Known as the most beautiful mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal, the aesthetics of Ama Dablam (6856m) is bound to take anyone’s breath away. Lying in the Everest region in the eastern part of Nepal, the marvelous pyramid-shaped mountain is one of the most sought-after mountains for climbing expedition and presents you a mind-blowing panoramic view of the surrounding giants such as the Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Cho Oyu (8188m), and Thamserku (6608m).
The 32-day long Ama Dablam Expedition tests your courage, patience, and stamina. Technical in nature, the southwest side of the mountain is the preferred route for the ascent. Ice screws, crampons, ropes, harnesses are a must in this expedition that is recommended only for mountaineers with previous experience. The Sherpa dominate this region with their fabulous mountain climbing skills and almost unreal ability to perform at high altitude. The Sherpa not only wow you with their mountaineering skills but also with their deep-rooted spiritual connection to the mountains and culture that take the Himalayas as their deity. Prayer flags along the old monasteries set up against the rocky, icy terrain, glaciers, and plenty of valleys give this region an almost movie set like appearance. You will be making multiple stops to acclimatize as you reach higher grounds. Acclimatization is vital to maintaining a healthy body and for a successful expedition. From the hustling bustling city to the remote corner of the Himalayan life, the Ama Dablam Expedition is a complete package to explore Nepal in all its glory and might. The expedition is a strenuous one but also is one which will give you a sense of immense accomplishment and fill you with gratitude in general.
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|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||TIA Kathmandu|
|HIGHEST ALTITUDE||6856 m|
Important Note: Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Epic Adventures. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
After you arrive at the airport and get your immigration formalities done, our representative will transfer you to your hotel to rest and relax for the day. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Today we will be brief you on the trip details and will introduce you to your guide and rest of the team before heading out for a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley. This includes multiple UNESCO world heritage sites such as Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Today we will finish our formalities that include Visa processing, permits, and other essentials. If you have any last minute shopping to do, you can do it today. You can also explore the many temples and alleys of the capital city. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Keeping one day as a contingency, we will today finish all the remaining work, if any, and complete our preparations such as gears and any last minute shopping for our upcoming expedition. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
We will take an early morning flight to Lukla above the Himalayas, taking in the view of supreme beauty. Reaching Lukla Airport itself is an adventure as the ridiculously short runway and the unpredictable weather conditions make it the most dangerous airport in the world. After we reach the airport, we will be transported to a completely different landscape altogether as we trek to Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.
Trekking through the pine forest along the banks of Dudh Koshi River, we will reach Namche. Rusty suspension bridges line this way. Namche Bazaar is a small Sherpa town in the laps of the Himalayas and is the hub for many mountaineers from all over the world. Despite being tucked below the mountains, Namche Bazaar has much services and provisions. Great continental food is available here due to the diversity in the people who visit. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
As we acclimatize, we will take a small walk through the Sherpa villages and try and take in their rich culture, heritage, and traditions. It is obvious that they share some special affinity with the mighty Himalayas that lies in their backyard. We can also hike up from the village and get a great view of the highest mountain on Earth, that is, the mighty Everest (8848m). The Sherpa Museum is also a good option to enjoy our time in Namche. Overnight in Namche.
Today we will trek to the Tengboche Monastery which was built in 1916 by Lama Gulu. The monastery is situated at a majestic point from where a panoramic view of the mountains such as Ama Dablam (6856m), Everest (8848m), and several others is visible. The monastery has beautiful colorful wall frescos which have been restored to their former glory. From Tengboche, we can also witness the meeting of Dudh Koshi River and the Imja River. Overnight in Tengboche Monastery.
As we walk to Dingboche, Mt Everest (8848m) is right in front of us. The monasteries and Chortens en route look majestic with the backdrop of the Himalayas. Through the forest and meadows and past some traditional villages we trek until reaching Dingboche. Yaks can be seen grazing in the grasslands as we make our way ahead. Overnight in Dingboche.
Today we will walk around and take short treks to acclimatize to the altitude. This is our second time acclimating, and Dingboche is blessed with amazing views that make for great pictures. The view of Ama Dablam (6856m), Nuptse (7861m), Everest (8848m), and Lhotse (8414m) appear absolutely ravishing from Dingboche. The night sky is even more beautiful from the high altitude village. Overnight in Dingboche.
Today we will retrace our way alongside Imja River until reaching Somare. We then cross the river and take a narrow route leading to the grassy and at times icy base camp of Ama Dablam (6856m). Colorful tents of various expedition teams can be seen spread over the snowy terrain here. The beautiful Ama Dablam (6856m) can be seen rising magnificently from here. Overnight in Ama Dablam base camp.
Today is an acclimatization day in Ama Dablam base camp. One should move around rather than stay put when acclimatizing, so we will explore the surrounding of the base camp today. A short training will be given on how to use ropes, crampons, and various accessories by the climbing Sherpa. Safety instructions will also be given, so paying attention is vital. Overnight at the base camp.
For almost two weeks we will be preparing for the climb by reaching higher altitudes of Ama Dablam and setting up camps. This is done for acclimatizing, and as mentioned before, one cannot stress enough on the need for it. It is also important to wait for the weather to clear out in order to climb higher altitude as the weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable. We will set up ropes and lines as we make our way to Camp 1 and then Camp 2, a rather challenging trek which is with ice and rocky landscape. After setting up camp 3, we will make go for the summit of the gorgeous Ama Dablam (6856m) via the southwest ridge. The view from the top of Ama Dablam (6856m) is absolutely enchanting as various peaks of the Mahalangur Himalayan Range spread in front of us. After the successful ascent, we will make our way back to the base camp.
From base camp, we will today trek back to Namche Bazaar through familiar landscapes and terrains. Passing Tengboche Monastery, we will offer our gratitude to the deities before heading back to the commercial hub. We will enjoy our last day in the beautiful town of Namche Bazaar by tasting the local delicacy while interacting with the locals. Overnight in Namche.
As we slowly make our way down to Lukla, let us be reminded of all the ups and downs that we came across during this expedition and how it has made us a stronger and a more determined person. As we reach Lukla, we will take some well-deserved rest and enjoy the peaceful ambiance before we head back to city life. Overnight in Lukla.
Taking the flight back to Kathmandu is the last thrill we will be getting during this trip. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel so that you can give rest to your sore legs and enjoy a cozy evening at one of the pubs in Thamel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
This is a free day and can be spent shopping for gifts, trying out the amazing array of restaurants, or just relaxing. At night, you will have a farewell dinner with the whole team. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Our representative will transfer you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish to serve you in the future again.