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Ama Dablam Expeditions

Expeditions to Mt. Ama Dablam!

Ama Dablam Expeditions

‘an adventure on top stunning and beautiful peak Ama Dablam’

Highlights:

“An adventure on top most stunning peaks in all Himalaya range of mountains
Breathtaking panorama of world’s highest peaks from Mt. Ama Dablam top
Most dominant peaks within high and scenic Khumbu valley and around Everest
An adventure with cultural exploration around traditional Sherpa villages
Scenic, sweeping flight both ways to and from Kathmandu and Lukla with amazing views
Within high Khumbu valley in the land of Sherpa people the Highlanders of Himalaya”

Expedition Profile:

Mode of Expedition:   Hotel- Lodge with camping from Pangboche village onward.
Trekking grade:           Moderate & Adventurous
Climbing grade:          Mountaineering Expeditions
Activities:                    Exciting flights- cultural and scenic trek with adventurous climb.
Expedition duration:   25 Nights & 26 Days (Lukla to Lukla).
Above Base Camp:      13 Nights & 14 Days
Total Trip:                   31 Nights & 32 Days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu).
Best Season for Expdt: April to June (However can be climbed during September to
November months when day is mostly clear during early autumn
/ falls.

Introduction:

Ama Dablam Expeditions leads you at above 6,814m and 22,355 ft high, one of the highest 6,000 m mountains and beautiful mountain to look as well for the adventurous climb to its summit top.

Mt. Ama Dablam a Sherpa name of Tibetan origin language meaning ‘Mother with its Jewel Box’, looking at the mountain will certainly see a huge chunk of ice dangling on its necks resembling a small jeweler box.

Although of least heights than other high mountains within high Khumbu and around Himalaya, but leads you with tough challenges and technical difficulty in some sections of the climb.

Most of the interested climbers used South West ridge of Ama Dablam like Mr. Ray Delaney with Joe Simpson in April 1990 since then it has been a popular and safe accessible route for the climb.

Ama Dablam Expeditions leads you above Imja Khola (river) valley within high and scenic Khumbu, just south of Mt. Everest above Pangboche village and summer settlement of Dingboche.

 

Regarded as one of the most striking and beautiful peaks in all Himalaya range, at present becoming more popular among adventurer and hardy mountaineers to climb this beautiful looking mountain, but with much technical difficulties from either side of this mountain, located above Imjatse Valley and Panch Pokhari areas.

 

Ama Dablam first conquest in 1961 by Anglo-American and New Zealand team, since then been climbed frequently using many different routes.

Sherpa Climbing will be using the original South West Ridge for safe climb and best accessible route to its summit top and descend.

Provides superb climb with reasonable level of difficulty offering nice camp platforms at strategic points on route climb, apart from some short section it is objectively very safe.

Ama Dablam Expedition adventure begins taking a sweeping short flight in a small aircraft to land at Lukla unique airstrip named after Tenzing & Hillary, from here after getting well organized with pack animals (Ghopkyo), porters and camping staff , guides heading towards famous Namche Bazaar.

On walks through nice Sherpa farm villages of Phakding-Ghat and Monjo then entering Sagarmatha National Park, Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese where walk leads into alpine woodland of tall rhododendron-pines and oaks trees all the way to Namche Bazaar.

At Namche with rest day a famous village with colorful Saturday market held every week, from here heading to scenic Thyangboche Monastery with awesome scenery of mountains with close views of Ama Dablam.

At Thyangboche tour of the monastery and then heading to our final destination at Ama Dablam base camp on leaving the last Pangboche village, at base camp with complete rest for acclimatization and practice climb with full preparations.

From base camp with two weeks duration heading for the most challenging adventurous climb to the summit of Ama Dablam, after a great ascent descend back toward Lukla for the flight back to Kathmandu after an overwhelming adventure of a lifetime experience on Mt. Ama Dablam Expedition.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 01:            Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02-03:       In Kathmandu options for tour with preparation for Mt. Ama Dablam
Expeditions.
Day 04:            Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 05:            Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06:            Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 07:            Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05hrs.
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 for acclimatization and preparation.
Day 11-24:       Climbing duration on top Mt. Amadablam and to base camp (14 days).
Day 25:            At base camp cleaning up and packing.
Day 26:            Trek to Pangboche 3,900 m – 06 hrs.
Day 27:            Trek to Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.
Day 28:            Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.
Day 29:            Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 30-31:       In Kathmandu rest and submit expeditions report to concern department.
Day 32:            International departure for home ward bound.

