Ama Dablam Expedition

Travel duration 29 Days
Trip Facts
29 Days

Challenging Trekking grade for  those who loves to do greatly adventurous treks/trips  with an superb level of personal experience and fitness of an outstanding sense of humor and high tolerance levels.  It is challenging trekking, which the most are fascinating and operating to the height of 6000m.  This type of trek needs 16- 28 days more for going the trekking on the higher altitudes.

Max. Altitude
Best Seasons
Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec
Group Size
2 - 12
Trip Starts
Trip Ends

Ama Dablam is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Ama Dablam Peak is one of the popular peaks in Nepal. It is a mountain climb of mixed nature of climbing and an important milestone for lovers of mountaineering and peak climbing. Ama Dablam boop of the mother, technically a challenging mountain to climb, an important platform before scaling Mt. Everest.

Trekking to Everest is a wonderful time to enjoy some of the best mountain sceneries on earth and meet the famous ethnic people of Sherpa and. An interesting flight in the mountains will take you to the Everest Trail and the alpine world. You can reach perhaps the highest viewpoint in the world to view some of the most brilliant views of mountains including Mount Everest. It is a learning opportunity to observe the alpine of life and the Buddhist way of life. Mani walls (prayer wheel) and chhorten and monasteries are seen during the trek.

Sacred lakes, waterfalls, and glaciers would meet you regularly during the trek. You will see highland people doing their daily life and observe how friendly people can be despite the challenges in the highlands and the basic amenities they have.

Trip Highlights
  • Stunning views of Mt. Everest and other mighty mountains
  • Successful summit of Ama Dablam Peak 6,812 m
  • Enjoy lakes, waterfalls, glaciers, rivers, and animals in the mountains.
Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1. Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and welcomed by a guide at the airport. Transfer to the hotel where the guide would brief the trekking program. You may have some time, depending upon your time of arrival, to explore areas near to the hotel.

  25 minutes

Day 2. A day of preparation for expedition

A day of preparation for expedition, briefing at government authorities and checking climbing equipment by mountain guides.

Day 3. Lukla-Phakding

Early morning drive to Ramechhap to take a flight of 25-minute flight to Lukla’s interesting airport of Tenzing Hillary Airport. Flights in high altitudes depend highly on weather conditions. Lukla is the gateway to Everest Area. The stunning view of Kwande Peak is the beginning of several mountains we see during the trek. A gentle trek in the Dudh Koshi valley through the rhododendron forest beside Dudh Koshi river. Cross steam of Thade Koshi. Prayer wall (mani walls) are seen during the walk. We trek through the settlement of Ghat and visit a monastery before arriving at Phakding.

  3-4 hours

  3 hours

Day 4. Namche

We prepare for a challenging day of trekking. An enchanting trek through the village of Tok Tok to see the grandeur of Thamserku mountain. Bengar village and Monjo are villages on the way. Enter the area of Sagarmatha National Park, a World Heritage Site (Natural). Trek through Jorsale village and cross the suspension bridge over the icy river from where the majestic sight of Tabuche mountain is seen. Steep trek up for a couple of hours through the pine forest to arrive at Namche.

 Ascent 1,100 m - descent 310 m

  6-7 hours

Day 5. Mountain sightseeing and pleasure walking

A day for acclimatization or rest in Namche.
Options for a panoramic view of the highest mountains at 360 from the Tenzing Hillary Park, a famous viewpoint renowned for sunrise on the top of Mt. Everest. After breakfast, hike to the popular village of Khumjung, visit the revered monastery there, and visit Everest View Hotel and back to Namche.

Ascent 400 m - descent 400 m.

  4-5 hours

Day 6. Kangjuma-Mong La-Phortse

Gentle ascent to trek to Kangjuma overlooking the breathtaking views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Kang Tega, Thamserku, Lhotse, and others. After Kanjuma, gentle ascent to Mong La. We are likely to see yaks and Himalayan Tahr on the way. A descent through the forest on the ridge to Phortse Thanga and cross the river and ascent to another Sherpa village of Phortse. Stay in Phorste.

Ascent 600 m - descent 200 m.

