• Duration: 32 Days
  • Diffculty: Strenuous Plus 
  • Best Time: Oct / Nov
  • Max. Altitude: 6,812 m

Ama Dablam Expedition - the World's most Technical Climb in the Himalayas

Ama Dablam Expedition offers the best technical climbing experience in the Himalayas. Our curated climbing itinerary of the Amadablam expedition maximizes every climber's chance to scale it. There is no doubt that the colossal Amadablam peak in Nepal is one of the World's most impressive peaks to climb. Due to its unique, sharply pointed, soaring shape, ascending this sheer peak is the ultimate dream of climbers. They aspire to conquer it and stand on the extraordinary summit. In addition, it offers impeachable summit panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and many more Himalayan peaks. Suppose you have good previous climbing experience and wish to participate fully as a team member of an expertly led expedition. In that case, climbing Ama Dablam peak provides the ultimate challenge to the World's most technical climb.

The climb to the summit of the Ama Dablam peak is technically demanding. It presents every supreme challenge imaginable: ice, rock, scrambling, breathtaking views, and great approaches. It has a wonderfully situated base camp in a meadow with a stream. All climbers must have excellent rock and ice climbing skills and be technically competent to join this Ama Dablam Climbing. Though there will be fixed ropes, all climbers should have good knowledge and practice climbing on steep rocks and rugged, compact ice. We follow the standard South West ridge route to the summit. This route is considered the safest, free from most dangers, such as avalanches. During the challenging Ama Dablam expedition, we always try to keep you completely safe and happy.

Amadablam Climbing Route

We have crafted our climb Amadablam climbing itinerary with proper acclimatization on our way to the expedition base camp. Our expedition crews stock food, other logistics, and all the required climbing gear at base camp. This is the base station to start our bid to scale the summit.

The challenging Amadablam climb begins to the southwest ridge from base camp - over boulder fields, slabs, cairns, and gullies to reach Camp 1 at 5700 meters. From Camp I., we follow the east side of the ridge and continue our climb on narrow crests and traverses until we can climb onto the west side of the hill. The short section of the most challenging pitch leads to Camp II, a very narrow camping space. Then, we continue climbing the ridge to the excellent, tricky traverse eastward. This route leads to the gully between the Grey Tower and other rocky structures to reach our Ama Dablam expedition Camp III.

We start our Amadablam climb summit day push from Camp II following the southwest ridge to the summit, crossing many obvious and deep crevasses. The joy and pride you will feel in conquering the fabulous Amadablam peak in Nepal are beyond imagination. Your successful historic ascent to the summit will reward you with an outstanding, breathtaking, panoramic mountain view. The successful climb to the colossal peak of Amadablam summit cherishes the everlasting memories you will treasure all your life.

Climb Ama Dablam Peak in Autumn 2023 and 2024

Climbing the Amadablam peak is the best and safest to do in autumn/ fall. We have set departure dates in October and November 2023 and 2024 to join the International group expedition to the Amadablam in the Himalayas. The Autumn season is best and safer than the spring season for the Ama Dablam expedition. We ensure the most experienced climbing guide has a great and secure climb to the summit.

Trip in Nutshell

  • The world's most technical climbing expedition
  • Full support expedition to the summit of Amadablam peak
  • Earlier exceptional summit success rate 100% on mt. Everest.
  • 1 Climber:1 Sherpa - expedition support
  • Travel with the Top 10 climbing operators in Nepal (4th in 2019)
  • Supplementary Oxygen for climbers and guides
  • Expedition climbing training at base camp
  • Fixed departure group joining dates in every Autumn
  • All full board meals with tea and coffee on a trip
  • Environment-friendly tented camp base camp with Solar power
  • Hassle-free all-inclusive adventure,  including the expedition permits


At the airport, our representatives will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel, where you can refresh. If you arrive in the early hours, you can head to explore the local market. In the evening, you will meet the team who will accompany you on this expedition. With the welcome dinner, you have ample time to discuss the trip's details. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • You will meet the team who will accompany you on this expedition.
  • You will get the trip details and can discuss any queries you have.
  • Explore the local markets (for early arrival
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Altitude1340 m

Since it is an expedition, it is vital to prepare yourself. If you don’t have the necessary items, you can buy or rent them at shops around the city. Thamel is the go-to place for such things, so that you will head there. If this is your first expedition, we can arrange meetings with mountaineers who can give tips on successful trips.

