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Ama Dablam Expedition-32 Days

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Daily Tour 32 day Availability: 2019-01-01
Kathmandu 44600, Nepal Peak Climbing in 7000m
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Overview

Ama Dablam (22, 501 feet / 6858 meters) is one of the most spectacular mountains in the world and a true alpinist’s dream. This unforgettable climb in the Khumbu region of Nepal involves a cultural trek into base camp, technical rock, snow and ice climbing and stunning panoramic summit views of Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. We climb Island peak to acclimatize, befoe going to our main objective Ama Dablam. We place two to three camps along the beautiful Southwest ridge where we have dramatic and exposed views of the Himalayas. We take pride in providing the finest service in the industry, from our excellent base camp services to the personal attention you will receive on your trip.

Important Note : 

Your safety is of paramount importance to us at Alpine Club of Himalaya. We have the absolute authority to cancel the trip or change the itinerary, when deemed necessary or when we have reason to believe your safety is at stake. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, natural disasters, and such, can contribute to changes in the itinerary when traveling in remote mountainous regions. In these extreme situations, we kindly request that you offer your full co-operation to the trusted leader of the group appointed by Alpine Club of Himalaya. However, we assure you that we will make every effort to keep to the above itinerary.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Kathmandu International Airport(Google Map)

Trip Fact
  • Price: USD 0
  • Activities: Trekking for 6 Days and Climbing for 21 Days
  • Duration: 32     Days
  • Expedition Style: Active
  • Accommodation: 4 Nights Hotel stay in Kathmandu; 6 Nights stay in Guest House; 21 Nights stay in Tented Camps
  • Meals: All meals while trekking/climbing days and breakfasts only in rest of the days
  • Transportation:Private vehicles/Flights
  • Service Level:Standard
  • Altitude:6,858m (22,501ft) at Ama Dabalam
  • Expedition Grading:5

 


COST INCLUDED & NOT INCLUDED
  • All airport/hotel pick up and drop in private car/van
  • 3 Nights in Hotel Peak Point in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • 12 Nights stay in Lodge/Guest House during trek.
  • An experienced English speaking Trekking Guide and a Porter during trek.
  • Salary, food, insurance and lodging cost for guide and porter
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/Coffee during trek.
  • Welcome and Farewell Meals and Breakfasts while in Kathmandu.
  • National Park Permit and TIMS for Everest.
  • Air fare from Kathmandu to Lukla and return flight to Kathmandu and domestic flight departure taxes.
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag that needs to be returned to office after trek completion.
  • ACH Kitbag and T- shirt for you
  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  • International airfare and departure tax.
  • Bar bills, laundry and other expenses of personal nature.
  • Travel insurance including evacuation.
  • 1 Lunch in Kathmandu
  • Tips for local staffs, guides and porters.

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Highlights
Your safety is of paramount importance to us at Alpine Club of Himalaya. We have the absolute authority to cancel the trip or change the itinerary, when deemed necessary or when we have reason to believe your safety is at stake. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, natural disasters, and such, can contribute to changes in the itinerary when traveling in remote mountainous regions. In these extreme situations, we kindly request that you offer your full co-operation to the trusted leader of the group appointed by Alpine Club of Himalaya. However, we assure you that we will make every effort to keep to the above itinerary.

 

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Day 1  Arrival in Kathmandu
After your arrival in the afternoon, you will be warmly received and transferred to the hotel for relax and refreshment. Overnight in hotel. Meals: NO

Day 2  Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation
Take rest, familiarize, and make a sightseeing tour to Kathmandu’s World Heritage Sites. The day will also be for finalizing official procedure and other necessary arrangements. You will be also briefed on the nature of expedition, equipments and team composition. You can also make your last minute buying of personal items as you will be flying to the Himalayas tomorrow.Overnight in hotel.Meals; Breakfast, Welcome Dinner

