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Ama Dablam Expedition (6812m) - 29 Days


Climb Ama Dablam Expedition

Ama Dablam is also known as the Himalaya. A beautiful snowcapped, granite peak is located in the Everest region of Nepal. Ama Dablam means “The Mother’s Jewel Box” and is given the name owing to іt’ѕ appearance. Its height is 6812 meters only, but the level of difficulty involved, however, is comparatively high. Ama Dablam Expedition is a technically demanding climb, however, it is truly worth it. The summit offers spectacular, spell bounding views of mountains such as Mount Everest, Lhotse, Island peak, Makalu, Khumbu among many others although the South-west route up this sacred piece of ice-covered rock is most common.
Similarly, as with Mt. Everest, the best climbing months are April-May in the spring and September-October-November in the fall season. It is well known to consolidate the Ama Dablam endeavor with a journey to Everest Base Camp or a rising of Island Peak.
The journey of Ama Dablam Expedition commences from а beautiful flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. After this mesmerizing flight, the trek continues to Phakding and then through а steep hill to Namche Bazar. This trading town is perfect for acclimatizing to the weather and altitude conditions. The trail moves towards classic Everest Base Camp Trek up to Pheriche. It passes through the charming villages since it offers the mind-blowing scenery: Pheriche, a place for proper acclimatization. At an altitude of 4570 m, the Ama Dablam Base camp is located in а grassy plain.

The best time for Ama Dablam Expedition

Spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November) is the best time to go on Ama Dablam Expedition. The weather mostly remains stable with a pleasant climate and clear views during this time of the year.


Why Climb with us?

At AlpineTrav Treks, we always believe in ‘Safety first and Service paramount’. The success of any climb depends largely on the carefully planned itinerary and best logistics and these are what we offer. We are committed to maintaining the climb safe and successful with the quality of service. Our emphasis is always on maintaining the group so that it will be easy to coordinate and cooperate with each other.
So we are dedicated to providing the highest professionalism throughout the climb by taking utmost care of all the logistics needed.

We Offer Quality gears

Do not compromise on the quality of gears. Out of many controllable and uncontrollable factors that contribute to the successful climb, having quality gears is all in your control. Quality gear will perform better and provide great comfort in the mountains. Make sure you have all the gears required for the climb including all accessories and a personal first aid kit.
If you plan to continue climbing in the future, then it may be a good decision to invest in quality gear. But if this is your first and last time, then perhaps renting gears will save you a fortune. Good quality gears will also serve you long and provide great comfort. You should be prepared to experience climatic extremes, and having the right gear can make the experience a lot more comfortable.


Meals

We consider delicious and nutritious food to be a key component to the overall success of our expeditions. Take the utmost care in quality and hygienic preparation. We are of utmost care in quality and hygienic preparation.
Our High Altitude Chef will be with us for all meals at Base Camp. During the trek, your meals will be served at the teahouse/lodge you will stay at. And in Kathmandu, only breakfast will be provided to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where what and with whom to eat for lunch and dinner.
If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in advance and we will be sure to cater to your needs.

Accommodation

We provide each climber with an individual tent at the base camp during an entire expedition. Each tent will have spacious space, comfortable mattresses, carpeted floors, and more for your comfort. Higher above from base camp, a high-quality extreme weather tent will be provided for every 2 climbers. It’s also a lot warmer and safer when you can keep an eye on each other.
We do not emphasize more on luxurious things as to unnecessarily increase the cost and human effort but we make sure.


