Trip Overview

Nepal with immense scope of expedition let you proceed for Ama Dablam Expedition, covering 6,812 meter Ama Dablam elevation. South west rim is certify as the Ama Dablam normal route and you will not come across much Amadablam technical difficulty unlike other thrilling expedition. The climbing route bestows diverse and constant ascend and is preferred by the novices as it is small snow enclosed peak situated in the Everest Region. Most of the mountaineers have too weight against Amadablam vs Everest as they are lying on the same region yet are different from each other. Mountaineers have to pitch 3 high camps and therefore set into motion from the base camp crossing the roughest and challenging pass all through the tricky saddle ridge. From Camp II you will encounter the sharp mixed alleys of ice, rock and snow. Likewise, from Camp III be ready to take steep ascend on the white snow and hanging glacier.

Working on the Ama Dablam permit price the journey progress in the Khumbu Himalaya from where you can outlook delightful landscapes of Lhotse, Mount Everest, Maklau, Island Peak with other snowcapped mountains. Do you wish to know the reason behind its name? Well in such case it has got its name from the Southwest section of glacier which appear as the hanging jewel box on the neck of the Himalayan Mountain. Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition is proud to set Ama Dablam Expedition Itinerary which will show the trail towards the loveliest mountain. Peak expedition seems easier with the presence of decidedly experienced guides, mountaineers and other crew members. Moving ahead through the snow, ice and rock by fixing ropes and anchors facilitate you. Moving into heaven like nation is the place to put your first brick of success.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
Day 02-03: In Kathmandu preparation for Amadablam expedition with optional tour.
Day 04: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and walk to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 05 hrs walks.
Day 06: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization and local hike.
Day 07: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Pangboche 3,900 m – 04 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Amadablam Base Camp 4,580 m – 04 hrs.
Day 10: Rest Day at Base Camp preparation for the climb.
Day 11-24: Ascent of Amadablam (14 days to summit).
Day 25: At base camp cleaning up and packing.
Day 26: Trek to Thyangboche – 05 hrs.
Day 27: Trek to Monjo 2,880 m – 06 hrs.
Day 28: Trek to Lukla – 04 hrs.
Day 29: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Day 30-31: Free day in Kathmandu with optional sightseeing tour.
Day 32: Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
On reaching at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, warmly greeted by our staff and guides for transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu around Thamel area, the happening spot in Kathmandu with many fine hotels and restaurants with shopping stores and shops, here our guide will brief you with all information regarding Amadablam Expedition.

Evening includes authentic Nepalese dinner in a nice local restaurant with cultural-folk programs to entertain you with delicious meals.

Day 02-03: In Kathmandu preparation for Amadablam expedition with optional tour.
We have reserved two full days for Amadablam Expedition preparation and for paper works, on this free day one can join in our optional tour around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur full of interest within World Heritage Sites, rest of the day last day shopping for the adventure to Amadablam.

Day 04: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and walk to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Morning depart from the hotel for fabulous Everest Base Camp taking a short scenic flight of 30 mins with sweeping panorama of high peaks including Mt. Everest, as the small aircraft lands at Lukla of above 2,820 m high, from here walk towards Phakding on gradual downhill trail with short ups with views of Kwangde and Kusum-Khanguru peaks as the walk leads through Choplung and Ghat Sherpa villages to reach our overnight stop at Phakding.

Phakding village, located above Dudh Kosi River here with time for short hike around this lovely village to witness Sherpa cultures with overnight halt in a nice cozy lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs walks.
After a pleasant night stop with the sound of river, morning walk leads following the Dudh Kosi River upstream and crossing suspension bridges to reach at Monjo village with grand views of Kwangde and Tharmarserku peaks, from here into Sagarmatha National park (Sagarmatha Nepalese name for Mt. Everest, while Sherpa calls Chomolungma in both languages means 'Great Mother').

Walk proceed towards Jorsalle village and into river valley covered within rhododendron-pines-oaks and fir trees as the route leads uphill for few hours to reach at famous Namche Bazaar, where colorful and busy Saturday market is held weekly.