Day 3: Kathmandu • 4,265 feet
This is a casual day for shopping, visiting the palaces, Durbar Square, Hindu temples and shrines, Buddhist stupas, or just relaxing at the hotel. A favorite destination is the Monkey Temple, a Buddhist temple situated on a small hill that offers panoramic views of the city. Or you can join the thousands of Hindus who venture to the Pashupatinath temple, one of the most famous Hindu temples in Nepal and the most famous Shiva temple in Asia. Overnight in hotel.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Phakding • 8,700 feet
We fly on a twin-engine Otter to the Himalayan foothills where we will begin our trek into the Khumbu region. The views from the plane are amazing, providing dramatic views of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan giants. After landing in the village of Lukla (9,350 feet) we will meet the rest of our staff and porters and trek for about two and a half hours to Phakding. Here we will meet up with trekkers who have participated in the Jiri extension. Overnight in Guest House.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Namche Bazaar • 11,300 feet
We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamatha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar the gateway to the Khumbu region. Overnight in Guest House. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Namche Bazaar • 11,300 feet
Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. An early hike above town, before the clouds move in, will reward climbers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse (the 4th highest peak in the world), and the beautiful Ama Dablam. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. One room highlights the Sherpa traditions and in another, Sherpa high altitude climbers are presented. Overnight in Guest House. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Thyangboche • 12,887 feet
The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We will spend the night next to the Thyangboche monastery, the spiritual center of Khumbu region. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. If our group is lucky, we will see the Lama perform a ceremony and hear the mystical chanting and music. Overnight in Guest House. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Ama Dablam Base Camp • 15,000 feet
The uphill trek along the river allows for breathtaking photos of Ama Dablam that towers ominously above us, and the Southwest ridge comes into clear view! Just after the village of Pangboche we descend down to the Dudh Kosi and cross a small bridge and then follow the trail as it climbs up to Ama Dablam Base Camp (15,000 feet). Our Sherpas, porters and cooks will have already established base camp and we will be greeted with warm smiles, hot tea and a delicious lunch. The rest of the afternoon can be spent relaxing in the sun watching climbers high on the mountain as they descend the upper snow face of the Ama Dablam Glacier. Overnight in Tented Camps. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Today is a rest day and acclimatization day.  Overnight in Tented Camps. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Advanced Base Camp• 17,700 feet
Today we make a carry up the large lateral moraine towards Advanced Base camp (ABC) at 17,700 feet where views of the surrounding 5000m peaks are impressive. It is possible to see the pass, Mingbo La, from here. We return back to base camp for the evening. We will use the strategy of climb high & sleep low to maximize our ability to acclimatize. Overnight in Tented Camps. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Our group hikes back up to ABC to sleep for the evening. Overnight in Tented Camps.  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Camp I • 18,900 feet
After breakfast, we hike up a ridge until it drops down along the base of Ama Dablam. Scrambling from boulder to boulder, we reach the base of the slabs that challenge us with the first technical climbing (Class 4). Reaching the tops of the slabs and on to the ridge proper, one begins to get a sense of the exposure Ama Dablam is famous for. Camp I is established on the crest of the ridge at 18,900 feet. After leaving a cache at CI, we will return back to base camp for the night.  Overnight in Tented Camps. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Rest day.  Overnight in Tented Camps. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Climbers ascend back to ABC for a second night. Most people find this second night to be a bit more restful!  Overnight in Tented Camps. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Our group climbs back up across the boulders, scrambles up the slabs to the ridge and arrives at Camp I. We will spend the night at Camp I. Overnight in Tented Camps. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16:  Climb high on the ridge towards Camp II before descending back to base camp.  The rest of the day we will rest in the pleasures of base camp.  Overnight in Tented Camps. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17:  Rest Day.  Overnight in Tented Camps. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18:  Our group begins their summit push and ascends to Camp I.  Overnight in Tented Camps. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19: Camp II • 19,500 feet
The first summit team will begin their summit attempt, moving to Camp II at 19,500 feet. The climbing from Camp I to II is some of the most exciting rock climbing on the route. The entire route is fixed, and climbers will be connected to this rope via jumar and sling as they traverse 4th and 5th class rock (up to 5.7) around gendarmes and up towers. The rock is impeccable, the exposure intense and the views awe inspiring! Camp II is perched on a narrow ledge with incredible exposure and views of the upper mountain and surrounding peaks. Overnight in Tented Camps. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 20 Camp III • 21,000 feet
From Camp II, we climb mixed snow, rock and ice up the massive yellow tower and then traverse left into a wild fluted corner. After climbing this 50 degree snow couloir we reach the “mushroom ridge.”   We climb along this exposed snow ridge and reach Camp III at 21,000’ which is situated just to the side of the massive Ama Dablam hanging glacier. Overnight in Tented Camps. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21: Summit day • 22,350 feet
The day begins with steep climbing right out of camp up toward the Ama Dablam Glacier. The route traverses right, around some crevasses and then meets up with the 40–60 degree snow rib that leads to the summit (22,350 feet). At the top there are beautiful views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. We then descend down to Camp III for the night. Overnight in Tented Camps. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 22: From Camp III we head back to base camp for our celebration dinner. Overnight in Tented Camps. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 23-27:  These days are extra summit attempts for bad weather, and/or health. If we summit early, we can take a side trip to Kala Patthar or Everest Base Camp. Overnight in Tented Camps. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 28:  From Base Camp we descend to Namche. If we are lucky, it will be market time in Namche. Regardless, there is always fabulous food to be found, including real espresso, yak steaks and chocolate cake with frosting! This market is where lowland porters bearing supplies meet the highland Sherpa and Tibetan people who have journeyed over high passes from many miles away to trade food and supplies for their home or village. Overnight in Guest House. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 29: Our last day on the trail, we hike from Namche to Lukla, crossing eleven suspension bridges and reentering the fertile valleys of the lower Dudh Kosi. We overnight in Lukla. Overnight in Guest House. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 30: The morning flight back to Kathmandu is scenic and smooth as we say farewell to the mountains. Overnight in Hotel. Meals: Breakfast

Day 31: Leisure Day in Kathmandu Overnight in Hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Farewell  Dinner

Day 32:  Depart Kathmandu and arrive home. Breakfast

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