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Amadablam Expedition - 6812 M

Amadablam Expedition - 6812 M

Facts About Trip

Days 27
Grade Moderate to Hard
Best month March/April/May/ June & October/November
Maxi Elevation Summit: Amadablam 6,812m
Group size Minimum 2 pax
Accommodation Lodge accommodation & Camping services
Meal Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Starts From Flight: Kathmandu to Lukla
End at Flight: Lukla to Kathmandu

Overview And Highlights

Private and Group Joining Climb

Mount Ama Dablam (6,812m) is the third most popular climbing peak in Nepal and lies in the Everest region. The beautiful mountain clearly seems from Namche and the upper part of the Khumbu valley.

Climbing over the Amadablam peak is the most well-known course by a significant margin is the initial ascent path along the Southwest Ridge. It is a typical climb with three camps, and the ridge, with the three camps located just below the right side of the hanging glacier, the Dablam and the Dablam, meaning the ice that breaks off of the glacier disappears within the campsite.

A climbing permit is required to climb Ama Dablam Expedition. In order to climb over the mountain, you must have a solid base of rock climbing and ice climbing experience. The majority of the climbing route of Ama Dablam is fixed by climbing rope, therefore climbers have to be skilled at climbing or descending fixed ropes, as well as passing anchors.

Expedition camping at the base camp

Amadablam Climbing History

Mount Ama Dablam was the first ascent on the 13th of March in 1961, by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (UK), and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest Ridge. They had been well-acclimatized to the high altitudes, having spent wintering at 5,800m close to the summit’s base during the Silver Hut Scientific Expedition of 1960-61, commanded by Sir Edmund Hillary.

Ama-Dablam Climbing Route

You can join the climb during the Everest climbing time between  April-May in the spring and September-October-November in the fall season. It is well-known that you can join the Ama Dablam expedition on a trip up to Everest Base Camp or climb from Island Peak.

The second option is a great method to prepare for the climb. The trek toward Everest Base camp is a beautiful way to pay homage to Everest and to experience the iconic Everest views from Kalapathar.

Incorporating the Ama Dablam trek along with the Island Peak climb offers a unique perspective of Everest from the top that is self-denying and provides a pleasant climbing experience.

The normal climbing route uses the Southwest edge, with a typical plan comprising three camps high: Camp One (5,600m), Camp Two (5,900m) as well as Camp 3. (6,200m) with a base Camp situated at 4,500m. Camp 3 is situated on the ridge’s shoulder, just beneath and to the left of the final, steep snow slope until the summit.

expedition luggage carrying by yak

Climbing Options

Full Board Climbing Service

This Full Board climbing service is the combination of a trekking service during the trek and an in-Base Camp and a high camp service during the climb. All of our Full Board service clients will have an individual Sherpa Climbing guide that is exclusively focused on the individual client throughout the climb.

The climbers’ Sherpa guides will create and secure routes for climbing together with other teams of climbers who are participating along the route. Establish all high camps equipped with equipment for camping, food, and oxygen. They will cook high-altitude meals for the client.

Base Camp Service

We provide an efficient, friendly, and professional service beginning from Kathmandu all the way to Amadabkam Base Camp as well as on the climb.

In the Base camp, our cooks and assistants prepare food and provide three, freshly prepared and abundant meals every day. They will also ensure that cold and hot beverages are readily available throughout the day.

At our Base Camp, we provide spacious personal tents of high quality for our guests, both with full board or base-camp service only.

In the base camp, we offer a dining tent as well as kitchen tents toilet facilities, portable shower facilities as well as sleeping tents for our staff.

In base camp, we provide the ability to communicate, such as satellite phone and internet connectivity solar panels to recharge your batteries, as well as UHF/VHF handheld radios that are located on the mountain for maintaining communications between ABC and the higher camps.

Amadablam Climbing in Autumn and Spring 2024/2025

Peace Nepal Treks is planning to operate climbing over the Amadablam Peak in the spring and autumn seasons of 2024 and 2025. We are offering private and group joining climbing services to our clients.

If you are looking to share the climbing fees and want to summit the mountain, joining this fixed departure mountain expedition will be beneficial for you.

A group joining climbing provides an opportunity to share the idea and experiences of other climbers with you which might be useful to climb over the giant peak easily.

Day to Day Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to your hotel stay in Kathmandu, Overnight stay Kathmandu hotel.