Day 06: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization and local hike.
An important rest day for proper acclimatization before heading higher elevation, at Namche one can take a short walk to Everest View Hotel of few hours walk uphill or visit the park museum located on top of Namche Bazaar offers grand views of Mt. Everest-Lhotse-Amadablam and other series of snow capped peaks.

Visit its interesting museum full of information regarding Sherpa people, culture with flora/fauna and as well of mountaineering history, rest of the afternoon free at leisure with views of mountains.

Day 07: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
With marvelous stop at Namche Bazaar, morning with short steep climb and then on pleasant winding trail into alpine woodland with super views of Mt. Everest-Lhotse-Nuptse-Amadablam with other smaller peaks, as the walk continues heading downhill at Phunki-Tenga, a small place by the Imjatse River for lunch.

After lunch with few hours climb into serene alpine forest filled with rhododendron-oaks-magnolia-pines-juniper and fir tree lines with constant view of peaks, finally walk leads on a small plateau at Thyangboche Monastery the highest spot of the trek at 3,867 m high offering mind blowing views of Mt. Everest-Amadablam and arrays of peaks that surrounds this lovely spot.

Here with time to visit it's interesting and famous Buddhist monastery, where in October a great festival Mani Rimdu is held and as well mountaineers takes blessing from the priest for safe and successful climbs.

Day 08: Trek to Pangboche 3,900 m - 04 hrs.
From Thyangboche after catching morning glorious panorama of mountains and then heading downhill through serene woodland reaching at a metal bridge over Imjatse River, from here with uphill walk to Pangboche, the last permanent Sherpa farm village around Khumbu and Everest region.

Pangboche located within beautiful spot on route Amadablam and Everest base camp, here with afternoon free for short hike around and visit the old monastery situated on upper Pangboche village with fabulous views.

 

Day 09: Trek to Amadablam Base Camp 4,580 m - 04 hrs.
From Pangboche village downhill toward Imjatse River to cross a small wooden bridge, after leaving the river behind climb leads to steep uphill for an hour reaching a large meadow with couple of Yak herders huts. After a pleasant stop with views walk leads on gradual up to Amadablam base camp. The camp is set on large wide field beneath majestic Mt. Amadablam.

Day 10: Rest Day at Base Camp preparation for the climb.
A rest day at base camp preparation for the climb where one hike to advance camp with views of beautiful landscapes and mountains during the high walk, afternoon relax and with final setting for next day adventure.

Day 11-24: Ascent of Amadablam (14 days to summit).
We have allocated and reserved maximum of two weeks for the summit bid from base camp, during this days with some days busy dividing loads and checking equipment for the final ascent.

It is hard to predict exact days for the summit top however from Base Camp climb follows on old grassy moraine ridges eastwards to a broad saddle from one can see a Mingbo-La. From the saddle turn north and climb up rocky ground and finally through boulders to the ridge below Pt.5, 705 which is the site of camp I. There are four or five tents platforms with Camp I Climbing the ridge involves rock climbing of severe standard with steps of  VS (USA 5.6) Camp II is at the top yellow tower, which gives one of the hardest pitches on the climb at VS/Hard VS (5.8).

From Camp II: Move into the ramp (some stone fall danger) and climb to an amphitheater. Continue up a broad gully on between the gray tower and the lower rock buttress and climb a snow slope to ' Santa's Grotto' at the start of Mushroom ridge.

Climb on snow and Ice slope following mix section to the top of the highest hanging glacier. An ice crest leads to a magnificent position to the summit top.

From the summit with grand vista after a memorable to and classic climb descend back to base camp using Advance camp on route

Day 25: Cleaning up at Base Camp.
After great tough days on climb to the summit and feeling at ease on reaching base camp with overnights, today start cleaning garbage and packing gears as Nepal Himalaya has thousands of trekkers and climbing peaks every year. As a result, piles of unwanted trash and rubbish exist,

We help and support in reducing pollution around as we do have responsibility towards Mother Nature. So clean up the base camp which will be a help reducing the impacts of global warming, then pack up necessary stuff and prepare for return journey.


Day 26: Trek to Thyangboche - 05 hrs walks.
From here onward on long downhill with few climbs as the trail leads towards Pangboche village and then to a bridge, after the bridge back into greens with trees as the route climbs up to Thyangboche Monastery for overnight stop.

