Mount Ama Dablam is one of the most charming peaks in the Himalaya standing 6856 meters tall. It one of the favorites among different climbers all around the world. Located at the heart of Khumbu region, the mountain sits just above the Tengboche monastery, the largest monastery of Everest region.
Ama Dablam expedition offers a technical climbing experience in an incredible setting with several cultural, local, and scenic diversions. Although the height of Ama Dablam is only 6812 meters, the expedition involves climbing steep ice, rock and snow. You can find three camps during the Ama Dablam expedition above the basecamp. But, you will spend your night in only two of those base camps.
During your climbing expedition, you will follow the South- West ridge to Ama Dablam. The ascent from Ama Dablam base camp to camp 1 is challenging. Climbing Ama Dablam involves severe rock climbing through steep snow and ice runnel.
The routes to Ama Dablam is technically challenging, especially when the route from camp 2 becomes more technical. In order to conquer the Ama Dablam mountain expedition, all the climbers should have good knowledge of rock and ice climbing. A better understanding of technical climbing would help climbers to conquer the Ama Dablam expedition successfully.
The route to Ama Dablam follows the same route to the Everest Base Camp. You will walk along some of the beautiful places of the Everest Region and surround yourself with the high Himalayas. If you are ready to experience the thrilling adventures to the Ama Dablam Expedition, you can join us at Nepal Climbing Info (Exciting Nepal). Contact us if you have any confusion regarding your climbing expedition.
Some of the Highlights of the Ama Dablam Expedition
- A scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
- Visiting the largest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery.
- Interacting with the Sherpa people about their culture and tradition.
- Taking uphills and downhills and south-west ridge to Mount Ama Dablam.
- Challenging and thrilling experiences of rock and ice climbing
- Surrounding yourself with some of the tallest mountains in the world.
When is the Best Time to Climb Ama Dablam Expedition?
Autumn and Spring are the best time for Ama Dablam Expedition. Autumn falls in the month of September, October, and November. Likewise, Spring falls in the month of March, April, and May.
During these seasons, the climbers face less difficulty in comparison to the other seasons. Both the Autumn and spring offer a favorable weather temperature for the climbing expedition. Although it may be chilly in the higher elevation, the lower areas remain warm during autumn and spring.
How Difficult is ma Dablam Expedition?
Ama Dablam is one of the most difficult climbing expedition in Nepal. The climbing involves using technical pieces of equipment such as ice axe, ropes, hammers, ascenders, etc.
The climbing expedition becomes challenging as you reach to camp one. From camp one, you will have to take several narrow ridges and climb the snowy rocks. You will see a 15 meters pitch after crossing the camp 2. This pitch is one of the hardest and the most difficult parts of the climb.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 02: Trip Preparation Day and Sightseeing around Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours
Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization Day
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Dingboche (4,410 m, 6-7 hrs)
Day 07: Debuche to Pheriche (4,300m/14,107ft): 5-6 hours
Day 08: Acclimatization in Pheriche
Day 09: Pheriche to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4570m/15000ft): 5-6 hours
Day 10: Acclimatization and Pre-climb training at Ama Dablam Base Camp
Day 11-25: Ascending and Descending of Ama Dablam (6856m/22488ft)
Day 26: Trek to Namche- Lukla
Day 27: Fly back to Kathmandu