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Amadablam Expedition

Overview

Trip Highlights;

  • Amadablam Expedition is one of the toughest mountains to climb. Hence previous climbing experience and high level of technical skills is strongly recommended.
  • Magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Lhotse Middle Peak, Lhotse Shar, Mt Nuptse, Mt Baruntse 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;
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 a 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. Though the climb is a bit tedious and tiresome, we are rewarded with stunning views of the towering mountains of the world and hidden beauty of Gokyo Valley. 

Amadablam Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region of Nepal. After landing at Lukla we gather our gears and begin our trek. Our trek is over a gradual ascending trail that goes along dense rhododendron forests to reach Namche Bazaar – The Sherpa Capital. Acclimatization is very crucial in higher altitudes, so after spending a full day rest at Namche Bazaar we continue our trek through Deboche and Pheriche to reach 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 [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 & Climbing Preparation at Kathmandu
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu 
Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Amadablam Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
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/9184m] [35 min flight] & Trek to Phakding [2640m/8659ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will be transferred to domestic airport for an early morning scenic flight to Lukla – the starting point of the trek. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. After landing at Lukla we start our trek by following 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 trek continues until we arrive at 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 start our trek by crossing a small stream and then start ascending until we reach Bengar. After some time of trekking we will arrive 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 – The Sherpa Capital.  We will spend one more day at Namche Bazaar for exploring and acclimatization.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Acclimatization and Exploration day at Namche Bazaar.
By now we have reached over 3,000 meters above sea level. We will spend our day at Namche Bazaar discovering the Sherpa culture and exploring the busy market streets. Namche Bazaar is an extensive market town where there is always  something to see. For acclimatization there are several good hike options with best views of surrounding mountains in Khumbu region. Alternatively, we can trek up to Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Museum and the combined villages of Khunde and Khumjung which is located just above the town overlooking the valley.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Deboche [3820m/12529ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
After spending a good day rest at Namche Bazaar, our trek continues with a uphill trekking over to the ridge above the town where National Park Museum is located. From there we will follow a slightly rising trail to Khyangjuma. A stone paved trail descends down to Phunke Tenga before climbing a switchback through pine forest to reach Tyangboche. We will visit the Gompa and then trek through delightful pine, rhododendron and birch forest to arrive at Deboche.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Deboche to Pheriche [4300m/14104ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Today we wake up early and head back to Tyangboche monastery for morning prayers and to receive blessings from the senior monk. After finishing the prayers we will retrace our steps back to Deboche. Then we descend on an easy trail to cross a bridge and then start a steep uphill trekking for about an hour to reach Pangboche. Our trail from Pangboche follows the Imja river and leads to the major trail junction. The right fork leads to Dingboche, but we turn left and trek towards Pheriche.
Accommodation: 
Tea House Lodge
Meals: 
All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Acclimatization/Rest day at Pheriche.
As we have reached over 4,000 meters above sea level, its best that we spend one more day for rest and acclimatization. Pheriche offers a couple of good hike options which are considered best for acclimatization. With great views of surrounding snow topped mountains and high mountain valleys we head back to Pheriche for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Trek from Pheriche to Amadablam Base Camp [4800m/15744ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
After spending a full day rest at Pheriche, our trek continues through harsh alpine vegetation. Our trail is a gradual ascend journey all the way to Amadablam Base Camp. Our trek continues until we reach the large open fields at 4,800 meters where we will set up our Base Camp. Our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camp and make necessary preparations for further climbing of Mt Amadablam.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10 – 22: Summit Mt. Amadablam [6812m/22343ft] and back to Base Camp
We will spend several days making climb preparations and climbing training practices with adequate days for acclimatization. Following the footsteps of our experienced climbing guides, we climb higher and set up several camps above the base camp before attempting the summit climb of Mt Amadablam. Fully equipped with all the climbing gears and properly acclimatized, we wait for a favorable weather conditions and head towards the summit of one of the challenging and technical climbing high peaks in the world. Our tiring climb to the summit of Mt Amadablam is rewarded with striking views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Baruntse and other surrounding high peaks in Khumbu region. We will spend short quality time at the summit before descending down following the same route back to the base camp.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 23: Trek from Base Camp to Tyangboche [4-5 hrs Trek]
After successfully achieving the summit of Mt Amadablam, we begin our return journey by leaving the base camp and then retracing our steps back to Pheriche. From there our trek goes along the main EBC trail to arrive at Pangboche for having lunch. After Pangboche we will follow the trail that is mostly downhill trekking towards Deboche. From there we will gradually climb to arrive at Tyangboche for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 24: Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar [5-6 Hrs Trek]
From Tyangboche we will trek on a leveled path for a while and then begin a gradual descend journey to reach Phunke Tenga. Hereon, our trail is a gradual uphill trekking as we approach towards Kyangjuma. From there it is a pleasant walk all the way back to Namche Bazaar. Feel free to visit local stores and souvenir shops at Namche Bazaar in the evening.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 25: Trek back to Lukla [5-6 hrs Trek]
The last day of our trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. We will descend passing through dense forest area filled with rhododendron, oak and pine trees. Our trek is a pleasant walk, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote Koshi River crossing it three times. We will make a final  uphill climb of approximately about 45 minutes to reach back to Lukla.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 26: Fly from Lukla to 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 attraction destination (world heritage sites of UNESCO) sites that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. Walking around the busy streets of Kathmandu can be worth spending good time around Kathmandu city.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 27: Leisure day in Kathmandu
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping streets of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will celebrate the successful completion of Amadablam Expedition and have a final meal together in the evening.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 28: International Departure as per flight schedule
Our Airport Representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

