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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 and his team of professional local guides take you on this incredible 30-day expedition, climbing also Island Peak.

Private and Group


30 Days

Oct, Nov




  • 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.  

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


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



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

About the guide

Hi! I'm Tshering, IFMGA/NNMGA certified mountain guide. I work together with a team of certified and professional mountain and trekking guides. If I'm not available to guide you, one of my colleagues will take great care of you.

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!

My team of guides consists of:

Climbing guides:

Chhiring Sonam Lama
Pasang Lama
Dukchung Lama
Pekma Lama
DAWA Chhedar Bhote
Wang Chhedar Bhote
DAWA Phinjo Bhote
Phurpu Thilen Bhote

Cook kitchen crew:
Jusbir Tamang
Sonam Bhote
Tenzing Bhote
Guru Bhote

All climbing guides have summited Everest several times.


Norwegian | Nepali | English




Kathmandu, Nepal

What people are saying about Tshering Pande Bhote Guiding Team

Mattias Gunnarsson


December, 2021

I had an amazing experience with Tshering’s experienced and highly qualified team including guide Sonam Shalaka and Sherpa Thomas Vechayba. I really enjoyed the concept of acclimating for Ama Dablam by doing the Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lakes and climbing a number of peaks along the way, including Lobuche, rather than the typical repetitive climbs from base camp. It is always my preference to climb with local guides who intimately know the mountain and local customs and this was a perfect example of the benefits of that rather than going with a large group of westerners. Explore-Share always does a great job of facilitating those connections. This was an outstanding experience all around and I would gladly recommend Tshering and his team for any mountaineering experience in the Himalayas.

Charlotte Gevaert


November, 2021

I would definitely recommend booking with Tshering’s company, Top Himalaya Guides! He is very welcoming and due to his extensive experience with the mountains, he can help you with all the arrangements and any questions or other service requests you have. Due to his recommendation, we were able to change my itinerary to something that I wouldn’t have wanted to miss out on! He also provided excellent staff, my guide Namja was very experienced and qualified, which made me feel super safe in the mountains at all times. I can only look back on an incredible trip! Already looking forward to the next!

Matt Hook


January, 2020

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!!

John Jansen


December, 2019

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Caspian Nasser


January, 2019

Tshering was so great and informative. Very nice personal day out. He made sure everything was great and that we enjoyed ourselves! :)



October, 2018

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!!

Fabien Bousquet


November, 2017

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April, 2015

My self and two friends planned a trip to Everest region in December 2014. We were recommended Tshering of Tormod Granheim, a Norwegian who has been at Mt. Everest with Tshering. With ski ... Our trip was far far less demanding than that. But no less reason to be very pleased with Tshering. We walked from Lukla, to Namche Bazar, further to Everest View Hotel and then finally we reached our goal; Varak Peak. 4,618 meters above sea level. Tshering is in addition to being a pleasant companion also well known and experienced guy. Especially fun is it to be with him in this region where he knows "all" the local people. We had good days in the mountains, and were also lucky with the weather. To see Mt. Everest both in sunset and sun rice is amazing!



April, 2015

I am planning an expedition to Ama Dablam in 2016, I choose Tshering, because I met him in Norway and had a conversation with him. He then suggested that we could train together in Norway before I go to Nepal. We have done some climbing on glacier, some rock climbing and alpine ascents in Norway and I will never regret that I choose him and his company. He seems very professional and he is a very good instructor. Looking forward going to Nepal.



April, 2015

Tshering and his company was our guides during our Medical Aid Mountaineering trip in October 2014. Their way of preparing the trip, handling the challenges underway, securing our safety, including us in the process and taking care of us, in addition to sharing their knowledge of their culture and the Himalayas, was fantastic! I have been in the Himalayas in different countries and with other companies, but this company and Thsering was the best so far! Especially his knowledge about safety and climbing was essential for us as we where there during dangerous times, but his decisions got us safely through. In addition to that he and the rest of his guides where nice, open and smiling people, that we could laugh, have fun, enjoy the landscape and culture with, to the full! I would recommend him and his company to anyone travelling in the Himalayas and other places they arranged trips. Jimmy Westerheim

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

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Luggage transfer

- Permit and entrance fees

- 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.

All of the guides on the Tshering Pande Bhote Guiding Team have local mountaineering certifications and have summited Everest several times. The coordination is carefully supervised every step of the way by some of the top IFMGA guides in the region.


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