Situated in the Everest region, Ama Dablam stands tall at an altitude of 6856 meters. Standing tall with the glaciers hanging alongside as some kind of jewel, Ama Dablam gained its name as the Mother’s Necklace or Mother of jewels as Ama means mother and Dablam means jewel box referring to the beautiful glaciers hanging.
Apart from the meaningful and sophisticated name, the peak itself is a beauty to look at. The beautiful peak stands tall surrounded with glaciers hanging on the sides. Also, the views from this glorious peak is a mesmerizing sight to see.
Following the infamous Khumbu Trekking Trails, the Ama Dablam Expedition takes you through a remarkable journey in the 27 days. The 27 days Ama Dablam expedition will make your days in Nepal a memorable one with the best achievement of summiting the peak at an altitude of 6856 meters.
The Ama Dablam Expedition 27 days takes you through the infamous Khumbu trekking trails. Following the Everest Base Camp trek routes, we shall head to the Ama Dablam Base Camp. as we will be heading higher up in the Ama Dablam peak, we will have to reach the Ama Dablam Base Camp first.
Starting our trip from Kathmandu, we shall head to Lukla. Entering the Khumbu region, we will be following the same trekking routes as Everest Base Camp trek routes. Starting from Lukla, our trek to Phakding begins. Resting for the day, we shall head towards Namche bazaar next. After acclimatizing and resting ourselves, we shall set off to Pheriche through various attractions like Tengboche Monastery, the beautiful settlement at Dingboche, and other small settlements. You can now clearly see the beautiful views of the mountains.
From Pheriche, it is a day’s walk to the Ama Dablam Base Camp. Our Ama Dablam Summit expedition starts now. For the next 13 days, you will be climbing the peak to reach the summit and head back to the base camp. Starting from the base camp, your first stop will be the high camp I. Getting through the technical section, you will make your way through Camp II and finally Camp III. You will need to take proper acclimatization breaks in between. After reaching Camp III, your next climb will get you to the summit of the peak.
You will get back to the base camp on the 22nd day and retrace your steps on your way back. You will go back to Lukla through the settlements like Namche, Pheriche, and Dingboche. In Lukla, the flight to Kathmandu will take you back and the journey will end with a farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
At an altitude of 6856 meters, Ama Dablam is a high altitude peak. Attempting and conquering this glorious peak is a challenging task but it can be done with proper training and guidance.
Despite benign said that you can do it with training, the question still arises. How difficult is the Expedition? What are the Ama Dablam expedition difficulties?
Well, the technicality of the climb and the altitude along with some other difficulties are represented during the climb. So here are some of the main difficulties of the climb.
Climbing the rough terrain to an altitude of 6856 meters within a span of 13 days is a tough task. It is a challenging task as it is a great climb but the toll on your body may be other than just fatigue. The inability of your body to adjust to the high altitude may cause altitude sickness.
There is acclimatization even before the climb which will help you a lot. But during the climb itself, the altitude increases rapidly while the temperature decreases. This may result in altitude sickness. So be sure to take proper breaks and acclimatization during your actual climb. Also, be sure to listen and communicate with your guides and the team.
Being a higher altitude climb to an altitude of 6856 meters, the climb to ama Dablam is a challenging and technical climb., you will need some prior training and experience to make this climb, reaching that altitude requires a lot of tough climb with technical skills. Your professional guides will hello you with the technical parts but you will need some prior knowledge and training. The first two days of the official climb will be a tough technical section. So be careful during your Ama Dablam expedition.
Another important thing to consider is weather conditions. Benign a challenging climb, the last thing you want is bad weather creating more obstacles. The thrilling climb needs nice weather to be memorable and safe. So be careful to choose a time of the year when the weather is mostly stable. Choosing the best time for your trip is the best way to avoid any uncertain weather mishaps.
Everything has a right time and place. As with everything, the Ama Dablam Expedition also has the right time for it to be accomplished successfully. As with many other climbing expeditions, some times of the year are great for mountaineering than others.
Choosing the best time for Ama Dablam Expedition 27 days itinerary can be a tiring decision. Check following season wise guide.
Autumn starts in mid-September and lasts till November in Nepal. This is the best season for almost all trekking or mountaineering activities in Nepal. With the skies clearing from the rainy clouds and the cold winter breeze slowly closing in, the weather is just right for adventurous activities. You could say this is the season for adventures.
