Standing tall and proud at 6856m, Ama Dablam is known as the Matterhorn of the Himalaya and is considered one of the most impressive peaks of the world standing beautifully in the middle of Khumbu valley. The peak is unique in itself because of the sharply pointed shape and ascending peaks. Ama Dablam Trek is demanding and presents challenges like ice, rock, scrambling, etc. along with breath-taking views from the top as well as from the base camp. The adventurous mountain lovers strive to conquer the beauty and stand on the summit with the views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8481m) and many more.

The expedition takes about a month from your arrival in Kathmandu until you fly back to the capital from Lukla. Upon arrival in Lukla, the trail gradually ascends uphill to Phakding. Later, we follow the Everest approach through the Khumbu valley. We enter the junction place of the Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar. We then walk through the alpine forest of Sagarmatha National Park and pass several small villages and monasteries on our way to Pangboche. We pay a short visit to Tengboche Monastery and take blessings for a successful ascent. Crossing rivers and streams, the trail reaches Ama Dablam Base Camp.

Ama dablam trek consists of 3 campsites before heading on to the summit. We wait for the weather to be ideal for the summit, so we keep moving from Base Camp to Camp 1 to Camp 2 to Camp 3 in order to acclimatize to the thin air of the mountains. The camps above Camp 1 are difficult and need strenuous climbing on fixed trails. The climb from Camp 3 to the summit is less technical, and after two weeks, we summit the peak and move back to the Basecamp. As we move back to Namche Bazaar, we could witness the amazing landscape, the typical Sherpa settlements, and the stunning Himalayan range of the Khumbu region. Ama Dablam Trek leaves the climbers with an unforgettable memory to share back at home.

We provide you with certified equipment as well as the trained and well-experienced team of climbing guides, Sherpas, porters, and cooks. We also take care of all of your permits and other requirements to save you all the hassle.

Trip Fact

Geography Mountain/ Forest/ Village/ Glaciers Level of Difficulty  Hard
Duration of Trek 29 Days Max Altitude 6856m
Religions Buddhism/ Tibetan Ethnic People Sherpa
Accommodation Hotel/ Guesthouse/ Lodge/ Camp Transportation Flight/ Tourist Bus/ Private Vehicle
Region  Everest  Region Minimum Pax 2

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel (1350m)
Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu and expedition preparation
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2860m) (35 minutes flight and 3-4 hours trek)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar (3340m) (5-6 hours)
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche
Day 06: Trek to Pangboche (3930m) (6 hours)
Day 07: Trek to Mt. Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600m) (6-7 hours)
Day 08-25: Climbing Mount Ama Dablam (6812m)
Day 26: Namche Bazar. Overnight in the lodge (3340m)
Day 27: Lukla. Overnight in lodge (2860m) (5-6 hours)
Day 28: Scheduled flight Lukla/Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel (1350m) (35 minutes flight)
Day 29: Transfer to airport for international departure

Included on the Cost:

Domestic and international flights transfer.
3 Star hotel accommodation at Kathmandu on double/twin room sharing with Breakfast.
Guided tour of the city with all entry fees as per Itinerary.
Kathmandu- Lukla –Kathmandu flight.
Accommodation in trekking at best available Teahouse/Lodge and camp.
Daily breakfast.
Full board service on the whole trip; Base camp and above (on deluxe tour only).
Full supper staff and equipment at base camp and above (cook, porter, kitchen staff, tents, dining tents, lights, solar, all necessary equipment).
One climbing Sherpa guide.
Amble Himalaya Treks provides duffel bag and sleeping bad to use during the trek.
Experience professional trek guide, accredited by the Nepal government.
Trekking permits and local taxes for the region.
Amadablam Climbing permit from Gov of Nepal.
Porters required to carry all personal gear; 1 porter per 2 trekkers. (on deluxe tour only).
Group first Aid Kit.
Insurance for all our staff.
Emergency Travel Evacuation assistance.
Trekking map for each trekker.
Amble Himalaya souvenirs on departure.
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Departure Date

After your breakfast, our team member will drop you at the airport. This day you will board the flight to your home country, and this time, you will have a story to share with your friends and family.

