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Climbing Ama Dablam, Nepal

£2,200 per person. Secure your spot with £350 deposit. Flights not included in the cost.

Ama Dablam is considered the prettiest mountain in the world. High on the Southwest face hangs a glacier resembling a ‘Dablam’ – the sacred ornament box worn by women in the Sherpa community. It was this spectacular feature that led to the mountain being named “Ama Dablam”. Holding it’s place alongside Everest, in the heart of the Khumbu valley. From Ama Dablam we will have superb views of Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu and Everest.

This mountain is technically demanding. It is considered an ornament of the Himalayas in Nepal. The height is 6,812m and our expedition requires steep ice, rock and snow climbing. Normally, three camps are set in Ama Dablam climbing above the base camp 4,570m, however, only two camps are used for overnight stops. We will be climbing the South-West Ridge, and the ascent from Base Camp to camp 1 is considered one of the most difficult days of the expedition.

  1. DAY 01 – Arrival into Kathmandu airport, meet our team then transfer to our Hotel.
  2. DAY 02 – Kathmandu – Lukla by flight then trek to Phakding. Teahouse Lodge
  3. DAY 03 – Phakding – Namche Bazaar. Teahouse Lodge
  4. DAY 04 – Namche – Acclimatisation & rest. Teahouse Lodge
  5. DAY 05 – Namche Bazar – Thyangboche. Teahouse Lodge
  6. DAY 06 – Thyangboche – Ama Dablam Base Camp. Tented Camp
  7. DAY 07-18 – Climbing period for Ama Dablam expedition. Tented Camp
  8. DAY 19 – Ama Dablam Base camp – Thyangboche. Teahouse Lodge
  9. DAY 20 – Thyangboche – Namche Bazaar. Teahouse Lodge
  10. DAY 21 – Namche Bazaar – Phakding. Teahouse Lodge
  11. DAY 22 – Phakding – Lukla then transfer to Khumbu Resort. Teahouse Lodge
  12. DAY 23 – Early flight back to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
  13. DAY 24 – Free day Kathmandu.
  14. DAY 25 – Departure day, transfer to airport for our onward journey.

Prerequisite (What experience should I have)

All climbers need to have good rock and ice climbing skills and be technically competent. On most parts of the routes there will be fixed rope, however, the climbers should posses skills of climbing through steep rock and hard compact ice. We follow the standard South West ridge route (normal route) to the top, as it is consider the safe route, free from the objective danger such as avalanche. The route we follow begins at Lukla (2,850m) and the initial days of the trek pass through the legendary Sherpa country, up the spectacular high valley of the Khumbu. Most of the route on the actual climbing is fixed, with no icefall or glacier to negotiate, and most of it is concentrated on the crest of a ridge. The climb is relatively safe, though exposed and steep!

What’s Included

  • We provide you with all technical climbing and safety equipment.
  • Experienced British and Nepalese mountain guides
  • Pictures and footage from your expedition will be available to download from our Flickr account
  • Accommodation – lodges, camping and local hotels
  • Meals – all expedition meals
  • Return airport transfers and all domestic flights
  • All meals on the mountain and our own cook
  • Alexander Adventures mountain equipment trekking t-shirt
  • Welcome dinner with Nepali culture programs
  • Thamel Resort Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu with B&B; 3*.
  • Experience and professional expert Nepalese / English expedition crews; 1 Base Camp guide, 1 Cook, necessary kitchen staff, each person has 1 Tent for sleeping, dining tent, tables & chairs, mattress, toilet tent, mess tent, shower tent, kitchen tent staff and liaison officer tent, and kitchen utensil as well as provide hot hygienic continental 3 hot meals B/L/D during the trip till Base Camp.
  • Crew’s equipment charge, daily wages, expedition insurance and other facility will be provided by our agency itself.
  • Permit fee of Ama Dablam 6,812m. Expedition, trekking permit and National Park fees.
  • Per Person 30 KG. Expedition equipment and luggage or barrels carried by Porter or Yak. Transportation of all food and climbing equipments to base camp and back.
  • UK training day
  • Access to trade deal for equipment

Excludes

  • Nepal arrival visa (USD25 for 15 days and USD40 for 30 days in cash)
  • International Flights to Kathmandu
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses for items not mentioned above such as drinks including mineral water, alcoholic and soft beverages
  • Extra hot showers, Wi-Fi, battery charging while trekking
  • Your travel insurance, this must cover Helicopter evacuation. Cover required for additional costs relating to flights delays, natural calamaties
  • Extra nights accommodation before or after the trip (we can help with booking extra nights if required)
  • Tipping to staff

Airports and arrival

Arrival and Departure airport – Tribhuvan Airport (KTM) 

Before booking flights, please talk to us about the transfer times

Important Note

  • If your guide feels that it is unsafe to climb to the summit due to weather, we will make an earlier descent down the valley instead.
  • Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.

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