Ama Dablam Expedition


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Ama Dablam Expedition Summary

    1. Expedition duration: 17 Days
    2. Expedition Difficulty: Moderate – adventure
    3. Summit height: ‎6,812m /22,349 feet
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 hours
    5. Group-Size: 2 – 10 People
    6. Best Time: May – October
    7. Expedition Mode: Tent Camping + Lodge
    8. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/plane/Bus


The Ama Dablam expedition itinerary covers the top trending mountains highlight of Everest massif. Mount Ama Dablam peak climbing is situated in the Mahalangur mountain range into the depth of the Everest range, Solukhumbu District, Nepal.

Ama Dablam peak is equally popular as an Ama Dablam expedition in the Nepalese Himalayas. It is 3rd most popular mountain on the Himalayas expedition. Summit offers a superb view of Lhotse (9,501m), Everest (8,850m), Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse Shar (8,383m), Makalu (8,475m), Baruntse (7,720m), and Thamserku, Cho-Oyu, etc.

Expedition at Ama Dablam is just a marvelous climbing tour. Mike Gill (NZ), Mike Ward (UK), Barry Bishop (USA), and Wally Romanes (NZ) got the summit via the Southwest Ridge at first ascent‎ on ‎13 March 1961. The highest Ama Dablam summit elevation‎ is ‎6,812m (22,349 feet) and the easiest route‎ has a big rock/snow/ice climb.

Ama Dablam’s meaning is “Mother’s necklace”; the long ridges on each side are like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the Dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by women.

Expedition route ama Dablam difficulty depends on the conditions but truly difficult to ascend. Professional climbers should attempt this summit climb, though it is partially saved with fixed ropes.

Our past mountaineers suggest that the Ama Dablam climbing itinerary be cautiously to allow for gradual ascending and proper acclimatization. The best season for the amadablam group to climb is either March to May or September to mid-November months. If the expedition holiday plan is not suitable for you, we design a special expedition itinerary as per your request.


The Ama Dablam expedition itinerary details.

Our Ama Dablam expedition 30 days itinerary is a sample plan. Climbing travelers, who wish to choose a normal plan to touch summit climbing or want to have a private customized plan? email us your thoughts.

01 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you in a private vehicle and drive to the hotel in Kathmandu with a breakfast plan. If you have time, check the expedition gears.

02 Day Cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu city Tour, 6-7 hours.

Visit the prime cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley with a professional Tourist Guide. The tour includes the Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath, and a historical Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, pre-trip conversation with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.

Swayambhunath stupa private tour
03 DayExpedition briefing in Ministry of Tourism office.

Today, we have a special Ama Dablam climbing and expedition briefing from the Tourism office in the Ministry of Tourism office.

04 Day Early morning, Kathmandu to Lukla airport flight. Hike to Bengkar village (2,698m/8,852 feet), 4 hours

Take an early plane from Kathmandu to Lukla terminal (2,860m/9,381 feet), seat at north side to get a better look. Meet our entire expedition group, and proceed to hikes. The journey goes further with a gentle lift in the mountainside of the Dudh Koshi riverbanks. Passing several Sherpa localities, we reach Bengkar village.

Lukla airport

05 Day Namche Bazaar hikes (3,440m/11,286 feet), 4-5 hours

The trail ascends through the Koshi riverbank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny Monjo settlement. We come to the Sagarmatha National Park office to pay for entrance fees.

Crossing over the Hillary Bridge, the trek begins the steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we have first-rate Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.) mountain views. Encircled around the mountains, Namche Bazaar is a central Himalayan hub for selling food and climbing gear.

Namche bazaar
Namche Bazaar view from foothill of Khumbu la mountain
06 DayKhumjung trek (3,789m/12,432 feet). Sengboche hill hikes, 2-3 hours

We start with a steep one-hour climb to the Sengboche airstrip (3790m). We ascend slowly uphill towards Khunde passing numerous chorten (stone Buddhist monuments) and hill stations. Tourists can see an excellent view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kongde, Thamserku, and more mountains in a row. Khumjung is almost flat ground, a foothill of Khumbila mountain.

Khumjung village tour
07 DayDewoche hikes(3,805m/12,484 feet), 5-6 hours

Having breakfast, we catch the main trail to Tengboche Monastery. The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi. We have an extensive view of Ama Dablam (6,812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m), and Tawoche (6501m). Visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga, and reach Tengboche Monastery. Interested tourists go into the monastery to see the monk’s lifestyles and their praying. Tengboche monastery tour Travelers can achieve an excellent view of sunrise and sunset at Everest and Ama Dablam mountain. Walk about 60 minutes further to reach Dewoche village where we stay overnight.

