Ama Dablam Expedition Spring And Autumn - 2024/2025

Ama Dablam Expedition
At a Glance
  • Duration29 Days
  • Difficulty Level Heart-pumping
  • Max Altitude 6812 M
  • Group Size Up to 10 Pax
  • Starts Kathmandu Airport
  • Ends Kathmandu Airport
  • Ascend to the summit of Mt Amadablam (6812m).
  • Spectacular views of the world-famous mountain ranges – Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Makalu (8481m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), and many more.
  • Experience a technically challenging climb.
  • Pass through lush green forests, hills, giant waterfalls, and diverse landscapes.
  • Experience ethnic Sherpa culture and lifestyle.
  • Climb one of the most astonishing mountains of Nepal.

Often regarded as the 'Matterhorn of the Himalayas' because of its aesthetics and pyramid shape, Mount Ama Dablam is one of the prettiest mountains in the world. Despite being at an altitude of just 6812 m, the peak has earned admiration and reputation from climbers around the globe for its unique shape and technicality. The mountain proves the saying 'one shouldn't judge the book by its cover' as it is not all manageable and easy to reach the summit as it seems with its given height and outer aesthetics. Regardless of its beauty, it demands strength and endurance from the climbers for a successful expedition. The Ama Dablam Expedition requires steep ice, rock, and snow climbing testing mountaineer's skills, making climbers who succeeded in summit scornful of their achievement even with its height being less than 7000 m. 

Lying alongside Everest in the heart of the Khumbu region, mount Ama Dablam is considered a decoration of the Himalayas in Nepal. The mountain honours itself as distinct and one of a kind, starting with its name Ama Dablam, which in translation means 'Mother's jewel'. On her Southwest face hangs a glacier resembling a 'Dablam'- the sacred ornament box worn by ladies in the Sherpa community. Hence, the name 'Ama Dablam' came into existence.  

The journey of the Ama Dablam Expedition begins from the Sherpa homeland as you wind up your way to the Ama Dablam Base camp. From the base camp, you'll follow the ascent through the Southwestern ridge which was the same route followed by the climbers who summited peak for the first time in 1961. The route is technically challenging and physically demanding with plenty of rock, snow, and ice, creating an intriguing climb to the top. There are a total of three high camps set up at strategic points. The climb up to Camp one is moderate, then it gets challenging and even more technical from Camp two to Camp three. 

Anyone considering the Ama Dablam Expedition must have good training and mountaineering skills with previous climbing experience. With the proper skills, determination, right guidance, and support of the Sherpa, no expedition in the Himalayas of Nepal can go in vain.


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                              Cost Details

                              Cost Includes
                              • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with other necessary surface transport (by Non A/C Vehicles) as per itinerary.
                              • Necessary staffs including experienced guides and porters during the trekking and climbing.
                              • Domestic flights (From Kathmandu - Lukla or Manthali - Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu or Lukla to Manthali) including airport departure tax and transfers. (Note: If you want to take a shared helicopter, it will cost you an extra amount.)
                              • All trekking and camping equipment’s like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, etc.
                              • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) along with available accommodation at Hotel/ Lodge/ Guest Houses or tents for members and staffs during trek and climbing in twin sharing basis.
                              • Per person 30 kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 25 kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mt. Ama Dablam
                              • Required Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee and TIMS Fee
                              • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Ama Dablam
                              • Nepalese Government Royalty
                              • One Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, Climbing/expedition Guide (Sherpa) per client (1:1 or 1:2 as request climbing guide).
                              • All wages, equipment’s, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs in trekking and expedition.
                              • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
                              • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
                              • Fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
                              • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the ABC.
                              • Solar panel for light and battery charger.
                              • All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3. Ice fall charges and Gamow Bags.
                              • We provide Sherpa's tents, food for climbing, and insurance
                              • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
                              • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
                              • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
                              • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.
                              • Himalayan Recreation's Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.)
                              Cost Excludes
                              • Hotel Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner)
                              • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner, etc.
                              • Personal climbing gears, Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
                              • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone And Internet expenses
                              • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, or Trekking Gears
                              • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
                              • Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the itinerary. Any extra distance travelled will be charged extra.
                              • Any additional staff other than specified.
                              • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
                              • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required. ( we help to organize)
                              • Walkie-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera).
                              • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
                              • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” SECTION.

