Himalayas 5 peaks technical climbing course + Ama Dablam ascent

Reach the summit of Ama Dablam with Tsering, and IFMGA certified guide. Join him on this technical climbing course through 5 peaks of the Himalayas, plus the Ama Dablam ascent.




Trip Duration

35 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified


    Join this technical climbing course in one of the most iconic places for any mountaineering adventure: the Himalayas. It will take place over five different peaks. Thus, it will give you the opportunity to practice different techniques.

    This technical mountaineering course is similar to an IFMGA/NNMGA courseWe will cover climbing in different terrains, including rock, snow and ice. Also we’ll learn about crevasse rescue. And we’ll go over navigation techniques.

    Additionally, we’ll review different uses of ropes, knots and bolts. Finally, we will practice placing rock and snow anchors, and varied belaying techniquesThe course is perfect for climbers with previous mountaineering and/or trekking experience. 

    During our expedition, the climbing objectives will be the Island Peak (Imja Tse), standing at 6,189 meters. Also we’ll climb the Lobuje East (6,100m) and Mehra (5,820m), both in the Khumbu Valley.  And we’ll ascend Dingboche Ri and Kala Pathar too.

    But, the fun doesn’t stop there! We’ll also visit the base camp at Everest. And, we’ll explore the Gokyo Lakes.

    All these magnificent peaks will offer challenging yet attainable objectives. So they are an ideal combination for those getting involved in their first expedition.

    Finally, we have the option to ascend Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856m). Due to the difficulty level, on top of the IFMGA/NNMGA certified mountain guide, this expedition is also led by local experienced sherpas. So you’ll be in expert hands. And you will be able to practice everything that you learned in a safe enviroment.

    If you want to join this incredible adventure, don’t hesitate and send me a request. It would be my pleasure to be your guide in the Himalayas. Looking for a shorter adventure? Check out this Bimal Nagar 2-day rock climbing tour.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    7999 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
    • Luggage transfer during the trip
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     The price includes: On top of the guide fee, hotel/airport transfers, 4 nights- bed and breakfast accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin- sharing basis whilst in Kathmandu, and en route to the Himalaya Five Peak technical climbing course with Ama Dablam and on the return; full board accommodation in lodges on trek; transport from Kathmandu to Himalaya Five Peak technical climbing; course with Ama Dablam; all peaks fees and administration fees; all local staff fees with insurance; all costs for IFMGA/NNMGA Certified Mountain Guides and well train experience climbing Sherpas with insurance; all group equipment, such as tents, cooking stoves, ropes, climbing equipment, group first aid, Radio communications, Oxygen for medical purpose and mats; himalaya Guides group First aid kits. The price doesn’t include: personal climbing equipment; Visa fees original entry visa into Nepal (this can be obtained at the airport upon arrival; air travel to and from Kathmandu; drinks. Laundry, Postage, Telephone calls, emails and other items of a personal nature; any costs associated with you leaving the expedition early; any costs associated with arriving back in Kathmandu early, for example, having climbed the mountain ahead of schedule; personal medical and travel insurance and cancellation insurance (most have emergency helicopter evacuation); lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu; personal spending money, tips and sightseeing tours; summit bonus for climbing Sherpa; tips for all local support crews.


    • Day 1Katmandu

      Arrive in Kathmandu (1,343m). Then, transfer to hotel.

    • Day 2Preparation

      Briefing meeting. And equipment checks in preparation for the trip.

    • Day 3Lukla-Phakding

      Early flight to Lukla (2,866m). Then trek to Phakding (2,640m).

    • Day 4Namche Bazar

      Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m).

    • Day 5Acclimatization in Namche Bazar - Everest view point

      Rest day for Acclimatization in Namche Bazar. After that, day trip to Everest viewpoint (3,856m).

    • Day 6Dole

      Hike to Dole (4,200m).

    • Day 7Machermo

      Trek to Machermo (4,410m).

    • Day 8Gokyo

      Another trek, this time to Gokyo (4,750m).

    • Day 9Gokyo Ri - Thanknag

      We’ll trek to the Gokyo Ri view point (5,320m). Then, we’ll hike to Thanknag.

