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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.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration30 days
Offer periodOct, Nov
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group

Highlights

  • 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

Description

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.  

Check out my profile page for more great mountaineering expeditions in Nepal.

Disclaimer

The above itinerary is not a fixed program but is intended to give an indication of the likely events during the Mt. Ama Dablam climbing expedition. It will be necessary to have a flexible plan in order to take the best advantage of situations as they present. Changes to the itinerary will be made in order to maximize the benefit to the team members and to ensuere their eventual success on the Mt. Ama Dablam climbing expedition.

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.

Meeting point

Kathmandu, Nepal

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,343m) and transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Early flight to Lukla (2,866m) and trek to Phakding (2,640m)

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m)

Day 4: Acclimatization and short day trip to Everest viewpoint (3,856m), visit Sherpa village to Khunde, Khumjung and back to Kyangjuma for the over night

Day 5: Trek to Dole (4,200m)

Day 6: Trek to Machermo (4,410m)

Day 7: Rest and acclimatization at Machermo

Day 8: Trek to Gokyo (4,750m)

Day 9: Trek to Gokyo Ri view point (5,320m) and trek to Thanknag.

Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4,930m) via chola pass (5,420m).

Day 11: Rest day at Lobuche

Day 12: Trek to Kalapathar (5,550m) viewpoint and back to Gorakshap

Day 13: Trek to Everest base camp and trek back to Lobuche

Day 14: Trek to Chhukung

Day 15: Preparation for Island peak (Imja Tse) climbing and rest day at Chhukung

Day 16: Trek to Island peak (Imja Tse) base camp (5,600m)

Day 17: Climb Island peak (Imja Tse) summit (6,189m) and back to base camp or Chhukung

Day 18: Trek to Ama Dablam base camp

Day 19 to 25: Ama Dablam ascent (6,856m)

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

Day 26: Trek back to Namche Bazar

Day 27: Trek back to Lukla

Day 28: Early flight Lukla to KTM

Day 29: KTM city sightseeing, bit of shopping and farewell dinner

Day 30: Flight to Home THG Office staff will take you to TIA airport


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 7113 each

Group of 2

USD 7113 each

Group of 3

USD 7113 each

Group of 4

USD 7113 each

Group of 5

USD 7113 each

Group of 6

USD 7113 each

Group of 7

USD 7113 each

Group of 8

USD 7113 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

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• 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.


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