Ama Dablam Expedition

USD 7,555
  • Activities
    Amadablam Expedition
  • Max Elevation
    6812 m at Mt Amadablam
  • Trip Duration
    28 Days
  • Trip Grade
    Highly Challenging + Adventure
  • Lodging
    Eco Lodges + Tented Camp
  • Meals
    Full board or Base Camp Service
  • Transportation
    Private vehicle & flight
  • Communication
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2
  • Best Season
    Autumn and Spring
  • Per Day Walk

Highlights of the Ama Dablam expedition:

  • Ama Dablam expedition offers a unique mountaineering experience despite its challenges and difficulties.
  • Pyramid-shaped iconic summit.
  • Opportunity for climbers to be involved in technical climbing.
  • The stunning Himalayan views include Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu.
  • The stunning base camp location with amazing scenery.
  • The expedition involves a trekking trail through the culturally rich Khumbu region of different monasteries and traditional Sherpa villages.
  • .The acclimatization rotation enables the adoption of a low-oxygen atmosphere.
  • Navigation through the rocky sections, ice walls, and snow slopes.

Mount Ama Dablam is the mountain known as the Matterhorn of the Himalayas. Mount Ama Dablam denotes the female, i.e., the Mother Mountain. It is one of the most recognized mountains in the world. Mount Ama Dablam is a pyramid-shaped, beautiful, and challenging snow-capped mountain peak. Climbing Ama Dablam is a challenging and rewarding experience in the Himalayas. Ama Dablam stands at an elevation of 6812 meters (22,349 feet). It is the iconic and technically most demanding peak in the Everest region, just a few kilometers south of Mt. Everest. Ama Dablam rises over the Dudh Koshi River Valley on the way to everest Base Camp.

Ama Dablam’s expedition starts with an exciting and scenic flight to Lukla Airport. Lukla is the gateway to the Everest region, trekking and climbing. The mountain is located at the Khumbu region of Nepal, i.e., near Everest and Lhotse. Ama Dablam expedition faces many technical challenges, including ice climbing, rock climbing, and mixed climbing. The steep ice wall climb is known as the “Dablam”. Ama Dablam climbers need to have enough technical knowledge and mountaineering experience to expedite the Ama Dablam mountain.

Climbing Ama Dablam requires obtaining climbing permits for the government of Nepal. A typical Ama Dablam expedition lasts around 4-6 weeks. This is a 28-day tour package to expedite the Mount Am Dablam.

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  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1345m/1411 feet) and transfer to Hotel.

    Our guide and staff members greet you at your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. Then, you are received by our staff and guided. They transfer you to the respective hotels of Kathmandu, where you can get refreshed from a hangover. You can either stay at the hotel or join the rest of the travel members. In the office, we brief about the expedition of the Ama Dablam. Our guide informs you about the travel details like the food, route, accommodations, etc.

    Enjoy your stay in the hotel, and in the evening, join our welcome dinner party to taste typical Nepali food in an amazing Nepali restaurant. You can relax and make the most out of time before the expedition journey. Have enough rest and good sleep in a comfortable hotel environment and prepare yourself for the challenging trip.

    Accommodation: Hotel / resort

    Meal: Welcome dinner

  • Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu and climbing preparation.

    This is your second day in Nepal, and you are staying in the city of temples, Kathmandu. You can have an optional tour at the places of your interest in Kathmandu. You can explore the beauty of Kathmandu and visit its world heritage sites, not all but some that can be visited around for several hours. There are places of cultural value and historical sites in Kathmandu, such as Durbar Square, Monkey Temple (Swyambhunath stupa), and the Pashupatinath Temple, which will be pleasing to explore.

    Once you return to the hotel, some other trekkers and climbers who will accompany you throughout the journey will gather at a place, and we detail the climbing preparation. It will be your opportunity to build a connection with fellow climbers, socialize, and exchange stories and experiences with each other. We prepare you for the upcoming trekking and climbing adventure, providing information about the peaks and trails or the exploration regions in Ama Dablam Mountain.

  • Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184feet] [35 min flight] & Trek to Phakding [2640m/8659ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]

    Lukla elevation: 2,860 meters / 9,184 feet

    Phakding elevation: 2,610 meters / 8,563 feet

    Kathmandu to Lukla flight is the popular route for trekkers heading towards the Everest region. As we have the same destination in plan, we take an early morning flight from Kathmandu Airport to Lukla on the domestic Airlines of Nepal like Yeti or Tara. This is a short flight of around 25 to 30 minutes. In this scenic flight, you can enjoy the stunning views of the Himalayas. Landing on the Lukla Airpost is welcomed by the breathtaking landscapes of the Everest region.

