Ama Dablam Expedition

Ama Dablam climbing is probably the second most popular climbing in Everest region after Mt. Everest expedition. Ama Dablam is a difficult and technical mountain for climbing in the Himalayas. Ama Dablam climbing is conceived as the most beautiful alpine rock and ice climbing of its kind. Although the peak is not so high, only 6812m, the summit of Ama Dablam offers magnificent views of several 8000n. peaks of the Himalayas. Ama Dablam climbing justifies the highest level of climbing artistry in mountaineering. South-West Ridge is the normal route for Ama Dablam climbing with three high camps above Ama Dablam base camp.

Unlike other mountains, Ama Dablam climbing is generally planned in autumn season. The best time for Ama Dablam expedition is from September till end of November. Ama Dablam climbing trip begins with the flight to Lukla and half way trekking on Everest base camp trekking trail. From Pangboche, the route takes to the east to vast pasture land with great views of Ama Dablam. Base camp is established on large meadow.


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Greet at the airport and transfer to hotel. Briefing of the trip at the convenient time.


Day 02 & 03: Official Formalities and Expedition Preparation

Getting of the permit completing the official formalities and expedition preparation.


Day 04: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 3 – 4 hrs.

Transfer to airport for the flight of half an hour to Lukla with great views of the mountains. Easy walk to Phakding for approximately three hours.


Day 05: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3440 m): 5 – 6 hrs

Walk through forest passing Dhudhkosi River crossing several suspension bridges to Namche with sights of Kusum Kangru, Everest & Nuptse.


Day 06: Exploration Day at Namche Bazaar

Hike up to Everest View Hotel for better views of Everest and acclimatization. A pleasant day to explore around Namche talking to the Sherpas and marveling at the incredible scenery


Day 07: Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m) – 5 – 6 hrs.

Hike up and down through forest and mani stones to Tengboche (3870m.). Great views of Kwangde (6,187m.), Everest (8,848m.),Nuptse ( 7,879m.), Lhotse, Tawache & Amadablam.


Day 08: Tengboche – Ama Dablam Base Camp ( 4570m.): 3- 4 hrs.

Cross Dudhakoshi River and gradually ascend to Ama Dablam base camp.


Day 10 – 24: Climbing

Moving up through old grassy moraine ridges passing through a saddle and then turning to north climbing up rocky ground and through boulders to the ridge to set up camp I is set up at an altitude of 19,070 feet. cross a rocky bowl and climb the ridge frequently alternating the sides along the fixed lines to the Yellow Tower.

Climbing steep mixed gully’s of rock, ice and snow to a ramp and then steep ice and snow runnel to the ridge for camp III. Steep climb on snow and ice to the right of a huge hanging glacier and then the perfect 50 degree snow and ice face to the summit. The summit offers the spectacular views of the giant mountains including, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Makalu, Baruntse. Return to camp II and then to base camp.


Day 25 – 27: we retrace to Lukla.

After successfully summiting return to Lukla.


Day 28: Fly to Kathmandu

Fly to Kathmandu in the morning.


Day 29: Free day in Kathmandu

Free day in Kathmandu


Day 30: Airport transfer for international flight

Transfer to airport for departure.


  • Peak Permit charges and National Park fees.
  • Accommodation at Kathmandu standard tourist Hotel on BB Basis.
  • Peak fee and administrative fee
  • Equipment allowance, daily allowance, insurance, food and tents for cook and kitchen boy
  • Expedition/Climbing equipment Tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent and Mattresses.
  • Equipment allowance, daily allowance, insurance, food and lodging for the liaison officer and the interpreter
  • Food: Food for trekking/ Peak climbing period.
  • Necessary Nepali staff and porters charge.
  • Insurance for all local staffs.
  • Necessary domestic flight ticket.
  • Necessary Land Transportation charge.
  • Sufficient Tea & coffee during the climbing.
  • Trekking insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Cargo.
  • Land transport as per itinerary.
  • Hight Altitude food.
  • Climbing Sherpa
  • Trekking Staff: Experience Guide and staff who have been many these area.
  • Base camp manager
  • Liaison officer Fee
  • experience head Sardar
  • Russian 4 liters POISK Oxygen (4 bottles for each member & 2 for Sherpa)
  • Storage & communication tent
  • Gamow bag & extra oxygen with mask set for medical purpose at Base Camp.
  • Oxygen mask and regulator set.
  • VHF Radio base at BC & one hand held set for each member during climbing period.
  • Solar panel/ generator at base camp for recharging & power supply.
  • Insurance of climbing Sherpa and local team members.
  • Climbing allowance, food allowance for climbing assistances
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required
  • Visa Fee $100.00 Valid for 90 days
  • International & home country domestic airfares, transfers en route & excess baggage.
  • Satellite phone with permit fees.
  • International Air fare.
  • Any kind of Alcoholic and Hard soft Drinks.
  • Personal equipment for climbing expedition.
  • Climbing food (Peak Climbing period).
  • Climbing Sherpa’s charge.
  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal.
  • International cargo/Air mail charge.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Optional – Personal Medical doctor.
  • Any other additional extra package charge.
  • Two ways Wake-Talkie Radio.
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Garbage Deposit (refundable if the garbage is brought back from the expedition) USD 500.00 (sharing on per person basis with the total number of people in the team).
  • Tipping for your assistance.
  • Bonus for climbing Sherpa

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Trip Facts

  • Activities: Expedition
  • Days: 30 days
  • Region: Everest
  • Best-Season: September, October, November
  • Difficulty Level: Very Difficult

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