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Ama Dablam alternatively known as Amai Dablang is a small snowcapped and great challenged peak of 6812 meters (22349 feet), considered the most beautiful mountain in Everest region Himalaya range of eastern Nepal. Ama Dablam means "Mother's necklace"; the long ridges on each side like the arms of a mother (Ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the Dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women. For several days, Ama Dablam dominates the eastern sky for anyone trekking to Mount Everest base camp.
Ama Dablam is the third most popular Himalayan peak for permitted expeditions. 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. Any ice that calves off the glacier typically goes left, away from the camp. However, a 2006 avalanche proved otherwise. A climbing permit and a liaison officer are required when attempting Ama Dablam. As with Mt. Everest, the best climbing months are April-May-June (before the monsoon) and September-October-November.
The normal route to climb mount Ama Dablam is from its South- West ridge. Most of the mountaineering beginners start their climbing through this Mountain. This South - West ridge is the normal and most popular route to ascend the Mt. Ama Dablam. Our previous expedition to this peak made base camp at 4770 meters, camp 1 at 5800 meters, camp 2 at 6075 meters, camp 3 at 6400 meters and then summit with great success. The Trek to base camp is one of the most stunning, with acclimatization days.
There is an 'Independent Amadablam Expedition' package with basic needs of your expedition including your permit, Liaison Officers service, and logistic support into the Amadablam base camp; as well as fully supported expedition we organizing for you too. The majority of the route is fixed with rope to allow safe passage and tents will be placed in the camps by the Sherpa climbing team. This allows you the greatest chance of success and makes sure the whole experience stays fun.
Trekking in the Khumbu you see some of the world's most famed mountains. We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and then trek through Namche Bazaar, Tyangboche Monastery and Pangboche - before setting up base camp.
Ama Dablam was first climbed on 13th of March, 1961 by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Michael Gill, Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest Ridge. Climbing Team was led by Sir Edmund Hillary. They were well-acclimated to altitude, having wintered over at 5800 meters near the base of the peak as part of the Silver Hut Scientific Expedition.
Arrive to Kathmandu, an exciting and memorable experience with the panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayan range greets your sight. On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be received by representative of Independent Himalayan Adventure and arrive to your Hotel, Welcome drink serve. We will then have a small briefing about the entire trip and final payment procedure can be make.
In these two days, we will finalize paperworks; Preparation of Expedition. Briefing in Ministry of Tourism to obtain Mountain Permit.
A half day sightseeing tours of Kathmandu can be done on your leasure time.
Early morning fly to Lukla Tenzing Hillary Airport (the hub of Khumbu) take short time to finalize packing for porterts/yaks. Tea/Coffee.
Trek around 4 to 5 hours to get our first night in Phakding (2640 meters)
After breakfast trek start from Phakding by crossing the river and suspension bridges. Enter Sagarmatha National Park from Monjo and trek to Namche Bazaar (3446 meters). If the weather is clear, you would get first glimpse of Mount Everest. It will be around 6 hrs trek.
Rest day in Namche for acclimatization. It is an ideal place to spend a day, acclimatize to the new altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. Visit Syangboche airstrip and Everest View Hotel for good view of Mount Everest to the Khumjung Village and back to Namche.
Start our trek after morning and get first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu region including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Trek would descend steeply to the Phunki Tenga and steep climb to Tyangboche / Tengboche (3860 meters).You will get first darshan of Tyangboche Monastery this day. It is famous for its legendary and the largest in the Khumbu region. A spectacular panorama of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and Ama Dablam can be seen from the Tyangboche Monastery. It will take you around 5-6 hrs from Namche to Tyangboche / Tengboche Monastery.
We descend downhill through a forest and cross the Imja Khola climb steadily to the village of Pangboche (3900 meters) . This village is facinating opposite Ama Dablam mountain (6812 meters) with the gompa, mani walls and scattered pine trees in the foreground. It would take 3 hours.
Pangboche to Mt. Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600 meters ). Around 4 hrs
Settle Ama Dablam Base Camp. Make Puja by Lama (if orgaised it) for Succession of Expedition.
Climbing period of Mt. Ama Dablam-6812 meters. Be successful Climber. and afte summit, clean Base Camp well.
Mountaineers usually have to pitch 3 high camps on the mountain Ama Dablam 6812m.
To reach the first camp from base camp, the climbers have to pass the toughest and the difficult passing through the difficult saddle ridges; and then should turn to the north climbing up through the rocky ground and through the boulder.
From Camp I - one has to cross the rocky bowl and should climb the ridge via to the fixed lines to Camp II. From Camp II after crossing over severe rocks and ridge which lead you to a camp 2.
The climbing route from Camp II is mostly with the steep mixed alleyways of rock, ice and snow. The route leads to the slope climb to snow ground and then passes through steep snow and ice tunnel then finally along the snow ridge go to Camp III.
From Camp III to the summit, it is steep climb on snow and ice to the right of a huge hanging glacier. From the Top of mount Ama Dablam very charming sceneries of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Island peak, Makalu, Khumbu Himalayan range and rest of the snowcapped surrounded mountains can be visualize.
Trek down to Tyangboche / Tengboche Monastery (3860m) after you cleanup your base camp well.
The walk from Tyangboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga, near to Shanasha. The walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. Enroute you will visit traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde. There is an opportunity to visit one of its monastery, the only monastery that has a Yeti Scalp. From Khumjung village another 30 minutes walk brings you to the village of Khunde, where you can visit the Khunde Hospital funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Trust.
After Khunde, a scenic and pleasant walk brings you to Namche for the overnight.
The last day of your trek leads you from Namche Bazaar via Phakding, Monjo to Lukla.
The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay.
Enjoy your Last day party with your group.
Morning flight back to Kathmandu from Tenzing-Hillary Airport LUKLA.
Enjoy your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35 minute Scenic flight back to Kathmandu.
Reserve day as contengency. Free Day in Kathmandu. visit around or Local Shopping.
After breakfast; morning is free for shopping or individual activities. Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu for Final Departure.
If Fullboard Service Needed:
Per person US$ 8000 (If you agree Group joining basis on fixed Departure of Autumn)
Per person US$ 9500 (If you need Private expedition, minimum 4 persons with you)
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Wonderful Expedition to Ama Dablam we had with enjoy and Adventure. Wish you all the best