Mt Ama Dablam Expedition: with Himalayan Alpine Adventure Trek & Expedition
Mt Ama Dablam is considered the most beautiful mountain in the world. This mountain is pyramid shaped and one of the most stunning as well as impressive mountains. The glaciers hang high on the south-west face of Mt Ama Dablam resembling a “Dablam”, the secret ornament box worn by Sherpa ladies. Mt Ama Dablam is located to the south of Mt Everest 8848m and Mt. Lhotse 8516m, in the most popular Khumbu Valley and offers superb diverse views of both mountains, as well as Mt Makalu 8463m and Mt Cho Oyu 8201m. This mountain stands above Tengboche monastery, which is another pearl of beauty due to the combination of its setting and architecture, and is on the way to Everest Base Camp. However, the Ama Dablam expedition demands good skills in rock climbing and technical competency, and sufficient experience of high altitude.
If you have previous climbing experience and wish to participate fully as a climbing member of an expertly led expedition to one of the world’s most impressive mountains, then the Mt Ama Dablam Expedition is the best suited. Ama Dablam is a technically demanding mountain for climbing and it’s also considered an ornament of the Himalaya in the Everest region of Nepal. Although the height is only 6812m, to climb Ama Dablam requires experience of steep ice, rock, and snow climbing. Mt Ama Dablam is the third most popular Himalayan peak for permitted expeditions. The most popular route for climbing the mountain is the South-west Ridge. The climb is typically done with three camps along the ridge with camp 3 just below and to the right of the hanging glaciers, the Dablam, so that any ice that carves off the glaciers typically goes away from the camp. A climbing permit and liaison officer are required while climbing Ama Dablam. As with the Mount Everest, the best climbing seasons are April – May in spring and September- October in autumn.
Experience required: All climbing members need to have good skills in rock and ice climbing and be technically competent. Sherpas will fix the rope; however, the climber should possess skills in climbing on steep rock and hard compact ice. We follow the standard South-west Ridge route (normal route) to the top, as it is considered the safest route, free from danger. The route we follow begins at Lukla 2850 m. The initial days of the trek pass through the legendary Sherpa country of the spectacular high valley of the Khumbu. Most of the actual climbing route is fixed with no ice fall or glacier to negotiate and it is concentrated on the crest of ridge. The climb is relatively safe though exposed and steep. It is not really a mountain for debutantes.
Mt Ama Dablam Expedition Base Camp Service:
Himalayan Alpine Adventure Trek & Expedition provides very professional, supportive and friendly mountaineering logistic services from Kathmandu to the ABC as well as during the climb. Our objective is to ensure a good quality, supportive, safe, friendly, stress free and comprehensive service to maximize summit opportunity.
We provide a comprehensive service organizing all necessary official documents including climbing permit, travel logistics including domestic air fares, ground transportation, porters, cook team and other individual services required by the climbers. On the track to base camp we organize all the required accommodation and foods
At the base camp our cook and helpers will prepare and serve three delicious, freshly cooked and plentiful meals a day and will ensure that hot and cold drinks are available 24hrs a day.
We provide spacious, expedition-quality, personal tents to all climbers.
We provide dining tents, kitchen tent, toilet tent and portable hot shower facilities, solar panel with battery for light and charging the camera batteries, and tent accommodation for our staff and porters.
We provide access to communication, including satellite telephone and radio set, to maintain communication between base camp and higher camps.
Mt Ama Dablam Expedition Full Board Services:
In full board service we provide a personal tent and food, which will be prepared by the climbing Sherpa/ guide.
We provide a climbing Sherpa / guide to help the client to reach the summit. The personal climbing Sherpa will set up camp 1, camp 2, and camp 3, including fuel, food and provisions, and assist the client all the way to the summit on this technical climb, where one requires a climbing buddy and a belayer. The climb requires cooperation between teams in setting up fixed ropes. Our base camp manager and Sherpa guides will coordinate work with other teams on the route.
Approaches to Base Camp:
Approach to the base camp is short and sweet, beginning beautifully with the amazing flight to Lukla and following the Everest Base Camp trail through Namche Bazaar to Pangboche and peeling off it just past Pangboche. The base camp is located at 4500 m.
The standard climbing route is via the South-west Ridge with a typical arrangement of three high camps: camp one 4600 m, camp two 5900 m, camp three 6200 m with the base camp at 4500 m and high camp at 5000 m.
High camp is located 150m below the ridge and the other three camps are directly on the ridge, ensuring a great vantage point at all camps for stunning views.
All arrival and departure transfer services to and from airports, both Domestic and International, with other necessary surface transport (by A/C Vehicles) as per itinerary.
Assistance at the International Airport by Himalayan Alpine Adventure Trek representatives while arriving and departing.
Five nights’ accommodation at 5 star hotel in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
Twin sharing accommodation at Guest houses/teahouse / tent during the trek and expedition.
3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea and coffee.
One day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Durbar Square).
Local English speaking Tour Guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
All necessary staff including experienced guide and porters during the trekking and climbing.
Flights Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu for all climbing members and staff.
All trekking and camping equipment such as camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tent, guest tents, etc.
Per person 60kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carried by porters or yak and 40kg baggage allowance while returning from base camp after climbing Mt Baruntse.
Trekking permit and Sagarmatha National Park entry fee.
Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt Baruntse.
One experienced, trained, Government licensed, and 2 times Baruntse summiteers Climbing /Expedition Guide (Sherpa).
All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurance for all staff involved in the trek and expedition.
First aid medical kits for the group and staff.
Satellite phone carried by Guide / Sherpa for communication and available for climbing members with the cost of US$.3 per unit call.
Appropriate foods for high altitudes and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
Emergency Oxygen mask and regulator provided on requirement of climber with appropriate charge.
Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the base camp.
Solar panel for light and battery charger.
All tents for camps 1, 2 and last camp.
Oxygen bottle 4l with mask and regulator (if requested by client).
Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
Company service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and Visa extension procedure services (if necessary).
Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant
International air ticket and airport tax.
Nepal Visa charge.
Personal climbing equipment.
Personal travel insurance.
Items of personal nature, Laundry expenses, Tips.
Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobile, Walkie-talkies or satellite phone and internet expenses.
Any extra expenses arising out of various /unforeseen situations such as natural calamities, landslide, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulation etc.
Transportation is strictly as per the itinerary. Any extra distance travelled will be charged extra.
Any additional staff other than specified.
Rescue, Repatriation, Medicine, Medical test and hospitalization.
Emergency evacuation and Helicopter rescue.
Any extra services or products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
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