Mt. Amadablam Expedition

Amadablam Expedition

Ama Dablam 6856m. is a mountain in the Himalaya range of eastern Nepal. Ama Dablam means "Mother's Necklace"; the long ridges on each side like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women. For several days, Ama Dablam dominates the eastern sky for anyone trekking to Mount Everest basecamp.

Ama Dablam was first climbed on 13 March 1961 by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest Ridge. They were well-acclimatised to altitude, having wintered over at 5800 metres near the base of the peak as part of the Silver Hut Scientific Expedition of 1960-61, led by Sir Edmund Hillary.

Ama Dablam is the third most popular Himalayan peak for permitted expeditions. The most popular route by far is the Southwest Ridge. Climbers typically set up three camps along the ridge with camp 3 just below and to the right of the hanging glacier, the Dablam. Any ice that calves off the glacier typically goes left, away from the camp.

PROGRAM ITINERARY

Day  01:  Arrival in Kathmandu,welcome at Airport with garland of Marigold Flowers and Transfer to Hotel.
Day  02:  Meeting and preparation day for Expedition overnight at hotel.
Day  03:  Equipments and Climbing Gears Check by professional guide overnight at hotel.
Day  04:  Fly to Lukla, 2800m. and Trek to Phakding  4/5 hrs overnight at Lodge 2640m.
Day  05:  Trek to Namche Bazaa 5/6 hrs overnight at Lodge. 3440m.
Day  06:  Exploration day in Namche Bazar for Acclimataization overnight at Lode.
Day  07:  Trek to Tengboche 5/6 hrs 3860m. or Diboche 3600m. overnight at Lodge.
Day  08:  Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp 5 hrs Overnight at Camping 4600m.
Day  09:  Rest day in Amadablam Base camp.
Day  10:  Final check and prepare all equipments and climbing gears.
Day  11:  To Day 25 climbing period.
Day  26:  Trek to Namche Bazar 6/7 hrs overnight at Lodge.
Day 27:  Rest in Namche Bazar.
Day  28:  Trek to Lukla 6/7 hrs overnight at Lodge.
Day  29:  Fly  Back to Kathmandu Transfer to hotel overnight at hotel.
Day  30:  Free day in  Kathmandu for shopping or rest overnight at hotel.
Day  31:  Transfer to Airport Departure to home.