    • Day 10Lobuche

      We will trek to Lobuche (4,930m) via chola pass (5,420m).

    • Day 11Lobuche

      Rest day at Lobuche. And practice with anchors and ropes.

    • Day 12Everest Base Camp

      Trek to Everest BC (5,364m) and Kalapathar (5,550m) viewpoint for an amazing sunset.  Then we’ll head back to Gorak shep.

    • Day 13Lobuche

      We will head to Lobuche. And prepare for Lobuche east climbing.

    • Day 14Lobuche peak high camp

      Trek to Lobuche peak high camp (5,600m). Then, upon arrival we’ll refresh alpine climbing techniques.

    • Day 15Lobuche east peak summit

      Climb Lobuche east peak summit (6,100m). Then, head back to Lobuche.

    • Day 16Mehra base camp

      Trek to Mehra base camp (5,443m) via Kongmala pass (5,535m).

    • Day 17Mehra base camp- ice climbing

      Glacier Ice climb and techniques activities at Mehra base camp.

    • Day 18Mehra peak- Chhukung

      We’ll reach the Mehra peak summit (5,820m). Then trek to Chhukung (4,730m).

    • Day 19Rest day

      Rest day. And preparation to climb Island peak (Imja tse).

    • Day 20Island Peak

      Trek to Island Peak (Imja tse) base camp (5,057m).

    • Day 21Island Peak - Chhukunk

      Climb Island Peak (Imja tse) summit (6,189m). And trek to Chhukung.

    • Day 22Pangbuche

      Trek to Pangbuche (3,800m).

    • Day 23 to 30Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856m).

      Itinerary open depending on weather conditions and the group’s availability and acclimatization. Mt. Ama Dablam has 3 camps: Camp 1(5,700m), Camp 2 (5,900m), Camp 3 (6,300m).

    • Day 31Namche Bazar

      Head back to Namche Bazar (3,440m).

    • Day 32Lukla

      We’ll trek back to Lukla (2,866m).

    • Day 33Kathmandu

      Early flight to Kathmandu (1,343m)

    • Day 34Kathmandu city sightseeing

      Kathmandu city sightseeing to visit temples and stupas.

    • Day 35Flight home

      Flight to Home Office staff will take you to TIA airport.


    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point



    Camping and hotel in Katmandu

    More info

    The itinerary is not a fixed program. Things can change due to unforeseen circumstances, weather conditions and the acclimatization and response of the group. We want to ensure your safety more than anything.


    About the Guide


    I have been climbing since 1996, starting on the 8000m mountains in the Himalaya. I'm one of the few IFMGA/NNMGA certified mountain guides (Instructor) from south Asia, gaining my qualification from the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association (NZMGA) & Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA).
    I have successfully guided on Mt Everest on multiple occasions, and other 8000m peaks such as Mt Cho-oyu (8,201m) (3 times), Sisha Pangma (8,013m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Lhotse (8,515m) and many more.
    I have have also a strong international climbing experience and extensive knowledge of the logistics, planning and group dynamic that are also very crucial to successfully lead adventures in the Himalaya and around the world. I guided in New Zealand, Norway, France, Scotland, Thailand, Bhutan, Pakistan, India and Tibet.
    I'm also a rescue expert and a technical trainer for the mountain guides training.
    I very much like guiding my clients in remote places, where no tourist goes. I like also discovering new routes and peaks. Please have a look to the different trekking and mountaineering expeditions I propose and contact me if you want to discuss about them. I can of course also guide you in more 'classic' routes, just get in touch with me and let's talk about your wishes!



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    I can\'t say enough about Top Himalaya Guides (THG)! Extremely knowledgeable and experienced guides with a genuine passion for the mountains. Our lead guide Sonam did a great job of managing expectations and ensuring that we stayed healthy and happy throughout the expedition. We were fortunate to summit all of our objectives including Ama Dablam, which was an experience of a lifetime. I highly recommend THG for any Himalayan experience and will definitely be using them again when I return to Nepal!!
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