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Ama Dablam Climb

Ama Dablam Climb

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Highlights
Trip Grade

5

Traveller Rating
Activities

  • Trekking
  • Climbing
Accomodation

  • 04 nights at 3 star hotel
  • 26 nights tent and local lodges
Meals

  • 28 breakfast
  • 27 lunch
  • 27 dinner
On Sale
30 Days
US$ 6850 FromUS$6450
Trip Facts
Trip Facts

Trip Code ADC
Group Size Min 2
Best Season March-June & August-Oct
Start Point Kathmandu
End Point Kathmandu
Max Altitude 6856 meters
Overview

Overview

Ama dablam Climb  offers the most radiant, specialized climbing experience in the Himalayas of Nepal. Ama Dablam being one of the world’s most great mountain crests lying right at the heart of the Khumbu valley in Nepal.

Ama Dablam is like a pyramid in shape. The hanging glacier is seen on the southwest face of Ama Dablam resembles the holy ornament box utilized by Sherpa Women, which is known as Dablam, hence giving it a name as “Ama Dablam” This peak is 6,812 meters in height from the ocean level. One will be able to witness some amazing perspectives during the Ama Dablam expedition. This mountain isn’t popular for its height but for the ambience it holds. Mt. Ama Dablam is situated in the Khumbu region of Nepal, south of Mt. Everest. 

 

Situated in the Everest Region, Ama Dablam stands tall at an elevation of 6856 meters. Standing tall with the glacier hanging alongside as some kind of jewel, Ama Dablam picked up its name as the Mother’s Necklace or Mother of jewels as Ama implies mother and Dablam implies gem box implying to the excellent glaciers hanging. 

 

Aside from the significant and modern name, the pinnacle itself is a wonder to take a look at. The delightful pinnacle stands tall encompassed with glaciers holding on the sides. Additionally, the perspective from this heavenly pinnacle is an entrancing sight to see. 

 

Usually, ascension to Ama Dablam is done from the South-western edge. This was a similar course followed by the climbers who came to the top for the first time to the top in 1961. Regularly, climbers set up three camps just beneath and to the right of the hanging glacier, “Dablam”. The climb is unassuming up to camp 1, yet the challenge begins from camp 1 to camp 2 as it gets more technical in the thin edges of edges made from granite. This difficulty increments much more from camp 2 to camp 3. 

 

One should prepare himself the aptitudes of rock and ice climbing and become acclimated to high elevation before summiting Ama Dablam. If you have previous experience as a climber and wish to participate in a group of an expedition to a world’s most exceptional mountain, then Ama Dablam Expedition is for you.

 

Following the famous Khumbu Trekking Trails, the Ama Dablam Expedition takes you through a surprising excursion in the 26 days. The 26 days Ama Dablam endeavor will make your days in Nepal a memorable one with the best accomplishment of summiting the peak at an elevation of 6856 meters.

 

 

Trip Highlights:

  • Reach the summit of Mount Ama Dablam one of the highest mountains in Nepal at an altitude of 6856 meters
  • Witness the amazing perspective of mountains like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, etc.
  • Explore the unique and diverse local culture and lifestyle of Sherpa people
  • Visit Tengboche monastery and many other religious monasteries
  • Trek through the famous Khumbu Trekking Trails and explore the exotic flora and fauna of the region.
  • Explore the protected area of Sagarmatha National Park.

Ama Dablam Climb Route 

The Ama Dablam Expedition 26 days takes you through the famous Khumbu trekking trails. Following the Everest Base Camp trek trails, we will head for the Ama Dablam Base Camp, as we will head higher up in the Ama Dablam peak, we should arrive at the Ama Dablam Base Camp first. 

 

Beginning our excursion from Kathmandu, we will head for Lukla. Entering the Khumbu region, we will be following the same trekking trails of the Everest Base Camp trek treks. Beginning from Lukla, our trek to Phakding starts. Resting for the day, we will head towards Namche bazaar next. After acclimatizing and resting ourselves, we will set off to Tengboche through different attractions like Tengboche Monastery. You can now clearly observe the excellent perspectives on the mountains.

 

From Tengboche, it is a day’s walk to the Ama Dablam Base Camp. Our Ama Dablam Summit expedition begins now. For the following 13 days, you will climb the top to arrive at the summit and head back to the base camp. Beginning from the base camp, your first stop will be the high camp I. Overcoming the technical section, you will clear your path through Camp II lastly Camp III. You should take appropriate acclimatization breaks in the middle. Upon arriving at Camp III, your next trip will get you to the summit of the peak.

 

You will return to the base camp on the 21st day and backtrack your steps on your way back. You will return to Lukla through the settlements of Namche. In Lukla, the trip to Kathmandu will take you back and the excursion comes to end.

 

Difficulty level of Ama Dablam

At an elevation of 6856 meters, Ama Dablam is a high altitude peak. Endeavoring and conquering this spectacular peak is a challenging task however it can be done with legitimate training and guidance. 

 

Regardless of whether you can do it with preparing, the question still arises. How troublesome is the Expedition? 

 

The technicality of the ascension and the elevation alongside some challenges are represented during the climb. So here are some of the main challenges of the ascension.

 

Altitude Sickness

Climbing the harsh terrain to an elevation of 6856 meters inside a range of 13 days is an extreme task. It is a difficult task as it is an incredible climb yet the effect for your body might be other than simply fatigue. The inability of your body to conform to the high height may cause altitude sickness. 

