Amadablam Expedition

  • Duration: 32 Days


  • Difficulty LevelStrenuous Plus
  • Trip ModeCamping
  • Best TimeOct - Nov
  • Max Altitude6,812 m

Amadablam Expedition - the world's most technical climbing in the Himalaya

Amadablam expedition offers the most superb technical climbing experience in the Himalayas. Our curated climb Ama Dablam expedition maximises every climbers chance to scale it. There is no doubt that colossal Amadablam peak in Nepal is one of the world's most impressive peak 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 incredible summit. It offer the impeachable summit panoramic views of the Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and many more Himalayan peaks. If you have good previous climbing experience and wish to participate fully as a team member of an expertly led expedition. Then Ama Dablam climbing expeditions provide the ultimate challenge to the world's most technical peak climb.

Our Ama Dablam Expedition team autumn 2018 and 2019 have successfully climbed the summit. Booking open for autumn 2020 trip to Amadablam expeditions

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

Ama Dablam Expeditions Route in Autumn 2020

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

Challenging climbing begins to the southwest ridge from base camp - over boulder fields, slabs, cairns and gullies to reach to Camp 1 at 5700 meter. From Camp I we follow the east side of the ridge and continue our climb on narrow crests and traverses until we are able climb onto the west side of the ridge. The short section of the hardest pitch leads to Camp II that is in a very narrow space for camping. We continue climbing the ridge to the awesome challenging 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 climbing of 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 is beyond imagination. Your successful historical ascent to the summit will reward you with an outstanding, breathtaking, panoramic mountain view. The successful climb to the summit cherish the everlasting memories that you will treasure all your life.

Amadablam Expedition Itinerary:

  • 1 Day
    Arrive in Kathmandu O/n at hotel.
    • Hotel
    • Welcome Dinner
    • 1340 m
    • Car
    • Airport pick up

    At the airport, our representatives will welcome and then 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 details of the trip. Overnight stay at the hotel.


    • You will meet the team who will accompany you on this expedition.
    • You will get the details of the trip and can discuss any queries you have.
    • Explore the local markets (for early arrival
  • 2 Day
    Ama Dablam Expedition Preparation and official formalities.
    • Hotel
    • Breakfast
    • 1340 m
    • Hiace
    • Tour & Expedition briefing

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

    For this expedition, it is necessary to obtain all the required permits. You will fill out the necessary forms and provide documents to prove 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.
  • 3-13 Day
    Fly to Lukla and trek to Ama Dablam expedition.
    • Teahouse
    • B, L, D , Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4600 m
    • Plane
    • flight & Expedition starts

    Today, you will catch an early flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. During the flight, you will get to 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 the overnight stay. From Phakding, you will trek to the famous Namche Bazaar.

    En route, you arrive at Monjo, which is 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. You get the chance to visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and head to 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. Next day we head to Pangboche and then to Amadablam Amadablam Base Camp (4,600 m). Depending on time duration and group physical fitness, we do the acclimation hikes around.


    • Trek to several lively settlement areas like Namche Bazaar and Tengboche and then Pangboche monastery
    • Explore and adjust at the Amabablam base camp 
    • Participate on acclimation hike and climbing trainings.
  • 14-27 Day
    Ama Dablam peak climbing expedition period.
    • Tent
    • B, L, D , Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 6812 m
    • Climbing duration

    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 will further ascend to the steep slopes and head to another ridge. Camp 2 is then set up around 5,900 m and has a lesser surface area compared to Camp 1. So, you need to be 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.

    During this expedition period, you will prepare and train yourself at the three camps. With the help of the crew members, you can learn to use the tools and polish our 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.
  • 28-29 Day
    Trek back to Lukla.
    • Teahouse
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 2850 m
    • Descending down

    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 then head back to Lukla via the route you took to enter the Khumbu region. 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.
  • 30-31 Day
    Fly to Kathmandu and a rest day
    • Hotel
    • Breakfast
    • 1340 m
    • Plane
    • Flight and Explore

    Today, you will leave the Khumbu region, marking the end of the expedition, and fly back to Kathmandu. During the flight, you will get to enjoy the aerial mountain views one last time. 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 Kathmamdu


    • Return to the comfort of the modern lifestyle.
    • Relax your fatigued body.
    • An extra rest day in Kathmandu
  • 32 Day
    Amadablam expeditions end / Airport transfer.
    • Breakfast
    • Airport transfer

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

Trip Inclusion

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

Cost and Dates

Amadablam Expedition Departure Dates:

We run Ama Dablam expedition in every autumn as Oct to mid Nov is the best time to climb the Ama Dablam peak. You are welcome to join our confirmed Autumn 2020 Ama Dablam expedition with us. We offer the most inclusion climbing expedition cost to scale the Ama Dablam peak.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
11 Oct, 202011 Nov, 2020GuaranteedUS$5500

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