Ama Dablam Mountain Expedition

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Trip Facts

  • Destinations: Nepal
  • Total Duration: 30 Days
  • Trekking Duration: 30 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Max Elevation: 6812m
  • Best Season: Autumn and Spring
  • Walking Hours: 5-6hrs
  • Styles: Tea House + Tent
  • Starting point of trek: Lukla
  • Finishing point of trek: Lukla
  • Meals and Drinks: Guest houses/ camping
  • Group Size: 2 to 12

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  • Destination:Nepal

Ama Dablam mountain stands competitive and the most beautiful in the world in the eastern part of Nepal in Everest Region in Sagarmatha National Park. Ama Dablam mountain word carries two meaning “Ama” which means “mother” in Nepali word and another Dablam means double.

The From the first view of the mountain can be clearly seen as a single pyramid form, soaring up to the sky at 6812 meters from Chhorkung and Tenzing Norgay chorten on the way to Kyanjuma and then all the way to Pangboche (3930m). From Dingboche 4420 meters Ama Dablam looks towering up which are seen two mountains almost the same altitude because of this reason it is called Ama Dablam. Ama Dablam posits sitting on folded legs and it has long and very sharp icy ridges on each side like the arms of a mother “ama” protecting her child and the hanging glaciers above neck point. The peak is situated 4-day camp down from the Everest Base Camp. From Pangboche the trail to Ama Dablam branches off to the right side down to Imja Khola and then continue climbing up through most of the parts of meadow leads to the base camp.

Ama Dablam climbing planed needs camp I (5600m), camp ii (5900m) and camp iii (6300m) on the ridges by setting camp on these elevations only there is a way to reach on top of it. To top the mountain requires all climbing techniques. Ama Dablam has challenging, adventures and difficult climbing routes so climbers must have physically and mentally formed in good shape. We have Sherpa climbers to assist you to the summit. They have well knowledge and highly climbing skills with previous years reached on top. Ama Dablam top rewards with panoramic views of above 8000 meters Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, and other peaks surround it with mountain circle by the way obviously unexpected strong wind hits you and tents. Right time the right decision similarly the climbing time is September-October in the autumn and April and May in the spring season.

Some great expedition team members of Mike Gill, Barry Bishop, Mike Ward, and Wally were the first climber on 13 March 1961 at 5800 meters of Ama Dablam from Southwest ridge. The next expedition group the same climbing route successfully did summit on 22 April 1979 by Mr. Greg, and Jeff Lowe, Peter Pilafian, Jonathan Wright, Tom Frost, David Breashears, and Lakpa Dorje. Every year expedition team from all over the world come to Nepal with a great ambition to climb the most beautiful mountains in the world is Ama Dablam. While trekking to the expedition the trail complementary to experience and observe the Sherpa culture, religion, and tradition.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03 Fly to Lukla then walking to Phakding (3-4hrs) (2680m)
  • Day 04 Phakding to Namache Bazaar (3450m) (6-7hrs)
  • Day 05 Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar
  • Day 06 NamcheBaaar to Debuche (3820m)(5hrs)
  • Day 07 Tengboche to Pangboche (3930m) (2-3hrs)
  • Day 08 Pangboche to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600m) (4-5hrs)
  • Day 09 - 25 Climbing Ama Dablam Mountain (6812m)
  • Day 26 Ama Dablam Base Camp to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 27 Namche Bazaar to Lukla
  • Day 28 Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 29 free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 30 Departure from Kathmandu

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport transfer to your hotel. A short briefing is given about your trekking route. It is your choice whether you like to visit nearby sanctuaries or rest at the hotel.

Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

On this day you are busy for sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley .Tour of Buddhist and old Hindu temples which are regarded as shrine and local traditions. There are many places to visit.

Day 03 Fly to Lukla then walking to Phakding (3-4hrs) (2680m)

Lukla to Phakding trail is easy and gentle. The trail heads to through the north of Lukla you are ask to register permit and belonging value able things. Leaving back Lukla the trail enters the village of Cheplung Thado Koshi. From Thado Koshi is to see views of Kusum Kangru (6387m). Another impressive village is Ghat which has mani walls stone carved with black and white with Tibetan mantras, white chortens and prayer wheels. From here the trail climbs down then flat along the Dudh Koshi Khola. A short climbs up into the village of Phakding has a dozen of lodges. It is divided into two parts by the khola (River). If there is extra time then about 40 minutes steeply side trip Rimjung village and Pema Choling Gompa.

Day 04 Phakding to Namache Bazaar (3450m) (6-7hrs)

Today’s walk is relatively longer than yesterday. As you start the trek a suspension bridge is crossed over the Dudh Koshi River and the trail follows up along the river through forests of pine. The gentle trail past Zumpute, Manju and Jorsale up and down crossing several times over the river. From Phakding 3 hours walk, we reach village of Monjo is a pretty settlement where the entrance checkpost for Sagarmatha National Park. From the check post the trail dropping to Jorsale has about half dozen nice lodges. Passing Jorsale the path re-cross the river then enters through grove of pine on the bank of the river confluence of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi rivers. From the confluence steep trail crosses a long suspension bridge festooned with prayer flags. The trail to Namche Bazaar climbs zigzagging through forests of pine and about half way up is Everest View point where there is a public toilet. The gentle climb and wide path leads you to a check post then continues up about 20 minutes to Namache Bazaar.

