Mt. Ama Dablam Expedition

Ama Dablam (6,812 metres /22,349 ft) is located due south of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse in the Khumbu region. It is a beautiful mountain with long ridges on each side and look like mother (ama) protecting child in her arms. The peak is comprises of sharp exposed ridges, steep pyramid of ice with vertical wall. Mount Ama Dablam always left long impression for many trekkers and mountaineers due to its spectacular views.

The southwest face hangs a glacier resembling an ornament worn by Sherpa lady. Ama dabalam is also known as “mother’s necklace”.It lies in the heart of the Khumbu valley alongside of Everest which offers marvelous close of view of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu , Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Everest. Ama Dablam was first climbed on March 13, 1961 by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest Ridge.

Mt. Ama Dablam expedition trip itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our office repetitive and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Preparation for Expedition, official formalities work out
Day 03: Official formalities work out for expedition and briefing at Ministry of Tourism
Day 04: Fly to Lukla 2800m, trek to Phakding 2620m or Manjo and overnight at lodge
Day 05: Trek Phakding/Manjo – Namche 3500m and overnight at lodge
Day 06: Rest day at Namche Bazar for acclimatization and explore around
Day 07: Trek Namche Bazar to Tengboche 3860m or Pangboche and overnight at lodge
Day 08: Trek Pangboche to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600m) and overnight at lodge
Day 09-24: Climbing Period of Ama Dablam (6812m) and O/N at tented Camp
Day 25: Trek Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600m) to Pangboche and overnight at lodge
Day 26: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar and overnight at lodge
Day 27: Rest day at Namche Bazaar and overnight at lodge
Day 28: Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla and overnight at lodge
Day 29: Fly back Lukla to Kathmandu then transfer to hotel
Day 30: Free in Kathmandu for personal activities
Day 31: Free in Kathmandu for personal activities
Day 32: Transfer to airport for International departure.

Last Updated: 2014-06-26 by
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Trip Highlights

Ama Dablam Expedition trip highlights

Expedition Duration: 32 days proposal

Climbing Period: 15 days

Height: 6812m.

Climbing Route: South-west ridge

Location: Khumbu,Everest Region, Nepal  

Range: Khumbu Himal

Latitude: 27° 51′ 42″ N

Longitude: 86° 51′ 50″ E

Expedition Season: Spring & Autumn

Cost Includes/Excludes

Expedition cost: Please contact us for trip cost.

Service cost Includes up to Base Camp

  • Transportation for airport pick up & drop as per program
  • Hotel in Kathmandu 6 nights before & after the expedition
  • Flight KTM-Lukla-KTM for member, Liaison officer & expedition staffs
  • Charge of food supply & expedition equipments to Base Camp & back
  • Full board lodge stay basis during the trek to base camp and back
  • Single sleeping tent & mattress for each member, BC staffs & Liaison Officer
  • All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table, chairs & cooking utensils for BC
  • Necessary foods and fuel supply at Base Camp
  • Government Liaison Officer Service
  • Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp
  • Equipments, allowance, daily wages of cook, kitchen boys & Liaison officer
  • Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison Officer and porters
  • Expedition Permit fee of Ama Dablam
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee
  • Generator or Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use

Service cost does not Include

  • International airfare from / to your country
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal climbing gear and equipments 
  • High Tents, high altitude foods and fuel above Base Camp
  • Oxygen & Mask and regulator (will be provided as per request)
  • Personal insurance-travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost luggage
  • Applicable permit fees & customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, communication equipment & commercial filming
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses for staffs
  • Garbage deposit for expedition
  • Climbing Sherpa charge
Equipement for this trip

Equipment or clothing required for trip

Personal Equipment

  • 3-4 season sleeping bag with hood
  • Thermo rest self-inflating pad or foam mat
  • Main luggage- Rucksack or Duffel
  • 30 - 40 liter Daypack- to carry water bottles, camera, lunch & extra clothing
  • Stuff sacks and plastic bags for keeping your gear dry and organized
  • Water bottles with a wide mouth
  • A pair adjustable trekking poles
  • Insulated plastic mug (optional)
  • Pocketknife Swiss army style (optional)
  • Toiletries bag for toilet paper, soap, saving items, tooth paste & toothbrush etc


  • Running shoes or sandals-to used in camp/ teahouse lodge
  • Hiking boots- good quality
  • Gaiters- a pair to use to keep boots dry if walking through deep snow or on wet ground
  • Woolen or Pile Socks-heavy weight wool to be worn over the liner socks
  • Liner Socks-smooth thin liner socks to reduce of getting blisters
  • Knee or ankles support pad

Clothing items for trip

  • Gore-Tex pants and jacket with hood
  • Medium weight down jacket with hood
  • Light trekking trouser
  • Long sleeve light colored polypropylene shirts
  • Polar Tec fleece jacket
  • Thermal underwear for both top & bottom
  • Polar Tec fleece pant
  • Personal under garments
  • Quick dry type towel
  • Casual wears before after the trek

Hand wear

  • Polypropylene liner gloves
  • Fleece gloves
  • Good quality mittens or gloves


  • Warm woolen or fleecy hat/balaclava
  • Sun hat or cap with bandana for shading the neck
  • Bandana or scarf
  • Headlamp for use at night around the camp with extra batteries and spare bulbs
  • High quality sunglasses with 100% UV protection
  • Dust mask

Other Travel Accessories

  • Sunscreen and lip salve SPF 30 or above
  • Insect repellant
  • Water purification tablets (iodine or chlorine)
  • Favorite snack items
  • Reading & writing materials, ipod and cards
  • Camera, memory card and extra battery
  • Passport photo copy & photos
  • Insurance certificate copy
  • Earplugs (optional)
  • Baby wipes (optional)
  • Anti bacterial hand gel (optional)

Personal first aid kit pack

  • Any personal medications
  • Malaria prophylactic tablets
  • Antibiotics capsules
  • Imodium and anti amoebious, bacterial tablets
  • Blister treatment plasts
  • Dehydration solution
  • Analgesic- Paracetamol, aspirin
  • Anti cold tablets
  • Diclofenac gel
  • Bandages
  • Antiseptic cream & throat lozenges
  • Diamox for AMS
  • Sanitary pad (for women)
  • Ear & eye drop
Useful Information

Useful Information

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