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Amadablam Expedition - 32 Days

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Amadablam Expedition
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Renowned as the ‘Matterhorn of the Himalaya’, the amazing, ice-coated granite pyramid, Amadablam, dominates the sky above the trail to the Everest Base Camp at a staggering height of 6856 meters. Considered as a technical and difficult climb, the journey to the heart of the Himalayas involves trekking in the beautiful Everest trail before beginning your quest to summit Amadablam.  As you summit the peak, you will be left in awe with the surrounding views of the world’s tallest and most famous mountains such as the Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8481m) and many more.

You journey to the summit starts with a breathtaking flight over the Himalayas to the world’s most dangerous airstrip, Lukla.  Thereafter, you follow the Everest Base Camp trail as you enter the commercial hub of the Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar. You then trek towards the Khumbu glacier and descend to Dingboche and move towards Chukung valley and Imja Tse base camp. You attempt to summit the giant after a night at the camp and enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the mountains. Amadablam consists of 3 campsites before reaching the summit. You move further up to Camp 1 (5700m) along fixed trails and acclimatize and then return to base camp again. The camps above Camp 1 is difficult and rigid trails are followed. Camp 2 and Camp 3 are mostly ice that makes it difficult and slippery. The climb from Camp 3 to the summit is less technical and after two weeks you summit the peak and move back to the base camp. While at the summit, panoramic views of the world’s tallest and most popular peaks will definitely leave you mystified. The view includes several eight-thousanders such as the Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8481m) and many more.  The journey comes to an end when we fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

Even though the expedition is risky, strenuous and considered as a technically difficult climb even for the most experienced of climbers, you get to what our appetite for thrills and adventure with the taste of glaciers, breath-taking views, stunning landscapes and a surreal base camp. All climbers need to have good skills of rock and ice climbing to qualify for the expedition. With our experienced climbers and porters, we always keep your safety checked while you are out there making wonderful mountain memories, unwary of the risks that come with the beautiful mountains.

Day 1
Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345m) |O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A, D)

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. In dinner, you will be served with authentic Nepali cuisines.

Day 2
Pre-trip meeting & sightseeing around Kathmandu valley |O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A, B, L, D)

Orientation assembly for the expedition. Sightseeing through the valley for the rest of the day which includes some UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Day 3
Official formalities in Kathmandu |O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A, B, L, D)

Document processing and preparation. Be at ease to explore the city once the official formalities have been done with.

Day 4
Final preparation day in Kathmandu |O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A, B, L, D)

Final preparation includes meeting the expedition guide, fellow team members and briefing on the nature of the expedition, equipment, and team composition.

Day 5
Fly to Lukla (2804 m) & trek to Phakding (2610 m) | 3 Hrs. | O/N at Tea House (A, B, L, D)

Fly to Lukla (40 minutes) through the glorious Himalayas and land at the world’s most dangerous airstrip to begin your enthralling journey. Today you hike up to Phakding which will serve as a warm up to the expedition. You Head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail to reach Phakding.

Day 6
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 m) |5 Hrs| O/N at Tea House (A, B, L, D)

Today you cross the Dudh Koshi River and cross a few suspension bridges. Trek through pine forest alongside the Dudh Koshi River to reach Monjo (2800m) which is the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. Then ascend along a steep path and cross a few bridges to reach the trade hub of the region- the beautiful Namche overlooking the Everest (88484m). Mountains such as Kusum Kanguru (6367m), Thamserku (6623m), and Taboche (6542m) can also be sighted along the way.

Day 7
Namche Bazaar acclimatization day.| O/N at Tea House (A, B, L, D)

Acclimatization day at the well-facilitated village of Namche. Explore Namche’s quaint villages inhibited by the Sherpas and their rich culture. Hike to Everest View Hotel for magnificent views of Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6623m) and Kusum Kanguru (6367m). Also, visit the local museum. An optional hike to Khumjung village (5-6 hrs) which is at an elevation of 3790 meters and has a monastery that has a Yeti scalp.

