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MT. AMADABLAM EXPEDITION (6812M)

30 Days
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  • Max. Elevation:
    6,812m / 22,349ft
  • Walking Per Day:
    5 - 6 Hours
  • Accommodation:
    Hotel + Lodge + Tent
  • Best Season:
    Spring/Autumn
  • Group Size:
    2 - 15 PAX

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Country

Nepal

Peak Name

Mt. Ama Dablam

Duration

30 Days

Route

SW-Ridge

Rank

Technical / Rocky

Weather Reports

Report

Range

Khumbu Himal

Trip Overview

Ama Dablam, popularly known as the “Matterhorn of the Himalaya” is one of the most gorgeous mountains in the world located in the Himalayan range of Eastern Nepal. Ama Dablam characterizes itself with its unique pyramid shape. The hanging glacier seen on the southwest face of Ama Dablam bears a resemblance to the sacred ornament box used by Sherpa Women, which is known as Dablam, therefore giving it the name “Ama Dablam” This peak is 6,812 meters in elevation from the sea level. This mountain is not impressive for its height but for its aesthetics it holds. Mt. Ama Dablam is located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, south of Mt. Everest. One should see some splendid views during the ascent to the pinnacle.

The usual ascension to Ama Dablam is done from the Southwestern ridge. This was the same route followed by the climbers who reached the top for the first time to the top in 1961. Commonly, climbers set up three camps just below and on the right of the hanging glacier, “Dablam”. The hike is modest up to camp 1, but the challenge starts from camp 1 to camp 2 as it gets more technical in the narrow edges of ridges made from granite. This challenge increases even more from camp 2 to camp 3. Some risk of glacier falls cannot be escaped but it is said that adventure without risk is Disneyland. One should train himself the skills of rock and ice climbing and get used to high altitudes before thinking of Ama Dablam. If you have former experience as a climber and wish to join a team on an expedition to the world’s most extraordinary mountain, then Ama Dablam Expedition is for you.

Every year, Seven Summit Treks organize many successive expeditions of Mt. Ama Dablam.

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) & Transfer to the Hotel
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 2
    Rest in Kathmandu, Expedition Briefing and Preparing
    B/D
    Hotel

  • Day 3
    Fly from Kathmandu – to Lukla, and trek to Phakding (2,800m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 4
    Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3,440m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 5
    Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (Rest Day): Hike to Everest View Hotel (Optional)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 6
    Trek from Namche Bazzar to Dibuche (3,760m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 7
    Trek from Dibuche to Pangboche (3,990m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 8
    Trek from Pangboche to Ama Dablam Basecamp (4,450m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 9
    Basecamp Preparation; Rest Day
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 10-20
    Rotation: [Basecamp – Rotation (Camp I and Camp II) – Basecamp]
    B/L/D
    Full Board

  • Day 21-25
    Summit Push: [Basecamp –Summit (6,812m) – Basecamp]
    B/L/D
    Full Board

  • Day 26
    Trek from Base Camp to Namche Bazaar
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 27
    Trek from Namche Bazzar to Lukla
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 28
    Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu & transfer to the Hotel
    B/L
    Hotel

  • Day 29
    Leisure day in Kathmandu City
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 30
    Transfer to International Airport for final departure
    Breakfast