For the Ama Dablam Climbing, you get the best weather with less to no rain during the Autumn season. This means you get clear views of the mountains nearby along with safe routes. You don’t have to worry about the rain being an obstacle during your climb. Doing the climb anywhere from late September to November will be the best for a safe and adventurous trek.
Also, Nepal is famous for its culture and traditions. If you are someone who is interested in learning new cultures and traditions, this season provides you with the best opportunity to do so. Many festivities in Nepal lie in this particular season so have a taste of Nepalese culture and traditions during this festive month.
Spring is the season of new beginnings where everything blossoms. So during the months of March to May, the mountains and their trails are also much livelier. You can enjoy your Ama Dablam Expedition all throughout the 27 days with the beautiful views of the mountains along with many other natural beauties like the waterfalls, the flora and fauna, etc.
Spring also provides you with the best temperature and weather for mountaineering. The temperature, especially in spring is favorable for climbing and mountaineering as it is neither too hot nor too cold.
Starting from June to August, the summer season in Nepal is mostly rainy. The rain may get heavy after June causing small floods and slippery roads. So it is better to avoid late summer for trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.
However, you can try small treks and tours during the summer in Nepal. If you are willing to take the Ama Dablam Expedition in summer, try to manage the date in early June as there is less chance of heavy rainfall. Also, be sure to carry rain gears if you are trekking in the summer in Nepal.
Winter starts from early December and lasts all through February. The winter in the higher regions is extremely cold. The people from the higher regions move downhill to protect themselves from the cold. So it is not recommended to travel to higher altitudes or attempt the Ama Dablam Expedition in the winter season.
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Going on a long trip is always exciting wondering about the changes in the environment and lifestyle. However, when you are going on a mountaineering trip, you must be worried about the food and accommodations not being on par with your normal lifestyle. Worry not, you will be provided with the best food and accommodation facilities available in the place so you are comfortable.
Talking about the food during your Ama Dablam Expedition, you will be in for a surprise. If you have not been to a rural site in Nepal, you are going to have a unique experience. The lower regions during your 27 days Ama Dablam Expedition will provide you with almost all the similar food facilities as the cities. The prices will be a bit expensive but you will get most of the similar food.
As you reach higher altitudes, you will find a properly balanced meal with rice, lentil and seasoned vegetables. The traditional meal of Nepal is the most commonly found food in the trek. You can find noodles and some other varieties in some places but DalBhat will be provided in most places as it is balanced.
As for the climbing session of 13 days, you will be provided with a kitchen crew and other kitchen supplies. Our cooking staff will prepare you a balanced meal to keep you healthy and strong throughout the climb.
With regard to your accommodations during your 27 days Ama Dablam Expedition, you will be provided with standard twin sharing rooms during your trek in the lower regions of the expedition. The rooms will have an attached bathroom and a clean mattress. You will have to share the room with a fellow trekker.
As you reach the higher altitudes, your accommodation will change. Reaching the base camp, you will have to stay in tented camps. Bring your sleeping bags as the nights are cold. All through the climbing session of 13 days, you will spend the night in tented camps. Returning to the settlements, you will be provided with lodging in tea houses or lodges.
With a trip that is almost a month-long, you must be worried about the costs and expenses for your Ama Dablam Expedition. As any other trip, Ama Dablam Expedition costs depend on your choices and expenses. Rest assured we will provide you with the best deals so you don’t have to worry about the costs and expenses yourself.
The standard 27 days Ama Dablam Expedition costs USD 7555 per person. The costs include most of the facilities of transportation, food and accommodations and other facilities during your entire trip.
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30 min Drive Hotel/Resort
We shall start our journey to summit the Ama Dablam peak from Kathmandu with your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. On arrival to Kathmandu, you can get your on-arrival Nepal Visa at the Tribhuvan International Airport itself.
Visa can be prepared beforehand by filling the online form so you don't have to wait and fill it on arrival at the airport. But you can also skip that and get your visa done at the airport easily within a few hours.
For your Visa to get approved you need to have all the important documents like your valid passport and some passport photos with cash. The Visa fees depend on your time of stay. For the Ama Dablam Expedition, you will require a Visa for a month.
You must be tired from the flight and all this hassle. So our company will provide you a private vehicle pick up service to transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu. You will be provided with a great hotel where you can rest up and prepare yourself for a great day tomorrow. You will be provided with breakfast in the morning.
