• Activity
    Climb
  • Duration
    25 Days
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2 Pax
  • Difficulty
    Hard
  • Maximum Altitude
    6812M
  • Transportation
    Plane, Jeep
  • Accomodation
    All Included
  • Meal
    All Included

Ama Dablam 6812m, popularly known as “Matterhorn of Himalaya” lies in the Himalayan range of Eastern Nepal. In native terms - Ama Dablam means “Mother’s Necklace”, “Ama” means mother and “Dablam” means the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of gods worn by Sherpa women. The long ridge on each side of the mountain resembles the arms of a mother protecting her child and the hanging glacier is thought of as a necklace.

"The interesting fact about the Ama Dablam is that when the team of Sir Edmund Hillary summited the mountain for the first time, the then King of Nepal nearly imprisoned him for climbing the sacred mountain without any permission."

The first summit to Ama Dablam was made on 13 March 1961 by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest Ridge. Ama Dablam offers a varied climb through the Himalayan rock, ice & snow. The climb is moderately technical but accomplishable. The mountain is perfect for beginners, novice, and expert climbers as well. The mountain can make a base for your future climb to Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Mount Everest. 

Kaitu Expedition can assure the best possible expedition logistics support to ensure a safe and successful climb under the leadership and guidance of professional experts with years of guiding experience. The mountain decides the rest. We believe that with our logistic support and experience coupled with your passion, determination, and willpower, Kaitu Expedition can help make your dream come true with memorable experiences and amazing stories to share - A journey of a lifetime.      

 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Summit one of the beautiful mountains in the Himalayas
  • Experience the warm Sherpa hospitality, local lifestyle during the trek
  • Puja ceremony at the Base Camp 
  • Visit to Khumjung Village, Khunde Hospital built by Sir Edmund Hillary

 

  •  Arrival to Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel.

     In Kathmandu – Expedition Briefing and Preparation.

     Fly to Lukla (2,800m) and trek to Phakding (2,652m): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek.

     Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 5-6 hours.

    Trek from Namche to Khumjung (3700m): 3 Hours.

     Trek from khumjung to Pangboche (4000m): 6-7 Hours.

     Trek from Pangboche to Amadablam Base Camp (4600m/14720ft): 4 hours.

     Rest Day in Base Camp / Puja ceremony.

     Base Camp– Camp-1 – Base Camp Hike: 6-7 hours.

     Rest Day in Base Camp.

     Base Camp to Camp-1 (4300m/15680ft).

     Ascent from Camp-1 to Camp-2.

     Descend from Camp-2 to Base Camp.

     Rest Day in Base Camp.

     Rest Day in Base Camp.

     Rest Day in Base Camp.

     Base Camp to Camp-1.

     Ascend Camp-1 to Camp-2.

     Ascend from Camp-2 to Amadablam summit and back to Camp-2.

     Descend from Camp-2 to Base Camp.

     Trek from Base Camp to Namche.

     Trek from Namche to Lukla.

     Fly Lukla to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.

     Reserve Day in Kathmandu.

     Transfer to International Airport for Final Departure.

    NOTE:

    • Summit date will be decided during the expedition period depending on weather forecast and summit rope fixing team.
    • Expedition departure from Base Camp to Kathmandu will depend on the summit date.

     

     

What's Included 

  • All necessary airport pick-ups / drops as per the program.
  • Amadablam Expedition permit.
  • Garbage Deposit Fee .
  • Everest National Park Fee and Khumbu Village development Fee.
  • 1 Govt appointed Liaison Officer to monitor the group at Base camp with his daily wages, accommodation, foods, flight & Insurance.
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Flight from Kathmandu – Lukla for members.
  • Helicopter transfer from Base camp to Kathmandu.
  • 4 Nights in Kathmandu hotel using 4-star category, Single Room on B&B basis.
  • Single Tent for each member at Base Camp with a comfortable mattress and pillow.
  • Base Camp set up with Kitchen Tent, Dining Tent, Sherpa Tent, Toilet & Shower Tents, Foods with necessary camping gears and equipment.
  • During trek stay at best available local lodges with Meals and hot water for drinking purpose.
  • High Camp – 2Men Kailas Alpine tents for Members and Sherpa. 
  • High food, enough EPI gas, Gas stove, cooking pots.
  • Group equipment for the climb (rope, ice crew, snow bar and others).
  • 1 Personal Experienced Climbing Sherpa 1:1 ratio (8000-meter summiteers) .
  • Trekking guide and Sherpa Helpers during the trek.
  • Porters to carry members personal baggage during trek.
  • Solar Panel & Generator at base camp for light and charging.
  • Gas Heater at Dining tent.
  • Expedition Cargo transfer.
  • All local support staff salary, accommodation, food and travel expenses.
  • Insurance of local support staff including guides and porters.
  • 1 Oxygen bottle with a pair of Mask & Regulator for member.
  • First Aid kit & Kaitu Expedition Duffel Bags.
  • Coordination of helicopter/hospital/ambulance in case of Emergency (provided insurance company or clients cover the cost).

