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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.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration35 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Description

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) the Khumbu Valley.  And we’ll ascend Chhukung 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 will ascend Mt. Ama Dablam (6,814m). 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.

Accommodation

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. Don't forget to bring: Headwear 1 - Fleece or woolen hat 1 - Shaded hat 2 - Balaclava 1- Glacier glasses 100% UV protection with side shield and a hard sided storage case. 1-Ski goggles with UV protection Hand wear 2 pair liner gloves thin wool or thermal 1 pair warm gloves fleece 1 pair expedition shell gloves 1 pair Gore-Tex mitten gloves Upper body wear 2- Inner vests 2- T-shirt 2- Highneck with long sleeve 1- Fleece Jacket with wind stopper 1- Thermal warm jacket for 3rd layer 1- Waterprob Jacket with hood 1- Down jacket 700+ down filled Lower body wear 2- Under wear 2- Nylon pants for trekking and around camp 2- Fleece or Thermal trousers 1- Fleece warm pants wind stopper 1- Waterprob pants 1- Down pants 3- pair liner shocks 2- Pair trekking shocks 3- Pair climbing and mountaineering thick shocks 1- Pair sandal or camp shoes 1- Pair trekking boot Miscellaneous 2- Sun lotion 118ml (SPF 30 to 50) 2- Lip balm 4.8 g (SPF 30) Both stick with enough long cord or strap to hang on your neck 1- Foot powder antibacterial 75g 1- Head lamp (Petzl Tika-Zipka or Black diamond) Enough batteries AAA or AA size 1.5 volts 1- Lighter high performance in cold temperature 1- Diry book for personal memoranda 1- Pen or pencil 2- Water bottle 1000ml (Nalgen or Sigg brand) 1- Pee bottle 1000ml wide mouth. 1- Small stainless steel thermos 1- Pair of Ski pole Wash kit 1- Wash bag

Meeting point

Kathmandu

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Itinerary

Day 1: Katmandu

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

Day 2: Preparation

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

Day 3: Lukla-Phakding

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

Day 4: Namche Bazar

Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m).

Day 5: Acclimatization in Namche Bazar - Everest view point

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

Day 6: Dole

Hike to Dole (4,200m).

Day 7: Machermo

Trek to Machermo (4,410m).

Day 8: Acclimatization in Machermo

Rest day in Machermo.

Day 9: Gokyo

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

Day 10: Gokyo Ri - Thanknag

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

Day 11: Lobuche

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

Day 12: Lobuche

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

Day 13: Everest Base Camp

Trek to Everest BC (5,364m) and Kalapathar (5,550m) viewpoint for an amazing sunset.  Then we’ll head back to Lobuche (10-12 hours).

Day 14: Lobuche

Training on fix line system, ascending, descending and travers.

Day 15: Lobuche peak high camp

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

Day 16: Lobuche

Training at Lobuche high camp, cramponing, ice axe placing and crapas rescue techniques.

Day 17: Lobuche east peak summit

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

Day 18: Lobuche

Rest day at Lobuche base camp.

Day 19: Chhukung

Trek to Chhukung  (4,730m) via Kongmala pass (5,535m).

Day 20: Island Peak

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

Day 21: Island Peak - Chhukung

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

Day 22: Pangbuche

Trek to Pangbuche (3,800m).

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

Ama Dablam is one of the most stunning peaks in the Himalaya and one of the most impressive mountains in the world. Situated in the heart of Everest’s Khumbu region, it lies directly above Tengboche Monastery on the well-worn path to Everest Base Camp and is admired by thousands of trekkers and climbers every year. This expedition offers a superb, technical climbing experience in a magnificent setting, with numerous cultural and scenic diversions.

This itinerary is 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 31: Namche Bazar

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

Day 32: Lukla

We’ll trek back to Lukla (2,866m).

Day 33: Kathmandu

Early flight to Kathmandu (1,343m)

Day 34: Kathmandu city sightseeing

Kathmandu city sightseeing to visit temples and stupas.

Day 35: Flight home

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


Equipment you will need to bring

Helmet

Crampons

Ice Axe

Harness

Belay device

Other gear: Mountaineering boots, sleeping bag, Carry mate and Tharmorest, Snow gaiters, 8m prusick cord 6mm, Double length tap sling 2m, Ascender device, Non screw gate Karabiners, 4 Screw gate Karabiners, quick draw, ice screw.


About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 8247 each

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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

• Camping equipment: Tents, Cooking utensils

Price details

• 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.


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