Amadablam Expedition

Amadablam Expedition
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Trip Facts

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Max Elevation:6,812 m
  • Total Duration:30 days
  • Best Time:March to May and Sep to Nov
  • Group Size:Minimum 2 pax

Amadablam expedition is one of the most famous peaks in the world. Amadablam Expedition is a dream of every Alpinist. This peak is 6,812 meters high which an awesome altitude is. This peak is also one of the most preferred peaks through several Adventure lovers.  Amadablam is also known as Mothers’ Necklace. Amadablam is originated from the combination of the word “Ama” which simply means “Mother”. And “Dablam” means Charm box, and is a special pendant worn by elder Sherpa women that hold precious items. The mountain has been named as Ama Dablam for the same stunning beauty is offers to the eyes. Bharal Adventure assures you to help you know every single amazing facts of the Amadablam .For trekking; July to the end of November is the most popular time because of good visibility. Ama Dablam was first climbed on March 13, 1961, by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest Ridge.

The most popular route by far is the Southwest Ridge. Bharal Adventure will lead you towards the destination. Climbers usually set up three camps along the ridge with camp just below and to the right of the hanging glacier, the Dablam. . The 2006 Avalanche a night to remember and a horror nightmare. On the night of 14 November 2006, a large serac collapse occurred from the glacier, Dablam.  The avalanche swept away several tents at Camp 3, killing six climbers (3 European, 3 Sherpa). It is often recalled in the history of deaths at the Ama Dablam. Ama Dablam is approximately 70 million years old and was formed when the Indo-Australian continental plate collided with the Eurasian Plate. Ama Dablam is the third most Himalayan range and peak preferred by explorers and permitted by the government of Nepal. It is a fact but very strange that with elevation less than 7,000m. It is the fact that we can experience the best view of the peak. The best view of the mountain Ama Dablam is believed to be witnessed from Tengboche.

Bharal Adventure offers you this amazing tour just in 30 days. With the experienced guide promising to help you in every step of your journey and other Bharal Adventure Expeditions Team We will  try to make your journey one of the best moments of your life.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trip preparation
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek
  • Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization
  • Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
  • Day 07: Debuche to Pheriche (4,300m/14,107ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 08: Acclimatization
  • Day 09: Pheriche to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4570m/15000ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 10: Acclimatization and Pre-climb training at Ama Dablam Base Camp
  • Day 11-25: Ascending and Descending of Ama Dablam (6856m/22488ft)
  • Day 26-27: Trek to Lukla
  • Day 28: Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 29: Leisure day in Kathmandu
  • Day 30: Final Departure

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The most popular route by far is the Southwest Ridge. Bharal Adventure will lead you towards the destination. Climbers usually set up three camps along the ridge with camp just below and to the right of the hanging glacier, the Dablam. . The 2006 Avalanche a night to remember and a horror nightmare. On the night of 14 November 2006, a large serac collapse occurred from the glacier, Dablam.  The avalanche swept away several tents at Camp 3, killing six climbers (3 European, 3 Sherpa). It is often recalled in the history of deaths at the Ama Dablam. Ama Dablam is approximately 70 million years old and was formed when the Indo-Australian continental plate collided with the Eurasian Plate. Ama Dablam is the third most Himalayan range and peak preferred by explorers and permitted by the government of Nepal. It is a fact but very strange that with elevation less than 7,000m. It is the fact that we can experience the best view of the peak. The best view of the mountain Ama Dablam is believed to be witnessed from Tengboche.

Ama Dablam

The most popular route by far is the Southwest Ridge. Bharal Adventure will lead you towards the destination. Climbers usually set up three camps along the ridge with camp just below and to the right of the hanging glacier, the Dablam. . The 2006 Avalanche a night to remember and a horror nightmare. On the night of 14 November 2006, a large serac collapse occurred from the glacier, Dablam. 

The avalanche swept away several tents at Camp 3, killing six climbers (3 European, 3 Sherpa). It is often recalled in the history of deaths at the Ama Dablam. Ama Dablam is approximately 70 million years old and was formed when the Indo-Australian continental plate collided with the Eurasian Plate. Ama Dablam is the third most Himalayan range and peak preferred by explorers and permitted by the government of Nepal. It is a fact but very strange that with elevation less than 7,000m. It is the fact that we can experience the best view of the peak. The best view of the mountain Ama Dablam is believed to be witnessed from Tengboche.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

Upon our arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative Bharal Adventure who will take us to our hotel. In the evening there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Bharal Adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu.Accomodation: Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trip preparation

Today after breakfast, we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are also UNESCO World Heritage sites. We visit the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pasupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. After the tour, we get our equipment checked by our climbing leader, get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss our trip at Bharal Adventure office. Overnight in Kathmandu.Accomodation: Hotel: along with breakfast.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek

After breakfast, we drive to the airport for our flight to Lukla. After flying above the breathtaking lush hills and snowcapped mountains, we reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains. At Lukla, we meet the rest of our staff members and begin our trek to Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. Overnight in Phakding.Accomodation: Tea house

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours

We begin trekking after breakfast. Our trail passes through pine forests and we also walk alongside the Dudh Koshi River. After walking for around an hour, we begin to see Mt. Thamserku (6,608m) on our right. We continue our trek through lush pine, fir and juniper forests, cross a few suspension bridges and reach Namche Bazaar. The small town is the main trading center of the Everest region. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.Accomodation: Tea house.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization

This is the day set aside for acclimatization. Health experts recommend that we stay active and move around even during the rest day instead of being idle. There are a few options set aside for this day. We can either stroll around Namche’s quaint villages or come in contact with the Sherpa people and their rich culture, or we can hike up to the Everest View Hotel and enjoy an up-close view of the mighty Everest. While in the Namche village or upon returning from the hike to the Everest View Hotel, trekkers may also visit the local museum containing exhibits displaying the area’s native flora and fauna as well as the history of the Mount Everest region.

