Ama Dablam Expedition - 32 days


    ● Thrilling flight to Lukla.

    ● Walk along the banks of the beautiful Dudh Koshi river through Sagarmatha National Park and reach Namche Bazar.

    ● Experience rich culture and tradition of Sherpas.

    ● Trek on challenging path to reach the summit of Mt. Ama Dablam.

    ● Witness irresistible beauty of the Himalayan landscape from the summit of Mt. Ama Dablam.

    ● Observe surreal views of snowy mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, etc.

The ascension of mighty Ama Dablam through the Southwest Ridge is one of the most thrilling climbs in Nepal. Ama Dablam (6812 meters) might not be the highest peak in the Himalayas, but its climb is technically extremely challenging. The “Yellow Tower”, a 15-meter vertical section right below Camp II, is the most difficult part of the climb. Dablam means “Jewel” and “Ama” means “Mother”. Ama Dablam has two ridges of snow connected by a hanging glacier that looks like a jewel. Its shape reminds of the traditional Sherpa necklace. The summit offers breathtaking views of Everest, Nuptse, Baruntse, Pumori, Lhotse Shar, Makalu and Cho Oyu.

Trip overview

Above Tengboche monastery, the trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp takes you through the homeland of the Sherpa. The trail to Ama Dablam Base Camp diverges from the famous Everest Base Camp trek, taking you to the Southwest Ridge. As you approach Ama Dablam, the rocky trail becomes increasingly snowy. The route up to the southwest ridge is technically demanding with climbing on snow and ice. There are 3 camps on the way to the top. The best time to climb Ama Dablam is in autumn (October and November) when the weather is cold, but usually stable. Spring is also possible. When the temperatures get colder, the underground is hard, hence, offering better grip. During your Ama Dablam Expedition, our experienced local climbing crew provides technical support and guidance.


Alpinists climb Ama Dablam for two reason: its natural beauty and the thrill of the climb. In fact, Ama Dablam, located in Nepal's upper Khumbu region, is the country's most iconic peak. Its very special pyramid shape makes it the third most popular climbing peak. Your journey starts in the Sagarmatha National Park, where breathtaking vistas of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Pumori and many more set the stage for your big adventure. In lower areas, you will walk through picturesque forestland with pine and birch trees, bamboo and the distinctive wild rhododendron. Ama Dablam is visible to anyone who visits the Khumbu Region by helicopter or walking.

Climbing Ama Dablam with Peak Explorer Peak Explorer is your reliable adventure partner who can help you plan your Ama Dablam Expedition according to your wishes and needs. With us, climbers are accompanied by experienced guides offering you advice, guidance and support. We will organize all the logistics for you so that you can fully focus on your adventure.

Ama Dablam routes

Besides the Southwest Ridge Route, there are many other alternative routes to the summit of Ama Dablam: the Lowe Route on the southern face of the mountain, the North Ridge Route, the difficult East Ridge, the even more challenging Northeast Route, the Ariake-Sakashita Route on the west face, the Stane Belakrauf Memorial Route on the northwest face and, finally, the Northwest Ridge Route that was only climbed once (in 2001).


How to get there?

Your adventure starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Be aware that flights can be delayed or canceled due to bad weather. In case of a flight cancellation, we can arrange a helicopter flight for you. Your journey to Ama Dablam is long, yet rewarding. The first stage is a magnificent trek that takes you to Nepal's high altitudes and through breathtaking scenery. Monasteries and gompas, traditional Sherpa communities, Namche Bazaar and other cultural treasures will enrich your journey. The last village along your trek is Pangboche. From there you will reach the Ama Dablam Base Camp in more or less four hours. This is where your climbing adventure begins.

What is the food and accommodation like?

Going on a trip makes you discover new surroundings and lifestyles. On your mountaineering expedition, your hosts will do their best to serve you tasty food and offer you a place for a good night’s sleep. Of course, the standard is simple, but you will never be left hungry. As you reach higher altitudes, the menu options are mostly rice, lentils, potatoes and sometimes vegetables. This is great, because you need carbs for energy. The most common meal is Nepalese traditional cuisine like Dal Bhat, which is balanced and nutritious. Noodles and other options are available in some regions. On the way to Ama Dablam's top, there are no lodges, so you will be surrounded by nature. Mountaineers put up their camps in three locations. Throughout the journey, sherpas and porters will assist in moving the camp forward and prepare the meals for you.

When is the best season for Ama Dablam?

