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Ama Dablam Expedition

Trip Introduction

Duration : 30 days
Difficulty Level : Streneous

Ama Dablam is known to be one of the most spectacular mountains in the world, and a true alpinist's dream is a great challenge at 6,856 meters. A great introduction to climbing at altitude; that offers exposed climbing from all sides and a terrific view of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and many other beautiful mountains of the whole Khumbu Region.  This unforgettable climb also involves cultural trek in the Khumbu you see some of the world’s most famed mountains to the legendry famous Sherpa village. We place three camps along the beautiful Southwest ridge where we have dramatic and exposed views of the Himalayas.

Our route will be by the original line of ascent, the South West Ridge. This gives a fine and varied climb, sustained at a reasonable level of difficulty and with good camp platforms at strategic points. The climbing provides interest on rock, snow and ice and although of a fairly technical nature, in normal conditions it is never very difficult. Apart from one short section, the climb is objectively very safe.
One of the reasons for high summit success rates on Ama Dablam has been the versatility that our itinerary and climbing strategy allows for in terms of personal acclimatization.

AMA DABLAM Expedition
Category: Mountaineering Expedition
Height: 6,856m/22,494ft   

Starting from: Lukla
Ending at: Lukla
Grade:     Difficult
Location: Longitude: 86° 52' 02'', Latitude: 27° 51' 39''
Highest access of the Expedition: Ama Dablam summit (6,856m)  
Culture:  Sherpa Buddhism
Himalayan sights:  Mt. Everest, Kusum Kanguru, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Kwangde, Island Peak etc.
Most attraction of the expedition: An expedition to the Everest region, the legendry Sherpa village and climb the most beautiful mountain of the world.
Departures:  April thru May, October thru November

Ama Dablam Expedition 2018/2019
01    23 Oct.    23 Apr.    23 Oct.   Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.
02    24 Oct.    24 Apr.    24 Oct.   Kathmandu at leisure/Preparation.
03    25 Oct.    25 Apr.    25 Oct.    Fly Kathmandu/Lukla & trek to Phakding (2,610m).
04    26 Oct.    26 Apr.    26 Oct.    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,445m).
05    27 Oct.    27 Apr.    27 Oct.    Acclimatization day.
06    28 Oct.    28 Apr.    28 Oct.    Trek to Tyangboche (3,867m).
07    29 Oct.    29 Apr.    29 Oct.    Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4570m).
08-24 30 Oct.- 15 Nov.    30 Apr -16 May '07    30 Oct-15 Nov. Climbing Period of Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856m).
25    16 Nov.    17 May   16 Nov. Trek to Tyangboche (3,867m).
26    17 Nov.    18 May   17 Nov. Trek to Jorsalle (2800m).
27    18 Nov.    19 May   18 Nov. Trek to Lukla (2850m).
28    19 Nov.    20 May   19 Nov. Fly Lukla/Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.

  • 4 nights 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing bed & breakfast basis,
  • Permit fee of Mt. Ama Dablam,
  • Flight ticket: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for members & staff with airport tax,\
  • Transportation of all food supply and other equipments from Lukla-Base Camp-Lukla,
  • Cargo fees: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu,
  • Cargo clearance & duties fees,
  • 1 High altitude climbing Sherpa per 3 member,
  • Base Camp cook, Kitchen boy and 1 Government Liaison officer,
  • Equipment allowance, daily wages, insurance, food and shelter for above mentioned staff and Liaison officer,
  • All food, fuel and accommodation for member and Sherpa staffs throughout the expedition period at Base Camp and while going from Lukla to BC and back to Lukla on full board basis,
  • Complete BC equipments: 1 tent per member, staff tent, chair table, toilet tent, shower tent, dining tent, and mess tent,
  • 5 porters per member from Lukla to BC and 3 porters from BC to Lukla,
  • 32 Kgs weight allowed per member for personal equipment,
  • Garbage & stool shipped off charges from BC to Namche,
  • All transfers: airport-hotel-airport and related transfers,
  • 1 Gamow Bag (Hyperbaric Chamber),
  • Garbage deposit fee,
  • Agency service charge and related administrative fees,
  • Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,
  • Free food and accommodation in our lodge at Jorsalle if felt sick or any other problem occurred.
  • High altitude food for member and climbing Sherpa,
  • 2 high quality altitude tent per member
  • Snow bar, shovel, Rock piton, ice-screw, Ice-hammer,
  • 7 cooking gas canister (250gm) per member
  • Cooking stoves and cooking pot,


  • Air travel to/from Nepal,
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu,
  • Drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature,
  • Departure tax at Kathmandu int'l airport,
  • Satellite phone U$ 350 on renting,
  • Extra high altitude Sherpa US$ 1,400.00 per sherpa if needed,
  • Personal travel, high risk, accidental and medical insurance of member,
  • Emergency rescue evacuations,
  • Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the expedition due to sickness or emergency purpose.


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