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Ama Dablam Expedition

  • Region: Khumbu Region, Nepal

  • Duration: 22 Days

  • Grade: Extreme

  • Max Altitude: 6812m/22,350ft

  • Best Season: Apr-May & Oct-Nov

 

Ama Dablam is one of the most stunning mountains located in the Himalayan range of Eastern Nepal. The main peak is 6,812 meters (22,350 ft), the lower western peak is 6,170 meters (20,243 ft). Ama Dablam means "Mother's necklace"; the long ridges on each side like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the Dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women. For its soaring ridges and steep faces, Ama Dablam is sometimes referred to as the Matterhorn of the Himalayas.

 

We follow the original line of ascent via the southwest ridge, which is technically challenging under normal conditions with enough rock, snow, and ice to make it a difficult climb. The best time for this expedition is in the late autumn season when the weather is cold but also fairly predictable. Early spring is also possible. Our expert Sherpa climbing team provides extraordinary technical support for the climbers.

 

Challenging climbing begins to the southwest ridge from base camp - over boulder fields, slabs, cairns, and gullies to reach Camp 1 at 5700 meters. From Camp I, we follow the east side of the ridge and continue our climb on narrow crests and traverses until we are able to climb onto the west side of the ridge. The short section of the hardest pitch leads to Camp II that is in a very narrow space for camping. We continue climbing the ridge to the challenging traverse eastward. This route leads to the gully between the Grey Tower and other rocky structures to reach our Ama Dablam expedition Camp III. We start our climb and summit push from Camp IIl following the southwest ridge to the summit crossing many obvious and deep crevasses. The summit rewards you with breath-taking and panoramic mountain views.

 

ITINERARY

Ama Dablam Expedition Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive at Kathmandu (1400m/4590ft). Rest and overnight in the hotel

 

Day 02 - Kathmandu Official procedures and Expedition Arrangements

 

Day 03 - Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m/9383ft).Trek to Phakding (2610m/8560ft)

 

Day 04 - Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar ( 3440m/11290ft)

 

Day 05 - Namche Bazaar – Acclimatization and rest day

 

Day 06 - Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3870m/12700ft)

 

Day 07 - Trek from Tengboche to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600m/15,088ft)

 

Day 08 - 18 - Mount Ama Dablam Climbing and Summit Period (6812m/22,350ft). Establish 3 Camps – Camp 1, Camp 2 and Camp 3

 

Day 19 - Trek from Ama Dablam Base Camp to Namche Bazar (3440m/11290ft)

 

Day 20 - Trek from Namche Bazar to Phakding to Lukla (2860m/9383ft)

 

Day 21 - Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. Overnight in the hotel

 

Day 22 - Depart from Kathmandu

 

COST TERM

Ama Dablam Climbing Cost

Cost Inclusions

  1. Flights

  • Roundtrip airfare between Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu for members

  • Transportation of members personal luggage by flight

  1. Transfers

  • All Airport transfers during the trip as per Itinerary (Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport) Pick up and Drop

  • All ground transportation in comfortable private vehicle

  • Transportation of staffs, food supplies and equipment from Kathmandu to Lukla (Air Cargo/Vehicle) and Lukla to Base Camp (Porter/Yak)

  1. Accommodations

  • All hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis – twin sharing

  • All Accommodation while trekking in the best mountain lodges

  • High-quality individual tents in the base camp for all climbers

  • High Altitude Tents for all high camps (C1, C2 & C3)

  1. Food

  • Full board meals during the trek up to base camp in tea houses/lodges (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

  • Nutritious and Full board meals (B/L/D, with coffee & tea) in well managed and hygienic base camp set up for climbers

  • High altitude food in all higher camps for members, Sherpas and entire crew

  • Energy Food Supplies / Nutritional Snack bars

  1. Base Camp Services

  • Foam Mattress, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Shower tent, Store tents; individual tents for Members; Sherpa and entire crew accommodation

  • Dining tent with heater for central heating for group

  • Tables and chairs at base camp

  • All cooking equipment and necessary items

  • Solar Panel for battery charging and light  

  • Experienced and well-trained Base camp staff, cook & support staff for group

  1. High Camp Services

  • High altitude tents for each member

  • EPI Gas and burner, packed food and cooking pots

  • Oxygen Cylinder, Mask and Regulator for members (on request only)

  1. Permit

  • Expedition Royalty and Nepal Govt Permit for climbing the peak

  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit

  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System)

  • Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipal entry permit

  1. Porters / Yaks

  • Members personal luggage will be transported by Porters / Yaks

  • Services from Lukla up to Base Camp and while on Return

  • Maximum weight should be up to 50 kgs per member

  1. Climbing Sherpa

  • Experienced and professional climbing Sherpa (1 Climber : 1 Sherpa) to maximize the chance of summit of each individual climber

  • Food, clothing, personal equipment, accommodation & salary of all climbing Sherpas on the team

  • Route fixing charges

  1. Communication

  • Satellite phone carried by Sherpa and available for use by climbers in case of emergency (pay calls)

  • Walkie talkies for communicating between base camp and high camps. Necessary permit for the same

  • Necessary permit for the above for all climbers and Sherpa

  1. Technical team – A team of well experienced Sherpas for Rope fixing and opening the route for climbing

  2. Group Climbing Gears  Fixed and Dynamic ropes, snow bar, all group climbing / mountaineering equipment supplies

  3. Technical Skills Training at the base camp for Ladder Crossing Technique, Ice Wall Climbing, Jumar Ascending and Descending techniques by professional climbing guides

  4. Liaison Officer certified by the Government along with his Equipment, Food & Accommodation, Salary allowances

  1. Weather forecast Report after basecamp & during the climbing period

  2. Garbage Deposit Fees and required Garbage management

  3. Insurance Emergency rescue and medical Insurance of all staff members

  4. Staff costs including their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, equipment, food and accommodation

  5. Welcome Dinner & Farewell Dinner with the Protrek Team in Kathmandu

  6. Protrek Adventure’s Trekking bag/duffle bag, t-shirt and Trekking map are yours to take

  7. Certificate of Achievement issued by MoCTCA on successful completion of the expedition

  8. Gamma Bag / Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) in case of emergency for the members

  9. Medical - A comprehensive First Aid Medical Kit

  10. Oxygen Cylinder bottles available in the base camp in case of emergencies 

 

Cost Exclusions

  1. International Flights – Airfare from and to Kathmandu

  2. Personal Expenses – Telephone Calls, Internet, Laundry, Hot shower, Battery recharge, Alcoholic beverages, Personal clothing, trekking and climbing gears, Camera and Drone Permit Fee

  3. Additional Stays – Additional Hotel stays in case of Early arrivals, departures and arrival in Kathmandu before the scheduled date as per our Itinerary

  4. Cargo Clearance  Members personal luggage clearance in international cargo

  5. Nepal Visa fee USD 60$ per person for 30 days. 60 days fee USD120$

  6. Insurance – Medical insurance, Accident cover, Emergency evacuation, high altitude rescue, other medical emergency expenses

  7. Oxygen Cylinder, Regulator and Mask available in the Base Camp (chargeable) 

  8. Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpas 

  9. Tips and Gratitude for Base Camp Staff and support staff

  10. Any other items not mentioned under the head ‘Cost Inclusions’

 

Registering for Ama Dablam Expedition

Eligibility: Is this Expedition suitable for me?

Ama Dablam Expedition is graded as a challenging climb. This expedition helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude climbs should not be underestimated, and the members should approach the expedition with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the expedition. Previous high-altitude climbing experience is mandatory to sign up for the Ama Dablam Expedition. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Ama Dablam Expedition successfully. Happy Climbing! 

 

Expedition Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 30%

We suggest that you book your Ama Dablam Expedition at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at info@protrekadventure.com so that we can follow up efficiently.

 

COVID-19 Full Travel Credits

After confirmation of the trip, if you cannot travel on the booked dates due to the COVID-19 travel restriction, you can postpone the trip to a future date whichever seems safe and suitable for you. You can choose any departure date that is convenient for you and we will offer a Full Travel Credit without applying any charge. Travel Credits can be redeemed on any trip which departs within 1 year of the original departure date. It cannot be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent. Travel credit can be transferred once to a friend or family member to be used against a new booking. The transfer is subject to our approval prior to the creation of the new booking.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Ama Dablam Expedition, please e-mail us at info@protrekadventure.com

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

 

Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek—90% refund
Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek—50% refund
Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek—no cash refund

 

HOW TO REACH

Ama Dablam Expedition

Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with beautiful Newari architecture, centuries-old Hindu, and Buddhist religious places along with dedicated tourist-friendly hotel accommodations and restaurants. Visiting Kathmandu is like stepping into a different world, and everyone should experience it at least once in their lifetime.

