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Duration 16 Days
Elevation 6812 Meter
Accomodation Hotel/Lodge/Tea Houses
Transportation Private Vehicles/Domestic Planes
Ama Dablam expedition is one of the most beautiful and stunning mountains in the Khumbu/ Everest region. It is widely known as “Matterhorn of the Himalaya”. The name “Ama Dablam” Meaning “the mothers jewel box” comes from the glacier lying on its southwest which looks like a jewel box hanging on neck.
Climbing Mt. Ama Dablam involves rock climbing and ice climbing followed by long steep snow slope to the summit. Its shape like a pyramid shows climbing it involves many vertical routes too. Its vertical walls and sharp exposed ridges are one of the challenges in climbing it.
We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long flight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking, and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night, we will have the same discussion in next day morning after breakfast.
The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient, and mostly enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square, reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture, are highlighted on our guided tour.
This might be a rest day for you like all the trekking permits, and the official formalities would be finalized this day. You will have time to explore the local area, have dinner, and perhaps take a stroll through the famous streets.
Early morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla via mountain flight of about 40 minutes scenic flight. With clear weather, we get fantastic views of the mountains, including Everest, as we enter deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. You begin your trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Along the way, you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m) Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and Mount Kwongde Range. We then take a leisurely walk for about two hours to Phakding village.
From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo, the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Along the way to you will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kanguru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m), and Nuptse (7879 m). After a final steep ascent of about two hours, we get first sight fist of at Mt. Everest, peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.
Accommodate your body to the high altitude of Namche as you have gained much height the previous day. Set in a natural amphitheater looking across to the jagged ridge of Kongdi RI (6187m), Namche Bazaar is one of the most attractive settlements in the Khumbu region. We will have a full day rest so that we won’t face any problem ahead. You have full day leisure for a fantastic panoramic view or stroll around the market. You can also enjoy the splendid views of everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde and so on.
We start our trek with a pleasant walk through the forest with a magnificent view of the mountains. The trail climbs past some water-powered prayer wheels and begins a sustained climb through a forest of tall, mature rhododendrons. The start of the Tengboche (3870m), the village is scattered across a vast, grassy saddle below a crescent-shaped ridge covered by scrub pines and firs. From the viewpoint at the top of the hill, there are awe-inspiring views of distinctive peaks like Amadablam (6856m), standing proud of the massif containing Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m) and inspiring views of Himan giants. We visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in the Khumbu region.
The trek will be moderately paced, allowing plenty of time for acclimatization, rest, and site-seeing. Basecamp is located at 4650 metres/15,300 feet.
Today is the day for acclimatization or rest. We will make all the necessary preparations on the day of our expedition. Check all the equipment conditions and prepare yourself mentally and physically fit.
It takes approximately four hours to Tengboche. It is a small village with a famous monastery offering you splendid views of Mt. Amadablam, lush green hills, and river views.
After crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trek onwards to the Kyanjuma, the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village, and Namche Bazaar. Dense wildlife of some species of Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer, and the wild goat, can be found abundance inside the rhododendron forest. Evening explores the small surrounding area with magnificent scenery.
The descent from Namche to the Dudh Koshi can be the hardest stage of the entire trek. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places a massive impact on the knees. Once you cross the high suspension bridge, the trail runs mostly level. We will work through rhododendron and pine forests with the view of distance snow covered peaks before arriving Phakding. Enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village arrival in Lukla. You’ll have time to stroll around the local areas. In the evening you can enjoy a typical Nepalese dinner and cultural show.
Saying a final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to ktm of an exciting one hour. (It also can be an extra day in case of bad weather in Lukla, which makes the Lukla Flight delayed and cancel.) In the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the culture and the local traditions.
Today you will have a free day in Kathmandu valley. Have some rest in your hotel. You can also take a stroll over the streets and buy some souvenirs and remembering from Nepal. In the evening we will have a typical Nepali dinner accompanied by cultural shows in the Hotel.
We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight to onward destination.
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All surface transfers as per itinerary.
Accommodation in four-star hotels in Kathmandu.
Properly boiled drinking water, tea, and coffee while on the trek.
Accommodation in a teahouse and all meals (3 meals a day) while trekking/Climbing.
Accommodation in Tented camp while climbing.
Trekking Guide, Expedition Guide, cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa, porters, and other support staff and their equipment, salary, flight, food, lodging.
TIMS / trekking permit, climbing permit, National park / Conservation entry fees
Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
Fooding, lodging and other expenses of the climbing crew.
Local Airfare KTM-LUKLA-KTM.
Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Personal equipment and clothing
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival or late departure.
Your insurances (Highly recommended)
Cold drinks and beverages except for climbing days.
Tips for guides and porters