Ama Dablam Expedition 30 days
|Type of Venture||Duration||Code||Group Size||accommodation||Elevation||Grade||Price||Best Season||Location|
|Expedition||30 Days||NME-002||2-above||Lodge + Camping||6856M||Alpine||$4,800 Per Person||Autumn/Spring||Everest region|
Fix Departure on: 06th April and 04th of May 2016
Fix Departure on: 05th October and 02nd of November 2016
Fix Departure on: 7th March,06th April and 04th of May 2016
Ama Dablem is jewel of the Himalayas. This is one of the most beautiful alpine rock climb mountain situated in Khumbu region of Nepal, it is a technical mountain for climbing. Our climbing route is classic south-west ridge, an alpine climber’s dream route with its ice faces and steep, clean rock in a magnificent Himalayan setting. The summit from the Amadablam provides excellent views of the four world’s highest Choyo, Lhotse, Everest and Makalu mountains. We invite you to be part of our expedition. Adventure one step beyond.
Generally three camps are set in the approach above the base camp but only two camps are used to spend the night. The first day expedition is a harder day to ascend Camp I from the base camp. We move up the grassy moraines ridges and passing through a saddle and turn to north climbing up rocking meadows and first camp set in 5725meter. Climb the ridge along with fixed ropes line and crosses rocky area to the Camp II which leads to the top of a Yellow Tower. The climbing route from camp II smoothly changes with steep mixed rock and snow. A superb alpine rock climbing is found on the first step leading snow ridge to camp III. The final pitches of the route are on the perfect 50-degree snow and ice face above
Highlight: Camp III. This face tops out right at the summit.
South- West Ridge Route:
A scramble to camp I
Climbing on rock and snow to camp II.
Climbing on steep mixed snow and ice to Camp III,
The summit day is steep snow 60 degrees.
Experience Required for Amadablam Expedition: This expedition is one of the most technical and hard expedition. It can be necessary to have good skill on rock and snow climbing with the climbers.
Note: Day 09 to 24 ascent of Amadablam.
We have to understand and be flexible with the time, as it would not be possible to stick to our day to day itinerary exactly during ascent period, due to unpredictable weather conditions in the mountains. As a whole the group will be working out on the mountains. The MAIN TEAM will SPLIT into groups – the climbing group and task group. The groups – while group ‘A’ is studying the route and fixing ropes the other group ‘B’ will be carrying necessary loads to higher camps. The route description is as such, of the expedition team (led by Ray Delaney) that have scaled Mt. Ama Dablam during the year 1990…
From the Base Camp — Route leads through grassy ridges heading eastward to a broad saddle. From this point we can see the Mingbo La (high pass). We now head to North direction climbing up the rocky grounds then across the boulders to a ridge, a site for Camp I at an elevation of 5,705 meters. Here, there are 5-6 natural platforms suitable for pitching up tents.
From Camp I — Cross a rocky bowl (tricky if snow covered) until, below two rock fingers, then move on to the ridge proper. Climbing the ridge involves rock climbing of severe standard with steps of VS (USA 5.6) Camp II is at the top of a yellow tower, which gives one of the hardest pitches on the climb at VS/Hard VS (5.8).
From Camp II — Skirt a red rock bluff on the East and follow a ramp line to a gray tower. Move into the ramp (some stone fall danger) and climb to an amphitheater. Continue up a broad gully formed between the gray tower and the lower rock buttress and climb a snow slope to ‘Santa’s Grotto’ at the start of the mushroom ridge. Follow the mushroom ridge to a crevasse in the upper face, which offers fantastic site. Climb the snow / ice slope to the right of the face, then follow mixed ground to the top of the highest hanging glacier. An ice crest now leads in a magnificent position to the summit. We have the glorious – grand views!
Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (1520m) – Check-in to your Hotel: After arrival we will be met and taken to our Hotel. Kathmandu is a strange mixture of Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism and Western influence. There are many great attractions and sightseeing tours can be arranged with a guide accompanying you (optional ) or perhaps you can explore around on your own.
Day 02-3 In Kathmandu- Stay in Kathmandu for official procedure, Overnight at Hotel: At leisure in Kathmandu. While the guides sort out the expedition paper work, you will be able to explore this fascinating medieval city, crowded bazaars, Hindu and Buddhist temples, shrines. It is a wonderful mixture of an ancient, colonial and modern architecture.