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner.
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Starting off the second day with a warm breakfast at the hotel, we shall head towards the beautiful city of temples, Kathmandu today. Today is a sightseeing day and also a preparation day. Our staff shall prepare for your adventurous and memorable Ama Dablam expedition while you enjoy the beautiful views of the city.
Spending a day in Kathmandu, many tourists love to sightsee. With the traditional houses and the beautiful blend of culture, Kathmandu city has so much to offer you. The historical sites along with the religious culture of the city have many destinations to be explored. But today, we shall keep it simple and provide you with a tour of the city with the world heritage sites listed under UNESCO.
You can experience and explore the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the people in the city during this lovely sightseeing. We will provide you with a professional guide for the sightseeing tour along with a private vehicle so you can enjoy yourself.
4-5 hrs Trek Lodge
Our official trek has finally begun today. Starting our Ama Dablam Expedition itinerary, we shall fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. The mesmerizingly beautiful flight from Kathmandu to Lukla will have you on the edge of your seat with excitement. The beauty of the flight is surreal.
As you head to Lukla, the 40 minutes flight is exciting from the get-go as you see the surreal views of the Valley firsthand from the sky. Soon, you will be able to see the gorgeous mountains peeking at you from the north with their glowing snow caps. You will soon reach Lukla.
After reaching Lukla, you have entered the Khumbu Region. This means you will need your Local Area permit for the entry. You can fill the form and get your Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Entry Permit. Traveling with the trekking company, we will have the permits prepared beforehand.
As you head towards the beautiful settlement at Phakding, the trekking trails will have a lot to offer you. This is the start of our trekking for the Ama Dablam Expedition. The trekking trails filled with the beauty of nature expressed in forms of waterfalls, suspension bridges, rivers, and the lush forests will take you by surprise.
After walking through these beautiful trails for around 4-5 hours, you will reach Phakding. The settlement provides you with a friendly environment and many accommodations and food facilities. So we shall spend the night here.
5-6 hrs Trek Lodge
As per our Ama Dablam expedition itinerary, today we shall head to Namche Bazaar. One of the most popular stops for trekkers in the Everest Region. With a wide variety of cultural diversity and the unique marketplace crowded by travelers and the Sherpa vendors, Namche has become a great destination for people trekking in the region.
The trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar takes around 6-7 hours of walking uphill and downhill through various different terrains. The trail leads you to the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park.
After some hours of walking from Phakding, you will require a Sagarmatha National Park entry permit to go on any further. Your trekking company will have the trekking permit and the entry permit ready for you. Walking any further means you comply with the rules of the Sagarmatha National Park and will not break these rules.
The journey ahead is filled with exotic flora and fauna with great views of the mountains getting closer to you. Following the trail of the beautiful surroundings in the national park, you will cross the longest suspension bridge known as the Hillary Suspension bridge. Soon after crossing the bridge, you will see the prayer flags and the cultural vibes will entrance you leading you to the beautiful settlement at Namche Bazaar.
Maximum Altitude: 3445 m
Trek distance: 9.4 km
Trek duration: 6-7 hours
The Ama Dablam Expedition itinerary calls the fifth day of our expedition as the acclimatization day. This is an important day for the expedition to be carried out smoothly and safely.
Acclimatization is an important part of our Ama Dablam Expedition and is not to be skipped under any conditions. It is important for you to let your bodies get adjusted and adapt to the changing high altitudes. Lack of acclimatization can cause altitude sickness so be sure to properly rest and adjust to the altitude.
During this free day, you can enjoy exploring the Namche region. The beautiful settlement at Namche Bazaar has many things to do. The marketplace at Namche is a popular attraction among the trekkers as there are a unique and wide variety of goods. Also, the unique cultural display attracts foreigners.
You can also explore and learn about the 900 years old monastery in the settlement of Namche Bazaar. This is a great opportunity for history and culture lovers to learn about this historical site.
You can also take a short hike up to the Syangboche viewpoint at the airstrip if you want to. The hike is around an hour or two. The beautiful sight from the viewpoint is worth the climb. After exploring the area, you will return to the Namche Bazaar settlement and spend the night here.