Route Map

Cost Includes

  • ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE : Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop), by private vehicle.
  • HOTEL ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu (4-star category) - single room on bed and breakfast plan.
  • WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
  • CARGO CLEARANCE : Assistance for cargo clearance in Nepal’s Customs, clearance cost is subject to a charge.
  • PERMITS : Expedition Royalty and a permit fee of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Ama Dablam, Sagarmatha National Park, and Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry permit and fee.
  • LIAISON OFFICER : 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary, and accommodation.
  • GARBAGE MANAGEMENT : Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
  • INSURANCE : Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and expedition.
  • MAP : Trekking and climbing map.
  • DUFFLE BAG : One Seven Summit Treks’ Duffle Bag.
  • MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : - (Domestic Flight) Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla and while returning Lukla - Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
  • EXPEDITION STUFFS TRANSPORTATION : All necessary expedition equipment transportation for all Members and Staff from Kathmandu to Lukla (by air cargo) and Base camp (by Porters / Yak) – While returning: Base camp to Lukla (by porters / Yak) and Lukla to Kathmandu (by air cargo).
  • MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek to be carried by porters or Yaks.
  • FOOD AND LODGING : 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge during the trek and at the Basecamp. Hygienic and fresh green vegetables, fresh meat, fruits, and soft drinks will be served during the entire expedition using helicopter flights. Well-managed base camp set up for members & Staff.
  • PORTER : Porters per member up to the Base camp and from the Basecamp (both ways).
  • BASE CAMP STAFF : Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  • STAFF SALARY AND ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porters' daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
  • BASE CAMP TENT : Each member will have an individual box tent in Base Camp.
  • BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT : Single Tent, foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  • HEATER : Heater at base camp in each Dining and other necessary camps.
  • SOLAR/GENERATOR/LIGHT : 1 Solar panel and Generator for lights at base camp, battery charge, for laptop and other electronic devices.
  • TRAINING : Oxygen, Mask Regulator, Ice wall, and gear training at basecamp by Sherpa Guide.
  • HIGH ALTITUDE CLIMBING SHERPA : 1 veteran and government-licensed climbing Sherpa per member (1 Member: 1 Sherpa), during the entire climb from Basecamp to the summit and back, and on each rotation.
  • ASSISTANCE : Climbing Sherpa to assist in carrying your gear to the high camps.
  • CLIMBING SHERPA SALARY & ALLOWANCE : Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
  • BONUS : Carry Bonus of Sherpas and Route Fixing Charges.
  • OXYGEN BOTTLE (O2) : Oxygen bottles will be in stock at base camp in case of an emergency (with an appropriate charge).
  • OXYGEN MASK & REGULATOR : 1 Set of Summit Oxygen masks will be in base camp in case of an emergency.
  • HIGH CAMP SERVICE (INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOGISTICS) : High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High food for a member, Sherpa, and other crews at (C1) (C2) and (C3). Group climbing gears, and fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
  • HIGH ALTITUDE TENT : Members will share tents in high camps (2 members: 1 tent).
  • ROPE FIXING TEAM : The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the rope and the route.
  • SATELLITE PHONE : Satellite Phone for emergency communication carried by Sherpa, also available for members with an appropriate charge.
  • WALKIE-TALKIE : Walkie–Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
  • PERMIT : Walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
  • WEATHER FORECAST : Weather forecast report during the entire expedition.
  • MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staff.
  • CERTIFICATE : Ama Dablam climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Ama Dablam successfully).

Cost Excludes

  • AIR FARE : International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • NEPAL ENTRY VISA FEE : Nepalese Visa fee is $ 125 USD for 90 Days.
  • LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  • EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU : Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition, domestic flight cancellation (due to any other reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • INSURANCE POLICY : Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation, interruption, high altitude rescue & air evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.) *Mandatory
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES : Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will have soft drinks for members at base camp).
  • PERSONAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items, Bags, Personal Medical Kit, and all kinds of Personal Trekking / Climbing Gear.
  • TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
  • INTERNET SERVICE : Not included during the trek and the expedition.
  • SUMMIT BONUS : Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa - Minimum 800 USD.
  • TIPS : Calculate some tips for Basecamp and high camp staff – Minimum 350 USD.
  • EXTRA : Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and other items not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

Fixed Dates

Date Status Group Size Action
30 Days
Start Date- 2022-10-08
End Date-2022-11-07
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30 Days
Start Date- 2022-10-15
End Date-2022-11-14
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30 Days
Start Date- 2022-11-01
End Date-2022-12-01
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33 Days
Start Date- 2022-10-05
End Date-2022-11-07
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30 Days
Start Date- 2022-10-15
End Date-2022-11-14
Booking Closed Group Size 15 PAX NA

Reviews

  • Damon Tedford

    Canada

    I had an excellent experience with these guys. They had a stellar Ama Dablam basecamp, a solid group of Sherpas, and great food. I'll be using them again on future climbs.

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    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Expeditions

    1. Easy (E): Climb requires one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with non-technical elements.
    2. Moderate (M): Either a serious one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with some technical elements. Requires an average level of physical fitness.
    3. Difficult (D): Multiday climbs with some moderately technical elements. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Hard Difficult (HD): Multiday, Highly technical climb. Requires high level of physical fitness and stamina.
    5. Very Difficult (VD): Multiday, Extremely technical climb. Requires very high level of Physical fitness and stamina.

