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Mt. Ama Dablam Expedition
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Mt. Ama Dablam 6812m. Expedition

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Fixed Departure: April 14, 2015

Khumbu Himal

Height: 6812m.
Latitude: 27° 51′ 42″  
Longitude: 86° 51′ 50″  
Trip Duration: 30 Days
Normal Ascent Route: South West Ridge
Grade: Mountaineering
Caravan Route: KTM-Lukla-Namche-Tengboche-Pangboche-Ama Dablam BC

 

Mt. Ama Dablam Camp2Mt. Ama Dablam has been considered the prettiest mountain in the world, high on her Southwest face hangs a glacier resembling a 'Dablam' - the sacred ornament box worn by ladies in the Sherpa community. It was spectacular feature that got her the name "Ama Dablam". She lies alongside Everest in the heart of the Khumbu Valley offering a superb diversions close up view of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Pumori, Island Peak and Mt. Everest. If you have previous climbing experience and wish to participate fully as a team member of an expertly led expedition to one of the world's most  beautiful and impressive mountain then Ama Dablam is the best suited for climbing. This mountain is a technically demanding mountain for climbing in Nepal. It is considered an ornament of the Himalayas in Nepal, although the height is only 6812m. Ama Dablam expedition requires steep ice, rock and snow climbing. Normally, three camps are set in Ama Dablam climbing above the base camp (4,570m), however, only two camps are usdto spend the nights, while on the climbing period. The normal route for climbing is South-West Ridge.

 

Mt. Ama Dablam ClimbingExperience Required: All climbers who intend to climb Ama Dablam need to have good skills on rock and ice climbing also technically competent. On most parts of the routes there will be fixed rope, however, the climbers should posses skills of climbing through steep rock and hard compact ice. We follow the standard South West ridge route (normal route) to the top, as it is consider the safe route, free from the objective danger such as avalanche and so on. The route we follow begins at Lukla (2850m.) and the initial days of the trekking pass through the legendary Sherpa country up the spectacular high valley of the Khumbu. Most of the route on the actual climbing is fixed with no icefall or glacier to negotiate, and most of it is concentrated on the crest of a ridge.

Base Camp to Camp 1. To reach the first camp from base camp, The climbers have to pass the toughest and the difficult passing through the difficult saddle ridges; and then should turn to the north climbing up through the rocky ground and through the boulder.

Camp 1 to Camp 2. From Camp I - one has to cross the rocky bowl and should climb the ridge via to the fixed lines to Camp II.  From Camp II after crossing over severe rocks and ridge which lead you to a camp 2.

Camp 2 to Camp 3. The climbing route from Camp II is mostly with the steep mixed alley ways of rock & ice and snow. The route leads to the slope climb to snow ground and then passes through steep snow and ice tunnel then finally along the snow ridge go to Camp III.

Ama Dablam Summit.  From here to the summit is steep climb on snow and ice to the right of a huge hanging glacier. From the Top of Mt. Ama Dablam a very charming sceneries of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Island peak, Makalu Khumbu Himal and rest of the snowcapped surrounded mountains can be envisioned.

Climbing History of Mt. Cho Oyo:
Ama Dablam epitomizes all that is grand about the mountains. Such impressive beauty has made Ama Dablam a highly coveted prize for climbers. Since its first ascent in 1961 by an Anglo-American-New Zealand team, it has been climbed frequently and by many different routes.

  1. If you have your own private group or team, please e-mail us to know the price and details of expedition.
  2. If you are alone and looking for a group to join then visit our fix-departure expedition information.

 

Expedition Itinerary:

  • Hotel/Teahouse Lodges/Camping
  • 25 Days Trek/Climbing
  • Food: Included except main meals in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation: 5 Nights KTM, 24 Nights Lodges/Camping
  • Season: Spring, Autumn & Winter


April 11 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
April 12 Day 02: Kathmandu free.
April 13 Day 03: Official work for expedition and briefing at Ministry of Tourism.
April 14 Day 04: Fly to Lukla 2860m. trek to Phakding 2622m.or, Manjo. Lodge.
April 15 Day 05: Manjo-Phakding – Namche Bazaar 3440m. O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
April 16 Day 06: Acclimatization & rest day.  O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
April 17Day 07: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche 3867m. O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
April 18 Day 08: Tengboche – Ama Dablam Base Camp 4600m.  O/N at Camping.
April 19- May 03 Day 09-23: Climbing period for Ama Dablam expedition 6812m.
May 04 Day 24: Clean up Base Camp and back pack. O/N at Camping.
May 05 Day 25: Trekking back to Tengboche.  O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
May 06 Day 26: Tengboche – Namche Bazaar. O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
May 07 Day 27: Namche Bazaar – Lukla then transfer to Teahouse Lodge.
May 08 Day 28: Early flight back to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
May 09 Day 29: Free in Kathmandu.
May 10 Day 30: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.

