7.5, Relatively Difficult (technical 4 + altitudinal 3.5) | 26 Days in Nepal

Ascent of Mount Ama Dablam

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Mount Ama Dablam is a beautiful mountain, located almost due south of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse in the Khumbu region. It is a steep pyramid of ice with vertical walls and sharp, exposed ridges. Mount Ama Dablam forms a lasting impression on many trekkers in Nepal, as it is perhaps the most stunning mountain along the popular trekking route to Everest Base Camp.

Our ascent will be made via the SW ridge route, a technical route with three camps above base camp. The climb usually completed in less than four weeks. The climbing on the route involves pure rock climbing on exquisite granite followed by mixed snow and rock climbing. The last section to the summit involves ice climbing followed by a long steep snow slope up to the summit.
Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding - Namche Bazaar – Tenboche Monastery - Pangboche - Base Camp (BC) - Summit – Namche Bazaar - Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Activities

    Mountaineering, Expeditions

  • Altitude

    6,812 m
  • Departure Date

    April 18 - May 13 | October 10 - November 04
  • Group size

    4-10 pax
  • Trip Starts

    Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends

    Kathmandu

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu

Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel

Day 2 Kathmandu

Kathmandu, official procedure and necessary arrangements

Day 3 Kathmandu

Free Day in Kathmandu.

Day 4 Fly to Lukla

Fly to Lukla (2860m-9384ft) and trek to Phakding (2622m-8602t). Overnight in lodge.

Day 5 Treks to Namche Bazar

Treks to Namche Bazar (3340m-10959ft). Overnight in lodge.

Day 6 Acclimatization day

Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar.

Day 7 Trek to Tengboche

Treks to Tengboche Monastery (3837m, 12589ft).

Day 8 Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp

Treks to Mt. Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600m-15,088ft)

Day 9-22 Climbing Mount Ama Dablam

Climbing Mount Ama Dablam (6812m)

Day 23 Namche Bazar

Namche Bazar. Overnight in lodge.

Day 24 Lukla

Overnight in lodge.

Day 25 Fly to Kathmandu

Scheduled flight Lukla/Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel.

Day 26 Departure

Final Departure

Fitness Level and Technical Ability

Climbers wishing to join this expedition must already be experienced with rock and ice climbing and have successfully completed previous climbs at high altitude, over 4500m (15,000ft).

This expedition requires excellent levels of fitness to endure the extreme conditions of summiting big peaks. To prepare for this, climbers should undergo a regular and strenuous exercise regime for at least 6 months to build their strength, stamina and endurance.

Trip Map

Cost Include

  • Arrival & Departure Airport transfers - Airport/Hotel/Airport.
  • 4 Nights good tourist class hotel in Kathmandu. (3 Nights Before and 1 Night after expedition).
  • Schedule flight to KTM-Lukla-KTM.
  • Expedition permit for Ama Dablam.
  • Nepalese liaison officer for Amadablam.
  • 1 Climbing Sherpa (Amadablam & Everest Summiter) for each member.
  • National park entry fee and local taxes.
  • Expedition cargo to/from Lukla (max. 30 kg of personal equipment).
  • All necessary Porters from Lukla - Ama Dablam Base Camp- Lukla.
  • Food in Ama Dablam Base Camp.
  • 1 Tent for 1 member in Ama Dablam Base Camp.
  • Kitchen equipment, Matress, Dining Tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Shower tent, Table and Chair at the Amadablam Base Camp.
  • 1 cook for group.
  • 1 Kitchen boy for group.
  • High Tent between 2 Members.
  • Rope Fixing Charge.
  • Climbing Equipment, Epi Gas & Gas Burner.

Cost Does not Include

  • Hotel after 4 nights in Kathmandu.
  • Food during stay in Kathmandu.
  • Accomodation & Food during trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp (Up and Down).
  • Personal travel, medical and rescue insurance
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Sherpa's Summit Bonus USD 500.
  • Personal high-altitude Sherpa.
  • Tips for Staff.

Extra Optional Service

Services of High Altitude Sherpa:
USD 2195
(Include the HA Sherpa’s food & fuel, tents etc… above base camp.)
Poisk Oxygen Bottle 4 Liter:
US$ 450 per bottle
Poisk system mask and regulator:
US $ 650
High Tent Rent:
USD 100 per Tent.

Payment procedure

Booking deposit:
1000 USD.
The price increases by 10% if your booking application comes to us later than 30 days prior to the expedition. Balance payment is due not later than 30 days prior to the expedition. Cancellation more than 15 days prior to the expedition – 50% refund. Less than 10 days – no refund is given.

Booking procedure

If your decision to take part in our expedition if firm, please send us e-mail with:
Confirmation (in a form you prefer):

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Necessary travel papers (documents)

  • Permit of Mount Amadablam.
  • National Park Ticket.

Personal gear

Technical Equipment for the ascent

  • Crampons (e.g. Grivel G12)
  • Rucksack 70-80 liters
  • Rucksack 35-40 liters
  • Harness
  • Prussiks
  • Karabiners with screwgate lockers - 3 items
  • Jumar (ascender)
  • Telescope ski poles
  • Thermos
  • Rappel device
  • Ice Axe
  • Head lamp
  • Photo camera
  • Video camera and assessors
  • Accumulators
  • Personal crockery for high camps

Equipment for body and feet

  • Trekking shoes
  • Boots of "Everest" Millet type
  • Gore-tex jacket with wide hood
  • Gore-tex trousers (better semi-overalls)
  • Windblock jacket
  • Windblock trousers
  • Jacket "Polartec - 100" - 2 items
  • Warm underwear - 2 sets
  • Personal underwear
  • Polartec gloves – 2 pairs
  • Thinsulate gloves
  • Thinsulate mittens - 2 pairs
  • Warm woolen socks - 4-5 pairs
  • Balaclava
  • Warm hat
  • Windblock face mask
  • UV glasses
  • Ski goggles (preferably)
  • Gaiters

Meet your experts

Mingma Gelu Sherpa

Mingma Gelu Sherpa is a mountaineer and entrepreneur. He has summited Mt. Everest 8 times. He is also the first Nepali to summit Mt. Elbrus in Russia. He has been on the mountains since his youth, coming from the Makalu region, and working on mountain expeditions since the age of 14.

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