Ama Dablam Expedition is one of the technical expeditions in Nepal. Located south of Mt. Everest (8,848 m) and Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Ama Dablam is also known as Matterhorn of the Himalayas. Mt. Ama Dablam is one of the most gorgeous mountains in the world. Standing 6,812 meters high from the sea level, this mountain has got a unique pyramid shape. The word Ama Dablam means, Mother's Necklace. The long ridges on each side of the mountain is like the arms of mother 'Ama' protecting her child whereas the hanging glacier is known as the Dalam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women. There is one more belief that says, on the southwest face of Ama Dablam mountain, you will see a hanging glacier, which resembles the sacred ornament box used by Sherpa Women known as Dablam that gives the name Ama Dablam to this mountain.
- Thrilling flight to Lukla.
- Walk along the banks of the beautiful Dudh Koshi river through Sagarmatha National Park and reach Namche Bazar.
- Experience rich culture and tradition of Sherpas.
- Trek on challenging path to reach the summit of Mt. Ama Dablam.
- Witness irresistible beauty of the Himalayan landscape from the summit of Mt. Ama Dablam.
- Observe surreal views of snowy mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, etc.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
Day 2-3In Kathmandu preparation for Amadablam expedition with an optional tour.
Day 4Fly to Lukla (2,820 m) and walk to Phakding (2,640 m); 4 hrs.
Day 5Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m); 5 hrs walks.
Day 6Rest day at Namche for acclimatization and local hike.
Day 7Trek to Thyangboche Monastery (3,867 m); 5 hrs.
Day 8Trek to Pangboche (3,900 m); 4 hrs.
Day 9Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,580 m); 4 hrs.
Day 10Rest Day at Base Camp preparation for the climb.
Day 011-24Ascent of Amadablam (14 days to summit).
Day 025Cleaning up at Base Camp.
Day 026Trek to Thyangboche; 5 hrs.
Day 027Trek to Monjo (2,880 m); 6 hrs.
Day 028Trek to Lukla; 4 hrs.
Day 029Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Day 030-31Free day in Kathmandu with an optional sightseeing tour.
Day 032Transfer to International Airport for flight homeward bound.
Mt. Ama Dablam is more known for its aesthetics than its height. During the expedition, you will go through picturesque villages, beautiful valleys, and dense forests. Likewise, this journey will present you with stunning views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), Mt. Cho Oyu(8,201 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Mt. Kongde (6,187 m), Kusum Kanguru (6,367 m), etc. From high Himalayan mountains to rich culture and practices, Ama Dablam Expedition is an ultimate adventurous journey in the Himalayas.
Ama Dablam Expedition landmark
One of the major highlights of the Ama Dablam Expedition is Mt. Ama Dablam. You will scale one of the most stunning as well as the difficult mountain of the Khumbu region during the expedition. Other than this, you will trek through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Natural Site. Likewise, Namche Bazar is also one of the main landmarks of the Ama Dablam Expedition. Namche Bazar is the main Sherpa residence and most famous tourist hub in the Khumbu region. You will visit Everest View Hotel or Syangboche Airstrip from where outstanding landscape view can be seen. Likewise, Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery will present you the lifestyle of the Sherpa people and their history. While Everest Photo Gallery will offer you the most astonishing photos taken by the photographers.
Ama Dablam Expedition will not only present you an adventurous journey and breathtaking views of mountains but also present you the cultural richness of the region. The people here are mostly followers of Buddhism. On the way, you will come across many monasteries, gompas, and chortens fastened with colorful prayers. The entire region is extremely rich in culture, and you will get to experience a different way of life during the journey.
During your Mt. Ama Dablam Expedition, you will trek through small villages and settlement areas where you will get to see the rich culture and tradition of the locals. You will stay overnight in the village where you will get to experience the daily lifestyle of the locals. Sherpa, Rai, Limbus, etc are the main people resides in this region. They have their distinct language, main festivals, beliefs, norms, and values.
Khumbu region is extremely rich in vegetation. The region has numerous species of flora including the most endangered herbal plants like yarsagumba. Likewise, this place is also home to various wildlife like snow leopards, red panda, wild bears, etc. The Ama Dablam Expedition trail goes through Sagarmatha National Park, which is also part of UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites. Besides, this the trail includes many forests of rhododendron, pine, fir, maple, cedar, juniper, etc. The vegetation ranges from subalpine to alpine zone.m
Ama Dablam Expedition difficulty
Ama Dablam Expedition is a difficult journey. The vertical walls and sharp uncovered ridges make this mountain, one of the most technically challenging mountains to the summit. Climbed first in 1961, March 13th by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Michael Gill, Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest Ridge, the team was lead by none other than Sir Edmund Hillary. The climbers have to be in good health and physically, mentally & emotionally strong to go on this expedition. Similarly, you also have to have adequate knowledge of ice climbing.
Altitude Sickness and Prevention
Ama Dablam Expedition will take you above 6,000 meters where chances of getting altitude sickness are very high. Also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), this is a common illness that occurs when you in high altitude. Every day elevation will rise to make the air thinner and thinner, that welcomes frequent fatigue and altitude sickness. However, with enough rest days in between the climbing period and proper guidance, one can easily complete this trek.
The best thing to do to avoid altitude sickness is by keeping yourself hydrated. Drink plenty of water and other liquids during the trek. Similarly, carry medicines like Diamox or others to use in case of altitude sickness. If you feel difficulty in breathing inform your guide right away so that he can take proper measures on time.
Transportation and Bag Pack
Ama Dablam Expedition begins with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From here, you will trek to Namche Bazar and move towards Pangboche. The trail from here will take you to Ama Dablam Base Camp and high up to the summit.
Below is the list of things that you should carry during Ama Dablam Expedition:
- T-shirts and Pants (Innerwear)
- Thermal Wears
- Breathable Underwears
- Trekking Pants/Shoes/Socks
- Insulating Jacket
- Rain jacket
- Warm woolen Gloves
- Sun hat/woolen hat
- Sleeping bag
- Trekking Pole
- Ice Ax
- Climbing Boots
- First aid kit
- Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
- Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)
Food and Accommodation during Ama Dablam Expedition
During Ama Dablam Expedition, you will stay in a lodge in lower elevations. From the Ama Dablam Base Camp, you will stay overnight in the camp set by you and your guide. In the lodge, you can choose food from the menu of the lodge, however, during the stay in camp, the meals will be cooked and served by the porters. Our porters are nicely trained in cooking as well.
Best Season to go on Ama Dablam Expedition
The best time to go on Ama Dablam Expedition is in Spring and Autumn. The weather is most stable during this time of the year and is appropriate for the expedition. Still, we can not predict whether in such elevation, therefore we will have enough days in our hand to slowly summit the mountain.
Ama Dablam Expedition Cost
Ama Dablam Expedition cost can change from one company to another and the services you are using during the journey. We, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition have come up with our professionally designed and comprehensive package to provide the best affordable Ama Dablam Expedition. Get in touch with us for further information about Mt. Ama Dablam Expedition cost.
- Make sure to carry insect repellents and table salts
- Collect enough information on the weather and temperature
- Get yourself a nice map
- Maintain body hydration- drink plenty of water daily
- Carry hand cash as there will be no atm on the way
- Pack light
- Follow the instructions of your guide properly
- Walk slow and safely
- Inform your guide immediately in case of any problem