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Amadablam climbing is technical climbing in Nepal which is located almost due south of Everest and Lhotse in the Khumbu region. Ama Dablam 6,856m (22,494ft) is one of the most stunning peaks in the Himalayas and one of the most impressive mountains in the world. 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 Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Makalu 8463m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m, and other more mountains.
Ama Dablam, The Matterhorn of Himalayas, leaves a lasting impression on many as it is perhaps the most stunning mountain along the popular trekking route to Everest Base Camp. Ama Dablam is a small snowcapped peak but vertical walls and sharp exposed ridges make this mountain one of the most technical and difficult climbs for mountaineers. Ama Dablam was first climbed on the 13th of March, 1961 by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Michael Gill, Mike Ward (UK), and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest Ridge. The climbing team was led by Sir Edmund Hillary.
AmaDablam climbing is the third most popular Himalayan peak for permitted expeditions. The most popular route by far is the Southwest Ridge. This gives a fine and varied climb, sustained at a reasonable level of difficulty and with good 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 Amdablam base camp.
Amadablam Expedition is considered one of the technically difficult expeditions in Nepal. The climbers need to have good skills in rock and ice climbing and be technically competent. The mountaineers have to cross-difficult ice rocks and steep snow climbing one their climbing route. The route leads to the slope climb to snow ground and then passes through steep snow and ice tunnel. Mt. Amadablam climbing is the outlandish exposure, a mind-boggling variation of scenery and topography, and the little hidden discoveries along the way up and across the ridge, that make climbing this route such a tantalizing experience.
Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
Day 02: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
Day 03: Rest day and legal formalities
Day 04: Flight from KTM to Lukla and trekking to Phakding (2652m)
Day 05: Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m)
Day 06: Acclimatization day in Namche
Day 07: Namche Bazzar trek to Tengboche (3867m)
Day 08: Amadablam climbing to Base camp
Day 09: Amadablam climbing Base camp preparation
Day 10-24: Climbing period
Day 25: Ama Dablam BC trekking to Tengboche (3867m)
Day 26: Tengboche trekking to Namche (3440m)
Day 27: Namche Bazaar trekking back to Lukla (2850m)
Day 28: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 29: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 30: Final Departure
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 fight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your 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 essentially 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 as 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 leisurely stroll through the popular streets.
Day 04: - Flight from KTM to Lukla and trekking to Phakding (2652m):4hr
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 an easy walk for about two hours to Phakding village.
Day 05: - Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m):5-6hr
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 Kangru (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 high altitude of Namche as you have gained much height previous day. Set in a natural amphitheatre looking across to the jagged ridge of Kongdi RI (6187m), Namche Bazzar 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 wonderful 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 pleasant walk through the forest with magnificent view of 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 wide, grassy saddle below a crescent-shaped ridge covered by scrub pines and firs. From the view point 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 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 for our expedition. Check all the equipments conditions and make yourself mentally and physically fit.
Day 10-24: - Climbing period
In this period we will have climbing and acclimatization make your body and mind fit and do the final summit.
Day 25 - 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 26: - Tengboche to Namche
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 wild goat can be found abundance inside the rhododendron forest. Evening explore small surrounding area with magnificent scenery.
Day 27: - Namche Bazaar trekking back to Lukla (2850m)
the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places massive impact on the knees. Once you cross the high suspension bridge, the path runs mostly level. We will work though rhododendron and pine forests with the view of distance snow covered peak 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 28: - Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
It is also can be a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla which makes the Lukla flight delayed and cancel.
Day 29: - 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 leisurely stroll over the streets and buy some souvenirs and remembering from Nepal. At evening we will have a typical Nepali dinner accompanied with cultural shows in Hotel.
Day 30: - Final Departure
We will drop you to the International airportto catch your flight to onward destination.
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