Fixed Departures International Mt. Ama Dablam Expedition Spring 2019

FROM $6500 35 DAYS EXCLUDING FLIGHTS

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Highest Access: 6,812m (22,334ft)
Duration: 35 days (typically) Days
Group Size: 02-35 persons
Entry & Exit: Lukla
Cost: Group Join Basic Advance Base Camp Services only
Single Person US $ 6,500
02-04 Person US $ 5,500 per person
05-08 Person US $ 4,500 per person
09-12 Person US $ 3,500 per person
12-15 People US $ 2,500 per person
Fixed Departure Date: 7 April 2019
Grade: mixed Alpine AD
Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B,L,D in during Driving and climbing period
Transportation: Car, Jeep, Mini Bus
Best season: spring: April-May and autumn: September-October

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Trip Information

Group size:         Minimum 02 Miximum 35 people               Max-Altitude:    6,812m/22,488ft

Destination:       Nepal    Fitness level:      5D

Arrival on:           Kathmandu, Nepal          Departure from:               Kathmandu, Nepal

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the rest of the trip

Accommodation:             Hotel, teahouses and camps

Trip Introduction

Ama Dablam is a mountain in the Himalaya range of eastern Nepal. The main peak is 6,812m (22,349ft), the lower western peak is 6,170m (20,243ft). Ama Dablam means "Mother's necklace"; the long ridges on each side like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women. For several days, Ama Dablam dominates the eastern sky for anyone trekking to Mount Everest basecamp. For its soaring ridges and steep faces Ama Dablam is sometimes referred as the "Matterhorn of the Himalayas.

Ama Dablam was first climbed on 13 March 1961 by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest Ridge. They were well-acclimatized to altitude, having wintered over at 5800m near the base of the peak as part of the Silver Hut Scientific Expedition of 1960-61, led by Sir Edmund Hillary.

Ama Dablam is the third most popular Himalayan peak for permitted expeditions. The most popular route by far is the Southwest Ridge (right skyline in the photo). Climbers typically set up three camps along the ridge with camp 3 just below and to the right of the hanging glacier, the Dablam. Any ice that calves off the glacier typically goes left, away from the camp. However, a 2006 avalanche proved that this is not always the case. A climbing permit and a liaison officer are required when attempting Ama Dablam. As with Mt. Everest, the best climbing months are April–May (before the monsoon) and September–October.

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • English-speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide (leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • T-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and Ama Dablam climbing permit
  • North Face quality standard tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment(s)
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
  • All government and local taxes

Accommodations

We will be staying at Tourist standard Hotel in Kathmandu, tea-houses during the trek and camps (tents) during the climb. Most teahouse accommodation will only have shared toilet facilities. For tent accommodation, foam mattress will be made available. In climbing section, toilet facilities will be provided with necessary natural preservation. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. However, single room will be provided on request and by paying a single supplement of USD 390.

Meals

During our trip, we can enjoy Nepali, Tibetan, Indian as well as the more common continental cuisines. Breakfast (only) will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be available during the trek and climb. While trekking, breakfast will be taken in the same place we stay the night. Similar arrangements can also be made for dinner. Lunch will be taken en route to the next destination. During climbing session, hygienic freshly cooked food will be provided. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu. During our trip, we can enjoy Nepali, Tibetan, Indian as well as the more common continental cuisines. Breakfast (only) will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be available during the trek and climb. While trekking, breakfast will be taken in the same place we stay the night. Similar arrangements can also be made for dinner. Lunch will be taken en route to the next destination. During climbing session, hygienic freshly cooked food will be provided. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu.

Team Composition

Team composition is important to ensure safety and comfort of the climbers. We observe high safety standards, therefore, for 2 International Climbers, we assign:

    HGT Accredited Climbing Leader

    High Altitudes Assistance Sherpa

Cook

    Base Camp Assistance and other necessary trek crew such Porters, Yaks and Yak man

    Because of our high safety standards, team members would be added as per the number of international climbers.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Ama Dablam expedition is categorized as 5D in the difficulty level. This means that the technical difficulty will include very steep ice and/or rock climbing. The climbers need to feel confident and comfortable ascending or descending on fixed ropes along the steep technical terrain. Moreover, we recommend climbers to have prior experience on rock and ice climbing especially above 6,000 m. A high standard of physical and mental fitness is also necessary for the climb. As the climbing experience will be strenuous, it is important for climbers to be physically fit with previous climbing experience.

Best Time to Travel

The post-monsoon season from October to January is considered the best time for Ama Dablam Expedition. During this time the lower valleys have pleasant days with cold to very cold nights. Note that temperatures may get as low as minus 25 C above Camp 1.

  • Max Height 6812m
  • Difficulty LevelChallenging
  • Start From Kathmandu
  • End From Kathmandu
  • Accommodation -
  • Country Nepal

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Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 1400m
Kathmandu: 07th April 2019 : Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

On arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and formal completion of your custom and immigration processes, one of our representatives from Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition will be there to greet you at the arrival exit and escort you to your pre-determined hotel. You may relax in your hotel room for the rest of the time or you may stroll around the streets of Thamel. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted at an excellent Nepali restaurant where you can enjoy the authentic Nepalese cuisine along with a cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals: Dinner

Day 02
Kathmandu: 08th April 2019 Rest Day at Kathmandu for preparation

After breakfast in our hotel, we may wander around nearby areas and do some shopping for our adventurous trip the following day. In the afternoon, we will visit HGT office for a pre-trip discussion and meet our trekking guide as well as other participants. You will also be briefed on the nature of expedition, equipment and team composition. Later, we will go back to our hotel and have a peaceful sleep. Overnight in Kathmandu

Included meals: Breakfast

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