Trekking, hiking and mountaineering in mt.Ama Dablam
Now, the season of trekking is coming closer, so are you ready to experience the hidden treasure and walk over the snow cover. Trekking in the Himalayas is some of the most amazing in the world and Himalayas offers the jaw-dropping view, chirping birds, rolling rivers and blue sky above you that you can experience. This season engages yourself in trekking, hiking, and mountaineering in Mt. Ama Dablam and makes your vacation delightful.
Ama Dablam location:
Nestled in the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal, Ama Dablam is the beautiful and charming mountain in the world, located south of the Mt Everest and Lhotse in the Khumbu region. Ama Dablam is also known as “Matterhorn of the Himalayas” and the main peak is about 6,812 meters above sea level. For the ascending the Ama Dablam, the southwest ridges are the most popular routes, the technical route with three camps above the base camp. Climbing in this route involves rock climbing, granite and the mixture of snow and rock climbing.
This appealing trip to the world’s most gorgeous mountain Ama Dablam Base camp trek offers magnificent views of Mt. Everest and mesmerizing scenery of the Ama Dablam and experiences the rich cultures of Sherpa people. Ama Dalam means” Mother Necklace” long ridges on both sides like the arm of the mother(ama) protecting her child and hanging glaciers(Dablam) like the traditional necklace worn by the Sherpa women which contain the picture of gods.
How to reach Ama Dablam Base camp?
Your arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel, take rest and in the evening you can go walking and you will be by the typical Nepali cuisine for Dinner. Overnight at hotel
Next day, Kathmandu sightseeing and the places of interest are Boudhanath, Pashupatinath Swayambhunath & Kathmandu Durbar Square. These places are the famous tourist places in Kathmandu where Boudhanath and Swayambhunath are famous for Buddhist stupas. Pashupatinath is the sacred place for Hindu religion and the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Kathmandu Durbar Square is dotted with several pagoda style Living goddess Kumari temple, Kal bhairab and Shiva Parbati Temple and was declared a world heritage site for its uniqueness.
Kathmandu to Lukla (2,827meters)
Fly to Lukla, termed as the most dangerous airport but you can witness the spectacular views of mountains, enchanting valleys. The journey from Kathmandu to Lukla total time duration is approximately 25 minutes. Then you’re actually trek starts towards Phakding.
Lukla to Phakding trekking
From Lukla descend towards the wide trail of the northwest to the village of Choblung along the Dudh Kosi river valley. The valley is dotted with alluring pine and rhododendron forest and the trekking trail is easy, following the course of the river and passing the village of Ghat. The walking style is little downhill and becomes flat way along the Dudh Kosi River. Then the Phakding village will be front of you, where you need to accommodate for one night.
Phakding is the small alluring village and it is the first step to your trek and many things in this trek will surprise you while making you feel close to nature. The village provides chill and pleasant weather and the village has peace and fresh ambiance that give you the strength for the further trekking.
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,535m)
From Phakding walk uphill to the busy trail, trek beside the Dudh Kosi with the beautiful scenery of alpines. After crossing the Dudh Kosi to the western bank of Jorsale prior and trek through the entrance of the National Park. Then you have to climb uphill to reach the Namchee Bazaar and after crossing the large suspension bridge. Again climbing, the route takes you to the pine trees and then you see the horse-shoe shaped bowl structure village of Namche Bazaar. Stay at the heart of the town.
Trek to Namche Bazaar is one of the best, easy and comfortable trekking and the trek is best for the fresh trekkers. Namche is a famous village and the village is the home of various flora and fauna. The village offers the unique culture of Sherpa people and their tradition.
Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar
Namche is the idle place to spend a rest day for acclimatization before leading to the higher altitude. For the acclimatization you can walk uphill to Khunde Hospital set up by Sir Edmund Hillary or you can walk up to the Syanboche(3,800m) where it offers the panoramic view of Mt.Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kusum Kangaru. You can also explore the National Park and Museum.
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche trek (3,350m)
From Namche to Tengboche trek the time takes about 5 hours but some of the trekkers take a long time to reach. When you leave the Namche Village the trail is uphill and ridges, level mountain path you witness the outstanding views of Thamserku, Kantega and Kusum Kangrib. Then you leave the mountain path and descent to the gentle path and enter into the Gokyo. You have climb long to reach Tengboche the first half is a little steep and as you climb to the forest region then you can see the amazing scenic views. Climbing may continue until you see the stone gate built by the lamas is the entrance of the Tengboche village and you can prefer a lodge, hotel or you can go camping.
Tengboche is the charming village in the Khumbu Region of Nepal and the famous trekking trail for Ama Dablam Base camp and the Mt Everest Base camp. The village is dotted by the significant Buddhist monastery known as Tengboche monastery was built in 1923. Tengboche offers the panoramic views of Himalayan ranges and the village is flourished by the Sherpa Community.
Tengboche to Dingboche trek (4,350m)
This trek holds the amazing view and the exploring the various monasteries and the charming villages on its way. The route of Dingboche is downhill and after 20 minutes of walking, the Dingboche Village started appearing and after you reach takes rest and overnight in the village lodge.
Dingboche to Ama Dablam Base camp (4,350m)
now, you are ascending towards the Ama Dablam Base camp and you have to climb uphill and while you trudging uphill you can see the huge mountain which is Ama Dablam standing in front of you. As you reach Ama Dablam Base camp you can see the field covered by colorful camps. So, for the further climb you should have rock climbing and snow walking experience then only you can challenge the summit of the Ama Dablam.
Take rest and acclimatization for the further climb. Before climbing the summit of Ama Dablam explores the Ama Dablam Base camp and there are so many trekkers and climber who are interested to climb the summit of Ama Dablam just like you and can interact with them
Camp 1 to camp 2
Camp 1 is settled at the laps of the SW ridge and you may leave the camp 1, you should clip into the fixed ropes. At the first half the trail leads rocky terraces and snowy ledges, then there are granite slabs to cross.Before reaching camp 2 there is a yellow tower must be climb and this gets some technical crux of the entire route. Climbing is extremely enjoyable but it becomes tough due to the high altitude.
Camp 2 to Camp 2.9
In camp 2 the real challenge began, but the climbing is good and crossing the Grey tower provide quite a difficulty, Walking on the easy snow and ice then trail leads to the” Mushroom Ridge”. Here you can face more obstacles and after crossing all the difficulties then soon you reach narrow snow shelves that lead to the camp 2.9.
Summit of Ama Dablam
After 2 to 3 hours of ascending the fixed rope leads to the summit of the Ama Dablam. The summit of the Ama Dablam will be truly amazing and offers an outstanding viewpoint and descend back to the base camp and overnight at base camp.
Trek back to Deboche followed by the Namche, Lukla, and flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel and next day back to your home.
From this blog, you get information of Mt Ama Dablam and I hope it will be helpful for you to plan for trekking, hiking mountaineering in Mt. Ama Dablam.
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