Ama Dablam Expedition
Ama Dablam (6812m.), one of the most stunning peaks in the world, falls in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The trek to Ama Dablam provides arresting Himalayan vistas of Everest, Makalu and Lhotse. Also, we will make our way up to Island Peak to be accustomed with the environment at higher altitude before climbing Ama Dablam. The usual way to get is from its south- west ridge which offers you to observe the beautiful panorama from Ama Dablam.
Ama Dablam trekking is recognized as the most challenging climb where you will have to traverse difficult ice rocks and embraces vertical route. We will traverse 3 high camps on our way to trekking Ama Dablam. Before setting the first camp, the trekkers have to pass challenging route all the way through the complicated edges. When we get there at Camp 1 and we will have to come transversely via the rocky basin and climb the peak in order to reach Camp 2. Then, our trail takes us to climb to snowy terrain and then goes across vertical snow path and ice channel. After that we will trek next to the snow edge to arrive at Camp 3. From here we have a vertical climb on snow to arrive at Ama Dablam. Enclosed snow-capped peaks will seize your attention from the summit of Ama Dablam including very alluring vista of Mount Everest, Khumbu Himalayan, and Makalu, Island peak, Lhotse and more.
Peaceful Himalaya Trekking is your assistance to get the mountain Ama Dablam in your willing time and team in best season with the guarantee of safe.
Trip Duration: 29 Days
Trip grade: Technical and Strenuous
Maximum altitude: 6812 m
Accommodation: Hotel Lodge and Camping
Transportation: Private Car or Van or Bus or Helicopter
Ama Dablam is one of the most fabulous mountains in the world and climbing a dream for every trekkers. And enclosed snow-capped peaks will seize your attention from the summit of Ama Dablam including very alluring vista of Mount Everest, Khumbu Himalayan, and Makalu, Island peak, Lhotse and more.
Ama Dablam is recognized as the most challenging climb where you will have to traverse difficult ice rocks and embraces vertical route but rewards you with the stunning views. This unforgettable ascend in the Khumbu region of Nepal holds a trek into base camp, snow and ice climbing, technical rock climbing etc. The usual way to get to Ama Dablam is from its south- west ridge which offers you to observe the beautiful panorama from Ama Dablam. Climbers classically set up 3 camps all along the ridge with camp 3 just below and to the right side of the hung glacier, the Dablam.
The best season for Ama Dablam is post-monsoon. These days are clear and warm with the possibility of snow later. Gradually, when the season changes the temperature gets much colder in the evenings in particular at base camp. While climbing Ama Dablam from April to July, you should be well prepared for tackling with any type of weather. Certainly, the evenings will be cold and trekkers will have to be prepared for rain, snow, sleet, heat and leeches.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu Airport & Transfer to Hotel.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by our representative of Peaceful Himalaya Trekking at Kathmandu International airport and then you will be transferred to hotel. You can relax for the rest of the day and in the evening you can enjoy dinner with Nepali cultural dance. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Monkey temple, Basantapur Durbar, Patan Durbar and Back to Hotel
Today, you will be go around different world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; the sacred temple of Hindu, Pashupatinath the world’s biggest Stupa, Boudhanath; Swoyambhunath Stupa which is also known as the monkey temple; and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square where you will also visit Kumari broadly known as Living Goddess in Basantapur, Kathmandu. You will also go around Patan Durbar Square which is rich in historical art and architecture. Overnight at hotel again.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla.
We will take a 40-45 minutes flight to Lukla from Kathmandu which is one of the most amazing flights in the world since it rewards you with the views of the stunning peaks of the Khumbu region and includes Mt. Everest and Ama Dablam. We will then land on the tiny airfield at Lukla (2,804 m.). After that, we set out all along the famous track to Everest Base Camp. Now, we walk north-west and move down to the river at Phakding (2,652 m.). Overnight in Phakding.
Day 4: Walk to Namche Bazaar.
Today we will trek to reach Namche Bazaar taking around 5 to 6 hours. We will follow the river prior to climbing the vertical hill to Namche Bazaar. Expectantly, we may get the first views of Everest and Lhotse as we move toward Namche. Namche is the most affluent and largest community in the Khumbu. It is the capital region of the Sherpa inhabitants, a people who very much look like the Tibetans in appearance and culture. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar.
To be accustomed with the environment, we will have a rest day at Namche Bazaar. We can either relax for the whole day or go around Namche Bazaar to explore Sherpa culture and their way of life. Namche is a vivacious town having numerous shops and more than a few lodges and restaurants. Terrific mountain panorama makes a striking back-drop.
