34 days
Trip Level
Group Size
6812 m

Ama Dablam is a mountain that has captured the hearts of mountaineers worldwide. Its towering peak, stunning ridges, and breathtaking views of the Himalayan range, including Mount Everest, make it a favorite among climbers. However, an Ama Dablam Expedition is not for the faint of heart. At 22,349 feet (6,812 m) above sea level, it is one of Nepal’s tallest summits and one of the most demanding climbs due to its rugged and steep terrain.

Climbers must possess technical climbing skills like rock climbing or ice axe use, depending on the conditions during their climb. The climb can take up to two weeks or more, and climbers must come prepared with the proper gear, including crampons, harnesses, ropes, and helmets. Additionally, since few established campsites are along the route, climbers must bring plenty of food supplies and fuel for cooking meals throughout their journey.

Once atop this majestic Ama Dablam, climbers will be rewarded with breathtaking views across Nepal and Tibet, including the nearby Mount Everest. However, safety should always be a top priority. Climbers must follow best practices when tackling challenging routes like Ama Dablam, including wearing appropriate clothing layers, bringing enough water and food supplies, checking weather forecasts regularly, and taking rest days if needed.

If you’re up for the challenge, consider joining The Himalayan Exploration Treks, where we offer guided expeditions led by experienced professionals who have successfully summited this beautiful mountain year after year. An Ama Dablam Expedition is an unforgettable experience that will challenge you mentally and physically while rewarding you with special memories to last a lifetime!

What To Expect on an Ama Dablam Expedition

  • Experienced and certified guides.
  • High-quality mountaineering equipment.
  • Comprehensive training and support.
  • Small group sizes for personalized attention.


  • Push your limits and achieve a once-in-a-lifetime goal.
  • Experience the beauty and majesty of the Himalayas up close.
  • Learn new skills and gain confidence in your abilities.
  • Forge lasting bonds with your fellow climbers and guides.

Ama Dablam Expedition at Glance
Trek Duration  34 days
Max. Altitude 6812 meters
Trek Difficulty  Strenuous
Trek Starts/Ends Lukla/Lukla
Accommodation Tea houses/Lodges

Outline Route and 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

How To Climb Ama Dablam?

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.

The route up Ama Dablam consists of four different campsites located at different altitudes: Base Camp (4200m), ABC (5300m), C1 (6000m), and C2 (6300). Each camp serves its purpose; Base Camp is where most climbers spend their first few days acclimatizing before making their way higher up the mountain.

ABC acts as a staging point from which climbers launch summit attempts when weather conditions permit them to do so safely. In addition, the two high-altitude camps – C1 & C2 – provide much-needed rest stops throughout extended summit pushes, allowing climbers to break down long sections into more manageable chunks over multiple days rather than attempting one big push from base camp right through to summiting in one go!

Once you reach 6300 meters above sea level, you will need ropes fixed by experienced guides for safety reasons -commonly called creating “fixed lines”- and then traverse steep snow slopes until reaching the final ridge line leading towards the summit pyramid of Ama Dablam. From here, it’s simply just matter of climbing upwards using whatever combination of rock scrambling and axe placements necessary until finally reaching the top!


Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will greet and welcome by our agency’s representative in front of the Arrival gate with the 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 the heritage site of Kathmandu Valley, followed by a pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing, where you meet the trek guide and others team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment, and nature of peak climbing and other 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 the flight schedule. 40-minute thrilling flights to the airstrip at Lukla by plane offer a marvelous view of the Central and Eastern Himalayas and beautiful landscapes 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 breakfast. The trail leads you to the northern valley of the Dudh Koshi River valley, passing by several beautiful villages with their vibrant culture and peaceful forests and crossing 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 considered as world’s highest one. Then hike up to 3800 m to see 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 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 the magnificent view of the thunder Himalayas. The trail regularly goes down to reach 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 similar to Tengboche. (Lodge)

Day 9: Tengboche – Dingboche(4410m)

A picturesque visit surrounding the Monastery and Himalayan scenery in the morning, as usual, starts the day’s journey toward Dingboche. An easy walk day, even at high altitude, passes through several villages, Mani walls, and chhorten, influencing 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 begin here. Based on our previous experience, the expedition leader and other support staff plan the expedition. We don’t provide perspective on 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 the best approach to high altitude. By utilizing a good ratio of leaders and Sherpa to clients, we can allow people to progress up the mountain at a rate appropriate to their needs. The team will take a flexible plan according to their experience. Typically, after setting up the base camp, shift to Camp I, with a height of 5700 meters, to spend a night, then descend to Basecamp for acclimatization. The climb of Camp I is technically tricky, then Camps 2 and 3 are mostly snow and rock climbing; proper equipment is required. Camp 3 to summit is relatively not 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 produced due to the expedition activities and relax 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 offer a marvelous view of the Central Himalayas and beautiful landscapes and hills.

Day 33: Free day in Kathmandu

The day can be occupied as security day if the plane doesn’t fly 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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