Mount Amadablam Expedition 2020

      Overview

      Mt. ‘Ama’ means mother and ‘Dablam’ means the sacred ornament box worn by ladies in the Sherpa community.

      Spring (April-May) and Autumn (September-October) are the best months to plan this expedition.

      Outline Itinerary

      Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1340m)
      Day 02: Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing
      Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla(2840m) and trek to Phakding (2800m approx 4 hrs walk)
      Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m approx 6hrs walk)
      Day 05: Namche Bazaar rest day for acclimatization
      Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche(3860m approx 5 hrs walk)and visit monastery
      Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Ama Dablam Base camp (4400m Approx 4 hrs walk)
      Day 08: Base Camp preparation INSERT:CONTENT:ENDamp; rest day
      Day 09-25: Climbing period (summit Ama Dablam 6,812m)
      Day 26: Trek from Ama Dablam base camp to Tengboche(3860M approx 6 hrs walk)
      Day 27: Trek from Tengboche to Monju (2800m approx 07 hrs walk)
      Day 28: Trek from Manju to Lukla(2840m approx 5 hrs walk)
      Day 29: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
      Day 30: Final Departure

      • Cost Include

        • Arrival and departure transfers by private car
        • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (4*deluxe)
        • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
        • One day guided city tour in Kathmandu valley
        • Kathmandu to lukla and return air tickets
        • All meals (Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast) during the trek
        • Accommodation (Lodge/Guest House) while on a trek
        • Trekking Permits and TIMS permits for the trek
        • Trekking guide during the trek and climbing Sherpa while climbing
        • Required porters or Yak to carry luggage and other essential supplies
        • Special climbing permits and its procedure
        • Garbage deposit fees
        • All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs during the trip
        • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
        • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication with company staff and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.
        • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
        • Gamow Bags/Oxygen

        Excludes

        • Nepal arrival visa fees
        • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
        • Monument entrance fees while on Kathmandu tour only
        • All snacks, energy drinks, mineral water, cigarettes, packed food
        • Personal nature items, Laundry Expenses, Tips
        • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone And Internet expenses
        • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Camera/Video Fees or Trekking Gears
        • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses
        • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
        • Personal climbing gears

      Mt. Amadablam (6812m) is one of the prettiest mountains that dominate the sky above the famous trekker’s trail-the Everest Base Camp trail. ‘Ama’ means mother and ‘Dablam’ means the sacred ornament box worn by ladies in the Sherpa community. The glacier lying on the Southwest face of the mountain looks like a jewel box hanging on the neck of the mountain. Therefore, the mountain is named Ama Dablam, the literal meaning of which is ‘The Mother’s Jewel box’.  This alluring mountain was first attempted by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ) on March 13, 1961. Since then the mountain has attracted many climbers and still continues to do so.

      The Expedition: The Ama Dablam expedition is typically a 30 day expedition in the Everest region of Nepal. About 16 days are required to conquer the three high camps set above the base camp and the summit. Other days are spent trekking through the scenic Khumbu valley below Tengboche.The expedition starts with a scenic flight to Lukla, from where, following the Everest base camp trail, we hike all the way up to Tengboche. From Tengboche, leaving the Everest base camp trail we head towards the Ama Dablam base camp.

      The mountain is attempted from its south-west ridge. It’s a technically difficult route that requires you to pass through the toughest and the most difficult saddle ridges, rocky ground and the boulders up till the first camp; severe rocky bowl and ridges through the fixed line up till the second camp; steep mixed alleyways of rock, ice and snow, sloping snow ground, steep snow and ice tunnel and the path along the snow ridge up till the third camp. From the third camp to the summit, it’s a steep climb on snow and ice, along the huge hanging glacier. The top presents magnificent view of Mt. Everest, the Island peak, Makalu, the Khumbu Himalayas and other surrounding snow capped peaks. After successfully climbing the mountain, we return, following the same route used earlier down till Lukla, from where we take a flight back to Kathmandu.

      While in Kathmandu your accommodation and meal (bed and breakfast only) is arranged in a hotel. From Lukla to Tengboche full board meal and accommodation is arranged in the lodges, where we stop for overnight. During the climb the accommodation and meal are arranged in the tented camp. You will be guided by experienced and certified climbing and trekking guides and other crew members during the entire expedition.

      Apart from the expedition, you can also enjoy the floras and faunas in the Sagarmatha National Park, alluring landscape, mesmerizing scenery,  and the culture, tradition and warm hospitality of the Sherpa people, residing in the Khumbu region.  Spring (April-May) and Autumn (September-October) are the best months to plan this expedition. If you are looking to avoid traffic, planning the expedition early winter  is also considered a good idea.

      Moreover, if you are looking for an expedition away from the Khumbu  Visit Nepal 2020 can  make some of the best arrangements for  Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, or even Kanchenjunga expedition.

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