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Amadablam Expedition - Cost and Itinerary 2024/2025

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Duration
30 days
Max. Elevation
6812m
Group Size
Min 4
Level
DIFFICULT
Transportation
Private Transport and Plane
Best Season
March to May and Sep to Nov
Accomodation
Hotel, Guesthouse, and tent
Meals
B/L/D
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route

Highlights

Overview

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 is an awesome altitude . Since this peak is also one of the most preferred peaks through several Adventure lovers.  Amadablam is also known as Mothers’ Necklace. The word “Ama” which simply means “Mother”and “Dablam” means Charm box. Sherpa women wear this special pendant. 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). They were from 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.

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.

Trip Itinerary

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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

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

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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Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 4 Nights 3/4 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Welcome or Farewell  dinner
  • 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

Doesn't Include

  • 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, hot drinks, 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

Equipment List

EQUIPMENT LIST

EQUIPMENT & PACKING LIST FOR Amadablam Expedition Cost and Itinerary-

 2024/2025   


( IMPORTANT NOTE )


Important documents and items
  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

Head

  • Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

Hands

  • 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
Lower Body

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

Feet

  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, “broken-in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version

Sleeping

  • 1 sleeping bag (-40 C at least)
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag ( Scenic Nepal Treks will Provide you)
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

Personal Climbing Gears ( You can Hire in Namche) 

  • Ice Axe 
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Tape slings (2)
  • Screw gate karabiners (2 locks, 2 unlock)
  • Descender/eight-figure
  • Plastic mountaineering boots
  • Ascender/Jumar
  • Helmet 

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or the water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

Practical Items

  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches if you do smoke
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • large Ziplocs
  • 1 water bottle (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks

Toiletries

  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial handwasher


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Ama Dablam is considered a technically challenging climb, particularly its steep ice and rock sections. Climbers need strong technical skills and experience in alpine climbing.

Similar to Mount Everest, climbers on Ama Dablam are required to adhere to strict waste management practices. All non-biodegradable waste must be carried down, and human waste is often managed in designated containers or carried away for proper disposal.

The success rate varies, but on average, it is around 50-60%. Success depends on factors such as climber skill, weather conditions, and team coordination.

Ama Dablam is considered one of the more technical climbs in the Himalayas, often compared to the difficulty of some lower peaks in the Everest region.

The major challenges include technical climbing on steep rock and ice sections, unpredictable weather, and high-altitude conditions. The southwest ridge, the standard route, involves challenging rock and ice climbing.

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