• Ama Dablam Expedition

Ama Dablam Expedition

 
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Trip facts

Duration: 15 Days

Country: Nepal

Ama Dablam (6812 m, 22494 ft) is one of the beautiful peak also known as the Matterhorn of Nepal located at Khumbu valley of the Everest region. The path to Ama Dablam peak is through the popular and easy route via the southwest ridge. Mount Ama Dablam was first ascended by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ) in March 13, 1961 through the southwest ridge.

From the top of the Ama Dablam, you will be delighted with the spectacular views of Mount Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Makalu (8485 m), Cho Oyu (8188 m), Imja Tse or Island Peak (6189 m) and several other snowcapped peaks.

This trekking tour begins from sightseeing some of the heritage site of Kathmandu. Next we fly to Lukla viewing the top views of the Himalayas. After reaching Lukla, we will do a short hike to Phakding to acclimatize. The following day, we begin our trek following the DudhKoshi River through the pine forest and reach NamcheBazar where Sherpa communities reside.

We continue our trek further for few days crossing some of the main routes of the Everest region such as Debuche, Pheriche and take break for a day to acclimatize. Next we reach at the Ama Dablam Base Camp and stay overnight. And next we will be preparing for the summit for the following day. Next we will be summiting this exquisite peak of the Everest region and after summiting the peak, we will retrace back to the base camp following the same path we came from and after reaching Lukla, we fly back to Kathmandu.  

This 15 days journey has been carefully arranged by our professional climbing guides focusing the client’s safety for each day - acclimatizing the altitude to successfully ascend the peak. The best time for this expedition will be on the month from October to January as the weather is nearly perfect and will be easy to accomplish ascend this peak. If you have any enquiry relating to this Ama Dablam Expedition, please do contact or email us.

Our daily based detailed itinerary for Ama Dablam Expedition is listed below:

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Itinerary

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

As you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu Nepal, our representative, standing and waiting for your reception, pick up you and drop to the hotel. In the evening Accent Himalaya invites you for welcome dinner. You get a chance to experience the delicious Nepali Cuisine which makes you the wetness of the traditional and cultural Nepal.

  Dinner

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trip preparation

After having our breakfast, we will have to ready for sightseeing of Kathmandu valley. We will visit some UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu. We will visit:

Pashupati Chhatra: -
Hindus most religious/pilgrimage temple of Lord Shiva where millions of pilgrim visited every year. The special days of lots of crowd in the temple are Mahashivaratri, Hindus festival Teej, and many other days and every Monday. 

Swyambhunath: -
Religious and pilgrimage place for both Hindu and Buddhist. Peoples visit the temple for peace in the world. Lord Swyambhu is commonly

Boudhanath: -
Worlds’ largest Stupa; Boudhanath was completely destroyed in the earthquake of April 2015 and now it is completely reconstituted and reconstructed in now it is the most attraction for visitors in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu Durbar square: -
It catches the wonderful history of Kathmandu and its kingdom and leaders of the valley. Kathmandu Durbar square is full of history and arts of the Newari communities. The wonderful architecture and the arts are so impressive. The sculpture in the area crafted without using any modern equipment in wood and stone is world’s most impressive.

  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

Early in the morning after having our breakfast with sunrise, we have to drive to TIA domestic terminal and take a flight to Lukla with a wonderfully scenic route through the magnificent vision of snow covered mountains and peaks, diagrammatic landscape with green forest and level farm field. After arriving at Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Lukla, where we meet with our crew members and begin to trek heading for Phakding where we stay for the night.

  Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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

In cold morning air, we take our breakfast and continue to trek heading to Namche Bazaar. We follow the trails passes through the pine forests then walk alongside the Dudhkoshi River. After taking few more steps, we begin to see the glimpse of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m) on the right of our trails. We further trek through the lush, pine, fir and juniper forests and also cross the suspension bridges severally then finally we point to Namche Bazaar.

  Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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

Today we spend enough time for rest and acclimatization. Expert advice to take enough rest while trekking to high altitude but also advice to hike and walk around the area for much better acclimatization. So, there is some option set aside for this day, we either stroll around Namche bazaar’s villages or come in touch with Sherpa people and their rich culture, even we have the option to hike up to the Everest View Point Hotel and enjoy the close-up views of mighty Everest. While at Namche bazaar or upon returning from hiking, trekkers may also visit the Hillary Museum storing exhibits displaying the area’s native flora and fauna and the history of Everest and Khumbu region.
We have also option to make the little longer hike to Khumjung Village about of 5-6 hours where we can visit the Edmund Hillary school and Khumjung Monastery that famous for housing the Yeti’s head !!!

  Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Debuche

We have to trek further along the Everest route and pass through beautiful villages and cross the River Dudh Koshi with enjoying magnificent views of the Himalayan and peaks including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and so many others all on the way. With ascending over the steep trails, we reach the Tengboche Monastery where we spend some time for explore the area and again descend to Debuche to spend the night.

  Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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

Today we pass another village of Pangboche on the way to Pheriche. Pangboche is a scenic village surround north by Everest, east with Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtaiga, south with a range of Kongde and ijma Tse River following through the wild fertile valley. With exploration the Himalaya all on the way, we continue further up towards Pheriche, another beautiful village.

  Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 08: Acclimatization/Rest

Today we again spent whole day time for rest and acclimatization, which help us for adjusting our tired body to adjust to high altitude. However, we make hike rather than idle stand. We climb terrain above the Pheriche village as it is suitable for good hiking experience in cold air, and after the uphill climb to the top, reward with great views of Himalayas will going to the best witness of this trip.

  Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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

After having our breakfast we start to retrace the trails back to Pangboche and cross the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River then we ascend don a trails leading to Ama Dablam Base Camp, the large and open grassland at the foot of Mt. Ama Dablam.

  Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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

Our Guide trains us on peak climbing techniques and the best ways of using climbing gear. We also learn how to use ropes for climbing both up and down. This day boost our confidence and encourage our climbing skills which are so supportive for summiting the mountain.

  Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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

This period of 15 days scales our strength and passion to mountaineering and adventurousness. There is another three camp called 1, 2, and 3 upward the base camp. Ascent from Base camp to Camp 1 is technically challenging and we spend one day at Camp 1. From camp 1 we follow the existing fixed lines and then establish new ones whatever necessary for both ascent and descent. Climb from Camp 2 to 3 is comprised of mixed rock, snow and ice that loose in some certain place. Climb from Camp 3 to the summit is relatively less technical, however, Nepalese Himalaya and mountains are more difficult than of Europe and America with shape and steeply slope. After summiting the mountain, we return back to Base Camp using the rope that is setup already in ascending. We have one day for acclimatization at Camp 1.

  Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 26-27: Trek to Lukla

From Ama Dablam Base Camp, we retrace our trails passing through the villages and forests. We arrive in Lukla via Tengboche, Namche Bazaar, and Phakding.

  Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 28: Fly back to Kathmandu

From Lukla, we take the earlier flight to Kathmandu. We are going left the wandering mountains and upper altitude behind us after collecting a large amount of experience and evidence. We are returning back with the brave and proud chest with the great and adventurous summit to Amadablam which so difficult and challenging itself. After returning to Kathmandu, we have a grand celebration of great Amadablam Peak. We also have to attend the farewell dinner hosted by Accent Himalaya.

  Breakfast Dinner

Day 29: Leisure day in Kathmandu

This is a reserve day to arrange any possible delay in the Lukla- Kathmandu- Lukla flight. if the flight was held as our schedule, we spend the day enjoy Kathmandu’s delights. If there is some place you visit, we may do that or may do some souvenir shopping.

  Breakfast

Day 30: Final Departure

With a month of too much fun and togetherness, the day comes for our separation, our representative will drop you to TIA, before three hours to your flight. We are always with you to any kind of your trip and holidays. We are always there where you want.

  Breakfast

Includes and Excludes

What's Included

  • Airport pickup and drop in a private vehicle
  • A 3 - star 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 and farewell 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
  • 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)
  • Accent Himalaya trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map 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

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee (please bring the exact US $ in cash and two passport size photograph)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is at around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) other 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 other 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's Included’ section

Trip Note

 

Accommodation for Ama Dablam Expedition

Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 stars) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels.

But once you set out for Ama Dablam Expedition, normal lodges or Teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow.  A few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be a good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited to the high mountains.

Meals and Drinks on Ama Dablam Expedition Trek

All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. We will enjoy typical Nepalese cuisine, Tibetan, Italian, Indian, and Continental and so on during the trek. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and tea houses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package. 

Luggage/Backpack for Ama Dablam Expedition Trek

During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.

Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.

Guide/Porter on Trek

Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.

Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member

Accent Himalaya organizes Ama Dablam Expedition Trek from a minimum of a single person to maximum of 12 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and 2 guides are provided up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.

Personal Expenses on Trek

Your personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available at some places) tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.

Gears Available in Kathmandu

All the necessary gears required for the trek are available in Kathmandu at a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.

A Typical Day on Trek

On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunchtime and after that, you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day - you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.

Our Greetings at Airport

We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Ama Dablam Expedition Trek with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.

Flight Delay at Kathmandu and Lukla

The Twin Otter Plane is the only mode of transportation to and from Lukla on this tour. Sometimes flights to and from Lukla may be canceled due to sudden changes in mountain weather. So, we have kept an additional day at the end of the tour on our trekking itinerary to use it in case of flight delayed or canceled.

So, if the flights cancel for 2 or more days, we will charter a helicopter to ensure you are on a scheduled flight to your home or other destination and the cost of this extra service is payable directly to our office at Kathmandu. If you have to use this service in US dollars or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only), we will provide you the receipt of the payment with which you can claim the amount from your insurance company. The minimum cost for helicopter charter will be US $ 500 and the maximum US $ 3500 depending on the number of people in the flight.

Itinerary and Possible Changes on it

Our normal Itinerary includes 15 days for Ama Dablam Expedition trek which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.

Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall at any time.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation

Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps, while you are on Ama Dablam Expedition Trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Please ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.

Booking and Payment

You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Ama Dablam Expedition Trek along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you then, we will forward the details of payment.

 

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