What's Not Included   

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Alcoholic beverages, bottled mineral water, soft drinks and snack foods.
  • Any personal medical or evacuation expenses. Strongly recommend international Travel insurance which includes rescue.
  • Extra hotel nights in KTM.
  • Personal climbing gears and equipment
  • Personal tips for local support staff which is strongly recommended and highly appreciated.
  • Summit bonus to support staff USD 500.
  • Expenses incurred as a result of events beyond control of Kaitu Expedition Pvt. Ltd.

           

NOTE:

  • Extra cost for UIAGM / IFMGA certified Guide $200 per Day
  • Package include regular climbing guide.

Before The Trekking 

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION:

PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION

Your passport needs to be valid for at least six (6) months after your journey ends, and should have a minimum of one (1) blank visa page for entry and exit stamps.

CASH & CREDIT CARDS

We recommend travelling with some cash, and at least two different major credit cards, such as Visa and Mastercard, so you have backup if your card is not accepted or lost. Access to ATM machines is available in Kathmandu but limited to none in rural areas. Contact your bank and credit card companies to let them know where and when you’ll be travelling, as well as confirm any foreign transaction fees.

When carrying cash, try to travel only with recently issued currency in smaller denominations; wrinkled or torn bills are not accepted. Only exchange currency at authorized outlets such as currency exchanges, ATMs or hotels and save receipts as they may be required for exit. 

PHYSICAL CONDITION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Every mountain is another mountain regardless of its height. Climbers must be physically and mentally fit with a good deal of mountaineering experience and skills for your own safety and welfare of the team. Kaitu Expedition requires our clients to have basic knowledge of mountaineering skills and experience of expedition life. The clients should be confident and comfortable to adopt Himalayan mountaineering practices such as using fixed lines to ascend, descend and crevasse crossing using ladders.

BOOKING 

Booking confirmation must be done 45 days before departure date from Kathmandu. A non-refundable 50% advance payment must be made after signing the Service Agreement between the two parties 30 days before the departure date. Clients must provide a Medical Report signed by a physician stating otherwise healthy and fit. 

EXPEDITION LOGISTICS

BASECAMP

Our campsite is well organized and managed with basic needs to serve our team. We take pride in being recognized as a role model for providing expedition logistics as we pay attention to the finest details from kitchen to toilet tent, sleeping to shower tent and store to dinning tent. Power is provided with solar invertors and generator for back up. Hot shower on a warm day is treat at BC. Spacious dinning tents with heater in the evening and of course plenty to eat and drink.

 

ACCOMODATION

Best possible lodge on twin sharing basis during trek and tents during expedition. A large spacious 10X7ft tent at basecamp and 2 men Kailas dome tent for high camps.                                                                                                       

                                                                                                            

FOOD

All meals on the trek will be provided by the lodge.

At base camp we have a fully equipped kitchen setup with well-trained kitchen staffs. We make it sure that the food we provide is hygienic and at the same time suits your palate. We offer all varieties of food including continental and local Nepali/Tibetan items. Fresh fruits for desserts, unlimited supply of snacks and hot drinks 24 hours in the dining tent. During the climb we mostly use dry or dehydrated foods except in Base camp where proper kitchen will be setup to provide hot meals.

TEAM

We believe in delivering highest standard of service and care to our clients. A team of dedicated and experienced Sherpa will provide support for the climb while our expert kitchen staff will fuel the team with hygienic and nutritious meal for clients and support staffs alike.

IMPORTANT NOTE

These trip notes represent the most current information for this itinerary, and may supersede any information in the current brochure, including but not limited to the itinerary and price. The itinerary should be seen as a guide only. This itinerary may change at any time due to inclement weather, forces of nature and other circumstances beyond our control.