Day 04 Fly to Lukla (2842mm). Trek to Phakding (2610m) Overnight at Phakding Lodge: The 40 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is one of the most spectacular flights in the world. The sixteen seated TWIN OTTER, takes us towards East into the heart of the Sherpa country, giving us breathtaking views of the mountain peaks of the Khumbu region, including Mt. Everest and the alluring Ama Dablam. The aircraft landing on this tiny air-strip at Lukla to put in simple words is – it is going to be madly exciting – getting chills up your spine!
No-sooner after the landing, we will be setting off along the famous trail walking towards North-west and descending to the river side at Phakding 2,652m. Continuing further through attractive fir forests to Chumda and set up our camps for the night (walking approximately 5 hours).
Day 05 Trek to Namche (3444m) Overnight at Namche Lodge : After early breakfast, we begin climbing up the steep hill towards Namche Bazaar. If the sky is clear we can see the glorious Mt. Everest the tallest mountain of the world and next the Lhotse. We will reach to Namche after approximately six hours. It’s a prosperous and largest town in the Khumbu region populated by the Sherpas who all resembles with the Tibetan people in looks and cultures also the same. The town is vibrant with many well stocked shops, typical restaurants and hotels, as a whole it all looks marvelous with the breathtaking close views of the snow-capped mountains all around. Some of us may likely face little problem in breathing as Namche is 3,445 meters above the sea level., therefore, we will spend two nights here for acclimatization.
Day 06 Rest In Namche sightseeing, Overnight at Namche Lodge:
Day 07 Trek to Pangcoche (3989m) Overnight at Pangcohe Lodge: No sooner it is morning we have the fantastic views of Mt. Ama Dablam and other mountain ranges all around us. We continue trekking heading North-East along the side of Dudh Koshi river. The trail descends going through moss and rhododendron forests to the river bank leading further along the river side to Phungithanga. After crossing the river Dudh Koshi over a bridge at this point, the trail lead climbing up a hill to the saddle top to Thyangboche. Thyangboche is the main important monastery in Khumbu region. Old (the first original one) Thyangboche monastery was destroyed by accidental fire in the year 1989. The main village is situated at the base of Mt. Kangtaiga and from the spur of this ridge top we can have the excellent panoramic views of the main mountain peaks including – Mt. Everest, Lhotse and the Ama Dablam. We settle down for the night camping near by the monastery. (walking involves 6 hours).
Day 08 In Pangboche sightseeing, Overnight at Pangboche Lodge: Trekking for about 2-3 hours up the valley heading towards the Everest Base Camp, our trail lead turning right then climbing up further to next valley and to our Base Camp at an elevation of 4,570 meters. We camp along the excellent spot from where majority of the climbing routes are visible. The atmosphere naturally will be pleasant; in cool serenity. The porters will be busy then, with loads for next couple of week time. Remaining staff at the Base Camp include – a Cook, Sirdar, other staff, and the Liaison Officer.
Day 09 – 12 Trek to Base Camp (4600m) : We have to understand and be flexible with the time, as it would not be possible to stick to our day to day itinerary exactly during ascent period, due to unpredictable weather conditions in the mountains. As a whole the group will be working out on the mountains. The MAIN TEAM will SPLIT into groups – the climbing group and task group. The groups – while group ‘A’ is studying the route and fixing ropes the other group ‘B’ will be carrying necessary loads to higher camps. The route description is as such, of the expedition team (led by Ray Delaney) that have scaled Mt. Ama Dablam during the year 1990…
Day 13 Base Camp – Advance Base Camp (5400m) – Base Camp
Advance Base Camp (5400m)
Day 15 Advance Base Camp – Camp 1 (5800m) – Advance Base Camp
Advance Base Camp – Camp 1 (5800m) – Advance Base Camp
Camp 1 – Camp 2 (6000m) – Camp 1
Camp 2 (6000m)
Return to Base Camp
Camp 3 (6300m)
Summit Ammadablam (6856m) & back to Camp 3
Back to Camp 1
Back Base Camp
Back to Pangboche
Back to Namche
Back to Lukla
Fly to Kathmandu
Full day In Kathmandu, refreshment therapy in Kathmandu
$4800 per person.
- Peak Permit charges and National Park fees.
- Accommodation at Kathmandu standard tourist Hotel on BB Basis.
- Peak fee and administrative fee
- Equipment allowance, daily allowance, insurance, food and tents for cook and kitchen boy
- Expedition/Climbing equipment Tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent and Mattresses.
- Equipment allowance, daily allowance, insurance, food and lodging for the liaison officer and the interpreter
- Food: Food for trekking/ Peak climbing period.
- Necessary Nepali staff and porters charge.
- Insurance for all local staffs.
- Necessary domestic flight ticket.
- Necessary Land Transportation charge.
