Overview

  • Duration: 32 Days
  • Diffculty: Strenuous Plus 
  • Best Time: Oct / Nov
  • Max. Altitude: 6,812 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 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 incredible summit. It offers impeachable summit panoramic views of 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 2021 trip to Amadablam expeditions

The expedition to the summit of the 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 in rock and ice climbing and be technically competent to join this Ama Dablam expedition. Though 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 Climbing Route

We have crafted our climb Ama Dablam expedition 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, 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 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 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 are 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 cherishes the everlasting memories that you will treasure all your life.

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 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, coffee, drinking water on a trip
  • Environment-friendly tented camp base camp with Solar power
  • Hassle-free all-inclusive adventure including the expedition permits

Itinerary

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At the airport, our representatives will welcome you 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
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Altitude1340 m

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.
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude1340 m

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 an 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. The 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 in acclimation hike and climbing training.
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
  • 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 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 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 & Drinking water
  • 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 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.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
  • Altitude2850 m

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 Kathmandu

  • Return to the comfort of the modern lifestyle.
  • Relax your fatigued body.
  • An extra rest day in Kathmandu
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude1340 m

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.

  • 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 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 maximize 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 equipment, daily wages, food, insurance.
  • All necessary camping and kitchen equipment provided that includes base camp tents, dining tent with table and chair, kitchen tent with all utensils, 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 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
  • 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.

Dates & Availability

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 Autumn 2021, 2022 Ama Dablam expedition with us. We offer the most inclusive climbing expedition cost to scale the Ama Dablam peak.

October Departure
     
Start DateStart DateOctober 10, 2021End DateEnd DateNovember 10, 2021StatusStatusAvailablePriceUS$5500
Start DateStart DateOctober 21, 2021End DateEnd DateNovember 21, 2021StatusStatusAvailablePriceUS$5500

Customer Reviews

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    David Jimenez 5.0AustraliaPublished November 26, 2019

    Ama Ddablam 2018

    Climb Ama Dablam with mountain monarch and a team of amazing people around the world.
    The expedition was very well organized with the confidence of strong and knowledgeable professionals. Very well money spent that I will never regret. 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 5.0CanadaPublished December 23, 2018

    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 extremely 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 you need it. The acclimatization plan was very thorough and had been explained to us right at the beginning. Before we left Kathmandu, the climbing guides reviewed our gear to make sure we were well equipped for the climb.

    Outside of 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 and 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, Chola pass, and climbed Lobuche East (6119 m) as a way to refresh our technical skills. For those who are not familiar with using a Jumar/ascender, we spent a rest day reviewing gear and training on a large boulder. We were all very comfortable with elevation by the time we reached Ama Dablam base camp. On top of that, the climbing schedule for Ama Dablam is extremely thorough. If you are worried about rushing up the mountain, there is absolutely no reason to be. On the contrary, we ended up spending a lot of time exposed to the elements as a result, so it’s important to stay warm and healthy.

    In general, the plan had a week of contingency in case of bad weather. During this trek, we were hit with a spell of high winds during our summit window. Mountain Monarch gave us the option 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 own personal tent to rest in was a comfort I never expected to have. 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 even made us a cake to celebrate!

    Overall, I felt a lot of 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 – a great achievement. I’m very happy I picked Mountain Monarch to go up Ama Dablam.

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