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

Ama Dablam
Ama Dablam

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!

Group

Himalaya

33 Days

Oct, Nov

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • 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.

Description

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!

Itinerary

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

 

 

 

 

Details

Accommodation

Hotel, Tea houses and tents.

Meeting point

Kathmandu Airport.

About the guide

Hi! I'm Jyamchang, IFMGA/NNMGA certified mountain guide. I work together with a team of certified and professional mountain and trekking guides. If I'm not available to guide you, one of my colleagues will take great care of you.

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.

Languages

Nepali | English

Certificates

NNMGA | IFMGA

Residence

Kathmandu


Deal opportunities

Join an existing group and pay much less

Oct 22, 2022 - Nov 03, 2022

USD 6964 per traveller


What people are saying about Jyamchang Bhote Guiding Team

Robbert Roodsant

5.00

May, 2022

Beautiful trip and climb to Merapeak. Excellent guide!

Marius P.

5.00

November, 2021

I had Jyamchang as a guide for two expeditions, Himlung Himal in 2020 and Everest in 2021. Both were successful and it was great going on the mountain with him. I really appreciated his dedication and continuous care for the clients, together with his pride in maintaining a good level of service and the eagerness to succeed that got us to the summits.

Mark Templer

5.00

July, 2021

Mr. Jyamchang Bhote was amazing. Very skilled and very patient. Had all the equipment we needed. Great spot for training. Definitely worth the money.

Neil Hershman

5.00

May, 2021

Jyamchang is an excellent guide with western leadership experience but local Sherpa values. He always prioritizes safety and I trust his decision making during critical moments. He’s become a friend over the course of our many climbs together and I highly recommend him and his local company High Himalayan!

Franz Eder

5.00

April, 2021

I would like to add that the outfit high Himalayan was very professional in handling logistics and also integrating its porters and guide into the trip and making it a group experience.There team went out off there way to make sure everyone made it to there destination in the evening and was save. Great job and will be looking forward to do another trip with them.

Manne Jimenez

5.00

November, 2018

Really nice company very good logistic and well organized with a really professional and friendly UIAGM mountain guide. Super thankful to high Himalayan climbing expedition pvt.ltda. for the first successfully alpine climb expedition to Ama Dablam in this autumn 2018, cheers mate!

Martin

5.00

October, 2018

After a year and a half of planning, a new attempt was made on Ama Dablam. This time a third person joined the climbing party. Acclimatisation on Lobuche gave us a foretaste of what the numerous pitches on Ama Dablam's steep terminal slopes would feel like. Good weather conditions and a swift Alpine style climb to C1, C2 and finally the summit concluded this project. Thank you so much Jyamchang for guiding us up there! The timing of the climb (before Autumn's commercial expeditions), choice of porters and additional logistics were once again very professional.

Ina Charlotte

5.00

August, 2018

This company made my trip to Nepal and Himalaya to a great and memorable journey! The guide is professional, friendly and everything was well organized. I went to Himalayan Alpine Mountaineering course who is a great way to experience both trekking and climbing in Himalaya.

Caleb Hans Zimmerman

5.00

July, 2018

I give High Himalayan and Jyamchang my highest recommendation. Jyamchang is everything you want out of a guide -- knowledgable, thoughtful, driven, and careful. He has a genuine love for climbing and works hard to keep costs low for his expeditions and his clients. You cannot go wrong with Jyamchang and his team.

Eva Bjørkeng

5.00

May, 2018

These guides are professional and really friendly. They do their best to make you trip special and memorable. I would trust them to take care of me if something happened. At our hike in the Everest region they managed to solve every small and larger problems that showed up. If I ever go back these are the people I would have with me again.

Lene Kristin Mo

5.00

May, 2018

Professional, competent and friendly guide who always takes great care of the clients. We were a group trekking and climbing during 21 days in the Everest region with the company. We were a group of friends who all knew the guide on beforehand, and knew how good he is at his work. We were very pleased with the experience we had. I can recommend the company for everyone who wants a great experience in the Himalayas.

Siham et Noémie

5.00

October, 2017

Excellent guide, à la fois attentionné et motivant. Il a su s'adapter à notre rythme tout en nous stimulant suffisamment pour qu'on atteigne nos objectifs quotidiens. Il nous faisait un briefing journalier avec le programme du lendemain et ses difficultés éventuelles et une vérification de notre adaptation à l'altitude (pouls, saturation en oxygène). Dès le premier jour, il a tout pris en charge tant du point de vue de l'organisation des transports que des hôtels sans faux pas.