 

Day 27: Trek to Monjo 2,880 m - 06 hrs.

After a great time on top Amadablam with excellent views from Thyangbovhe, morning walk on downhill to Phunki Tenga, then crossing a wooden bridge with climb uphill to Lobesa and Sanasa small villages with gradual winding path to Kyanjinma.

A beautiful spot with few lodges facing Everest-Amadablam and Tharmarserku peaks, here chance of spotting some wild life like Thar, Musk deer and the colorful Danphe (Impeyan pheasant and national bird of Nepal).

After a wonderful time at this scenic quiet spot within serene alpine woodland walk descends towards Namche Bazaar, here having a short rest and then continue walk downhill towards Monjo for overnight stop.

Day 28: Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs.
Our fantastic and fabulous Amadablam Expedition adventure concludes with a walk to Lukla, as the trail leads on the same route following gentle path past Phakding and Ghat villages with an climb to reach at Lukla, where you can enjoy the afternoon relaxing and celebrate with staff-guides-porters and fellow member on this last night around high Khumbu within Everest areas.

Day 29: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Early morning transfer to Lukla airport known as Tenzing & Hillary airport with its unique airstrip, sometime the flight can delay due to bad weather, as the flight arrives from Kathmandu board on the smaller Twin-Otter or Dornier airplane where a scenic flight brings you at hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city life.

Day 30 -31: Free day in Kathmandu with optional sightseeing tour.
We have reserved two days as contingency and a free day in case of flight delay and cancellation at Lukla due to unpredictable bad weather conditions, on this day you can book for sightseeing tour around Kathmandu as the valley, filled with most of the World Heritage Sites around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur cities.

Day 32: Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.
Last day in Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time our staff will transfer you to airport for your flight homeward bound or to respective destination with wonderful experience on Amadablam Expedition.

 

Cost Includes

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with other necessary surface transport as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the International airport by Go For Nepal’s representative while arriving and departing.
  • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • All camping equipment in Base camp and Advance Base Camp.
  • Food during expedition period for expedition Members and Staff.
  • Permit for expedition crew.
  • Expedition Permit to climb Amadablam.
  • All staff during Expedition period with experienced Guide (Base Camp Manager).
  • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary.
  • Cargo clearance & Duties Assistance Service free.
  • Daily wages, equipment allowance & Insurance for expedition Staff.
  • Gamow Bag will be available for expedition group.
  • Solar panel for light and batteries charger will be available for expedition members.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the ABC.
  • 2 Oxygen Bottles with mask and regulators.( for sharing ) We provide Sherpa’s tents, food for climbing, and insurance.
  • High altitude food for Sherpa and member.
  • All Necessary camping equipment like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents,
  • Per person 30 kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter and 20 kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mountain.
  • Required Experienced, Trained and Government Licensed Climbing Guide(s) during Climbing
  • All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
  • Emergency Oxygen and mask regulator.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary).
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Our service Charges.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phones And Internet expenses.
  • Sleeping Bag, Climbing Plastic Boots, Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears.
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Sherpa Climbing Bonus
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival) and re entry visa fee.
  • Ice fall Garbage Deposit fees (Sharing with other member) if applicable.
  • Wake talkies & Filming permit.
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Emergency/Rescue
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” Section.

Please be noted that the price per person is fixed as stated below. We provide group discounts of 10% for booking of 3 or more than 3 persons. If a group booking of 10 or more than 10 people, then it is subjected to a maximum discount with the availability of free trip for a person. And if your group is much larger, please contact us to negotiate about the discount. By the way, we also provide private and tailor made trip best suited for you.
Note: Start dates are your arrival date in Nepal, whereas, End dates are the returning date from Nepal.

Start Date End Date Price Per Person Status
13th April 2018 13th May 2018 $ 5100 Guaranteed

Private Trip

Considering our clients' wish, we also provide private trip to them by which they can spend their memorable moments without any disturbance.

Tailor Made Trip

Taking this itinerary as base, you can make your own itinerary. You can add your own activities like Kathmandu Sightseeing, Trishuli River Rafting, Bungee Jumping etc.