Day 05 Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is a big and beautiful Sherpa town gate way to Everest, Gokyo Lake and Thame. Acclimatization day is important for trekkers who prepare to go high altitude. One day acclimatization will improve fitness and help adjust altitude in further trek in elevation. In Namche there are numerous cafes, trekking gear-shops, grocery stores lodges and hotels. It has internet access, wifi, money changer cash, banking service changer cash and the accept visa and Master Card. In main trekking season crowded of foreigners are at shops, lodges, cafes and streets.

Day 06 NamcheBaaar to Debuche (3820m)(5hrs)

The trail to Tengboche starts from just above Namche Bazaar on the right side. The slop trail out and in passes ridges at the end of the bluff memorial chorten toTenzing Norgay. From this memorial place is for grand panorama views of Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest. The path continues to Kyangjuma (3550m) where there are two nice lodges and closer views of Ama Dablam. From Kyngjuma the trail descends to Phunki Thenga where Dudha Koshi Rive is crossed by a bridge then two hours continue climb through forest of Rhododendron to Tengboche has a wide grassy land, lodges and Tengboche Gompa is a large and most popular monastery in Khumjung region. Mountain views are seen in every direction. 15 minute descend past rhododendron to beautiful village of Debuchne.

Day 07 Tengboche to Pangboche (3930m) (2-3hrs)

From Tenngboche the route descends to the forests of rhododendron and past Debuche. The route continues through dense forests of rhododendron and birch dripping with white Spanish moss. The path reaches Dudh Koshi River is crossed on suspension bridge. From the river the trail climbs to Chorten and Kani while Ama Dablam view and Mt Lhotse are panoramic. From Kani 10 minute further is Pangboche where there are more than a dozen lodges and guest houses are along the trail.

Day 08 Pangboche to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600m) (4-5hrs)

From Pangboche a trail branches off to the Imja Khola is crossed by a small bridge then heading towards continue climbing up through most of the parts of meadow leads to the base camp.

Day 09 - 25 Climbing Ama Dablam Mountain (6812m)

Day 26 Ama Dablam Base Camp to Namche Bazaar

Day 27 Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Day 28 Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 29 free day in Kathmandu

Day 30 Departure from Kathmandu

You are assisted to reach at the airport by our staff. You have to reach at the airport 3 hour before of your plane leave.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop off.
  • Three-night hotel accommodation and breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Licensed trained trekking guide
  • Experienced climbing guide and porters
  • Porters to carry bag pack/good
  • Accommodation (breakfast, lunch, dinner) included coffee & tea.
  • Transportation by land and air
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit
  • Sagarmatha National Park/ area entry permit
  • Peak climbing Permit
  • TIMS card
  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Travel trekking insurance
  • Major meals, lunch, dinner during stay in Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charge more than airlines allowed both domestic and international
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, drinks, phone & laundry
  • Visa fee (easily get on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Sightseeing tour guide
  • personal climbing gears and clothes
  • Tips and gratuities for staffs
  • Emergency Rescue
  • Travel insurance
  • Trips cancellation costs
  • Accident or health emergency
  • Lost theft and damage to baggage

Equipments & Gears

Climbing Gears (personal)

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Tape slings (2)
  • Screwgate karabiners (2 locks, 2 unlock)
  • Descender/eight figure
  • Plastic mountaineering boots
  • Ascender/ Jumar
  • Helmet

Group Climbing Gears:

  • Ice crew
  • Snow bar
  • Rope
  • Ice hammer

Head clothes

  • Light balaclava
  • Sun hat
  • Neck cover
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection minimum 50+sun block lotion

Clothing lower Body

Hiking shorts

  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Polypropylene shirts
  • Light expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof shell pant

Clothes upper body

  • T-shirts
  • Light expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof breathable fabric shell jacket
  • Down vest/jacket     

Feet clothes

  • Thick warm wool socks
  • Thin lightweight inner socks
  • Hiking boots
  • Light camp shoes or sandals
  • Gaiters

Hands clothes

  • Lightweight poly-liner gloves
  • Lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  •  Mittens waterproof, polar-fleece mitt liner


  • Sleeping bag rated -30 degrees (extra sleeping bag rated -15-20 for base camp)
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
  • Large plastic to keep clothes dry
  • Daypack/backpack waterproof of 35to 50kg
  • Large waterproof rucksack/ duffel bag
  • Trekking Poles
  • 2 water bottle contains more than 1 ltr for cold and hot water
  • Toilet papers
  • Earplugs
  • Electronic charging devices


  • Basic first aid kit
  • Pills Anti-headache
  • Pills anti-diarrhea
  • Water purification tablets
  • Aspirin
  • Diamox
  • Cough and cold medicine
  • First-aid tape
  • Sunscreen

Free time (your choice)

  • Binocular, camera
  • Pen and notebook
  • Reading books
  • Indoor games

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