Martin

5.00

May, 2017

As some famous mountaineer once said about his Sherpa climbing partner, Jyamchang belongs to a new generation of Nepali guides who really love to climb. For them, mountaineering isn’t just about business. And that’s the reason why we got along very well whilst attempting the ascent of Ama Dablam in April 2017. We were lucky enough to be able to meet beforehand in Chamonix for a thorough check-up of the equipment and a briefing on the various logistics. I found him to be that kind of straight-to-the-point, smiling and organized person I was hoping to have as a guide and partner for an ambitious climb above 6000 meters, which I had only performed once before (on Island Peak). We met at the airport in Kathmandu and joined a good friend of mine and his trekking guide, who accompanied us during the acclimatization trip across the 3 passes and on to EBC. This gave us plenty of time to get our bodies accustomed to altitude. Jyamchang and I performed a daily health check-up to monitor the effects of altitude, a routine which I found to be very professional. We had agreed during our first Skype discussions that we were going to climb alpine style. That is minimum logistics, no fixed ropes etc. The idea of climbing a difficult mountain such as Ama Dablam without these facilitating artefacts strongly appealed to me, and I appreciated that Jyamchang pushed for this approach of the climb. This was not just pulling the client to the top of the mountain and then collecting the summit bonus. Unfortunately, due to poor weather conditions the day before summit day, we were unable to reach the summit. However, I found that Jyamchang’s attitude during the difficult descent with rapidly degrading weather conditions, and another party that we had to help descend, was again showing a professional and competent approach to the mountain environment. All in all, we had a great time in the beautiful surroundings of the Khumbu valley and may be climbing together again in a future expedition. I can strongly recommend Jyamchang for trekking and climbing elsewhere in the world (Jyamchang also guides in Norway). Martin, 32 - Belgium

Alexander

5.00

March, 2015

It has now been two weeks since our departure from Kathmandu and we have had time to reminisce about the impressions Himalaya left us with. Everything from the fascinating streets of Kathmandu and the nerve wrecking flight to Lukla to the majestic views every step along the trek to Everest Base Camp and the Kalla Pathar height, are experiences we never will forget. Mid-February gave us the perfect combination of clear skies, not too cold weather and the least amount of tourists. We would recommend this period to all who have the same preferences. However, we are both confident that the experience would not have been the same without our guide Jyamchang from Highhimalayan. Jyamchang proved to have enough experience to always make the correct choices, both in respect of routes as well as accommodation. In addition, he gladly shared his thorough knowledge about the Himalayas and Nepalese history, which made the trek most educative. Safety was always in focus. For instance, throughout the journey we had the pleasure of daily summaries and check-ups on how we coped with the altitude, which even left us with enough knowledge to plan our next high altitude trek on our own. We also noted that we were the only trekkers with this kind of luxury and that the other guides seemed to use Jyamchang as the go-to guide for any and all types of questions. With his extremely positive attitude and big smile, it was like a dream being met each morning with a warm cup of “wake-up” tea! Thi!? In short, we are left with a truly magnificent experience and would like to thank Jyamchang for his contribution in making it so. We give Jyamchang our very best recommendations.

Randi Skaug

5.00

April, 2004

Jyamchang is very experienced. He travels safe and is a wonderful person to be around.


Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 13635 Each

Group of 2

USD 8009 Each

Group of 3

USD 8009 Each

Group of 4

USD 8009 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

INCLUDED: Airport Pic up and drop in Nepal - 3 nights at Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu (e.g. international Guest house), welcome dinner at Nepali Traditional restaurant, Flights between Kathmandu and Lukla, and back to Kathmandu - National Park entry fees - Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural municipality permit - Lobuche Peaks climbing permit - Island Peak Permit - Ama dablam Climbing and expeditions permit - Porters - High camp tents and camping gear - All meals during the trekking and climbing lodge accommodation - All Local staff insurance - All camping equipment, cook and kitchen for Ama Dablam - Climbing rope - Emergency sat phone - Garbage Clearance fee - Garbage deposit - Fix Roping fee to Ama Dablam //////////////

EXCLUDED: International & home country domestic airfares or transfers - Visa Fee (you could easily get it at the airport for 45$ for 30 days) - Personal expenses such as gifts, phone calls, laundry, tips for porters, drinks (including alcohol) and bottle of water - Meal in Kathmandu and Meals and accommodation other than those specified - Personal clothing and equipment for the trek and climbing - Tips are a traditional part of the local payment as well as a motivation to make you happy on the expedition ($8 per day per porter /per staff) - Summit Bonus for Sherpa 1:1 = U$D 300 - Insurance: Make sure you have a good insurance covering search and rescue, medical expenses and transportation to home country. You should also consider a Cancellation Policy in case of illness at time of departure.




 

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