Trek distance: 1-2 km
Trek duration: 3-4 hours
After our acclimatization and exploration at Namche Bazaar, we shall now continue on our expedition. Starting from Namche Bazaar, we shall head towards the National Park Museum through the ridge.
Walking through the rising trail of Khyangjuma, we will head towards the Tengboche settlement. You can see the Buddhist prayer flags floating about in the distance. As we close in, we can see the Tengboche monastery.
This is also known as the Dawa Choling Gompa. The Tengboche monastery is popular among travelers for the religious aspect as well as for being the viewpoint of the Tengboche region. The morning sunrise view of the mountains in the region from the Tengboche monastery is a blissful experience.
Passing through the Tengboche monastery, a short descend will lead you to our destination for the day. Through the beautiful forest of Rhododendron, pine, and birch, we will reach Deboche where you will spend the night at a lodge.
Maximum Altitude: 3820 m
Trek distance: 6.6 km
Trek duration: 5-6 hours
After a long trip from Namche to Deboche through the religious monastery. Today we shall head to Pheriche. At the altitude of 4300 meters, Pheriche is a small village with great views of the mountains in the region. This region is mostly filled with farms and yaks.
The trails from Deboche to Pheriche lead you to the small village through lush forests of Rhododendron and birch. However, the forests slowly decline as you reach Pheriche.
Passing through the trails with great views of the peaks like Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse, we shall head towards the Imja River. Crossing the Imja River, you will head towards the Dingboche settlement. A short walk from Dingboche will lead you to the beautiful settlement of Pheriche. Enjoying the beautiful views of the mountains along with the village itself with stone houses and farms with yaks, you will stay the night at a lodge in Pheriche.
Maximum Altitude: 4300 m
Reaching at an altitude of 4300 meters, there are higher chances of altitude sickness. So today, we shall take a rest day for acclimatization. As stated before, acclimatization is very important for a smooth and safe accomplishment of the Ama Dablam Expedition. The 27 days Ama Dablam Expedition can be smoothly completed if there are no issues like altitude sickness.
As a rest day, you are allowed to freely explore. You can also take a short hike to nearby hills and enjoy the beautiful view. One of the short hikes popular in this region during acclimatization is the Nagakarsang hill hike or the Dingboche Viewpoint hike. Both destinations provide you with excellent views of the magnificent mountains looking down on you.
After the hike, you will return back to Pheriche and spend the night here.
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner.
3-4 hrs Trek Tented Camp
Today we will reach a little closer to our destination as we head towards the Ama Dablam Base Camp. The base camp of Aba Dablam Peak is located at an altitude of 4800 meters. The base camp is the gateway to summiting the Ama Dablam peak.
As we leave the beautiful settlement at Pheriche, be sure not to get blinded by the beautiful sight of the Ama Dablam peak so close to you. The trekking trails from Pheriche to Ama Dablam Base Camp is a gradual uphill with beautiful views of the mountains covered with alpine vegetation.
Reaching the Ama Dablam Base Camp means we have successfully accomplished half of our Ama Dablam Expedition without any issues. The next day is the big day we start the climbing process.
Tonight we shall spend the night at the base camp of the Ama Dablam peak in tented camps.
Maximum Altitude: 4800 m
13 days Tented Camp
Today we shall start the summit of the Ama Dablam Peak. As per our Ama Dablam expedition itinerary, we shall spend a total of 13 days starting from today on the summit of the Ama Dablam peak and back to the base camp.
The climb to the summit of Mount Ama Dablam is a technical climb and is more challenging than others. So, you should be properly prepared. Also reaching an altitude of 6812 meters is a long journey not to mention a high altitude. You will need proper acclimatization to safely summit the peak. You will be acclimatizing each time you reach a high camp.
Following the standard guidelines and the trails, we shall first make our climb to Camp I and have an acclimatization day for health reasons. Since the ascent is technically challenging the professional guides will guide you through to the first camp.
After acclimatizing for a day at Camp I, we shall now head towards Camp II. with proper guidance you will be able to cross the second and third camps easily as they are less technical. Finally, you will summit the glorious peak of Ama Dablam. After exploring for a few hours, you will now head back to the Camp below. Slowly and steadily with proper preparation and guidance, you will head back to the base camp on the 22nd day.
You will speed the night in tented camps throughout your summit journey. The company will provide you with kitchen tools and staff to provide you with nutritional food for the climb.