Expedition Cost: Service up to Base Camp on group joining basis:
USD 4,750 (If 1-4 Person in Group)
USD 4,300 (If 5-7 Person in Group)
USD 3,333 (If 8-12 Person in Group)
USD 3,200 (If 13-15 Person in Group)

Per climbing Sherpa (Guide) USD 2200 (If required by Member)

 

  • We will provide you the expedition cost as per your size of group or, as per your requirement for the expedition service. We request you to e-mail us or, use "Book Expedition" form for send us your message.
  • Above given cost does not include the climbing Sherpa’s food & fuel, tents, climbing gears and summit bonus above advance base camp.
  • Hiring a high altitude Sherpa does cost USD 2000. This cost includes equipment allowances, daily wages, food and fuel up to base camp, insurance, flight to and from Kathmandu, sleeping tents at BC etc…

 

Service Includes up to Base Camp

  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Hiace or, tourist Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up & drop).
  • 5 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before & after expedition).
  • Schedule flight Ktm/Lukla/ktm for member, Liaison officer & Expedition staffs.
  • Transport of food supply and expedition equipments to Base Camp & back.
  • Full board in lodges during trekking to base camp and back.
  • Base Camp single sleeping tent & Mattress for each member, BC staffs & Liaison officer.
  • All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table, chairs & cooking utensils for Base Camp.
  • Food and fuel at Base Camp.
  • Service of Government Liaison officer.
  • Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp.
  • Equipments allowance, daily wages of cook, kitchen boys & Liaison officer.
  • Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison officer and porters.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Ama Dablam.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or barrel for each member.
  • Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels allowed for expedition till Base Camp.
  • Per Person 30 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency medical oxygen at Base Camp.
  • Visa extension fee.
  • Agency service charge.

 

Service does not include

  • International airfare from/to your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport at upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above Base Camp.
  • High Tents above Base Camp.
  • High altitude food and fuel above Base Camp.
  • Oxygen & Mask and regulator (will be provided as per request).
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, communication equipment & commercial filming.
  • International airport departure tax at Kathmandu Airport.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses.
  • Garbage deposit.

 

Expedition Cost: Service up to summit on Group Joining Basis:

USD 5,999 Per Person.

Expedition service up to Summit:

  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Hiace or, tourist Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up & drop).
  • 5 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before & after expedition).
  • Schedule flight Ktm/Lukla/Ktm for member, Liaison officer & Expedition staffs.
  • Transport of food supply and expedition equipments to Base Camp and back.
  • Full board in lodges during trekking to base camp and back.
  • All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table & chairs & cooking utensils for Base Camp.
  • Base Camp single sleeping tent & Mattress for each member, BC staffs & Liaison officer.
  • Food and fuel at Base Camp.
  • Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp.
  • Service of Government Liaison officer.
  • Equipments allowance, wages of cook, kitchen boys & Liaison officer.
  • Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison officer and porters.
  • Peak Permit fee of Mt. Ama Dablam.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee.
  • One high altitude Sherpa per climber to carry all food & gear to higher camps. Also assist the member during climb & summit attempt.
  • Common climbing equipment such as ropes, ice screws, ice bar, pitons, etc.
  • High altitude food.
  • High altitude fuel.
  • High altitude tents.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or barrel for each member.
  • Per Person 50 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels allowed for expedition till Base Camp.
  • Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
  • Generator or, Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency medical oxygen at Base Camp.
  • Visa extension fee.
  • Agency service charge.

 

Service does not include

  • International airfare from/to your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above Base Camp.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie-Talkies, Communication equipment & commercial filming.
  • Oxygen & Mask and regulator (will be provided as per request).
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses.
  • Garbage deposit fee.

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