Ama Dablam (6812m) Expedition
Ama Dablam (6812m) Expedition
Ama Dablam (6812m) Expedition
Ama Dablam (6812m) Expedition
Ama Dablam (6812m) Expedition

Ama Dablam (6812m) Expedition

  • Duration 31 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Ascent Route South East
  • Elevation 6,812 m
  • Grade Tough
  • Group Size 5-12 Pax
  • Price from USD 5999

ABOUT Ama Dablam (6812m) Expedition

No mountain in the world captures alpine climber’s imaginations like 22,525 ft (6,866 meter) Ama Dablam. Ama Dablam is one of the most stunning peaks in the Himalaya and one of the most impressive mountains in the world. Situated in the heart of Ama Dablam Khumbu region, this expedition offers a superb, technical climbing experience in a magnificent setting, with numerous cultural and scenic diversions.

With no easy route to its summit, climbing Ama Dablam is reserved for dedicated alpinists, who have built skills and experience in much more than simply high altitude walking. Sherpa Shepherds’ guiding approach on Ama Dablam differs notably from many other guide services as we intentionally keep our team small. Instead of running a large expedition with many climbers, we focus our attention on leading a more personal climbing team, concentrating our resources on each individual to ensure the safest, most enjoyable, and most successful experience possible for each one of our climbers. Our expedition is fully staffed and no extras or add-ons are needed. The smaller team ratios and thoroughly organized expedition facilitates better team dynamics, closer communication, individualized attention, and helps avoid the fragmentation inherent to larger expeditions. We believe this creates and most enjoyable climbing team possible.

We, Sherpa Shepherds maintain strict standards of safety, climb with small ratios, offer an unparalleled level of service, provide you with the best and most experienced guides, and have an infrastructure that is geared entirely toward your individual safety and success in the Himalayas. Our Ama Dablam expeditions are led by veteran Sherpa guides who possess years of climbing experience with numerous summit records. Our familiarity with the mountain and experience combined with the ability to transcend the logistical hurdles, as well as providing excellent base camp facilities, makes the possibility of taking those final steps onto an 8200m summit that much greater.

Trip Itinerary

  1. 1 Kathmandu

    Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan airport, Sherpa Shepherds representative welcome you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. Upon arrival at hotel, a Sherpa Shepherds tour manager will brief you about trip, check-up climbing gears and fix time for visit at Ministry of Tourism for permit along other necessary information. And then you’ll free time to explore Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali***

    Included Meal: No

    Altitude of Kathmandu: 1310 meter

    Drive: 20 min  (airport to hotel)

  2. 2 Kathmandu

    Today is free day for preparation of Everest Expedition. You’ll have free time to check climbing gears or explore around Kathmandu while the leader will attend the Ministry of Tourism for a formal briefing. The day will also be for finalizing official procedure and other necessary arrangements.  If you explore the fascinating city of Kathmandu, you can visit Kathmandu’s World Heritage Sites. We make a guided tour to some of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu valley: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, and Boudhnath. You will be also briefed on the nature of expedition, equipments and team composition. You can also make your last minute buying of personal items if anything missed. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali***.

    Included Meal: Breakfast

  3. 3 Kathmandu

    Nepal is land of many festivals and holidays. And this day is reserve day in case if previous day is holiday in Ministry of Tourism for climbing permit formalities. Also today you can do last minutes shopping if you missed to buy anything for this expedition. If there is no holiday in previous day, you’ll free time to res and explore around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali***

    Included Meal: Breakfast

  4. 4 Kathmandu-Phakding

    Early morning you’ll transfer to airport and you’ll make an early start to take a spectacular, short mountain flight to Lukla, the start point for our trek. Watch out for the Langtang and Jugal ranges then the Rolwaling Himal, Gaurisankar and Menlumtse before getting your first glimpse of Everest on the flight.

    Upon arrival at Lukla airport you’ll meet trekking crew such as guide and porters. You’ll spend a few minutes sorting out bags etc before setting off through this winding village to the trek start proper at the Khumbu ‘gateway’. It’s gently downhill on pitched stone trails through low rhododendron forest, small ‘garden’ farms and old and new hamlets to the banks of the foaming Dudh Koshi River. There will be plenty of short stops to meet the locals, take photographs and just soak up the scenery and the clear mountain air as we meander along, the undulating trail glimpsing views of 6000m snow-capped peaks high above. Passing the enormous mani stone at Thado Koshi we meander up through the many chortens and prayer wheels of Sano and along to our destination of Phakding in time for a late lunch. Overnight at lodge.

