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.
Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
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.
- Guiding fee
- Transportation start and back
- Transport during the trip
- Luggage transfer
- Group porters
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.
Transfer to your hotel.
Official procedure and necessary arrangements.
Fly to Lukla (2860m). And trek to Phakding (2622m). Overnight in lodge
Trek to Namche Bazar (3340m). And overnight in lodge.
Stay in Namche for acclimatization.
Trek to Pangboche (3930 m).
Hike to reach Mt. Ama Dablam Base Camp
Climbing Mount Ama Dablam (6812m).
Namche Bazar. And overnight in lodge.
Arrival at Lukla. Then overnight in lodge.
Scheduled flight Lukla/Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day at Kathmandu.
Transfer to airport for international departure.
Camping and hotels
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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