 

There is acclimatization even before the trip which will help you a lot. However, during the trip itself, the elevation increases quickly while the temperature decreases. This may cause altitude sickness. So be certain to take appropriate breaks and acclimatization during your actual ascension. Additionally, make sure to hear and communicate with your guides and the group.

 

Technical portion of the climb

As the peak lies at a higher altitude climb of 6856 meters, the climb to Ama Dablam is a challenging and technical climb. Therefore you will need some prior training and experience to make this climb, summiting that altitude requires a lot of tough climb with technical skills. Your professional guides will guide you for the technical parts but you will need some prior knowledge and training. However, the first two days of the official climb will be a tough technical section. So be careful during your Ama Dablam expedition.

 

Being a higher height climb to a height of 6856 meters, the climb to Ama Dablam is a challenging and technical ascension, you will require some earlier preparation and experience to succeed this climb, arriving at that elevation requires a great deal of intense climb with technical skills. Your expert guides will guide you with the technical parts however you will require some earlier preparation. The initial two days of the official trip will be extremely technical sections. So be cautious during your Ama Dablam expedition.

 

Weather Condition

Another significant thing to consider is climate conditions. Being a challenging ascension, the weather condition might create some obstacles during your peak summit. Therefore this exciting climb needs a favorable climate to be paramount and safe. So be careful to pick a season when the climate is mostly stable. Picking the best time for your excursion is the most ideal approach to avoid any unsure climate accidents.

 

Best Time for Ama Dablam Climb

Knowing the ideal opportunity for any excursion is imperative to get ready for the trip accordingly and also to make better memories. Heading off to a peak climbing in the Himalayas in the outrageous freezing winter would be an imbecile activity. So learning the best time is the most ideal approach to get the best out of the excursion. 

 

As the best time for Ama Dablam Expedition, you ought to pick when there won’t be any physical influences during your ascension. For instance, with the monsoon and summer season occurring in Nepal, Ama Dablam Expedition during summer would not be prudent because of the sloppy and tricky roads. 

 

Likewise, being in the Everest Region, climbing in winter would mean having high odds of freezing, frostbites, and other chilly climate-related issues. So avoiding Ama Dablam Expedition during the center of outrageous winter would be ideal. 

 

Therefore, the best season for Ama Dablam Expedition is during Autumn and Spring Season. During the month of September to November and March to May, the climate is for the most part clear with no precipitation devastating your journeying and climbing routes. Likewise, with the clear weather, you get the best perspectives. The temperature of the region during this time is additionally good for hiking and traveling. The sun isn’t excessively strong and the breeze isn’t as cold.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trip preparation
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours
Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): acclimatization
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Debuche
Day 07: Debuche to Pheriche (4,300m/14,107ft): 5-6 hours
Day 08: Acclimatization
Day 09: Pheriche to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4570m/15000ft): 5-6 hours
Day 10: Acclimatization and Pre-climb training at Ama Dablam Base Camp
Day 11-25: Ascending and Descending of Ama Dablam (6856m/22488ft)
Day 26-27: Trek to Lukla
Day 28: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 29: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 30: Final Departure

Includes & Excludes

Includes

  • Airport-hotel-airport transfer by a  private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 3-star hotel
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Farewell dinner after the climb
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • English-speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), and his daily wage, meal, accommodation, and Insurance
  • 1 climbing guide (leader) and his daily wage, meal, accommodation, and Insurance
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
  • HimalayanTrekking.com trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • Trekking permits and Ama Dablam climbing permit
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment(s)
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
  • All government and local taxes

Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Services not listed in the ‘What Is Included’ section
Important Notes

FAQ’s

  1. How can I avoid altitude sickness?

You get caught with altitude sickness when your body can’t adjust with the changing elevation. So you should appropriately acclimatize as you gain height and take legitimate breaks. Remaining hydrated is additionally a significant step to avoid altitude sickness. Having a proper diet and taking appropriate breaks is like a mandatory requirement to avoid the risk of altitude sickness. Likewise, avoiding alcoholic drinks and smoking has additionally proven to be useful. 

 

  1. What is the highest altitude will I Climb?

The highest altitude you will climb is the altitude of 6,812 meters at the top of the Ama Dablam Expedition.

 

  1. How difficult is the Ama Dablam Expedition?

Ama Dablam Expedition falls under one of the easy climbing adventures of Nepal. It is one of the most popular and favorable peaks for beginners. With no specialized parts, it is the ideal peak for beginners to try out their climbing skills. There are a few challenges during the trip yet you can generally overcome these with appropriate preparations.

 

  1. What is the best time for the Ama Dablam Expedition?

The best time for summiting the Ama Dablam Expedition is in the autumn and spring season from September to November and March to May respectively. As the views become clear during these seasons.

 

  1. Do I need travel insurance?

Indeed, you need travel insurance for any high altitude trek or climb. So in case of any emergencies, your travel insurance will help you out for any rescue operation. Without travel insurance, your rescue charges will be difficult to handle. 

 

6 Should I need to have any climbing equipment or will the company provide?

No, you don’t need to have any climbing equipment. We will provide all of the necessary mountaineering equipment. You just require to bring personal and trekking equipment. Otherwise, you may also buy or rent all those things after your arrival.

 

  1. What happens in case of an emergency?

In case of any emergencies, you are requested to immediately inform the guide or the one in charge of the group. Then will be immediately taken to the nearest medical facility for immediate treatment. If you are at a higher altitude you will be rescued via helicopter emergency rescue.

 

  1. Will I get a refund if I cancel my trip?

If you inform us before the trip date then you will be refunded 80 percent of the trip cost. However, you will not be refunded once you begin the trip.