Ama Dablam, the “Jewel of the Khumbu”, is nestled in the clouds above the Thyangboche monastery, in the heart of the Sherpa homeland. We ascend the coveted SW ridge which is truly one of the most aesthetic climbing routes in the Himalaya. An exposed rock ridge dotted with towers and interesting climbing leads from the Camp I to the summit icefields and top camp site. On the final day of the climb, the route follows steep snow and ice slopes, accentuated by outrageous exposure, directly to the summit where the Everest group is unveiled and stunning views abound.
A clear stream meanders, the grassy meadows at the base camp; the striking massif of Ama Dablam looms overhead and across the valley Mt. Taweche leers an oblique profile. At night, one can see from the camps on the mountain, the lights from the villages in the Khumbu that illustrate the progress from butter lamps to hydroelectricity in recent times. Our acclimatization program is initiated in these lower villages giving us the opportunity of spending time in the homes of our Sherpa friends and an insight into the culture of these great people.
Ama Dablam Expedition Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1340m) Day 02: Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing. Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla(2840m) and trek to Phakding (2800m approx 4 hrs walk) Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m approx 6hrs walk) Day 05: Namche Bazaar rest day for acclimatization, you may walk to Everest view Hotel (3800m approx 2 hrs) seen Everest range mountain, back to Namche and visit Hilary and Sherpa museum. Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche(3860m approx 5 hrs walk)and visit monastery. Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Ama Dablam Base camp (4400m Approx 4 hrs walk) Day 08: Base Camp preparation & rest day. Day 09-25: Climbing period (summit Ama Dablam 6,812m) Day 26: Trek from Ama Dablam base camp to Tengboche(3860M approx 6 hrs walk) Day 27: Trek from Tengboche to manju (2800m approx 07 hrs walk) Day 28: Trek from Manju to Lukla(2840m approx 5 hrs walk) Day 29: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (35M) transfer to hotel sight seen major point in Kathmandu and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening Day 30: Final Departure or alternatively, join other activities.