Area: Everest Region
Season: March – May, Oct – Nov
Highest Point: 6,812 m
Grade Level: 5
Ama Dablam 6,812 metres (22,349 ft), one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, is a technical mountain for climbing. Although the height is only 6812m it requires steep ice, rock and snow climbing. Normally, three camps are set in the approach above the base camp (4,570m), however, only two camps are used to spend the night. The normal route for climbing is South-West Ridge. The ascent from Base Camp to camp one is considered one the difficult days of the expedition. We follow old grassy moraine ridges passing through a saddle and then turning to north climbing up rocky ground and through boulders to the ridge where camp I is set up. From camp I, we cross a rocky bowl and climb the ridge frequently alternating the sides along the fixed lines to the camp II. Climbing the ridge involves severe rock climbing which leads to the top of a yellow tower. The climbing route here from camp II changes significantly with the steep mixed gully’s of rock, ice and snow. The route leads to the ramp and climbs to an amphitheatre and then passes through steep snow and ice runnel and finally, along the snow ridge to reach camp III. The summit from camp III requires steep climb on snow and ice to the right of a huge hanging glacier.
Ama Dablam 6,812 metres (22,349 ft)
Experience Required: The Ama Dablam expedition is one of the most technically difficult expeditions. The climbers need to have good skills on rock and ice climbing and technically competent. On most parts of the routes there will be fixed rope, however, the climbers should posses skills to climb through steep rock and hard water ice.
Day By Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu – Hotel
Day 2: sightseeing of Kathmandu Day 02 Kathmandu
Day 3: Day free to organize gears and breifing on the trip.
Day 4: fly to Lukla. Trek to Phakding.
Day 5: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,410 m.
Day 6: Rest day in Namche.
Day 7 :Trek to Tengboche.
Day 8: Trek to Dingboche.
Day 9: Rest in Dingboche
Day 10: Trek to Lobuche
Day 11: Kalapathar & back Lobuche.
Day 12: Trek Back Pangboche
Day 13: Trek to Ama Dablam BC 4,480 mtr.
Day 14: Rest on Base Camp
Day 15-28: Ama Dablam Climbing Period
Day 29: Back to Base Camp and clean Base Camp.
Day 30:Trek back Tengboche
Day 31: Trek back to Namche Bazaar.
Day 32: Trek back to Phakding.
Day 33: Final trek to Lukla.
Day 34: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 35: Final departure
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