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Ama Dablam Expedition (30 Days)

Start / End Point
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
30 Days
Max. Altitude
All meals ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Group Size
Trip Code

Ama Dablam Expedition (30 Days) Brief Insight

A mountain located in the Himalaya range of eastern Nepal is Ama Dablam which is standing at 6,812 meters (22,349). Ama Dablam is considered one of the most beautiful mountains in the world and is a popular peak for mountaineers as well as it is known for its steep and technical climbing routes, which require advanced mountaineering skills and experience.  Including acclimatization and climbing period, an expedition to climb Ama Dablam typically takes around 30 days which usually starts with a flight from Kathmandu to lukla, followed by a trek to the base camp at 4,570 meters (15,000ft). Before starting their ascent from there climbers will send several days acclimatizing and practicing technical skills.

Ama dablam climb is considered challenging, but not as technically difficult as some of the other peaks in the Himalaya range so the climbing route to the summit of Ama Dablam involves steep rock and ice climbing, with a final ascent to the summit via a narrow ridge. Climbers must be experienced in using crampons, ice axes, and ropes, and should be comfortable with exposed and technical terrain. The weather in Ama Dablam can be more unpredictable but it is typically climbed in the autumn season (september-November) , when the weather is relatively stable and the skies are clear, as well as the spring season (March – May) can also be a good time to climb.

Ama Dablam Expedition (30 Days) Itinerary

  1. Day 01

    Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) & Transfer to the Hotel

    As you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, complete the immigration and visa formalities.

    Our office representative will be there outside the arrival gate with name card to welcome.

    Transfer to booked hotel from airport in our private vehicle.

    Evening: Briefing by Tour leader at the hotel. Explore the surroundings around the hotel on your own.

    Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

    Meals: Dinner

  2. Day 02

    Rest in Kathmandu, Expedition Briefing and Preparing


    Today we shall meet with all team members of the expedition and also prepare and check all the necessary gears required.

    Also all the official and government formalities shall be done today.

    If time permits and as per your wish, we can arrange for a half-day sightseeing of Kathmandu.

    Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  3. Day 03

    Fly from Kathmandu – to Lukla, and trek to Phakding (2,800m)


    Transfer to Kathmandu Domestic airport. Enjoy a mountain flight to Lukla which takes about 30 minutes on a STOL aircraft,

    Upon arrival in Lukla, we continue our trek to Phakding by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River.

    Reach Phakding and check-in at booked lodge.

    Overnight at lodge in Phakding.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  4. Day 04

    Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3,440m)

    Breakfast and  hike uphill toward Monjo village (entry point of Sagarmatha National Park, home to some exotic wildlife including Lophophorus, Red Panda, and Snow Leopard.) from Phakding village.

    Obtain National Park Permit and continue the hike towards Namche Bazaar along the Dudh Koshi valley.

    Upon arrival, check-in at lodge in Namche Bazar and explore the surroundings around.

    Overnight stay at Namche Bazar.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  5. Day 05

    Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (Rest Day): Hike to Everest View Hotel (Optional)


    Namche Bazaar, the largest Sherpa village in the region is occupied numerous tea houses, shops, and diners which is the reason why its lively and mostly filled with tourists.

    This day follow a short hike to Khumjung monastery and Kunde villages in order to adapt with the surrounding and high altitude.

    Rest of the day explore the surroundings on your own.

    Overnight stay at Namche Bazar.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  6. Day 06

    Trek from Namche Bazzar to Tengboche [3270m/12.205ft]

    Breakfast, and continue the ascend to Tengboche (Sherpa village that is home to Tengboche Monastery, the largest Buddhist monastery in the region) along the Dudh Koshi Valley.

    Upon arrival in Tengboche, check-in at the lodge.

    Acclimatization in the environment by hiking to Phunki Tenga and ascending through the rocky terrain to Tengboche enjoying the views of AmaDablam.

    Overnight in Tengboche.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  7. Day 07

    Trek Dingboche [4,412m/14,475ft]

    After breakfast, trek toward Pangboche along the village of Debuche crossing Imja Khola bridge.

    Pangboche is a beautiful village where the travelers encounter thousands of Mani stones (Stones with Buddhist iconography) along the trail.

    Dingboche is few more hours of trek from Pangboche which offers spectacular views of different mountains including Lhotse (8414m), Island Peak(6189m), and AmaDablam (6856m).

    Upon arrival, check in at lodge and rest of the time free on your own.

