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Amadablam Expedition and Island Peak Climbing

Overview

Trip Highlights;

  • Summit Island Peak at 6,189 meters & Mt. Amadablam at 6,812 meters
  • Magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Lhotse Middle Peak, Lhotse Shar, Mt Nuptse, Mt Baruntse, the majestic Ama Dablam and other numerous peaks within Everest and Khumbu region.
  • Opportunity to explore the high mountain valleys and several species of endangered wild animals.
  • Experience the culture and tradition of warm and friendly Sherpa ethnic tribe community.

Trip Introduction;
Amadablam Expedition and Island Peak Climbing is an excellent opportunity for those wanting to achieve the summit of the majestic mount Amadablam and Island Peak. Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition has been arranging adventurous climbing treks and mountain expedition with high success rates. Apart from the Amadablam Expedition and Island Peak Climbing adventure, exploration of the breathtaking mountain valleys and experience the warm and friendly authentic Sherpa. During the incredible excursion around Khumbu or Everest region. The climb of both Island Peak and Mt. Amadablam is technical climbing with several thrilling and exciting challenges. Hence, good physical condition and previous experience of climbing is highly recommended for Amadablam Expedition with Island Peak.

Island Peak – 6,189 meters
Imja Tse or Island Peak is one of the most popular trekking peak in Nepal that is located above the summer settlement of Chhukung in the Khumbu or Everest region. The name – Island Peak was given by Eric Shipton’s Party in 1952 while exploring around the Barun Gorge. However, the first ascent of Island Peak was made by Charles Evan, Alf Gregory, Charles Wylie and Tenzing Norgay, as a part of preparation climb for Everest Expedition. Island Peak rises spectacularly as an Island in the middle of  sea of ice surrounded by Lhotse and Lhotse Shar Glaciers.

Mount Amadablam – 6,812 meters
The majestic Mt Amadablam is an attractive mountain that is located almost due south of Mt Everest and Mt Lhotse in the Khumbu region. The mount rises high above the Dudh Koshi river valley and wins every trekkers’ heart when trekking along the main trekking trail towards Everest Base Camp. The climb of Amadablam is made over a steep pyramid of ice with vertical walls, sharp and exposed ridges.  It is the thrilling climb over rock and mixed snow. The final climb to the summit of Mount Amadablam includes hard ice climbing over a steep snow slope to reach the summit of Amadablam.

Mt. Amadablam Expedition and Island Peak Climbing adventure trip starts at Kathmandu. At Kathmandu we will spend a couple of days sightseeing and making necessary preparation for the climbing. From Kathmandu we will take an early morning scenic flight towards the airstrip of Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and Everest region. We start our trek from Lukla following the trail that heads up to Sherpa Capital – Namche Bazaar. After spending a good day of acclimatization at Namche Bazaar, our trek continues on the main trail passing through Tyangboche, Pangboche and Dingboche. . From Dingboche we head towards Island Peak Base Camp. Following the guidance of our experienced climbing experts we head towards the summit of Island Peak.

The climb of Island peak is challenging and difficult with several technical sections that we will overcome to reach the summit. Once at the top we are rewarded with stunning views of Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Lhotse Middle Peak, Lhotse Shar, Mt Nuptse, Mt Baruntse, Ama Dablam and other surrounding snow capped peaks. After spending short quality time at the top of Island Peak summit, we descend following the same trail back to base camp.

After having achieved the summit of Island Peak, we retrace our steps back to Chhukung and head towards Amadablam Base Camp. At the base camp we will spend additional day for acclimatization and for pre climbing training. Fully equipped with all the climbing gears we will follow the instructions and directions given by our experienced Sherpa climbing expert as we head for the summit climb of Mount Amadablam. After several days of challenging and tiring climb we head towards the summit of Mt. Amadablam. Once at the top we are rewarded with magnificent views of world’s towering chains of high mountains.

