Mt. Ama Dablam climbing expedition with Island Peak

Climb Ama Dablam (6856m), one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, via the south west ridge. Experienced local IFMGA-certified guide Tshering takes you on this incredible 30-day expedition, climbing also Island Peak.




Trip Duration

30 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Private and Group


  • Climb the exposed summit of one of the most impressive mountains in the world

  • Reach the top of Ama Dablam via the mixed route of the south west ridge

  • Climb Island Peak (6189m) and get a good acclimatization


Lying at the heart of Mount Everest Khumbu region, Mount Ama Dablam (6856m) is one of the most beautiful peaks in the Himalaya Mountains. It is situated right above Tengboche Monastery, on the wall-worn path to Mount Everest Base Camp. This 30-day expediton takes you to the summit of this beautiful peak, climbing also Island Peak (6189m) on our way.

We will follow the South West Ridge of Ama Dablam, a long alpine Difficile, but it is a beautiful route, on mainly good rock, with mixed climbing passages and snowy finale.It is the most popular way to the summit. This expedition takes place in late autumn. At this time of the year, the weather is cold but stable and typically there are fewer climbers on the mountain. 

As for the physical and technical requirements, keep in mind that Ama Dablam is a serious climb. You must have an extensive knowledge of the use of ropes and technical equipment. You can check the day-by-day itinerary below.

We will meet in Kathmandu and next day we will fly early to Lukla, where our trek begins. Before climbing Ama Dablam we will be well acclimatized from the Gokyo Ri (5,320m) ascent, via Chola Pass (5,420m), Mt. Everest Base Camp (5,364m), Kalapathar (5,550m) viewpoint and Island Peak summit (6,189m).  This strategy allows you to be well acclimatized, without being tired of being at the same place for long time.

This is a guided expedition, led by by a professional and experienced mountain guide, so you will have a high level of support, including a Sherpa team and also a well-stocked base camp. Participants are competent mountaineers, with enough experience as to climb Ama Dablam, one of the most sought after peaks in the world. 

If you want to climb this impressive mountain in Nepal, just make your booking! Get ready for an incredible expedition to Mount Ama Dablam summit in the Nepalese Himalayas.  

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Price per person

Group of 1
6899 USD

Group of 2
6899 USD

Group of 3
6899 USD

Group of 4
6899 USD

Group of 5
6899 USD

Group of 6
6899 USD

Group of 7
6899 USD

Group of 8
6899 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
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 The price included. Hotel/airport pick up drops. 
 3nights hotel in Kathmandu bed and breakfast on a twin- 
sharing basis whilst, and en route to the Mt.Ama Dablam climbing expedition and on the return. 
 Full board accommodation in lodges ("Tea Houses") on trek. All Necessary 
Transport from Kathmandu to Mt. Ama Dablam climbing expedition. All necessary permits and fees.. All necessary local staff fees with insurance. 
 All costs for IFMGA/NNMGA Certified Mountain Guides and well trained 
experienced climbing Sherpas with insurance. 
 All group equipment, such as tents, cooking stoves, ropes, climbing 
equipment, Radio communications, Oxygen for medical 
purpose and mats.
 Top Himalaya Guides group First aid kits // The price does not 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 cancelation insurance 
(most have emergency helicopter evacuation). 
 Lunch, Dinner and extra nights hotel at Kathmandu. 
 Personal spending money, tips and sightseeing tours. 
 Summit bonus US $ 500 minimum for climbing Sherpa. 
 Tips for all local support crews.


  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1,343m) and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 2Early flight to Lukla (2,866m) and trek to Phakding (2,640m)
  • Day 3Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m)
  • Day 4Acclimatization and short day trip to Everest viewpoint (3,856m), visit Sherpa village to Khunde, Khumjung and back to Kyangjuma for the over night
  • Day 5Trek to Dole (4,200m)
  • Day 6Trek to Machermo (4,410m)
  • Day 7Rest and acclimatization at Machermo
  • Day 8Trek to Gokyo (4,750m)
  • Day 9Trek to Gokyo Ri view point (5,320m) and trek to Thanknag.
  • Day 10Trek to Lobuche (4,930m) via chola pass (5,420m).
  • Day 11Rest day at Lobuche
  • Day 12Trek to Kalapathar (5,550m) viewpoint and back to Gorakshap
  • Day 13Trek to Everest base camp and trek back to Lobuche
  • Day 14Trek to Chhukung
  • Day 15Preparation for Island peak (Imja Tse) climbing and rest day at Chhukung
  • Day 16Trek to Island peak (Imja Tse) base camp (5,600m)
  • Day 17Climb Island peak (Imja Tse) summit (6,189m) and back to base camp or Chhukung
  • Day 18Trek to Ama Dablam base camp
  • Day 19 to 25Ama Dablam ascent (6,856m)

    Mt. Ama Dablam has 3 camps. 
Camp 1(5,700m)
Camp 2 (5,900m)
Camp 3 (6,300m)

  • Day 26Trek back to Namche Bazar
  • Day 27Trek back to Lukla
  • Day 28Early flight Lukla to KTM
  • Day 29KTM city sightseeing, bit of shopping and farewell dinner
  • Day 30Flight to Home THG Office staff will take you to TIA airport

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Kathmandu, Nepal

More info

Level: Ama Dablam is a serious climb requiring extensive use of ropes and equipment. If your climbing experience is limited, we prefer you to join us beforehand for our Himalayan Three Peaks trip. This would allow you to pre-acclimatise and ensure a thorough brush-up on skills for the ascent.


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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What People are Saying about Tshering Pande Bhote


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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John Jansen
Tshering was so great and informative. Very nice personal day out. He made sure everything was great and that we enjoyed ourselves! :)
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Caspian Nasser
Thanks for the email. After the initial confusion, climbing was great and Sonam was an amazing guide! Both Eveline and myself had a wonderful time and wish we could have kept climbing! Thanks for making our trips to Nepal even more unforgettable!!
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