    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Trekking

    1. Light: Light walking and generally level hiking that is good for most fitness levels. During these trips, hill-walking experience is desirable.
    2. Moderate: Trek has various types of moderate to difficult terrain, including rough trails and normally 3 to 5 hours a day. Requires an average to above average fitness level.
    3. Moderate+: High altitude treks above 3000 meters or in fairly difficult terrain- normally 4 to 6 hours a day. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Extreme: These high altitude treks or passes are known to be the most strenuous and has difficult terrain and conditions. These treks may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you capability of carrying on normally at an altitude of 4000-5600 meters. Daily walking is 5-8 hours approx.

    Mohamed H. Al Khalifa

    Bahrain

    Seven summits are the best! Very professional highly recommended and fun people to work with.. 👏

    Nir Shah

    Great Britain

    My wife and I had an amazing experience with Seven Summits for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The company was extremely hospitable with a welcome dinner on day 1, including an introduction to our guide. Speaking of our guide, Phurkitar, he was simply brilliant. During the trek, he was very patient as both of us went through physical and emotional tiredness, and he ensured we reached EBC without any major issues. In addition, he helped cater to my vegan and my wife's vegetarian diets throughout the trek. Cannot compliment Phurkitar enough for all his efforts.

    Would readily book with Seven Summits again.

    Chris Huntsman

    USA

    These guys are the real deal. Incredibly professional and helpful; I genuinely couldn’t imagine hiking to base camp any other way.

    Seven summits planned everything, lodging, flights, and meals. All I had to do was show up and hike. My bag got lost on the way into Lukla (the airlines' fault not Seven Summits) but these guys (Sherpa Chhepal) organized a personal porter to bring my pack up to us since we’d already started our trek.

    Not only did Chhepal square away a porter but he did even more digging and got my bag on a helicopter instead. I had it first thing in the morning; it was incredible. When I was heading back to Kathmandu once we were finished, I realized I had time to catch an earlier flight if I could get out of Lukla on time. Well our flight was delayed but Seven Summits squoze me on a helicopter, got me to KTM, and I started making my journey home an entire day early because of that.

    Besides being super knowledgeable, helpful, A+ customer service, and everything else, these guys were just cool to hang out with. Made a lot of friends and would recommend Seven Summits to anyone in my circle.

    Damon Tedford

    Canada

    I had an excellent experience with these guys. They had a stellar Ama Dablam basecamp, a solid group of Sherpas, and great food. I'll be using them again on future climbs.

    Richard McConnell

    UK/Bahrain

    Simply the best in the business.

    We climbed Lobuche East, Manaslu, and Everest with SST. The quality of guidance, Sherpa support, training, and service was second to none.

    Due to Covid, we had to combine our Lobuche and Manaslu expeditions, normally this would be a huge logistical nightmare for any other company, SST have the team size, logistic support, and experience to make this happen…. All of this was also done during the lockdown. We were in a unique position being a national team, we could isolate ourselves before travel and upon arrival in Nepal, we had no fixed timeline to meet and had the use of a military aircraft for travel so SST presented this to the Nepalese Government who agreed to use us as the test case and allow us to climb in autumn 2020 and see if it would be possible to open the Khumbu for the spring 2021 season.

    Both Lobuche and Manaslu were a huge success, the basecamp and higher camp setup were fantastic, the staff was amazing throughout and it made us look forward to Everest.

    Everest was even better, the training, trek, and climbing were fully supported, we didn’t have to ask for anything, SST fixed the ropes to the summit and planned our climb perfectly, and we were the first team to the summit on the first day of the first weather window… couldn’t have planned it any better. We felt fully supported and safe throughout!

    We went for an all-inclusive package so booked all of our travel, insurance, kit and equipment, full basecamp and climbing service included, as well as a full 90-minute documentary made by their climbing camera team.

    Overall an amazing company that I would thoroughly recommend to everyone, their experience, skills, reputation, and connections within all levels of government mean they can provide what others can’t…. Don’t always believe the hype around other companies…. They’re almost always on an SST permit, using SST Sherpas and base camp staff and use SST to set up their base camps, etc… around 50% of climbers on Everest in 2021 were on SST permits.

    NO OTHER COMPANY CAN DO WHAT THEY DO!!!