 

Referencehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathmandu

 

TREK ESSENTIAL


6000M EQUIPMENT LIST

HEADWEAR & EYEWEAR UPPER BODY
Sun Cap Thermal Wear
Balaclava Mid Weight Trek Top
Fleece Cap Heavy Weight Trek Top
Head Buff Fleece Jacket
Neck Gaiter Gore-Tex Jacket
Sun Glasses (UV Protection) Down Jacket
Glacier Glasses (UV Protection) Trekking T-Shirts
LOWER BODY PERSONAL EQUIPMENT
Thermal Wear Down Sleeping Bag (-20°C for Base Camp)
Mid Weight Trek Pants Thermarest Mattress Inflatable
Heavy Weight Trek Pants Headlamp (with Rechargeable Batteries)
Gore-Tex Pants Trekking Pole
TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT HANDS AND FEET
Helmet Fleece Gloves
Crampon Wind Stopper Gloves 
Ice Axe Heavy Gloves (Mitten)
Harness Summit Boot (Millet/ Lasportiva/ Kailash)
ATC Device (Descender) Trekking Shoes
Jumar (Ascender) Trekking Socks
Carabiner Summit Socks
Prusik Loops Base Camp Flipflop
BAG PACKS TRAVEL DOCUMENT
Rucksack (45 - 55 Ltr) Valid Passport
Day Pack (30 - 40 Ltr) PP Size Photo (2 Copies)
Duffle Bag (Optional) Insurance Paper
Water Proof Stuff Sack Contact Address
MEDICAL  EATING & DRINKING
Brufen / Combiflam Energy Bar / Snacks
Paracetamol Water Bottle
Antibiotics Thermos
Handy Plast Mug
Crepe Bandage Spoon / Fork 
Iodine Tincture Bowl / Lunch box 
MISCELLANEOUS TOILETRIES
Lip Balm Hand Disinfectant
Sunscreen Wet Tissue
Moisturizer Tooth Paste
Quick Dry Towel Tooth Brush
Power Bank Soap
Pocket Knife Shampoo
Poncho / Umbrella Garbage Bag

 

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Term
  • How to reach
  • Trek Essential
  • Fitness

Ama Dablam Expedition

  • Region: Khumbu Region, Nepal

  • Duration: 22 Days

  • Grade: Extreme

  • Max Altitude: 6812m/22,350ft

  • Best Season: Apr-May & Oct-Nov

 

Ama Dablam is one of the most stunning mountains located in the Himalayan range of Eastern Nepal. The main peak is 6,812 meters (22,350 ft), the lower western peak is 6,170 meters (20,243 ft). Ama Dablam means "Mother's necklace"; the long ridges on each side like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the Dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women. For its soaring ridges and steep faces, Ama Dablam is sometimes referred to as the Matterhorn of the Himalayas.

 

We follow the original line of ascent via the southwest ridge, which is technically challenging under normal conditions with enough rock, snow, and ice to make it a difficult climb. The best time for this expedition is in the late autumn season when the weather is cold but also fairly predictable. Early spring is also possible. Our expert Sherpa climbing team provides extraordinary technical support for the climbers.

 

Challenging climbing begins to the southwest ridge from base camp - over boulder fields, slabs, cairns, and gullies to reach Camp 1 at 5700 meters. From Camp I, we follow the east side of the ridge and continue our climb on narrow crests and traverses until we are able to climb onto the west side of the ridge. The short section of the hardest pitch leads to Camp II that is in a very narrow space for camping. We continue climbing the ridge to the challenging traverse eastward. This route leads to the gully between the Grey Tower and other rocky structures to reach our Ama Dablam expedition Camp III. We start our climb and summit push from Camp IIl following the southwest ridge to the summit crossing many obvious and deep crevasses. The summit rewards you with breath-taking and panoramic mountain views.