- Sufficient Tea & coffee during the climbing.
- Trekking insurance for Nepalese staff.
- First Aid kit.
- Land transport as per itinerary.
- Hight Altitude food.
- Climbing Sherpa
- Trekking Staff: Experience Guide and staff who have been many these area.
- Base camp manager
- Liaison officer Fee
- experience head Sardar
- Russian 4 liters POISK Oxygen (4 bottles for each member & 2 for Sherpa)
- Storage & communication tent
- Gamow bag & extra oxygen with mask set for medical purpose at Base Camp.
- Oxygen mask and regulator set.
- VHF Radio base at BC & one hand held set for each member during climbing period.
- Solar panel/ generator at base camp for recharging & power supply.
- Insurance of climbing Sherpa and local team members.
- Climbing allowance, food allowance for climbing assistances
- Emergency rescue evacuation if required (Seven Star team will give you full services but your insurance most cover it).
- Visa Fee $100.00 Valid for 90 days
- International & home country domestic airfares, transfers en route & excess baggage.
- Satellite phone with permit fees.
- International Air fare.
- Any kind of Alcoholic and Hard soft Drinks.
- Personal equipment for climbing expedition.
- Climbing food (Peak Climbing period).
- Climbing Sherpa’s charge.
- Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal.
- International cargo/Air mail charge.
- Airport taxes.
- Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
- Optional – Personal Medical doctor.
- Any other additional extra package charge.
- Two ways Wake-Talkie Radio.
- Emergency evacuation
- Personal accident insurance
- Garbage Deposit (refundable if the garbage is brought back from the expedition) USD 500.00 (sharing on per person basis with the total number of people in the team).
- Tipping for your assistance.
- Bonus for climbing Sherpa
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Our Experience Sherpa
The expedition will be supported by several strong and experienced Sherpa’s, at a ratio of one Sherpa to every two team members. If you book this trip early in advance, it would be much easier for us to make necessary pre-contract with our Sherpa’s who have many ascents of 8,000 meter peaks to their credit including Everest, among others In preparation of the route and for summit day the Sherpa’s will be responsible for all load carrying and for pre-placing all of the camp stores essential for each team member’s ascent. This will leave the team members to focus on their own acclimatization and minimize exertion so that people start summit day least tired and as well prepared physically as possible. In addition to the Leaders, Sherpa’s will accompany the team to the top on summit day.
If you join this team, you will have a high level of support, starting with strong, confident leadership and experienced Sherpa’s. This will maximize your chances of success without undermining the quality of your achievement. The Leader and any other Assistant Leaders will accompany you throughout the expedition, as you would expect and our solidarity.
Passport & Visa
A passport with at list 6 month validity beyond the duration of the trip is required, and it is your responsibility to obtain your own visa (this can be obtained on the arrival at Kathmandu international airport at a charge of $100 or equivalent currency valid for 100 days) You will need two passport size photographs for the Visa. We will forward you the visa form and equipment list once you booked for the trip with us. 4 passport size photographs and pass port details will also be required for the climbing permit & these should be supplied to seven Star Trekking & Tour before start the expedition.
We require participants to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses, evacuation and repatriation. Please ensure that your chosen policy provides cover for the activities (trekking and climbing with guides and ropes) and the localities in which you will travel (Nepal, to elevations up to 8,848 meters above sea level).
In Kathmandu we stay at the Shangri-la (5 star Hotel). This charming historic palace has a peaceful garden with a Swimming pool and is just on the edge of the main tourist area, Thamel. However it is one of the most popular and busy hotel in the valley your early booking for the trip along with a deposit of $ 2000.00 per person is highly required.
During the Trek up to base camp: Tent will be on shared and sleeping mattress will be provided. At the Base camp we provide individual tent for each member with sleeping mattress but on the mountain tent will be on sharing between two members.
Emergency Evacuation: Helicopter rescue services are available; Evidence of insurance will be required by the evacuation services before the helicopter will fly. We would suggest you to leave a copy of your medical insurance with us for necessary arrangement. However, emergency evacuation cost is not included in your expedition cost.
Additional Services: Satellite phone permit fees – US $ 600.
Garbage Deposit fee (refundable if the garbage is brought back from the expedition) $ 500.00
Bookings and Payments
All Booking are subjected to made 90 days prior, with at least 40% of payment of the Trekking cost with additional full payment & other government charges. This will constitute acceptance by you of these Terms and Conditions. You need to submit a copy of each passport to our office via email or fax including two photos of passport size for TIMS Card and Trekking Permit Purpose. All payments are required per person as per trip.