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Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel (1350m)


Our airport representative will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will be then transferred to your hotel in a private car. Overnight at hotel.
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Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu and expedition preparation


While we finish the last minute official procedure with the Nepal government, you will have a leisure day for shopping, visiting the palaces, Hindu shrines, Buddhist stupas, or just resting in the comfort of your hotel room. A favorite location for sightseeing is the Monkey Temple, a Buddhist temple located on a small hill that provides 360-degree views of the city. Or you can join the thousands of Hindus who visit the Pashupatinath temple, one of the most well-known Hindu temples in Nepal and the most renowned Shiva temple in Asia.
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Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2860m) (35 minutes flight and 3-4 hours trek)


Early morning we drive to the airport for our flight to Lukla. After flying above the magnificent lush hills and snowcapped peaks, we arrive at Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla. This is one of the most thrilling airways in the world. In Lukla, we meet the rest of our staff members and commence our trek to Phakding. To support in acclimatization, we do a short hike today. Overnight in Phakding.
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Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar (3340m) (5-6 hours)


We continue hiking along the banks of Dudh Koshi, crossing this magnificent river many times on thrilling suspension bridges decorated with prayer flags. After entering Sagarmatha National Park, the trail ascents swiftly with breathtaking views to reach Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest.
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Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche


Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is a vibrant village with many delightful and exciting shops and vendors, excellent food, and spectacular views of the nearby mountains. An early hike above the town, before the clouds move in, will offer climbers with a mighty Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), and the lovely Ama Dablam (6856m). On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses a show on old-style Sherpa lifestyle and an excellent photography show by a local Nepalese environmentalist. One room highlights the Sherpa societies and in another, Sherpa high elevation mountaineers are featured.
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Day 06: Trek to Pangboche (3930m) (6 hours)


The trail to Pangboche follows the outline of Dudh Koshi River from Namche and crosses the tributaries of the river. It lets you have the splendid view of the Himalayas of Khumbu region. En route, we stop at Tengboche Monastery, which is considered the most sacred monastery in the entire region, and pray for a successful ascent. We walk past several Sherpa settlements and monasteries to reach Pangboche. Pangboche is the last settlement that we see before spending almost month in the mountain premises.
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Day 07: Trek to Mt. Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600m) (6-7 hours)


We descend to the bridge at Pangboche and cross the Imja Khola before catching up with Cholungche Khola upstream. Walking along the ridgeline, we reach Ama Dablam Base Camp which is situated in a peaceful place. At an altitude of about 4600m (15,000ft), it offers a comfy escape from the severities of the climb. Our porters deposit our luggage and leave us at this point for the next three weeks, with only our Sirdar, Sherpas and cooking staff. Overnight at tented camp.
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Day 08-25: Climbing Mount Ama Dablam (6812m)


The first summit team will start their summit challenge, moving to Camp 2 at 19,500 feet. The climbing from Camp 1 to Camp 2 needs some of the most exhilarating rock climbing. The entire route is stable, and climbers will be associated to the rope via jumar and hang as they cross 4th and 5th class rock (up to 5.7) around gendarmes and up towers. The rock is flawless, the exposure strong, and the views awe-inspiring. Camp 2 is balanced on a narrow shelf with unbelievable exposure and sights of the upper mountain and surrounding peaks. From Camp 2, we ascend on a combination of snow, rock, and ice up the huge yellow tower and then pass left into a wild grooved corner. After climbing this 50-degree snow couloir, we arrive at the “mushroom ridge.” We climb along this bare snow ridge and reach Camp 3 at 21,000 feet which are located just to the side of the huge Ama Dablam sagging glacier. The day begins with sheer ascending right out of camp up toward the Ama Dablam Glacier. The route crosses right, around some fissures and then meets up with the 40– 60-degree snow rib that leads to the summit (22,350 feet). At the top, we are surrounded by lovely views of the giants of the world—Mt Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), and Makalu (8481m). We then descend to Camp 3 for the night.
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Day 26: Namche Bazar. Overnight in the lodge (3340m)


After such an amazing experience and accomplishment, we retrace our trail back to Tengboche. The walk from Tengboche is mostly downward with a few vertical ascents for an hour from the bridge at Phunke Tenga, near to Sanasa. The walk to Namche is very picturesque on a long twisting trail. Visit the traditional village of Khumjung and Khumjung Monastery, which is the only monastery that has a Yeti Scalp. From Khumjung village another 30 minutes’ hike to the village of Khunde, where you can visit the Khunde Hospital supported by Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. After Khunde, a picturesque and enjoyable walk brings you to Namche for the overnight.
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Day 27: Lukla. Overnight in the lodge (2860m) (5-6 hours)


Our last day on the trek, we climb down from Namche to Lukla, passing eleven suspension bridges and reentering the fertile gorges of the lower Dudh Koshi River. You can check out the market of Lukla and celebrate the victor as you please. We stay overnight in Lukla.
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Day 28: Scheduled flight Lukla/Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel (1350m) (35 minutes flight)


Flying back to Kathmandu from world’s most enthralling airport, Lukla, and calling out for celebration. Feel free to stroll in the streets and taste local food. We will have a celebration-cum-farewell dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant, in the evening.
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Day 29: Transfer to airport for international departure


After your breakfast, our team member will drop you at the airport. This day you will board the flight to your home country, and this time, you will have a story to share with your friends and family.

