Ama Dablam expedition 2016

Trip Facts

Starting Price $7,000.00 per person
  • Trip Duration 26 days
  • Trip Grading Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 6,812m
  • Best Time Spring & Autumn
  • Trip Mode Teahouse & camping

Trip Overview

Mount Ama Dablam is a beautiful mountain, located almost due south of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse in the Khumbu region. It is a steep pyramid of ice with vertical walls and sharp, exposed ridges. Mount Ama Dablam forms a lasting impression on many trekkers in Nepal, as it is perhaps the most stunning mountain along the popular trekking route to Everest Base Camp.

Join us on our expedition to climb Asia’s most famous rock and ice climb, Ama Dablam in the Everest region. This climb is also ideal preparation for other high altitude expeditions like Cho Oyu, one of the easier 8,000m mountains. Ama Dablam is a challenging and technical mountain involving difficult rock climbing at extreme altitude, so it is not suitable for beginners and you’ll need to have had some rock climbing experience beforehand as well as altitude mountain experience.

Introduction

Our ascent will be made via the SW ridge route, a technical route with three camps above base camp. The climb usually completed in less than four weeks. The climbing on the route involves pure rock climbing on exquisite granite followed by mixed snow and rock climbing. The last section to the summit involves ice climbing followed by a long steep snow slope up to the summit.

All climbers need to have really good skills of rock and ice climbing and be technically competent to join this Ama Dablam expedition. On most parts of the climbing routes, there will be fixed ropes, however, all climbers should have a good knowledge and practice of the skills of climbing on steep rock and hard compact ice.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02 : Rest day/ sightseeing (optional)
  • Day 03 : Kathmandu – Lukla, trek to Phakding
  • Day 04 : Trek to Namche
  • Day 05 : Namche
  • Day 06 : Trek to Tengboche
  • Day 07 : Trek to Dingboche
  • Day 08 : Dingboche
  • Day 09 : Trek to Amadablam base camp
  • Day 10 : Preparation at Base Camp
  • Day 11 – Day 20 : Ama Dablam climbing period
  • Day 21 : Trek from Base camp to Deboche
  • Day 22 : Trek to Namche
  • Day 23 : Trek to Lukla
  • Day 24 : Flight to Kathmandu
  • Day 25 : Rest day in Kathmandu
  • Day 26 : Departure.
  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu

    Arrival in Kathmandu and our representative will meet you at the airport, transfer to your Hotel.

  • Day 02 : Rest day/ sightseeing (optional)

  • Day 03 : Kathmandu – Lukla, trek to Phakding

    Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding

  • Day 04 : Trek to Namche

  • Day 05 : Namche

    Acclimatization day, day hike to Khumjung

  • Day 06 : Trek to Tengboche

  • Day 07 : Trek to Dingboche

  • Day 08 : Dingboche

    Rest / acclimatization day, day hike to Chukkung

  • Day 09 : Trek to Amadablam base camp

  • Day 10 : Preparation at Base Camp

  • Day 11 – Day 20 : Ama Dablam climbing period

  • Day 21 : Trek from Base camp to Deboche

  • Day 22 : Trek to Namche

  • Day 23 : Trek to Lukla

  • Day 24 : Flight to Kathmandu

  • Day 25 : Rest day in Kathmandu

  • Day 26 : Departure.

Private trek or group option

We can organise this trek on a private basis for groups of friends, families, clubs, charities or any other group. Depending on your previous trekking experience, you may want a Climb High leader or have no ‘leader’ but sill use the help of one of our guides and/or porters. Costs for this option are available on demand but are often not a huge amount greater than joining one of our ‘fixed departures’. Please contact us with your referred dates and itinerary and we’ll give you a quote.

Additional Information

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the trek or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone:

00 (977) 1-470-1398

Alternatively, you can contact us by email at: info@climbhighhimalaya.com

Booking

To book a place on this trek, please complete the booking enquiry on our ‘Reservations’ page.

As we are a Nepali company, you will need to send your deposit by bank transfer to our bank account in Kathmandu. This is a completely safe process and may be done at any UK, European, Aus/NZ or US bank in a few minutes. Some banking websites even allow this to be done online.

Details will be sent to you once you have decided to proceed with your booking.

Equipment

Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. It is recommended that you use tried and tested kit on the trip rather than relying on brand new kit you’re not sure of.

A complete kit list is to be found on this website.

Porter Protection

Climb High is a local Nepali company and as such we treat our own people with the respect and good conditions you would expect. Many team members are from our own families and you can be assured that the treatment they receive is second to none. All insurances and porter conditions are met, and more.

 Why use Climb High?

  • Our acclimatisation schedule and trip organisation is designed to give everyone in the team the best chance of reaching base camp in great condition and feeling healthy.
  • This trek is accommodated in lodges with traditional Nepali hospitality.
  • Treks are led by highly experienced leaders plus Sherpas and porters.
  • Porter welfare is paramount to us – we are a local company and want to ensure that we take care of our own staff.
  • We are a premium Nepali trekking operator, with impeccable local contacts – any changes in plan can be dealt with far more effectively using our experience and network of local contacts.
  • Our great local contacts ensure us good deals with the best hotels for trekkers in Kathmandu.
  • We have our own modern offices in central Kathmandu in Mandala Street – Thamel’s premium street

IMPORTANT NOTE: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, please take the itinerary as a statement of intent rather than an absolute. Travel in Nepal can be dangerous, delayed and highly changeable. Weather conditions, availability of porters and the health of team members can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.

Cost

Group Size Cost
2 to 3 persons US$ 7800 per person
4 to 6 persons US$ 7400 per person
7 and above US$ 7000 per person

Includes

  • Flights Kathmandu|Lukla|Kathmandu,
  • All meals and accommodations during the trek and climb,
  • High altitude food and gas for camp 1 and 2,
  • High altitude tent for camp 1 and 2,
  • Camping equipments (two- men tent, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, mattress, kitchen equipments)
  • Trekking cum climbing guide, porters, cook, kitchen boys and yaks,
  • Insurance for climbing guide, camping staff and porters,
  • Sagarmatha National Park fees,
  • Ama Dablam climbing permit,
  • Trekking permit (TIMS),
  • Liaison officer fees,
  • Liaison officer insurance - life, medical and rescue,
  • Group climbing equipment (ropes and ice screws, snow bars),
  • Climbing Guide,
  • Walkie-talkie,
  • Satellite phone,
  • Domestic baggage 25 kg,
  • Airport |hotel transfer,
  • Wages and equipment allowances for climbing guide and staffs,
  • Equipments for staffs and porter,
  • Climb High duffle bag,
  • Rescue arrangements,
  • First-aid kit,
  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu,
  • VAT.

Excludes

  • Insurance and it should cover helicopter evacuation in case of an emergency and from Lukla if normal scheduled flights can’t fly due to weather disturbance,
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu,
  • Meals in Kathmandu,
  • Bottled mineral water,
  • Beverages (hard and soft drinks),
  • Personal trekking gear and climbing gear,
  • Tips for guides and porters,
  • other expenses in case of any natural disaster.

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