Day 2 : Trekking preparation
Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Preparation, Briefings, Last minute shopping and formalities, Overnight stay hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3 : Flight:- Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2800

Flight:- Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,800m), Overnight stay in Phakding, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION.

Day 4 : Trek Phakding to Namche Bazzar
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

Trek Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3,440m), Overnight stay in Namche Bazzar, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION.

Day 5 : Acclimatization day at Namche Bazzar
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

Acclimatization day at Namche Bazzar and walk around the Everest view hotel, Overnight stay in Namche, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION.

Day 6 : Trek Namche Bazzar to Thyanboche
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3810

Trek Namche Bazzar to Thyanboche 3.810m, Overnight stay in Thyangboche, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION.

Day 7 : Trek Tangboche to Pangboche
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3990

Trek Tangboche to Pangboche (3,990m), Overnight stay in Pangboche, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION.

Day 8 : Trek Pangboche to Ama Dablam Basecamp
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4450

Trek Pangboche to Ama Dablam Basecamp (4,450m), Overnight stay in Ama Dablam Base Camp, CAMPING SERVICES.

Day 09 - Day 21 : Day 09 to Day 21 - Climbing period for Mount Ama Dablam
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
6812

Day 09 to Day 21- Climbing period for Mount Ama Dablam (6,812m), Overnight stay in CAMPING SERVICES.

Day 22 : Trek Base Camp to Namche Bazzar
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

Trek Base Camp to Namche Bazzar (3,440m), Over night stay in Namche Bazzar, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION

Day 23 : Trek Namche Bazzar to Lukla
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2840

Trek Namche Bazzar to Lukla 2,840m, Over night stay in Lukla, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION.

Day 24 : Flight: - Lukla to Kathmandu
Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Flight: - Lukla to Kathmandu and transfe to hotel stay in Kathmandu, Overnight hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 25 : Free rest day in Kathmandu
Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Free rest day in Kathmandu, Overnight stay in Kathmandu hotel.

Day 26 : Transfer to International Airport to back home.
Food
Breakfast

Today, you have time till your departure from Kathmandu and can visit the historical city of Kathmandu and tourist places in Thamel.

What Is Included ?

Full Board Service Package Include:

  • Transportation: Return transfers from the International airport to your hotel
  • Hotel Stay: 3 Star Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on a BB Plan basis
  • Entry Fees: all government taxes including Everest National Park & Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipal entry permit entry fees
  • Permit Fees: Royalty & Climbing permit for climbing the normal route of Amadablam Expedition- 6,812m
  • Walkie Talkie:  To communicate mountain to base camp & government permission.
  • Communication: Satellite phone for communication with the cost of US$ 4 per minute
  • Flight: Kathmandu to Lukla – Kathmandu for guest
  • Flight: Nepali guide climbing sherpa, Kathmandu to Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Cargo services: all the trekking & expedition equipment is transported by air cargo from Kathmandu to Lukla and also trek back from Lukla to Kathmandu. During the trek will carry by local porters or by yak to the base camp & way back to Lukla.
  • Climbing Guide: 1:1 experienced private climbing Sherpa guide during the climb (Amadablam Summiteers), including his wages/insurance/allowance and meals.
  • Base Camp Nepali Staff: During the climbing period, we have experienced high-altitude cook/Kitchen staff and necessary helpers with full insurance/ their daily wages and allowances.
  • Porter: all the personal luggage and necessary expedition equipment carried by a local porter including their daily wages/meals/insurance and full equipment.
  • Liaison Officer: Government-appointed liaison officer for the expedition fully paid a salary, accommodation, and meals.
  • Guide & Porter:  Experienced English-speaking guide & necessary supporter to carry your luggage (two guests = 1 porter (we pay their daily wages, insurance, trekking equipment, food, and accommodation)
  • Camping Services: Complete camping sets like kitchenware, kitchen, and dining tents with furniture like tables and chairs.
  • Toilet and shower tents and one individual member tent at ABC.
  • Trekking Equipment: Trekking poles, sleeping bag/duffle bag/down jacket (we provide these if necessary), to return after the trek completed
  • Base Camp Tent & High Tent: At the base camp, all necessary camping equipment and all best qualities member tents for camps 1, 2, and 3, for member and Sherpa sharing, Icefall charges if required Wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for involved staffs.
  • Oxygen & Mask regulator:  Oxygen bottles are stocked in the base camp in case of emergencies. 
  • Oxygen: Emergency oxygen mask and regulator upon the requirement of guest with reliable charge.
  • High-altitude food: Required high-altitude food for climbing member support Sherpa.
  • Climbing Rope: Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period.
  • Insurances: Emergency rescue Insurance and medical for all Nepalese crews during the trek and expedition.
  • Necessary assistance for individual travel arrangements.
  • Food at Base Camp: Freshly cooked 3 meals a day (BLD-tea-coffee) by a professional cook during the Base Camp.
  • Meals on the Trek: Three meals a day (BLD-tea-coffee) and teahouse /lodge accommodation during the trek as a menu in every tea house of your choice.
  • Supplementary snacks: Energy bars and cookies at base camp
  • Fruits: Seasonal fresh fruits where is possible
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Rescue Arrangements: In the emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • Diamox: Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc)
  • Local SIM CARD (NCELL), to return after the trek completed
  • Light: Solar panel with batteries for light and devices charging in the Base Camp.
  • Heather: Warm heater at the base camp dining tent
  • Government taxes & PNT official service charge
  • Water purification tablets: Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water
  • Map: Everest trekking map
  • Certificate: After successfully Ama Dablam climbed, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation issued the certificate.
  • Rubbish disposal

