Ama Dablam Expedition - 30 Days

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  • Destination: Nepal
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Duration: 30 Days
  • Transportation: NA
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The stunning peak of Ama Dablam is regarded as one of the world’s most exquisite and sought after expeidition peaks in the world.  Ama Dablam (6812m) situated to the south of Lhotse and Mt. Everest and is well-known for its captivating beauty.  It lies beside Everest in the center of the Khumbu Valley. It is differentiated by its vertical walls and pointed exposed edges, like a pyramid. The trail passes through Namche Bazaar,known as the gateway to Mt. Everest, then to the 200 years old Pangboche monastery, up to the panoramic scenes of the dozens of majestic Himalayan peaks, which are the major attractions of the Mt. Amadablam Expedition.

To ascend Mt. Amadablam, we will start the ascent via the classic southwest edge. The climb will necessitate a strong climbing skills and previous experience of walking at high elevation. You should be familiar with using the technical equipment of climbing. From the base camp that lies at the height of 4500m, we will set at least 3 camps in the peak slopes. Our very much experienced Sherpa guides will fix the ropes and help out whenever needed. From the high camp, we'll make the last way up to summit next to steep and snow-topped slopes. Fixed lines will be used in our ascent to aid speed and efficient movement on this impressive mountain. We will go up along a nicely uncovered ridge providing matchless and stunning views from one of the world's most in demand peaks. The ambitious and experienced mountaineer will find the South West Ridge an acceptable challenge.  To climb Ama Dablam is a dream come true for many mountaineers.  Consider yourself lucky to be able to take on this challenging adventure. There is no climb quite like scaling up the peculiar shape of Ama Dablam!

 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
  • Day 02:Rest and preparation day
  • Day 03:Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m) 4hrs
  • Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6 hrs
  • Day 05:A day for acclimatization at Namche
  • Day 06:Trek to Dingboche
  • Day 07:Trek to Pheriche
  • Day 08:Acclimatization in Pheriche
  • Day 09:Trek to the Ama Dablam Base Camp
  • Day 10:Ascent of Ama Dablam
  • Day 26:Trek back to Lukla
  • Day 28:Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 29:Rest and preparation for departure
  • Day 30:Departure from Kathmandu

What's Includes:

  • Airport transfers (domestic and international both).
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Climbing Permit fee of Ama Dablam expedition and Sagarmatha National Park fee.
  • Food & Fuel during the trek and expedition period.
  • Single tent for each member, staffs, climbing Sherpa at the base camp.
  • Emergency bottles of oxygen per member and guide with mask & regulator.
  • Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper.
  • Porters/Yaks to and from base camp.
  • One high altitude Sherpa for one climber (1:1) who assist you whilst on climbing and summit attempt as well as carries food and gears to high camps.
  • Government liaison officer, his insurance, daily allowance, equipment allowance
  • Domestic flight fare (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu).
  • Insurance, equipment allowance, wages and daily allowance for expedition staffs.
  • All camping equipments: sleeping tents, mattress, dining tent, toilet tent, mess tent, store tent, etc.
  • Group climbing equipment such as necessary fixed rope, ice screws, ice bars, etc.
  • First Aid Kit
  • Maps
  • Solar panel at the base camp.
  • Satalite phone.
  • Cargo transportation to supply the food and gears.
  • Necessary documentation and governmental official paper works.
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.

What's Excludes:

  • Internatioal airfare
  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Excess baggage charges if you have more than 30KG luggage
  • Nepal Visa fee 
  • Tips for Climbing Guides and other staffs
  • Climbing Sherpa summit bonus
  • Personal communications (Satellite phone, phone, fax, email)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, bottle water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Personal Climbing Sherpa (must be arranged before the expedition)
  • Porterage of personal equipment to beyond Base Camp
  • Personal travel /medical/cancellation/rescue insurance
  • Any rescue costs or costs of early departure from the expedition
  • Helicopter or charter flight