Having achieved the summit of the majestic Mount Amadablam for a life time experience, we retrace our steps back to reach the base camp. From the base camp our return journey passes through Tyangboche, Namche Bazaar and back to Lukla. Our adventurous climb of Mt Amadablam Expedition and Island Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition ends with a sweeping flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be greeted and then transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for gathering additional information about the trip. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: 
BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley.
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu 
We will spend our day sightseeing around some of the attractive world heritage sites within Kathmandu valley. Also, today we will complete all the necessary paper works and other preparations required for Amadablam Expedition and Island Peak Climbing.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing.  
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] [35 min flight] & Trek to Phakding [2640m/8659ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to domestic airport for an early morning scenic flight to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. After landing at Lukla we will follow the trail that is a gradual uphill trekking through the left bank of Dudh Koshi river. Our trek passes along several Mani walls before we arrive at Ghat. From there our trail is a mixture of both uphill and downhill trekking as we head towards Phakding.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Phakding we continue our trek by crossing a small stream and then start uphill trekking until we reach Bengar. Our trail from there comprises of several ups and downs. We will make a stop at Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Service where the park entrance fee is collected. After registration at the National Park office we will make a steep ascent to arrive at Namche Bazaar, also known as ‘The Sherpa Capital’.  Namche Bazaar is nestled in the heart of Everest region and demonstrates rich Sherpa culture that have been preserved for a rather long period of time.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion around the places.
Acclimatization is very crucial in higher altitudes to avoid mental or physical sickness and to ensure the successful summit climb of Island Peak and Mt Amadablam. Besides, Namche Bazaar is an extensive market town where there is always something to see and places to explore. For acclimatization we can hike up to Khunde Hospital which was set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or an hour’s walk up to Syangboche at 3,800 meters for best views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. There are good views from the National Park Centre and the Museum which is located just above the town.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche [3867m/12683ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
After spending a full day rest at Namche Bazaar, we follow the main EBC trail that climbs above Namche Bazaar and Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Museum. Our trek continues on a rising trail towards Khyangjuma where there are couple of tea houses. Our trail from there descends on a stone paved trail to Phunke Tenga. Our trail is a gradual uphill trekking through pine forest before traversing across Tyangboche hill. A final climb of a switchback will lead us to Tyangboche.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche [4260m/13972ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Today we wake up early for paying a visit to Tyangboche Monastery. We will attend the morning prayers and get blessings from the elder Monk for successful summit climb. After that we leave Tyangboche and follow the trail that offers great views of Ama Dablam and Kantega as they appear on the other side. Our uphill trekking passes through Pangboche and its monastery. From there our trek is fairly moderate until we arrive at Dingboche. 
Accommodation: 
Tea House Lodge
Meals: 
All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Island Peak Base Camp [5087m/16685ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
From Dingboche we will leave the main EBC trail and follow another trail that is a gradual ascend towards high Imja valley. During our trek we can enjoy magnificent views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse , Island Peak and other surrounding peaks. Our trek continues as we pass through Chhukung and trek until we arrive at Island Peak Base  Camp. Once at the campsite, our Sherpa crew will set up the camp at the foot of Island Peak’s south ridge beneath the giant wall of Nuptse and Lhotse.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Summit Island Peak [6189m/20299ft] & Back to Base Camp [9-10 hrs climb]
Fully equipped and properly acclimatized we start early with the aim to reach the summit before noon. The strong winds especially after midday can create obstacles in reaching the Island Peak summit. Following the footsteps and guidance given by our Experienced Sherpa climbers, we will tackle several technical sections and head towards the summit. Once at the top we are rewarded with breathtaking views of Mt Lhotse. Mt Makalu, Lhotse Middle Peak, Lhotse Shar, Mt Nuptse, Mt Baruntse and other surrounding peaks . We will spend short and quality time at the top of Island Peak and then descend following the same route back to Base Camp.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Trek from Island Peak Base Camp to Dingboche [5-6 hrs Trek]
After the successful summit climb of Island Peak, we make a relaxed start and prepare for our return trek by retracing our footsteps and passing along the same rocky trails that passes through Chhukung and eventually heads back to Dingboche. Once again we can enjoy amazing views of surrounding high mountains and alpine valleys while trekking in the midst of world’s towering mountains.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11: Trek from Dingboche to Amadablam Base Camp [4800m/15744ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
From Dingboche our trail is a gradual descend journey as we retrace our steps on the same trail up to Pangboche. After having lunch at Pangboche, we follow a tiny trail that heads north-east. Our trek continues until we arrive at Amadablam Base Camp. Our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the Base Camp and start making necessary preparation for climbing Mt Amadablam.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 12-24: Summit Mt. Amadablam [6812m/22343ft] and back to Base Camp
We will spend several day indulging in climbing training practices between the additional camps at higher altitudes. With proper acclimatization and taking weather conditions into consideration, we will follow the footsteps and instructions of experienced Sherpa climbing experts. Overcoming technical climbing sections we head towards the summit of Mt. Amadablam. Once at the top we are rewarded with stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Island Peak and other fascinating mountains within Khumbu region. We will spend short quality time at the summit of Mt Amadablam and descend following the same route back to the base camp for the overnight camping.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 25: Trek from Amadablam Base Camp to Tyangboche [5-6 hrs Trek]
After achieving the summit of Mt Amadablam, we pack our gears and prepare for the return journey. Leaving the base camp, we will retrace our steps on the trail that descends gently to Pangboche. From Pangboche, our trail is mostly downhill trekking towards Deboche. From Deboche we make a gradually climb until we reach Tyangboche for the overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 26: Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Tyangboche we trek on a leveled path for a while before descending down to Phungi Thanga. Our trail climbs for a while as we pass through Kyangjuma. From there our trail continues with rather easy downhill trek that passes along many chortens to arrive at Namche Bazaar. After arriving at Namche Bazaar, we will explore around the busy market streets of Namche with upclose views of Kwangde , Thamserku and  other snow capped mountains.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 27: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [6-7 hrs Trek]
The last day of our Amadablam Expedition and Island Peak Climbing leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. Our trail is a downhill trekking that passes through dense forested area – a pleasant walk, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. After a while a final  uphill climb of approximately about 45 minutes will bring us back to Lukla.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 28: Fly from Lukla back to Kathmandu. Enjoy your leisure time in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, we will take an early morning scenic flight from Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. After landing at Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at Hotel or pay a visit to world heritage sites of UNESCO that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. Walking around the busy streets of Thamel can be worth spending good time around Kathmandu city. We will celebrate the completion of Amadablam Expedition and Island Peak Climbing, and have a final meal together in the evening.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 29: Transfer to International Airport for your final departure.
Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