    Once in Lukla, we can start our trek to Phakding in the Khumbu region. Phakding is a small village in the Dudh Koshi River Valley and a popular trekking stopover. The way towards Phakding village ascends gradually along the bank of the Dudh Koshi river. Our trek passes through several mani walls. Finally, we arrive at Phakding for our overnight stay, providing an initial acclimatization before further ascend.

    Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge

    Meal: Breakfast and dinner

  • Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    Namche Bazaar elevation: 3440 meters / 11286 feet

    The trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar is a scenic trip. The trekking route goes through the Dudh Koshi River, where you have to cross several suspension bridges that come with prayer flags. We have to pass through the village of Monjo, where we check in with the Sagarmatha National Park official for the trek permit.

    We continue on a trek where we reach at the common rest stop, Jorsalle, and start climbing Namche Bazaar. The Namche Bazaar trek is a challenging ascent with steep uphills. The trail is curvy in the dense forest, and finally, the way opens up to scenic viewpoints. The initial glimpse of Namche Bazaar is mesmerizing. It has several teahouses, shops, bustling roads, and a stunning view of Everest and others.

    Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge

    Meal: Local cuisine

  • Day 05: Acclimatization and Exploration day at Namche Bazaar.

    Acclimatization in the Namche Bazaar is crucial while trekking in the Everest region. We rest for a day at the Namche bazaar for acclimatization. This helps trekkers and climbers adapt to higher altitudes and reduce the risk of altitude sickness. It is essential to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and avoid alcohol and excessive caffeine.

    On this acclimatization day, we explore the Namche Bazaar. We wander through the narrow valleys of the Namche Bazaar, visit local shops and markets, and experience the unique culture of this uphill town. We go on a short hike to the higher altitudes to learn about the flora and fauna there. We continue to walk upon exploring the Sherpa culture. We return back to Namche to have a pleasant night.

    Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge

    Meal: Morning lunch, breakfast, and night meals.

  • Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche [3867m/12683ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]

    Tyangboche elevation: 3867 meters / 12687 feet

    After having a full day rest and an amazing night stay at the Namche Bazaar, we continue our uphill trek to Tengboche. The route is filled with stone steps and narrow trails. We have to travel a distance of 9.2 kilometers from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche. We gradually start to get out of the town, and on the way, we can enjoy the view of Everest, Lhotse, and the destination peak, Ama Dablam.

    There is also a short descent in this trek, where we have to descend to Phungi Thanba and cross Dudh Koshi to begin the ascent to Tengboche. Tengboche is famous for its monastery,

    Tegboche monastery. Tengboche is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region.

    Accommodation: Teahouses

    Meal: All types

  • Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche [4300m/14104ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    Pheriche elevation: 4371 meters / 14340 feet

    The trek from Tengboche to Pheriche takes through the beautiful topography of the Khumbu region. We ascend through the village of Pangboche, where there is the oldest pangboche monetary towards the Somare village, and finally to Dingboche. Dingboche is a beautiful village with stone walls enclosing the fields to protect crops from cold winds. Gradually, we descend to Pheriche, exploring the view of Taboche Peak and Ama Dablam.

  • Day 08: Trek from Pheriche to Ama Dablam Base Camp [4800m/15744ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]

    Ama Dablam base camp is approached from the Pangboche or Dingboche, the journey that we have already carried out. The staff sets out the Ama Dablam base camp with the help of local sherpas at an altitude of around 4570 meters.

    However, to reach the Ama ablam base camp, we have to make our way through the alpine landscapes. The Amadabam base camp is at the foot of the amazing Ama Dablam peak. The base camp provides spectacular insights into the mountain region. All the necessary information regarding the expedition and introduction of the expedition route is detailed in the base camp.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp

    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 09-22: Summit Mt. Ama Dablam [6812m/22343ft] and back to Base Camp

    We will spend several days at the Ama Dablam base camp, engaging you in the climbing training and practices. We have adequate days for acclimatization while staying in the base camp. We will start to climb the summit only after full preparation and training. We begin the journey once we are well-equipped with all kinds of mountaineering equipment. Ama Dablam is known for its technical challenges, so we need to be well-prepared regarding its technicality. Proper acclimatizing and physical conditioning is required to climb the Ama Dablam successfully.

    Climbers need to take the acclimatization rotation like climbing to the higher camps and descending again to the lower camps. This acclimatization process helps climbers to adapt to lower oxygen levels. We strategically put the higher camps along the expedition routes. Camp 1 and Camp 2 are required for the acclimatization that serves as an intermediate point before the final expedition to the summit.

    The Ama Dablam expedition involves climbing from the higher camp and dealing with hurdles to make the way through the challenging sections of the Mount Ama Dablam. Following the footsteps of our experienced climbers and Sherpa guides, we climb higher and closer to the summit. We will be fully equipped with all the climbing gear. We will wait for favorable weather conditions and head towards the summit.