Expedition – Equipment List:

Sleeping Bag 1 for Base Camp & 1 for Climbing
Mattress 1 for Base Camp & 1 for Climbing
Ruck Sack 1
Head Light (Torch) 1
Koflach / One Sport Boot 1
Gaiter 1 Pair
Socks 10 Pairs
Sun Glass 1
Water Bottle & Thermas 1
Swiss Knife 1
Gloves Down & other for Climbing (5 – 6 Pairs)
Down Suit 1 Set
Gortex Suit 1 Set
Crampons 1 Pair + 1 Pair spare
Karabiner 4-5 Pcs (lockable  &  without lock)
Jumar 1 Pcs
Down Ripling (Descender) 1 Pcs (Air ring)
Cap 1 for Climbing & 1 for Summit
Ciling 1 Pcs.
Inner clothing Trouser & Vests
Batteries For Sherpa & members

Oxygen, Regulator & Masks

4 + 2 Oxygen Bottles per member

The Sherpa who would not use the Oxygen for Summit, the Group will need to pay the Oxygen equivalent money to him.

Fixed Rope: 15,000 – 16,000 m, when not sharing with others 2,000 –   3,000 m. when sharing with others Main Rope: Thinner (6-7mm) for Summit – 200m. 11 – 12mm.
Climbing  –  100m.

High Tent Noth Face, Salewa:
1 per 2 pax – Separate for Sherpa
Dining Tent for Camp 2
EPI Gas 150 Pcs  –  250 gms.
EPI Gas Stove 10 Pcs.
Walkie Talkie
Snow Shovel 4 Pcs.
Ice Axe 1 Per pax
Ice Hammer 2 Hammer per team
Ice Screw 60 Pcs.
Rock Pikdung 20 Pcs.
Karabiner 50 Pcs.
Snow Bar 100 Pcs.
Medicines

Day 01:            Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport, where you will be received with warm welcome and then transfer to your hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city, after checking in getting refreshed rendezvous with other climbing members and staff.

Here our guide or group leader will brief you with information regarding trekking and Mt. Ama Dablam Expedition, with welcome dinner in a nice Nepalese Restaurants includes Folk program of various parts of Nepal.

Day 02-03:      In Kathmandu optional tour and preparation for Expeditions.

We have allowed and reserved two days in Kathmandu for full preparations and packing as well to purchase necessary equipments, meeting and to collect permits from concern Government department for the expeditions.

On this day where one can take an optional sightseeing tour at places of interest around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur cities, where you will be soaked within culture and historical sites most of the monuments listed as World Heritage Sites.

Day 04:            Fly to Lukla 2,886m and walk to Phakding 2,640m – 04 hrs
Morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for sweeping 30 minutes scenic flight in a smaller aircraft to Lukla with panorama of snow clad mountains with Everest in view during airborne.

 

On reaching at Lukla airport named Tenzing & Hillary Airport, after sorting out gear and getting refreshed start walk to Phakding for overnight stop, as the route leads towards many Sherpa farm villages with great views, and the slowly walk reaches you at Phakding village for first overnight in Khumbu region.

 

Day 05:            Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.

Morning walk starts walking on the bank of Dudh Kosi River, crossing bridges to reach at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo village, after checking inside the Park walk leads to last village at Jorsalle.

 

From here walk leads to cross last high bridge and then with uphill walk for few hours heading towards Namche Bazaar, here with two nights in this prosperous large village as well the main centre and capital of Khumbu, where one can find facilities of ATMs, Cyber cafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with busy colorful Saturday market.

 

Day 06:            Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.

Namche an ideal place for acclimatization, on rest relax or take a short hike up to the park museum which houses great range of information from mountaineering, flora- fauna with Sherpa cultures and Buddhist religion.

From here enjoy grand panorama of high snow capped mountains with Mt. Everest and stunning peak Ama Dablam, other optional walk up to Everest View Hotel for another beautiful views of surrounding mountains.

 

Day 07:            Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05hrs.
After a pleasant rest at Namche, morning walk on gradual winding trail into rhododendron woodland, with views of Amadablam, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tharmarserku and Kwangde peaks.

 

Walk leads to a short descend to Imjatse River at Phunge Tenga, after a refreshing stop climb for few hours into a cool serene forest to Thyangboche Monastery.

 

A scenic spot with grand views of Ama Dablam, Kangtenga, Tharmarserku, Kwangde and Mt. Everest, a holy spot as the head lama (Rinpoche) of the monastery resides here.

Mountaineers take blessing from high lama or priest for successful climb and safe expedition.

