Ama Dablam expedition is technical mountaineering in Nepal that is located almost due south of Everest and Lhotse inside the Khumbu region. Ama Dablam 6,856m (22,494ft) is one of the most stunning peaks within the Himalaya and one of the maximum stunning mountains within the international. Ama Dablam means “Mother’s necklace,”; the long ridges on each side like the arms of a mother “Ama” protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the “Dablam,” the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women. Amadablam Expedition offers stunning Himalayan views of the Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Makalu 8463m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m and other more mountains.
Ama Dablam, the Matterhorn of Himalayas, leaves an enduring effect on many as it’s far perhaps the highest lovely mountain alongside the famous trekking course to Everest Base Camp. Amabablam is a small snowcapped peak. However, vertical walls and sharp uncovered ridges make this mountain one of the most technical and challenging climb for the Mountaineers. Ama Dablam was first climbed on 13th of March, 1961 by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Michael Gill, Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest Ridge. Sir Edmund Hillary led climbing Team.
Ama Dablam expedition is the third most popular Himalayan peak for permitted expeditions. The most popular route by far is the Southwest Ridge. This gives a beautiful and varied climb, sustained at a reasonable level of difficulty and with right camp platforms at strategic points. Trekking in the Khumbu, you see some of the world’s most famed mountains. We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and then trek through Namche Bazaar, Tyangboche Monastery, and Pangboche – before setting up the Amdablam base camp.
Mount Ama Dablam Expedition is considered as one of the technically hard expeditions in Nepal. The climbers need to have accurate capabilities on rock and ice climbing and technically ready. The Mountaineers ought to move-tough ice rocks and steep snow climbing on their climbing path. The course ends in the slope climb to snow floor and then passes through steep snow and ice tunnel. Mt. Amadablam expedition is the outlandish exposure, a mind-boggling version of surroundings and topography, and the little-hidden discoveries along with the manner up and across the ridge that makes climbing this path the sort of tantalizing experience.
Duration: 30 Days
Max. Altitude: 6856m
Best Time: Autumn / Spring
Transportation: Private Car/Van/ Plane
Activity: Trekking, Expedition
Location: Solukhumbu Himalayan Ranges
Start/Finish Point: Lukla/Lukla
Day 01: - Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long flight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking, and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night, we will have the same discussion in next day morning after breakfast.
Day 02: - A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient, and mostly enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square, reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture, are highlighted on our guided tour.
Day 03: - Rest day and legal formalities
This might be a rest day for you like all the trekking permits, and the official formalities would be finalized this day. You will have time to explore the local area, have dinner, and perhaps take a stroll through the famous streets.
Day 04: - Flight from KTM to Lukla and trekking to Phakding (2652m):4hr
Early morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla via mountain flight of about 40 minutes scenic flight. With clear weather, we get fantastic views of the mountains, including Everest, as we enter deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. You begin your trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Along the way, you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m) Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and Mount Kwongde Range. We then take a leisurely walk for about two hours to Phakding village.
Day 05: - Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m):5-6hr
From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo, the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Along the way to you will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kanguru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m), and Nuptse (7879 m). After a final steep ascent of about two hours, we get first sight fist of at Mt. Everest, peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.
Day 06: - Acclimatization day in Namche
Accommodate your body to the high altitude of Namche as you have gained much height the previous day. Set in a natural amphitheater looking across to the jagged ridge of Kongdi RI (6187m), Namche Bazaar is one of the most attractive settlements in the Khumbu region. We will have a full day rest so that we won’t face any problem ahead. You have full day leisure for a fantastic panoramic view or stroll around the market. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde and so on.
Day 07: - Namche Bazzar trek to Tengboche (3867m):5 hrs
We start our trek with a pleasant walk through the forest with a magnificent view of the mountains. The trail climbs past some water-powered prayer wheels and begins a sustained climb through a forest of tall, mature rhododendrons. The start of the Tengboche (3870m), the village is scattered across a vast, grassy saddle below a crescent-shaped ridge covered by scrub pines and firs. From the viewpoint at the top of the hill, there are awe-inspiring views of distinctive peaks like Amadablam (6856m), standing proud of the massif containing Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m) and inspiring views of Himalayan giants. We visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in the Khumbu region.
Day 08: - Trek to Ama Dablam Base camp
The trek will be moderately paced, allowing plenty of time for acclimatization, rest, and site-seeing. Basecamp is located at 4650 metres/15,300 feet.
Day 09: - Base camp preparation
Today is the day for acclimatization or rest. We will make all the necessary preparations on the day of our expedition. Check all the equipment conditions and prepare yourself mentally and physically fit.
Day 10: - Climbing period
Day 11: - Ama Dablam BC to Tengboche
It takes approximately four hours to Tengboche. It is a small village with a famous monastery offering you splendid views of Mt. Amadablam, lush green hills, and river views.
Day 12: - Tengboche to Namche
After crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trek onwards to the Kyanjuma, the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village, and Namche Bazaar. Dense wildlife of some species of Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer, and the wild goat, can be found abundance inside the rhododendron forest. Evening explores the small surrounding area with magnificent scenery.
Day 13: - Namche Bazaar trekking back to Lukla (2850m)
The descent from Namche to the Dudh Koshi can be the hardest stage of the entire trek. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places a massive impact on the knees. Once you cross the high suspension bridge, the trail runs mostly level. We will work through rhododendron and pine forests with the view of distance snow covered peaks before arriving Phakding. Enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village arrival in Lukla. You’ll have time to stroll around the local areas. In the evening you can enjoy a typical Nepalese dinner and cultural show.
Day 14: - Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Saying a final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to ktm of an exciting one hour. (It also can be an extra day in case of bad weather in Lukla, which makes the Lukla flight delayed and cancel.) In the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the culture and the local traditions.
Day 15: - Free day in Kathmandu
Today you will have a free day in Kathmandu valley. Have some rest in your hotel. You can also take a stroll over the streets and buy some souvenirs and remembering from Nepal. In the evening we will have a typical Nepali dinner accompanied by cultural shows in the Hotel.
Day 16: - Final Departure
We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight to onward destination.
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