Medical support: emergency first aid kit carried by the support staff

Camping equipment: We always provide every guest on a holiday trek with high qualities equipment: good qualities tent, a Gas stove for food preparation, a toilets tent and papers, a kitchen tent with necessary utensils, a Dining tent (for eating), a table and chairs as a group, hand clean up towel and soap with tap water, Ice ax, and sable.

Accommodation and meals: During camping treks, an expert cook accompanies us and serves the best local dishes with different items on our plates. Both food and accommodation during camping treks are our responsibilities. We serve three meals on camping treks.

Breakfast Verities: Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, boil water/different kinds Tibetan bread, toast, omelet fried or scrambled, boil egg, porridge, muesli, cornflake, chapatti, jam, honey, pinner butter, rice pudding, pancake, butter, salami, sinoman role.

Lunch: Juice, tea (black/lemon/coffee), boil water/ sandwich, potato cheaps, different items of bread, vegetable, macaroni, chaumin, fried/boil potatoes, plan chapatti, back beans.

Dinner: Different items Soup, popcorn, prawn, cookies, papad/ local Nepali verities food (Daal/rice/vegetables/meat/pickle), pizza (vegetable/mushroom/chicken), burger, pasta, chicken meat, can meat, veg/non-veg momo, spagity, noodles, tuna fish, sasit, spring role.

Desert: tea, coffee, milk, chocolate, boil water, cake, pie, seasonal fruits, tin fruit, mango, apple, banana.

Water: we serve with boil water drink along the trek either you can make tea or coffee for a day trip. It should be better to bring a good quality water bottle for the trek.

What Is Excluded?

  • Meals: All meals (lunch/dinner) in Kathmandu
  • Laundry, communication expenses, and Internet uses.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, camera/video fees, and trekking gear.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Summit bonus climbing guide: Summit bonus to your private Sherpa guide if approached the summit (Minimum US$ 1200.00)
  • Permission: Permits for walkie-talkies & filming if special camera.
  • Personal Climb gears: Defined personal climbing gears.
  • Tipping base camp staff: Tips to Base Camp staff are mandatory; a minimum of US$ 200 per member for the team.
  • Snacks: chocolate/aerated drinks/mineral water/alcoholic drinks/nutria bars
  • Rescue services: Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate medical & travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies), including helicopter evacuation & hospitalization (medical test, medicine) if required
  • extra expenses: Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as bottled water/coca-cola/WIFI on trek/hot shower/electric device recharge
  • City visit: Sightseeing in Kathmandu entrance fees/transportation/hire guide
  • Flight ticket: Your International flight ticket airfare & Nepal entry visa fees which travel visa can get up on your arrival at Kathmandu airport, On Arrival Visa Fee15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, 90 Days – 125 USD
  • Services not mentioned herein packages
  • Personal trekking equipment

Travel Insurance: –

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness, and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while traveling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergency.

Altitude Graph

Additional Information

In the middle of Nepal's big mountains is one called Amadablam. It's famous and tough to climb. It's shaped like a pyramid and stands really tall at 6,812 meters (22,349 feet). People from all over the world want to climb it. But they need to pick the right time.

Choosing when to climb Amadablam is super important to stay safe and reach the top. You can climb it any time of the year, but some times are better than others.

