Ama Dablam has long been considered the prettiest mountain in the world. High on her Southwest face hangs a glacier resembling a ‘Dablam’ – the sacred ornament box worn by ladies in the Sherpa community. It was this spectacular feature that got her the name “Ama Dablam”. She lies alongside Everest in the heart of the Khumbu valley offering a superb climb up a spectacular ridge.
The route we follow begins at Lukla (2850m) and the initial days of the trek pass through the legendary Sherpa country up the spectacular high valley of the Khumbu. Much of the route on the actual climbing is fixed with no icefall or glacier to negotiate, and most of it is concentrated on the crest of a ridge. The climb is relatively safe though exposed and steep and not really a mountain for debutantes.
|DAY 01||Arrival in Kathmandu, pick up from airport. Transfer to the hotel.|
|DAY 02||Leisure in Kathmandu for official formalities.|
|DAY 03||Leisure in Kathmandu for official formalities.|
|DAY 04||Leisure in Kathmandu for official formalities.|
|DAY 05||Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.). Trek to Phakding (2640m.).|
|DAY 06||Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.).|
|DAY 07||Rest at Namche for acclimatization and excursion around the places|
|DAY 08||Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche (3867 m.). Monastery|
|DAY 09||Trek to Thyangboche to Ama Dablam Base Camp|
|DAY 10-24||Climbing period for Ama Dablam 6812m.|
|DAY 25||Trek from Base Camp to Khumjung|
|DAY 26||Trek from Khumjung to Phakding|
|DAY 27||Trek from Phakding to Lukla|
|DAY 28||Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. Flight to KTM. Transfer to the hotel|
|DAY 29||Leisure in Kathmandu|
|DAY 30||Send off to airport, departure from Kathmandu.|
01. Peak Permit fee,
02. Accommodation in Kathmandu at a standard hotel for maximum six nights on bed and breakfast basis before and after the expedition.
03. Flight Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu as per the itinerary for members, staff and liaison officer.
04. Transportation for expedition cargo to/from Lukla.
05. Porters to/from the Base Camp to carry food and fuel, members’ climbing gears, and all Base Camp equipment.
06. Food and lodge during trekking and at the Base Camp.
07. Base Camp tent for members and staff only.
08. All kitchen equipment with kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent and chairs and tables at the Base Camp.
09. Equipment allowance, wages and insurance for Base Camp staff and liaison officer.
10 Helicopter rescue insurance for Nepalese staff only.
11. Visa extension and conservation fees.
12. Local transport in Kathmandu (Airport/hotel/airport)
13. Agency service charge.
01. International airfares.
02. Entry visa for Nepal (this can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
03. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
04. High altitude food and fuel above the Base Camp and personal climbing gears.
05. Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical and emergency evacuation.
06. International airport departure tax.
07. Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving into Nepal by air cargo.
08. Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone calls, etc.
09. Garbage deposit fee: US$ 2000 refundable after completion expedition.
NOTE: Each team of 3-7 members will have 2 Base Camp staff (cook and kitchen boys).
EXTRA: Charges for high altitude climbing Sherpa or extra Sherpa at the rate of US $1,200.00 per Sherpa. The cost includes equipment allowances, daily wages, transportation, insurance, food and fuel up to Advance Base Camp.
|Trek Region:||N/A||Starts in/ Ends in:||Lukla/Lukla|
|Trek Duration:||30 days (24 days trek)||Type of trek:||Camping|
|Best Season:||March to May and September to November|