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25-day Ama Dablam Climb (6,812m) from Kathmandu in Nepal

Ama Dablam ascent expedition

Reach the summit of the beautiful Ama Dablam mountain in the Nepalese Himalayas, with this 25-day trip, starting from Kathmandu, along IFMGA-certified guide Vinayak.



25 Days

Apr, May, Sep, Oct




* Climb one of the most beautiful summits in the world

* Get a good acclimatization to altitude with a 25-day program

* The ascent involves technical rock, snow and ice climbing


Ama Dablam is a majestic pyramid-shaped peak in the Himalayan mountain range of eastern Nepal, lying at 6,812 meters. Its unique beauty and pure exposure on its flanks make it one of the most beautiful mountains in the world.

Climbing Ama Dablam is a challenging mountaineering experience, due to its technical difficulties and altitude. Even Everest veterans have problems with the technical challenges encountered on the crux pitches of this climb. Ama Dablam is the third most popular peak for authorized expeditions in Nepal. The most common route to the top is by far the south-west ridge.

This program is designed for you to get a good acclimatisation before attempting the summit.We also have a few reserve days, in case of bad weather or difficult conditions during the ascent.

This ascent combines great treks with technical rock, snow and ice climbing, so you need to have solid rock-climbing, mountaineering and cramponing skills in order to join this ascent expedition.

We will meet in Kathmandu, and after arranging some formalities and checking equipment, we will fly to Lukla on the third day. On the next day, we will trek to Namche Bazaar, until we reach Ama Dablam Base Camp on the sixth day.

We will have some mountaineering training before we reach Camp I. Climbers usually set up three camps along the ridge -Base Camp/ Camp I/ Camp II . On Day 15 we plan to attempt Ama Dablam summit. You will be amazed by breathtaking views from the top of this stunning mountain in the Nepalese Himalayas. You can check the day-by-day itinerary below

A liaison officer and a climbing permit are mandatory to attempt Ama Dablam summit, but we will take care of everything, permits and ascent organisation, from porters and Sherpas, to food, flights and accommodation.

If you want to climb this impressive peak in the Himalayas, just contact me and book your trip! Come experience an unforgettable experience and reach the summit of Ama Dablam.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Local flights

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Personal porters

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

Price Includes:

Arrival & Departure: Airport transfer-Airport/Hotel/Airport - Accommodation: 4 nights at a 4* Hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast Basis-Double Room -

Domestic Transportation: Kathmandu/Lukla/ Kathmandu - Permits: Ama Dablam expedition permit, National park & TIMS permit

- Waste Management: Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit Fees

- Fooding & Lodging: 3 meals a day while Trekking & at Basecamp for members & Staffs

- Cargo Clearance: International Air cargo clearance of Member's Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes

- Liaison Officer: 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary, and accommodation.

- Base Camp Staff: Base camp Cook & Kitchen Assistant

- Porters: Porters per member up to Base camp & back from Basecamp

- Staff's Remuneration and Allowances: All Nepali staffs' & porters' daily wages, equipment, food & clothing

Insurance: All Staff's Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance

- Member Luggage: 40 Kg per member for personal baggage

- Base Tent: VE25 North face or Kaila's tents for base camp per member

- Base equipment : Base camp foam mattresses, dining, Kitchen, Toilet & Store tents, hot shower, Tables & chairs & Cooking gears

- Heater: Heater for base camp at each Dining and other necessary camps

- Light: 1 Solar panel for charging battery and lighting at base camp

- Dinner: 1 Farewell Dinner at a tourist-standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Nepalese Staff

- High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 Climbing Sherpa per member

- High camp service: Essential cooking gas, cooking utensils, high altitude Sherpa, high altitude tent, high food and fixing gear // The price does not include: Air Fare: International flights to/from Kathmandu -

Nepal entry Visa fee -

Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu Hotel stay and hotel cost for more than 4 nights in Kathmandu -

Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from the expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary -

Insurance :Travel and High Altitude Insurance /Accident/Medical/emergency evacuation -

Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, Personal equipment and shopping

Sherpa summit Bonus & Tips: Please set aside some tips -

Rescue Evacuation: Emergency rescue evacuation cost, if needed and all other expenses of personal nature

No Bottle Beverages -

Any other item not listed in "price includes" section.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to the hotel (1,300m)

Day 2: Welcome briefing - Gear check and official formalities in Kathmandu

Day 3: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,800m)

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

Day 5: Rest in Namche - Acclimatisation hike

Day 6: Trek to Ama Dablam base camp (4,450m)

Day 7: Rest day at Basecamp - Acclimatisation hike

Day 8: Training Day - Fixed Lines / Traverse / Summarizing the techniques

Day 9: Climb to Camp 1

Day 10: Climb 1 to Camp 2 - Descend back to Camp 1

Day 11: Trek from Camp 1 back to Base Camp

Day 12 to 13: Rest Days

Day 14: Base Camp - Climb to Camp 1 - Rest for a few hours and climb to Camp 2

Day 15: Climb to Ama Dablam Summit (6, 812m) - Back to Camp 1

Day 16: Camp 1 to Base Camp

Day 17 to 20: Reserve Days

Day 21: Base Camp to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

Day 22: Trek to Lukla

Day 23: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel

Day 24: Rest day in Kathmandu

Day 25: Return to home country



More info

Min. Altitude: -› (1400m./4593ft.) Max. Altitude: -› (6812m./22349ft.)

Contact us for a complete equipment list

Meeting point

Kathmandu Airport

About the guide

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Vinayak Jaya

Mountain Guide

Certified by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA/UIAGM), I have had an intimate relationship with the Himalayas since growing up in a farming family in the foothills of the Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountain ranges of mid-western Nepal.

Beginning as a porter, self-motivation and personal initiative led me to become a trekking guide before pursuing my IFMGA certification. I have since become a Mountain Leader Instructor, Examiner and am trained in Helicopter Long Line Rescue.

Excelling as a high altitude freelance guide with strength as a technical climber, I have led successful expeditions on Everest (8 848 m), Lhotse (8 516 m), Manaslu (8 156 m), Ama Dablam (6 812 m) and an abundance of other Himalayan peaks.

Beyond the borders of Nepal, I have experience climbing in the European Alps as well as India where I am a member and volunteer instructor with the International Federation for Climbing and Mountaineering.

More than a decade of mountaineering experience has allowed me to hone my skills of leadership, teamwork, communication and managing adversity on the mountain. Safety is my utmost priority, as such, given itineraries reflect optimal conditions and health.


Nepali | Hindi | English



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