Ama Dablam Expedition

Amadablam (6,812 m) is the most popular and perhaps the most beautiful mountain in Nepal. It rises impressively a few miles due south of Mt. Everest and Lhotse and overlooks the famed Tengboche monastery, which stands sentinel over the Khumbu region. It is a steep pyramid of ice with vertical walls and sharp, exposed ridges. It is often compared to the Matterhorn, in the Alps and it is about 3,000 m taller. Because of its stunning beauty, Amadablam leaves an indelible impression on the mind of any travellers who trek to Everest Base Camp. The name Amadablam refers to an amulet box (dablam) worn by a mother (ama) in the Sherpa/Tibetan language. The ascent route of this mountain traverses the classic Southwest Ridge route, which is now the established normal route used by most expedition groups. To begin the climb, we first fly to Lukla for a pre-climb acclimatization trek before arriving at the Amadablam Base Camp.

The Base Camp is located on a grassy field at an altitude of 4,500m. This place is traditionally used as a pasture for grazing yaks by the yak herders of Khumjung village. The Advanced Base Camp (ABC) is located higher up at 5,200 m. Two higher camps above the ABC have to be set up before we make our final push to the summit. From camp I (5,815 m) onwards, precaution is required to overcome some exposed rock sections including 'Yellow Tower' to reach camp II at about 6,000 m. This is a very small camp located on a very exposed section of a ridge, and is barely sufficient enough to accommodate 2-3 tents. The climb from camp II to camp III (6400 m) involves expert alpine rock climbing skill as we encounter ice gullies, corniced ridge and an ice wall. After camp III, a perfect 50 degree snow and ice slope leads to the summit of Amadablam. The climb requires members to be competent in alpine ice-climbing technique and have experience climbing on mixed terrain carrying a pack.

This remains one of the most popular technical climbs of the Himalayas and a goal sought by many.

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Ama Dablam expedition


If this seems like the right adventure holiday for you then why not Contact Us, or simply complete our Booking Form and send it to us.

Trip Details

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Date: see Dates and Prices

Duration: Approximately 4 weeks

Price: see Dates and Prices

Deposit: £500

Price includes:

  • Kathmandu hotel & breakfast
  • Accommodation and food on trek/climb
  • Airport transfers
  • 1 UIAGM Certified Sherpa Guide, Porters & Cargo
  • Sherpa Guides, Porters and local helpers
  • National Park fees and permits
  • Climbing Permit, National Park fees & LO Contribution
  • Camping equipment except sleeping bags
  • Sherpa Insurance
  • Route fixing Charge for EOA
  • Solar charging facility at BC
  • Group Climbing & Communication Gears
  • Base Camp and High Camp Logistics
  • Supplementary Bottle of Oxygen with Mask & Regulator for emergency

Price does not include:

  • Other meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Lukla flights
  • Trip Interruption, personal medical and evacuation Insurance Policy
  • Personal Medication & Immunization
  • Personal Expenses on the trail (tips, bottle water, snacks, telephone, laundry, hot shower etc)
  • Optional Sherpa / Porter bonus
  • Personal Climbing Gears
  • Alcoholic and bottled drinks
  • Additional visits

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