Ama Dablam Expedition

Ama Dablam Expedition

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Over View

Elevation: 8,163m (26,763ft)
Nepal/Manaslu Region/Lamjung District
28°33′0″ N 84°33′35″ E
First Ascent:
Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu (Japan), May 9, 1956
Climbing Season:
Late spring (traditionally less hazardous) and autumn
Expedition duration:
45 days (typically)
Climbing duration:
32 days (typically)
Group Size:
02-15 people per Group
Climbing Route:
South west route (normal)
Base camp:
Camp 1 elevation:
Camp 2 elevation:
Camp 3 elevation:
Camp 4 elevation:

Mt. Ama Dablam
(6812 M )located in the lap of Mt. Everest has been considered the prettiest mountain in the world. Normally most of the mountains are name with some specific region. Ama means mother and Dablam means the pearl necklace. The main peak regarded as Ama and the hanging glacier is Dablam, the combination gives the name Amadablam. Ama Dablam expedition offer a superb technical climbing experience in Khumbu Himalayas. The climbing require a strong mountaineering skills and high altitude experience due to its steep, rock and Snow climbing. If you have previous climbing experience and wish to Participate fully as a team member of an expertly led expedition to one of the world's most impressive mountain then climbing expedition to Ama Dablam is the best suited. Normally three camp are set in Ama dablam climbing above the base Camp (4570 m). The normal route for the climbing is SOuth- West Ridge.Ama Dablam was first climbed on 13 March 1961 by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (Uk) and Wally Romanes (NZ) Via the south-west Ridge.

We start our trip with the one hour exciting flight to lukla and set off well tradden route to Everest base Camp for proper acclimazation before the ascend Ama Dablam Base camp. Our expedition crews do stock all the food and climbing stuff at Ama Dablam base camp while the climbing teams members are on acclimatization hike. Experience Required: All climbers need to have good skills on rock and Ice climbing and rechnically competent. On most part of the roures there will be fixed rope, however, the climber should process skill of climbing through steep rock and hard compact ice. we follow the south West route to the top it is consider the safe route as well as free from objective danger such as avalanche. Our Sherpa Guide and all field staffs are very experience for your sefty climbing. They have been working in Nepal himalayas since a decay.

Trip Facts:

Country: Nepal
Accommodation: Lodge & camping
Max Altitude: 6812 M
Group size: Maximum 15
Trip length: 35 Days
Best Season: Mar - May | Sep - Dec
Trip Grade: Challenging
Transport: Fly in - Fly Out

Itinerary Details of Ama Dablam Expedition- Autumn 2015

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1340m).
  • Day 02: Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing.
  • Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla(2840m) and trek to Phakding (2800m approx 4 hrs walk).
  • Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m approx 6hrs walk).
  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar rest day for acclimatization, you may walk to Everest view Hotel (3800m approx 2 hrs) seen Everest range mountain, back to Namche and visit Hilary and Sherpa museum.
  • Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche(3860m approx 5 hrs walk)and visit monastery.
  • Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4350M - Approx 4 hrs).
  • Day 08: Rest day in Dingbotche, for acclimatization, Trek to Chhukung (4730m -appprox 2 hours watch view of Ama Dablam, Island peak and back to Dingbotche.
  • Day 09: Trek from Dingboche (4350m.) to Chhukung (4730m.) which it takes about two and a half hour.
  • Day 10: Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5087m) which it takes about three hours.
  • Day 11 – 12: Climb to Island Peak (6189m).
    01 November/ Day 13: Trek from Island Peak Base Camp to Dingboche, which takes about three hours.
  • Day 14: Trek from Dingboche to Ama Dablam Base camp(4400m).
  • Day 15-30: Climbing period (summit Ama Dablam (6812m).
  • Day 31: Trek from Ama Dablam base camp to Tengboche(3860M approx 6 hrs walk).
  • Day 32: Trek from Tengboche to manju (2800m approx 07 hrs walk).
  • Day 33: Trek from Manju to Lukla(2840m approx 5 hrs walk).
  • Day 34: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (35M) transfer to hotel rest and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.
  • Day 35: Final Departure or alternatively, join other activities.

Global Holidays Adventure offers full board Service for our entire range of flagship Mountaineering Expeditions to 6000m, 7000m and 8000m peak and expedition. Our full board service means that we will provide a trekking service, an in-Base camp service and high camp service executed by your Sherpa climbing guide. All our full board clients will have a personal Sherpa climbing guide exclusively dedicated to the client for the duration of the climb.

The role of the Sherpa Climbing Guide is to:
  • Work with our Sherpa Guides Team to establish and secure climbing route in collaboration with other climbing teams participating on the route;
  • Establish all high camps with camping equipment, provisions and prepare high altitude food for his client;
  • Assist his client on the route and ensure client safety and wellbeing on the route through guiding and negotiating the route access priorities at pace and schedule determined by clients’ physical condition and preferred pace.
  • Provide tactical high altitude strategy for acclimatization sequence, monitor client in high camps for any adverse high altitude signs and symptoms and to provide sound support and advise on climbing schedule;
  • Ensure total commitment to the client in case of emergency with clients’ safety and wellbeing as overriding priority.
High camp service for Full Board Service clients will consist of provision of all equipment necessary to fix the route, all camping equipment, fuel and food for high camps.

