34 days
Trip Level
Group Size
6812 m

Ama Dablam has also known as the of the Himalayas. A beautiful snowcapped granite peak locates in the Everest region of Nepal. Ama Dablam means “The Mother’s Jewel Box” and is given the name owing to іt’ѕ appearance. Its height is only 6812 meters, but the level of difficulty involves, however, is comparatively high. Ama Dablam Expedition is a technically demanding climb. However, it is truly worth it. The summit offers spectacular, spell bounding views of mountains such as Mount Everest, Lhotse, Island peak, Makalu, and Khumbu, among many others. However, the South-west route up this sacred piece of ice-covered rock is most common.

The journey of the Ama Dablam Expedition commences with а beautiful flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. After this mesmerizing flight, the trek continues to Phakding and then through а steep hill to Namche Bazar. This trading town is perfect for acclimatizing to the weather and altitude conditions. Next, the trail moves towards the classic Everest Base Camp Trek to Pheriche. It passes through charming villages since it offers mind-blowing scenery: Pheriche, a place for proper acclimatization. Finally, at an altitude of 4570 m, the Ama Dablam Base camp locates on а grassy plain.

Ama Dablam Expedition: Itinerary

From the base camp to Camp 1st (5700m) is moderately strenuous through this steep rocky camp, then ascending to Camp 2nd is the most challenging part. The rock tower, although called the yellow tower which difficult to cross but needs take the help of ropes. Camp 2nd is а narrow area with an altitude of 5950 meters, while ascending from Camp 2nd to Camp 3rd (6400 m) requires climbing up through steep ridges and using crampons. But camp 2nd is а flat, open, and snowy above the mushroom ridge. The climb from Camp 3rd to the summit is а vertical but more accessible than the previous ascents. A 3 to 4-hour rise up and then three hours down brings the summit of the Ama Dablam, which offers spectacular views of mountain peaks.

Retracing the same path through slate houses, warm, welcoming inhabitants, and raw untrodden areas brings an end to this incredible expedition over one of the world’s most difficult 7000 meters peaks.

A true Alpinist’s dream requires previous climbing experience and a high level of technical skills
Colourful Buddhist culture, spirited Sherpas and their tradition

Stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu
Summit one of the jewels and explore the high mountain valleys


Ama Dablam Expedition Itinerary

Days Program Altitude in Meters Distance
1. Arrival day 1350
2 – 4 Trek Preparation 1350
5. Fly to Lukla then trek to Phakding 2650 3h30
6. Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440 6h00
7. Acclimatization day 3850 4h00
8. Namche to Tengboche 3860 5h00
9. Tengboche to Dingboche 4410 5h00
10. Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp 4570 3h00
11-24. Climbing periods of Ama Dablam
25. Clean Up Base Camp & rest
26-27. Trek back to Lukla
28. Fly back to Kathmandu
29. Free day or last minutes shopping
30. Final Departure



Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will greet and welcome by our agency’s representative in front of Arrival gate with Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your Hotel.

Day 2 - 4: Free day and trek preparation.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit heritage site of Kathmandu valley, followed by pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing where you meet trek guide and others team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment and nature of peak climbing and others necessary information

Day 5: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652 m) 3h00 walk.

You will be transferred to the airport in the early morning as per flight schedule. 40-minute thrilling flights to the airstrip at Lukla by plane offers a marvelous view of Central and Eastern Himalayas and as well as beautiful landscape and hills. Lukla is a gateway to the Everest Region.

Day 6: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440 m) 6h00 walk.

This is the second day of the journey. You will head to Namche after the breakfast. The trail leads you the northern valley of the Dudh Koshi River valley passing by several beautiful villages with their vibrant culture, peaceful forests and crossing over several bridges along the trail. Finally, you will get Namche.

Day 7: Acclimatize day!