The best time is during autumn, from September to November. The weather is usually good then. The sky is clear, and it doesn't rain much. The air is cool but not too cold, so climbers don't freeze. Also, the paths are dry, which makes it safer to walk to Amadablam Base Camp.

In autumn, lots of climbers come to Nepal to climb other big mountains like Mount Everest. This means there are more places to rest and get help along the way.

Spring, from March to May, is also okay for climbing Amadablam. The weather is nice, with warmer days and pretty flowers everywhere. But sometimes, there can be storms, so climbers need to be careful and watch the weather.

Winter, from December to February, and summer, from June to August, are not good times to climb Amadablam. In winter, it's very cold and snowy, with lots of avalanches. In summer, it rains a lot, and the paths get slippery.

So, the best times to climb Amadablam are autumn and spring. That's when the weather is good, and it's safer to climb. By picking the right time, climbers can enjoy the amazing views and reach the top safely.

Climbing Amadablam is a serious endeavor, requiring climbers to be well-prepared with the right gear to tackle the challenges of the mountain. Here's a rundown of the essential personal gear climbers should bring for an Amadablam expedition:

Climbing Boots: Sturdy, insulated climbing boots with good ankle support are vital for navigating the rugged terrain and steep slopes of Amadablam. They should be crampon-compatible for traction on icy surfaces.

Climbing Harness: A comfortable and durable climbing harness is necessary for safety during roped sections and for securing oneself at belay points. It should fit snugly and have ample gear loops for carrying essential equipment.

Helmet: Protecting the head from falling rocks and ice is crucial on a mountain like Amadablam. A well-fitted climbing helmet can prevent serious head injuries in case of accidents.

Climbing Rope: High-quality dynamic climbing ropes are essential for belaying, rappelling, and securing oneself during tricky sections of the ascent. Ropes should be inspected for any signs of wear or damage before use.

Crampons: These traction devices attach to climbing boots to provide grip on icy or steep terrain. Choosing crampons with adjustable bindings ensures a secure fit on various boot sizes.

Ice Axe: A sturdy ice axe is indispensable for self-arresting in case of a fall and for navigating steep snow and ice slopes. It should be the right length for the climber's height and skill level.

Carabiners and Quickdraws: These metal clips are used for attaching ropes, slings, and other gear to the harness. Climbers should carry a variety of locking and non-locking carabiners, as well as quickdraws for setting up anchors and protection points.

Prusik Cord: Prusik cords are invaluable for ascending ropes during rescue situations or self-rescue scenarios. They provide a mechanical advantage and can be used for ascending fixed lines or rescuing a fallen climber.

Clothing Layers: Dressing in layers is essential for managing body temperature and staying comfortable in changing weather conditions. Climbers should pack moisture-wicking base layers, insulating mid-layers, and waterproof outer layers to protect against wind and precipitation.

Gloves and Mittens: Insulated gloves or mittens are essential for protecting hands from frostbite and abrasions. Waterproof and breathable materials are ideal for keeping hands dry and comfortable.

Headlamp: A reliable headlamp with extra batteries is essential for navigating in the dark during early morning starts or late finishes. It's crucial for safety and ensures visibility on the mountain.

Backpack: A durable and lightweight backpack with a capacity of around 40-60 liters is ideal for carrying personal gear, food, water, and other essentials. It should have a comfortable harness system and be compatible with carrying climbing equipment.

Sleeping Bag and Pad: For overnight stays at high-altitude camps, a warm and lightweight sleeping bag rated for low temperatures is essential. A compact sleeping pad provides insulation and comfort on cold ground.

Personal Hygiene and First Aid Kit: Basic toiletries, sunscreen, lip balm, and a first aid kit with essential medical supplies should be included to address minor injuries, altitude sickness, and other health concerns.

Altitude Gear: Climbers may require altitude-specific gear such as oxygen tanks, masks, and regulators for higher camps. These should be provided by the expedition outfitter or arranged separately.

Personal Items: Items like sunglasses, a camera, snacks, water bottles, and a map or GPS device are essential for personal comfort, hydration, navigation, and documenting the climb.

It's crucial for climbers to carefully select and pack their gear, ensuring they have everything they need for safety, comfort, and success on the challenging slopes of Amadablam. Additionally, thorough training and experience with the equipment are essential for safe and efficient use during the expedition.

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swimwear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woolen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunblock
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

The following equipment is needed during the Climbing period: –

(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore-Tex Jackets).

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