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Ama Dablam means "Mother's necklace"; 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. It 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.
Ama Dablam is the third most popular Himalayan peak for permitted expeditions. Most of the mountaineering beginners start their climbing through this Mountain. 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 most popular route is the Southwest Ridge as normal. 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. 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.
Before your Ama Dablam mountain Expedition, you would have acclimatization trip to the magnificent Gokyo valley, a land of high altitude lakes and icy glaciers. Except going to Gokyo valley, you should proceed towards Everest base camp as well, go towards the Khumbu glacier en route to Everest base camp 17,575 ft and you can enjoy spectacular panorama from Kala Patthar at 18,192ft (5545m.). Your route descends to Dignboche and goes to Chhukung valley and Island (Imja Tse) Base Camp for climbing training . It offers a worthwhile challenge and competent in using ice axe and crampons, being technically straight forward to submit Island Peak or Imja Tse 6160 meters (20210 feet).
Trekking in the Khumbu you see some of the world's most renowned mountains. We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and then trek through Namche Bazaar, Tyangboche Monastery and Pangboche - before setting up base camp or if there is adjusted package with Island peak or other peaks or high passed before. 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 are 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.
Arrive to Kathmandu, an exciting and memorable experience with the panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayan range greets your sight.
Independent Himalayan Adventure's Airport Representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel.
Kathmandu. Preparation of Expedition. Briefing in Ministry of Tourism to obtain Mountain Permit. In these two days, we will finalize paperworks; Preparation of Expedition. Briefing in Ministry of Tourism to obtain Mountain Permit.
Early morning fly to Lukla Tenzing Hillary Airpot (the hub of Khumbu) take short time to finalize packing for porterts/yaks. Tea/Coffee.
After breakfast trek start from Phakding. Enter Sagarmatha National Park and trek to Namche Bazaar (3446 meters). It will take you around 6 hrs
Rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. This day you can visit up to Syangboche, Khumjung, Khunde, Thamo around and back to Namche.
Trek to Tyangboche (3860 meters). You will get first darshan of Tyangboche Monastery this day.
It will take you around 5-6 hrs from Namche to Tyangboche
Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche 4400m. Try to adjust your self on high altitudes.
Trek from Dingboche to Island Peak Base Camp 4970m.
Climb Island peak High camp 5600m. Summit Island peak and back to Chukkung in 2 days.
Trek from Chukkung toward to your main destination Ama Dablam. Arrive Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600 m.) on your time. Try to adjust your self on high altitudes.
Climbing period of Mt. Ama Dablam -6812 meters. Be successful Climber.
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.
Successful try of your Ama Dablam Expedition. Clean your Base Camp well then trek down to Tyangboche Monastery (3860m).
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.
Enjoying 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. Free Day in Kathmandu.
Lukla airport is mountain side airport. these types of airport some time affected by clouds or bad weather to fly or land aeroplane. so that we are suggesting all of your tourists for extend minimum a day more.
This reserve day you may visit around.Kathmandu or you can do shopping or you may go to other extra activities i.e; rafting plus Chitwan jungle safari.
These extra services cost can be extra.
Departure transfers to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu for your Final destination.
If Fullboard Service Needed:
Per person US$ 8000 (If you agree Group joining basis on fixed Departure)
Per person US$ 9500 (If you need Private expedition, minimum 4 persons with you)
Cost Includes :
Wonderful Expedition to Ama Dablam we had with enjoy and Adventure. Wish you all the best