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Ama-Dablam Expedition 2019
Everest Region / (Skill Level: Hard)
Trip Facts
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  • Location: Everest Region
  • Trip Grade : Hard
  • Max Altitude : 6,856m
  • Best Time : October to November
  • No of Trip Days: 30
  • Group Size : 3-12
  • Transportation: Flight
  • Accomodation: Lodge- Tent
  • Cost : USD  0.00
  • Entry : Lukla
  • Exit : Lukla

Ama Dablam (6,856m) is a striking and undeniably aesthetically captivating mountain. It is the third most popular Himalayan peak for permitted expeditions in Khumbu region of Nepal. Ama-Dablam is the combination of two words “Ama” and “Dablam” mean “Mother & necklace”.

It is considered one of the technical expeditions in Nepal. The climbers need to have made good skills in rock and ice climbing with technically competent. The most popular route by far is the Southwest Ridge. It stunning panoramic summit views of Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu with Island peak, Mera peak & many more Himalayan peaks etc. Climbers typically set up three camps along the ridge with camp 3 just below and to the right of the hanging glacier, the Dablam.

8000expedition lead these expeditions via Summit of Island peak (6,189m) to build pre-training & pre-acclimatization, which provides true Himalayan expedition experience with excellent logistical preparation with the optimum client/Sherpa ratio of 1:1 in these expeditions to maximizes your safety and your opportunity to climb Ama Dablam successfully.

Today we welcome you to Nepal! Hope that you had a smooth flight. We’ll be waiting with a warm greeting and easy transfer to your hotel. The rest of the time will have free time to explore.

Overnight hotel

Today you will have half day sightseeing. Also will complete our necessary paperwork. Then we will be the briefing on last minutes about your expedition.

Overnight hotel

After having breakfast we will fight in Lukla for about 35 minutes from Kathmandu. During flying offers stunning views of the vast Himalayan mountain range. In Lukla, you will have a relaxed an hours before the first stage of the trek, where we will meet rest of our staff for the trek and carry a bag pack by the porter. The trek to Phakding for around 3-4 hours including lunch hour on the way before arriving Phakding.

Overnight lodge

Today, we cross the river on high suspension bridges with the forest full of Rhododendron and Pine trees, marvellous small and big waterfalls which are the famous attraction on this trek. The entrance to the Sagarmatha national park is just on the outskirts of Monjo. From Monjo, we begin to make gradual ascend till we get to an overhang suspension bridge and Namche. Beautiful peaks of Thamserku, Kangtega, Kusum Kanguru peaks can be seen.

Overnight lodge

On the 4th days will do a very short ascend trek from Namche to Khumjung village only about 2 hrs. Due to the short trip, most of the travellers explore this day is like acclimatization. It is important to take the day off to allow our bodies to adjust to the rarefied atmosphere before ascending to higher altitudes. Which provides the opportunity to explore the delights of this vibrant, prosperous village.

Before arriving in Khumjung village we will hike to Everest view hotel for the panoramic and spectacular view of mountains including Mt. Everest, Ama-Dablam, Chola-Tse, Thamserku many more with having fresh and organic coffee enjoy.

Overnight lodge

After morning breakfast we will start trek from Namche Bazaar to Debuche (3870m) towards breathtaking views of the Himalayas – Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde. The trail is relatively flat until you reach Kyanjuma. From Kyanjuma onward we will descend down to the river Fungi tanga and climb a relatively steep hill 2 hours until we reach the village of Tengboche then we will descend again 15 minutes to our camp.

Overnight lodge

Starting from Debuche is not that steep and we get to see beautiful views. Especially a very close up view of Ama Dablam. The trail goes down at first and then gradually climbs up until Dingboche. It is important to keep hydrated and relax for the rest of the day.

Overnight lodge

After breakfast, you will hike unto chukung through beautiful mountain scene. It takes3 hours to get Chukung. After lunch, you’ll hike to Chukung-Ri (5,833m) for pre-acclimatize.

Overnight lodge

Today we have another short trip of 3 hours up to the Island Peak base camp (5,150m). The path from Chhukung takes steep way climbing south. Then we will turns east to the main line of the valley. When you arrive in Basecamp your guide will provide pre-training for about island peak climbing technique.

Overnight tent

The ascent to Island Peak begins Longley after midnight. The trail makes a climb for another hour to a narrow ridge, leading on to the glacier. Here it is time to rope-up and put on our crampons to begin the glacier crossing. Then cliques slowly rise to the foot of the wall, directly at the six-thousand-meter boundary. From here, fixed ropes help with a 45-degree steep fern flank to a vertical ice break, which is bypassed on the right side. A last, about 30 meters long key point is 50 degrees steep. On reaching the summit outstanding views Lhotse (8516 m), Lhotse Shar (8,383 m), Makalu (8463 m), Baruntse (7,220 m), Ama Dablam (6812m) and many others.