To Ama Dablam climb we will establish semi-permanent camp 2 with service tent and toilet facilities exclusively available to our Full Board service clients.
"Package cost"
Hotel Ama Dablam Climbing Only Ama Dablam & Island Peak Climbing
5 Star or Equivalent Hotels USD $ 5200.00 USD $ 5800.00
4 Star or Equivalent Hotels USD $ 5125.00 USD $ 5725.00
3 Star or Equivalent Hotels USD $ 5000.00 USD $ 5600.00

Full Board Service Cost Include

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with other necessary surface transport (by Non A/C Vehicles) as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the International airport by our representative while arriving and departing.
  • 4 Nights accommodations at three Star hotels in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • Necessary staffs including experienced guides and porters during the trekking and climbing.
  • Flight Tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu sector to all climbing member and Staff including airport tax.
  • All trekking and camping equipments like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, etc.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) along with available accommodation at Hotel/ Lodge/ Guest Houses or tents for members and staffs during trek and climbing in twin sharing basis.
  • Per person 30 kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 25 kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mt. Everest.
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Ama Dablam
  • Nepalese Government Royalty;
  • One Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, and 03 Times Everest Summiteers Climbing/expedition Guide (Sherpa) per client (1:1 climbing guide).
  • All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs in trekking and expedition.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the ABC.
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger.
  • All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3. Ice fall charges and Gamow Bags.
  • We provide Sherpa's tents, food for climbing, and insurance.
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.
  • GLOBAL HOLIDAYS ADVENTURE Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.)

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner)
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner, etc.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone And Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, or Trekking Gears.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Walkie-talkies & Filming permit (if you have special camera).
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” SECTION.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival).
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Cost depends on Group size and Hotel Category in Hotels in Kathmandu.
  • The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of trekkers.
  • Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified.
  • Additional activities may be added as climbers request with appropriate additional cost.
  • The cost may also be affected due to the requirement of number of guides and porters.
  • For any kind of change please contact us by mail or call.
Global Holidays Adventure is proud to provide high quality service with focus on safety of our customers. We have our climbing safety and logistics assessed and reviewed by experienced European and North American climbers and we are proud of our service.

Is Mountain Climbing/ Expedition permit different than Trekking permit ?
Yes, Trekking permit is only limited to trekking in the designated areas but not for climbing. Mountain Climbing or Peak climbing is a separate permit issued by the government of Nepal.

Note: Climbing permit are valid for a month and it only takes account of the time you spend Climbing a peak/ mountain but not the the time you spend in getting to the base Or return from there. Permit requires everyone in the group to have insurence, and group be accompained by a certified from the Nepal Mountaineer Association.

What type of shape do I need for this Trip?

Climbing provides the most adventurous experience with spectacular scenery through remote glaciated valleys and passes. This trip requires physical fitness which will assist with climbing. Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering this trip.

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?
Yes, Global Holidays Adventure representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall, he/she will be displaying an Global Holidays Adventure name with your name on it. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Visa info:- Entry Visa fees - at present $25 for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry into Nepal. You take take Visa after landing Nepal in Tribhuwan International Airport.

Toilet Facilities - On trek, common toilet facilities are available at Tea Houses.

What kind of food can I expect in trekking / Climbing ?
During your Trekking, Most of Teahouse’s cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many larger villages you may find some meat on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination. During your peak climbing you will have tented camp and will have light food.

What sort of transportation I use?
Global holidays Adventure is all about providing you with local insights as well as adventure, with that in mind, where we think you will get more out of your holiday by using a different means of transport that is what we do. Using a variety of private transport is an integral part of our Himalaya tours and enhances the experience! We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pickups. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, van or land cruiser. These small light vehicles are more manoeuvrable and flexible enabling us to take you through the Narrow roads of Nepal. All the vehicles are usually air-conditioned unless we are travelling in cooler areas.

What is the best season for this Climbing ?
The best time for is October to mid December and mid February to mid June. It is not very good Climbing during the monsoon season from June to August.

What is the weather & temperature like in trekking?
Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler the days are enerally warm. Winter (January and February) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to -15 deg C low.

Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
These facilities will be available in most of the places in your hotel reception by paying some service charges. Remember to bring your adapters!

Is there any communication while we are on trekking?
There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. Some place there is also internet access which you can use by paying some charges.

Can I use credit cards in the places visit in trekking?
In Kathmandu you can use your credit/Master Card. During the Trekking you need cash you cannot use your credit card.

How much additional money do I need per day?
In Kathmandu, you can allocate US$ 08 - 10 for a lunch / dinner. It’s all depends on your spending habits. US$10 to 20 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates and few drinks in trekking.

Do I need to tip my guide and porters?
How much would that be? This is a difficult thing to tell. Its up to you from your heart by looking their work and support. Tipping is not required, but a small way to show your guides and local porters thanks for their help. The level of the tip should reflect the level of personal involvement with your guide.

Is the water OK to drink? Do I need to bring purifying tablets/filter?

In most places bottled water is readily available. If you wish to drink normal water, you need to use purifying aid, which you will need to bring with you.

Global Holidays Adventure Agency's staff insured?

Our company insures all our trekking staff, including guide, cook, Sherpa and porters.

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tour?
Valid Passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy. Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy which you need to give to us before you leaving for Trip. Cash and Traveller’s Cheques, keep numbers and proof of purchase separate. Flight tickets Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.

Can I add extra days to my trekking trip? A trekking holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.

Do you use yaks/porters on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?
Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream etc only.

What opportunities will I have for shower along the trek?
Yes, we arrange guesthouse with hot shower but some Place there is not hot shower, we will provide hot water in bucket for shower.

I would you like to extend my holiday, any recommendations?

Yes, there are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Following trips are suggested for your holiday extensions.
Kathmandu Shopping Tour

What immunizations will I need?
No vaccinations are compulsory in Himalaya, but we do recommend you are covered for *diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, *hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. We also recommend: - A dental check-up prior to travelling. - That you know your blood group in case of emergency.

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