Included

Domestic and international flights transfer.
3 Star hotel accommodation at Kathmandu on double/twin room sharing with Breakfast.
Guided tour of the city with all entry fees as per Itinerary.
Kathmandu- Lukla –Kathmandu flight.
Accommodation in trekking at best available Teahouse/Lodge and camp.
Daily breakfast.
Full board service on the whole trip; Base camp and above (on deluxe tour only).
Full supper staff and equipment at base camp and above (cook, porter, kitchen staff, tents, dining tents, lights, solar, all necessary equipment).
One climbing Sherpa guide.
Amble Himalaya Treks provides duffel bag and sleeping bad to use during the trek.
Experience professional trek guide, accredited by the Nepal government.
Trekking permits and local taxes for the region.
Amadablam Climbing permit from Gov of Nepal.
Porters required to carry all personal gear; 1 porter per 2 trekkers. (on deluxe tour only).
Group first Aid Kit.
Insurance for all our staff.
Emergency Travel Evacuation assistance.
Trekking map for each trekker.
Amble Himalaya souvenirs on departure.
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Excluded

Lunch and dinner on the trip below base camp (on budget and guide service).
Personal travel insurance; medical and evacuation insurance.
Nepal entry visa fee US$60 for one month, US$ 30 for 15 days.
Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water.
Tips for trekking guide & porters which is expected.
International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc.

The Trekking Group

For Amadablam Expedition; we will have minimum 2 pax on each group and there will be one climbing Sherpa guide, and assistance guide per 4 trekkers and Sherpa porters for carrying luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) only on the Deluxe trek package. On budget trek package and Guide service includes climbing guide only, if you need porter can request separately.

Accommodations 

Amble Himalaya use Woodapple Hotel and Spa or similar hotels in Kathmandu for your accommodation. During the trek we will be using the best available trekking lodges and teahouse with attached bathroom where available and common bathroom at higher villages. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 340.

Meals

Depending in your chosen package, Deluxe Trek package includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner where you can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Budget trek package only include Breakfast and Guide Service package includes no meals. Breakfast and dinner will be served at same lodge you will stay and hot lunch will be served along the way. Farewell dinner will be provided to all packages at Kathmandu on your return from Trek.

After your breakfast, our team member will drop you at the airport. This day you will board the flight to your home country, and this time, you will have a story to share with your friends and family.


You need to have established a good level of fitness and need to have prior climbing experience to take part in Amadablam Expedition. As you would be required to walk for long hours each day on undulating terrain while gaining altitude, it is best that you are physically prepared to overcome the challenges of the mountain. You needn’t worry, for we will guide you thoroughly as to what kind of exercises and techniques you need to learn, and we also organize climbing trips to smaller mountains that do not require technical climbing, as a practice to summit Amadablam.

We are aiming to summit world’s highest mountain, so altitude might be a problem to many. However, we design our itineraries inclusive of acclimatization days, during the trek and the expedition as well, to let your body normalize to the increasing altitude. You might notice shortness of breath and mild headache, but your guide will make sure you take slow and steady steps to let your body adjust to the thinning air. Our guides and Sherpas are trained in first aid and are carrying emergency medicines to help you in the time of difficulty. In extreme cases, we rescue you using a helicopter. It is recommended to consult your physician before considering the expedition.

We recommend you to get a full insurance which includes travel insurance, medical insurance, and an emergency evacuation insurance to avoid unnecessary expenses in case of any unfortunate event. Choose your insurance wisely, and if you are confused, we can direct you just to the right one.

No, you needn’t worry about carrying your luggage as your team has experienced porters to assist you throughout the trip. You can carry a backpack with your essentials like camera, sun screen, waterproofs, snacks, water etc.

A pair of good quality boots, a down jacket, walking poles, and a pair of walking poles are a must for the expedition. We will send you a full kit list after you register with us, and we can recommend you place to buy or rent the equipment’s, on your request.

We are very cautious about the food and water you consume, so safe water is provided throughout. In hotels and teahouses, you can purchase bottled water. Your team will have cooks as well who will make sure you get fresh and substantial food. It is still a good idea to bring water purifiers, energy bars, snacks, and other candies with you.
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