 

Day 08:            Trek to Pangboche 3,900 m – 04 hrs.
Morning downhill walk into lovely birch-rhododendron and pines forest, a nice and pleasant walks and then our route leads to cross a bridge over Imja Khola.
From the bridge gradual climb to reach at Pangboche village for lunch and overnight stops with last day around village and in the comfort of a lodge before heading towards Ama Dablam with camping.

 

This is the last permanent village before Ama Dablam and route to Everest Base Camp, after Pangboche tree lines drops for short rhododendron and juniper bushes.

At Pangboche with time to visit the upper high village and its oldest monastery offers grand views of surrounding snow capped peaks.

 

Day 09:            Trek to Ama Dablam base camp 4,580 m – 04 hrs.

From here our real and true adventure starts with a descend towards Imjatse River after crossing a small wooden bridge, then onward with steep climb for an hour to reach a large grazing field with some Yak herders hut and shades.

 

Walk continues for another few hours with gradual up till Ama Dablam base camp is reached on a large grassy field beneath towering Mt. Ama Dablam, our first nights camp is set on a large wide field.

Day 10:            Rest Day at Base Camp preparation for the climb.
A necessary rest day at base camp for final preparation for the climb and onward adventure, here with time for hike to advance camp and to high hills for grand views of beautiful landscapes and mountains or just relax and enjoy the surrounding views in complete serenity.

Day 11-24:      Climbing duration on top Mt. Amadablam and to base camp (14 days).
We have reserved maximum of 14 days for the climb to the summit of majestic
Mt. Ama Dablam, during 14 days where all climbers and staff will be busy reloading and dividing gears for the final ascent to the summit and back at base camp after the ascent.

Walk follows on grassy moraine ridge heading eastwards into a broad saddle with views of Mingbo-La and then towards northern direction and then climb to a rocky area through ridge of boulders beneath Pt.5, 705 which is the site for Camp I.

From here climb on snow and Ice slope following a mix ground to the top of the highest hanging glacier, an ice crest leading to a nice position all the way to the summit of Ama Dablam rewards you with grand vista of surrounding world highest peaks with
Mt. Everest towards north, after a hard and tough but exciting climb descend back safely to base camp using Advance Camp on downhill.

Day 25:            At base camp cleaning up and packing.
Where all team-members should reach at Base Camp for final re-grouping, includes guide and staff, to assist packing equipments and checking each member health condition after the great climb of a lifetime experience.

Start packing all climbing gears and disposing garbage in proper sites, where SPPC (Sagarmatha Pollution Control) will check the camp and depositing the litter to take away from the base camp to disposal sites or back to Kathmandu.

Day 26:            Trek to Pangboche 3,900 m – 06 hrs.
Morning after a successful climb on top Mt. Ama Dablam, return journey to Pangboche on downhill to Imjatse River with steep climb to reach at Pangboche village.

Day 27:            Trek to Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.

Walk continues retracing the same route from Pangboche, after crossing a bridge an hour climb to Thyangboche Monastery with amazing scenery. Morning walk continues with descend to Imjatse River at Phunge Tenga.

 

After crossing the bridge with steep uphill for an hour then on gentle winding walk all the way to Namche Bazaar for overnight stop. (Energetic people can use the route to Namche visiting Everest View Hotel or Khumjung and Khunde village)

 

Day 28:            Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.

From Namche on downhill path to Dudh Kosi River bank, and then with few short ups and downs to reach at Sagarmatha National Park entrance and then walk to Monjo village.

 

After Monjo with short rest retrace the journey back to Lukla on the same gradual scenic route back to Lukla with memorable adventure climb on Mt. Ama Dablam, last day walk back to Lukla leads you on gradual winding trail passing Phakding and Ghat village then with last uphill climb to Lukla for lunch and overnight stop, evening party and last dinner at Khumbu area.

 

Day 29:            Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
From Lukla flight starts from early morning to Kathmandu in fine clear weather, sometime the flight time can get delayed due to bad weather, as per the flight time board in a small plane for a super, scenic flight back to Kathmandu.

On reaching Katmandu domestic terminal our guide and staff transfer you back to respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu in and around Thamel area.

Day 30-31:      In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour.
Two days reserved as spare and free day in case of flight delay at Lukla in due to bad weather conditions, with opportunity for sightseeing tour for few hours, on this day where our leader and guide will submit the reports of Mt. Ama Dablam Expeditions at concern Nepal Government Tourism department..

After an interesting sightseeing back to hotel with afternoon free at leisure for individual activities, these two days

Day 32:            International departure for home ward bound.
After a great and grand experience around high Khumbu with successful climb on top of the world, depart from the hotel to the airport for final departure homeward bound or to respective destinations.

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