    Overnight in Dingboche.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  8. Day 08

    Rest and Acclimatization day [4,412m/14,475ft]


    This a free day at Dingboche to adapt to increasing altitude.

    You can explore around the village and enjoy the views of Chhukung and Imja which are the surrounding valleys around.

    Island Peak (6189m), Amphu Labsta pass, and Makalu Barun National Park are connected by Imja valley, you might choose to hike around on your own.

    Overnight in Dingboche.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  9. Day 09

    Trek to Lobuche [4,910m/16109ft]

    After breakfast, the trek starts towards Lobuche along the Khumbu Glacier.

    Lobuche is a small Sherpa village on the lap of Lobuche Peak.

    An extraordinary and relaxing views of Lobuche peak (6119m), Mt. Pumori (7165m), and Mt. Nuptse (7861m) can be experienced by travelers from the village.

    Upon arrival at Lobuche, check-in at the lodge and rest.

    Overnight in Lobuche.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  10. Day 10

    Trek to E.B.C [5,364m/17,559ft] and return back to Gorekshep [5,140m/16,864ft]

    Breakfast, leave Gorak Shep and trek towards Everest Base Camp.

    One of the most popular glacier, the Khumbu Glacier lies on this trek route.

    Upon arrival at the base camp, rest for a while in lodge.

    The views of Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu Glacier from Everest Base Camp seems awesome which shall delight every trekker.

    We return to Gorak Shep for a restful night.

    Overnight in Gorak Shep.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  11. Day 11

    Hike up to Kalapattar [5,545m/18,193ft] and return back to Lobuche [4,910m/16,109ft]


    Trek from Gorak Shep early in the morning and hike up towards Kala Pattar to enjoy the views of sunrise over Everest, Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse peaks.

    We shall enjoy the views of majestic mountains and after clicking pictures, return back to Lobuche.

    Overnight in Lobuche.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  12. Day 12

    Move to High Camp [5,250m/17,224ft] for climbing training


    Today, we shall hike along rocky paths to reach the Lobuche High Camp situated at 5,250m/17,224ft which takes about 3 hours.

    We shall then carry on our gradual climbing practice for an hour and then ascend to a steep rocky section for nearly an hour.

    Next day is an important day as we shall start the summit of Lobuche, the dinner is served early today and we prepare to leave at midnight the next day for our summit push.

    Overnight in Lobuche High Camp.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  13. Day 13

    Summit Lobuche Peak [6,119m/20,075ft] and descend to Thugla

    Wake up early today at around 2 am in the morning and head towards the summit.

    We aim to reach the summit before 10 am after 7-8 hrs of a climb, then we shall descend back for 4 hours to reach the high camp.

    Fixed ropes are already placed along all the sections of the climb starting from the high camp, so the use of crampons is only required after 3 hours of climb from the high camp.

    The views Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Pumori and other mountains in the Everest region from the summit is simply astonishing and delights every climber.

    After spending some time at the summit, we head back towards Lobuche High Camp for lunch and then towards Thugla.

    Overnight in Thugla.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  14. Day 14

    Trek to Pangboche [3,985m/13,075ft]


    We start our trek from Thugla and pass through valley of the Khumbu River and walk past pretty tiny Sherpa settlements of Orsho and Shomare to reach Pangboche.

    Travellers can enjoy the beautiful views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kang Taiga and Kongde ridges and Imja Tse River from Pangboche village.

    Overnight in Pangboche.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  15. Day 15

    Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp [4,420m/14,502ft]


    Today we shall start our trek journey from Pangboche to reach Ama Dablam Base Camp taking a take sharp climb to Kharka.

    The views of Amadablam, Lhotse, Lobuche, Pumori, Cholatse, Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku, Amphu Gyabjen and others are clear and amazing from here.

    As we reach the base camp, we meet other crew members there and organize a get together.

    Overnight in Ama Dablam Base Camp.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  16. Day 16-17

    Rest and Climbing Clinic

    These two days, we shall rest and adjust our body to the altitude there at the base camp.

    A puja ceremony is also organized as per the Sherpa community in order to ask the god for blessing and safe passage to the mountain.

    Also, we shall practice climbing and test the gears during these 2 days.

    Overnight in Ama Dablam Base Camp.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  17. Day 18-22

    Summit and back to Base Camp

    Our summit for Ama Dablam starts today and during the days of climbing, we have to adjust according to the situations like weather conditions and other factors, which are unpredictable.

