AMA DABALAM EXPEDITION COST | ITINERARY | CLIMBING ROUTE

AMA DABALAM EXPEDITION

Group Size

2 - 7 person

meal

Breakfast, Lunch, DInner

accomodation

Tent, Lodge, Hotel

arrival on

Kathmandu

departure from

Kathmandu

trip level

technical

max. altitude

6812 m.

Best season

Autumn, Spring

trip highlights

  • Climbing one of the most beautiful mountains in the Himalayan range
  • Supervision by a Nepal mountain guide
  • The small group of between 4 and 7 participants
  • The diversity of the landscapes and sherpa culture

Ama Dablam Expedition

Ama Dablam expedition is the most famous peak. Ama Dablam means reliquary of the mother. Its references are the star-shaped necklace worn by Sherpanis (women of the Sherpa ethnic group). During, the Ama Dablum expedition We follow a normal route from the southwest. The route opens by Mike Gill, Barry Bishop, Mike Ward, and Wally Romanes in 1961. Ama Dablam expedition is in the Khumbu massif, at the foot of two 8000, Everest and Lhotse.

Along with the Matterhorn, Alpamayo, and K2, the Ama Dablam expedition is one of the four most beautiful mountains on the earth. additionally, this pyramid of rock and ice is a very nice objective for experienced climbers with, as a reward at the top, a fantastic view of the giants over 8000m that surround it, including Everest. Its aesthetics and its difficulty are real but superable for an experienced mountaineer, making it particularly attractive. Despite, everything it is accessible to about twenty climbers every day when the weather is good.

 Ama dablum expedition considers the most beautiful and technical climbing peak in the world. many mountaineers and trekkers have passed during expeditions or treks to Everest base camp.  Ama Dablam everyone has dreamed of it because its summit pyramid has impressed more than one. At 6,856 meters above sea level Mt. Ama Dablam represents a holy grail for seasoned mountaineers. . To achieve this dream, we will climb in a small group of participants. therefore, we provide an experienced Nepalese mountain guide per participant for their security.

Is Ama Dablam a hard climb? is Ama Dablam difficult and challenging?

We now have 15 days dedicated to your further acclimatization, rest, fix of the various high-altitude camps, and the final ascent to the summit. The route between the base camp and the advanced base camp (5400m): the path follows the ridgeline (gentle slope) which dominates the base camp. The route between the advanced base camp (5400m) and Camp 1 (5800m): crosses an area of ​​large blocks of rocks. The camp is located above a large slab of rock a hundred meters that can be slippery.

Itinerary between Camp 1 and Camp 2 (6000m): the route follows a horizontal ridge with many crossings and passes several projections. At the end of this ridge is the “yellow tower”: a vertical projection of 6 meters. The camp is slightly above. Itinerary between camp 2 and camp 3 (6300m): departure from the camp by a steep section in snow/ice then crossing the gray tower: mixed delicately about 80m. After a crossing and a steep corridor, the ridge becomes easier to camp.

At last, the Itinerary between camp 3 and the summit (6856m) is climbing by steep snow slopes (+ 40 °) with the passage of a glacier snowfield before approaching the summit slope. From the summit, an exceptional view of a multitude of peaks including 5 to more than 8000m, Everest (8850m), the highest point on the planet, the Kangchenjunga (8586m), the third summit of the planet, the Lhotse (8516m), fourth, Makalu (8463m), fifth and Cho Oyu (8201m), sixth.

 how safe is  Ama Dablam to climb?

whatever, Safety has always Alpinist team’s top priority and we attempt to create the safest mountain experience skill possible. Alpinist’s well-skill team of guides focuses on leading a fun and successful climb without compromising safety. Therefore, Careful planning with daily weather forecasts and diligent attention are taken as we climb to high altitudes. Comprehensive medical kits, rescue equipment, and radio and satellite communication equipment carry with the team throughout the trip.

