Ama Dablam and Island Peak Climbing Expedition

Join one of "Nepal Guide Trek and Expeditions" experienced local Guides on this amazing month-long expedition to climb Island Peak and Ama Dablam in the stunning Khumbu region of the Himalayas.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

29 days

Mountain Range

Himalaya

People per Guide

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Experience summiting two of the most famous mountains in the Himalaya

  • Enjoy gorgeous mountainous landscapes and views of numerous Eight-Thousanders

  • Discover the traditional rural Nepalese culture and lifestyle

 

Join one of Nepal Guide Trek and Expeditions’ experienced local Guides on this amazing month-long expedition to climb Island Peak and Ama Dablam in the stunning Khumbu region of the Himalayas.

During this incredible expedition we will be moving across the Khumbu Region very near Mt. Everest. The climbing of both Island Peak (6,189 m) and Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m) are technical, sustained climbs with several thrilling and exciting challenges. Hence, good physical condition and previous experience of climbing are strongly recommended for this trip.

Island Peak, now named Imja Tse, is one of the most popular mountaineering peaks in Nepal.It is known for its highly glaciated West Face which rises up from the Lhotse glacier and is actually separated by Lhotse by a small col on the south ridge.

The majestic Ama Dablam is one of the most iconic mountains in this Range and is located almost exactly south of Mt Everest and Mt Lhotse. This stunning mountain rises high above the Dudh Koshi river valley and wins every hiker’s heart when trekking along the main trail towards Everest Base Camp, for its sheer beauty and impressive prominence.

The climb of Island Peak is moderately challenging although there are a few technical sections that we will overcome to reach the summit. Once at the top, we will be rewarded with stunning views of Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and other gorgeous surrounding snow-capped peaks.

We will then retrace our steps back to Chhukung and head towards the Ama Dablam Base Camp. At the base camp, we will spend an extra day acclimatising and performing pre-climbing training. Fully equipped with all our climbing gear, we will follow the instructions and directions of our experienced Sherpa Guide as we head for the summit climb of Mt. Ama Dablam. Once at the top we will be again rewarded with magnificent views of the world’s towering chains of high mountains.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to summit two of the most famous and beautiful peaks in the Khumbu Region! Request to book this adventure now and we ensure all the details are taken care of with safety and fun in mind so you can fully enjoy the unforgettable experience of climbing in the heart of the stunning Himalayas!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
9555 USD

Group of 2
9555 USD

Group of 3
9555 USD

Group of 4
9555 USD

Group of 5
9555 USD

Group of 6
9555 USD

Group of 7
9555 USD

Group of 8
9555 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Local flights during the trips
  • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
  • Transport during the trip
  • Luggage transfer during the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
  • Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
  • Avalanche equipment (beacon, probe, shovel)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Group equipment: Rope, Harness, Helmet, Crampons, Mountaineering Boots, Ice-axe
  • Camping equipment: Tents, Sleeping bag, Sleeping pad
 INCLUDED IN PRICE: 5 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including city guide, all entrance fees and private transport Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport arrival and departure transfer Climbing Permits for Mt. Amadablam and Island Peak Required Trekking permits and national park fees Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during trek – as per itinerary All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Experienced trekking & climbing guide Required number of porters All necessary climbing gear Kitchen equipments and camping equipments during climbing period General first aid kits Insurance, clothing and salary for staffs welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu All government taxes and necessary paperwork
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Arrive at Kathmandu Airport [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel

    Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be greeted and then transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for gathering additional information about the trip. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.

  • Day 2Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley

    We will spend our day sightseeing around some of the attractive world heritage sites within Kathmandu valley. Also, today we will complete all the necessary paper works and other preparations required for Amadablam Expedition and Island Peak Climbing.
    Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing. 

  • Day 3Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] & Trek to Phakding [2640m/8659ft]

    After having breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to domestic airport for an early morning scenic flight to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. After landing at Lukla we will follow the trail that is a gradual uphill trekking through the left bank of Dudh Koshi river. Our trek passes along several Mani walls before we arrive at Ghat. From there, our trail is a mixture of both uphill and downhill trekking as we head towards Phakding.

    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  • Day 4Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft]

    From Phakding we continue our trek by crossing a small stream and then start uphill trekking until we reach Bengar. Our trail from there comprises of several ups and downs. We will make a stop at Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Service where the park entrance fee is collected. After registration at the National Park office we will make a steep ascent to arrive at Namche Bazaar, also known as ‘The Sherpa Capital’.  Namche Bazaar is nestled in the heart of Everest region and demonstrates rich Sherpa culture that have been preserved for a rather long period of time.

    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  • Day 5Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion around the places

    Acclimatization is very crucial in higher altitudes to avoid mental or physical sickness and to ensure the successful summit climb of Island Peak and Mt Amadablam. Besides, Namche Bazaar is an extensive market town where there is always something to see and places to explore. For acclimatization we can hike up to Khunde Hospital which was set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or an hour’s walk up to Syangboche at 3,800 meters for best views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. There are good views from the National Park Centre and the Museum which is located just above the town.