Day 06: Trek to Debouche
From Namche, we will follow the Everest trail around the side of the gorge lying high over the Dudh Koshi River. While following the path, we will catch the first glance of the enormous Khumbu peaks including Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. Passing all the way through several villages and several tea shops, we will traverse the Dudh Koshi River and make a vertical climb to Tengboche, home for an inspiring and recently renovated monastery. We have ample of time to look in the region of Tengboche and then we will move down to the river and arrive at the community of Debouche (3,700m.). Overnight at lodge in Debouche.
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche (4,300m.).
We today walk for about I and ½ hours further up the track to the village of Pangboche which is situated at an elevation of 4,000m. Pangboche is located just below Ama Dablam and a lot of the Sherpa people who work on the peak every season are from Pangboche. We now follow our trail from Pangboche to Pheriche. Overnight at comfortable lodge in Pheriche.
Day 08: Acclimatization above Pheriche.
To be accustomed with the environment at higher altitude we have another acclimatization day. Here, we can stroll up the slope to Taweche at 4,800m for witnessing the great vistas up the Imja and Khumbu Valleys. Overnight in Pheriche again.
Day 09: Move to Base Camp.
We trek down the track to the bridge at Pangboche and go across the Dudh Koshi prior to climbing up the far-off side from the river and follow the trail and edge-line up to base camp taking about 3 and ½ hours. Base camp is a pleasant spot from which the greater part of the way is visible. It lies at an elevation of about 4,570m. Overnight at the base camp.
Day 10-24: Ascent of Ama Dablam.
We do not offer rigid day to day itinerary to climb Ama Dablam. However, this is simply a model itinerary. We will tailor the itinerary as per your wish too. We move from Camp 1 to Camp 2 to Camp 3 and in between we will have acclimatization days too.
The usual route is walking up the south-west Ridge of Ama Dablam. From base camp we will follow old grassy moraine edges and walk roughly eastwards to a wide saddle at 5,150m from where we can observe the Mingbo La pass. From here we go up until the land steepens at the beginning of large boulder grassland. We can place an Advanced Base Camp at the height of 5,400m just below the boulder field. The route moves northwards around the base of the boulder grassland, and then go after cairns up to the base of the South West ridge. Camp 1 will now be visible immediately below 5,705m. At the last part of the boulder field, hunks are crossed and then a small gully will be climbed which allows way in to the edge. Easy jumble on the east section of the ridge quickly takes us to Camp (5,700m.).
From Camp 1 we curve round the snowy basin and the east side of the ridge is walked. Now, the ridge is narrow in some places, turning challenges on the east side, till the second traverse leads to two terrains of demanding grade. The route follows on the crest for a short distance and then we have an uncomfortable step onto the west part of the ridge. After that we trek on an easy ground following the beginning of a cross on the east facade that takes us to the Yellow Tower. The terrain lying just below Camp II is one of the tough pitches to ascend. A short part of ridge now takes us to Camp II which lies at an altitude of 5,900m.
From Camp II, the climb goes round a red rock pass off on the east part and after a walk down; we follow the snow edge direct to an uncomfortable traverse which leads to a channel between the lower rock buttress and the Grey Tower. We go up the gully and reach the traverse line on the west side of the ridge. We now follow a Mushroom ridge and walk on some steep snowy sections to reach Camp III at 6,300m.
Now the way climbs the snow slope directly on top of Camp III and to the right side of the Dablam .We continue to go round the Dablam and then move west to get to a small field of snow below the Burgschrund. After crossing the Burgschrund our ascend heads directly to the noticeable ice crest. And this ice crest is followed in a glorious position to the summit.
Day 25-26: Trek to Lukla (3440m.).
We on the 25th day of our trek retrace our steps back all the way through Tengboche, Namche Bazaar and Phakding to reach Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 27: Take a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, Overnight at Hotel
On this day early in the morning; we take a picturesque flight from Lukla for the returning back to Kathmandu. We will transfer you back to our hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 28: Rest day in Kathmandu, Overnight at Hotel
Today we have a day rest in Kathmandu. Optionally, you can stay in the hotel and relax. Or, you can also go around the historical and world heritage sites in Kathmandu that you couldn’t go for on the second day of your trek. Or, you can go around for shopping. Overnight at hotel.
Day 29: Departure for Your Final Destination
You will drive to airport by our representative and take the flight to reach your destination from Kathmandu.