    Altitude of Phakding: 2640 meter | Flight: 35 min  | Trek: 3 hrs | Altitude Gain: : 1330 meter

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  5. 5 Phakding-Namche

    After breakfast at lodge, you’ll start trekking through a beautiful pine forest that leads us along the Dudh Koshi River and Hillary Suspension Bridge to reach to Monjo and starting point of Sagarmatha National Park. Here we stop at check post of TIMS & National Park permit. The trail passes through the Dudh Koshi, Bhote Koshi River, Jorsalle village, Large Dovan and cross one of the highest bridge over the Dudh Kosi River of Everest region and reach to Chautara from where we can see the first glimpse of the Mt. Everest. Further walking about one hour steep up we reach to Namche bazar.

    Namche bazar is known as ‘hearth of Khumbu’ which is one of the trading points for Sherpa people. It is also ideal market for visitors to purchase traditional crafts. Every Saturday there would be local street market, do not miss if you are there on Saturday. Overnight at lodge.

    Altitude of Namche: 3440 meter | Trek: 5-6 hrs | Altitude Gain:  800 meter

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  6. 6 Namche

    Today is the schedule for acclimatization and explore around Namche Bazzar.  After breakfast you’ll head toward Syangboche airport. Syanboche airport is known as world highest altitude airport.

    First of all, in the morning you’ll visit Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest photo Gallery, which is just 15-minute walking distance from Namche Bazar. From the museum you can have the spectacular picturesque Mountain View and take some photographs. Then start trekking to Everest view hotel passing through Syangboche Airport which takes about 2 hours. Then you’ll climb further to reach Mt. Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Kusum Kangkaru, Thamserku, Kongde and many more. Enjoy the spectacular view of mountains including Mt. Everest from the nearest destination then trek back to Namche Bazar. Overnight at lodge.

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  7. 7 Namche-Tengboche

    Today after breakfast we start our trek with pleasant walk through the forest with magnificent view of mountains. The great view of the mighty peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak with view of the eastern snow capped mountains. The trail leads uphill through the forested path and the hardly walk to get to Tyangboche. One of the most beautiful place in the Himalaya and the first thing that comes to your eye is the big Monastery, then the large field with campsites and teahouses, lodges beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam. Overnight at lodge.

    Altitude of Tengboche: 3860 meter | Trek: 5-6 hrs | Altitude Gain:  420 meter

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  8. 8 Tengboche-Pangboche

    After breakfast as always, today you’ll  descend down from Tengboche, winding through the rhododendron forest to Deboche and crossing a bridge over the raging Imja Khol River. Then we reach Pangboche near the bank of Imja river where we shall stay tonight. From Pangboche, you’ll see Mount Amadablam just in front of you. And we shall set for tomoroows trek to Amadablam Base Camp.  Overnight at lodge.

    Altitude of Pangboche: 3930 meter | Trek: 3-4 hrs | Altitude Gain:  70 meter

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  9. 9 Pangboche- Amadablam Base Camp

    After breakfast at Pangboche, today you’ll trek to Amadablam Base Camp. We shall reach Base Camp at lunch time. After lunch at Base Camp, we shall set up base camp and then you’ll free time rest and explore around. In the evening, you’ll meet our climbing guides/HA Sherpas who will brief about the climbing details and next days program. Overnight at Tented Camp.

    Altitude of Base Camp: 4570 meter | Trek: 4-5 hrs | Altitude Gain:  640 meter

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  10. 10/25 Mount Amadablam (6812m) Climbing Period

    Day 11: Climb upto 5900m and return to Base Camp

    After breakfast, today you’ll climb upto 5900 meter as training, practice and acclimatization. Sherpa Shepherds climbing guide/HA Sherpa will lead you there and will teach you some basic climbing techniques. During these days, you’ll spend and explore around base camp to get used to with local climate, acclimatization. For this you’ll sometimes hike to icefall, you’ll training of climbing at ice etc. Overnight at Tented Camp

