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 03||Fly Lukla 2800m; trek Phakding 2610m|
|Day 04||Trek Namche Bazaar 3420m|
|Day 06||Trek Debuche 3820m|
|Day 07||Trek Pangboche 3860m|
|Day 08||Trek Base Camp 4580m|
|Day 09 to 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 Katmandu|