As you prepare for your upcoming expedition or trekking in Nepal, please feel free to contact our office and speak directly to one of our experienced guides regarding equipment, conditioning, the route, or any other questions you may have about our programs. info@alpinistclub.com

Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu. you are greeted at the airport by our team and then transferred to our hotel. Evening briefing from your guide.

approximately 15 hours of driving to the hotel
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals:  dinner
Accommodation: night in the hotel

We reserve this day for sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and to prepare for a climbing permit. After having a warm breakfast, we will leave the hotel in a private vehicle with an experienced tour guide. We will visit several UNESCO-listed world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and the famous sacred Hindu temple, the Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa, and Boudhanath stupa. These places are well-known to have inherited ancient religious practices, architecture, and culture.

Tour: full-day tour
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: night in the hotel

Early departure from the hotel to reach Kathmandu airport then flight about 35 minutes to Lukla (2840m), the small airfield serving the Khumbu region (flight subject to climatic and operational hazards). Distribution of charges for porters then departure for trekking (usually after lunch); we start with a descent on Thado Koshi (2550m) followed by a gentle ascent along the Dudh Kosi (the “river of milk”) which leads us to Phakding (2610m).

approximately Transfer:  4 to 5 h drive and 15 min flight to Lukla 
Final altitude: approximately 2,960 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We will continue up the valley along the Dudh Kosi before starting the steep climb to Namche Bazar (3440m), the capital of Khumbu (Sherpa country). On the way, views of Thamserku (6608m) and Kusum Kanguru (6367m), and sometimes Everest (8850m) when climbing to Namche Bazar (about halfway up).

Approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 34,40 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We go up the valley of Bhote Khosi to the village of Thame (3800m), at the crossroads of the valley which goes to the Rolwaling by the Trashi Lapsa (5755m) and the one that leads to Tibet by the Nangpa La (5716m). Back to Namche Bazar by the same path.

Approximately 4 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 3,440 m 
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We climb above Namche Bazar by a gently sloping path on the mountainside to Mong Pass, overlooking Ama Dablam and Kantega, two of Nepal’s most spectacular peaks. We then descend to Phortse Tenga at 3600 m at the edge of the Milky River (Dudu Khosi) and go back slightly to the village of Phortse (3810 m). This day allows us to perfect our acclimatization to the altitude

Approximately 5 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 38,10 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

A slow and steady climb up the Khumbu Valley to Pangboche, the village dominated by Ama Dablam. We continue our climb up the valley to Pangboche (3930m) where we take a break before crossing the Imja Khola and climbing towards the Ama Dablam base camp located at 4600m.

Approximately 6-7 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 46,00 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

Now, we have 15 days dedicated to your further acclimatization, rest, installation of the various high altitude camps, and the final ascent to the summit.

– Route between the base camp and the high camp (5400m): the path follows the ridgeline (gentle slope) which dominates the base camp.

– Route between the high camp (5400m) and Camp 1 (5800m): crossing an area of ​​large blocks of rocks. The camp is located above a large slab of rock a hundred meters that can be slippery.

– Itinerary between Camp 1 and Camp 2 (6000m): the route follows a horizontal ridge with many crossings and passing several projections. At the end of this ridge is the “yellow tower”: a vertical projection of 6 meters. The camp is slightly above.

– Itinerary between camp 2 and camp 3 (6300m): departure from the camp by a steep section in snow/ice then crossing the gray tower: mixed delicately about 80m. After a crossing and a steep corridor, the ridge becomes easier to camp.

– Itinerary between camp 3 and the summit (6856m): mounted by steep snow slopes (+ 40 °) with the passage of a bergschrund before approaching the summit slope. From the summit, an exceptional view of a multitude of peaks including 5 more than 8000m: Everest (8850m), the highest point on the planet, the Kangchenjunga (8586m), the third summit of the planet, the Lhotse (8516m), fourth, Makalu (8463m), fifth and Cho Oyu (8201m), sixth.

Accommodation: tent

We leave the base camp and reach the main valley at Pangboche. We retrieve the main route that leads us to Namche.

Approximately 6-7 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 34,40 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We soon taste the gentle warmth of the low valleys descending the forested gorges of the Dudh Khosi, crossing the villages of Monjo and Phakding, before going back to Lukla where we thank the team of porters. We will spend our last evening in the heart of Khumbu.

Approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 46,00 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Flight to Ramechapp airport then transfer to Kathmandu. The flight is subject to weather conditions, and a delay in the day of rotation is possible. This is why we always plan a reserve day in Kathmandu before resuming the international flight.

Approximately Transfer: 15 min flight and 4 to 5 h drive.
Final altitude: approximately 2,960 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the hotel

Free day in Kathmandu also serves as a security day in case of problems on the Lukla / Kathmandu or during trekking. Today, you have a rest day to relax or you can also go shopping in Kathmandu or you can do anything you like to by yourself. 

Final altitude: 1350 m
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: night in the hotel

free time depending on the departure time of your flight and our representative will drop you at the airport, ending your journey in Nepal. We hope to be of service to you again. Thank you and safe travels.

Approximately 20 minutes  of driving to the airport 
Final altitude: approximately 13,50m
Meals: breakfast 

inclusion

what's included

  • Pick up and drop off services for both international & domestic flights as per the itinerary
  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast plan, 2 nights before and 1 night after the expedition
  • Both-ways domestic flight from KTM – Lukla – KTM with Airport tax
  • All necessary transportation for overall expeditions
  • All necessary Permits, National Park and VDC fees
  • Summit route fixing charge
  • Garbage disposal and management fees
  • 3 Meals a day (BLD) during the trek Freshly cooked meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner): with hot drinks, Tea and Coffee
  • 1 Professional Climbing Sherpa with his equipment allowance, daily wages and carrying bonus
  • Government Liaison officer with his daily wages, equipment, food, insurance and transportation
  • Base Camp Sardar, Cook and Kitchen helpers with their equipment allowance and daily wages
  • Porters up to the Base Camp and return from the Base camp
  • Each Member will be provided with individual Tent, Mattress and Pillow
  • Common Equipment: Dining Tent, Kitchen Tent, Shower Tent, Toilet Tent, Tables and Chairs, Heater etc.
  • High Camp Services for C1-C2- C3: High Tent, Shovel, Rope, EPI Gas, High Food like soup items, tea/coffee etc.
  • Walkie-talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp
  • Satellite phone is available for emergency use at $5 per minute
  • Weather forecast during the entire expedition
  • In case of emergencies, sufficient Oxygen and Mask regulator are available at our Base camp (chargeable as per use)
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for involved outdoor Nepali staffs
  • Alpinist  Duffel Bags (if required)
  • First Aid medical kit
  • Farewell dinner with expedition staff in a Nepali typical restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu
  • Government Taxes and Company Service Charge
  • Amadablam summit certificates after the successful summit of the peak

what's not included

The price does not include

  • Cancellation/interruption of stay/loss of luggage insurance and assistance.
  • international flight ticket
  • All that is not indicated in the section “The price includes”

Your expenses on site

  • international flight ticket
  • visa fees on arrival
  • Personal Trekking and Climbing Gears
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Phone calls, internet, battery recharge, laundry, alcoholic beverages, bottled and canned beverages, specialty coffee or espresso drinks, etc.
  • Any additional luggage on domestic flights.
  • Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpa US $600.00

Tips for Cook, Kitchen helpers, porters, and Guide

Tips are an integral part of the country’s culture. This gesture of thanks, which varies according to the itinerary and the duration, has become an obligation. A prize pool is created, given at the end of the trip to the members of the team.

However, it is important that the tip remains a gratuity, as our teams are also very well paid. We invite you to distribute tips only if the service has met your expectations and to reduce this sum if the services were not sufficient, explaining why in order to consolidate our educational work.

Accomodation & meal

ACCOMMODATION

In a standard category hotel (base: double room) in Kathmandu and Pokhara, during the rest of the trip in a tent (3-person tents for 2 people) or in a lodge depending on the trip. The lodges in Nepal are very comfortable random. In general, conditions are quite good around the Annapurnas and the Everest region. On the other hand, in Mustang, in the Manaslu,  Tsum valley, and in the region of Kangchanjung or Makalu, they can be very rudimentary to the point of being a dormitory sometimes even a kitchen. lodges can look like a refuge or sometimes a bed and breakfast from home. Most of the time it is a family house with double, triple, or dormitory rooms. Toilets and showers are always separate.