For this expedition, it is necessary to obtain all the required permits. First, You will complete the necessary forms and provide documents proving your identity. Then, our staff will complete the rest of the formalities. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Preparation for the expedition.
  • Meeting with expert mountaineers guides.
  • Explore Thamel, the touristic hub of the city, or heritage sites in Ktm.
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude1340 m

Today, you will catch an early flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. During the flight, you will see amazing aerial views of mountain massifs, including Everest, Kanchenjunga, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, etc. Once you arrive at Lukla, you will meet the porters who will help you. From there, you head to Phakding for an overnight stay. From Phakding, you will trek to the famous Namche Bazaar.

En route, you arrive at Monjo, the gateway to Sagarmatha National Park. The park is also enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. At Namche Bazaar, you spend an entire day acclimatizing. Next, you visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and head to the Everest View Hotel to enjoy the scenic panorama of the Everest massif.

From Namche, you will head towards Tengboche, which houses the famous Tengboche Monastery. The next day we head to Pangboche and then to Amadablam Amadablam Base Camp (4,600 m). Then, depending on time duration and group physical fitness, we do the acclimation hikes.

  • Trek to several lively settlement areas like Namche Bazaar and Tengboche and then Pangboche monastery
  • Explore and adjust at the Amabablam base camp 
  • Participate in acclimation hike and climbing training.
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude4600 m

Approximately two weeks are separated for the ascent. The daily itinerary is not fixed as the weather, and the expedition leader will determine the plan for the day. In these two weeks, you will set camps at three different elevations and spend at least one day at each of these camps. After trekking through the ups and downs of the ridge, you will set up Camp 1 at 5,700 m approx.

Continuing the expedition, you ascend to the steep slopes and head to another ridge. Camp 2 is set up around 5,900 m and has a lesser surface area than Camp 1. So, it would help if you were careful while staying at Camp 2. The trail will then go to higher elevations, with the landscape filled with rocks, snow, and ice. You will then cross the mushroom ridge and head to approx.—6,300 m to set up Camp III, the last camp. From here, you will ascend to the summit of Amadablam. The view from the top is breathtaking, and the experience is enthralling.

You will prepare and train yourself at the three camps during this expedition period. With the help of the crew members, you can learn to use the tools and polish your mountaineering skills. These two weeks are the estimated time to reach the summit. Sometimes it may take more days.

  • Commencement of the Amadablam expedition.
  • Trek into the harsh and snowy landscape.
  • Preparation for the summit at the three camps.
  • AccommodationExpedition Camp
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude6812 m

After successfully climbing the summit, it is time for you to descend to lower altitudes. On the first day, you steeply descend to the famous Namche Bazaar and stay overnight at a lodge. On the next day, you will head back to Lukla via the route you took to enter the Khumbu region. Again, overnight stay at a lodge in Lukla.

  • Trek back to lower and warmer altitudes.
  • Return to the settlement areas of Namche and Lukla.
  • Enjoy the lush green vegetation.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude2850 m

Today, you will leave the Khumbu region, marking the end of the expedition, and fly back to Kathmandu. You will enjoy the aerial mountain views one last time during the flight. At the airport, our staff will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel, where you rest and refresh. You can also opt to book an appointment at the spa. A rest day in Kathmandu

  • Return to the comfort of the modern lifestyle.
  • Relax your tired body.
  • An extra rest day in Kathmandu


  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude1340 m

The rugged and adventurous climbing expedition to Amadablam peak has finally come to an end. Our representatives will drop you off at the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight.

  • MealsBreakfast

Amadablam Expedition Itinerary:

Here below is the guideline and details Amadablam Expedition Climbing Itinerary: 

What's Included

Amadablam Expedition Cost:

