Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856m) is one of the most beautiful, stunning and impressive mountain peaks in the Himalayas. It is located at the heart of Everest’s Khumbu Region directly above Tyangboche Monastery, the biggest and oldest monastery of the region. This iconic mountain stands high on the way to Everest Base Camp. Further, the Ama Dablam Expedition has been classified as one of the superb technical climbing.
The glory of Ama Dablam is highly regarded as the Matterhorn of Swiss Alps which epitomizes all that is grand about mountains. The first successful Expedition to Mt. Ama Dablam was made by Anglo-American- New Zealand Team in 1961. Thereafter this prestigious peak has been admired by thousands of trekkers and climbers every year.
Ama Dablam means Mother’s Necklace. The long ridges on each side stand as the arms of a mother (Ama) and the hanging glaciers seem to be Dablam (jewel box). This peak is the third most popular Himalayan Peak. Likewise, this Peak is also famous as Mountaineer’s Mountain. As soon as you step on the top of the peak, you can have an unbelievable number of Peaks. Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m) and Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m) are some of them among others.
Mt. Ama Dablam is the most popular peak permitted for the expedition. It is also used as the preparation peak before going for Everest Expedition. The regular route for the summit is to follow South-West Ridge which was used by the climbers who reached the summit for the very first time in 1961.
Amadablam Expedition in Nepal with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition starts with a short scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. It is the main gateway to Khumbu and the entire Everest region of Nepal. After landing at Lukla, we will collect our rucksacks and start our treks. We will move on a rising trail through the Rhododendron forest until we reach Namche Bazaar for acclimatizing.
Acclimatization is extremely important at higher elevations. After having spent a full day at Namche, we will proceed further ahead through Deboche and Pheriche to achieve Ama Dablam Base Camp. At the base camp, we will spend an extra day for acclimatization and for pre-climbing training.
Now we are physically and mentally prepared for the climbing expedition. Now we will set out towards the summit Ama Dablam. After several days of Ama Dablam Expedition difficulty and tiring climb, we head towards the summit of Mt. Ama Dablam by following the instruction and footsteps of our climbing expert. As soon as we reach the summit, the magnificent peaks of the regions will excite us to cherish for a lifetime. Then we will turn our feet back to achieve the base camp.
From the base camp, our arrival trek goes through Tyangboche, Namche Bazaar and back to Lukla. Our next move of Mt Ama Dablam Expedition and Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will be the flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Equipment Needed During Climbing
30 min Drive
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport with warm welcome. After the custom formalities are over you will be taken in to the Hotel in the heart of Kathmandu. Our staff will help you in your check in into the hotel. You can either have rest at the hotel or visit our office for collecting additional information about the trip. In the evening Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will offer you a welcome dinner.
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu
Today we will take you to some of the most famous World Heritage sites listed in UNESCO at Kathmandu Valley for sightseeing. It is not possible to visit all the world heritage sites in Kathmandu in a single day. But we will try to take you to the must-do visit places. Other activities include unpack, make arrangements of the climbing gears, shopping, know the fellow participants and discussion about our trip.
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 day sightseeing.
Meals: BB Plan
4-5 hrs Trek
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will move towards Tribhuvan International Airport for an early morning flight to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway of Khumbu and the entire Everest Region. After landing at Lukla, we will follow the trail that is gradual uphill trekking through the left bank of Dudh Koshi River. We will pass along many Mani walls before we arrive at Ghat. From here, we will have both uphill and downhill trekking experiences towards Phakding. The scene of the lush hillside is astonishing and will make your journey pleasant.
Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
5-6 hrs Trek
Leaving Phakding we will cross a small stream and start ascending until we reach Bengar. From here to we have both uphill and downhill climbing. We will stop at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park for registration. After paying the entry fee, we will make a steady climb towards Namche Bazaar- the Sherpa Capital. We will spend one more day at Namche Bazaar for exploration and acclimatization
We will take a rest day at Namche. In fact, it is a day to adjust our body to the high altitude. For the same, we have to hike high and sleep low. That means we have to hike to a higher altitude and return to a lower elevation for sleeping. For acclimatization, we will hike up to Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. If you are interested in a day hike, you can trek to Khumjung Village. Here we will climb about 300m to the town of Khumjung. We will also visit the local monasteries and schools.
After having a blissful stay at Namche Bazaar, we will move along the trail above the ridge towards National Park Museum. From there we will follow a slightly rising trail to Khyangjuma. From here we ascend the steep hill towards Tyangboche village which is very popular for the Tyangboche Monastery. We will visit the monastery and then descend pass through delightful pine, rhododendron and birch forest to arrive at Deboche.
