Introduction: Ama Dablam at 6,814 m located above the higher valley of Imja Khola in the Khumbu / Everest region within the world’s highest and heritage Sagarmatha National Park on the high side of summer settlement of Dingboche and on south eastern direction from Pangboche village at 3,900 m, it is one of the most charming mountain in the whole of Himalaya and probably in the world.
The name Ama Dablam is derived from the Tibetan language meaning Mother with a Jewel Box, one can make it out if carefully observed from its south western face just near the neck of the peak a large chunk of ice lies dangling like a small jewel box. It is becoming popular among the hardy mountaineers to summit this beautiful peak, which is much technical from either side of this mountain, perched near the Imjatse Valley and Panch Pokhari region.
This expedition leads to superb climbing experience in a beautiful setting, with numerous culture and scenic diversions. The mountain’s impressive beauty has made it a highly coveted prize for climbers. Since its first ascent 1961 by and Anglo-American New Zealand team, it has been climbed frequently and by many different routes.
The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions route leads by an original South West Ridge, offering an excellent climb, sustained at a reasonable level of difficulty and with good camp platforms at strategic points along the route. Apart from one short section it is objectively very safe.
Trip Highlights: “A demanding and exhilarating climb to the summit of Ama Dablam, rich buddhist culture, warm-friendly locals, traditional village, land of worlds heritage, high alpine valley’s in the shade of high giant peaks of Khumbu.”
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,300m. via respective airlines.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu with half day sight seeing tour.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & trek to Phakding.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m. approx. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 05: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m. approx 5 hours.
Day 07: Trek to Pangboche 3,900m. 2-3 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp approx. 4,580m. 4 – 5 hrs.
Day 09: Rest Day at Base Camp.
Day 10 – 21: (12 days) Ascent of Ama Dablam.
Day 22: Cleaning up at Base Camp.
Day 23: Trek to Thyangboche 4 – 5 hrs.
Day 24: Trek to Monjo via Namche Bazaar 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 25: Trek back to Lukla 4 – 5 hrs.
Day 26: Fly Lukla – Kathmandu.
Day 27 – 28: Free day at leisure in Kathmandu.
Day 29: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.