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Ama Dablam

DURATION

31 days

ACCOMMODATION

Hotels, Teahouses & Camping

Trip Difficulty
DIFFICULTY
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Long strenuous and technical trekking at high altitude

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LOCATION

Asia, Nepal

MEETING POINT

London or Kathmandu Airport

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Rising up 6,812m from the heart of Everest’s Khumbu region of Nepal, Ama Dablam’s daunting peak is one of the most exhilarating and aesthetic climbs out there. It’s also basically Asia’s answer to the Great Pyramid of Giza, only with less sand and a hell of a lot more snow.

Shaped just like that ancient Egyptian monolith, the Himalayas’ natural version offers much more action for experienced mountaineers and is the ideal stepping-stone to more technical climbing. You’ll find yourself granite scrambling, ice climbing, and fixed rope trekking on your way to the summit, thanks to the varied terrains up here in the Himalayas.

So if you’re looking for a real challenge? Summitting the hardest trekking peak in the world at the top of Ama Dablam is as good as it gets.

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All Activities Mentioned In The Itinerary All Activities Mentioned In The Itinerary

Max 16 Travellers Per Group Max 16 Travellers Per Group

3* Hotel, Teahouses & Tents (Twin Share) 3* Hotel, Teahouses & Tents (Twin Share)

Private Transport & 2 Domestic Flights Private Transport & 2 Domestic Flights

All Meals except Lunch & Dinners in Kathmandu All Meals except Lunch & Dinners in Kathmandu

Porters To Carry 12kg During The Trek Porters To Carry 12kg During The Trek

Expert Guides With You Throughout The Trip Expert Guides With You Throughout The Trip

Ama Dablam Itinerary

  • Day 1: DEPART UK

    DEPART UK On the first day, we depart from the UK and fly to arrive in Kathmandu tomorrow.

  • Day 2: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU

    ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU We will arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel, and spend any free time relaxing ready for tomorrow.

  • Day 3: TRANSFER TO RAMECHHAP

    TRANSFER TO RAMECHHAP In the morning after breakfast, there will be a thorough pre-trek briefing by your trek leader to sort out any last-minute queries. We leave the hotel at 1 pm and take a winding road to Ramechhap Resort.

  • Day 4: TREK FROM LUKLA TO PHAKDING

    TREK FROM LUKLA TO PHAKDING After flying to Lukla we will start the trek, setting off for a gentle walk to Phakding, a further 3 hours to the North. The trail leads through Lukla, past hotels and shops, to the edge of the Lukla plateau where the trail drops to meet the intersection of the Jiri trail at Chablung. From here the trail follows the Dudh Kosi north through the village of Ghat and then finally to Phakding for the overnight stay.

  • Day 5: LUKLA TO NAMCHE BAZAAR

    LUKLA TO NAMCHE BAZAAR Today we trek to Namche Bazaar. The trail heads beside the Dudh Kosi and continues upstream along the banks to the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi. After crossing the large suspension bridge, the trail starts ascending through pine tree forests to reach the distinctive horse-shoe-shaped bowl village of Namche Bazaar where we will stop overnight.

  • Day 6: NAMCHE BAZAAR

    NAMCHE BAZAAR Today will be a rest day for acclimatisation. Namche is famous for its market, so offers some brilliant opportunities to discover the local produce and culture. If you rise early, those who go for a climb to the ridge above Namche will be rewarded with the stunning dawn and sunrise over the panorama of the Khumbu peaks.

  • Day 7: NAMCHE TO TENGBOCHE

    NAMCHE TO TENGBOCHE Beginning in the bustling hub of Namche Bazaar, we embark on a picturesque 6-mile trek to the tranquil village of Tengboche. Our journey unfolds with a gradual trail out of Namche, offering panoramic views of Everest and Ama Dablam. Descending through pine forests, we cross the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. Lunch at Phunki Thenga energizes us for the final ascent, a steep climb leading us to Tengboche. We arrive at the spiritual heart of the Khumbu region by late afternoon, where the mesmerizing views and serene ambiance of the Tengboche Monastery await us.

  • Day 8: TENGBOCHE TO AMA DABLAM BASE CAMP

    TENGBOCHE TO AMA DABLAM BASE CAMP Starting from Tengboche’s majestic mountain backdrop, we embark on our 6-mile trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp. An exhilarating descent through rhododendron-laden forest leads us to Imja Khola river, followed by a vibrant ascent to Pangboche.  Pausing for lunch, we recuperate for the next phase of our journey deeper into the tranquil Imja Valley, with the awe-inspiring Ama Dablam becoming increasingly detailed in our view. Arriving at the base camp in the late afternoon, we are welcomed by stunning Himalayan panoramas, a sumptuous dinner and the anticipation of the remarkable climb that lies ahead.

  • Day 9-21: SET UP CAMP AND ACCLIMATISATION

    SET UP CAMP AND ACCLIMATISATION This crucial phase of our journey focuses on acclimatisation and meticulous preparation for the Ama Dablam summit attempt. Striking a balance between ascent and rest, we gradually climb higher, setting intermediate camps while prioritising safety and well-being. This strategy allows our bodies to adapt to decreasing oxygen levels. Throughout these days, we move between base camp, Camp 1, and Camp 2, ensuring adequate rest. Our experienced guides provide crucial climbing techniques and safety briefings. Weather permitting, we target Day 22 for the summit attempt, with spare days included to cater to unpredictable weather conditions.

  • Day 22: SUMMIT DAY!!

    SUMMIT DAY!! The pinnacle of our expedition arrives as we attempt the Ama Dablam summit. Leaving in the early hours, we climb under a canopy of stars to reach the summit by sunrise, enriching the moment with extraordinary beauty. Guided by our experienced Sherpas, we navigate through technical sections with care, adhering to safety protocols. Upon reaching the summit, we are rewarded with the triumph of accomplishment, surrounded by an unparalleled panorama of Himalayan giants. After savouring this extraordinary moment, we begin a cautious descent to Camp 1, etching today's achievement in our hearts forever.

  • Day 23: RETURN TO BASE CAMP

    RETURN TO BASE CAMP Return to Base Camp.

  • Day 24: RETURN TO CHUKUNG

    RETURN TO CHUKUNG Close camp & return to Chukung.

  • Day 25: TREK TO TENGBOCHE

    TREK TO TENGBOCHE Trek to Tengboche.

  • Day 26: TENGBOCHE TO NAMCHE BAZAAR

    TENGBOCHE TO NAMCHE BAZAAR Trek to Namche Bazaar.

  • Day 27: NAMCHE BAZAAR TO LUKLA

    NAMCHE BAZAAR TO LUKLA Trek to Lukla.

  • Day 28: FLY FROM LUKLA TO RAMECHHAP & TRANSFER TO KATHMANDU

    FLY FROM LUKLA TO RAMECHHAP & TRANSFER TO KATHMANDU After an early breakfast at the lodge, we fly to Ramechhap and transfer to Kathmandu to arrive at our hotel.

  • Day 29: EXPLORING KATHMANDU

    EXPLORING KATHMANDU Today is a free day to explore Kathmandu. You may wish to rest in the hotel and recover from the trek, or eat some delicious momos, sharing memories with the friends you’ve made.

  • Day 30: EXPLORING KATHMANDU

    EXPLORING KATHMANDU We have another day to explore Kathmandu. Head out to visit the many fascinating Buddhist temples around the city, or wander the vibrant streets of Thamel in search of a bargain.

  • Day 31: RETURN TO THE UK

    RETURN TO THE UK This marks the end of our Nepali adventure...alternatively, you could continue your adventure with a 3-day add-on to Chitwan National Park!

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