  5-6 hours

Day 7. Pangboche

Gentle ascent through trekking trails Pangboche. You are likely to see Musk Deer, Himalayan Tahr and yaks. In about three hours, we reach Pangboche village. It has a very old monastery.

Ascent 200 m.

  3-4 hours

Day 8. Tabuche Base Camp-Pangboche

Begin a challenging hiking to Tabuche Base Camp in the morning. You are likely to see Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Kusum Kanguru, Pumori and Thamserku very close. The reason of Tabuche Base Camp Hiking is to acclimatize for the Ama Dablam climb. You will be served with a packed lunch during the trek. Return to Pangboche.

The reason to have two nights in Pangboche is to better acclimatize and prepare for the summit.

Ascent 1,470 m - descent 1,470 m.

  6-7 hours

Day 9. Ama Dablam Base Camp

Leave the main trail of Everest trek, cross the river of Dudh Koshi, and begin gentle ascend for more than two hours to reach to the base camp and the lap of Mt. Ama Dablam.

You will see the peaks of Tabuche, Chola Tse, Lobuche and Themserku very close.

It is a point to begin the real taste of mountaineering and climbing. Great Mountain Holidays provides the superior quality of tents for expedition.

Ascent 830 m.

  2-3 hours

Day 10. Climbing preparation

Climbing duration: 14 days

Ritual ceremonies or puja, climbing preparation, practice climbing, hiking, a lot of rest, before summiting touch camp 1 and camp 2, rest to acclimatize, depending upon weather we plan summiting the peak of Ama Dablam in a favorable day. Communication.

After summiting, back to Base Camp.

Day 24. Ama Dablam Base Camp

After a late breakfast, we start packing for back home. Rest and enjoy the mountain. In the evening, it is a time to celebrate the successful summit of Ama Dablam with the climbing team and the kitchen crew.

Day 25. Tengboche-Namche

We begin trekking back to Namche the same route till Pangboche. We trek to Tengboche. In the pine and rhododendron forest, you will find perhaps the finest monastery in eastern Nepal. It is the famous Tengboche Monastery.

Descend to Phunki Tenga and cross the river to ascend to Sanasa and easy trail to Namche. Namche is a great place to relax and enjoy the evening. It is a famous place to buy souvenirs. Stay in Namche.

Ascent 200 m - descent 1,600 m.

Option: Heli-service back to Kathmandu with an added cost.

  5-6 hours

Day 26. Lukla

An easy trek to Lukla and the enjoy the last evening with the team.

Ascent 375 m - descent 375 m

  6-7 hours

Day 27. Ramechhap

Time to say goodbye to the trekking crew. Flight to Ramechap and drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

  25 minutes

  4-5 hours

Day 28. Kathmandu valley

Options for sightseeing to World Heritage Sites/city walk/ayurvedic massage or rest in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu Valley has, perhaps, the densest concentration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Seven UNESCO WHS of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Boudhha, Pashupati, Patan Durbar Square, Swoyambhu, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Changu Narayan Temple are framed within 400 sq km. For a full day tour exploring three UNESCO WHS are comfortably possible. For example, you may choose Bhaktapur Durbar Square (a medieval city square), Pashupati (the holiest Hindu temple) and Bouddha (a Buddhist stupa) for a smart mix of culture and architecture with two major religious (Buddhism and Hinduism) sites of Nepal.

Day 29. Flight back home.

Free time in Kathmandu and transfer to the airport in time to fly back home.

  • Hotel accommodation (3 star ) in Bed and Breakfast Basis in Kathmandu
  • Tea House accommodation during trek
  • All meals (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast ) during trek
  • Activities & Sightseeing as per itinerary, above
  • English speaking trekking guide
  • Porter ( 1 porter = 2 guest )
  • Round Trip ( Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu ) flight tickets
  • All Permits , National Park, Entrance fees.
  • All tours and transfer private car , private driver . etc.
  • First aid Medicine Kit
  • Government Taxes & Service Charge
  • Nepali Visa fee
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Soft drinks including Water
  • Personal Trekking Equipments
  • Hot Showers during treks
  • Tips and Gratuities for trekking staff and other assistant
  • International Air fare
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