Mt. Ama Dablam is popularly known as “Matterhorn of the Himalaya”, which is located in the Himalayan range of Eastern Nepal. The overhung glacial mass on the southwest face of Mt. Ama Dablam resembles a ‘Dablam’- the sacred ornament box used by Sherpa women, thus the name “Ama Dablam” or “Mother’s necklace”. Mt Ama Dablam, is located within the Khumbu region, south of Everest and Lhotse and is 6,856m/22,494ft in height. The mountain stands above the famous Tengboche Monastery traditionally visited by climbers to the region. Mt. Ama Dablam expedition provides the ultimate challenge to the world’s most technical peak.
Mt. Ama Dablam: The technical mountain
Mt. Ama Dablam is climbed from the south-western ridge which is the same route followed by the climbers of NZ, UK and US who reached the summit for the first time in 1961. Mt. Ama Dablam Expedition is a very technical endeavour thus, climbers require solid skills in ice climbing, rock climbing, adequate high altitude experience and technical prowess.
All three camps are just below the right side of the hanging glacier, or “Dablam”. We set the Ama Dablam Base Camp tents at the height of 4600m/15,088ft. Ama Dablam Base Camp is very safe from extreme weather and avalanches. From Camp 1 to Camp 2, it gets very technical because we pass through narrow edges of the ridge and climbing between and through rocks faces. Further on, the climb gets more technical and risky from Camp 2 to the Last Camp because of the high chances of falling rocks and ice debris. From The Last Camp to the summit, chances of avalanches are high and we need to climb completely on the ice surface. After summiting, we return to Camp 2.
If you possess any previous climbing experiences and wish to join contact us. You will be joining as a Himalayan Global Expedition team member to one of the world's most admired mountain, Mt. Ama Dablam.
Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02 Preparation and Expedition briefing in Kathmandu
Day 03 Fly to Lukla (2,840m); trek to Phakding (2,600m); Overnight in lodge
Day 04 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), Overnight in lodge
Day 05 Acclimatization in Namche; hike to Everest View Lodge; visit Hilary Museum
Day 06 Trek to Tyangboche (3,860m), Overnight in lodge
Day 07 Trek to Pangbotche (4,000m); enjoy Sherpa culture; Overnight in lodge
Day 08 Trek to Ama Dablam Base camp (4,400m), Overnight camping
Day 09-23 Climbing period to summit Amadablam (6,812m)
Day 24 Trek Back to Tyangboche (3,860m); Overnight in lodge
Day 25 Trek to Monjo (2,800m); Overnight in lodge
Day 26 Trek to Lukla (2,840m); Overnight in lodge
Day 27 Fly back to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
Day 28 Rest day and farewell dinner
Day 29 Transfer to the airport for final departure