Day 8
Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 m) | 5 hrs| O/N at Tea House (A, B, L, D)

Ascend to Tengboche until we pass Phunki Thenka to reach Kyanjuma. Thereafter descend to Monjo and towards Dudh Koshi River till we reach our rendezvous. Tengboche monastery is the largest gompa in the Khumbu region which was built with strong links to its mother Rongbuk Monastery in Tibet. The monastery is draped with panoramic views of Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6623m) and Kusum Kanguru (6367m).

Day 9
Trek to Dingboche (4350 m)| 6 hrs|O/N at Tea House (A, B, L, D)

Ascend to Dingboche accompanied by the view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Amadablam. Cross the Imja Khola and ascend to Pangboche Gumba, the oldest monastery in the region. Pass Shomare before reaching Dingboche as you get confronted by the mighty Amadablam.

Day 10
Acclimatization day | O/N at Tea House (A, B, L, D)

Acclimatization day in the beautiful valley of Chukhung where the Imja River flows in the eastward direction. Rest in awe of the mountain range surrounding the valley. Enjoy panoramic views of Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6623m) and Kusum Kanguru (6367m).

Day 11
Trek to Ama Dablam base camp (4600 m) |5 Hrs|O/N at Tea House (A, B, L, D)

The trail leads towards the Dudh Koshi River which we cross eventually. Thereafter ascend on a trail that connects us to Ama Dablam Base Camp which is a large and open grassland at the foot of the mountain.

Day 12
Acclimatization day.| O/N at Tea House (A, B, L, D)

Today you spend yet another day for acclimatization. Briefing and training on peak climbing techniques, climbing gears, using ropes, climbing skills and safety measures to increase your chance of successfully summiting the mountain. Short hiking to get used to the environment.

Day 13
(Day 13-27 )Climbing period of Amadablam. |O/N at Tea House (A, B, L, D) Ama Dablam climb via southwest ridge|

Move further up to Camp 1 (5700m) along the standard trail to acclimatize and then return to the base camp. There are three camps above the base camp. The camps above Camp 1 are difficult and we follow fixed trails as Camp 2 and Camp 3 are mostly ice and hence slippery. The climb from Camp 3 to the summit is comparatively less technical and by day 27, you reach the summit and quickly descend to the base camp.

Day 14
Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3441 m) |6 Hrs| O/N at Tea House (A, B, L, D)

Retrace your trail back to Namche Bazaar through the same villages and the mountain range but the feeling will be different as the memories of the scaling will be ever-present. Panoramic views of Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6623m) and Kusum Kanguru (6367m) will be forever accompanying you.

Day 15
Trek to Lukla (2804 m) |6 Hrs| O/N at Tea House (A, B, L, D)

Retrace your trail back as you pass through several quaint Sherpa villages and walk alongside and cross the Dudh Koshi River to reach Lukla. Once you reach Lukla, you can enjoy a night of music and drinks with your fellow team members and the locals to celebrate your success as an individual and a team.

Day 16
Morning flight back to Kathmandu.| O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A, B, L, D)

Board the Lukla flight again in the morning, the difference being this time you will be bound for Kathmandu. No matter how much you look at the panoramic views of the mountain, there is always something mesmerizing about it. Rest day.

Day 17
Leisure day in Kathmandu and cultural dinner |O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A, B, L, D)

Leisure day as you can explore the valley and roam around shopping and visiting various landmarks or you can simply lay rest to your tired legs in the hotel. Culture dinner to top it off.

Day 18
Transfer to airport for flight departure| (B)

After breakfast, final departure at the international airport. But before that, a farewell photo and you can always plan your next visit to Nepal with our company.

What's included in the Cost ?

  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • All required local and government taxes.
  • Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Climbing gears & equipments
  • Climbing permit
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking tour guides
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • Professional Sherpa climbing guide
  • Sherpa staffs (guides, porters, cook etc. )
  • Stay in the city at finest hotel (3 nights twin sharing room at Kathmandu).
  • Trekking permits/TIMS.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

What's excluded in the Cost ?

  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Extra hot showers, wifi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Extra porter charge.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.

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Price From USD$7,500 USD$7,399/person
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Total $ 7,399 USD

Trip Facts

  • 6856 m
  • Extreme
  • 1-20 pax
  • Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
  • Double/Twin Sharing In Hotel/Lodge
  • Full Board During The Trek