Amadablam Expeditions - 30 Days

  • Duration 30 Days
  • Trip Difficulty Mountaineering
  • Group TypePermit sharing basis
  • Max altitude30 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Min Pax: 4
  • Meals: Full board (All meals)
  • Transportation: by flight
  • Accommodation: Lodge & Tent
  • Group Type: Permit sharing basis
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An expedition to Ama Dablam is more than just a climb. It’s a journey into the heart of the Himalayas. Located in the Khumbu valley of Nepal, only 12 km from the summit of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam demands the attention of every passer-by. Soaring ridgelines and super-steep faces guard the summit from all but the experienced climber. From the summit you are surrounded by a vista of peaks like no other, five of the highest six peaks in the world are clearly visible.

Our ascent will be made via the conventional SW ridge route, a technical route that requires 3500m of fixed ropes and four camps above base camp. The climb can often be completed easily in less than four weeks; however we do build in an extra week in case of exceptionally bad weather. The climbing on the route involves pure rock climbing on exquisite granite followed by mixed snow and rock climbing. The last section to the summit involves ice climbing followed by a long steep snow slope: often ropes are employed all the way to the summit. The reasons for this are three-fold: safety, speed and success. Due to the technical nature of the route, ropes will be fixed for most of the climb above camp one. Although we can brush-up your skills at base camp, a good working knowledge of abseiling and use of mechanical ascenders (jumars) is mandatory: prior experience is required. This might involve a couple of weekend sessions at your local cliff or bridge.

Trip Highlights

Trip: Ex. Kathmandu

Expedition length: 30 days (max)

Trail head: Lukla

Access: by flight from Kathmandu

Trek style: camping/lodge with full portage

Staff: Trek Guide, cook & appropriate local staff

 

CAMPS 

Base camp: 4600 m

Yak camp: 5400 m

Camp I: 5800 m

Camp II: 6000 m, situated on top of the Yellow Tower on a narrow platform this camp site is rather exposed and has fantastic views. If you dropped your cup from here it would probably land in base camp!

Camp III: 6300m

Summit day: The initial route is to the right of the huge "dablam" (ice cliff), up a moderately steep slope, which is often iced. 

Trip Itinerary

Day

01 ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU

DAY 01: Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you’ll be met by the trip leader outside the customs and immigration area and transfer you to your hotel. The afternoon is free to relax or explore on your own.

INCLUDED

  • Climbing Permit & fees for trekking
  • Submission of application for climbing permit & coordination with Ministry of Tourism.
  • Arrangements of meeting with LO
  • Ministry Briefing/de-briefing in the Ministry of tourism.
  • Experience Base Camp Manager
  • Trained cook
  • 04 nights  hotels in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast
  • Internal airfare (Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu)
  • All ground transport
  • Porter to carry expedition equipment
  • Baggage’s allowance of 40 kg per climber
  • All arrangements in the field, , group gear and equipment
  • Quality tents with mattress (single occupancy) at Base camp
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Plenty of re-hydration drink like tang juice, soups etc.
  • Solar with battery for power supply
  • Duffel bag, sleeping bags & down jacket, if required
  • Sightseeing as noted in the itinerary
  • Comprehensive medial box
  • Oxygen with mask set for medical back up
  • Insurance of crew members
  • All airport/hotel transfers.
     

EXCLUDED

  • Service above base camp
  • International airfare;
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance,
  • tipping to BC Manager, guides and local staff;
  • Items of a personal nature (sodas, alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.),
  • Cost of electronic appliances
  • Optional extension.
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Fixed rope charges
  • Medical expenses 
  • Extra porters and cargo charge above 40 kgs

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
25 April, 2018 24 May, 2018 US $4200 Guaranteed Book Now
30 October, 2018 28 November, 2018 US $4200 Guaranteed Book Now

Trip Map

Trip Note

EXPEDITION INFO

APPLICATION FORM

A climbing permit is required to climb peaks, which are above 6000 meters (Six Thousand meters). Loben Expeditions has details of all peaks and rules and regulations regarding climbing.

The first step towards your expedition is applying for a climbing permit. An application can be submitted to Ministry of Tourism, Mountaineering section in Kathmandu. In case you face any difficulties to fill any item of the application form, just leave it we will complete in accordance with rules. We will take care of your application and will keep you up dated with the process for which we do not charge any to our valued clients.

The application form (ANNEXURE “A”) and the other form that contains information about leader and members (ANNEXURE-B) can be sent to you on request. You can re-send the filled application by e-mail as an attached document to loben@lobenexpeditions.com.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE

The necessary clearance takes about 15 days to be cleared from all the concerned authorities. Our expedition department follows up the application until the issuance of permit from the Ministry of Tourism.

PARTICULARS OF EXPEDITION MEMBERS

Particulars of expedition members Annexure “B” must be sent to us for necessary clearance at least a month in advance. In case the members of the expedition increase, then it can be done on urgent basis with in a week time before arrival of expedition. In this way the expedition does not waste time in Kathmand

VISA REQUIREMENT :

Visa is required for all nationalities for entering both Nepal. The visa for Nepal can be obtained on arrival at Kathmandu International airport, visa fee US $ 30 for single entry. One can also pre-issue from your country Nepalese Embassy or Consulate. You will be staying in Nepal for about 65 days thus visa should be valid till you depart the country.


EXPEDITION CREW:
There will be BC Manager, Cooks and Kitchen boys to handle base camp.  

CARAVAN/ ENROUTE: 

On the way to base camp in and out we will use our regular tea house with all meal ( Breakfast, lunch and dinner). Single room suppliment is applicable in lodge (normally USD 08 per night) and cost of other charges like mineral water, soft drink are payable by client directly. 

EQIUPMENT:

Our Amadablam expedition provides dome tent single occupancy at BC with one form mattress. There are no single supplementary charges for tent.  Dinning tent will have to share by team members, besides there will be kitchen tent with complete set of cookery & cutlery, toilet tent will be pitch bit more than 50 m away from camp area. There will be shower facilities at base camp.

BC FOOD:

All meals are included except at during our stay in Kathmandu. Three meals a day with at least 5 courses will be serve hot at BC & ABC with supplementary item like biscuits, chocolates, various hot drinks, juice, chocolates bars & cereals. Most of food item will be western oriented with local staples such as rice, vegetables etc. Fresh vegetables & meat will be supplied whenever available or possible. The menu of food will be managed by our BC cook. However, team member can discuss for a day menu with cook before preparation every morning or evening. 

POWER SUPPLY:

For re-charging any kind of electronic device (digital camera, video camera, sat phone etc) there is electricity in Lukla, & Namche. At base camp we use 12 V batteries, which are constantly charged by solar panel. We also take AC invertors to get AC current flow with multi plug in.  Just make sure you have 220 V adapters for AC current or you can get 12 V DC from battery to recharge your devices.

WEATHER:

Be prepared for a wide range of temperatures - from freezing nights, to snow and wind, to bright sunshine intensified by the high altitude. This wide fluctuation in temperatures makes it important to bring everything on the equipment list.

Country Representative

Nepal

  • Wangchu Sherpa, Country Representative
  • + 91 9851051206

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