Maximum Altitude: 6812 m
Duration: 13 days
Now that we have completed our goal of reaching the summit of one of the highest peaks of Nepal, Ama Dablam, we shall make our way back. From the Ama Dablam Base Camp, we shall head towards Tengboche.
The descent is pretty easy and interesting. As you walk downhill from the Base Camp, you will head down retracing your steps into the settlement of Pheriche., as you pass by Pheriche, you will see the beautiful fields and yaks grazing.
Walking downhill from Pheriche, you will slowly start to notice the dense forests of Rhododendron and Birch. Slowly moving downhill, you cross the beautiful valley of Deboche where we stayed the night on your uphill climb. Soon you will reach Tengboche and spend the night at a lodge in Tengboche.
Maximum Altitude: 4570 m
Trek duration: 4-5 hours
Retracing our steps, we shallow head downhill to the infamous marketplace at Namche Bazaar. Filled with the laughter and joy of the travelers and the peddlers, we shall yet again head back to Namche Bazaar and make some more memories.
After walking for 5-6 hours on the ragged roads, we will reach Namche Bazaar and spend the night at a lodge in Namche.
Maximum Altitude: 3860 m
Trek distance: 5.9 km
5-6 hrs Trek HOTEL
Today is a long day. We shall head straight to Lukla from Namche Bazaar. Walking through the various beautiful settlements align the way, we shall reach Lukla.
The trekking trails of Namche to Lukla take you through many waterfalls, suspension bridges, and the Bhote Koshi River. You will have to cross the Bhote Koshi River thrice to finally reach the beautiful settlements at Lukla.
We shall spend the night in Lukla for our return tomorrow.
Maximum Altitude: 3440 m
Trek distance: 21 km
Trek duration: 9-10 hours
30 min Flight Hotel/Resort
Today is our last day in Lukla or in the Khumbu Region. The last day of our trek starts as we have a heavy breakfast filling our stomachs with the last meal of the Khumbu Region. Soon we will board on the scenic flight back to Kathmandu. The flight with the picturesque views will seem more memorable as you have been to the summit of one of those big mountains you see from the window.
The 40 minutes flight will soon take you to Kathmandu and you can rest up to rejuvenate yourselves.
Today is officially the last day of our Ama Dablam Expedition. We shall end our last day in Nepal with a leisure day for you to enjoy touring the city on your own terms. You can enjoy your day doing the things you love, be it a food hunt or sightseeing. Beautiful things to see and good food to eat are the best ways to spend your leisure day.
At night, you will be provided with a farewell dinner to commemorate our beautiful journey together.
Our representatives of Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule. You need to get into the airport 3 hours prior to your flight. Nepal Guide will bid a memorable farewell to you.
Mt Amadablam is a technical and challenging mountain that is located Mt Everest and Mt Lhotse in the Khumbu region. Amadablam is made of steep pyramid shape of ice and several vertical walls and ridges. It is a combination of rock and mixed snow. We recommended for this peak who have a good track record of mountaineering experience and only for serious climber.
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We would like to recommend Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition to anyone who wants to do any kind of trekking or peak climbing in Nepal.
After a successful summit climb of Mera Peak in 2012 with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition, we have recently completed a successful climb of the majestic Amadablam.
We have no complaints concerning the team’s performance. Everyone in the team was friendly. Many thanks to our climbing guide – Ang-Dawa Sherpa, who was full of technical climbing knowledge. He made decisions prior to our conditions. overcoming all the technical sections, we reached the summit of Mt Amadablam. The feeling at the summit can’t be described in words !! It was just incredible with the world’s towering mountains right in front of you. Really great feeling.
We would like to do more climbing in future together with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions !!
Thanks once again for a great trip NGT team !!
Hannes and Group
Thanks, Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition for arranging incredible climb of Mount Amadablam. We enjoyed every single moment of both trekking and climbing. All the members of the team were very polite and humble. Many thanks to our guide – Ang Dendi Sherpa whose commitment to reach the summit was much stronger than ours. Following his footsteps, we slowly made our climb over to the summit of the Mt. Amadablam and enjoyed the views of the world’s towering mountains including Everest – the top of the world. Everyone stood at a pin drop silence and just relax with magnificent views of other surrounding high peaks.
We recommend Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions to anyone interested in doing treks, peak climbing and other adventurous activities.
Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions !! Highly Recommended !!
Peter and the group
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