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26-day expedition Ama Dablam, Nepal

Ama Dablam Expedition
Ama Dablam, Nepal
Ama Dablam

Join Phurba, an IFMGA certified guide, on this 26-day expedition to reach the summit of Ama Dablam. Discover this dazzling peak. And get some of the most breathtaking views of the Himalayas.

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26 Days

Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov




When you think about the Himalayas, it is hard to single out a peak. Even though Everest is the most famous mountain in this range, there are many other ones that are equally majestic. And Mount Ama Dablam (6812m) is one of them. Join this 26 day expedition to reach the summit of one of the most stunning peaks in this region.

Ama Dablam stands at 6,812 meters of height. And it lies in the heart of the Khumbu Valley of Nepal. Also it overlooks the Sherpa villages of Pangboche and Thyangboche, two charming and rich in cultural heritage towns on the trail to Everest Base camp. Thus, giving us the opportunity to unveil a wonderful place, and learn about the local culture.

Also known as mother’s necklace for its unique form, Ama Dablam was first climbed in 1961 via the South-Western Ridge. This path has become the standard route. And it will be the one we take to reach the top of this magical mountain.

Although this is the most used route, it still poses a significant climbing challenge. It has technical sections of snow, as well as exposed route on ice. We’ll also encounter rock at relatively high altitude. However the sceneries we’ll get as we get closer to the top of Ama Dablam will be totally rewarding. We’ll get to see Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Sishapangma, amongst other peaks.

Please note that due to the difficulty of expedition, in order to join it you must have previous experience  with fixed ropes. You should also be comfortable climbing along exposed ridgelines. So if you do and wish to join it, send me a request. It will be an amazing experience in the Himalayas!

If you are looking for a longer expedition I also guide other trips.  For example, you can check out this 45-day expedition to reach the summit of Mount Manaslu in Nepal too.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

On top of the guide fee the price includes: transfer airport-hotel- airport for domestic flights and int. flights; airfare Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu; porter age of member’s personal climbing equipment to/from Base Camp (max 45 Kg per person Ktm-BC- Ktm); transportation of food supply and equipments from Kathmandu-base camp-Kathmandu (Cargo to Lukla and by porters to base camp); full board accommodation at the lodges during trekking Lukla-base camp - Lukla; all food and fuel at base camp during expedition; single tent with mattress at base camp for each member; kitchen equipments, kitchen tent, heated dining tent, shower tent, chairs and tables at base camp; solar panel at base camp for light and charging small electronics. (for example: mobile phones, amateur digital cameras and handheld video cameras); services of cook and kitchen boy at base camp; equipment allowances, airfare, wages for base camp staffs and Liaison Officer; insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison officer and porters including heli evacuation, hospitalization, medical and life insurance; applicable national park and entrance fees; medical oxygen (1, 4 liter Poisk bottle with mask and regulator) at base camp for emergency (use of oxygen subject to charges at US$ 450 per bottle); garbage disposal charges payable to SPCC.( Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee); welcome dinner in Kathmandu. The price does not include: international flights to/from Nepal; nepal entry visa fee (it can be obtained at the airport upon arrival); meals in Kathmandu. Hotel after 4 nights stay in Kathmandu; personal climbing gears above base camp such as high altitude tents, food and fuel, climbing ropes and equipments; personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage; applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, communication equipment and commercial filming; expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone and Email, etc; applicable customs duty and import license fees for all expedition goods arriving in Nepal as air/road cargo; personal solar pack for charging heavy electronics ( laptops, professional camera batteries etc.); tips/gratitude for cooks and climbing Sherpa at the end of the trip.


Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu

Transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu

Official procedure and necessary arrangements.

Day 3: Lukla

Fly to Lukla (2860m). And trek to Phakding (2622m). Overnight in lodge

Day 4: Namche Bazar

Trek to Namche Bazar (3340m). And overnight in lodge.

Day 5: Acclimatization

Stay in Namche for acclimatization.

Day 6: Pangboche

Trek to Pangboche (3930 m).

Day 7: Ama Dablam Base Camp

Hike to reach Mt. Ama Dablam Base Camp

Day 8 to 21: Climbing period

Climbing Mount Ama Dablam (6812m).

Day 22: Namche Bazar.

Namche Bazar. And overnight in lodge.

Day 23: Lukla.

Arrival at Lukla. Then overnight in lodge.

Day 24: Flight to Kathmandu

Scheduled flight Lukla/Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Day 25: Kathmandu

Day at Kathmandu.

Day 26: Departure

Transfer to airport for international departure.




Camping and hotels

About the guide

I'm a certified NNMGA / UIAGM / IFMGA mountain guide from Nepal. I found my passion for the outdoors and climbing early in life when I was first contracted as a trekking guide for a Japanese team to Yala peak (5520m). Since then I have worked with many adventure tourism agencies and successfully summited Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Ama Dablam , Mt. Baruntse and many other peaks in Nepal. I'm fluent in German and English which allowed me to guide in the Alps several times. I have a right temperament, I'm dedicated and I have a friendly approach to lead and help the climbing teams accomplish their goals.


Nepali | German | English



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