For trekkers who want to hike for a little longer, a hike to Khumjung village (5-6 hours) may also be an option. While in the village we can visit the Edmund Hillary School and Khumjung Monastery (a monastery famous for housing the head of the Yeti!). Overnight in Namche Bazaar.Accomodation: Tea house

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

We trek further along the Everest route and pass through beautiful villages and cross the Dudh Koshi River while also enjoying magnificent views of the Himalayan peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam along the way. After ascending on a steep trail, we reach the Tengboche Monastery and spend some time there. It is one of the oldest and most famous viewing points in Nepal .Mani Rimdu is one of the most fascinating Buddhist festival observed every year in Everest Region, usually in November (date fixed by lunar calendar) in Tengboche monastery. This is the festival of Sherpa people celebrated during on 4th, 5th and 6th  November.  Accommodation: Tea house.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 07: Debuche to Pheriche (4,300m/14,107ft): 5-6 hours

We hike to another village called Pangboche on our way to Pheriche. Pangboche is a scenic village surrounded by Everest to its north, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtaiga to the east, the Kongde range to the south and the Imja Tse River flowing through the wide fertile valley. From here, we continue further up towards Pheriche, another beautiful village for an overnight stay.Accomodation: Tea house

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 08: Acclimatization

This day is set aside just for acclimatization. This will help minimize the chances of anyone being affected by AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Today we climb a terrain above the Pheriche village as it is well suited to give us a good hiking experience in a cold condition. After an uphill climb to the top of the hill, we are rewarded with great views of the Himalayas. Overnight in Pheriche.Accomodation: Tea house.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 09: Pheriche to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4570m/15000ft): 5-6 hours

We begin today’s trek by walking back to Pangboche and crossing the Dudh Koshi River. Next, we ascend on a trail which will take us to the Ama Dablam Base Camp. The Base Camp is large and open grassland at the foot of Mt. Ama Dablam. Overnight at Ama Dablam Base Camp.Accomodation: Tent

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10: Acclimatization and Pre-climb training at Ama Dablam Base Camp

Our guides will provide training on peak climbing techniques and the best ways of using climbing gear such as the ice axe, climbing boots, crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include using ropes for climbing both up and down. The training will boost our confidence and climbing skills, thus increasing our chance of a successful summit of the mountain. Overnight in Ama Dablam Base Camp.Accomodation:Tent

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 11-25: Ascending and Descending of Ama Dablam (6856m/22488ft)

From the Ama Dablam Base Camp we move further up to Camp 1 at 5,700m (17,400 ft) along the standard route. Generally, one night is spent at Camp 1 for acclimatization and before returning to the Base Camp for the final preparation to scale the summit. There are three camps above the base camp before reaching the summit. The ascent from Base Camp to Camp 1 is technically challenging. From Camp 1, we follow existing fixed lines and then establish new ropes wherever necessary both for ascent and descent. The climb from Camp 2 to Camp 3 is comprised of mixed rock, snow and ice, which is loose in certain places. The climb from Camp 3 to the summit is relatively less technical. After summiting the peak, we return back to the base camp.Accomodation: Tent

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 26-27: Trek to Lukla

We trek back to Lukla via Tengboche, Namche Bazaar and Phakding.Accomodation: Tea House

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 28: Fly back to Kathmandu

We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take the much needed rest in our hotel room. In the evening, we participate on a farewell dinner hosted by Bharal Adventure to celebrate our successful summit of Ama Dablam. Overnight in Kathmandu.Accomoation: Hotel

Included meals: Breakfast Dinner

Day 29: Leisure day in Kathmandu

This is a reserve day to accommodate any possible delay in the Lukla to Kathmandu flight. If the flight is as scheduled, we spend the day enjoying Kathmandu's delights. If there is someplace we wish to visit during our stay in Kathmandu, we may do that today or we can do some souvenir shopping. Overnight in Kathmandu.Accomodation: hotel

Included meals: Breakfast

Day 30: Final Departure

Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. A representative from Bharal Adventure will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

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Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Welcome dinners
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • English-speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides, Kitchen Staffs
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Bharal Adventure trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking maps are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and Ama Dablam climbing permit
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment(s)
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Services not listed in the ‘What Is Included’ section

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I came to know Bharal Adventure (BA) by chance with my previous trekking to Everest Base Camp Short Trek at the end of last year and This was my second time with Sujan (Founder of BA) for organising such a wonderful trip to Everest base camp short with my friends and it was truly amazing, enjoyable trip, it leaves us a profound experience with spectacular view of some highest peak in the Himalayan range and beauty of vast wildness.

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