    Climbing the summit of Ama Dablam is a daring and tiring task. However, this stressful journey is blessed with an outstanding view once we get to the top of the Ama Dablam. The stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and other surrounding high peaks in the Khumbu region is awarded from here. Reaching the top of Mount Ama Dablam is a significant achievement in the mountaineering world. You can definitely have a profound sense of accomplishment and achievement. Enjoy the joy of summiting the top of Mount Ama Dablam and spend some time at the summit. Have photographs done and videos made. Enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime moment.

    Slowly, we start to descend, following the same route back to the base camp. However, the climbers need to be mindful while descending. The return journey is equally challenging, involving all kinds of hurdles faced during the expedition. Climbers need to negotiate through the difficult sections of the peak; only then you can get back to the base camp safely. Safe descent is also an important aspect of a successful mountain expedition.

  • Day 23: Trek from Base Camp to Tengboche [4-5 hrs Trek]

    The trek from the base camp to Tengboche involves the same trail we had taken in the trekking routes while ascending towards Ama Dablam Peak. The descent takes place through the stunning landscape of the Everest region. We start the trek from the high-altitude base camp.

    We descend to the Pengboche village and continue descending through the Somare village of Upper Pangboche. There, you can explore the historical and cultural aspects of the place. Again, we descend to Diangboche to finally reach the Tengboche. The overall trek is of around 4-5 hours. You may have felt exhausted after such a continuous descent. Hence, here we stay and take a chill pill.

  • Day 24: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar [5-6 Hrs Trek]

    The trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar is the breathtaking witness of the Himalayas on the way. We gradually start to descend from the Tengbovche. On the way, we find the lush forests and beautiful artistic villages such as Phunki Tenga.

    As we had ascended crossing the Dudh Koshi River, we have to make our way back in a similar way by passing through it. Once we cross the river Dudh Koshi, we start to ascend towards the Namche Bazaar. Upon arrival, we take a relieving rest in the cozy teahouses while enjoying the vibrant market of the area.

  • Day 25: Trek back to Lukla [5-6 hrs Trek]

    The trek back from Namche Bazaar to Lukla is the retracing of our footsteps while ascending. The trek route allows you to observe different landscapes and Hiamalyas views that you may have missed during the tiredness of making the ascend. We descend through the vast Rhododendron forests, cross the same suspension brides on the way, and pass through the different charming villages.

    Behold the beauty of the Dudh Koshi Valley and relish in familiar trials. As such, it takes no time on reaching to Lukla. Upon reaching Lukla, you can take some good time to reflect on the incredible journey of the Khumbu region.

  • Day 26: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla Airport

    Flying back from Lukla to Katmandu Airport offers a variety of Hiamalan views. The flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is a short and thrilling adventure. Upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport, you can take some moments to reflect upon the adventure of the everest region and slowly transfer back to the hotel. In the hotel, you can take a good rest, recover your body, and fill up the vessel with high energy.

    You can visit the busy market while walking in the bustling streets of Kathmandu city. You can do shopping in the local markets of Nepal and buy different traditional items as a gift or a souvenir of a visit to Nepal. After a short walk, you can spend quality time at your hotel. The next day is your leisure day so you can rest assured of visiting the rest of the places.

  • Day 27: Leisure day in Kathmandu

    After the successful expedition of the Ama Dablam Mount, it is time to enjoy the success and relieve the stress. Since you haven’t visited the entire city of Kathmandu before, it’s a great opportunity to explore the Valley’s beauty. A leisure day in Kathmandu can be properly utilized by visiting the historic Durbar Squares. You can also enjoy the local cuisine in the Thamel area in the evening. You can visit the International Mountain Museum, where you can learn more about the climbing history of Nepal. You can have a quality time at the Garden of Dreams, a peaceful site. Likewise, you can even visit nearby short hiking spots like Sundarijal.

  • Day 28: International Departure as per flight schedule

    Expediting the Ama Dablam Peak could have been the most satisfying, rewarding, and memorable adventure ever. After overcoming the physical and mental challenges while climbing the Peak, it’s finally time to bid farewell to the land of the Himalayas.

    Enjoy the final day in Nepal and grab the feeling of proud accomplishment. Our staff will transfer you to TIA for your flight back home. With a joy and pride-filled heart, enjoy a safe and comfortable way back to your native land.