Overnight lodge

In case of bad weather, we built in an extra day for the summit.

Overnight lodge

Today your trail goes down easily via riverside to the overnight stay in Pangboche village via crossing Dingboche.

overnight lodge



After morning breakfast, you will start to hike and it is going to be one of the most exciting trekking day’s steps towards the Ama Dablam Basecamp with the best photo shout. From Pangboche it takes 2 to 3hr, It gives a beautiful experience of Mountain View.

Upon arrive at base camp our crews welcome to you with hot drinks and comfortable tent service. The Base Camp is large and open grassland at the foot of Mt. Ama Dablam with the warm place. This place is popular among tourists as several sightings of the Yeti have been reported here. Here will your hometown for about two weeks.

Overnight at Base Camp (tent)

We will do Puja Ceremony before move Ascent as per Tibetan calendar on an auspicious day. It means the entire team to get together for a Buddhist ceremony asking the gods to look favourably on our expedition. It is the blessing by Lama.

Overnight tent

The summit of Ama Dablam is a truly enjoying the impressive 360-degree views of many of the world’s highest peaks.

Basecamp to Camp 1: it is the moderate level of adventure, the climb begins on easy sandy trails, but only enters a big scale of the field, you’ll follow through fixed lines and then establish new ropes wherever necessary both for ascent and descent about (200 meters).

Camp 1 to Camp 2: it is challenging to climb up along the narrow granite ridge from camp 1. From camp 1 the climbing becomes steeper, increasingly technical & more exposed. There were fixed ropes in place from Camp1 all the way to the summit & these are replaced at the beginning of each season.

Camp 2 to Camp 3: The climb from Camp 2 to Camp 3 is comprised of mixed rock, snow and ice, which is loose in certain places. After climbing these 50-degree snow couloirs we reach the mushroom ridge where a series of cornices and ice sculptures glued precipitously onto a knife-edge rock ridge. We climb along this exposed snow ridge and reach Camp 3.

Camp 3 to Summits, In addition, some climber directly summits from Camp 2 some are from camp 3. From camp 3 it reduces summit time hours. From Camp 3 to the summit is relatively less technical. The route traverses right, around some crevasses then we get 40 to 50 degree of snow rib it prior to the summit.

Today you will have another rest day due to difficult to challenge your summit.

Overnight tent

Today you are leaving quite a long day to trek Namche via crossing Pangboche, Tengboche with wonderful mountains behind about 5-6 hours trek till Namche

Overnight lodge

Our last day on the trail, we hike from Namche to Lukla about 7-8 hours, crossing eleven suspension bridges and re-entering the fertile valleys of the lower Dudh Kosi before reaching Lukla. This is the last day of our trek in a bustling city so enjoy dinner with the team members.

Overnight lodge

The scenic morning flight back to Kathmandu gives us one last chance to say farewell to the mountains. After arriving at Kathmandu Airport we will be transferring to the hotel. In these days you will have free days explore, also the rest of the day for leisure or for looking around the local market for last minute shopping or personal activities.

Today is Trip Ends – we will Drop off at the airport for final departure to selected destination, before 2 hours ago. We ensure that you leave Kathmandu with lifetime memory with us and see up next trip.


What you will get

  • Airport pick up /drop in Kathmandu
  • 3 nights 4* category in Kathmandu with single accommodation on B/B basis (2 nights before and 1 nights after expedition)
  • Welcome/farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Domestic round flight trip with taxes
  • Lodging for all nights during the trek to and from base camp
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks) during the trek and climb, we provide best quality food from the Nepal
  • All accommodation, transportation, wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staff
  • All permits charges, National park fees and taxs to climb Ama-dablam expedition
  • Ama-dablam expedition high altitude climbing Sherpa ratio (2:1)
  • Necessary all group equipment needed whilst on the mountain: High tents (sleeping/dining/shower/toilet, chair & table, Mattress,Food, fuel and cooking equipment, radio set, stoves, ropes.etc.
  • Single tent service at base camp
  • Yaks & porters to base camp
  • Well experience cook & kitchen staffs at Base camp
  • High altitude cooking equipment Epic gas, high cook pot set.
  • Transportation for expedition equipment and foods supply
  • Chocolate and bars during climbing period

What you wont get

  • International round-trip
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport-Kathmandu) - $40 USD for 30 days Visa
  • lunch & dinner while in Kathmandu (breakfast provided at hotel)
  • Personal gear, clothing and sleeping equipment
  • Personal travel Insurance & emergency rescue evacuation by helicopter if needed
  • Personal expenses items (snacks, Soft/hard drinks, battery charge, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evacuation fees, transport, extra hotel nights, etc.)
  • Personal Puja contribution
  • High altitude Sherpa summit bonus $500
  • Tips for other staff

Things You Need

Everest High Pass Trekking - Trip Map