Ama Dablam Peak is one of nature's most beautiful creation, a magical magnificence. It gets its name from its shape which means “Mother” and her “Pendant”. When viewed from Tengboche, the long ridges on the two sides resembles a mother, "Ama" spreading her arms open, and a hanging glacier resembles her pendant, "Dablam", worn by the Sherpa women. The hanging glacier is indeed a unique feature, and you can experience its uniqueness from Camp III, when you will be located a little to the right underneath it.
The Mt. Ama Dablam lies in the Khumbu region near Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Nuptse among others. Though the altitude of Mt. Ama Dablam is only 6812 m, it puts you through a lot of challenges. Prior experience in mountain climbing is a must for summiting Mt. Ama Dablam. The southwestern ridge is the most followed route to summit the peak. Spring and autumn are considered to be the best time for the expedition.
The trek starts from Lukla and Namche Bazar; and wherever you encounter a valley, be ready to be greeted by the warm hospitality from the Sherpas. The headwaters spilling out of Imja Khola and Dudh Koshi River gives you the unadulterated taste of nature.
The 28 days of your expedition in the Eastern Himalayan Region of Nepal will test your endurance and your willpower, while imparting you with life skills and mountain climbing skills. Three camps will be set along the ridges for summiting the peak. The 3 days of practical sessions on advanced climbing will take place at the Base Camp of Ama Dablam. The trek itself is extremely exhilarating, and the practical session is an icing on the cake; adding new skills and experience in your mountaineering diaries.
As you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, we will pick you up and exchange you for your lodging.
The second and third day of your stay will be spent attending the theoretical sessions on the advanced climbing course. The theoretical session will be conducted at Kathmandu.
The Lukla Airport, also called the Tenzing-Hillary Airport, falls in a standout amongst the riskiest airplane terminals of the world. So, brace yourselves for 35 minutes of the scary flight providing you with breathtaking views. From Lukla, you will proceed for a 3-4 hours trek through a stony landscape to achieve Phakding (2610 m).
From Phakding, you will walk for 5-6 hours to achieve Namche Bazar. On this day, you won't just enter the entrance to Everest, yet will likewise enter the Sagarmatha National Park.
The sixth day will be a break for you to adapt to the higher height. In any case, you can spend the day by going for the short hike to the Sagarmatha National Park central command, Thami, or Khumjung.
From Namche, you will face a steep climb. This day is made exciting by the beautiful rhododendron forests, clear views of the Everest and Ama Dablam, and the trail that runs along ridges. A six hour trek will finally take you to Pangboche.
As we head towards Ama Dablam Base Camp, we will take a path different from the Everest trail. We will follow the route through a south western ridge. We will reach the Base Camp in approximately 7 hours, walking through a beautiful environment and magnificent mountains.
We will conduct our practice sessions on advanced climbing at the base camp of the brilliant Ama Dablam. 3 days will be fully devoted to the practical sessions, where you will learn advanced mountaineering skills, required for summiting Mt. Ama Dablam and other higher peaks.
We will dedicate 18 days to successfully summiting and descending the Mt. Ama Dablam. There will be 3 camps. Camp 1 at the base of a south western ridge, Camp 2 at around 6080 m and Camp 3 below the hanging glacier. The climb mostly comprises of rock climbing and ice climbing, which demands a lot of physical strength and mental willingness. From the top of Mt. Ama Dablam, you will be enchanted by the panoramic view of the Himalayas. We will descend carefully following the path we had carved.
By the 30th day, we will have reached Namche bazar, with memories of the expedition, and an achievement that we will cherish for a lifetime.
From Namche Bazar, we will walk towards Lukla Airport, where we will be spending our night.
On the 32nd Day, we will fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla Airport. You will be directly transferred to your hotel, where you can either rest or meander around Kathmandu.
On the last day of your stay in Nepal, we will bid you farewell and drop you at the airport.