What's included?
  • Airport Arrival Departure transfer as per mentioned in Itinerary
  • 4 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • All essential ground transportation by Private Vehicle – as mentioned in Itinerary
  • Climbing permit for mount Mt. Amadablam Expedition
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Flight
  • Tea House accommodation during pre-climbing & Post- Climbing journey [Day 4-11 & Day 25-27]
  • Camping accommodation during climbing from Day 12 to Day 24.
  • All meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking and climbing period
  • Trekking Guide and well-experienced climbing guide
  • Required number of porters, and kitchen staff for camping
  • All essential camping equipment – Dining tent, toilet tent, store tent, table – chair for an expedition
  • Liaison officer
  • All staffs salary, foods, clothing and insurance
  • All essential climbing gears
  • Emergency oxygen-mask & regulator (need to pay as per usages)
  • Solar panel for batteries charging & lighting in base camp
  • Satellite Phone (Need to pay as per usages per minute)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All applicable TAX, VAT and necessary paperwork
What's not included?
  • Personal Climbing gear
  • Your climbing insurance
  • Bar and Beverage bills
  • All personal nature expenses
  • TIPS for staffs
  • Refundable garbage deposit

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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Difficulties of the Mount Ama Dablam Expedition.

The Ama Dablam expedition difficulty is comprised of a challenging and technically demanding climb that requires a high level of mountaineering skills and experience. Here are some factors of difficulty in expediting the Ama Dablam Mountain in Nepal.


The mountain peak is at a very high altitude of 6812 meters, which requires a similar ability in climbers to perform at such an altitude range.

Technical difficulties:

Ama Dablam has various climbing aspects like rock climbing, ice climbing, and a mix of topography. Climbers must navigate through the steep ice wall, Dablam, and other challenging sections.

Long duration:

The Ama Dablam expedition goes through a long duration of time. During this time, there is acclimation rotation, contingency days, the climbing and descent period, and shifts in the base camp can be stressful and challenging.

Steep sections:

There are a lot of steep sections in the climbing routes of Mount Ama Dablam. Climbers must be confident enough to handle the difficult terrain with precise technical abilities.

Acclimatization challenges:

There is high acclimatization rotation like climbing to higher altitudes and again returning back to the lower elevation. This is usually done to adapt to the oxygen availability in the area. So, there is more physical stress involved.

Equipment requirements:

The climbers of Mount Ama Dabalm require the specialized equipment along with the technical clothing required for the extreme weather conditions.

Needs mountaineering experience:

Amadablam is not suggested to climb for fresher climbers as it is not the recommended mountain for a first-time peak climb. The climbers need to have skill, ability, experience and proficiency in technical climbing. They must have prior high-altitude climbing experience.

Best Seasons for the Ama Dablam Expedition:

The best time to expedite the Aama Dablam is during the months of April to May or October to November. These are the favorable months for those who are planning a mountain expedition. The mountain weather generally in these months is vivid and pleasant.

Spring and autumn are the best seasons for climbing Ama Dablam Mountain. There’s a clear sky, vivid landscapes, and a suitable temperature at the summit. The stable weather in this season provides an ideal environment for high-altitude climbing. Generally, the risk of rain or snow, which may disturb the expedition, is reduced. Climbing in the cold winter season is not suggested because of heavy rain and snowfall, which makes the trail slippery and more challenging.

Ama Dablam expedition in Nepal in the Spring season:

  • Clear weather.
  • Stability of the weather.
  • Open skies.
  • Mild temperature.
  • Reduced Avalanche risk.
  • Snow stability.
  • Green forests and blooming flowers.
  • Maximum summit routes.
  • Post-winter season.

Ama Dablam expedition in the Autumn season:

  • Extended daylight hours.
  • Weather stability.
  • Reduced snowfall
  • Moderate temperature.
  • Beautiful scenery.
  • More quiet routes.
  • Easy road conditions.
  • Comfortable campings.
  • Wildlife experience.
  • Pre-winter season.

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Prakash Devkota

Meet with Prakash Chandra Devkota, Managing Director and Team Leader

Mr. Devkota hails from the beautiful hilly region of Gorkha District. He started his career as a guide in 1997 and quickly became a reputed figure in the Tourism Industry because of his extensive experience. He has gathered impressive experience in all Trekking and Climbing Routes, such as Mera, Island, Lobuche, Ama Dablam etc.

His success also lies in his brilliant mind and hospitable nature. He is fully dedicated to providing excellent services and introducing innovative concepts. With more than 15 years of experience in trekking and expedition operations in Nepal, Tibet, India, and Bhutan, he has earned a reputation as a renowned leader in the field. He understands the importance of personalized service for creating memorable experiences for his clients and constantly seeks innovative company operation methods.

Mr. Devkota has always been an avid practitioner of eco-friendly tourism and has always promoted environmental conservation throughout his career. He motivates his staff to embrace eco-friendly tourism through responsible tourism practices.

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Mt. Amadablam seen from Dingboche
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Mt. Amadablam seen from Tyangboche
Mt. Amadablam view above Dingboche

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