Ama Dablam does not really need a special introduction. It’s one of the most prominent mountains in the Khumbu Valley. With its 6812 metres it is surely much lower than the surrounding peaks, like Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse. But for many it’s the most beautiful. And not only by chance. It surely is a beauty. Climbing on Ama Dablam could technically be quite a challenge. But the mountain is equipped with fixed ropes every season which makes it much more accessible. However, you will still need to have quite some climbing skills in order to be efficient and safe on the mountain. We will climb it via SW ridge, which is considered to be a ‘normal route’ on the mountain.
We are preparing a 25 day expedition on the majestic Ama Dablam (6812 m). The one that we are organising is done at a budget and will be operated as pilot trip, so margin has been cut out and therefor you might see the prices being significant cheaper than other organised trips.
We will operate two groups simultaneously, fully guided and unguided. Both groups will have supervision of western IFMGA guide and will be operated with local partners.
Price structure for this trip only will be following:
Unguided: 5100 EUR per person
Guided: 7100 EUR per person
Dates are Oct 15 – Nov 8 (KTM-KTM): total 25 days.
We need min 8 people total – it’s 1:2 guide ratio.
Basic mountaineering skills, experience with altitude (Mt. Blanc (4800m) or similar), and basic climbing experience is required. Please do contact us for any further consultancy.
The itinerary is carefully set in a way to give you best possible chances not only to summit Ama Dablam but to have a pleasant and rich experience as a whole. However, it will always be a subject to change due to unpredictable factors like weather, ground conditions or potential health problems of the team.
Day 1-2: Kathmandu
Time used not only to explore the rich culture in the capital of Nepal but mainly to get to know all the people you will be sharing this amazing experience with.
Day 3-10: Trek to Ama Dablam base camp
From Kathmandu we will fly to Lukla, a small village which is the starting point to the Khumbu Valley. From there we will start our a week long trek that will take us through Phakding, Namche, Tengboche and Dingboche. From Dingboche, instead going directly to the base camp, we will take a long trip across Kongma La pass (5500 m) to the Lobuche. Like that we will get quite well acclimatised already on the way to the base of Ama Dablam. Thus our activity on the mountain itself can be faster and much more efficient.
Day 11-22: Ama Dablam Climb
This is what we came here for. After settling in a cozy base camp, we will continue with our acclimatisation. In the process, we will set up the camp on the mountain and get to know with all the details and tactics for the climb. It is going to be tough but a great experience, creating some precious memories that will last a life-time.
Day 23-24: Descent back to Lukla
After our climbing time on Ama Dablam, we will be acclimatised and we will be surely fast and fit enough to reach Lukla in 2 days trek with ease.
Day 25: Kathmandu
After flying back to Kathmandu we will have some leisure time there before the departure.
We are simultaneously running two groups of climbers. One group will be fully guided at guide-client ratio at 1:2, the other will be a group of independent climbers. However, we will all share the logistics, approach trek to the base camp, consultation of our guides and a good energy and company of all involved. Hence, we have designed two price structures as follows:
7100 EUR per person
5100 EUR per person
|1:2 ratio guiding on the mountain|
|climbing permits, taxes and LO wages|
|4 nights 2* hotel BB accommodation|
|domestic flights (KTM – Lukla – KTM)|
|Cook & other staff at Base Camp (BC)|
|Porters & yaks to and from Base camp (50kg/climber)|
|Base Camp setting (1 tent for each person)|
|Solar panel for electric power|
|Oxygen for medical purpose in BC|
|Airport – hotel transfers|
|Group medical kit|
- Medical/Rescue insurance
- Personal climbing gear
- climbing tent, mountain food
- meals in Kathmandu (except breakfasts)
- international air ticket
- Tips for the locals (kitchen staff, porters)
- costs occurred due to delay or cancellation of flights