    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  • Day 6Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche [3867m/12683ft]

    After spending a full day rest at Namche Bazaar, we follow the main EBC trail that climbs above Namche Bazaar and Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Museum. Our trek continues on a rising trail towards Khyangjuma where there are couple of tea houses. Our trail from there descends on a stone paved trail to Phunke Tenga. Our trail is a gradual uphill trekking through pine forest before traversing across Tyangboche hill. A final climb of a switchback will lead us to Tyangboche.

    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  • Day 7Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche [4260m/13972ft]

    Today we wake up early for paying a visit to Tyangboche Monastery. We will attend the morning prayers and get blessings from the elder Monk for successful summit climb. After that, we leave Tyangboche and follow the trail that offers great views of Ama Dablam and Kantega as they appear on the other side. Our uphill trekking passes through Pangboche and its monastery. From there, our trek is fairly moderate until we arrive at Dingboche. 

    Meals: 
    All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  • Day 8Trek from Dingboche to Island Peak Base Camp [5087m/16685ft]

    From Dingboche, we will leave the main EBC trail and follow another trail that is a gradual ascend towards high Imja valley. During our trek, we can enjoy magnificent views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse , Island Peak and other surrounding peaks. Our trek continues as we pass through Chhukung and trek until we arrive at Island Peak Base  Camp. Once at the campsite, our Sherpa crew will set up the camp at the foot of Island Peak’s south ridge beneath the giant wall of Nuptse and Lhotse.

    Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  • Day 9Summit Island Peak [6189m/20299ft] & Back to Base Camp

    Fully equipped and properly acclimatized we start early with the aim to reach the summit before noon. The strong winds especially after midday can create obstacles in reaching the Island Peak summit. Following the footsteps and guidance given by our Experienced Sherpa climbers, we will tackle several technical sections and head towards the summit. Once at the top we are rewarded with breathtaking views of Mt Lhotse. Mt Makalu, Lhotse Middle Peak, Lhotse Shar, Mt Nuptse, Mt Baruntse and other surrounding peaks. We will spend short and quality time at the top of Island Peak and then descend following the same route back to Base Camp.

    Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  • Day 10Trek from Island Peak Base Camp to Dingboche

    After the successful summit climb of Island Peak, we make a relaxed start and prepare for our return trek by retracing our footsteps and passing along the same rocky trails that passes through Chhukung and eventually heads back to Dingboche. Once again we can enjoy amazing views of surrounding high mountains and alpine valleys while trekking in the midst of world’s towering mountains.

    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  • Day 11Trek from Dingboche to Amadablam Base Camp [4800m/15744ft]

    From Dingboche, our trail is a gradually descend journey as we retrace our steps on the same trail up to Pangboche. After having lunch at Pangboche, we follow a tiny trail that heads north-east. Our trek continues until we arrive at Amadablam Base Camp. Our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the Base Camp and start making necessary preparation for climbing Mt Amadablam.

    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  • Day 12 to 24Summit Mt. Amadablam [6812m/22343ft] and back to Base Camp

    We will spend several day indulging in climbing training practices between the additional camps at higher altitudes. With proper acclimatization and taking weather conditions into consideration, we will follow the footsteps and instructions of experienced Sherpa climbing experts. Overcoming technical climbing sections we head towards the summit of Mt. Amadablam. Once at the top we are rewarded with stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Island Peak and other fascinating mountains within Khumbu region. We will spend short quality time at the summit of Mt Amadablam and descend following the same route back to the base camp for the overnight camping.

    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  • Day 25Trek from Amadablam Base Camp to Tyangboche

    After achieving the summit of Mt Amadablam, we pack our gears and prepare for the return journey. Leaving the base camp, we will retrace our steps on the trail that descends gently to Pangboche. From Pangboche, our trail is mostly downhill trekking towards Deboche. From Deboche we make a gradually climb until we reach Tyangboche for the overnight stay.

    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  • Day 26Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar

    From Tyangboche we trek on a levelled path for a while before descending down to Phungi Thanga. Our trail climbs for a while as we pass through Kyangjuma. From there, our trail continues with rather easy downhill trek that passes along many chortens to arrive at Namche Bazaar. After arriving at Namche Bazaar, we will explore around the busy market streets of Namche with up-close views of Kwangde, Thamserku and other snow-capped mountains.

    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  • Day 27Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

    The last day of our Amadablam Expedition and Island Peak Climbing leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. Our trail is a downhill trekking that passes through dense forested area – a pleasant walk, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. After a while, a final uphill climb of approximately about 45 minutes will bring us back to Lukla.

    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  • Day 28Fly from Lukla back to Kathmandu. Enjoy your leisure time in Kathmandu

    After breakfast, we will take an early morning scenic flight from Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. After landing at Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at Hotel or pay a visit to world heritage sites of UNESCO that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. Walking around the busy streets of Thamel can be worth spending good time around Kathmandu city. We will celebrate the completion of Amadablam Expedition and Island Peak Climbing, and have a final meal together in the evening.

    Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

  • Day 29Transfer to International Airport for your final departure

    Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

    Meals: Breakfast

 
 

Next departures

For private groups contact the guide
 
Next datesInfo
21/11/2019 to 19/12/2019
 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Kathmandu Intl Airport

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NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE:

Personal climbing gears

Your Personal Insurance

Alcoholic Beverages

Cost of personal nature expenses

Tips for staffs

 

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