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

    Day 12:  Rest Day

    After first day climbing upto 5900 meter, then you’ll have idea about the climbing ideas. And depending on your climbing skills and fitness, we shall plan for next day’s program. However today you’ll next and prepare next day climb to Camp I.  Overnight at Tented Camp

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

    Day 13:  Climb to Camp I

    After breakfast at base camp, today you’ll climb to Camp I. We shall set up camps at Camp I.   Overnight at Tented Camp

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

    Day 14: Climb Camp I to Camp II and return to base camp

    After spending one night at camp I (at 5700 meter elevation), you’ll head towards Camp II. And then return to base camp. Overnight at Tented Camp

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

    Day 15-16: Rest Day at Base Camp

    After reaching to Camp II, now you’ll rest at base camp. Overnight at Tented Camp

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

    Day 17-24: Summit Amadablam (6812m) and back to Base Camp

    During these days, depending on the weather and participant’s preparedness, you’ll attempt Mount Amadablam and back to Base camp. During the final attempt you’ll climb via Camp I, Camp II and summit. Overnight at Tented Camp

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

    Day 25: Clean Up & Close Base Camp

    After summit, we shall clean up base camp and pack up all base camp equipments, wastes/garbage. Overnight at Tented Camp

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  11. 26 Base Camp-Tengboche

    From Base camp, now you’ll walk to down to Tengboche. Overnight at Lodge

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  12. 27 Tengboche-Monjo

    After having breakfast at Tengboche, you’ll descent to Namche Bazar. After having lunch at Namche, you’ll descent to Monjo. Overnight at Lodge

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  13. 28 Monjo-Lukla

    From Monjo, you’ll walk down to gate of Khumbu Lukla.

    Overnight at Lodge

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  14. 29 Lukla-Kathmandu

    From Lukla, you’ll fly to Kathmandu by aero plan. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you’ll transfer to hotel. And then rest and relax at hotel. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali***

    Included Meal: Breakfast

  15. 30 Kathmandu

    Today is fully free to relax, take shower and chill with beers. And it will be celebration party of successful summit of world’s highest peak Mount Everest while the tour leader will be visit Ministry of Tourism for formal de-briefing. In the evening, Sherpa Shepherds will organize a farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with culture performances. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali***

    Included Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

  16. 31 Kathmandu-Home

    Depending your flight time, Sherpa Shepherds will drop to you airport.

Trip Cost

Base Camp Services USD per person* See Whats Included
Semi Services USD 5999 per person* See Whats Included
Full Services USD 7999 per person* See Whats Included

*Above trip cost is per person and twin sharing basis. The trip cost is for joining basis. Mini-mum participant to run this trip is 5 person. If no. of participants in this trip is less than 5 persons, Sherpa Shepherds reserves right to cancel or postpone the trip. However if you would like to continue trip even if we do not reach minimum number to run this trip, we can run this trip upon your request. But supplemental charge will be applicable.

Base Camp Services

Semi Services

  • See what's included
    • Ground Transfers:
    • All airport/hotel/airport transfers as per program by private A/C vehicles
    • Flight & Cargo:
    • Kathmandu-Lukla and Lukla-Kathmandu flight with airport taxes
    • 45 kg per person baggage including personal baggage for flight and trek
    • Accommodations:
    • 5 nights in Kathmandu at Hotel Vaishali or similar*** on twin sharing basis
    • 8 night at local lodges during trek to BC and return to Lukla on twin sharing basis
    • 17 nights in tented camps during the trek and at base camps on single tent basis
    • Meals:
    • 5 breakfasts in Kathmandu hotel
    • 3 meals a day during trip to BC for 8 night at local lodges and 17 night at tented camps (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
    • Farewell dinner at Bhojan Griha with typical Nepalese foods and cultural dances
    • Permits & Fees:
    • Amadablam Expedition Permit
    • Everest National Park Fee
    • Fees for Laison Officer, his/her insurance, food allowance and flights
    • Insurance of whole Nepali staff including porters in order to obtain permit
    • Garbage Deposit at ministry
    • Supporting Staffs till/ at Base Camp:
    • 1 trekking guide for Lukla-BC and BC- Lukla
    • 1 Base Camp Cook
    • Required Kitchen boy and helpers
    • Required porters to carry loads for Lukla -BC and BC- Lukla
    • Equipments at BC:
    • 1 sleeping tent for every member
    • Foam mattress for every member
    • Dinning tent, kitchen tent, shower tent and toilet tents
    • All require kitchen utensils with fuel
    • Tables and chairs
    • Solar Lights system
    • Comprehensive First Aid Kit
    • Heating System at BC (Dinning only)
  • See what's not included
    • Personal climbing gears
    • All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc.
    • Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency evacuation
    • International airfare and taxes
    • Nepal Visa fees
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • High Altitude Sherpa USD 2200 per sherpa
    • Satellite Telephone & Walkie / Talkie
    • Sherpa Summit Bonus USD 900 & Non Summit Bonus USD 500 Per Sherpa
    • Carrying bonus in the mountain USD 350 per sherpa
    • Extra Porter USD 120 Per porter (if personal baggage is more than 45 kg per person)
    • International Air Cargo Tax Fee USD 100 Per member
    • Tips for staff
    • All extra services if required (except motioned in ‘The Price Include’ section)