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Your Program Duration = 29 days Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

Cost Includes

  • 5 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including city guide, all entrance fees and private transport
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport arrival and departure transfer
  • Climbing Permits for Mt. Amadablam and Island Peak
  • Required Trekking permits and national park fees
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during trek – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide
  • Required number of porters
  • All necessary climbing gears
  • Kitchen equipments and camping equipments during climbing period
  • General first aid kids
  • Insurance, clothing and salary for staffs’
  • welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All government taxes and necessary paper work

Cost Excludes

  • Personal climbing gears
  • Your Personal Insurance
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Cost of personal nature expenses
  • Tips & Summit Bonus for staffs

Important Info

Essential Personal Climbing Gears:

  • Alpine Climbing Harness; It should be simple designed, light and easy to carry with positively foolproof features.
  • Crampons; It should be fit with boots perfectly, still crampons with anti-balling and safely into ice.
  • Ice Axe; used to cut off the ice during climbing should be versatile light.
  • Ascender; also known as Jamar, used for ascending on rope, should be flexible to use with gloves or mittens.
  • Head Lamp; multi led head lamp with spare batteries are essential.
  • Karabiners; requires minimum 2 locking carabineers (1 large & 1 small) and 4 regular.
  • Rappel Device; includes Figure eight, ATC device or similar.
  • Ski Poles; Very handy for the approach; adjustable types are the best and are recommended type
  • Slings; requires one 3m/10ft and three 2m/6ft
  • Masks, Hoses and Regulators; recommended good quality for your safety.
  • Altimeter Watch;
  • Climbing Helmets; It is an essential gear to be safe from possible ice falls and rock falls, should be light and comfortable.

