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

Ama Dablam Expedition: Technical Climbing in the Himalayas

Ama Dablam Expedition offers a technical climbing experience. The colossal Amadablam, at 6812 m., is the most impressive peak. Due to its unique, sharp-pointed, and soaring shape, ascending this peak is the ultimate dream for climbers. Our itinerary maximizes every climber's chance to scale safely. In addition, it offers impeachable summit panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and many more Himalayan peaks. 

The Amadablam expedition climb is technically demanding. It presents every supreme challenge imaginable on ice and rock scrambling. All climbers must have excellent rock and ice climbing skills. We follow the standard South West ridge route to the summit. This route is the safest, free from most dangers, such as avalanches.

Amadablam Climbing Route

Our Amadablam expedition itinerary is professionally designed. We hike around the hill or climb the trekking peak. This is for proper acclimatization and training before the summit push. Our expedition crews stock food and other required gear at base camp. This is the base station to start our bid to scale the summit. It has a wonderfully situated base camp in a meadow with a stream.

The challenging Ama Dablam climb begins at the southwest ridge from base camp. We climb over boulder fields, slabs, cairns, and gullies to reach Camp 1 at 5700 meters. From Camp 1, we follow the east side of the ridge to Camp 2. We climb on narrow crests and traverse to the most challenging pitch to Camp II. Then, we continue climbing the ridge to the excellent, tricky traverse eastward. We climb between the Grey Tower and other rocky structures. This route leads us to the Amadablam expedition Camp 3.

Summit Day

We start our Amadablam climb summit day push from Camp 2. We climb the southwest ridge to the summit. En route, we cross many obvious and deep crevasses. Then, we continue climbing the hill to the excellent, tricky traverse eastward. We climb between the Grey Tower and other rocky ridges. The joy and pride in conquering the Amadablam is beyond imagination. Summit reward with an outstanding, breathtaking, panoramic Mountain View. Ama Dablam expedition cherishes the everlasting memories of a lifetime.

Climb Amadablam Peak in Autumn 2024

Climbing the Amadablad Peak is the best and safe in autumn/ fall. We have set departure dates in October and November 2024. An experienced climber joined this Amadablam climbing expedition. We ensure the most experienced climbing guide to lead your journey.

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 guide will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. If you arrive in the early hours, you can head to explore the local market. Today 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 sites and sounds.
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Altitude1340 m

Since it is an expedition, it is vital to prepare yourself. You can buy or rent items if you need the necessary items. Thamel is the go-to place for such things, so you will hire there. 

It is necessary to obtain permits for the expedition. The company will complete the formalities for the permit. 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, early morning flight to Lukla to start the Amdablam expedition. Once landed at Lukla, you will meet the crew who will help you. From there, you head to Phakding and then to the famous Namche Bazaar. At Namche Bazaar, you spend an entire day acclimatizing. Hike to Everest View Hotel or surrounding hills. We hike to Amadablam base camp, getting blessings at Thangboche monastery. This Base camp, at 4600 m, is a launching pad for our Ama Dablam expedition. We undergo required climbing training and acclimation hikes here.

  • Explore Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Pangboche. 
  • Explore and adjust at the Amabablam base camp 
  • Participate in acclimation hike and climbing training.
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Altitude4600 m

About two weeks for the climbing Ama Dablam peak. Our climbing guide will customize and adjust the daily itinerary. We set up the climbing plan base on weather and fitness. During this climbing duration, we set up camp at three different places. We spend at least a day or night at each expedition camp.  

We set up camp 1 at 5700 m after getting trained and acclimatized. We continue the climb to the steep slopes of the ridge. Here on this ridge, we set up camp 2 at 5900 meters. We ascend, scrambling over the rocks, snow, and ice to the famous mushroom ridge. Here we set up the Amadablam expedition camp 3 at 6300 meters. Normally we don't spend a night on camp 3.

We do some ups and downs on these three camps based on weather and fitness level. Great time to learn to use the climbing gear and polish your mountaineering skills.
Thus, these two weeks are the estimated time to scale the summit.

  • 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
  • Altitude6812 m

After successfully the summit, it is time to descend. We descend to Lukla via Namche.

  • 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
  • Altitude2850 m

Today, we fly to Kathmandu, cherishing the Amadablam expedition.

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


  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude1340 m

  • The rugged expedition to Ama Dablam has finally come to end.
  • We will customize the airport transfer for your onward flight.
  • MealsBreakfast

Amadablam Expedition Itinerary:

Guideline and details itinerary of Ama Dablam Expedition. Check out the climbing routes, expedition camps, training, and acclimation plan.

What's Included
  • 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 season. October to mid-November is safe to climb the Ama Dablam peak. Join our confirmed climb in Autumn 2024. We offer the most inclusive expedition cost to scale the Ama Dablam.

October Departure
Start DateStart DateOctober 20, 2024End DateEnd DateNovember 20, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS$6900
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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