 

Ama Dablam Expedition Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive at Kathmandu (1400m/4590ft). Rest and overnight in the hotel

 

Day 02 - Kathmandu Official procedures and Expedition Arrangements

 

Day 03 - Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m/9383ft).Trek to Phakding (2610m/8560ft)

 

Day 04 - Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar ( 3440m/11290ft)

 

Day 05 - Namche Bazaar – Acclimatization and rest day

 

Day 06 - Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3870m/12700ft)

 

Day 07 - Trek from Tengboche to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600m/15,088ft)

 

Day 08 - 18 - Mount Ama Dablam Climbing and Summit Period (6812m/22,350ft). Establish 3 Camps – Camp 1, Camp 2 and Camp 3

 

Day 19 - Trek from Ama Dablam Base Camp to Namche Bazar (3440m/11290ft)

 

Day 20 - Trek from Namche Bazar to Phakding to Lukla (2860m/9383ft)

 

Day 21 - Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. Overnight in the hotel

 

Day 22 - Depart from Kathmandu

 

Ama Dablam Climbing Cost

Cost Inclusions

  1. Flights

  • Roundtrip airfare between Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu for members

  • Transportation of members personal luggage by flight

  1. Transfers

  • All Airport transfers during the trip as per Itinerary (Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport) Pick up and Drop

  • All ground transportation in comfortable private vehicle

  • Transportation of staffs, food supplies and equipment from Kathmandu to Lukla (Air Cargo/Vehicle) and Lukla to Base Camp (Porter/Yak)

  1. Accommodations

  • All hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis – twin sharing

  • All Accommodation while trekking in the best mountain lodges

  • High-quality individual tents in the base camp for all climbers

  • High Altitude Tents for all high camps (C1, C2 & C3)

  1. Food

  • Full board meals during the trek up to base camp in tea houses/lodges (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

  • Nutritious and Full board meals (B/L/D, with coffee & tea) in well managed and hygienic base camp set up for climbers

  • High altitude food in all higher camps for members, Sherpas and entire crew

  • Energy Food Supplies / Nutritional Snack bars

  1. Base Camp Services

  • Foam Mattress, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Shower tent, Store tents; individual tents for Members; Sherpa and entire crew accommodation

  • Dining tent with heater for central heating for group

  • Tables and chairs at base camp

  • All cooking equipment and necessary items

  • Solar Panel for battery charging and light  

  • Experienced and well-trained Base camp staff, cook & support staff for group

  1. High Camp Services

  • High altitude tents for each member

  • EPI Gas and burner, packed food and cooking pots

  • Oxygen Cylinder, Mask and Regulator for members (on request only)

  1. Permit

  • Expedition Royalty and Nepal Govt Permit for climbing the peak

  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit

  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System)

  • Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipal entry permit

  1. Porters / Yaks

  • Members personal luggage will be transported by Porters / Yaks

  • Services from Lukla up to Base Camp and while on Return

  • Maximum weight should be up to 50 kgs per member

  1. Climbing Sherpa

  • Experienced and professional climbing Sherpa (1 Climber : 1 Sherpa) to maximize the chance of summit of each individual climber

  • Food, clothing, personal equipment, accommodation & salary of all climbing Sherpas on the team

  • Route fixing charges

  1. Communication

  • Satellite phone carried by Sherpa and available for use by climbers in case of emergency (pay calls)

  • Walkie talkies for communicating between base camp and high camps. Necessary permit for the same

  • Necessary permit for the above for all climbers and Sherpa

  1. Technical team – A team of well experienced Sherpas for Rope fixing and opening the route for climbing

  2. Group Climbing Gears  Fixed and Dynamic ropes, snow bar, all group climbing / mountaineering equipment supplies

  3. Technical Skills Training at the base camp for Ladder Crossing Technique, Ice Wall Climbing, Jumar Ascending and Descending techniques by professional climbing guides

  4. Liaison Officer certified by the Government along with his Equipment, Food & Accommodation, Salary allowances

  1. Weather forecast Report after basecamp & during the climbing period

  2. Garbage Deposit Fees and required Garbage management

  3. Insurance Emergency rescue and medical Insurance of all staff members

  4. Staff costs including their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, equipment, food and accommodation

  5. Welcome Dinner & Farewell Dinner with the Protrek Team in Kathmandu

  6. Protrek Adventure’s Trekking bag/duffle bag, t-shirt and Trekking map are yours to take

  7. Certificate of Achievement issued by MoCTCA on successful completion of the expedition

  8. Gamma Bag / Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) in case of emergency for the members

  9. Medical - A comprehensive First Aid Medical Kit

  10. Oxygen Cylinder bottles available in the base camp in case of emergencies 

 

Cost Exclusions

  1. International Flights – Airfare from and to Kathmandu

  2. Personal Expenses – Telephone Calls, Internet, Laundry, Hot shower, Battery recharge, Alcoholic beverages, Personal clothing, trekking and climbing gears, Camera and Drone Permit Fee