08 DayAma Dablam Base Camp trek (4,600m/15,092 feet) via Pangboche, 5-6 hours

Just proceed to walk about 45 minutes further we reach the river bridge. We ascend easily for about 1 hour to reach Pangaboche village. If you are lucky enough, you might see the Himalayan Thar, Yaks, Pheasant, wild eagle, etc. Visit an old monastery to find Yeti’s head-on request with monks. Walk further to descend down to the river again.

09 Day Acclimatization Climb to Yak Camp (5,182m/17,002 feet) and return to normal base camp, 5-6 hours. (both ways)

Start your day hikes along a morainal ridge with a spectacular top mountain view. We eventually join the beginning of the Southwest Ridge which is technically easier. At this point a large plateau, and follow it for about thirty-five minutes or so to our tents. After a quick break and leaving our gears there, we go down to the normal base camp.

10 Day Rest day for Buddhist blessing ceremony.

We start our day with a Puja, a Buddhist Blessing Ceremony (BBC). This is a meaningful ritual for our Sherpa prior to the outset of every expedition, and a special ceremony to take part in. During the remaining time after the puja celebration, we set up equipment, ate, took showers, and visited other teams from around the world.

11-24 Day Ama Dablam Summit expedition time (6,866m/22,527 feet)

In those above 14 days, the climbers ascend and descend at Ama Dablam Summit. During their time, they have climbing preparation day, enough time for acclimatization and expedition.

25 Day Descend to Namche village (3,440m/11,286 feet), 6-7 hours

Finally, the expedition Himalaya team descends downhill to Namche Bazaar. You will catch the way descends from the classical Everest base camp and Gokyo Valley. Furthermore, we trek for about 2 hours to reach downtown Namche village.

26 DayReturn to Tenzing Hillary airport at Lukla Bazaar (2,860m/9,383 feet), 7-8 hours.

Today, we get back to Lukla airport. Clients may also fly out by helicopter back to Lukla and Kathmandu on the same day (extra cost of a helicopter flight). Otherwise, we travel to Lukla Bazaar with the same trail that we used on our ascending. It is the last day of our climbing tour. Our guide will go to the airline counter to reconfirm the return flight to Kathmandu for the next morning.

Sengboche hill hiking
27 DayScenic Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu Tribhuvan international airport.

We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu terminal. Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan international airport, we arrange a return transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, go shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guiding trip at an additional cost.

Lukla - Kathmandu flight
28 DayFinal departure day

Departure to you in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) for your further flights. Trip ends. We wish you a wonderful trip back home.

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How much does the Ama Dablam expedition cost?

The Ama Dablam expedition cost US$ 8990 is the standard trek price on a double occupancy per person basis. But of course, the trip price will vary as per the group members. For the deluxe and comfort trek tour plan, we add a 5-star deluxe room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN). AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.

Ama Dablam expedition cost includes:

  • Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicle.
  • 4 nights at 4 star hotel (twin/double) bedroom accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast plan.
  • Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable airport taxes.
  • Professional Mountain Guide certified from Ministry of Tourism for Ama Dablam expedition [salary, insurance, and bonus] .
  • Liaison officer’s allowance equipment for Expedition, flight ticket, insurance, and his daily wages.
  • Meals each day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trekking and climbing days.
  • Unlimited climbing foods while on expedition periods of time serve with hot drinks tea/coffee.
  • Lodge accommodation in trekking and TENT accommodation while on climbing days.
  • Government license holder – Professional Trekking Guide for a complete trip.
  • Professional cook, sherpa, kitchen helper, and required number of porters or YAK during the trek. 1 porter: 1 guest basis because our porter can carry a maximum 25 kg bag pack.
  • Camping and Kitchen equipment ie. base camp tents, dining tent with table and chair, kitchen tent with all utensils, and toilet tent.
  • Ama Dablam expedition permits fees and Sagarmatha National Park entrance permit fees
  • Group climbing equipment including ropes, ice screws, snow bars, harness, carbine, eight figure, etc.
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check oxygen level and Pulse rate every day to save you from higher risk.
  • In a worst case, help with all Rescue and evacuation arrangements (but not the rescue bills).
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Ama Dablam expedition cost exclude :

  • Lunch and Dinner foods during your staying in Kathmandu.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers in the trek days.
  • Trekking and climbing equipment (personal) and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance is obligatory in case of emergency to cover your medical and rescue Helicopter evacuation.
  • Any donation and monument entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for staff [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].

