Ama Dablam peak (6,812 m) Expedition is a golden chance to climb one of the world's most beautiful and popular peaks. Located in the heart of Khumbu region, this glorious peak stands alone 3,000 meter above the Tengboche village of Khumbu region. Ama Dablam was first submitted by an Anglo-American-New Zealand in 1961. Ama Dablam peak climbing is considered as one of the most technical and difficult climbing where the mountaineer have to cross crevice, steep snowy path and ice rocks. Climbing this dramatic peak requires good physique and technical climbing experience. Many people climb Ama Dablam for experience before climbing any other 8000m peaks.
We will ascend via the South West Ridge, which is the usual climbing route. It is a climb over mixed terrain with sections of snow, ice and rock, some of which are steep and technical. In addition to base camp, it is usual to have 2 extra camps en route to the summit. A number of days are included for bad weather and contingency. As with all trips and expeditions into the mountains, the itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather and conditions under foot.
We ascend via the South West ridge, which is usually climbed and offers all types of climbing. We start climbing over ice blocks and terrains to reach the Base Camp I.
Base camp I: from Base camp I we start ascending up through the moraine ridge viewing the entire route of our ascent offered from the place there. We climb up through the difficult rocky section using the fix ropes to reach the Base Camp II.
Base Camp II: From Base Camp II the route is much more demanding and technical where you have to climb across ice crevice, steep path and mixed terrain and the final section up to Camp three is pretty harsh with horizontal path final section into Camp 3 is the famed mushroom ridge, a mostly horizontal traverse through a narrow edge ridges.
Base Camp III: From Camp III up to the summit, the route is comparatively less technical with straight forward climbing around the hanging glacier to reach the summit.
Destination: Ama Dablam
Trip mode: Camping
Max elevation: 6812m
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1,350 m.) Welcome program by Crown Himalaya Treks member and direct transfer hotel
Day 02: Free day for Kathmandu valley sightseeing and shopping.
Day 03: Today you will be provided with a trip briefing and final equipment/trip preparation.
Day 04: Today we take a early mountain flight from Kathmandu to the tiny airstrip at Lukla (2827m). At Lukla we meet with our porters and start trekking with a short walk of three hours to Phakding (2,600 m).
Day 05: today we climb steadily up through the Dudh koshi valley, this fertile valley offers green vegetation with different kinds of flower with terraces fields and villages to reach the gate way
of Khumbu up to Namche bazzar (3,440 m), the most important Sherpa town and a former trading center with Tibet. We walk for five hours to reach the Namche bazar from Phakding.
Day 06: Today you take a day rest in Namche to acclimatize. We explore Namche Bazaar where we visit Buddhist monastery and enjoy distant views of Everest. We also explore the nearby
Sherpa villages like Kunde, Thamo or Thame.
Day 07: We trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
Day 08: We trek from Tengboche to Pangboche
Day 09: We climb from Pangboche to Ama Dablam Base Camp
Days 10 - 21: Days to attempt Ama Dablam. This includes 3 days contingency in case of bad weather.
Days 22 - 23: We spend these 2 days returning back to Lukla.
Day 24: We take a flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. Evening Farewell dinner in Typical Nepali Culture.
Day 25: Departure from Kathmandu to your onward Destination