A.T. Adventures International offers Ama Dablam (6,812m, 22,349 ft.) Expedition at an affordable cost with high-quality services. Our experienced climbing guides and staff will provide the best support for the successful summit of Mt. Ama Dablam.
Ama Dablam is one of the most technical and spectacular mountains to climb in the Himalaya’s. Ama Dablam (6812m) is situated in Khumbu Region in the Mahalangur Himalayan Range of Nepal.
The name “Ama” means “mother” and “Dablam” means “pearl necklace.” The main peak regarded as Ama and the hanging glacier is Dablam the combination gives the name Ama Dablam – pearl necklace on mother‘s neck. This is one of the impressive mountains in Khumbu Valley where many trekkers and mountaineers fall in love with its beauty.
Trekking, Climbing & Sightseeing
March, April, May, September, October & November
Lukla- Namche- Dingboche- EBC- Lobuche High Camp- Summit- Pangboche-Ama Dablam Base Camp- Summit
|All necessary airport arrival departure as per the itinerary.
Hotel in Kathmandu for 5 nights including breakfast.
Transportation for, full day sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Entry fee during sight seeing in Kathmandu.
Professional English speaking tour guide and his/her salary.
Flight fare from Kathmandu – Lukla- Kathmandu for members.
Flight fare from Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu for guides.
Everest National Park entrance fees.
Tea house trek including food and accommodation in Tents.
Climbing Guide, porters and necessary staffs during the trek.
Ama Dablam Climbing Royalty Fee
Lobuche Peak climbing Permit fee.
Food, Tents and Kitchen equipment for the climbing period.
Boiled water, tea, and coffee.
Group climbing equipment such as rope, ice screws, snow pickets, etc…
Climbing Guide, his equipment allowance, and salary.
Additional porters for carrying climbing gears.
Salary and Insurance for all Nepali staffs.
Insurance for Nepali staffs.
First aid kit.
Liaison Officers fee
|Meals in Kathmandu (except welcome and farewell dinner).
Entrance tickets during city tour.
Beverages and alcoholic drinks on trek.
Summit Bonus and Tips for Climbing Sherpa and staffs
Personal climbing equipment.
All personal expenses.
Personal medical and evacuation insurance.
All other additional charges for additional services.
Ama Dablam Expedition History
Ama Dablam was first climbed on March 13, 1961, by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest Ridge. They were well-acclimatized to altitude, having wintered over at 5800 meters near the base of the peak as part of the Silver Hut Scientific Expedition of 1960-61, led by Sir Edmund Hillary.
ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
CITY TOUR OF BOUDHA, PASHUPATI, PATAN AND SWOYAMBHU
In the morning after having breakfast we begin the tour around Kathmandu with an English-speaking guide. During the day you will cover some of the historical and religious, world heritage sites;
Swoyambhunath –“the Self Existing One’. The oldest Buddhist stupa of Nepal situated in the small hill, from where you can see the nice view of Kathmandu valley. Historians believe that it has the oldest history of Kathmandu. No sooner than you enter the periphery of Swoyambhunath you will see the monks, chanting religious words and monkeys chattering and hanging around the different temple and trees. It is also known as monkey temple, a name given by the tourist.
Bouddha nath Stupa: the ancient stupa of Boudhanath is one of the biggest Buddhist stupa of Nepal, situated in the northern part of Kathmandu valley, which is one of the trading routes of Nepal with Tibet during ancient times. Tibetan merchants used to take rest and offers praying in this place during their trading time. Later when Tibetan refugees enter Nepal in 1950s, most of them decided to stay around the same place. Even now most of the monk in Boudhanath is from Tibet. Around the stupa you can see some Buddhist painting school of traditional paints “Thanka”.
Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath the national deity of Nepal is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmandu. The word Pashupatinath is derived from three Sanskrit words: “pashu” means organism, “pati” means protector, and “nath” means Lord. Hence in Hindu mythology Pashupatinath means protector and Lord of all living things. The bank of Bagmati River is the cremation center for the Hindu dead. You can see the cremation process of the Hindu people at this location. Beside this you can see the color full sadhu ‘the holy devotee of Lord Shiva’ around the periphery of temple.
After sightseeing, you will return and prepare your pack, clothing and gear for the Ama Dablam trekking adventure. The trekking guide will meet you and give you instructions for the next day.
FINAL PREPARATION / BRIEFING AT THE MINISTRY
FLY TO LUKLA TREK TO PHAKDING – 30 MINUTES FLIGHT AND 2 HOURS TO 2:30 HOURS WALK
PHAKDING TO NAMCHE – 6 HOURS APPROX
NAMCHE – ACCLIMATIZATION DAY- HIKE TO KHUMJUNG (3780M/12401FT) AND BACK DOWN TO NAMCHE
TREK TO TENGBOCHE (3860M/12664FT) – AROUND 4-5 HOURS WALKING. LUNCH@ PHUNKI THENGA
TREK TO DINGBOCHE (4410M/14468FT). AROUND 4 HRS WALKING. LUNCH @ SOMARE.
ACCLIMATIZATION- HIKE TO NAGAKARSANG (5616M/18425FT) AND BACK TO DINGBOCHE.
REK TO LOBUCHE(4910M/16108FT). LUNCH @ DUKLA- AROUND 5 HOURS WALKING.
TREK TO GORAKSHEP (5140/16863FT) TO EVERST BASE CAMP (5363M/17595FT) AND BACK TO GORAKSHEP.
EARLY IN THE MORNING CLIMB KALAPATHAR (5550M/18208FT) AND BACK LOBUCHE.
TREK LOBUCHE TO LOBUCHE PEAK HIGH CAMP (5200M/1760FT): AROUND 4 HOURS.
SUMMIT (6119M/20075FT) AND BACK TO BACE CAMP: 12 HOURS WALKING
TREK DOWN TO PANGBOCHE (4270M/14,009 FT)
TREK TO AMA DABLAM BASE CAMP (4,570M /14,993 FT)
CLIMBING PERIOD AMA DABLAM
TREK TO PANGBOCHE
TREK TO NAMCHE
TREK TO LUKLA
FLY TO KATHMANDU - 30 MIN FLIGHT
The Ama Dablam Climbing trip is considered mixed rock and ice climbing mountaineering.
But due to the high elevation, it is a challenging mountain requiring preparation and training. A.T. Adventures will offer to climb Ama Dablam with basic-level climbers – and those who are interested in climbing but are without prior training.
We are trying to make the Ama Dablam Climb more comfortable by adding an acclimatize trip to Everest Base Camp (5160m) and Kalapatthar (5545m) before attempting Ama Dablam. Everyone may attempt to climb Ama Dablam without bottled oxygen.
We will have a day training at Ama Dablam high camp for those who have not climbed or had prior training. They will be training to use ice axes, jumars, ascenders, descenders, crampons, rope fixing, climbing vertically on the ice, belaying and all the techniques of basic ice climbing. The approach to climb Ama Dablam is an alpine of simple to moderate difficulty, where one will have the opportunity to be trained on proper technique for using climbing mechanisms on high mountains.
Ama Dablam is often taken as pre-preparation for Mt. Everest. These guidelines will help you to be more comfortable while ascending to the peak.
Basic Training to attempt Ama Dablam
- One should be able to hike for 6-7 hours a day.
- One should be able to carry a 35lb backpack.
|2018 AVAILABLE DATES (Minimum of 2 People)
|OCT 13 – NOV 16
|NOV 24 – DEC 28
|2019 AVAILABLE DATES (Minimum of 2 People)
|JAN 5 – FEB 8TH