Amadablam Expedition (6812 m) - 30 Days

  • max altitude 6812 m
  • Group Type 2-12
  • Trip grade Strenuous
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Amadablam 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.

Trip Highlights

  • View of Mt. Everest Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lotse, Mt Nuptse, Mt Baruntse and khumbu valley.
  • Highly experienced Sherpa guide for support.
  • Natural beauty of khumbu valley.
  • Sherpa culture and local communities.
  • Biodiversity and natural flora and fauna.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:    Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02:    preparation day for expedition.
Day03:    fly to lukla and trek to Phakding.
Day04:    Phakding to Namche.
Day05:    Namche Rest day (acclimatization day)
Day06:    Namche to Tengbuche.
Day07:    Tengbuche to pangbuche.
Day 08:    Pangbuche rest day.
Day09:    Pangbuche to Amadablam Base camp.
Day10-22: climbing period of Amadablam.
Day23:    base camp cleaning and packing day.
Day24:    Base camp to Tengbuche.
Day25:    Tengbuche to Namche.
Day26:    Namche to Lukla.
Day27:    lukla fly out to Kathmandu.
Day28:    free day in Kathmandu.
Day29:    free day in Kathmandu.
Day30:    Departure to your home.

Full Board Service Details

What's included

  • Expedition climbing Permit.
  • 4 night 3*star hotel in Katmandu.
  • Flight ticket: KTM-LUK-KTM
  • Experiences climbing Sherpa 2:1
  • All transportation expedition purpose.
  • Airport picks up and drops.
  • Liaison Officer Charge.
  • Expedition Guide and Cook, kitchen boys.
  • All kitchen equipments.
  • High altitude tents for high camps.
  • Private tent at base camp with mattress.
  • Dining Tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents,
  • Necessary number of porters to carry load and member baggage.
  • Porter’s equipment during the expedition.
  • All staff insurance.
  • All staff salary and porters wages.
  • All meal for member and staff during the expedition.
  • EPI gas with burner for high camp.
  • Oxygen cylinder and Mask regulator for medical purpose!!
  • Gamow /PAC bag at base camp
  • First Aid Kit for all.

Communication :

  • Walky –Talky set
  • Sat phone pay call basis.

Power supply:

  • solar panel  for recharging purpose( camera ,sat phone, light in dining tents)

What's not included

  • High risk medical insurance
  • Visa & visa extension fees
  • Emergency rescue Evacuation if needed. 
  • Persona climbing equipment
  • Summit bonus of climbing sherpa

Tips.

  • Alcohol beverages & telephone calls, mineral water.
  • Lunch & dinner during Katmandu staying

Trip Map

What is the best season for peak climbing?
March to May, September to November Is the best season for peak climbing.

How difficult is peak climbing?
It depends on the peak you choose to climb, there are easy peaks as well as difficult peaks, and we recommend peak climbing according to your need and your expertise.

What is the success rate of peak climbing?
It depend the peak you choose, climate, weather, health and the peak grade: roughly the success rate of peak climbing is above 95% from our company.

Do you provide equipment, or do we have to rent?
You can hire or buy personal equipment needed for peak climbing, apart from that the major climbing equipment will be provided by HEN.

What problems occur in high altitude?
Lack of oxygen in a body might occur in high altitude which may result in nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, hypothermia even death.

Can I charge my device while peak climbing?
Yes you can charge your device like mobile, camera and chargeable device.

Who will be my guide and what is their qualification and experience?
HEN provides veteran, qualified peak climbing and mountaineering guides.

What kind food and accommodation you provide?
We provide healthy food and comfortable accommodation as available in the region you trek such as tea house or lodge or camps.
 
Does your company give certificate after successful peak climbing?
Our company provides certificate which is provided by NMA. You have to fill up the form with your detail, summit photo, name of the team leader.

How you rescue if I become sick?
Depending on the seriousness of the accident we provide first aid if not then company can arrange the evacuation operation to the nearest medical facility and in case of any emergency, company could bring you to Kathmandu.

Do I get refund if I become sick before peak climbing?
All the trip cancellations are required to be done officially on our e-mail info@himalayanecstasynepal.com or himalayanecstasy@gmail.com For groups it should be done 45 days and prior while individuals can do at least 30days before. Payment refund will be made as per the foreign currency conversion rate in US$ dollar prevailing at the time of refund. The following cancellation charges will levy.
1. Before 45 days of arrival-5% of the total trekking/expedition/ tour cost
2. From 45 day to 30 days-10% of the Trekking/expedition/ tour cost
3. From 29 days to 15 days-15% of the trekking/expedition/ tour cost
4. From 14 days to 02 days (48 hrs)-20% of the total Trekking/expedition/ tour cost.
5. From 48 hrs to arrival-50% of the total trekking/expedition/ tour cost
6. Less than 48 hrs or no show-No refund
7. If trekking/Expedition/tour is stopped or early arrival due to nature accident likewise weather reasons this case H.E Nepal Treks will not refund.

What permit do I need for peak climbing?
Nepal Mountaineering Association: the authorized government body issue permits which is needed for peak climbing and our company will assist you on getting the permit.

How you manage food accommodation and safe drinking water?
 Water here is drinkable but taking into consideration of our client's health and hygiene we provide mineral water which is purified and filtered. We provide standard and healthy foods. We provide best and comfortable lodging service available in trekking route.

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