  • Airport transportation as per your arrival details
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a B/B plan
  • Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu airfare as per the itinerary
  • Amadablam Summiteers climbing Sherpa 1 climber: 1 climbing Sherpa to maximize the chance to scale it
  • Group climbing gears like rope, ice bar, etc., to climb Amadablam peak.
  • Amadablam expedition peak climbing permit and all government taxes.
  • Everest National park permit fee for the expedition.
  • Full board high altitude meal while trekking to base camp and climbing
  • Liaison officer with all his expenses while on the Amadablam climbing expedition.
  • Expedition Manager, Expedition cook, support crew, and porters with their equipment, daily wages, food, and insurance.
  • All necessary camping and kitchen equipment provided, including base camp tents, dining tent with table and chair, kitchen tent with all utensils, and toilet tent.
  • Mountain Hardware high-altitude tents while climbing the Amadablam peak
  • Emergency Oxygen with regulator and mask while on expeditions.
  • EPI gas and burner for the high climb;
  • Gamow bag / Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC)
  • All necessary climbing hardware group equipment
  • Satellite Phone and Walkie-Talkie in case of emergency
What's Excluded
  • Medical and personal high-risk insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • The main meal in Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment and climbing gear.
  • International airfare and airport tax
  • Climbing Bonus, tips, and personal nature expenses.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges for Sat phone, communication equipment, and commercial filming while on the Amadablam expedition.

Dates & Availability

Climbing Amadablam Expedition Dates:

We run the Amadablam expedition every autumn as Oct to mid-Nov is the best time to climb the Ama Dablam peak. You are welcome to join our confirmed climb in Autumn 2022 or 2023 with us. We offer the most inclusive expedition cost to scale the Ama Dablam peak.

October Departure
Start DateStart DateOctober 09, 2023End DateEnd DateNovember 09, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS$6500
Start DateStart DateOctober 23, 2023End DateEnd DateNovember 23, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS$6500

Customer Reviews

  • D
    David Jimenez 5.0AustraliaNovember 26, 2019logo

    Ama Ddablam 2018

    Climb Ama Dablam with a mountain monarch and a team of amazing people worldwide.
    The expedition was very well organized with the confidence of strong and knowledgeable professionals—very well money spent that I will never regret. Therefore, I 100 percent recommend mountain monarch. When I first booked with mountain monarch, I had my doubts, but after the experience, I will probably do another expedition with them.

  • Nelson To
    Nelson To 5.0CanadaDecember 23, 2018logo

    Detailed, safe and successful ascent of Ama Dablam 2018

    We were on the first expedition to Ama Dablam that Mountain Monarch organized themselves. The company was open and forthright about that fact and provided plenty of support to ensure a safe and successful summit. They provided all the technical gear except for double boots. This included the harness, helmet, ascender, Carabiners, accessory cords, ice axe, sleeping bag, and much more if needed. The acclimatization plan was comprehensive and explained to us right at the beginning. Before we left Kathmandu, the climbing guides reviewed our gear to ensure we were well-equipped for the climb.

    Outside the gear, we had plenty of guides to help us along the way. By the time we were ready for the summit, we had more than one guide per person. The luxury of this arrangement is that we had individual checks of our safety lines to give us immediate support if we needed it.

    The itinerary had built in a lot of acclimatization before reaching Ama Dablam. We trekked through Renjo pass and Chola pass and climbed Lobuche East (6119 m) to refresh our technical skills. For those unfamiliar with using a Jumar/ascender, we spent a rest day reviewing gear and training on a large boulder. We were all very comfortable with the elevation when we reached Ama Dablam base camp. On top of that, the climbing schedule for Ama Dablam is comprehensive. There is no reason to be if you are worried about rushing up the mountain. On the contrary, we spend a lot of time exposed to the elements, so staying warm and healthy is essential.

    The plan generally had a week of contingency in case of bad weather. We were hit with high winds during this trek during our summit window. Mountain Monarch allowed us to descend to Pangboche to wait for the weather to clear. This was an extra cost to them that was not passed down to us!

    At base camp, we were equipped with a group dining tent, personal sleeping tents (with a down Exped mattress), an outhouse, and an altar for the Puja ceremony. Having our tent to rest in was a comfort I never expected. Another luxury was the charging station that would kick on every night during dinner service. We had about 3 hours to charge our phones and battery packs in the dining tent. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner were provided and served with a smile. When we returned from our successful summit, they made us a cake to celebrate!

    Overall, I felt much attention was given to us to ensure our safety and comfort. The plan was thorough and well-executed by all of the guides and Sirdar. We even had a helicopter take us back to Lukla to catch a flight out to Kathmandu on the same day! All 4 of us who left the base camp for the summit bid climbed the Amadablam peak together – an outstanding achievement. I’m thrilled I picked Mountain Monarch to go up Ama Dablam.

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