Itinerary [for Ama Dablam Expedition – 29 Days]
Cost USD ($) US$ 4700(Upto Basecamp) US$ 6500 (Upto Summit)
per person (Min, Group Size: 4)

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel
Day 02-3: Stay in Kathmandu for the official procedure and other preparations
Day 04: Fly to Lukla(2,840 m), trek to Phakding(2,610 m)
Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440 m)
Day 06: Rest day to acclimatize and explore the Namche Bazaar
Day 07: Trek to Thyangbuche (3,860 m)
Day 08: Trek to Pangboche (3,930 m)
Day 09: Trek to base camp
Day 10-24: Ama Dablam climbing period and back to base camp
Day 25: Base camp to Namche Bazar
Day 26: Trek back to Lukla
Day 27: Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 28: Extra days in case of flight cancellation
Day 29: Fly back home

Note

We will provide you with the expedition cost as per the size of the group or, as per your requirement for the expedition service. We request you to e-mail ramalpinetrav@gmail.com
1, The above-given cost does not include the climbing Sherpa’s food & fuel, tents, climbing gears, and summit bonus above advance base camp.
2. Hiring a high altitude Sherpa cost includes equipment allowances, daily wages, food and fuel up to base camp, insurance, flight to and from Kathmandu and sleeping tents at base Camp etc.
3. Summit Bonus: Camp 6000m. = USD 500 and over 6000m. to summit= USD 300 = 800 USD extra payable for per climbing Sherpa on the spot.

Extra Cost for High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: USD 1800 for group sharing basis (if required by client)


Notice

Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader/guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Whether or not the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Trekking and Climbing guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Service Includes up to Base Camp:

  • All land transportation by Private Vehicle (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up and drop)
  • 5 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before and after expedition).
  • Schedule flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for member, Liaison officer and Expedition staffs.
  • Transport of food supply and expedition equipments to Base Camp and back.
  • Full board in lodges during trekking to base camp and back.
  • Base Camp single sleeping tent and Mattress for each member, BC staffs and Liaison officer.
  • All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table, chairs and cooking utensils for Base Camp.
  • Food and fuel at Base Camp.
  • Service of Government Liaison officer.
  • Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp.
  • Equipments allowance, daily wages of cook, kitchen boys and Liaison officer.
  • Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison officer and porters.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Ama Dablam.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee & TIMS
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or barrel for each member.
  • Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels allowed for expedition till Base Camp.
  • Per Person 30 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency medical Oxygen bottle with Mask and regulator at Base Camp.
  • Visa extension fee.
  • Garbage deposit fees.

Service does not include:

  • International airfare from to your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport at upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above Base Camp.
  • High Tents above Base Camp.
  • High altitude food and fuel above Base Camp.
  • Oxygen bottle with Mask and regulator (will be provided as per request).
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, communication equipment, and commercial filming.
  • International airport departure tax at Kathmandu Airport.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and summit bonus.

Expedition service up to Summit: (Full Board Basis)

  • All land transportation by Private Vehicle (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up and drop).
  • 5 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed and Breakfast plan (before and after expedition).
  • Scheduled flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for member, Liaison officer and Expedition staffs.
  • Transport of food supply and expedition equipments to Base Camp and back.
  • Full board in lodges during trekking to base camp and back.
  • All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table and chairs and cooking utensils for Base Camp.
  • Base Camp single sleeping tent, Mattress for each member, BC staffs and Liaison officer.
  • Food and fuel at Base Camp.
  • Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp.
  • Service of Government Liaison officer.
  • Equipments allowance, wages of cook, kitchen boys and Liaison officer.
  • Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison officer and porters.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Ama Dablam.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee& TIMS
  • One high altitude Sherpa per climber to carry all food and gear to higher camps. Also assist the member during climb and summit attempt.
  • Common climbing equipment such as ropes, ice screws, ice bar, pitons, etc.
  • High altitude food.
  • High altitude fuel.
  • High altitude tents.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or barrel for each member.
  • Per Person 50 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels allowed for expedition till Base Camp.
  • Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
  • Generator or, Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but n
  • Nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency medical Oxygen bottle with Mask and regulator at Base Camp.
  • Visa extension fee.
  • Garbage deposit fees.

Service does not include:

  • International airfare from to your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport at upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above Base Camp.
  • High Tents above Base Camp.
  • High altitude food and fuel above Base Camp.
  • Oxygen bottle with Mask and regulator (will be provided as per request).
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation, and lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, communication equipment and commercial filming.
  • International airport departure tax at Kathmandu Airport.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and summit bonus.

