• Amadablam Expedition (6812 Meter)

Amadablam Expedition (6812 Meter)

Trip Overview

Trip Facts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Strenuous
  •    Destination: Mount Amadablam
  •    Activities: Trekking and Climbing
  •    Accommodation: Hotel, Guesthouse & Camping
  •    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  •    Maximum altitude: 6812
  •    Group size: Min - 1
  •    Best Season: Spring & Autumn

The staggering mountain of Ama Dablam (6812m) is one of the world’s most lovely and mesmerizing peaks. It stands impressively tall amidst several other mountains in the Everest region. Amadablam Expedition is one of the most technical and challenging climbing adventures in the Himalayas.

Mount Ama Dablam frames an enduring impact on numerous trekkers in Nepal, as it is maybe the most dazzling mountain during the trekking to Everest Base Camp. Mt. Ama Dablam offers a delightful sight in south of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse in the Khumbu region of the Himalayas. It is a lofty pyramid of ice with vertical dividers and sharp, uncovered edges.

The climb goes through the Southwest edge of the mountain which the normal route to climb. This route has three camps above the base camp. You will need to have previous climbing experience for this expedition as it demands high technical skills. In addition to being a technical mountain, it is also a highly challenging mountaineering adventure. Although a six thousand meter mountain, it is an expedition mountain, unlike the other climbing peaks.

You will find the mountain to be the most dominant mountain of all in the region. But climbing this mountain is a daring task that requires you multiple days, training, skills, and experience. Amadablam Expedition offers a thrilling climbing experience to the mountaineers.

Reasons this Expedition becomes an Experience

Nepal Climbing Adventure always strives to offer an adventure traveling experience that you can cherish. While the Amadablam Expedition is beautiful in its all essence, your experience of trekking there becomes even more beautiful with us.

By the time we take you to the base camp and bring you back, we take one step ahead to offer you a beautiful experience. We keep your safety and happiness is our top priority and you will experience the same during the trip.

Going on the Amadablam Expedition with us is traveling in safe hands.

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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

After you arrive in the airport, you will be received by our representatives and taken to the hotel. After you check in, you will meet your travelling companions and a welcome dinner will be organized in the evening where you will be served with original Nepali cuisine and introduced to Nepali culture.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 02: Sightseeing in Katmandu and preparation for the expedition

After having breakfast, you will be briefed about the composition of your team, travel equipment and nature and strategy of the expedition. All official procedures will be finalized and necessary arrangements will be made. Then there will be a guided tour of the major landmarks and world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath and Bouddhanath. In the afternoon, there will be a pre discussion before the trip and the final preparation will be done.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

A 30 minutes flight early in the morning will be required to reach Lukla. After arrival you will be introduced to trek guides and porters. The trek starts with a short walk to Chaurikharka village and descent towards Dudh Koshi valley. The trail follows along Dudh Koshi River to reach Phakding village where we spend overnight.

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar

After breakfast we leave Phakding village for Namche Bazaar. The follows over Dudh koshi river by a suspension bridge into a pine forest. We arrive at the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park and descend through Dudh Koshi river .We pass through Josale village before reaching Namche Bazaar where we stay overnight  in a local lodge.

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05: At Namche Bazaar

Today will be acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. In the morning after breakfast we visit Sherpa Museum. We will also visit local shops for necessary equipment and clothing. In the afternoon we visit villages near Namche Bazaar.We return to the lodge and spend overnight

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche

After breakfast we ascend out of the village along the trail. Along the trail Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse and other Himalayan peaks can be observed. A gradual uphill ascent will be required in the steep trail. We follow the yak trails towards Tengboche Monastery and tour across its premise. We stay overnight below the monastery at a local lodge.

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche

Today we wake up right on time for going to morning prayers and to get blessings from the senior monks at Tyangboche Monastery. Subsequent to completing the prayers, we will leave Tyangboche and trek through delightful woodland towards Deboche. Our trail slips to cross an extension bridge before climbing steeply for 60 minutes to reach Pangboche. From Pangboche we will take after the Imja Khola that prompts to the major intersection of the trail. The left pathway leads to Pheriche, yet we turn right and trek towards Dingboche.

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08: Trek to Amadablam Base Camp

From Dingboche our trek proceeds through dense vegetation. It is a fairly short day of trekking yet is a continuous climb to Amadablam Base Camp. We will trek until we achieve the broad fields at 4,800 meters where our Base Camp will be set upon. When we reach our campground, our Sherpa group will set up the base camp and begin making important arrangements for setting up higher camps above base camp and finding the course to the summit of Mt Amadablam.

