Ama Dablam Highlights
- Marvelous videos of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu
- Summit one of the jewels of the Khumbu Valley
- Chance to experience technical climbing under well-protected conditions
- Dig into the beautiful Buddhist culture
- Encounter the spirited Sherpa people
- Visit UNESCO world heritage site listed Sagarmatha National Park
Ama Dablam Expedition is also known as Matterhorn of Himalaya which dominates the sky above the trekker’s trail. The trail is an overwhelming, ice-coated granite pyramid that takes you to a height of 6,856m. It is one of the most iconic mountains in Nepal, leading through the popular routes of the Himalayas today.
Our trek starts with the short flight towards Lukla, the thriving village known as Gateway to the Khumbu. On the journey, we’ll trek through many Sherpa villages before arriving at the grassy sounds of Ama Dablam Base Camp. Ama Dablam Base Camp is one of the most scenic base camps in the Himalayas.
Above Base camp, there are three camps on the mountains which are precariously positioned on the ridge. All commands are strategic points. There is a moderate climb up to Camp 1 then it becomes challenging along the narrow granite ridge.
The route starts to get more technical from Camp 2 negotiating pitches of steep ice and snow slopes. Now from Camp 3, skirt around the hanging glacier you’ll top out in great weather.
The summit offers marvelous snow-capped views of numerous Himalayan including Mt Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse. This month-long expedition is perfect for strong rock climbers and technically-orientated mountaineers. It requires some previous experience in the Himalayas or other lower technical peaks.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/ 4,429ft)
After you arrive at TIA Kathmandu airport, our representative will be waiting for you with your name on the playing card to help you to transfer to the hotel. You can enjoy your evening welcome dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Trip Preparation Day (1,350m/ 4,429ft)
After having breakfast in the hotel, wander around nearby areas and do some shopping for our adventurous trip. We will also have some training for the journey and later go back to our hotel and have a peaceful sleep.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (40min) then trek to Phakding (2,800m/ 9,187ft), 3-4 hrs
We’ll have an early morning flight to Lukla. The flight will be filled with breathtaking lush hills and snow-capped mountains. Now we’ll trek towards Phakding after meeting the rest of the team members. Overnight at Phakding.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/ 11,280ft), 5-6 hrs
Our trekking starts after breakfast. Today we’ll pass alongside the Dudh Koshi River through pine forests. Now our trek leads through lush pine, fir, and juniper forests, and finally the Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
It is the first rest day for acclimatization. According to health experts’ recommendations, we stay active and move around even on a rest day. Enjoy the day with local sherpa’s and their rich culture. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Namche to Debuche (3,700m/ 12,140ft), 5-6 hrs
Now our trek leads further the Everest route and passes through beautiful villages and alongside Dudh Koshi River. Enjoy the marvelous beauty of wildlife of UNESCO world heritage site listed Sagarmatha National Park. Overnight at Debuche.
Day 07: Debuche to Pheriche (4,288m/ 14,069ft), 5-6hrs
Today we’ll hike to another village named Pheriche. The town offers some marvelous views surrounded by Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtaiga. Overnight at Pheriche.
Day 08: Acclimatization (4,288m/ 14,069ft)
It is another rest day of our trip, which will help minimize the chances of anyone being affected by AMS. We can explore the terrain above the Pheriche village. Overnight at Pheriche.
Day 09: Pheriche to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,570m/ 14,994ft), 5-6 hrs
After having a delicious breakfast at Pheriche, we crossed the Dudh Koshi River. Now we’ll ascend on a trail that leads to Ama Dablam Base Camp. Overnight at Ama Dablam Base Camp.
Day 10: Acclimatization and Pre-Climb training at Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,570m/ 14,994ft)
Today guides will provide training on peak climbing techniques and some ways for using climbing gear like ice axes, climbing boots, crampons, harness, ascender, etc. Overnight at Ama Dablam Base Camp.
Day 11-25: Ascending and Descending of Ama Dablam (6,856/ 22,495ft)
From Base Camp, we’ll move further up to Camp 1 at the altitude of 5,700(17,400ft) with the historical route. Now finally we acclimatize for one night for the final preparation. There are three camps above the base camp and before reaching the summit. Now we’ll move further through existing fixed lines and establish new ropes wherever necessary for both ascent and descent. The climb from Camp 2 to Camp 3 consists of snow and ice, mixed rock. From Camp 3, trekking is relatively less technical. After submitting will now return to Base Camp.
Day 26-27: Trek to Lukla (2800m/ 9,187ft)
Now we’ll trek back to Lukla through different sherpa villages like Tengboche, Phakding, and Namche Bazaar.
Day 28: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,350m/ 4,429ft), 35 minutes
We’ll now enjoy an early morning flight to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, you can explore the valley and at night enjoy farewell dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 29: Leisure day in Kathmandu (1,350m/ 4,429ft)
It is the last accommodation day in Kathmandu, and there can be a possible delay in the Lukla to Kathmandu flight. You can explore the valley or rest after the journey-overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 30: Final Departure
It is the last day of you in Nepal. So after grabbing breakfast, you can now explore the valley or buy some gifts from markets. At last, directly representative members will transfer you back to TIA Kathmandu.