Mount Ama Dablam Expedition ( 6812m) - 26 Days

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.

DayActivities
Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02  Rest/preparation
Day 03Fly Lukla 2800m; trek Phakding 2610m
Day 04  Trek Namche Bazaar 3420m
Day 05  Rest/acclimatize
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 23Trek Lukla
Day 24  Fly Kathmandu 
Day 25  Day in Kathmandu
Day 26  Depart from Katmandu

What is Included

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • 4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis; 3* hotel-twin sharing
  • Tea house accommodation on full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trek
  • Base Camp accommodation with individual sleeping tent with mattress
  • Base Camp service (shared with group)-kitchen tent with cook, kitchen boy, dining tent with tables and chairs, shower tent, toilet tent, storage tent, gas heater etc.
  • High camps during the climb with high food
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight
  • Surface transportation as per itinerary on private vehicles
  • 1 climbing Sherpa for 1 climbing member during the expedition
  • Cost of Liaison officer
  • Permits & other local taxes
  • Required number of porters
  • Climbing equipment, transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for Sherpa and other staffs

What is Excluded

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
  • Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
  • Lunches & dinners in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
  • Trekking/climbing gear (also available on hire)
  • Tips for local staffs
  • Summit Bonus
  • Rope fixing charge
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Price Includes’

Clothing and equipment for Expedition(7000m Above)

Better clothing and equipment helps a person to stay comfortable by creating a thin insulating layer of air next to the skin.

If you are new to mountaineering better clothing and equipment are required for safety. It protects the climber from overheating on hot days and prevents excessive sweating which might lead to severe dehydration.

Clothing Fabric features 

FabricBreathabilityWaterproofWind StopperStretchiness
FleeceExcellentPoorPoorExcellent
Laminated Soft-shell GoodGoodFairGood
Double weave softshellExcellentPoorFairExcellent
Waterproof breathable laminated softshellFairGoodExcellentFair
Waterproof breathableFairExcellentExcellentPoor

Personal Equipment List

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & buff scarf
  • Head torch(500 lumens)
  • Sunglasses (UV Protected)
  • Sun Block Cream (SPF 50)

Footwear

  • Climbing boots
  • Cold weather boots for base camp
  • Trainers
  • Comfortable sandals
  • Lightweight hiking boots
  • Gaiters
  • Booties
  • Light socks
  • Heavy socks

Clothing

  • Lightweight long underwear top
  • Expedition weight long underwear tops
  • Lightweight long underwear bottoms
  • Expedition weight underwear bottoms
  • Briefs/Underwear
  • Short-sleeved shirts/T-shirts
  • Jacket synthetic or fleece
  • Synthetic insulated pants
  • Down suit
  • Down insulated jacket with hood
  • Down pants
  • Waterproof breathable jacket & pants
  • Wind shirts/light shell jacket
  • One-piece climbing shell (optional)

Head & Hand Gear

  • Lightweight synthetic liner glove
  • Headlamp with spare bulb and extra alkaline batteries
  • Windstopper fleece gloves
  • Insulated climbing gloves
  • Mittens with liners
  • Sun hat
  • Wool or fleece hat
  • Balaclava
  • Face mask
  • Mountain helmet

Accessories

  • UV Sunglasses
  • Glacier glasses
  • Ski goggles
  • Spare batteries
  • Power bank 
  • Cable’s  

Climbing Equipment

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Carabiners
  • Webbing
  • Perlon cord
  • Ascenders
  • Rappel device
  • Camping Gear
  • Backpack
  • Day pack
  • Two Sleeping bags:-40C/-30F
  • Compression stuff sacks
  • THermal sleeping pad
  • Foam pad
  • 2 Water bottles
  • Lightweight steel thermal bottle
  • Pee bottle
  • Pee Funnel for Women.
  • Pack towel
  • Extendable 2 trekking poles
  • Swiss army knife
  • Large mug, plastic bowl, fork, and spoon

Medical & Personal

  • Sunscreen
  • Lip screen
  • Toiletry kit
  • Personal medication
  • Water purification tablets
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Earplugs

Travel Items                                                                

  • 2 large expedition duffel bag
  • Small travel bag
  • Nylon stuff sacks
  • Lightweight cotton long sleeve shirt
  • Hiking pants and/or skirt/sarong
  • Lightweight pants

We suggest you buy lightweight equipment enough as per the itinerary for the below reasons.

  • It dries quick 
  • It is easy and quick to pack 
  • Feels comfortable during the trek
  • Saves energy 

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entries 15 days – US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries 30 days – US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries 90 days – US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 45 or equivalent convertible currency

The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is USD 3 per day

In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as late fine.

http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa.html

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Price From USD $ 6,500/person
6500
Total $ 6,500 USD

Trip Facts

  • 26 Days
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 6,856 m
  • Strenuous
  • Expedition
  • April and May & October and November
  • Mt. Ama Dablam arguably is one of the most stunning mountains not only in Nepal but in the entire world because its aesthetics and beauty and also how it projects itself over the Himalayan skyline.