Accommodation: Camping

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 09 - 26: Summit Mt. Amadablam [6812m/22343ft] and back to Base Camp

We will spend a few days participating in climbing preparation with satisfactory days for acclimatization. Taking after the footsteps of our accomplished climbing Sherpa guides, we move higher and nearer to the summit. Completely furnished with all the climbing gears, we will sit tight for a great climate condition and head towards the summit of one of the testing and technical moving high peaks on the planet. Our tiring move to the summit of Mt. Amadablam is compensated with staggering perspectives of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Baruntse and other encompassing high tops in Khumbu area. We will invest short energy at the summit before we begin to drop down after a similar course back to the base camp.

Accommodation: Camping

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 27: Trek back to Tengboche

After the fruitful accomplishment of our objective - the summit of Mt Amadablam, we will make a casual begin and get ready for our reverse trekking. We begin our trek by following our trail back to Pheriche. Our trek joins the fundamental EBC trail towards Pangboche. It is for the most part downhill trekking from Pangboche until we achieve Deboche. At that point we will take after a rising trail to reach Tengboche.

Accommodation: Camping

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 28: Trek to Namche Bazar

We trek down through the hillside and reach Phunki Tenga. Here we descend following the Dudh Koshi river trail through pine forest. We reach at Kyanhjuma through Sansa and follow the trail towards Namche Bazaar where overnight is spent at local lodge.

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 29: Trek to Lukla

The trek from Namche Bazaar follows through Monjo to Lukla. The trail is of short climbs and across Bhote-Koshi River. The last uphill climb brings us to Lukla where we spend overnight.

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 30: Fly to Kathmandu

In the morning after breakfast, we take a brief flight of about 40 minutes to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to your hotel where you can get your much needed rest. Upon your will, you can visit around Thamel area or other nearby places. In the evening, you will be served with farewell dinner which basically includes delicious Nepali cuisine.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 31: Rest at Kathmandu & Debriefing

Today, you will be visiting the Departmnet Of Tourism for debriefing of the expedition and receive the certificate of accomplishment. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 32: Departure from Tribhuvan International Airport

This will be the day you bid farewell to Nepal after your life long memorable and awe-inspiring trip. Our representatives will help you to the airport.

Meal: Breakfast

Cost Details

What is included?

  • All types of organizational requirements
  • All trekking and climbing paper works and permits
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Accommodation and meals during the whole of the expedition
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back
  • Government and local taxes
  • Reference notes to plan your trip
  • An experienced English speaking climbing guide, assistant climbing guide, Sherpa porters including their salary, insurance, food, lodging and all equipment
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Facilities of Email and satellite phones in base camp
  • Necessary oxygen bottles
  • Written and photo internet dispatches to send your progress to your family

What is not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee(bring small denomination cash USD and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation apart from the schedule due to any reasons
  • Lunch and evening meals in case of early return than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Charges of Email and satellite phones
  • Charge for extra Sherpa porter (if required)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for climbing guide and Sherpa

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions - Trekking & Climbing in Nepal

 

Are you a licensed adventure company?

Yes, we are a licensed company to operate adventure tours in Nepal. We have been organizing tours, Treks, and Expeditions for our valued clients for over two decades. Our long journey and experience in the field have made us pioneer in the industry.  

 

Do the guides speak English and have first aid training?

All of our guides are experienced experts in their job and speak fluent English. Most of them are born in the areas they guide trekkers to and have several years of experience as trekking guides in the mountains. It's mandatory that they are trained in first aid and also carry a first aid kit with them during the trek.

 

How big are the groups?

We always do our best to team up a small group of like-minded people to give them a memorable and insightful adventure travel experience, coupled with an invaluable opportunity to interact with each other in the true spirit that comes with adventure. Our trek groups generally comprise of maximum 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our fixed departure dates. For private trips, no minimum or maximum numbers apply.

 

Are permits included in the price of the adventure?

Yes. All of the necessary permits for your trekking, climbing, and expedition are included in the price and will be arranged for you prior to your trek. For certain restricted regions (like Manaslu and Makalu), you'll need to have a full day in Kathmandu prior to your trek as your trek operator will need your passport for the permit registration. 

 

Do you arrange private adventures?