                              Know Before You Go

                              Best time And Seasons For Ama Dablam Expedition in 2024/2025

                              It is crucial to learn about the weather and climatic conditions before commencing on any kind of journey. Especially if it is an expedition journey, it is a matter of life and death where the climatic circumstances must never be ignored. 

                              For the Ama Dablam expedition, although the altitude is less than 7000m, weather conditions can be harsh and gullible to change. The best time for Ama Dablam Expedition is during the autumn season of October to November. During this time, the weather is cold but fairly predictable with clear skies. Spring is another season suitable for the climb when the peak is mostly visible and clear with the temperature not as harsh as other seasons. It can be chilly in the higher elevation during these seasons as well, but the lower areas remain warm. The two seasons are also the peak time for trekking and expedition journeys in Nepal as it offers a diverse range of scenery with moderate temperature. 

                              Food during the Ama Dablam Expedition

                              Food plays an important role while you're on a voyage, primarily when it's a long expedition like this one. It is very crucial to consume healthy and nutritious food for the success of the expedition journey. We believe healthy and nourishing food to be a pivotal component to the overall success of the expedition.

                              For the first few days of the journey, up to the Base camp, you'll be having meals at the teahouse/lodge along the trail. You can enjoy Nepali, Tibetan, Indian as well as some continental cuisines for the first few days. The breakfast usually includes traditional bread, eggs, porridge, soups while lunch and dinner include local dal Bhat (rice, lentils, beans, green vegetables).

                              As for the expedition, all meals are organized by our experienced expedition cooks. We offer all varieties of food including continental and local Nepali items making sure the food is hygienic and suits your palate. At the base camps, Breakfast includes eggs, bread, porridge, etc. Lunch includes rice, lentils, beans, green vegetables, chapattis, bread, tinned meat, and fish items. For the main meal, you can choose from local or western varieties. During the mountain climbing, the foods are mostly dry including chocolate, cheese, nuts, and muesli items. You could also bring comfort foods from your home like; chocolates, energy gel, power bars, dry fruits, candies, other snacks, etc.

                              Accommodation during Ama Dablam Expedition

                              You can enjoy the good accommodation facilities for the few first days of the trekking part of the journey. The room comes with facilities like; warm beds, in-room bathrooms, hot shower, charging plugs, Wifi connection, etc in the lower elevation. But, as you move to a higher elevation, the facilities get limited, and the room comes without facilities like; in-room bathrooms, charging plugs, and internet connections. As for the expedition, you'll be provided with a high-quality extreme weather tent for every two climbers. We also provide a heated dining room, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent, etc, and more for your comfort at the base camp.

                              Ama Dablam Expedition Difficulty 

                              Ama Dablam is considered one of the most difficult climbing expeditions in Nepal despite its low elevation. Regardless of the height, the climb is technically challenging and involves using technical pieces of equipment such as an ice axe, ropes, hammers, ascenders, etc. The climber must be fit and healthy with good strength and endurance level with previous climbing experience in order to commence on this expedition. This expedition journey is not for anyone without climbing experience and skills. Mountaineers should be well-prepared and trained both physically and mentally for the successful summit of the peak. 

                              Training for Ama Dablam Expedition in 2024/2025 Seasons

                              While planning an expedition journey, one must always consider training specifically for the climb for at least a year. As Ama Dablam is one of the technically challenging mountains to climb. You should focus on developing your mountain skills, such as the use of an ice ax and crampon, rope handling, ascending and descending, route finding, etc. Along with that, it is also important to know about avalanche forecasting, high altitude sickness prevention, diagnosis and treatment, snow camping, and survival skills. The training should be done to increase the physical endurance level and expansion of technical mountaineering skills as these skills will come in extremely handy to you during your climb. 

                              Ama Dablam Expedition Permits Cost

                              For climbing any mountains in Nepal, you need to meet the prerequisites imposed by the Nepal government. After you meet all the health and other necessary requirements, there are a few permits you need to issue to climb Ama Dablam. The first permit is climbing royalty for Mount Ama Dablam which costs ;

                              • $400 in spring 
                              • $400 in autumn 
                              • $200 in winter/summer
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