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Ama Dablam “5 peaks” Alpine mountaineering course in the Himalayas (33 days)

Join Jyamchang, IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for a unforgettable adventure in eastern Nepal. Complete this Alpine Mountaineering Course and climb five peaks including Ama Dablam!

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration33 days
Offer periodOct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup


  • Complete the Himalayan Alpine Mountaineering Course with an expert.

  • Spend more than 30 days in the amazing Himalaya range.

  • Reach the top of Ama Dablam, one of the most popular mountains in the area.


Ama Dablam (6,812 m) is a mountain of the Himalaya range, in Nepal. This mountaineering course is your chance to prepare yourself for an unforgettable adventure and reach its summit!

First climbed in 1961, Ama Dablam is popular for its soaring ridges and steep faces. Its name, meaning “Mother’s necklace”, describes its particular shape. Its hanging glacier resembles the sacred ornament box used by Sherpa Women, known as Dablam.

This 33-day adventure starts with some stunning trekking days. Then we will complete the Himalayan Alpine Mountaineering Course (HAMC). On the course, we will work on glacier climbing, anchorage, rescue systems, rope and knots, among other special abilities. Additionally, we will also learn and practice in amazing spots such as the Gokyo valley and the high mountain passes of Cho La and Khongma La.

Furthermore, we will have the opportunity to climb five peaks, including Lobuche and Chukung. After finishing the Mountaineering Course, you will have all the technical, physical and mental preparation you need to reach the summit of Ama Dablam!

During the trekking days, we will stay in “tea houses”(lodges) with great service. We will enjoy fresh cooked meals there. Then, once on the training and climbing days, we will spend the nights in tents at base camps or high camps where we will eat alpine style food.

For more information, you can check the itinerary below.

Please keep in mind that for this expedition you will need a good fitness level. You must also have some basic hiking, climbing and mountaineering experience.

So, if you are up for a once-in-a-lifetime mountaineering experience, please contact me. Let’s train and reach the top of Ama Dablam together!

I can also guide you to other summits, such as Mount Lhakpa and Cho Oyu!



Hotel, Tea houses and tents.

Meeting point

Kathmandu Airport.




Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu




Day 2: Preparation for the trek

Day 3: Flight to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2656m)

Day 4: From Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Day 5: Namche Bazar – Acclimatisation day

Day 6: From Namche Bazar to Mongla or Phortse Thanga (4040m)

Day 7: Trek to Dole (4400m) and rope work training

Day 8: Machermo (4452m) Trek

Day 9: Acclimatisation day in Machermo

Day 10: Trek to Gokyo lake (4750m)






Day 11: Hike up to Gokyo Ri (5364m)and back to Dangnak

Day 12: Trek to Zongla (4830m) and  Cho La pass (5330m)












Day 13: Hike up to High Camp of Lobuche

Day 14: Lobuche peak summit

Day 15: From Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5180m). Then hike to Kala Pathar and Everest Base Camp

Day 16: Back to Lobuche

Day 17: Crossing Khongma La pass and overnight at Chhukung



Day 18: Rest Day

Day 19: Hike to Island peak Base Camp and preparation for the summit climb



Day 20: Summit day for Island peak and back to Base Camp or Chhukung

Day 21: Back to Pangboche




Day 22: Morning Lama Visit for blessings before trekking to Ama Dablam Base Camp






Day 23: Rest Day at Base Camp

Day 24: Preparation for Ama Dablam ascent




Day 25: Camp 1

Day 26: Camp 2

Day 27: Camp 3

Day 28: Ama Dablam summit and back to Camp 2

Day 29: Back to BC

Day 30: Return to Namche



Day 31: Back To Lukla




Day 32: Return to Kathmandu



Day 33: Day 33: International departure




About the guide

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I come from the East part of Nepal, between Makalu (8,470m) and Kangchenjunga (8,586m). I am IFMGA/UIAGM fully certified since 2009. I have 20+ experience of climbing in the Himalaya. I’ve climbed Mt Everest (7 times), Mt Cho Oyu in Tibet (2 times), Mt Ama Dablam (8 times), Baruntse (2 times), Island peak (15 times), Lobuche (10 times), Pokhalde (10 times), Mera peak (10 times), Mehera peak (5 times), Chulu far east (3 times), Mt Shishapangma until camp 3, Manaslu until 7200m, and Chulu West, Lhakpa ri and other another few more times.
I also have extensive experience of climbing in Europe: France, Italy, UK and Norway (where I work for three months during the summer as a glacier guide).
I'm also a technical mountain rescue coordinator for the 8000's.
It will be my pleasure to guide you through your journey whether for trekking, peak climbing or any mountaineering expedition. Get in touch and let's discuss about the purpose of your trip.

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