Yes, we do. If you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at a timeframe that best suits you for any number of people (minimum 1 & maximum 100 at a time). The costs for private trips are generally fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration, and trek style, and is negotiable. We also arrange TREKS FOR A SINGLE WOMAN. If by any chance, none of our fixed group departure dates work for you and you do not have anyone to accompany you, you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about if you want to go solo. We assign local guides, porters, etc who you can trust your life with.

 

Do you provide any equipment while trekking?

On all our Camping treks, we provide all the tents, sometimes dome tents, sometimes sturdy A-frames, and normally people share one tent between two; a foam mattress each; all the cutlery and utensils, cooking pots, stoves; candles/kerosene lantern, tables, and stools, kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tent; all the main meals while trekking but not snacks. On Tea house treks there isn’t really a necessity to provide any equipment.  
 
But you are provided a duffel bag if you don’t have one and a down jacket if you haven’t flown in with your own. This is loaned to you and must be returned when the trek is done.   

 

How difficult are the treks?

Classifying the difficulty of a trek is like walking a thin red-line, as it depends on your fitness and experience hiking in the mountains. In the Himalayas, a trek's difficulty depends on the steepness of the trail, the general altitude, and the duration of the trek. Generally, the higher you go the more difficult the trek becomes. For most treks in the lower foothills (Ghorepani, Poonhill, Ghandruk, and Pikey Peak), it's fairly moderate trekking, although some days will be more challenging than others. For higher-altitude treks (i.e. Everest Base Camp, Gokyo, Annapurna Circuit, and Nar Phu), the treks become more challenging as you get going over 5,000m passes with longer days. If you’re an avid walker and enjoy hiking, then there’s no better adventure than trekking.  

 

How long do we walk each day?

Much of our trekking ventures are classified into THREE different categories according to the level of difficulty. Soft Adventure treks are only about a week to 10 days in duration. They generally don't go above 4000 meters and each day, you can expect to be walking for around 4 – 5 hours. While moderate to fairly challenging treks are longer treks that go right into high mountain country. Physically quite tiring, these involve approx 6-8 hours trekking along rocky ridges of high Himalayan peaks. Arduous treks are longer treks that go far beyond the normal haunts of trekkers and tourists. Physically challenging, these may involve 7-9 hours trekking and likely to include unfavorable weather conditions and activities that are not only physically challenging but also tax the mind. These trips are not for greenhorns.   

 

What is exactly 'teahouse' trekking?

Teahouse trekking refers to staying at a small local lodge or mountain hut each night of your trek. The lodges are basic but pretty cozy; enough to shelter you from the bitter mountain winds. They consist of 5-10 rooms with a common area used for eating and hanging out. Most treks in Nepal are teahouse treks where the lodges are run by members of the local community. Bunking out at these teahouses in some of the harshest territories on earth will give you a true sense of what life is in the wild.

 

What do we mean by FOT trek?

On FOT or a ‘Fully Organized Trek’, all meals and sleeping arrangements will be fully organized by the support crew. FOTs are also known as CAMPING TREKS. On camping treks, you will be sleeping in tents. A trekking crew consists of one sirdar, one cook, and kitchen crew, Sherpa assistants, and porters depending on the size of the group. Under the leadership of the Sirdar (local trek leader), the crew consists of several Sherpa assistants who will ensure you don't take the wrong path, a cook and kitchen crew to keep you well-fed with delicious and nutritious meals, and the porters to transport all the gear from camp to camp.  
 
Our main aim is to make the trek as hassle-free and enjoyable as possible. The ratio of both Sherpa guides and kitchen crew to group members is generally 1:4 and the ratio of porters to group members is around 3:1 at the beginning of the trek, but this decreases as food is eaten and loads become smaller. For bathroom facilities, we carry a toilet tent. Your camping staff dig a deep hole in the ground for excrement and cover the hole with soil after nature’s call is done. Camping treks are more expensive than teahouse treks. These treks are generally operated in remote restricted alpine zones that go above the tree-lines. Camping treks can also be used as options for teahouse treks throughout the Himalayas to enjoy the true spirit of adventure!

 

What is security like during trekking?

Security for our clients is always a foremost priority for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Nepal Government. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on ‘camping treks’ please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach the campsite. At night, all bags and belongings are kept in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on a rotation basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. If you are on a ‘Tea house or GAP trek’ arrangement, you will be sleeping in local teahouses. You need to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out.

 

What happens if I fall ill during the trek?