This is an exploration day in Namche. Hike till Syangboche, a small airport in the region and consider as world’s highest one. Then hike up to 3800 m to see the Mt. Everest and other popular peaks. You will have proper acclimatization. In the afternoon, you may explore the village which
is more equipped with modern amenities such as internet, phone, massage and more.

Day 8: Namche – Tengboche (3860m)

It is as usual after the breakfast in Namche trek to next destination Tengboche, a large monastery of the region where Mani Rimdu festival conduct in October and many monks are meditation along the year. Enjoy with the magnificent view of thunder Himalayas. The trail goes regularly down to reach in Sansa where we confluence a junction to go popular trail to Gokyo valley and Everest Base camp. Gradually descend to the Dudh Koshi River traversing villages and pine forests and cross a bridge slightly uphill similarly to Tengboche. (Lodge)

Day 9: Tengboche – Dingboche(4410m)

A picturesque visit surround the Monastery and Himalayan scenery in the morning, as usual, start day journey toward Dingboche. An easy walk along day even in high altitude passes through several villages, Mani walls, and chhorten which influence the Tibetan Buddhism. Entering to Imja-Tse valley spectacular views of the mountain remains from Dingboche.

Day 10: Dingboche – Amadablam Base Camp (4570 m)

Trek down to Dudh Koshi river then gradually climb up to the Ama Dablam Base Camp isolate, but beautiful grassy Base Camp has a plentiful clean water supply in the lap of Ama Dablam and Chhukung glacier situated with a similar elevation of Dingboche.

Day 11 - 28: Climbing period of Ama Dablam

Base camp preparation and having rest at base camp, the adventures begins here. Based on our previous experience, the expedition leader and other support staffs make the plan regarding the expedition. We don’t provide perspective a day to day itinerary for the expedition periods; as this matter will be determined by the expedition leader base on the climbers’ condition and best approach of high altitude. Through the utilizing a good ration of leaders and Sherpa to clients, we can allow people to progress up the mountain at a rate appropriate to their own needs. The team will take a flexible plan according to their experience. Normally, after setting up the base camp; shifting to Camp I with a height of 5700 meters to spent a night then descend to Basecamp for acclimatization purpose. The climb of Camp I is technically difficult then Camp 2 and 3 are mostly snow and rock climbing; proper equipment required. Camp 3 to summit relatively not much technical. After the successful ascension of Ama Dablam descend back to Base Camp.

Day 29: Clean up Base Camp and Rest.

Collect all the garbage that produce due to the expedition activities and get relaxing in a grassy land with the joyous victory over Ama Dablam.

Day 30 - 31: Trek back to Lukla

Trek back from Base Camp retrace via Namche – Phakding and finally arrives at Lukla.

Day 32: Lukla – Kathmandu.

Early morning, 40-minute thrilling flights to the airstrip at Lukla by plane offers the marvelous view of Central Himalayas and as well as beautiful landscape and hills.

Day 33: Free day in Kathmandu

The day can be occupied as security day if the plane doesn’t flight in case of bad weather.

Day 34: Final departure.

Free time in Kathmandu and transfer to the airport two hours before the departure of your flight


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathmandu International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.
Airport transfer
Accommodations in Kathmandu
Accommodation during the trek and Expeditions
Meal during the trek
Ama Dablam Expedition permits
All transportation expedition purpose.
Experiences climbing Sherpa 2:1
Expedition Guide and Cook, kitchen boys
All kitchen equipment
All Necessary climbing gear except personal climbing gears
Necessary number of porters to carry load and member baggage
All Necessary climbing gear except personal climbing gears
Oxygen cylinder: 4ltr -3 bottles each member 2 bottle each Sherpa
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fees
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu (except breakfast)
Personal Expenses: Alcohol beverages & telephone calls, mineral water
Travel Insurance
Personal climbing equipment and climbing hard wearer clothes
Emergency rescue Evacuation if necessary
Summit bonus of climbing Sherpa
Guide & Porter gratuity

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