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Either Ama Dablam compared with Everest or other 8,000m peaks or Ama Dablam vs Everest expedition is a very interesting story. Expedition Ama Dablam is often a great climb independent of other 8,000 meters plans. It is significantly more technical than most of the normal routes on 8000m climbs including Everest but the overall climate is alike. In terms of climbing duration, climbing Ama Dablam takes short time comparing Mount Everest. We recommend you buy the ama Dablam route map either in the Thamel map house or with the Gokyo trek agency for free and study your climbing tour by talking with a mountain sherpa guide.


Question: Is pick-up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?.

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details and request for pickup. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: What sort of accommodation and Food can I expect on the Ama Dablam expedition?.

Answer: Basically, we serve you a tent accommodation along the entire journey however sometimes you can stay at a guest house below the base camp. As you progress higher especially above the base camp, you’ll likely stay in tented camps set up by our expedition team.

These camps provide basic but comfortable accommodations, usually including sleeping tents, dining tents, and sometimes even shower tents. As you move closer to the summit, you may stay in higher camps that are more Spartan and focused on providing shelter and safety rather than luxury.

Likewise, our professional cook cooks a delicious range of mostly vegetarian meals. They are Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, curry rice, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season). However meals are often more varied and substantial, including a mix of local and Western dishes to provide ample energy for the strenuous activity serve with tea/coffee.

Question: Is an Ama Dablam climb dangerous? How about ama Dablam deaths ratio?

Answer: Definitely. You should attempt Ama Dablam if you have an experienced mountain guide, proper experience, and logistics for emergency conditions. 6 climbers were dead in November 2006 when part of the large typical serac (the Dablam) collapsed hitting Camp 3. The Dablam further collapsed in late 2008 as well. As of 2012, teams remain to climb without serious incident but many climbers skip Camp 3 and have a very, very long day from Camp 2 to the ama Dablam summit. Although it is a long day trip, it is a better safe journey.

Question: How many people got summit and how many people died trying?

Answer: An estimated 1900 climbers have summited indeed about 18 climbers died in 2008.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with climbing and trekking?

Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get on pay. But during the climbing, we serve you a bucket of water hot and you can shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on the Ama Dablam expedition?.

Answer: There are hotels and shops where you can buy bottled mineral water on the way. However, we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. We recommend you bring Aqua tablets to purify the normal water. Additionally, we serve you purified drinking water while on camping climbing days.

Question: Can I charge my camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: There are some chances to recharge the battery on pay. We advise you to bring an additional pair in case. But on camping days, there are no local houses along the way, so better to bring a solar panel and charger. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you take extra batteries along with you to take photographs.

Question: Are there any communication facilities on Climbing ama Dablam?

Answer: Everest Link is an internet service provider founded in 2014 that provides high-speed internet and Wi-Fi in the Everest Region. It is the only internet provider at the Amadablam Climbing, making it the world’s tallest internet service.

If you wish to stay connected with better WIFI to your family, friends, or business, we suggest you buy Everest Link Internet. It’s better than other NETWORK connections and you can buy an Everest link card easily in the shops, hotels, or any small lodges in the Everest zone.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payments terms?.

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings. And concerning the down payment, we prefer a 25% advance deposit (not refundable) of the trip price in order to confirm your reservation. And the rest of the payment, you can pay on your arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on the express Ama Dablam expedition?

Answer: We provide animals to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, every porter carries a maximum of 25 kilos. But each animal such as the Himalayan yak carries around 60 kilos. So we especially use yaks and only very few porters.

Question: How much distance do I hikes each day?

Answer: You can walk about 5-6 hours every day.

Question: Where can I organize my personal climbing gear?

Answer: If you have those climbing gear at your home bring them along with you. If you don’t have them, you can rent them either in Kathmandu or at Name Bazaar.

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Ama Dablam expedition highlights.

  • Uncover the eye-catching sights of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Thamserku ..etc
  • Ama Dablam summit offers the best scenery of all Khumbu summits and sherpa villages.
  • Sherpa Buddhism, ancient Buddhist monastery, Local sherpa people and their lifestyles.

Ama Dablam expedition Note.

The Ama Dablam expedition information stated above is just a guideline for your expedition holiday in Nepal. However, the trip is possible to customize your request to accommodate your specific terms. Local politics, landslides, local flight cancellation, weather, transport. In addition, a multitude of other factors that are out of our control can result in a modification of schedule during travel.

It is, still, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If modifications are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. When a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect. But we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

What makes Ama Dablam expedition special?

Opportunities for adventure peak climbing are scattered all over this planet. You just need to recognize where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, trained, and licensed local guides who know the purpose much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

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