Ama Dablam is the third most popular Himalayan peak for permitted expeditions. Most of the mountaineering beginners start their climbing through this Mountain. A climbing permit and a liaison officer are required when attempting Ama Dablam. As with Mt. Everest, the best climbing months are April-May-June (before the monsoon) and September-October-November.
The most popular route is the Southwest Ridge as normal. Climbers typically set up three camps. Along the ridge with camp 3 just below and to the right of the hanging glacier, the Dablam. Any ice that calves off the glacier typically goes left, away from the camp. However, a 2006 avalanche proved otherwise. Our previous expedition to this peak made base camp at 4770 meters, camp 1 at 5800 meters, camp 2 at 6075 meters, camp 3 at 6400 meters and then summit with great success. The trek to base camp is one of the most stunning, with acclimatization days.
Before your Ama Dablam mountain Expedition, you would have acclimatization trip to the magnificent Gokyo valley, a land of high altitude lakes and icy glaciers. Except going to Gokyo valley, you should proceed towards Everest base camp as well, go towards the Khumbu glacier en route to Everest base camp 17,575 ft and you can enjoy spectacular panorama from Kala Patthar at 18,192ft (5545m.). Your route descends to Dignboche and goes to Chhukung valley and Island (Imja Tse) Base Camp for climbing training . It offers a worthwhile challenge and competent in using ice axe and crampons, being technically straight forward to submit Island Peak or Imja Tse 6160 meters (20210 feet).
Trekking in the Khumbu you see some of the world’s most renowned mountains.
We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and then trek through Namche Bazaar, Tyangboche Monastery and Pangboche – before setting up base camp or if there is adjusted package with Island peak or other peaks or high passed before. There is an ‘Independent Amadablam Expedition’ package with basic needs of your expedition including your permit, Liaison Officers service and logistic support into the Amadablam base camp; as well as fully supported expedition we are organizing for you too. The majority of the route is fixed with rope to allow safe passage and tents will be placed in the camps by the Sherpa climbing team. This allows you the greatest chance of success and makes sure the whole experience stays fun.
Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu
Arrive to Kathmandu, an exciting and memorable experience with the panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayan range greets your sight. Independent Himalayan Adventure's Airport Representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel.
Day 02, 03 - Kathmandu. Preparation of Expedition.
Kathmandu. Preparation of Expedition. Briefing in Ministry of Tourism to obtain Mountain Permit. In these two days, we will finalize paperworks; Preparation of Expedition. Briefing in Ministry of Tourism to obtain Mountain Permit.
Day 04 - Kathmandu- Lukla-Phakding (2640 meters).
Early morning fly to Lukla Tenzing Hillary Airpot (the hub of Khumbu) take short time to finalize packing for porterts/yaks. Tea/Coffee.
Day 05 - Namche Bazaar (3446 meters).
After breakfast trek start from Phakding. Enter Sagarmatha National Park and trek to Namche Bazaar (3446 meters). It will take you around 6 hrs.
Day 06 - Acclimatization in Namche Bazzar.
Rest day in Namche Bazzar for acclimatization. This day you can visit up to Syangboche, Khumjung, Khunde, Thamo around and back to Namche.
Day 07 - Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters).
Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters) 5.30 hours. We continue to climb as we head to the altitude of 4350 meters taking our time so we avoid getting affected by the thinning of the air.
Day 08 - Trek to Chhukung (4710 meters).
Trek to Chhukung (4710 meters) You can see mountains which are waiting for your welcome arrival to chhukung.
Day 09 - Trek to Island peak B.C. (5240 meters)
Trek to Island peak base camp (5240 meters) it will take you around 4 hours. Setup your camps and prepare for your climbing in next day..
Day 10 / 11- Ascent Island Peak (6160 meters / 20210 feet) and return to Chhukung (4750 meters)
Summit to Island peak (6160 meters / 20210 feet) and return to Chhukung (4750 meters) with success.
Day 12 - Trek to Pangboche (3900 m.) and to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600 m.).
Trek from Tyangboche to Pangboche (3900m) 3 hrs. Lunch there . Pangboche is the place near by Ama Dablam Base Camp. Arrive Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600 m.) on your time. Try to adjust your self on high altitudes.
Day 13 to 26 - Ama Dablam (6812 meters) Climbing Period.
Climbing period of Mt. Ama Dablam -6812 meters. Be successful Climber.
Day 27 - Trek down to Tyangboche (3860m).
Trek down to Tyangboche Monastery (3860m.) after your successful try..
Day 28 - Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.).
The walk from Tyangboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga, near to Shanasha. The walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. Enroute you will visit traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde. There is an opportunity to visit one of its monastery, the only monastery that has a Yeti Scalp. From Khumjung village another 30 minutes walk brings you to the village of Khunde, where you can visit the Khunde Hospital funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. After Khunde, a scenic and pleasant walk brings you to Namche for the overnight.
Day 29 - Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.) 5 to 6 hrs.
The last day of your trek leads you from Namche Bazaar via Phakding, Monjo to Lukla.
The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay. Enjoy your Last day party with your group.
Day 30 - Fly back to Kathmandu.
Morning flight back to Kathmandu. Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35 minute Scenic flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 31 and 32 - Reserve days, Kathmandu..
Reserve days / Free Days in Kathmandu.
Lukla airport is mountain side airport. these types of airport some time affected by clouds or bad weather to fly or land aeroplane. so that we are suggesting all of your tourists for extend minimum a day more. this reserve day you may visit around.Kathmandu or you can do shopping or you may go to other extra activities i.e; rafting plus chitwan jungle safari. these extra services cost can be extra.
Day 33 - Departure from Kathmandu.
After breakfast; morning is free for shopping or individual activities.
Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu for Final Departure.
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