Mount Amadablam considered "one of the prettiest mountains on earth" is located almost due south of two mighty 8000 + mountains of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Mt. Amadablam is a steep pyramid of ice with vertical walls and sharp, exposed ridges and has in terms of mountaineering requirement of technical climbing; hence it’s not a mountain for debutantes. Do note that there will be fixed ropes on the route to make the climb easier and more importantly safer for our climbers.
The route we follow begins by taking a flight to Lukla. In the initial days of the trek pass through the legendary Sherpa country up the spectacular high valley of the Khumbu with magnificent views of the Himalayas surrounding us. From Thyangboche via Pangboche we head towards the Base Camp at 4,570m.
Ama Dablam was first climbed in 1961 by a New Zealand and American team, and we follow their same route, the South West Ridge which offers a technical route with steep snow, ice and rock sections and very exposed situations. We set up three camps on the way to the summit; Camp I (5,700m), Camp II (5,950m), Camp III (6,400m) before going for the summit at 6,812m. (Depending on the fitness and group size we will set up Camp III, or the summit bid will be done from camp II) The final phase of the route route weaves between the ice cliffs then follows a snow mass directly onto the top. We return to Kathmandu with the flight from Lukla.
|Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival|
|Day 02: Document preparation in Kathmandu|
|Day 03: Mt. Amadablam Expedition briefing & Preparation|
|Day 04: Fly Lukla (2,880m) & trek to Phakding (2,652m)|
|Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,447m)|
|Day 06: Rest and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar|
|Day 07: Thyangboche (3,863m)|
|Day 10: To Base Camp (4,570m) via Pangboche|
|Day 11: Base Camp Set up and preparation for the climb|
|Day 12-24: Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812m) Climbing period|
|Day 25: Thyangboche (3,867m)|
|Day 26: Descend Namche Bazaar|
|Day 27: Lukla (4½ hrs)|
|Day 28: Lukla / Kathmandu by Flight|
|Day 29: FreeDay in Kathmandu|
|Day 30: Final departure|
Best Period: April to May & Oct to Nov
Time Period: 29 Nights / 30 Days
Trek Period: 08 Night / 09 Days
Climb Period: 16 Days /17 Nights
In Kathmandu: 05 Nights
Trek Type: Strenuous +
Highest Altitude: 6,812m
Warning: Altitude Sickness
Trek Start Point: Lukla
Trek End Point: Lukla
Accommodations: Hotels in Kathmandu / Lodges on trek / Camping from Base Camp
Trek Cost: Details of cost upon request
National Park: Sagarmatha National Park (1,148 sq. kms)
Mountains: Everest, Lhotse, Tamserku, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Tawatse, Kantega, etc.
Rivers: Bhote Kosi, Dudh Kosi and Imjatse Khola
Villages: Lukla, Namche, Pangboche, Thyangboche, etc.
Tribes: Mostly Sherpas & Tibetans
Forests: Of Rhododendron and Pine
Landscapes: Varying from temperate valleys to snow clad mountains