : Trek to Namche Bazaar
  • 09th Nov, 2017: Day 29 : Trek to Lukla
  • 10th Nov, 2017: Day 30 : Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • 11th Nov, 2017: Day 31 : Rest Day at Kathmandu
  • 12th Nov, 2017: Day 32 : Departure to your country

DETAILED ITINERARY 

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and will be displaying an Ramdung Expedition signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. At evening you’ll be accompanied by welcome dinner in typical Nepali restaurant.Overnight at Hotel (D)

Day 02 : Pre-trip Meeting and preparation day.
in the morning breakfast, we introduce to our guide for your nice trip. You may ask anything if you have queries. We will provide duffel bag also. Overnight at Hotel (B) 

Day 03 : Preparation day - Briefing in Tourism Ministry
Overnight at Hotel (B)

Day 04 : Fly to Lukla (2,804m) - 35 mins. Trek to Phakding (2,610m) - 3 hrs
An early morning start takes us to the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804m). On arrival at the airport guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2,610m). After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2,713m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550m) it is a short walk to Phakding. Overnight at guesthouse. (BLD)

Day 05 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m) - 5.5 hrs
We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar (considered the Gateway to Everest) is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is the biggest town along the Everest trail. Overnight at guesthouse. (BLD)

Day 06 : Namche Bazaar acclimatization day.
We spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We will trek a short distance to a museum that is celebrated for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We also hike up the Syangboche Airport near the Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. Overnight at guesthouse. (BLD)

Day 07 : Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 m)- 5 hrs.
The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi, with magnificent views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3860 meters today. After five hours we’ll reach Tengboche, where the local monastery can be seen. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a twenty foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony in either the evening or morning, depending on how the day’s trekking progressed. Overnight at guesthouse. (BLD)

Day 08 : Trek to Dingboche (4350 m)- 6 hrs.
From Thyangboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues for six hours, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche, with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We’ll set a leisurely pace to adjust to the altitude (4350m). Overnight at guesthouse. (BLD) 

Day 09 : Trek to Ama Dablam base camp (4600 m)- 5 hrs.
We trek back down the trail to the bridge at Pangboche and cross the Dudh Kosi before climbing up the far side of the river and following the trail and ridgeline up to the base camp (three and a half hours from Pangboche). Base camp is located in an idyllic spot from which the majority of the route is visible. At an altitude of about 4600m (15,000ft), it provides a comfortable escape from the rigors of the climb. Our porters deposit their loads and leave us here for the next three weeks, with only our Sirdar, Sherpas and culinary staff remaining. Overnight at Camping (BLD)


Day 10-27 :     Climbing period for Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812m)
We do not provide a day-to-day itinerary for the climb period, as this will be determined by the expedition leader and members. Guides will take a flexible approach based on what fits with climbers’ and their own experience. Typically, the team will spend a few days at the base camp organizing food, practicing rope skills, and acclimatizing before moving above the base camp. It is normal to 'tag,' or spend at least one night in Camp 1 (5700m), as part of any acclimatization schedule before returning to the base camp, resting, and preparing for a summit push.

Summit push will be normally at the mid night. So that team reached at top early in the morning. Catch breathtaking sunrise and surrounding view then get back to base camp before getting affected by heat.

Day 28 : Trek to Namche Bazaar
We descend six hours to Namche Bazaar (3441m). If we are lucky, we’ll arrive at market time in Namche. Regardless, there is always fabulous food to be found, including delicious espresso, yak steaks, and chocolate cake with frosting! This market is where lowland porters bearing supplies meet the highland Sherpa and Tibetan people who have journeyed over high passes from many miles away to trade food and supplies for their houses and villages. Enjoy and celebrate your expedition. Overnight at guesthouse (BLD)

Day 29 : Trek to Lukla
Finally we return to Lukla where we started our trek, which might seem like a lifetime ago. We'll spend some time enjoying and reflecting on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. We also have some spare time to explore the town some more. Overnight at a guesthouse. (BLD)

Day 30 : Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
On your flight back to Kathmandu as you leave Lukla, you can enjoy some last-minute glimpses of the mountains you just recently visited. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our airport representative will transfer you to your hotel from the airport. Overnight at a hotel. (D)

Day 31 : Rest Day at Kathmandu
Today you’ll have free in Kathmandu. You can have sightseeing in the cultural heritage inside Kathmandu, buy souveniers and thankas to take back home or anything as the day is free and easy. Overnight at Hotel (B)

Day 32 : Departure to your country
The journey within the mountains of Nepal comes to an end today. At last approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight, a representative from Ramdung Expedition escorts you to the airport. Farewell…(B)

Note:
The above itinerary is a guideline and standard suggested pattern chosen by majority of our customers. Your final itinerary will be customized according to your available time and requirements. The final itinerary duration and schedule may be reduced or extended depending on your time, budget, your fitness, class of service or any other preferences. The quote will be provided for you initial requirements and can be adjusted with mutual agreement should you require modifying these requirements.


Mount Ama Dablam Expedition Cost Detail

Mountaineering expedition price varies depending on group size, expedition category (full board / base camp service), your budget, itinerary design, accommodation (budget to 5 star), level of service above the base camp, the number of climbing guides, base camp staffs, mode of transport you prefer and many other factors. The price range for the same trip can vary widely. Our prices are competitive one as we believe in more time visit than once.

Please e-mail us for up-to-date prices for this program.


Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel/airport transfers
  • 5 nights hotel (4/5 star) in Kathmandu, bb plan
  • Mt. Ama Dablam expedition permit, Sagarmatha National park and necessary permit fee.
  • Scheduled flight : Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
  • 40 Kg weight per climber is allowed
  • Necessary porters and mules for carrying equipment & loads
  • Twin sharing accommodation in lodge/teahouse while trekking
  • 3 times meals per day, teas & coffees in trekking & base camp days
  • 1 tent per climber of North face or similar for Base Camp
  • Dining, Kitchen, Store tent, mattress and all camping facilities needed in BC
  • Experienced and professional staff at BC : Base camp manager, cook, kitchen boy
    - Government liaisons officer
  • Equipment allowance, wages, life, medical & life, medical & rescue insurance for all Nepali members.
  • Emergency oxygen, mask & regulator at ABC (use and pay)
  • Immediate Rescue co-ordination (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Generator or solar panel for charging & lighting in Base camp
  • Satellite phone on pay call basis (1min = $ 3)

Cost Excludes

  • International flight ticket, taxes and visas
  • Lunch & dinner, hotel after 5 nights in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking & climbing equipment
  • Excess personal climber baggage transport Ktm-lua-BC $ 10 per kg one way.
  • All expenses of personal nature like bar bills, laundry, telephone etc.
  • Insurance for travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost baggage.
  • Applicable permit fee & custom fee for SAT phone, filming camera, communications - equipment (if brought)
  • limbing Bonus & summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (if your used sherpa), Tips for Base Camp Staff
  • All not mentioned in cost include part


Book This Trip