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu Upon your arrival at the international airport in Kathmandu, our representatives and team members will welcome you. You will then be taken to the hotel and our representatives will give provide brief overview about the travel itinerary. Overnight stay at the hotel.
  • Day 02Rest and preparation day Kathmandu Valley includes several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Pashupatinath (famous Hindu temple and cremation ground) Boudhanath (massive Buddhist stupa). We can also visit Swyambhunath, also known as Monkey Temple, which was built roughly 2000 years ago. Finally, we can visit Patan, city of fine arts. In the afternoon, you will be meeting with your trekking guide and will check all the necessary things. Overnight stay at the hotel.
  • Day 03Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m) 4hrs After a 40 minute scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, you will trek to Phakding. Everest Base Camp trip begins at Lukla and follow Phakding, which takes approximately 3 – 4 hours. Along the way you can have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m) and Kusum Kangaru (6367m). Overnight in Phakding (2652 m).
  • Day 04Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6 hrs Starting from a slight rise to Jorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other cultural and natural attractions. During the day, you will be passing through the Sherpa villages viewing magnificent forests. Rhododendron trees, magnolias and giant firs provide a stunning backdrop to this part of the walk. En route you will be rewarded with their first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8,848 m) and Nuptse (7879 m). (Weather permitting) a steep climb up the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m) which will produce more spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
  • Day 05A day for acclimatization at Namche Acclimatization is important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you should take a short day's hike to Thame, Khunde, Khumjung or up to the Everest View Hotel so that we can see a clear view of Mount Everest. You can even relax and explore the culture of Sherpa in Namche. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
  • Day 06Trek to Dingboche In the morning we'll have spectacular views of the mountains and the monastery in Tengboche. We will spend most of the morning in the Imjatse Khola through the birches, conifers and Rhododendrons. By following the river to the north, the path goes through several walls chortens and prayer flags around the small villages. On the way you can have the best view of Ama Dablam. After arriving in Dingboche, you can enjoy the beautiful array of fields surrounded by stone walls aiming to protect Barley, Buckwheat, Potatoes. The view of Island Peak is beautiful from Dingboche. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
  • Day 07Trek to Pheriche The destination of today is the beautiful village of Pheriche, where we reach after a few hours of uphill trekking. Upon reaching Pheriche, we spend the rest of the time wandering around the village. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
  • Day 08Acclimatization in Pheriche Today is allotted for acclimatization and rest in Pheriche. Besides, we will stroll around the village in the afternoon and in the evening we will prepare for the expedition that now beckons with great anticipation. Overnight in guest house.
  • Day 09Trek to the Ama Dablam Base Camp Ama Dablam expedition in real starts on day nine when we resume our trek from Pheriche to the Ama Dablam Base Camp. During the day's trek, we cross the Dudh Kosi River and climb up the trail taking us to the Ama Dablam Base Camp. The Base Camp is situated at an altitude of 4570 meters. The rest of the day, we will be camping at the Base Camp and preparing for the ascent due to start the next day. Overnight in tented camp.
  • Day 10Ascent of Ama DablamOn the tenth day of the expedition itinerary, you will start your ascent to the Mount Ama Dablam. The expedition leader, along with the other crew members, will carry out planning and other necessary tasks for the ascent. A few days might also be spent on the Base Camp for organizing food, acclimatization, and practicing rope and other mountain climbing skills.

    From then on, we start our expedition towards the Ama Dablam peak. It will nearly take 15 days to get to the top of the mountain peak and the view from the top will surely be a breathtaking one, with Mount Everest and Lhotse clearly visible. By the 25th day of the expedition, we get back to the Base Camp upon scaling the adventurous peak.
  • Day 26Trek back to LuklaFor the next two days, we will be returning to Lukla from the Base Camp. After reaching Lukla, we will be staying overnight at a guesthouse preparing for tomorrow’s flight to Kathmandu. If you have some time left after reaching Lukla, you might as well choose to take rest as you will be exhausted from the expedition.
  • Day 28Fly to Kathmandu On the last day you will be thanking the porters, who were a crucial part of the trek. From Lukla, we will take one-hour flight back to Kathmandu. If the flight is on schedule, it is likely to be back at the hotel before noon and you can have a good shower and rest in the afternoon. We'll have a celebratory dinner in Kathmandu. Overnight in hotel.
  • Day 29Rest and preparation for departure The second-last day of the expedition itinerary, you will be resting at the hotel in Kathmandu. During the afternoon, if you feel like strolling around then you might as well visit the world heritage sites, temples and monuments in Kathmandu. There is plenty to see in this wonderful city! Overnight stay at a hotel.
  • Day 30Departure from Kathmandu After exactly 30 days of the expedition to the Mount Ama Dablam, you will be returning back to your home country catching a flight from the international Airport in Kathmandu.

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