THE END OF AN EPIC JOURNEY IS THE BEGINNING OF ANOTHER ONE…CLIMB ON…

Ama Dablam 6812m, popularly known as “Matterhorn of Himalaya” lies in the Himalayan range of Eastern Nepal. In native terms - Ama Dablam means “Mother’s Necklace”, “Ama” means mother and “Dablam” means the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of gods worn by Sherpa women. The long ridge on each side of the mountain resembles the arms of a mother protecting her child and the hanging glacier is thought of as a necklace.

"The interesting fact about the Ama Dablam is that when the team of Sir Edmund Hillary summited the mountain for the first time, the then King of Nepal nearly imprisoned him for climbing the sacred mountain without any permission."

The first summit to Ama Dablam was made on 13 March 1961 by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest Ridge. Ama Dablam offers a varied climb through the Himalayan rock, ice & snow. The climb is moderately technical but accomplishable. The mountain is perfect for beginners, novice, and expert climbers as well. The mountain can make a base for your future climb to Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Mount Everest. 

Kaitu Expedition can assure the best possible expedition logistics support to ensure a safe and successful climb under the leadership and guidance of professional experts with years of guiding experience. The mountain decides the rest. We believe that with our logistic support and experience coupled with your passion, determination, and willpower, Kaitu Expedition can help make your dream come true with memorable experiences and amazing stories to share - A journey of a lifetime.      

 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Summit one of the beautiful mountains in the Himalayas
  • Experience the warm Sherpa hospitality, local lifestyle during the trek
  • Puja ceremony at the Base Camp 
  • Visit to Khumjung Village, Khunde Hospital built by Sir Edmund Hillary

 

  •  Arrival to Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel.

     In Kathmandu – Expedition Briefing and Preparation.

     Fly to Lukla (2,800m) and trek to Phakding (2,652m): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek.

     Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 5-6 hours.

    Trek from Namche to Khumjung (3700m): 3 Hours.

     Trek from khumjung to Pangboche (4000m): 6-7 Hours.

     Trek from Pangboche to Amadablam Base Camp (4600m/14720ft): 4 hours.

     Rest Day in Base Camp / Puja ceremony.

     Base Camp– Camp-1 – Base Camp Hike: 6-7 hours.

     Rest Day in Base Camp.

     Base Camp to Camp-1 (4300m/15680ft).

     Ascent from Camp-1 to Camp-2.

     Descend from Camp-2 to Base Camp.

     Rest Day in Base Camp.

     Rest Day in Base Camp.

     Rest Day in Base Camp.

     Base Camp to Camp-1.

     Ascend Camp-1 to Camp-2.

     Ascend from Camp-2 to Amadablam summit and back to Camp-2.

     Descend from Camp-2 to Base Camp.

     Trek from Base Camp to Namche.

     Trek from Namche to Lukla.

     Fly Lukla to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.

     Reserve Day in Kathmandu.

     Transfer to International Airport for Final Departure.

    NOTE:

    • Summit date will be decided during the expedition period depending on weather forecast and summit rope fixing team.
    • Expedition departure from Base Camp to Kathmandu will depend on the summit date.

     

     

What's Included 

  • All necessary airport pick-ups / drops as per the program.
  • Amadablam Expedition permit.
  • Garbage Deposit Fee .
  • Everest National Park Fee and Khumbu Village development Fee.
  • 1 Govt appointed Liaison Officer to monitor the group at Base camp with his daily wages, accommodation, foods, flight & Insurance.
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Flight from Kathmandu – Lukla for members.
  • Helicopter transfer from Base camp to Kathmandu.
  • 4 Nights in Kathmandu hotel using 4-star category, Single Room on B&B basis.
  • Single Tent for each member at Base Camp with a comfortable mattress and pillow.
  • Base Camp set up with Kitchen Tent, Dining Tent, Sherpa Tent, Toilet & Shower Tents, Foods with necessary camping gears and equipment.
  • During trek stay at best available local lodges with Meals and hot water for drinking purpose.
  • High Camp – 2Men Kailas Alpine tents for Members and Sherpa. 
  • High food, enough EPI gas, Gas stove, cooking pots.
  • Group equipment for the climb (rope, ice crew, snow bar and others).
  • 1 Personal Experienced Climbing Sherpa 1:1 ratio (8000-meter summiteers) .
  • Trekking guide and Sherpa Helpers during the trek.
  • Porters to carry members personal baggage during trek.
  • Solar Panel & Generator at base camp for light and charging.
  • Gas Heater at Dining tent.
  • Expedition Cargo transfer.
  • All local support staff salary, accommodation, food and travel expenses.
  • Insurance of local support staff including guides and porters.
  • 1 Oxygen bottle with a pair of Mask & Regulator for member.
  • First Aid kit & Kaitu Expedition Duffel Bags.
  • Coordination of helicopter/hospital/ambulance in case of Emergency (provided insurance company or clients cover the cost).