MEAL

In the cities, many restaurants allow us to discover the typical local cuisine. Meat is scarce in the high mountain, the Nepalese are generally vegetarians. The basic ingredients are rice, pasta, lentils, potatoes, vegetables. Snacks are included during the trek (cereal bars, dried fruits, etc.).

For camping trek accommodation: during the trek, breakfasts and evening meals are prepared by the kitchen team. They are taken under the mess tent. Depending on the profile of the stages (length of the day’s walk and/or presence of water), midday snacks will be served hot or cold in the form of picnics.

For tea house trek accommodation: meals are prepared by the cooks of the lodge and are taken in the dining room. Here is a typical one-day menu:

  • breakfast: eggs, toast or chapati, or Tibetan bread or pancakes, or pancakes, butter/jam, tea or coffee
  • lunch: the main course, tea or coffee.
  • dinner: soup, main course, fruit (fresh or canned), tea or coffee

NB: Hindus and Buddhists are most often vegetarians. We, therefore, eat very little meat or fish. The dishes are pasta, rice, potatoes, lentils, etc.

DRINKS: during the trek, tea is served with meals (two cups of tea per meal). Additional cups of tea and other beverages, including mineral water, are the responsibility of the participants. You can fill your gourds with water in the lodges, but it is essential to treat them with purifying tablets. Avoid buying plastic bottles.

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Frequently Asked Questions

from Ama Dablam base camp, We now have 15 days dedicated to your further acclimatization, rest, installation of the various high altitude camps, and the final ascent to the summit.

– Route between the base camp and the advanced base camp (5400m): the path follows the ridgeline (gentle slope) which dominates the base camp.

– Route between the advanced base camp (5400m) and Camp 1 (5800m): crossing an area of ​​large blocks of rocks. The camp is located above a large slab of rock a hundred meters that can be slippery.

– Itinerary between Camp 1 and Camp 2 (6000m): the route follows a horizontal ridge with many crossings and passing several projections. At the end of this ridge is the “yellow tower”: vertical projection of 6 meters. The camp is slightly above.

– Itinerary between camp 2 and camp 3 (6300m): departure from the camp by a steep section in snow/ice then crossing the gray tower: mixed delicately about 80m. After a crossing and a steep corridor, the ridge becomes easier to camp.

– Itinerary between camp 3 and the summit (6856m): mounted by steep snow slopes (+ 40 °) with the passage of a bergschrund before approaching the summit slope. From the summit, an exceptional view of a multitude of peaks including 5 to more than 8000m: Everest (8850m), the highest point on the planet, the Kangchenjunga (8586m), the third summit of the planet, the Lhotse (8516m), fourth, Makalu (8463m), fifth and Cho Oyu (8201m), sixth.

Mt: AmaDablum 6812 m is a technical mountain for a climber. Climbers will need exceptional physical fitness and climbing skills. The climber should be able to take care of themselves during climbing days. You are responsible to build your fitness up to the best level. Our itineraries are designed to be able to help you with proper acclimatization. Equally important clients have to be aware of their eating patterns and stay hydrated. Your climbing Sherpa expedition leader will guide and motivate you throughout but a lot of the effort lies within you and your ability to climb. We suggest certain skills, especially for the AmaDablum expedition.

 – indoors and outdoors rock climbing
– learn the basics of wearing a harness and helmets
– tying figure 8 knot and stopper knot
– basics of using the belaying device correctly
– Use ascending and descending devices
– basics of using ropes when climbing
– Learning knowledge of moving while using the gears and being checking the safety features
– Some multi-pitch abseiling knowledge/experience is also required.
– Use of Crampons and Ice axe.
-Climbing on different terrains. Slab rocks, vertical rocks. Scrambling on steep terrains

Also, All training will be provided in AmaDablum base camp by your Sherpa expedition leader, to refresh your skill memories and get you started on climbing

