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Ama Dablam Expedition  

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Mount Ama Dablam (6,812m),without any doubt, is the third most popular Himalayan peak for permitted expeditions and is regarded as one of the most impressive and stunning peak located in the heart of Khumbu/Everest region in Nepal. It was first summited in 1961 by Mike Gill (New Zealand), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (New Zealand) via the Southwest Ridge.
 
Ama Dablam expedition offers a superb, technical climbing experience in a magnificent setting, with numerous cultural and scenic diversions.  The ascent on Ama Dablam offers panoramic view of four of the world's highest peaks: Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Everest and Makalu. The normal route for climbing is Southwest Ridge. Normally, three camps are set in the approach above the base camp (4,570m). However, only two camps are used to spend the night.
The expedition is conducted by a professional team of competent mountaineers who have enough experience to climb one of the world’s most sought after mountains without undue risk rather than guided summit. Moreover, the expedition also provides variety of unique lifetime natural and cultural experiences. Besides high mountains, the trek also passes through superb rhododendron forests, glaciers, rivers, waterfalls, hills, lakes, Himalayan flora and fauna and several Sherpa villages.
 
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: In Kathmandu (Briefing and preparation for expedition) 
Day 04: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Day 05: Trek to Namche
Day 06: Acclimatization day in Namche
Day 07: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 
Day 08: Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp 
Days 09-24: Climbing period of Mount Ama Dablam
Day 25: Trek back to Ama Dablam Base camp
Day 26: Trek to Namche - Phakding
Day 27: Trek to Lukla
Day 28: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 29: Rest day in Kathmandu
Day 30: Depart Kathmandu
 

Name: Ama Dablam Peak Climbing

Duration: 30 days
Grade: Streneous
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Activity: Sightseeing, trekking and climbing
Accomodation: Camp/Tent
Transportation: Private vehicle and flight
Maximum altitude: 6,441m
Per day walking: 5 - 6 hours
 
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our Fishtail representative and driver will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. The representative will help you to check into your hotel. In the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities during the expedition.
 
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Kathmandu valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The valley offers you a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. In the morning, after breakfast, you will be guided to visit renowned and one of the largest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, Bouddha Stupa and Swoyambhunath. After lunch, you will be visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square.
 
Day 03: In Kathmandu (Briefing and preparing for expedition)
Today you will be preparing everything for Mount Ama Dablam expedition including all the necessary equipment and clothes, which are quintessential for the trip. In addition, you can also visit Ministry of Tourism or Nepal Tourism board for further information about the expedition.
 
Day 04: Fly to Lukla (2,850m) and trek to Phakding (2,620m)
In the early morning, after breakfast, you will board a flight to Lukla and a landing on a steep mountain runway brings you to the start of your trek at the village of Lukla. From Lukla, you will head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail and will be accommodated in a local lodge in Phakding.
 
Day 05: Trek to Namche (3,440m)
Leaving Phakding, you will cross the river twice through high suspension bridges and arrive at Monjo – the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment. From here, you will follow the path to reach Namche Bazaar, which is the major trading village in entire Khumbu region. If the weather is clear, you will get the first glimpse of Everest from this point.
 
Day 06: Acclimatization day in Namche
Today you will spend your entire day in Namche by taking complete rest in order to acclimatize to gain altitude, plan for forthcoming trips and get habituated to your trekking destinations. You can also visit Khunde Hospital which was set up by Sir Edmund Hillary and Everest View Hotel for sunset view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam.
 
Day 07: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery (3,800m)
This day, you will walk along the trail that follows the path to the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Koshi River.  You will get to see some great views of great peaks of the Khumbu region including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. As you move downwards, you will pass through several Sherpa villages and teashops and continue the hike to reach Thyangboche by following a zigzag path. The path offers awesome sights of Rhododendron bushes with beautiful birds and superb mountain scenery. Finally, you will reach Thyangboche, which is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region.
 
Day 08: Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,576m)
Today will be the most adventurous day as you will trek up to the Ama Dablam Base Camp, which is going to be the first camp of the expedition.
 
Days 09-24: Climbing period for Ama Dablam (6,812m)
Starting on day nine, for the rest of the 16 days, you will be climbing Ama Dablam. Once you reach the summit of the mountain, you will be mesmerized with panoramic views of four of the world's highest peaks: Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Everest and Makalu.
 
Day 25: Trek back to Ama Dablam Base camp (4,576m)
After a successful climbing of Ama Dablam peak and a great experience of Nepalese Himalaya expedition, you will trek back to Ama Dablam Base Camp.
 
Day 26: Trek to Namche – Phakding (2,620m)
From Amadablam base camp you will trek up to Phakding via Namche enjoying Sherpa cultures and traditions en route.
 
Day 27: Trek to Lukla (2,850m)
This will be the final day of the expedition and the ultimate destination is Lukla. The path goes along side the Dudh Koshi to reach Lukla. Upon reaching Lukla in the evening, you will have time to enjoy local drinks with a company of Sherpa guides and porters.
 
Day 28: Fly to Kathmandu
After breakfast, you will check in to the airport to fly back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching the Kathmandu airport, your guide will transfer you to the designated hotel. In the evening, you have free time for refreshments and shopping.
 
Day 29: Rest day at Kathmandu
Today will be an extra day for relaxing and enjoying Kathmandu. You can go for shopping, body massaging and spa treatments or sightseeing. 
 
Day 30: Depart Kathmandu
After checking out of the hotel, our representative will take you to the international airport for your flight home. If you want to continue your stay in Nepal for short tours i.e. National parks, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, etc., please do let us know. We will be proudly serving your needs.
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