About Ama Dablam Expedition

Ama Dablam is one of the most elegant peaks in Nepal and beyond. It is thought of like the Matterhorn of the Himalaya. In appearance, the two beautiful peaks resemble each other. Ama Dablam  6,812 mt / 22,349 ft is found in the Khumbu Region south of Everest and was first climbed in 1961 by an international team. It towers above the famous Tengboche Monastery from which the view is unforgettable. It is one of the most alluring peaks in the Himalaya and attracts climbers from around the world aiming for its summit. Ama Dablam is the third most popular peak in Nepal.

An expedition on Ama Dablam is shorter in time compared to higher expedition peaks and thus more affordable. Generally, it can be accomplished within thirty days Kathmandu to Kathmandu.  

The summit route follows the southwest ridge approach and includes three camps. Ama Dablam expeditions are generally in the Spring or Autumn and can be undertaken throughout the year. The Ama Dablam Expedition is a fully supported journey and we are with you in all ways every step of the way with Himalayan veteran Sherpas. You will be with knowledgeable, experienced specialists that take your well-being personally and offer the best chance of summit success.

We establish Base Camp at around 4,600 mt / 15,092 ft. Upper Base Camp is about 5,400 mt / 17,717 ft, Camp I is 5,700 mt / 18,700 ft, Camp II is at 5,900 mt / 19,357 ft, and Advanced camp from where we push for the summit is 6,300 m / 20,669 ft.

The approach starts with a trek to Nepal’s iconic Khumbu Region. The highland terrain of the Khumbu offers a spectacular array of snowy mountains, remote Sherpa villages, and majestic Buddhist monasteries and will be unforgettable.  

The journey begins with an enchanting hike from the lowlands or a quick and picturesque flight to the high altitude airfield at Lukla from Kathmandu. Our team assembles in Lukla and together we ascend through the famous locations of the region including the sprawling Namche Bazaar. After ascending to Base Camp we meet more crew and refresh our climbing skills. Along the journey, we include adequate rest days to ensure acclimatization. On these days, we take the chance to explore the beautiful surrounding area while we become accustomed to the altitude. 

The timetable is planned by veteran climbers with special attention to season and safety. We always adhere to the highest safety standards and ensure that this trip is designed for comfort and well-being, especially by following a graded ascent with proper acclimatization.

In Kathmandu, we begin with team introductions and expedition briefings, equipment inspection and other preparations. We arrange a crew of porters and sometimes yaks to transport provisions and gear, including food and a dining tent, tables, chairs, a toilet tent and personal, high-performance sleeping tents. At base camp, our skilled chef will provide the day’s meals and in the evening we will enjoy a magnificent camp under the stars, surrounded by the Himalaya and jaw-dropping surroundings while we enjoy a supper and a warm drink.

We are devoted to the highest standards in the industry and look forward to guiding you on the adventure of a lifetime to the top of one of the Himalaya’s most beautiful peaks!

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 2Climbing preparation day (Sightseeing Optional). Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 3Fly to Lukla (2,804 mt.), trek to Phakding (2,610 mt.). Walking 3 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 4Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,441 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 5Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 6Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3,860 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 7Tengboche to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,400 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 8to Day 25 Climbing period. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 26Ama Dablam Base Camp to Tengboche. Walking 4-5 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 27Tengboche to Monjo. Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 28Monjo to Lukla. Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 29Early morning fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 30Leisure day in Kathmandu (Sightseeing optional). Farewell dinner & Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 31Transfer to Airport for your final departure from Nepal.
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