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Ama Dablam is a beautiful mountain, located almost due south of Everest and Lhotse in the Khumbu region. It stands among many 22,000 to 24,000 foot peaks that surround the high valleys of this region, yet stands out by way of its classic beauty: It is a steep pyramid of ice with vertical walls and sharp, exposed ridges. Ama Dablam forms a lasting impression on many trekkers in Nepal, as it is perhaps the most stunning mountain along the popular trekking route to Everest Base Camp.
Our ascent will be made via the SW ridge route, a technical route with three camps above base camp. The climb usually completed in less than four weeks. The climbing on the route involves pure rock climbing on exquisite granite followed by mixed snow and rock climbing. The last section to the summit involves ice climbing followed by a long steep snow slope up to the summit.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Expedition meeting with expedition team
Day 03: Rest day and preparation day
Day 04: Transfer to the airport, fly to Lukla, 2800m and trek to Phakding, 2640m
Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar, 3446m.
Day 06: Trek to Khumjung, 3790m.
Day 07: Rest day or little hike in Khumjung valley for acclimatizing
Day 08: Trek to Tengboche Monastery, 3860m.
Day 09: Trek to Mt. Ama Dablam Base Camp.
Day 10-23: Mt. Ama Dablam Climbing Period
Day 24: Cleaning up Base Camp.
Day 25: Base Camp to Khumjung. Overnight at camp.
Day 26: Trek to Phakding. Overnight at camp.
Day 27: Trek to Lukla. Overnight at camp.
Day 28: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Ama Dablam ExpeditionDay 29: day but Expedition leader need to visit NTB for refunding garbage deposit and dinner with expedition team
Day 30: Final Departure to Homeland.
• Climbing Sherpas for the group
• Transport to basecamp to/from Kathmandu, for you and equipment, including all internal / domestic flights Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu;
• Yak transport of all equipment from Lukla to and from basecamp;
• Three hot meals per day on trek, in basecamp and advanced basecamp. Comfortable tables and chairs and dining tent in basecamp;
• Skillful basecamp, advanced basecamp, and camp 1 cooks;
• All mountain, basecamp and advanced basecamp food;
• All permit fees and liaison officers;
• Use of group gear and supplies: rope, ice, rock, and snow anchor protection; basecamp and altitude tents; cookers, fuel, high-altitude food, walkie-talkie radios, satellite telephone, etcetera;
• Emergency equipment and supplies: medical oxygen, gamow bag, basecamp medical kit, high-altitude medical kits, etcetera;
• In addition to our top-quality high-altitude tents, we now provide an individual tent (1 tent per person) in basecamp
• Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B plan.
Sherpas and Equipment Transport: Our expedition includes transport of all of your equipment from Kathmandu to basecamp, and returned to Kathmandu. While climbing on the mountain, we DO NOT ask our full-service members to carry heavy group equipment (although it is an option if you really want to), such as tents, rope, fuel, food, etcetera. We employ climbing sherpas, and high-altitude porters, to carry group equipment and supplies. For a minimal expense, we can also provide personal sherpas, and climbing-guides, to individual members who wish to have their own private sherpa or personal climbing-guide. We now encourage members who need a little extra help with the weight to hire a "quarter of a sherpa".
Cooks and Food: On trek, our top notch cooks provide three very tasty meals each day. In base camp, advanced base camp, and camp 1, our skillful and hard working cooks prepare three hot meals each day with a very healthy diet of fresh vegetables, cheeses, eggs, and fresh as well as tinned fruits, meats and fish (all meats and fish are prepared separately out of respect for the vegetarians in our midst). They supply you with unlimited hot-drinks, the key to successful acclimatization. We have large weather-proof kitchens and dining tents, with comfortable chairs and tables. On the mountain, we provide you with abundant and nutritious locally available quick-cooking food, so that you may prepare at least three meals and lots of hot drinks each day, in our specially designed high-altitude stoves using our butane-propane expedition mix fuel.
Group Equipment: We provide a plethora of top-quality, and time-tested equipment, group gear, and supplies, including: rope, ice, rock, and snow anchor protection; basecamp, and high altitude tents; cookers, fuel, high-altitude food, walkie-talkie radios, bamboo marker wands, etcetera. We now provide an individual tent for each member in basecamp, so you do not have to share. We also have shower and toilet tent for base camp.
Safety: BOTH full-service and basic expeditions are allowed access to our extensive medical supplies, first-aid kits, medical oxygen, and a gamow bag in case of emergency. Thank you for being a well-prepared and safe team member!
• International flight.
• All personal insurance
• All Personal climbing and trekking equipments
• Nepalese Visa and Visa fees, Please Note: Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the END of the expedition and contain at least 2 blank pages.
• Additional expenses like bottled or canned drinks on the trek, tips and gratuities, expenses of a personal nature (ie: laundry or gift shopping) are not included, snack-energy food, changes to the pre-planned itinerary (such as early departure), and expenses while traveling away from the group or leader. Not included are unexpected expenses, such as expenses due to emergencies, rescues, weather, political situations, transport delays, etc.
• Tips for Nepalese staffs.
• Tipping Climbing Sherpas on our peak climbs: for a group Sherpa (Tibetan or Nepalese), who helps you to climb above the high camp or up to the summit and back down, expect to pay a summit-attempt bonus as follows: Everest Summit Attempt Bonus: $400, Summit Success: $750.