Clothing:

Upper Body:

  • One T-shirt Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200.
  • Two long Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 shirts.
  • One polar fleece pullovers, medium weight.
  • One polar fleece jacket.
  • One Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable jacket with large hood to accommodate climbing helmet.
  • Lightweight down jacket for chilly days in base camp or warm layer when stopping for short breaks.
  • One very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood or a down/duvet suit if you prefer, for high altitude use.

Hands:

  • One pair lightweight poly-liner gloves. These will be worn when tying knots, but not inside your mitts
  • One pair mittens, consists of 1 Goretex over mitt matched with the very warm polar fleece mitt liner

Heads:

  • Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears
  • Balaclava
  • Scarf or neck sleeve
  • Face mask
  • Ball cap or brimmed sun cap
  • Glacier Sunglass with side shields
  • One pair ski goggles (optional with light and dark lens)
  • Bandana or head scarf, useful for dusty conditions

Lower Body:

  • Icebreaker Merino 150 underwear briefs
  • One pair walking shorts
  • One pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp
  • Two pair Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 thermal bottoms
  • One pair Icebreaker Merino 200 weight thermal bottoms
  • One pair polar fleece trousers
  • One pair Gore-Tex trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
  • One pair of Goose-down (duvet) trousers or bibs. You may prefer a down (duvet)

Feet:

  • One pair One-Sport Millet Everest Overboots or equivalent (with Aveolite liners; good quality plastic shells with inner boots; avoid tight fit with heavy socks.)
  • One pair sturdy leather or synthetic (Gortex) hiking boots with good ankle support for the walk to advanced base camp
  • One pair cross-trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp
  • One pair down booties (optional)
  • Two pair med-heavy poly or wool socks
  • Two Pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool
  • Vapour barrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags
  • Two pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool
  • Light Icebreaker Merino wool or cotton socks for in town.

Travel and Sleeping Gear

  • Rucksacks and Travel Bags; One medium rucksack (50-70 litters / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for airplane carry).
  • Two large (120 L / 7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable for use on pack animals.
  • Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.

Medical & Personal:

  • Sunscreen: SPF 30 or higher, non-oily (Dermatone or Terrapin)
  • Lipscreen: SPF 30 or higher, any brand
  • Toiletry kits: toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, alcohol-based anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial soap, comb/brush, shave kit, lighter, small long-burning candle, needle/thread, throat lozenges (bring travel size bottles to keep you kit small)
  • First-aid kits: Ibuprofen/aspirin, assorted band-aids, moleskin, little of hydrogen peroxide, Neosporin-type suave, Nu-skin spray, small gauze pad, roll of adhesive tape, tweezers, safety pins, small bottle of water purification tablets. Include any prescription travel meds that might prescribed by your doctor. (antibiotics, Diamox, sleep aids)
  • Zip-loc bags: Always useful Baby wipes
  • Ear plugs: Very useful in noisy lodges and tents. Available in most hardware stores.
  • Water purification tablets: Such as Potable Aqua brand iodine tablets. You will be given plenty of purified water during your trek and climb, but one bottle of backup purification tablets is always a good idea for your travels. They are especially useful in hotels on you way to Nepal. You should not drink untreated tap water anywhere in Asia and bottled water in some rare cases might not be available.

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Reviews

Great Expedition of Island Peak and Ama Dablam

We booked our climbing of Island Peak & Ama Dablam with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions. Everything was arranged properly and we had a team of very hardworking, cooperative and loyal Sherpa crew, who fed us with hygienic and healthy food and did all the hard work of carrying and fixing tents especially at higher camps.

Our climbing guide was Ang-Dawa Sherpa. Very wise and experienced climbers who knew the route very well and had high level of technical climbing knowledge. Island Peak climbing was a good start for the more technically demanding Mount Ama Dablam.

We did successful summit climb of both Island Peak and the majestic Amadablam !!! However, we recommend climbers to be extra careful when attempting Ama Dablam. It took a lot of effort for us to finally stand at the summit of Ama Dablam !!

We were extremely happy with the guidance of our leader Ang-Dawa, we would surely like to do more expedition trips with him and Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition in near future. We enjoyed every moment of our expedition with NGT and its team.

Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition !! Strongly Recommended for adventurous trip in Nepal !!

Wishing You Luck in Future !!!

Rafael and Marzena from Poland

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