Ama Dablam Expedition 2014

    What's Included?

  • All airport transfers.
  • Assistance at the International airport by Himalayan Wonders's representative.
  • 4 nights on 4 star Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • Local English-speaking Guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Gov. Licensed guides and porters during the trekking and climbing.
  • Flight Tickets from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • All trekking and camping equipments i.e. camp furniture, kitchenware, dining and guest tents.
  • Full Board basis while trekking and climbing.
  • Trekking Permit (National Park fee), TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Gov. to climb Mt. Ama Dablam.
  • Nepalese Government Royalty.
  • 40kg baggage allowance during ascending and 30kg baggage allowance descending.
  • All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by our Guide and available for members cost of US$ 4 per minute.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and kitchen crew up to base camp.
  • All necessary paper work, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight reconfirmation and visa extension (if necessary).
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant.

Mt. Ama Dablam is considered as the most beautiful mountain in the world. This mountain is in pyramid shaped and one of the most stunning as well as impressive mountain. The glacier is hanging on southwest face of Mt. Ama Dablam in the high resembling a 'Dablam'- the sacred ornament box worn by symbolizing Sherpa Ladies became the reason to call her name "Ama Dablam". Mt. Ama Dablam is located to the south of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse in the most popular Khumbu valley and offers superb diversions of close up view of the both mountains and in addition of Mt. Makalu and Mt. Cho Oyu. This Mountain stands above Tangboche Monastery which is another pearl of beauty due to combination of its setting and architecture on the way to Everest Base Camp. However, the Ama Dablam Expedition demands good skills of rock climbing, ice climbing, sufficient experience of high altitude and technical competency.

13 Apr - Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1340m) .

14 Apr - Day 2

Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla(2840m) Overnight at Lukla.

15 Apr - Day 3

Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2800m) approx 4 hrs.

16 Apr - Day 4

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m approx 6hrs walk).

17 Apr - Day 5

Namche Bazaar rest day for acclimatization, you may walk to Everest view Hotel (3800m approx 2 hrs) seen Everest range mountain, back to Namche and visit Hilary and Sherpa museum.

18 Apr - Day 6

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche(3860m approx 5 hrs walk)and visit monastery.

19 Apr - Day 7

Trek from Tyangboche to Ama Dablam Base camp (4400m Approx 4 hrs walk).

20 Apr - Day 8

Base Camp preparation and rest day.

21 Apr - Day 9-26

Climbing period (summit Ama Dablam 6,812m).

9 May - Day 27

Trek from Ama Dablam base camp to Tengboche(3860M approx 6 hrs walk).

10 May - Day 28

Trek from Tengboche to manju (2800m approx 07 hrs walk).

11 May - Day 29

Trek from Manju to Lukla(2840m approx 5 hrs walk).

12 May - Day 30

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (35M) transfer to hotel sight seen major point in Kathmandu and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.

13 May - Day 31

Final Departure or alternatively, join other activities.
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Laundry Expenses.
  • Expenses incurred towards phone calls and Internet expenses.
  • Clothing, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gear.
  • Extra services, products or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any extra expenses out of unforeseen situations i.e. landslides, strikes etc.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines and Medical expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • International flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Walkie talkies & Filming permit.
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in "The Inclusions" Section.
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   What is the physical conditioning level needed for this climb?
Climbers must be in excellent physical condition. This is a long expedition requiring patience, stamina, mental fortitude, and strong willpower. Summit day can be 20 hours long.
   What is the skill level of this climb?
To climb high elevation peak the health and fitness is a paramount criteria. The level of fitness required is proportional to peak elevation and route difficulty and length. For Everest we strongly recommend previous high altitude climb.
   Any tips on how a climber can maximize their chances of success?
Along with the required climbing skills, review cardio training. We strongly recommend following the advice of our guides to acclimatize properly.
   What is the best time to climb?
Spring, April - May.
   Will I be sharing a tent or a room?
During the trek we will be lodging in teahouses. Climbers will be either sharing a teahouse room or may have a private room each climber will have their own tent in Base Camp. Above BC in camps I-IV, climbers will be sharing tents.
   How much will my pack weigh?
While trekking our team members will only be carrying their personal belongings . At no point do we carry camping gear or equipment for overnight during the trek. Daypacks will weigh no more than 20 lbs. However, when higher than BC you be carrying packs that weigh 20 - 30 lbs.
   What gear will I need?
Please review tour equipment list section
   Any further advice on gear and using your gear list?
While all items are required there may be times when some of the items on the gear list may not be used (such as warm weather or changing conditions). The gear lists are created by the guides to assist in having climbers be prepared to summit in any conditions. We look to work with each climber individually.
   How is drinking water treated?
On our expeditions bottled water is available. There are also purified filtered water stations in many lodges. The boiled water will be also available in the lodges and from the camp kitchen.
   What will the meals on the expedition be like?
While trekking we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you with continental menu meals often available as well as soups, pastas and noodles and rice dishes. While in Base Camp, Meals in the mountains consist of a diet rich in carbohydrates, as our bodies do not process fat and protein efficiently at higher elevations and to compensate the increase in caloric need that high altitude climbing involves. We try to make meals varied and as normal as possible.
   Is there any communication while we are on the mountain?
In Kathmandu telephones and internet access are readily available. Our guides will carry satellite phones in the mountains. The quality of the reception varies from location to location. Our Everest expedition generally has email access as well. In remote communication areas the only option would be a satellite phone.
   How much should I tip my guide and staff?
More information about tipping will be sent as we get closer to departure.