Amadablam Expedition: 6812 m/22349 ft
- Trip Code: N-EXP-13
- Destination: Nepal
- Season: From April to May & Sep to Oct
- Max Altitude: 6812 m/22349 ft
- Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu/Kathmandu
- Transportation: Private Car and Flight
- Accomodation: Standard hotel in Kathmandu/ Mountain lodge in Trekking/ Camping in Climbing
- Trip Grade: Climbing- Strenuous Plus
Amadablam Expedition is the climbing to one of the most attractive mountains in the world. Standing in a unique pyramid shape, the height of Mount Amadablam is 6812 meters/22349 feet from the sea level. This mountain is situated south of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse in Khumbu zone of Nepal.
The world ‘Amadablam’ refers to the ‘Mother’s Necklace’. The long ridges on each side of this peak look like the arms of a mother who is protecting her child. Likewise, the hanging glacier seems the traditional garland is worn by Sherpa woman.
Mount Amadablam is also familiar as the “Matterhorn of the Himalaya”. The Matterhorn is probably the most acquainted mountain in the European Alps. While trekking in the Khumbu region the views of Amadablam appears as the striking one than other peaks.
Ama Dablam is also the third most popular Himalayan peak among the permitted Peaks for expeditions. The experience of climbing to this peak qualify you for the high peaks above 8000 meters like Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Manaslu, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, and others.
The historical record says Amadablam was firstly climbed by four climbers together on 13 March 1961. They are Mike Gill and Wally Romanes from New Zealand, Barry Bishop from the United States and Mike Ward from the United Kingdom. They summited this peak following the route of the southwest ridge.
In terms of technicality, Ama Dablam is measured relatively strenuous for climbing. It needs a high level of skill in rock climbing and ice climbing. Further, the climbers should have adequate experience of high elevation and technical competency peaks since this mountain has the couple of steep ice sections which can be most challenging.
Ama Dablam is one of the few Himalayan peaks that can be climbed without crossing a glacier. The most popular route for climbing Ama Dablam is the Southwest Ridge. The climb is normally done with three camps along the ridge.
The trekking part of Amadablam Expedition trip begins after 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla, you follow the trail along the Dudh Koshi River to reach Sherpa Capital called Namche Bazaar. After 2 nights stay there you continue trekking to Tengboche. From Tengboche, you move forward and deviate from the trail to Everest Base Camp to reach Amadablam Base Camp.
The Amadablam base camp is at an altitude of 4600m/15092ft in grassland. From the base camp, you will have spectacular views Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Taboche, and Kongde. Due to its location where you get sunlight.
We establish Camp I at the height of 5700m/18,800ft. The route from Base Camp to Camp I involve only a short section of unexpected rock scrambling. It’s like an easy trekking trail without a fixed rope.
Camp II will be at around the height of 5950m/19,521ft. The route from Camp I to Camp II is technically difficult. It needs scrambling and climbing along fourth class horizontal rock ridge around several pinnacles and gendarmes. The exposure is huge, with massive drop-offs on both sides of the ridge. At the end of the horizontal ridge, you need to climb the Yellow Tower for 6 meters which are considered French 4th class, British Severe, North American YDS 5.5. Above the Yellow Tower, we establish Camp II on small ledges.
Camp III will at 6200/20,341ft. The route from Camp II to III includes ice and snow terrain. It needs fixed ropes along the entire distance. It requires to crossing Mushroom Ridge at 6150 meters/20,300 feet. Camp III is usually established just below and to the right of the hanging glacier.
From Camp III you attempt the summit of Amadablam by climbing to its side of the Dablam. Next to the Dablam when you reach fluted ice field, you will head to the top of the peak. From the top, you can enjoy spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Makalu etc. After complete of ascent you climb down to base camp, and then continue your trekking to Lukla. From Lukla, you back Kathmandu by the flight.
Amadablam Expedition Trip Note:
Amadablam Expedition 30 days is a proposed schedule. We designed it by our experience of previous trips. The actual itinerary of your climbing trip can be different depending on the factors like weather conditions, your physical condition etc. Thus, the trip may finish earlier than the proposed period, or it may slightly long as well. For, additional information of Amadablam Expedition please contact us.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport, you will be met by our Tour officer. He will escort you to the hotel. O/n at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Preparation for Expedition/ Briefings at Departments of tourism/ Last minute shopping. O/n at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Morning Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2804m/9199ft). Start trekking to Phakding (Alt. 2650m/8,694ft).
Walking 4 hrs. O/n at Mountain Lodge in Phakding.
Walking 6 hrs. O/n at Mountain Lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day trip to Shyangboche and Khumjung Village (3780m/12402ft) and trek back to Namche Bazaar. Walking 5 hrs. O/n at Mountain Lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Walking 6 hrs. Visit the Buddhist monastery. O/n at Mountain Lodge in Tengboche.
Walking 5 hrs. O/n at Camping Amadablam Base Camp.
Walking 7 hrs. O/n at Mountain Lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Walking 7hrs. O/n at Mountain Lodge in Lukla.
Rest of the day at leisure in Kathmandu. O/n at Hotel in Kathmandu.
A day with rest in Kathmandu. You can do last minute shopping in Thamel, the tourist market of Kathmandu. Evening farewell dinner with Nepali Cultural shows at an authentic restaurant in Kathmandu. O/n at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Our tour officer will drop you at Kathmandu International airport and see you off. End of Service. Or You may take optional side tours.