Ama Dablam (6856m) is one of the most famous and beautiful peaks in the world, rising above the Dudh Kosi River valley on the way to Everest Base Camp. Ama Dablam south - West ridge is the normal and most popular route to ascend. First ascent by Ward (UK), Bishop (USA) and Gill (NZ) in 1961.
Ama Dablam is considered to be the most technical & complicated to climb. The mountaineers have to cross-difficult ice rocks and vertical snow climbing one their climbing path. Mountaineers usually have to pitch 3 high camps on the mass of mount Ama Dablam 6856m.
To reach the first camp from base camp, the climbers have to pass the toughest and the difficult passing through the difficult saddle ridges; and then should spin to the north climbing up through the rocky land and through the boulder. From Camp I - one has to cross the rocky sink and should climb the ridge via to the fixed lines to Camp II. From Camp II after crossing over severe rocks and ridge which lead you to a camp II. Ama Dablam climbing route from Camp II is mostly with the steep mixed alleyways of rock, ice and snow. The route leads to the slope climb to snow ground and then passes through steep snow and ice channel then finally along the snow ridge go to Camp III. From Camp III to the summit, it is steep climb on snow and ice to the right of a huge hanging glacier. After scaling the summit, we return back to base camp.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, Nepal and transfer to hotel Day 02: Preparing Expedition and Briefing in Ministry of Tourism Day 03: Lukla and trek to Phakding - Lodge Day 04: Namche Bazaar - Lodge Day 05: Namche - Acclimatization - Lodge Day 06: Namche -Thyanboche Monastery. Lodge Day 07: Thyanboche – Pheriche-Lodge Day 08: Pheriche Rest for Acclimatize Day 09: Pheriche to Labuche Base camp Day 10: Summit day of Labuche peak Day 11: Labuche Base Camp to pangboche Day 12: Pangboche to Ama Dablam Base Camp Day 13: Rest day in Base Camp Day 14: Rest day Day 15: Base Camp to Camp 1 stay one night & camp 2 touch back to Base Camp. Day 16: Rest day for Summit Day 17: Rest day for Summit Day 18: Base Camp to Camp 1 for summit Day 19: Camp 1 to Camp 2 for summit Day 20: Day 22: Camp 2 to Camp 3 for summit Day 21: Camp 3 to Ama Dablam summit attack & back to Camp 2 Day 22: Camp 2 to Base Camp Day 23: Extra day for summit incase of the weather Day 24: prepare for descent in Base Camp Day 25: Base Camp to Namche Bazar-Lodge Day 26: Namche Bazar to Lukla-Lodge Day 27: Lukla to Kathmandu by fly Day 28: Visit Kathmandu, Shopping & prepare for Back to country Day 29: Back to Home.
Full Board Expedition Cost Includes/Excludes
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In order to be clear and precise about the price quoted by Makalu Extreme Treks & Expedition you fill find below what is included and what is not included in the price. As you will see, the price of the Expedition covers roughly everything except the cost of your flight to come to Kathmandu, your insurance and your own extras.
All arrival and departure transfer services in Kathmandu
4 nights’ accommodation twin shared at Kathmandu on B/B basis (total number of nights at arrival and departure)
Guide, cook, kitchen staffs and porters during the trekking and climbing, including wages, equipment, medical insurances for all staff
Accommodation on trekking, lodge.
Domestic flight Ticket Both way to Ktm-lukla-Ktm
All camping equipment at base camp.
Mountain tents above Base Camp (twin shared in camp one & Camp 2, Camp 3, 3 person in one tent. Because very small place for tent at camp 2)
Fixe rope charge.
3 meals a day with accommodation at Ama Dablam base camp.
Generator ore solar panel at Bace Camp
Hitar at Dining tent at Bace Camp
Lobuche base camp meals, High tent, Epi gas and burner for high climb, fix ropes.
Loboche peak Permit.
Loboche climbing Sherpa(3 members 1 Sherpa)
Climbing permit of Ama Dablam & Lobuche peak/ National park fee/Garbage Deposit
Peak Climbing Certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government. If you summit.
One Everest summiteer Climbing Sherpa per client (for the summit day)
All costs related to the Government Liaison Officer
First Aid medical kit for the Members and staff
Satellite phone for security – available to Members at cost
Radio Communication set during climbing
Required fixed and dynamic ropes during the climb
Emergency Oxygen and Mask Regulator
Government Taxes levied in Nepal
International flight fare from/to Kathmandu
Any airport departure taxes which might be applicable at the time of the Expedition
Meals on the way base camp & back to Lukla at lodge.
Summit bonus for Climbing Sherpa USD 500.
Tips for climbing, kitchen and porter staff (up to the Member to decide the amount)
Any costs related to the Expedition terminating earlier than expected (such as additional nights in Kathmandu or changing international flight tickets)
Any costs related to the Member having left the Expedition earlier than the rest of the group or having decided to spend one or more days in lodges when the rest of the Expedition is in Base Camp.
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Extra hotel charges at Kathmandu (such as bar and laundry expenses)
Optional trips or sightseeing tours
Personal climbing equipment
Personal repatriation and medical insurance (mandatory)
Emergency evacuation and / or helicopter rescue if required
Nepal custom duty for import of Expedition goods arriving into Nepal (if applicable)
Helicopter transfer from Base Camp to Lukla or Kathmandu is possible at extra cost. Makalu Extreme can arrange such flight for you at short notice. In order to have the best possible acclimatisation, flying to Base Camp by helicopter is absolutely not recommended.