Season of Autumn

Autumn in Nepal begins mid-September and lasts until November. Most trekking and mountaineering activities in Nepal happen during this season. The weather is ideal for adventure sports, because the skies are usually clear and free of clouds. During the autumn season, the weather is ideal for climbing Ama Dablam, because the humidity is low. This means you'll get perfect views as well as a stable underground. Nepal is also well-known for its culture and traditions. The autumn season in Nepal is full of festivals, so this is the chance to get a glimpse of Nepalese culture and traditions throughout this festive month.

Season of Spring

In spring, the mountains wake up from the harsh winter and come back to life. If you decide to climb Ama Dablam in spring, you can experience stunning views of the Himalayas as well as many other natural beauties such as waterfalls, plants and animals. Spring is a good time for mountaineering, as it is neither too hot nor too cold.

Season of Summer

The summer season in Nepal is the monsoon season. The rain becomes intense, resulting in floods and slippery trails. Therefore, trekking and mountaineering in Nepal during this time should be avoided. If you want to do the Ama Dablam Expedition in the summer, schedule it for early June when there is less possibility of rain. For trekking in Nepal during summer, rain gear is a must.

Season of Winter

The winter in the mountains is extremely cold. Inhabitants from higher elevations migrate downhill to avoid the freezing temperatures. In other words, an Ama Dablam Expedition during the winter season is not advised.

Estimated Price:

The cost for an expedition to Ama Dablam depends on the number of days, the number of individuals in the group, and the level of service. We offer a comprehensive package with 3 meals a day, all your permits and admission fees, as well as transportation, porter, guide and accommodation. Although tip is not included, it is expected. It accounts for the majority of a porter's and guide’s earnings.

• Inform your team immediately, if you don’t feel well.

• Climb slowly and take enough rest.

• Avoid alcohol and caffeine.

• Eat plenty of carbs.

• Drink a lot of water.

• Sleep at a lower elevations.

• Take medication and descent to lower altitude.

Essential Document

Here is the list of things that you have to carry during the expedition:

● Passport & Visa.

● Travel Insurance.

● Extra Photos.

● Permits.

● Cash (as per need).

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, one of the representatives from Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition will pick you up from the airport and take you to the hotel. Later, in the evening, you will get to explore vibrant streets of Thamel, and end your day with delicious traditional welcome dinner.

Day 02-03: In Kathmandu preparation for Amadablam expedition with an optional tour

These two days are set apart for the preparation of the expedition. You will check and arrange all the gear along with your guide. Likewise, one of the members of the company will also work on your necessary permits and documentation. You will also have the chance to go on a sightseeing tour during which you will visit Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, etc.

Day 04: Fly to Lukla (2,820 m) and walk to Phakding (2,640 m); 4 hrs

You will have breakfast and then fly to Lukla. The flight will offer you breathtaking views of the lush hills and snow capped mountains. Upon reaching Lukla, you will begin your trek towards Phakding. The trail to Phakding descends from Lukla and passes through forests path.

Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m); 5 hrs walks

Today, you will reach the most famous place in the Khumbu region, Namche Bazar. From Phakding, you will gradually ascend through dense pine forests alongside Dudh Koshi River. You will reach Monjo from where the trail passes of Sagarmatha National Park. This part of the trail will be more challenging due to long steep ascend through lush forests of fir, pine & juniper along with crossing small rivers and streams on a suspension bridge.

Day 06: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization and local hike

It is an acclimatization day for you. You will go on a short hike to nearby places like Syangboche Airstrip or Everest View Hotel from where wonderful views of the mountains can be seen. Likewise, you will also explore the Namche Bazar and visit places like Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum.

Day 07: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery (3,867 m); 5 hrs

After having breakfast, you will begin trekking towards Thyangboche Monastery. The trail will be easy and goes through small settlement areas while presenting you with superb landscape views.

Day 08: Trek to Pangboche (3,900 m); 4 hrs

The trail today gradually ascends to Pangboche. On the way, you will get to see excellent vies of Himalayan Mountains.

Day 09: Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,580 m); 4 hrs

Today, you will wake up early and have breakfast. After that, you will move ahead to Amadablam Base Camp crossing Dudh Koshi River. The trail moves up to the base camp, which is a large open grassland at the foot of Mt. Ama Dablam.

Day 10: Rest Day at Base Camp preparation for the climb

Today is your rest day at the base camp. Your guide will teach you basic mountaineering skills. He will inform you about the proper use of equipment like climbing boots, harness, ice ax, crampons, ascender, rope, etc. This training will help you boost your confidence.

Day 11-24: Ascent of Amadablam (14 days to summit)

You will wake up super early in the morning and begin ascending towards the summit of Mt. Ama Dablam. Gradually, you will reach Camp 1, Camp 2, and Camp 3. From base camp, the trail is technically challenging up to Camp 1. The trail then follows existing fixed lines while enjoying new ropes whenever necessary. The trail from Camp 2 is full of rocks, snow, and ice. Likewise, upon reaching Camp 3, you will push towards the summit. The path is less technical. After summiting, you will return to base camp.

