Mt Amadablam Expedition 6,812 meters (22,343 feet)

Overview

AmaDablam means Mother’s necklace in the local language. The name comes from the unique shape where it seems a mother is holding her baby with a necklace like glacier. This peak is considered to be one of the most beautiful mountains in the Himalayas. Amadablam Peak climbing takes you 6,812 meters high. AmaDablam dominates the eastern sky for anyone trekking to Mount Everest base camp.
The trip starts after a flight to Lukla from where you trek about 8 days to the basecamp of AmaDablam. The most popular route by far is the Southwest Ridge Climbers typically set up three camps along the ridge with camp 3 just below and to the right of the hanging glacier, the Dablam. A special permit for climbing and a government appointed liaison officer are the prerequisites for Amadablam expedition. Similar to Everest Spring is the best time for an expedition to Amadablam but October also provides ideal conditions to trek this peak. Besides the climbing experience the trek that leads to Amadablam is one of the best in the world as it takes you very close to Everest and from top of Amadablam you can see the 3 of the highest mountains in the world including Mount Everest.

Trip Facts
Max Elevation: 6812m/22343ft
Trip Duration: 28 days
Trip Grade: Highly Challenging + Adventure
Lodging: Tea House + Camping
Group Size: Minimum 2
Best Season: Autumn and Spring
Activities: Mountaineering

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu & Climbing Preparation

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184m] [35 min flight] & Trek to Phakding
[2640m/8659ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

Day 05: Acclimatization and Exploration day at Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche [3867m/12683ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]

Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Pangboche and Hike to Tebuche view point (5,300m)

Day 08: Trek from Pangboche (3,990m) to Amadablam Base Camp [4800m/15744ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]

Day 09-22: Summit Mt. Amadablam [6812m/22343ft] and back to Base Camp

Day 23: Trek from Base Camp to Tyangboche [4-5 hrs Trek]

Day 24: Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar [5-6 Hrs Trek]

Day 25: Trek back to Lukla [5-6 hrs Trek]

Day 26: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla Airport

Day 27: Leisure day in Kathmandu

Day 28: International Departure as per flight schedule

Important Note: This is a sample itinerary, and the actual schedule may vary depending on weather conditions, group dynamics, and individual acclimatization needs. Our highly experienced Sherpa guides will adjust the itinerary for optimal safety and success.

Ama Dablam Expedition: What’s Covered and What’s Not

Here’s a breakdown of what’s included and excluded in your Ama Dablam expedition to help you plan your adventure:

What’s Included:

  • Accommodation: Relax in a comfortable Kathmandu hotel for the first 4 nights with breakfast included.
  • Support Team: You’ll have a dedicated team to ensure a smooth climb, including a guide, cook, and porter.
  • Logistics: Don’t worry about lugging your gear! We’ll provide carrier equipment for essential expedition supplies during the trek.
  • Food: Stay fueled for the climb with three delicious meals provided daily throughout the expedition.
  • Permits: We’ll handle all the necessary paperwork, including the expedition permit.
  • Lodges: During the trek, you’ll stay in traditional teahouse lodges, offering a unique cultural experience.
  • Nepalese Team Insurance: Peace of mind knowing our Nepalese support team is covered.
  • Flights: Roundtrip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla is included, saving you the hassle of arranging it yourself.

What’s Not Included:

  • Meals in Kathmandu: Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu are your responsibility.
  • Personal Insurance: Ensure your safety with comprehensive travel insurance, including medical evacuation coverage (not included).
  • Lodge Amenities: Hot showers at lodges are an additional cost (around €2 per use).
  • Travel Taxes and Visas: Plan for airport departure taxes and obtaining the necessary visas for Nepal.
  • Personal Expenses: Be prepared for additional costs like phone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled water, soda, and hot water at lodges.
  • Tips for the Team: Showing appreciation for the Nepalese team’s hard work with tips is customary (not included).
  • International Flights: Roundtrip flights from your home country to Kathmandu are not included.

By understanding what’s covered and not covered, you can ensure you’re well-prepared to embark on this incredible Ama Dablam expedition!