Climbing equipment

1. Backpack 30-35 liters (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jackets and others that you may require while trekking)
2. Backpack 60-70 liters for climbing
3. A pair of trekking poles
4. Harness
5. Ascender/Jumar (Large handle)
6. Descender /Figure 8
7. ATC Guide
8. Carabiners (4 screw gates and 4 snap gates)
9. Prussik cord X 2
10. Slings X 2
11. Ice Axe
12. 12-points steel crampons
13. Inflatable sleeping mattress
14. Sleeping bag X 2 (One for base camp and one for higher camps)


A. Others

1. Trekking poles
2. Water bottle one (1) liter X 2 with an insulated cover
3. Thermos
4. Multi-tool knife
5. Pee bottle
6. Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
7. Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
8. Padlock
9. Binoculars
10. Sewing kit
11. Duct tape
12. Reading materials, notebooks, and pens
13. Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the expedition.
14. Camera with charger or spare batteries

B. Toiletries and hygiene

1. Quick-drying towel
2. Small face towel
3. Toothbrush & Toothpaste
4. Deodorants, Soap, and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
5. Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen, and lip balm
6. Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
7. Hygiene products
8. Basic first aid kit

C. Documents

1. Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
2. 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities
3. Travel Insurance (Please refer to the general information page for more detail about it)
4. Flight tickets
5. Credit cards in case of emergencies
6. Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.

Request: For carrying to the photocopy of all the documents take along and leave a copy to next of kin]

The difficulty

A high level of fitness and previous experience of at least moderate technical climb need to be. Climbers should expect multiple days of climbing at high altitudes in extreme conditions.
And any part of the route consists of a pyramid of ice with vertical walls and sharp, exposed ridges. It requires getting the technical climbing experience of conquering this mountain sharply.

Communication

Our Expedition group will be equipped with a satellite phone for emergency purposes throughout the expedition duration. The cell phone network is available during the trekking section and at base camp, the service is not reliable and may fluctuate depending on weather conditions. In case you need to make a personal call, you can use the satellite phone for $3 per minute.

Weather

The best season for the Peak an expedition is the autumn season (from October till the end of November). Spring season also witnesses few climbing teams but due to the presence of blue ice and unstable weather and terrain, the summit chances are very low.

Insurance

It’s mandatory and highly recommended to get rescue insurance before embarking on any adventurous trips in Nepal. We advise all our clients to get the insurance that covers up emergency helicopter evacuation that may be needed in case of the occurrence of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or any other reasons in high altitudes where there are no other means of transportation available. It is advisable to review carefully the insurance and its coverages before making the final decision. Carry proof of your insurance with you on the holiday and leave a copy next to your kin. You must ensure that your insurance provides an adequate level of protection and covers you for the activities involved.

Other Information

Other information such as (Insurance, Arrival Instructions, Visa and Passport, etc. required for the trip will be provided after you have signed up for the expedition. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you require more information about the trip.


Expedition/Garbage Information

1. Disposable in the Expedition which can be incinerated or are biodegradable:
* Toilet paper Disposable goods down from base camp and to be disposed of in the presence of Chairman or Ward Member of the concerned Village Development Committee. Similarly, recycling materials should be brought back to Kathmandu and hand-over to a prescribed agency for recycling. The re-exportable goods should be dispatched from Nepal to their respective countries and deposit amounts refunded.

* Cardboard boxes and paper waste
* Bamboo baskets and mats
* Cotton and jute bags
* Spoiled food
2. Recycling materials
* Tins, bottles jars, and plastic containers The liaison officer will be responsible to enforce the above-mentioned procedures. Similarly, the leader and headman will be liable to perform the above-mentioned task in cooperation with the liaison officer.
* Plastic and foil bags and sheeting’s
* Reusable cooking gas cylinders
* Gas Canisters
3. Re-exportable goods:
* Used oxygen bottles
* Used batteries

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Ama Dablam Expedition (6812m)
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