If by chance you fall ill during your trek, the first course of action depends on what's wrong with you. If it's altitude sickness, moving to lower altitudes and taking altitude medication will solve most cases; if it's quite severe, your guide will arrange for emergency evacuation by helicopter (be sure that emergency helicopter rescue is covered in your travel insurance). If you have a stomach sickness, bug, or any other types of food or water-related illnesses, your guide will have medication on hand for the most common illnesses.

 

What type of food is served during a trek?

On CAMPING TREKs we provide three delicious, plentiful and nutritious meals daily with a tasty mix of local and western dishes. Your day starts with a king-size breakfast consisting of a choice of porridge, muesli, and cereals followed by omelet, fried, or scrambled eggs with ‘chapattis’ [rounded bread made from wheat] or multigrain-bread. Also included are seasonal fresh fruits.  Lunch is generally a selection of organic salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta, and traditional bread. Dinner is a truly hearty 3-course meal - soup, followed by a variety of vegetables, meat, and rice and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert [which may include a finger-licking crusty apple pie]. 
 
Ironically, some of the best apple pies in the country are found on these mountains and not in Thamel, Asia’s hub for backpackers; as many tourists would assume. Tea and coffee are also provided at all meals. We use as much fresh organic produce as possible available at some of the villages we hike through and special diets are regularly catered for. The trek leaders maintain very tight controls on health and hygiene in the kitchen with respect to general cleanliness and food preparation and also within the group with respect to personal hygiene. 
 
All foods are well cooked and vegetables are treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. We only serve Boiled water for drinking. Antiseptic soaps and potassium or iodine treated water are provided for washing. Special dietary requirements can always be catered for. On Tea House treks we provide standard breakfast, lunch, and three-course dinner, tea or coffee is also included with each meal. Your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and soupy noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate, and soft drinks and in some areas, you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy packaged water (bottled mineral water) from local lodges and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat it with water purification pills. Although it's held that gluttony is a sin, nevertheless, we ensure our trekking guests are well fed in as much as they can digest to cope with the arduous trails and the tough elevations.    

 

Do I need to carry my own gear?

You'll carry your daily essentials (sunblock, water, hat, light jacket, and camera) but your porter will carry the bulk of your gear, such as extra clothing and overnight basics. Porters are especially helpful for longer treks where you'll be carrying more gear. For shorter treks (2-3 days), you may opt just to have a guide if you're comfortable carrying your own gear, but hiring a porter is a great way to support the local economy and is quite affordable. It's also the safest thing to do when you’re hiking on the biggest and most rugged mountains on planet earth.

 

How much could porters carry?

Porters typically carry up to 30 kgs max. (To ensure they're not overloaded). For fragile items, such as cameras, it's still best to carry these items yourself. If you have more than 15 kg., please carry the extra weight in your day pack. In the commercial trade, when transporting goods and supplies up into the high mountains, some porters carry up to 100 kgs and get paid less than a fair wage provided by some so-called responsible trekking companies. However, doing things like this weighs on the conscience and we totally avoid such unfair situations. 
 
We know the risk that comes with neglecting our porters and follow all mandatory guidelines as stipulated by the IPPG international porters association.

 

What is the overnight accommodation like?

In cities like Kathmandu or Lhasa, accommodation will be in hotels of your preference. We have a pool of hotels that ranges from luxury deluxe to budget hotels. While on a trek accommodation will depend on the trek style. If you are taking a camping trip then you will be sleeping in tents. Whilst we endeavor to stay in the best possible accommodation along the way, you should be aware that most teahouses, particularly in the smaller villages, are pretty basic but cozy enough to protect you from the harsh elements. The bedrooms are usually very small, the shared bathroom facilities are often outside and meals are served in a communal dining hall. Although simple, the teahouses do provide shelter and warmth and are normally run by friendly local families. Tea house treks are less expensive than Camping treks and are largely suitable for small groups. Usually, during busy seasons if private rooms in smaller villages are fully occupied you might have to bunk out in a dormitory. But then this is what adventure is all about.

 

Can we change the itinerary?

Depending on the prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your senior guide. However, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into some of the most remote regions in the world, where many unforeseen circumstances may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

 

Is tipping included and if not, how much should I budget?

Tips are always appreciated by your support team after the trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. Guiding on some of the riskiest trails on earth is a tough job and your crew always makes sure they lead from the front. Some trekkers give 10% of the total tour cost as tips. The hat is passed around and the whole group contributes. Most trekkers happily provide tips with big hearts. The choice is yours if you feel they’ve been worth it.
  • Trip start: 14th April, 2021
  • Trip end: 15th May, 2021
  • Status: Available
  • Price: From US$ 6,250
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