Choose your date
The above itinerary is a standard info of what we provide. But this trip can be customized  as per your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Note: During the trip, weather condition, transportation, local political factors etc can result in the change of itinerary. Therefore, if such condition occurs during the trip, leader has right to decide the best alternative considering the interest of whole group. However, we do our best to minimize the effects of such thing, but we will not be responsible for the result of changes or delays.

Kathmandu - Lukla Flight Delay

In order to go to Everest Region trek, domestic flight is the primary mode of transport to reach at Lukla. It is fairly included in the trip. Sometimes, domestic flight (Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu) may be delayed due to weather conditions or any technical problems. In case of flight delay, Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition can arrange heli charter to ensure your are on schedule for your internation flight. However, you will be charged additional amount for heli charter which can be directly payable to our office at Kathmandu. The heli charter amount depends on group size. The minimum cost is $500 USD and maximum cost is $3500 USD. We suggest you to come a day earlier before you begin your trek. If you arrive a day earlier, you will have time to rest as well as time to buy trekking equipment. Likewise, having some extra days after you finished you trek is also better because your flight to Kathmandu/Lukla might be delayed due to bad weather and any technical problems.

We believe in Humanity

Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition P. Ltd supports local NGO's and Orphan Foundation in number of ways.:-
Donation:
We donate up to 12% of its annual revenue to local community projects like regular maintenance of government schools, rebuilding of earthquake affected houses etc.
Sponsorship
Sponsorship is one of the major activities to help orphan children. We also help to conduct sponsorship by collaboration with some organizations.
Volunteering Program
Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition organize volunteering programs in several fields like Education, Health, Technology, Agriculture and Cultural Exchange. It is basically targeted into remote and rural areas of Nepal.

FAQs

Trekking is an adventure activity in which people walk through villages and climb few hills. The path is usually steep hill and we will likely encounter snows at higher altitude.
In my opinion, trekking is good for everyone who is physically fit, healthy and loves adventure and outdoor activities.
You will be trekking countryside, high elevation, wild and remote areas of the Himalaya. Guide does not only show you trekking paths, he also helps you to be safe and entertain you during the trekking. And this will make your trip joyful. Although you have experience of trekking or hiking, our guide will certainly enhance your good experience since most of them have more than 10 years experience in the Himalaya.
Difficulty of trekking depends on specific trek. We define difficulty of trekking through trip grade. Basically, there are 3 types of trekking - Easy trekking, moderate trekking and hard trekking. But climbing is of course harder and challenging but It also can be categorized from less challenging to hard challenging.
Indeed, travel insurance is mandatory. It must cover Helicopter rescue and medical insurance, in case of some emergency. We would like to suggest you World Nomads because it covers medical evacuation and heli rescue up to 6000 m.
It depends on specific trekking routes. Some areas like Upper Mustang, Manaslu Circuit, Upper Dolpo etc require special permit, whereas other require only conservation area/national park permit. All trekking routes require TIMS. But don't worry ! We will manage all permits for you.
During the entire trek, we usually walk 4 to 6 hours each day. It will be between 5 to 15 kilometers each day.
Standard twin shared accommodation is provided in hotel in Kathmandu. In higher elevation, there is not luxurious hotel. So tea house and lodge accommodation is provided in the higher elevation.
Of course not. We provide a porter who will carry you stuffs. But remember, a porter is provided for 2 trekkers, and each porter can carry only up to 20 kg.
Some of the trekking routes were damaged but most of them were not. Among them, Langtang valley was badly damaged, but now it is reconstructing and safe now. Earthquake 2015 caused avalanche in Everest and killed several mountaineers and also destroyed some tea houses. But rest of the places of Everest are relatively unaffected. Western Nepal was not affected by earthquake at all.
There are several possibilities which are almost endless. Everest Base Camp, Everest Three Passes Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Valley, Manaslu Circuit and Upper Mustang are the most popular routes. But there are numerals trekking places all round the country.
It is not mandatory tipping to guide and porter. But they appreciate your small gratuity after your trek ends. By the way, tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for team and devoted attention of guide and porter to your successful trip. But you are free to give tip to guide and porter how much you would want.