Ama Dablam Expedition


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Ama Dablam Expedition Summary

    1. Expedition duration: 27 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: April, May, October and November
    7. Expedition Mode: Tent Camping + Lodge
    8. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/plane/Bus


The Ama Dablam Expedition is a renowned mountaineering adventure in Nepal, attracting climbers with its distinctive, pyramid-shaped peak. Ama Dablam stands at 6,812 meters (22,349 feet) and is located in the Everest region.

Climb Ama Dablam peak is 3rd most popular mountain in the Nepalese Himalayas, situated in the Mahalangur mountain range into the depth of the Everest range, Solukhumbu District, Nepal. Mount Ama Dablam 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 Amadablam is an exceptional climbing adventure. Historically, the first successful ascent via the Southwest Ridge was achieved by Mike Gill (NZ), Mike Ward (UK), Barry Bishop (USA), and Wally Romanes (NZ) on March 13, 1961.

The summit of Ama Dablam stands at an elevation of 6,812 meters (22,349 feet) and South west is the easiest route involves a significant climb through rock, snow, and ice.

Likewise, the difficulty of the Ama Dablam expedition route varies with conditions but is consistently challenging. This summit climb should be attempted by professional climbers, although parts of the route are equipped with fixed ropes for safety.

In addition, The best seasons for climbing Ama Dablam are during the spring (April and May) and autumn (October and November). Both the spring and autumn seasons offer ideal conditions for ascending Ama Dablam.


The Ama Dablam expedition itinerary details.

Our 27-day Ama Dablam expedition itinerary is a sample plan. If you prefer a standard plan to reach the summit or want a customized private itinerary, please email us your preferences.

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 DayExpedition briefing in Ministry of Tourism office.

Today, we have a special briefing on the Ama Dablam climbing expedition conducted by a Tourism Officer at the Ministry of Tourism office.

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

Take an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport (2,860m/9,381 feet). For a better view, sit on the north side. Meet our entire expedition group and begin the hike. The journey continues with a gentle ascent along the mountainside of the Dudh Koshi riverbanks. Passing through several Sherpa villages, we reach Bengkar village.

Lukla airport 04 Day Namche Bazaar hikes (3,440m/11,286 feet), 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.

Namche bazaar

After crossing the Hillary Bridge, the trek begins a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. Along the way, we enjoy stunning views of Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m). Surrounded by mountains, Namche Bazaar serves as a central hub in the Himalayas for food and climbing gear.

05 DayTrek to Khumjung village (3,789m/12,432 feet), 3 hours

We begin with a steep one-hour climb to the Sengboche airstrip (3,790m). Continuing uphill towards Khunde, we pass numerous chortens (stone Buddhist monuments) and hill stations. Tourists are treated to excellent views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kongde, Thamserku, and more mountains in a row. Khumjung, located at the foothill of Khumbila mountain, is almost flat ground. Upon reaching there, you can hike with a guide around its surrounding hills for a better view and improved acclimatization.

Khumjung village tour
06 DayTrek to Dewoche Guest houses (3,805m/12,484 feet), 6 hours

After breakfast, we take the main trail to Tengboche Monastery. The trail continues, with a steep cliff dropping down to the Dudh Kosi river below. Along the way, we enjoy extensive views of Ama Dablam (6,812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7,855m), and Tawoche (6,501m).

Tengboche monastery tour

We pass through Trashinga and Phunki Tenga before reaching Tengboche Monastery. Those interested can enter the monastery to observe the monks’ lifestyles and their prayers. Travelers can witness stunning sunrise and sunset views over Everest and Ama Dablam mountains. Afterward, we walk for about 60 minutes to reach Dewoche village, where we stay overnight.

07 DayTrek to Ama Dablam Base Camp site (4,600m/15,092 feet), 5 hours

Continuing on, after about 45 minutes of walking, we reach the river bridge. From there, we ascend gently for about an hour to reach Pangboche village. If fortunate, you might spot Himalayan Thars, Yaks, Pheasants, wild eagles, and other wildlife. You can also visit an old monastery where, upon request, monks will show you the purported Yeti’s head. Afterward, we continue walking, descending back down to the river.

08 Day Acclimatization Climb to Yak Camp (5,182m/17,002 feet) and return to normal base camp, 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.

09 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.

10-23 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.

24 Day Descend to Namche village (3,440m/11,286 feet), 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.

25 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
26 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
27 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 package cost US$ 8990 is the standard trip price on a double occupancy per person basis. But of course, this expedition trip price will vary as per the group members and the number of Sherpa climbers you choose. Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency notify this Ama Dablam expedition package cost for 2024 and 2025 based on the group size you re travelling to.

For the deluxe and comfort trek tour plan, we add a 5-star deluxe room in Kathmandu with a breakfast 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].

Group join

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 yet?

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, founded in 2014, offers high-speed internet and Wi-Fi in the Everest Region. As the sole internet provider at Ama Dablam Base Camp, it boasts the world’s highest internet service. Stay connected with your family, friends, or business by purchasing Everest Link Internet, available for purchase at shops, hotels, or lodges in the Everest zone.

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

Answer: To avoid misunderstandings, we advice booking your trip with us as soon as possible. While we strive to accommodate last-minute bookings, a 50% advance deposit is required to confirm your reservation. The remaining payment can be made upon arrival in 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.

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?

The Ama Dablam expedition in the Everest region is special due to its iconic pyramid-shaped peak, technical climbing challenges, and stunning views of Everest and surrounding peaks. Climbers are drawn to its technical difficulties, which require advanced mountaineering skills, making it a coveted peak for experienced climbers.

The expedition also offers a unique cultural experience, allowing climbers to immerse themselves in the Sherpa culture and witness the beauty of the Khumbu region.

At Gokyo Treks and Expedition, we are dedicated to providing top-notch services, with your safety and satisfaction as our top priorities. Our team comprises professional, experienced, trained, and licensed local guides who possess a deep understanding of the region. Additionally, we actively support local communities and environmental conservation efforts, reducing costs and resource consumption.

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