Climbing Equipment for  Amadablam

Travel Documents
– Valid Passport
– Valid Visa
– 4 PP Size Photo
-Insurance Paper (Medical
&Rescue) & Contact AddressFamily / Company Contact – Number & Address

Upper Body
– Short-Sleeved Shirts/T-shirts
– Lightweight Top / Thermo Coat
– Midweight Top
– Heavyweight Top
– Synthetic or Fleece Jacket
– Down Insulated Jacket
– Windproof Jacket
– Gore-Tex Jacket

 Lower Body
– Underwear
– Lightweight Long Underpants
– Midweight Long Underpants
– Heavyweight Long Underpants

Trekking Pants
– Down / Synthetic Insulated Pants
– Gore-Tex Pants
-Trekking & Climbing Socks (5 Pairs)
– Summit Socks (2 Pairs)

Hand & Head

– Lightweight Synthetic Liner Glove
– Wind Stopper Fleece Gloves
– Summit Gloves
– Heavy Gloves (Mitten)
– Sun Cap
– Wool / Fleece Hat
– Balaclava
– Hand Warmer
– Neck Gaiter / High Neck

Climbing Gears/ Technical Devices

– Climbing Helmet
– Headlamp with Spare Batteries
(Petzl / BD)
– Summit Down Suits (Kailas /
Marmot / T8K / The North Face)
– Ice Axe Semi-technical
– Crampons
– Harness
– Carabineers (Both Lock & Unlock)
– Ascenders / Jumar
– Belay Device (ATC Guide/Figure of 8)
– Assistant Rope and Tape Sling
– 2 Sleeping Bag: -30 +C to -40 +C
– Thermarest Inflatable Mattress
– Thermarest Cell Foam Mattress
– Sun/Glacier Glasses UV Protection
– Snow Goggle UV Protection
– Rucksacks (45 – 55 Ltr.)
– 2 Duffel Bag
– Water Bottles
– Thermos / Flask
– Pee Bottle
– Pack Towel
– 1 Set Extendable Trekking Poles
– Swiss Knife
– Mug, Plastic Bowl, Fork & Spoon
– Alpine Boot / G2SM
– Sandals
– Lightweight Hiking/Trekking Boots
– Camp Booties

First Aid Kit

– Sunscreen (-50 Spf)
– Lips Guard (-20/-50 Spf)
– Water Purification Tablets
– Baby Wipes or Wet Towels
– Handy Plaster
– Crack Bandage
– Tincture Lodine
– Strepsils
– Antibiotic
– Paracetamol
– Aspirin
– Sinex
– Anti-Diarrhea Capsule / Eldoper
– Brufen / Ibuprofens
– Diamox
– Eye Drops
– Dexamethasone Tablets
– Zip-Lock Bags

Toiletries

— Hand Sanitizers & Hand wash
– Wet Tissues
– Toothpaste
– Toothbrush
– Bath Soap
– Shampoo
– Laundry Soap
– Garbage Bag

Miscellaneous

– Umbrella / Rain Coat
– Spare batteries
– Water Proof Stuff Sacks
– Satellite Phone (if possible)

 

Autumn – October, and November

Spring- March, and April

Ama Dablam expedition we aim to have a max of 5 to 11 climbers. we will have 1 Main guide, who will be Nepali IFMGA / NMA certified as a main leader of the team. And we believe that Nepalese IFMGA certified guides are more than capable and have an excellent level of English. We are committed to responsible tourism and want to enhance and prioritize local Nepalese leaders first.

Sherpa ratio 1:2. Our Sherpa’s are NMA ( Nepal Mountain association trained/certified ). Personal Sherpa for 1:1 can be arranged who will be solely responsible for the clients but extra additional charges apply. Our Sherpa’s have a good level of English. Can understand, reply and instruct very well.

whatever, Safety has always Alpinist team’s top priority and we attempt to create the safest mountain experience skill possible. Alpinist’s well-skill team of guides focuses on leading a fun and successful climb without compromising safety. Therefore, Careful planning with daily weather forecasts and diligent attention are taken as we climb to high altitudes. Comprehensive medical kits, rescue equipment, and radio and satellite communication equipment carry with the team throughout the trip.

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