What's Not Included   

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Alcoholic beverages, bottled mineral water, soft drinks and snack foods.
  • Any personal medical or evacuation expenses. Strongly recommend international Travel insurance which includes rescue.
  • Extra hotel nights in KTM.
  • Personal climbing gears and equipment
  • Personal tips for local support staff which is strongly recommended and highly appreciated.
  • Summit bonus to support staff USD 500.
  • Expenses incurred as a result of events beyond control of Kaitu Expedition Pvt. Ltd.

           

NOTE:

  • Extra cost for UIAGM / IFMGA certified Guide $200 per Day
  • Package include regular climbing guide.

Before The Trekking 

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION:

PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION

Your passport needs to be valid for at least six (6) months after your journey ends, and should have a minimum of one (1) blank visa page for entry and exit stamps.

CASH & CREDIT CARDS

We recommend travelling with some cash, and at least two different major credit cards, such as Visa and Mastercard, so you have backup if your card is not accepted or lost. Access to ATM machines is available in Kathmandu but limited to none in rural areas. Contact your bank and credit card companies to let them know where and when you’ll be travelling, as well as confirm any foreign transaction fees.

When carrying cash, try to travel only with recently issued currency in smaller denominations; wrinkled or torn bills are not accepted. Only exchange currency at authorized outlets such as currency exchanges, ATMs or hotels and save receipts as they may be required for exit. 

PHYSICAL CONDITION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Every mountain is another mountain regardless of its height. Climbers must be physically and mentally fit with a good deal of mountaineering experience and skills for your own safety and welfare of the team. Kaitu Expedition requires our clients to have basic knowledge of mountaineering skills and experience of expedition life. The clients should be confident and comfortable to adopt Himalayan mountaineering practices such as using fixed lines to ascend, descend and crevasse crossing using ladders.

BOOKING 

Booking confirmation must be done 45 days before departure date from Kathmandu. A non-refundable 50% advance payment must be made after signing the Service Agreement between the two parties 30 days before the departure date. Clients must provide a Medical Report signed by a physician stating otherwise healthy and fit. 

EXPEDITION LOGISTICS

BASECAMP

Our campsite is well organized and managed with basic needs to serve our team. We take pride in being recognized as a role model for providing expedition logistics as we pay attention to the finest details from kitchen to toilet tent, sleeping to shower tent and store to dinning tent. Power is provided with solar invertors and generator for back up. Hot shower on a warm day is treat at BC. Spacious dinning tents with heater in the evening and of course plenty to eat and drink.

 

ACCOMODATION

Best possible lodge on twin sharing basis during trek and tents during expedition. A large spacious 10X7ft tent at basecamp and 2 men Kailas dome tent for high camps.                                                                                                       

                                                                                                            

FOOD

All meals on the trek will be provided by the lodge.

At base camp we have a fully equipped kitchen setup with well-trained kitchen staffs. We make it sure that the food we provide is hygienic and at the same time suits your palate. We offer all varieties of food including continental and local Nepali/Tibetan items. Fresh fruits for desserts, unlimited supply of snacks and hot drinks 24 hours in the dining tent. During the climb we mostly use dry or dehydrated foods except in Base camp where proper kitchen will be setup to provide hot meals.

TEAM

We believe in delivering highest standard of service and care to our clients. A team of dedicated and experienced Sherpa will provide support for the climb while our expert kitchen staff will fuel the team with hygienic and nutritious meal for clients and support staffs alike.

IMPORTANT NOTE

These trip notes represent the most current information for this itinerary, and may supersede any information in the current brochure, including but not limited to the itinerary and price. The itinerary should be seen as a guide only. This itinerary may change at any time due to inclement weather, forces of nature and other circumstances beyond our control.

THE END OF AN EPIC JOURNEY IS THE BEGINNING OF ANOTHER ONE…CLIMB ON…



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