What to expect during Ama Dablam Expedition?
Ama Dablam Expedition is an adventurous journey that will let you experience something like never before. If you are an adventure lover then Mt. Ama Dablam Expedition is a perfect package for you. Panoramic views of Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Mt. Kongde (6,187 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), and many others will give you accompany throughout the trail. To be part of this excellent journey feel free to contact us anytime.
Why go on Ama Dablam Expedition with us?
We are a team of professional climbers and trekkers who have mapped almost every trail of Nepal. We have led countless numbers of groups to their destination successfully. We provide the best service and affordable prices. Moreover, we are also a big believer and follower of eco-friendly treks and tours. With us, you will not only venture through the region, but also get to know in-depth about the region, and help to promote the economy of that place, as we work closely with the locals.
Ama Dablam Southwest Route
Base Camp (4,600m)
Ama Dablam Base Camp is a huge grassy area, where you can enjoy a good soccer or volleyball game under the bright shiny sky. The base camp is the place where you are going to spend most of the time to acclimatize to the altitude before moving towards the summit of Mt. Ama Dablam. From the Ama Dablam Base Camp, you get to witness fantastic views of Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Konge, Mt. Taboche, etc. Our team will arrange all the tents and necessities on the base camp for your comfortable stay.
Camp I (5,700m)
From base camp to Camp I, the route is easy with short rocky sections. You will walk for around five hours from the Ama Dablam Base Camp to reach the Camp I. You will also cross an easy fourth class slab without using a fixed rope. Upon reaching Camp I, you will see there are not many spaces to put tents, therefore you will share the sleeping tent.
Camp II (5,950m)
Leaving Camp I behind, you approach Camp II, which will be at 5,950 meters. This part of climbing is the most difficult one and includes technical climbing. The trail moves on along a fourth class horizontal rock ridge. As you move higher the exposure to cold and sunlight become drastic. Further, you will ascend the Yellow Tower, which is considered French 4th class, British Severe, North American YDS 5.5. Above the Yellow Tower is you Camp II. Likewise, you get to see panoramic views of several Himalayan mountains while ascending towards Camp II.
Camp III (6,200m)
From Camp II, it is a mixed terrain that leads to Camp III. The distance from Camp II to Camp III is not huge, and you only have to walk for a couple of hours. While ascending, you will see the majestic views of Kusum Kanguru, Mt. Kantega, and other snow-capped mountains. Crossing the Mushroom Ridge (6,150 m), you will ascend to Camp III. We will try to minimize our time at Camp III as much possible, as it is an avalanche-prone area.
Summit (6,812m) 10 hrs:
We will begin pushing towards the summit as soon as all the members of the team feel confident. From Camp III, it will take around 10 hours to reach the summit and descend to lower camps. Crossing two dramatic yet easy solid snow-ice (40º+), you reach the side of the Dablam. From here, you gradually ascend and approach the fluted snow/ice field (30-50º). Further, you will ascend and reach the finest summit of Mt. Ama Dablam that will welcome you with breath-taking views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Shishapangma, and many others.
Ama Dablam Expedition difficulty
Ama Dablam Expedition is a difficult climbing journey. The route to the top of the mountain involves snow and ice climbing crossing several crevasses and ice walls. The trail also includes rocky slabs, rugged boulders paths, and steep sections. Likewise, you will cross the Yellow Tower, which is considered French 4th class, British Severe, North American YDS 5.5. You have to be in good health, possess strong physical fitness, and prior trekking & climbing experience to go on Ama Dablam Expedition. As you have to walk 5 to 6 hours a day, strong stamina and will-power are also needed.
Similarly, the Ama Dablam Expedition also includes chances of altitude sickness. Therefore, you have to make sure your body is properly acclimatized with the elevation before pushing towards the summit. As we have planned our itinerary professionally, we will make sure of all these things. We take a very careful ascent profile with ample rest days and take all necessary measures to aim to prevent AMS.
Read below to know more in detail about altitude sickness symptoms & preventive measures:-
Symptoms of altitude sickness
- Difficulty in sleeping
- Dizziness or light-headedness
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Shortness of breath with exertion
- Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
- Keep yourself hydrated
- Do not drink alcoholic beverages
- Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
- Try to spend the night in lower altitude
- Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
- Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
- Do not push yourself
Ama Dablam Expedition cost
Ama Dablam Expedition cost depends on how long your journey takes place. The cost includes your lodging, food, permits, and expenses of the guide. As we will carry every small thing that is needed for our survival during climbing, the cost increases. For more detailed information, you can check our cost includes and exclude sections. Feel free to get in touch with us anytime if you have more queries.
Best time to go on Ama Dablam Expedition
Spring i.e. March to April is the preferred time to go on Ama Dablam Expedition. The winter has made the trail perfectly firm for us to walk on. Similarly, the weather is more stable at this time of the year, which is very essential for the summit. Likewise, the lower part of the trail gets bloomed up with numerous vegetation and colorful flowers, making the trail extremely beautiful.
Accommodation & Food during the Ama Dablam Expedition
The lodge will be the main accommodation in the villages. You get basic facilities in the lodge. The rooms are usually small and come with double beds and a shared washroom. Likewise, during climbing, you stay overnight in tents. We will provide all tents. Our tents are high-quality and considered best to use in the Himalayas. We offer a single sleeping tent to all the crew members along with a common dining tent and washroom tents.
In the lodge, the meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge. You will find a wide range of options on the menu. Nepali, Indian, Continental, and Tibetan are the main cuisines that can be seen on the menu. You will be given three meals a day. If you feel hungry any other time, you are free to munch on your expenses. Likewise, boiled water is available in the lodge. You can refill your bottle every time it gets empty, paying a small fee. Don't buy plastic water bottles as it will be very expensive and increase waste. While camping all the meals will be cooked and served by our team members. We will offer you hygienic, delicious, and nutritious meals.
Along with offering our fixed Ama Dablam Expedition itinerary, we offer tailor-made options also. You can choose your departure date and customize the itinerary as per your demands. This will help us to meet your requirements and allow you to have your dream journey. Contact us anytime to share your thoughts with us, and we will make sure to design a perfect Ama Dablam Expedition itinerary that will match your all needs.
We try our best to run sustainable & eco-friendly treks and tours everywhere. As we spend lots of our time in nature, it is very important for us to conserve and protect it. From recommending not to use plastic water bottles on the trail to cleaning the base camps while returning from the journey, these small steps that we are taking do make a difference. Moreover, we try best to reduce wastage on the trail by carrying more eco-friendly things with us.