Mount Ama Dablam Expedition
April and May & October and November
Mt. Ama Dablam arguably is one of the most stunning mountains not only in Nepal but in the entire world because its aesthetics and beauty and also how it projects itself over the Himalayan skyline.
On 13 March 1961 by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest Ridge.
Overview: Mount Ama Dablam Expedition
Ama Dablam Expedition is one of the most famous ongoing Expedition. Situated in the Khumbu Himal en route to Everest Base Camp, Ama Dablam (6,812m) is regarded as one of the most beautiful mountains in the Himalaya. In Sherpa dialect, the name ‘Ama Dablam’ means “Mother’s necklace”, reflecting the distinct shape of the mountain: the long, graceful sweep of the ridges on each side stretching out like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child. And the hanging glacier below the summit forming the Dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women.
First sumitted by an Anglo American/New Zealand team in 1961, an ascent of Ama Dablam represents a significant challenge requiring technical ability over ice & rock. We will be using the conventional SW ridge which involves pure rock climbing. The last section to the summit involves ice climbing followed by a long, steep snow slope. Because of the technical nature of the route, 3,500m of fixed rope are required as well as 3 camps above base camp.
The approach to Ama Dablam Expedition offers climbers fantastic views and a wonderful base camp in a meadow with a stream. From the Base Camp, you can clearly see Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Makalu, Cho-Oyu & Everest . Close views of Nuptse, Baruntse & Pumori can be enjoyed from the summit.
Normally the climb is completed in less than 4 weeks but we do add an extra few days to allow for unexpected bad weather.
Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02 Rest/preparation
Day 03 Fly Lukla 2800m; trek Phakding 2610m
Day 04 Trek Namche Bazaar 3420m
Day 05 Rest/acclimatize
Day 06 Trek Debuche 3820m
Day 07 Trek Pangboche 3860m
Day 08 Trek Base Camp 4580m
Day 09 - 20 Climbing period
Day 21 Trek Pangboche
Day 22 Trek Namche
Day 23 Trek Lukla
Day 24 Fly Kathmandu
Day 25 Day in Kathmandu
Day 26 Depart from Kathmandu
- Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
- 4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis; 3* hotel-twin sharing
- Tea house accommodation on full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trek
- Base Camp accommodation with an individual sleeping tent with mattress
- Base Camp service (shared with the group)-kitchen tent with a cook, kitchen boy, dining tent with tables and chairs, shower tent, toilet tent, storage tent, gas heater, etc.
- High camps during the climb with high food
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight
- Surface transportation as per itinerary on private vehicles
- 1 climbing Sherpa for 1 climbing member during the expedition
- Cost of Liaison officer
- Permits & other local taxes
- Required number of porters
- Climbing equipment, transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for Sherpa and other staffs
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
- Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
- Lunches & dinners in Kathmandu
- Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
- Trekking/climbing gear (also available on hire)
- Tips for local staffs
- Summit Bonus
- Rope fixing charge
- Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
- All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Price Includes’