Full Services

  • See what's included
    • Ground Transfers:
    • All airport/hotel/airport transfers as per program by private A/C vehicles
    • Flight & Cargo:
    • Kathmandu-Lukla and Lukla-Kathmandu flight with airport taxes
    • 45 kg per person baggage including personal baggage for flight and trek
    • Accommodations:
    • 5 nights in Kathmandu at Hotel Vaishali or similar*** on twin sharing basis
    • 8 night at local lodges during trek to BC and return to Lukla on twin sharing basis
    • 17 nights in tented camps during the trek and at base camps on single tent basis
    • Meals:
    • 5 breakfasts in Kathmandu hotel
    • 3 meals a day during trip to BC for 8 night at local lodges and 17 night at tented camps (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
    • Farewell dinner at Bhojan Griha with typical Nepalese foods and cultural dances
    • Permits & Fees:
    • Amadablam Expedition Permit
    • Everest National Park Fee
    • Fees for Laison Officer, his/her insurance, food allowance and flights
    • Insurance of whole Nepali staff including porters in order to obtain permit
    • Garbage Deposit at ministry
    • Supporting Staffs till/ at Base Camp:
    • 1 trekking guide for Lukla-BC and BC- Lukla
    • 1 Base Camp Cook
    • Required Kitchen boy and helpers
    • Required porters to carry loads for Lukla -BC and BC- Lukla
    • Equipments at BC:
    • 1 sleeping tent for every member
    • Foam mattress for every member
    • Dinning tent, kitchen tent, shower tent and toilet tents
    • All require kitchen utensils with fuel
    • Tables and chairs
    • Solar Lights system
    • Comprehensive First Aid Kit
    • Heating System at BC (Dinning only)
    • Supporting Staffs in the mountain (Above BC):
    • 1 High Altitude Sherpa for every four members with his daily wages, food, flights, equipment allowance etc.
    • Equipments in the mountain (Above BC):
    • High Tents for both member and HA Sherpas
    • High Altitude Food for members and Sherpas
    • Climbing Gear in the mountains such as fixed rope, main rope, snow bars, snow shovel, carabiners etc.
    • 1 Satellite Phone, Walki-talkie
    • Cooking set in the mountain such as Epi gases, gas burner, cooking pots etc for members and sherpas
  • See what's not included
    • Personal climbing gears
    • All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc.
    • Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency evacuation
    • International airfare and taxes
    • Nepal Visa fees
    • Additional High Altitude Sherpa USD 2200 per sherpa
    • Sherpa Summit Bonus USD 900 & Non Summit Bonus USD 500 Per Sherpa
    • Carrying bonus in the mountain USD 350 per sherpa
    • Extra Porter USD 120 Per porter (if personal baggage is more than 35 kg per person)
    • International Air Cargo Tax Fee USD 100 Per member
    • Tips for staff
    • All extra services if required (except motioned in ‘The Price Include’ section)

Departure Dates

Trip Dates Trip Status Price (PP)  
10 April 2018 -
10 May 2018
Closed
USD 5999
05 October 2018 -
4 November 2018
Guaranteed
USD 5999
15 April 2019 -
15 May 2019
Guaranteed
USD 5999
10 October 2019 -
9 November 2019
Booking Available
USD 5999
15 April 2020 -
15 May 2020
Booking Available
USD 5999

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