Start Date End Date Price In US Dollar($) AVAILABILITY Booking
Thu, 8 Mar, 18 Wed, 4 Apr, 18 $ 5555.00 OPENED Book Now
Tue, 3 Apr, 18 Mon, 30 Apr, 18 $ 5555.00 OPENED Book Now
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Tue, 1 May, 18 Mon, 28 May, 18 $ 5555.00 OPENED Book Now

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OPENED: This date is available and open for bookings.
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CLOSED: This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us, if you are interested in travelling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 28 days Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Arrival Departure transfer as per mentioned in Itinerary
  • 4 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with experienced city guide, all entrance fees and private vehicle
  • All essential ground transportation by Private Vehicle – as mentioned in Itinerary
  • Climbing permit for mount Mt. Amadablam Expedition
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Flight
  • Tea House accommodation during pre-climbing & Post- Climbing journey [Day 4-11 & Day 25-27]
  • Camping accommodation during climbing from Day 12 to Day 24.
  • All meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking and climbing period
  • Trekking Guide and well experienced climbing guide
  • Required number of porters, and kitchen staff for camping
  • All essential camping equipment – Dining tent, toilet tent, store tent, table – chair for expedition
  • Liaison officer
  • All staffs salary, foods, clothing and insurance
  • All essential climbing gears
  • Emergency oxygen-mask & regulator (need to pay as per usages)
  • Solar panel for batteries charging & lighting in base camp
  • Satellite Phone (Need to pay as per usages per minute)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All applicable TAX, VAT and necessary paperwork

Cost Excludes

  • Personal Climbing gear
  • Your climbing insurance
  • Bar and Beverage bills
  • All personal nature expanses
  • TIPS & Summit Bonus for staffs
  • Refundable garbage deposit

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

Mt Amadablam climbed successfullly :)))

Thanks Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition for arranging incredible climb of Mount Amadablam. We enjoyed every single moment of both trekking and climbing. All the members in the team were very polite and humble. Many thanks to our guide – Ang Dendi Sherpa whose commitment to reach the summit was much stronger than ours. Following his footsteps, we slowly made our climb over to the summit of the Mt. Amadablam  and enjoyed the views of world’s towering mountains including Everest – the top of the world. Everyone stood at a pin drop silence and just relax with magnificent views of other surrounding high peaks.

We recommend Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions to anyone interested in doing treks, peak climbing  and other adventurous activities.

Nepal Guide Treks and Epeditions !! Highly Recommended !!

Peter and group – Germany

The majestic Mt. Ama Dablam - Accomplished !!!

We would like to recommend Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition to anyone who wants to do any kind of trekking or peak climbing in Nepal.

After successful summit climb of Mera Peak in 2012 with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition, we have recently completed successful climb of the majestic Amadablam.

We have no complaints concerning the team’s performance. Everyone in the team was friendly. Many thanks to our climbing guide – Ang-Dawa Sherpa, who was full of technical climbing knowledge. He made decisions prior to our conditions. overcoming all the technical sections, we reached the summit of Mt Amadablam. The feeling at the summit can’t be described in words !! It was just incredible with world’s towering mountains right in front of you. Really great feeling.

We would like to do more climbing in future together with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions !!

Thanks once again for a great trip NGT team !!

Best Regards,

Hannes and Group – Austria

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