Today we will trek towards Pheriche through Pangboche. Our trail descends and pass through a lush forest of birch, confer and rhododendron. On our way ahead we can admire the good view of Everest, Lhoste, and Ama Dablam. We will walk downhill and cross the Imja River to reach Pangboche. Our trail from Pangboche follows the Imja River and leads us to the major trail junction. The right fork leads to Dingboche, but we turn left and trek towards Pheriche.
Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
This day is set aside just for acclimatization. As we have reached over 4,000 meters above sea level, it’s just to spend one more day to rest and acclimatization. Pheriche is a small village in the Khumbu Region and is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers. It is an important acclimatization stop over which offers a couple of good hike options which are considered best for acclimatization. We can either go to Dingboche Viewpoint or hike up to Nagakarsang hill. With great views of surrounding snow-topped mountains and high mountain valleys, we head back to Pheriche for our overnight stay.
3-4 hrs Trek
After spending a full day rest at Pheriche, our trek continues through harsh alpine vegetation. Our trail is a gradual uphill journey all the way to Ama Dablam 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.
Since the climbing is pretty technical and little challenging it will take us several days to scale the summit of Ama Dablam and the real adventure begins. Each time when we step down the upper camp, it is highly recommended to spend an acclimatization day. From the Ama Dablam Base Camp, we will move further up to Camp I at 5,700m along the standard route. Generally, one night is to be spent at Camp I for acclimatization and before returning to the Base Camp for the final preparation to scale the summit. There are three camps above the base camp before reaching the summit. The ascent from Base Camp to Camp I is technically challenging. From Camp I, we will follow existing fixed lines and then establish new ropes wherever necessary both for ascent and descent. The climb from Camp II to Camp III is comprised of mixed rock, snow and ice, which is loose in certain places. The climb from Camp III to the summit is relatively less technical. After summiting the peak, we return back to the base camp.
After our successful Mt. Ama Dablam Expedition, we will 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. Finally, we will gradually climb to arrive at Tyangboche for our overnight stay.
Today, we will have a rather easy and pleasant trek. At first, we will move along the labelled path towards Phunke Tenga. From here we will move on uphill trekking towards Kyangjuma. From there it is a pleasant walk all the way back to Namche Bazaar.
5-6 hrs Trek
The last day of our Ama Dablam Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition leads from Namche Bazaar to Lukla. We will continue descending through the densely forested area. The walk remains pleasant in its short ups and downs and finally crossing the Bhote Koshi River thrice. A final uphill climb about 45 minutes brings you back to Lukla.
30 min Flight
After having breakfast, we will take an early morning scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest in the hotel or visit the remaining sites in the valley. Walking around the busy streets of Thamel can be worth spending quality time in Kathmandu.
Meals: BB Plan
It would be less than enough the more you explore Kathmandu. Kathmandu has so many things to offer you. It will be a wonderful beginning to start with a Temple. So, we will go to Pashupatinath early in the morning. In the afternoon you can also enjoy strolling around Mahabaudda, Ashan, Indrachowk among others. We will celebrate the successful completion of Amadablam Expedition and have a final meal together in the evening.
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner
Our representatives of Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule. You need to get into the airport 3 hours prior to your flight. Nepal Guide will bid a memorable farewell to you.
On your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you can apply for Nepal visa which you will get in approximately 30 minutes.
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Yes, our representative will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport with your name card or our company name Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition, pick you up and take you to your hotel. After you finish the trip, we will drop you back to the International Airport.
The difficulties of Amadablam Expedition depends on these common factors:
Yes, you need to get climbing insurance for Amadablam Expedition ( 6812 M ) which will also cover your trekking insurance.
There are many different insurance companies you can choose by visiting here.
Amadablam Expedition doesn't require oxygen cylinder and other medical equipment. But sometimes due to high altitude in case of an emergency our company will provide all the necessary equipment.
We have experienced mountaineer ( Sherpa Climbing guide) who are born in the Everest region and have registered licence from Nepal Mountaineering Association, Everest Summiteers Association. You can check our climbing guide by visiting our team section.
Mt Amadablam is a technical and challenging mountain that is located Mt Everest and Mt Lhotse in the Khumbu region. Amadablam is made of steep pyramid shape of ice and several vertical walls and ridges. It is a combination of rock and mixed snow. We recommended for this peak who have a good track record of mountaineering experience and only for serious climber.
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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 a successful summit climb of Mera Peak in 2012 with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition, we have recently completed a 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 the 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 !!
Hannes and Group
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 of 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 the 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 Expeditions !! Highly Recommended !!
Peter and the group
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