Day 25: Cleaning up at Base Camp

This day is set apart for the cleaning activity at the base camp. It is very important to collect our waste and dust before descending and leaving the place. This is the campaign run by us and much other travel agency to protect and preserve our environment.

Day 26: Trek to Thyangboche; 5 hrs

Retracing the same trail, you will reach Thyangboch. The most part of the trail will descend through small villages and forests.

Day 27: Trek to Monjo (2,880 m); 6 hrs

You will trek through lush forests of pine, fir & juniper, small villages, and crossing several suspension bridges over rivers & streams. The trail will take you back at the starting point of the Sagarmatha National Park, Monjo.

Day 28: Trek to Lukla; 4 hrs

After having breakfast, you will descend to Phakding. From here, you will ascend through forested trail and reach Lukla.

Day 29: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel

An early morning flight will take you back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will move to your hotel. Rest of the day is free for you to relax and explore on your own.

Day 30 -31: Free day in Kathmandu with an optional sightseeing tour

These two days are free for you to explore around or just rest. You can also travel to nearby places like Pokhara or Chitwan for more adventure. On the last, you will have a farewell dinner organized by the company.

Day 32: Transfer to International Airport for flight homeward bound

Today, one of the members of the company will take you to the airport ad per your flight departure time and bid you our last goodbye.

What is Include ?

 All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with other necessary surface transport as per itinerary.

 Assistance at the International airport by Peak Explorer’s representative while arriving and departing.

 Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on B/B basis.

 All camping equipment in Base camp and Advance Base Camp.

 Food during expedition period for expedition Members and Staff.

 Permit for expedition crew.

 Expedition Permit to climb Everest.

 All staff during Expedition period with experienced Guide (Base Camp Manager).

 Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary.

 Cargo clearance & Duties Assistance Service free.

 Daily wages, equipment allowance & Insurance for expedition Staff.

 Gamow Bag will be available for expedition group.

 Solar panel for light and batteries charger will be available for expedition members.

 Each expedition member will have an twin sharing tent available in the Ama Dablam.

 2 Oxygen Bottles with mask and regulators.( in group).

 We provide Sherpa’s tents, food for climbing, and insurance .  High altitude food for Sherpa and member.

 All Necessary camping equipment like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents.

 Per person 30 kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter and 20 kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mountain.

 Required Experienced, Trained and Government Licensed Climbing Guide(s) during Climbing.

 All wages, Equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs.

 First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.

 Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.

 Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.

 Emergency Oxygen and mask regulator.

 All necessary paper works, office 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 with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.

 Our service Charges.

What is Exclude ?

 Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).

 Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol,

cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars.

 Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.

 Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite

phones And Internet expenses.

 Sleeping Bag, Climbing Plastic Boots, Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears.

 Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.

 Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations.

 Any additional staff other than specified.

 Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.

 Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.

 Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.

 Ice falls charges · All tent for camp 1, 2, 3 ,4,5.

 Airfare of international flights.

 Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival) and reentry visa fee.

 Ice fall Garbage Deposit fees (Sharing with other member) if applicable.

 Wake talkies & Filming permit.

 Personal climbing gears.

 Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.

 Emergency/Rescue.

 Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

 Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” Section.

● T-shirts and Pants (Innerwear).

● Thermal Wears.

● Breathable Underwears.

● Trekking Pants/Shoes/Socks.

● Insulating Jacket.

● Rain jacket .

● Warm woolen Gloves.

● Sun hat, knit cap, and buff.

● Ski goggles, face mask and nose guard.

● -40 down sleeping bag, inflatable sleeping pad, foam pad.

● Trekking Poll

● Ice Axe.

● Ascender.

● Climbing helmet.

● Crampons.

● Alpine climbing harnes.

● Carabiner system.

● Rope.

● Belay device.

● Sunscreen.

● Headlamp.

● Water purification kit

● Running shoes, high-altitude boots, hiking boots, insulated booties

● First aid kit.

● 32 to 40-lite, 55-liter backpack, two duffel bags, and toiletries bag

● Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc).

● Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc). Ice axes

● Appropriate clothing for 60-day mountaineering trip with temperatures ranging from 30 °C to -30 °C

Group Joining Trips

Depature DatePriceTrip Status

Sep 15

6599 $


Sep 17

6599 $


Mar 13

6599 $


Mar 14

6599 $


Group Discount

PersonPrice ( USD $)

5 Paxes


Package Review

Trip Duration :


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Meals :

Berakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Best Season :

Spring and Autumn

32 days / per person

We offer group discount

PersonPrice ( USD $)

5 paxes