    Base Camp to Camp 1 (5,705m/18,718ft): From the base camp, we start the trek through grassy ridges and head east. From here we will get a view of Mingbo La pass which is simply amazing. Continuing towards North, we will reach an altitude of 5705 where we will set up our Camp 1.

    Camp 1 to Camp 2 (5,900m/19,357ft): We will leave Camp 1 and head east following the snowy trail and reach the top of the ridge. We will then proceed towards the crest of the ridge and move further to the west and continue to the east and finally reach the yellow tower. Then we shall climb for some time and reach Camp 2.

    Camp 2 to Camp 3 (6,300m/20,770ft): Today, we shall proceed towards the grey tower. First a cautious climb from the tower will take us to an amphitheatre. Continuing the climb through snowy paths, proceed to the mushroom ridge and finally head up to Camp 3 (6300m).

    Camp 3 to Summit (6,812m/22,350ft): We shall leave Camp 3 and climb the ice slope to the right of Dablam. After crossing small snowfield located below Bergschrund on the way, we reach the top of the highest-hanging glacier. Then after a final summit, we reach our destination and most important point which is the Ama Dablam summit.

    We shall spent some time at the summit and descend back to the base camp.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  18. Day 23-24

    Contingencies/ Rest Days

    These extra days are included in the plan as the climbing days are unpredictable and might take more days to reach the summit.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  19. Day 25

    Trek to Pangboche [3,985m/13,075ft]

    After successful summit we head back to Pangboche from the base camp.

    Along the way back, we can enjoy great views of mountains such as Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kang Taiga and Kongde ridges.

    Overnight in Ama Dablam Base Camp.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  20. Day 26

    Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft]

    We follow the trial along Imja River, and descending through forests, we reach the Tengboche village.

    We halt for some time in the village and continue our descend to Sansa village and finally to Namche Bazar.

    Along the way, the travellers become delighted as they can enjoy the views of blooming rhododendron forest.

    Overnight in Namche Bazar.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  21. Day 27

    Trek to Lukla [2,800m/9,187ft]

    This is the last day of this whole trek and expedition.

    We start from Namche Bazaar after a nutritious breakfast along the Dudh Kosi river.

    After an hour of lunch break and relax, we continue the trek towards Lukla.

    Rest of the day we are free to explore around Lukla and relax. We have successfully reached the summit and this shall also be the last meeting with our crew members. We celebrate the success together.

    Overnight in Lukla.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  22. Day 28

    Fly back to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Breakfast, we fly back to Kathmandu.

    Upon arrival at Kathmandu Domestic airport, transfer to booked hotel by our office representative.

    Enjoy rest of the day at the hotel. You can also explore the surroundings around the hotel.

    Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  23. Day 29

    Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    This is a free day in Kathmandu. Also, this has been included in the itinerary as the flights from Lukla might be delayed due to frequent changes in weather.

    You have the choice for this day either to spend the day in leisure or if sightseeing is required, that can be arranged.

    Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Our office shall organize a farewell dinner celebrating the success and wishing you good health and great days ahead.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  24. Day 30



    Transfer to Kathmandu International Airport for final departure.

    Fly back home or your next destination with beautiful memories of Nepal.

    See you soon


What is included in Ama Dablam Expedition (30 Days) Package?

  • 1:1 sherpa guide to climber ratio on Ama Dablam
  • 1:3 sherpa guide to client ratio on Lobuche East Peak
  • Peak Permit and Royalty fees for Ama Dablam and Lobuche
  • All expedition organizational requirements
  • Rope Fixing Fee
  • All meals (B,L,D) during the trekking period
  • Twin-sharing accommodation at the teahouses/lodges during the trekking period
  • Personal tents at BC, kitchen tents, dining tents, shower tents, toilet tents, store tents, cooking utensils and more for your comfort.
  • Freshly prepared meals at base camp by our expedition cook
  • Meals and tents at higher camps during the expedition period
  • 4 nights accommodation at Kathmandu Guest House with breakfast
  • Satellite communication system at base camp but nominal charge for personal use
  • Radio set for communication between camps
  • Ktm-Lukla-Ktm internal airfare w
  • Staffs wages, allowances with their insurance
  • Common climbing equipment
  • Porterage of climbing equipment up to base camp and back to Lukla after the expedition
  • Liaison officer’s daily wages and fees
  • Applicable national park fees and local taxes
  • 2 waterproof duffel bags
  • Airport pickup and transfers

What is Excluded?

  • International airfare
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Custom for bringing any expedition goods
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Insurance (Mandatory)
  • Summit bonus
  • Tips for base camp staff
  • Personal expenses


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