Amadablam Climbing

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Trip Duration 30 Days
Group Size 2-10 people
Maximum Altitude Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812m)
Difficulty Grade Difficult
Start & End Point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Seasons Mar-May, Sept-Nov

Overview of Amadablam Climbing

Amadablam climbing is technical climbing in Nepal. It is 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. It is one of the most impressive mountains in the world. Ama Dablam means “Mother’s necklace.”

The long ridges on each side are like a mother’s arms, “Ama,” protecting her child. The hanging glacier reminds people of the “Dablam.” The traditional double pendant, worn by Sherpa women, has pictures of the gods. Amadablam climbing offers stunning Himalayan views of Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Makalu 8463m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m, and other mountains.

Amadablam climbing is the Matterhorn of the Himalayas.

Ama Dablam, The Matterhorn of the Himalayas, leaves a lasting impression on many. It is the most stunning mountain along the popular trekking route to Everest Base Camp. Ama Dablam is a small snowcapped peak. There are vertical walls and sharp exposed ridges. It makes it one of the most technical and challenging climbs for mountaineers.

A team of climbers climbed the Ama Dablam on the 13th of March, 1961. Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Michael Gill, Mike Ward (UK), and Wally Romanes (NZ) climbed it via the Southwest Ridge. The Amadablam climbing team’s leader was Sir Edmund Hillary.

Itinerary of Amadablam Climbing

DAY
01
Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport

We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International for your Amadablam climbing trip. We will transfer to your hotel from the airport. You will have time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight. We will invite you to our office for a briefing about your program.

You will meet with your Amadablam climbing guide. We will discuss the equipment needed for the trekking. We will process the trekking permits. If you arrive at night, we will have the same discussion the following day after breakfast.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals Dinner
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)
DAY
02
Day 02: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley

After breakfast, you will take a full-day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley. You can visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath. They are very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites.

The biggest Buddhist Stupa is Boudhnath. Kathmandu Durbar Square’s fine arts and historical architecture reflect the ancient Nepalese culture. We highlight them on our guided tour.

Car
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)
DAY
03
Day 03: Rest day and legal formalities

Today might be a rest day of Amadablam climbing for you. We will finalize all the trekking permits and the official formalities this day. You will have time to explore the local area and have dinner. You can perhaps stroll through the famous streets.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)
DAY
04
Day 04: Flight from KTM to Lukla and trekking to Phakding

Today, we will take a scenic flight to Lukla to start your Amadablam climbing. We enter the deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. With clear weather, we get fantastic views of the mountains, including Everest. You begin your trek from Lukla.

You will be following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. You will also view Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kangaru (6367m), and Mount Kwongde Range. We then take a leisurely walk for about two hours to Phakding village.

Multiple 40 min flight, 4 hrs trek
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Phakding (2652m)
DAY
05
Day 05: Phakding trekking to Namche Bazaar

On your Amadablam climbing schedule, we will cross it twice by small suspension bridges. Then we reach the village of Monjo. It is the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Along the way, you will get 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 of Mt. Everest, peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Take a steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3440m). It will provide spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.

Walking Day 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Namche Bazaar (3440m)
DAY
06
Day 06: Acclimatization day in Namche

Accommodate your body to the high altitude of Namche. You have gained much height the previous day for Amadablam climbing. Set in a natural amphitheater. Look 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’s rest so we won’t face any problems. You have full-day leisure with fantastic panoramic views. You can stroll around the market. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Namche Bazaar (3440m)
DAY
07
Day 07: Namche Bazzar trek to Tengboche

We start our Amadablam climbing trek with a pleasant walk through the forest. We walk with magnificent views of the mountains. The trail climbs past some water-powered prayer wheels. Then, a sustained climb through a forest of tall, mature rhododendrons begins.

The village has a vast, grassy saddle at the start of the Tengboche (3870m). It lies 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.

We view Madablam (6856m), standing proud of the massif containing Everest (8848m). We also see Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m), and inspiring views of Himalayan giants. We visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in the Khumbu region.

Walking Day 5 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Tengboche (3867m)
DAY
08
Day 08: Trek to Ama Dablam Base camp

The trek will be moderately paced. It allows ample time for acclimatization, rest, and sightseeing. Basecamp is at 4650 meters/15,300 feet.

Walking Day
Accommodation Camp
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Ama Dablam Base camp (4,650m)
DAY
09
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 make yourself mentally and physically fit.

Accommodation Camp
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Ama Dablam Base camp (4,650m)
DAY
10-24
Day 10-24: Climbing period

In this period, we will have climbing and acclimatization to fit your body and mind and do the final summit.

DAY
25
Day 25: Ama Dablam BC to Tengboche

It takes approximately four hours to get to Tengboche. It is a small village with a famous monastery offering splendid views of Mt. Amadablam, lush green hills, and river views.

Walking Day
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Tengboche (3867m)
DAY
26
Day 26: Tengboche to Namche

The junction of the trinity opens the path to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung Village, and Namche Bazaar. You can find dense wildlife of some species of Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer, and wild goats. They are in abundance inside the rhododendron forest. Evening explores the small surrounding area with magnificent scenery.

Walking Day
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Namche Bazaar (3440m)
DAY
27
Day 27: Namche Bazaar trekking back to Lukla

The path is downhill, and the unrelenting slope significantly impacts the knees. Once you cross the high suspension bridge, the route runs mostly level. We will work through rhododendrons and pine forests. We walk with a view of a distance of snow-covered peaks before arriving at Phakding.

Enjoy the lush green scenery. Pass through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village arrival in Lukla. You’ll have time to stroll around the local areas. You can enjoy a typical Nepalese dinner and cultural show in the evening.

Walking Day
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Lukla (2850m)
DAY
28
Day 28: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

It can also be a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla. The Lukla flight may get delayed and canceled.

Flight 40 min
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)
DAY
29
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 stroll the streets and buy some souvenirs and memories from Nepal. We will have a typical Nepali dinner in the evening accompanied by cultural shows in the Hotel.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)
DAY
30
Day 30: Final Departure

We will drop you at the International airport to catch your flight to onward destination.

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Mount Amadablam climbing is more Popular climbing in Nepal

Amadablam climbing is the third most popular Himalayan peak for permitted expeditions. The most popular route for Amadablam climbing by far is the Southwest Ridge. It requires a fine and varied climb. It sustains at a reasonable level of difficulty.

It has 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. Then, travel through Namche Bazaar, Tyangboche Monastery, and Pangboche. Finally, we set up in the Amdablam base camp.

Amadablam climbing is one of the technically tricky expeditions in Nepal. The climbers must be technically competent and have good rock and ice climbing skills. We must cross rugged ice rocks and steep snow climbing on 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 an outlandish exposure, a mind-boggling variation of scenery and topography. There are little hidden discoveries along the way up and across the ridge. They make climbing this route such a compelling experience.

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We just came back from our Amadablam expedition. The experience with Above the Himalayan trekking was impressive. They provided excellent services from the starting point of our climb to the endpoint. The Amadablam climbing was beautiful with the assistance of the company.

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