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.
|Trek Duration||34 days|
|Max. Altitude||6812 meters|
Outline Route and Itinerary
|Days||Program||Altitude in Meters||Distance|
|2 – 4||Trek Preparation||1350|
|5.||Fly to Lukla then trek to Phakding||2650||3h30|
|6.||Phakding to Namche Bazaar||3440||6h00|
|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|
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)
Day 2 - 4: Free day and trek preparation.
Day 5: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652 m) 3h00 walk.
Day 6: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 7: Acclimatize day!
Day 8: Namche – Tengboche (3860m)
Day 9: Tengboche – Dingboche(4410m)
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
After the successful ascension of Ama Dablam, descend back to Base Camp.
Day 29: Clean up Base Camp and Rest.
Day 30 - 31: Trek back to Lukla
Day 32: Lukla – Kathmandu.
Day 33: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 34: Final departure.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kathmandu International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.|
|NOT INCLUDED|| |
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