Ama Dablam alternatively known as Amai Dablang is a small snowcapped and great challenged peak of 6812 meters, considered the most beautiful mountain in Everest region Himalaya range of eastern Nepal. The main peak is 6812 meters (22349 feet). Ama Dablam means "Mother's necklace"; the long ridges on each side like the arms of a mother (Ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the Dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women. For several days, Ama Dablam dominates the eastern sky for anyone trekking to Mount Everest base camp.
Ama Dablam was first climbed on 13th of March, 1961 by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Michael Gill, Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest Ridge. Climbing Team was led by Sir Edmund Hillary. They were well-acclimated to altitude, having wintered over at 5800 meters near the base of the peak as part of the Silver Hut Scientific Mountaineering.
Ama Dablam is the third most popular Himalayan peak for permitted Mountaineering. The most popular route by far is the Southwest Ridge (right skyline in the photo).Climbers typically set up three camps along the ridge with camp 3 just below and to the right of the hanging glacier, the Dablam. Any ice that calves off the glacier typically goes left, away from the camp. However, a 2006 avalanche proved otherwise. A climbing permit and a liaison officer are required when attempting Ama Dablam. As with Mt. Everest, the best climbing months are April-May (before the monsoon) and September-October.
The normal route to climb mount Ama Dablam is from its South- West ridge. Most of the mountaineering beginners start their climbing through this Mountain. This South - West ridge is the normal and most popular route to ascend the Mt. Ama Dablam. Our previous climber to this peak made base camp at 4770 meters, camp 1 at 5800 meters, camp 2 at 6075 meters, camp 3 at 6400 meters and then summit with great success. The Trek to base camp is one of the most stunning, with acclimatization days. Trekking in the Khumbu you see some of the world's most famed mountains. We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and then trek through Namche Bazaar, Tyangboche Monastery and Pangboche - before setting up base camp.
The majority of the route is fixed with rope to allow safe passage and tents will be placed in the camps by the Sherpa climbing team. This allows you the greatest chance of success and makes sure the whole experience stays fun.
Day 01 - Arrival Kathmandu
Arrive to Kathmandu, an exciting and memorable experience with the panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayan range greets your sight. Our Airport Representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel.
Day 02-03 - Kathmandu
In these two days, we will finalize paperwork-permit for your trip and final checking of your climbing equipments and half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu including Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Swoyambhunath.
Day 04 - Lukla-Phakding (2640 meters)
Early morning fly to Lukla Airport. It takes short time to finalize packing for porters/yaks. Trek around 4 to 5 hours to get our first night in Phakding
Day 05 - Namche Bazaar (3446 meters)
After breakfast, trek start from Phakding. Enter Sagarmatha National Park and trek to Namche Bazaar (3446 meters). It will take you around 6 hrs
Day 06 - Acclimatization in Namche.
Rest day in Namche for acclimatization. This day you can visit up to Syangboche, Khumjung, Khunde, Thamo around.
Day 07 - Trek to Tyangboche (3800 meters) 6 hrs
Trek to Tyangboche (3800 meters). You will get first darshan of Tyangboche Monastery this day. It will take you around 5-6 hrs from Namche to Tyangboche
Day 08 - Trek to Pangboche (3900 meters)
Tyangboche to Pangboche (3900m) 3 hrs
Day 09 - Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600 meters)
Pangboche to Mt. Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600 m). Around 5 hrs
Day 10 - Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600 meters)
Settle Amadablam Base Camp. Make Puja by Lama (if organized it) for Succession of Expedition.
Day 11-26 - Ama Dablam (6812 meters) Climbing Period
Climbing period of Mt. Ama Dablam-6812 meters. Be successful Climber. And after summit, clean Base Camp well.
Day 27 - Trek down to Tyangboche
Trek down to Tyangboche
Day 28 - Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.)
The walk from Tyangboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga, near to Shanasha. The walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. Enroute you will visit traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde. There is an opportunity to visit one of its monastery, the only monastery that has a Yeti Scalp. From Khumjung village another 30 minutes walk brings you to the village of Khunde, where you can visit the Khunde Hospital funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. After Khunde, a scenic and pleasant walk brings you to Namche for the overnight.
Day 29 - Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.) 5 to 6 hrs.
The last day of your trek leads you from Namche Bazaar via Phakding, Monjo to Lukla.
The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay.
Day 30 - Fly back to Kathmandu.
Morning flight back to Kathmandu. Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35 minute Scenic flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 31-32 - 2 Reserve days. Free Day in Kathmandu. Visit around.
Day 33 - Departure from Kathmandu.
Transfer to Trivuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu for Final Departure.