  3. Additional Stays – Additional Hotel stays in case of Early arrivals, departures and arrival in Kathmandu before the scheduled date as per our Itinerary

  4. Cargo Clearance  Members personal luggage clearance in international cargo

  5. Nepal Visa fee USD 60$ per person for 30 days. 60 days fee USD120$

  6. Insurance – Medical insurance, Accident cover, Emergency evacuation, high altitude rescue, other medical emergency expenses

  7. Oxygen Cylinder, Regulator and Mask available in the Base Camp (chargeable) 

  8. Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpas 

  9. Tips and Gratitude for Base Camp Staff and support staff

  10. Any other items not mentioned under the head ‘Cost Inclusions’

 

Registering for Ama Dablam Expedition

Eligibility: Is this Expedition suitable for me?

Ama Dablam Expedition is graded as a challenging climb. This expedition helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude climbs should not be underestimated, and the members should approach the expedition with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the expedition. Previous high-altitude climbing experience is mandatory to sign up for the Ama Dablam Expedition. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Ama Dablam Expedition successfully. Happy Climbing! 

 

Expedition Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 30%

We suggest that you book your Ama Dablam Expedition at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at info@protrekadventure.com so that we can follow up efficiently.

 

COVID-19 Full Travel Credits

After confirmation of the trip, if you cannot travel on the booked dates due to the COVID-19 travel restriction, you can postpone the trip to a future date whichever seems safe and suitable for you. You can choose any departure date that is convenient for you and we will offer a Full Travel Credit without applying any charge. Travel Credits can be redeemed on any trip which departs within 1 year of the original departure date. It cannot be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent. Travel credit can be transferred once to a friend or family member to be used against a new booking. The transfer is subject to our approval prior to the creation of the new booking.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Ama Dablam Expedition, please e-mail us at info@protrekadventure.com

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

 

Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek—90% refund
Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek—50% refund
Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek—no cash refund

 

Ama Dablam Expedition

Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with beautiful Newari architecture, centuries-old Hindu, and Buddhist religious places along with dedicated tourist-friendly hotel accommodations and restaurants. Visiting Kathmandu is like stepping into a different world, and everyone should experience it at least once in their lifetime.

 

Referencehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathmandu

 


6000M EQUIPMENT LIST

HEADWEAR & EYEWEAR UPPER BODY
Sun Cap Thermal Wear
Balaclava Mid Weight Trek Top
Fleece Cap Heavy Weight Trek Top
Head Buff Fleece Jacket
Neck Gaiter Gore-Tex Jacket
Sun Glasses (UV Protection) Down Jacket
Glacier Glasses (UV Protection) Trekking T-Shirts
LOWER BODY PERSONAL EQUIPMENT
Thermal Wear Down Sleeping Bag (-20°C for Base Camp)
Mid Weight Trek Pants Thermarest Mattress Inflatable
Heavy Weight Trek Pants Headlamp (with Rechargeable Batteries)
Gore-Tex Pants Trekking Pole
TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT HANDS AND FEET
Helmet Fleece Gloves
Crampon Wind Stopper Gloves 
Ice Axe Heavy Gloves (Mitten)
Harness Summit Boot (Millet/ Lasportiva/ Kailash)
ATC Device (Descender) Trekking Shoes
Jumar (Ascender) Trekking Socks
Carabiner Summit Socks
Prusik Loops Base Camp Flipflop
BAG PACKS TRAVEL DOCUMENT
Rucksack (45 - 55 Ltr) Valid Passport
Day Pack (30 - 40 Ltr) PP Size Photo (2 Copies)
Duffle Bag (Optional) Insurance Paper
Water Proof Stuff Sack Contact Address
MEDICAL  EATING & DRINKING
Brufen / Combiflam Energy Bar / Snacks
Paracetamol Water Bottle
Antibiotics Thermos
Handy Plast Mug
Crepe Bandage Spoon / Fork 
Iodine Tincture Bowl / Lunch box 
MISCELLANEOUS TOILETRIES
Lip Balm Hand Disinfectant
Sunscreen Wet Tissue
Moisturizer Tooth Paste
Quick Dry Towel Tooth Brush
Power Bank Soap
Pocket Knife Shampoo
Poncho / Umbrella Garbage Bag

 

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