Amadablam Expedition

30 Days

Ama Dablam is a mountain located in eastern Nepal. The main peak is 6,812 metres (22,349 ft) from sea-level, the lower western peak is 6,170 metres (20,243 ft) from sea-level. The translation of Ama Dablam in English is “Mother’s necklace”; a mother (ama) protecting her child(Dablam), the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods. Amadablam expedition is generally shorter than any other expeditions.

The first ascent via the Southwest Ridge on Ama Dablam was on 13 March 1961 by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ). Recently many mountaineers have successfully climbed the mountain, mostly via Southwest Ridge.

In popularity, Ama Dablam is the third-most permitted expedition. Most climbers’ favourite route is via Southwest Ridge. The right time for climbing is in the months of April to May, before the monsoon starts, and from September to October.



Pickup at Kathmandu International Airport and drop to hotel.

Expedition briefing and preparation day in Kathmandu.

Early morning Kathmandu to Lukla (Lukla airport 2800m) Fly.
30 minutes
Then trek from Lukla to Phakding(2652m.)
4 hrs.
Stay overnight at lodge or camp in Phakding.

4.5 hours

Trek from Phakding(2652m.) to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.)

5 hours

Rest at Namche Bazar.

Trek from Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) to Tyangboche (3850 m.)

5 hours

Trek from Tyanboche to Ama Dablam Base Camp

Preparation period for Climbing Ama Dablam. Stay overnight camp.

Base camp (4600 m): Located on a large grassy meadow with a magnificent view.

To yak camp (5400 m): Yak is the means of transportation to carry most of our equipment for this section.

To camp I (5800 m): In this camp you will have first real learning by our climbing sardar and it takes around one and half hours walk above Yak camp.

Camp I to Camp II (6000 m): This is the hardest part mostly consist of rock climbing only so good rock climbing skills will benefit and can do more efficiently and quickly over this terrain.

Camp II: Located on top of the Yellow Tower has fantastic views.

Camp II to Camp III (6300m): This is hardest snowy part consist of steep snow and ice. You will face lot of challenge like a narrow, windy, snow mushroom-like ridge.

Camp III: This is only safe flat piece of real estate within range of the summit. It is cold and exposed windy to this location.

Summit day: Climbing route follows to the right of the huge ice cliff upon steep slope covered with iced most of the time moving toward the center to summit. Nearly the size of tennis court you can move around and take pictures. You can enjoy the panorama view of five world’s highest peaks.

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Trek from Ama Dablam Base camp to Namche (3440 m). Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2652m.). Stay overnight at lodge or camp

4 hours

Trek from Phakding to Lukla (2886m), Stay overnight at lodge.

3 hours

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

45 minutes

Rest day in Kathmandu.

Fly out from Kathmandu.

Cost Includes

  • Ama Dablam climbing permit.
  • Sagarmatha Conservation entry fee
  • Trekking Information Management System (TIMS card)
  • Airport pick up and drop service
  • A government-licensed climbing Sherpa Sirdar during trekking and climbing period.
  • Necessary porters during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Necessary transport by flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for all climbing crew.
  • Government Legend officer
  • Mat, dining tent, Toilet tent, Mess tent, Store tent, Table and chairs trekking for the expedition
  • All trekking and climbing equipment like kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, client tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils.
  • All meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation at tea house and tent during the trekking for you and Nepali staff.
  • Daily weather forecast services
  • Emergency Helicopter rescue insurance for Nepali staff.
  • Satellite phone for communication.

Cost Excludes

  • Emergency Mountain Medical Rescue Insurance (Provided by your insurance company. Please buy it in your country. You cannot buy it in Nepal.)
  • Climbing equipment: rope, ice bars, ice screws, oxygen mask, regulator, Gamow Bags and snow bar.
  • As per the Mountaineering Association and Department of Tourism rules, after the successful summit, the climbing member has to pay a summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides US$ 1500.00 minimum to be paid before departure from Kathmandu.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Garbage deposit fee. (which is refundable after climbing.)

Expedition Equipment List:

  • Seat Harness
  • Jumar
  • Helmet
  • Altimeter
  • Ice Axe
  • Crampons
  • Ice-screw
  • Gaiters
  • Locked and unlocked carabiner
  • Climbing boots
  • Pocket knife
  • Wollen gloves
  • Gloves(gore tex fabrics)
  • Wollen hat
  • Wollen socks
  • Windproof jacket
  • Windproof pant
  • Snow bar
  • Snow goggles(UV factor)
  • Sun cream(UV protection)
  • Head lamp
  • Tent
  • Mattresses
  • Rope
  • Rain gear
  • Ice hammer

You can also hire(rent) all the above mentioned climbing equipment from here in Kathmandu. Our climbing guide will help you to go one of the equipment stores and select necessary equipment.

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Amadablam Expedition
From $5,275
/ Adult
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Extreme
  • 6,812 m
  • Peak Climbing
  • Everest
  • Everest
  • Camping
  • Nepal
  • Sep - Nov and Mar - May

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