Trip FactsTrip Code: YK-1852
Duration: 35 Days
Max. Altitude: 6812 m
Mode of Travel: Climbing
Start Trip: Kathmandu
End Trip: Kathmandu
Trip Grade: Hard
Truly one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, Amadablam is famous for its alpine rocks and is considered as one of the most beautiful ascents. At an altitude of 6812 meters, it requires rock snow climbing and climbing through steep icy paths. Not just the mountain itself but one also gets an astonishing views of some of the highest mountains like Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Makalu. The normal route for climbing is the South West ridge. The Ama Dablam base camp lies at an altitude of 450 meters and there are three camps to be set above the base camp before finally reaching the top. However, the nights are only spent at two of these three camps.
After reaching the base camp, we trudge through the grassy ridges and turning towards the north. The climbing isn’t easy obviously and one will have to pass through boulders and rocky grounds to the ridge where camp 1 is set up. After crossing the rocky basin, we climb up the ridge alternating the sides along the fixed lines. Continuing the ascent in this manner, we finally reach camp 2. From camp 2, the path is all rocky and covered in ice and snow. We then climb to an amphitheater and pass through the steep snow and ice runnel before reaching camp 3 that lies at an altitude of 6324 meters. The summit from camp 3 to the top is even more challenging. One should then climb upwards along the steep path covered in ice and snow with the huge hanging glacier to the left.
Amadablam - Itinerary
Day 01 : Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu International airport by our representative, transfer to hotel.
Day 02 – 03 : Stay at Kathmandu for the official procedure, overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 05 : Trek Namche Bazaar 3,410 meters, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 06 : Rest day in Namche for acclimatization, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 07 : Trek to Tyangboche, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 08 : Trek to Amadablam base camp, overnight at tented camp.
Day 09 : Stay at Base camp, overnight at tented camp.
Day 10 – 29 : Climbing period to Mt. Amadablam.
Day 30 : Trek to Khumjung, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 31 : Trek to Phakding, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 32 : Trek to Lukla, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 33 : Fly back to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel
Day 34 : Rest in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.
Day 35 : Transfer to airport, departure on your own destination.
- Expedition Sherpa Guide
- Oxygen bottles with mask and regulator (for use only) ” POISK OXYGEN SYSTEM”
- Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws, etc)
- Clean Mountain Cans at Camp
- Restop toilet bags to bring human waste of the mountain for all members.
- Parabolic Solar Cookers at Base Camp,
- Sat Phone available at Base camp, but nominal charge for use.
- Email, Internet services available with nominal charge for use.
- Walkie-talkies for each member base unit at Base Camp.
- High altitude tents (North Face or similar quality) for all members and climbing Sherpas
- Base Camp single tent for each members, climbing Sherpa, BC staff and Liaison Officer
- Transportation of food supply to Base Camp
- Conservation and National Park fee
- All food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during expedition
- Solar panel at Base Camp for light
- Services of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp
- All kitchen tent, stores tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables and chairs, and cooking utensils for Base Camp
- Insurance for Climbing Sherpas, Cooks, Liaison Officer, and local porters
- Equipment allowances and wages for Climbing Sherpas, cooks, kitchen boys and Government Liaison Officer
- Hotel in Kathmandu
- International airfare from / to your country
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Personal climbing gear above base camp
- Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation, and lost luggage
- Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, communication equipment, and commercial filming
- Expenses of a personal nature such as hard and soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, Email, etc.
- Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all personal expedition goods arriving in Nepal by air/road as cargo
Tips and bonuses