Ama Dablam Expedition 20 Days

Group Size 2 to 30 days
Accommodation Hotel/ Guest House
Max. Elevation 6,856 M (22,495 Ft),
Meals B/L/D
Transportation Tourist Bus/ Private
Best Season Sep to Dec, Feb to May
Trip Route Ama Dablam Expeditions, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pangboche, Base Camp


Ama Dablam Expedition

The Ama Dablam Expedition is a gripping and challenging mountaineering adventure that takes place in the beautiful Everest region of Nepal. Ama Dablam Expedition, standing at an elevation of 6,812 meters (22,349 feet). It`s one of the most iconic and obvious peaks in the world. Known for its dramatic pyramid-shaped summit and technical climbing routes. The Ama Dablam Expedition attracts experienced climbers from around the globe. Ama Dablam, or South West Ridge, is one of the most stunning climbing routes in the Himalaya.

The expedition generally lasts for around 20 days and involves acclimatization hikes, technical climbing, and camping in high-altitude base camps. It requires a high level of physical fitness and mountaineering skills, as climbers face steep slopes, icy ridges, and exposure to harsh weather conditions. The panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu, add to the allure of this expedition.

Spectacular Landscapes

During the expedition, climbers can also immerse themselves in the unique culture and spectacular landscapes of the Everest region. The journey begins with a flight to Lukla, followed by a trek through picturesque villages, dense forests, and scenic trails. Along the way, trekkers are exposed to the rich Sherpa culture and get to experience the warm hospitality of the local communities.

As the expedition progresses, participants will undergo crucial acclimatization to adapt to the high altitude. They will spend time at base camps, climbing up to Camps 1 and 2 to acclimatize and familiarize themselves with the technical aspects of the climb. The final summit push requires technical proficiency as climbers navigate challenging sections, including icy ridges and steep slopes.


The highlight of the Ama Dablam Expedition is, of course, reaching the summit itself. Standing on the top of this iconic peak is a profoundly rewarding experience for mountaineers. The sense of accomplishment and awe-inspiring views make all the physical and mental challenges worthwhile.

Safety is of utmost importance during the Ama Dablam Expedition, and therefore, it is crucial to join a reputable and experienced guiding company. Knowledgeable guides and support staff ensure that climbers are well-prepared, equipped, and guided throughout the journey.

Hence, embarking on an Ama Dablam Expedition is an unforgettable adventure that combines awe-inspiring natural beauty, technical climbing challenges, and an immersive cultural experience. It is a journey that appeals to both experienced mountaineers and those seeking an unparalleled adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.


The Ama Dablam Expedition is an extraordinary mountaineering adventure. That allows climbers to explore the less-crowded and pristine peaks of Nepal's Everest region. With its awe-inspiring landscapes, technical challenges, and the sense of accomplishment it brings, The expedition attracts experienced climbers seeking a unique and rewarding experience. However, climbers should always prioritize safety, proper training, and responsible adventure practices to ensure a successful and memorable journey to the majestic summit of Ama Dablam Peak.

Trip Outline

Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, Trek to Phakding (2,650 meters)
Day 02: Trek Phakding to Namche (3,440 meters)
Day 03: Acclimatization day in Namche
Day 04: Trek Namche to Tengboche (3,860 meters)
Day 05: Trek Tengboche to Pangboche/ Base Camp (4,6000 meters)
Day 06: Pangboche to Base Camp (4600M)
Day 07 to Day 15: Climbing Period
Day 16: Trek back to Namche (3,440 meters)
Day 17: Trek Namche to Lukla
Day 18 to Day 19: Reserve day for the weather
Day 20: Flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu

Detail itinerary

Dinner at Phakding Hotel Hotel

Take a scenic flight to Lukla (Tenzing Hilary airport) from Kathmandu (Tribhuwan International airport). The trek starts after reaching Lukla, passing through lush forests and charming villages before reaching Phakding.

B/L/D Hotel

Continue the trek, crossing suspension bridges and ascending steep trails to reach Namche Bazaar, the bustling gateway to the Everest region. The Namche Bazar offers iconic traditions and cultures of local Sherpa people.

B/L/D Hotel

The participants of this trek are required to have a acclimatization day in Namche. The altitude gets higher from this day to the mount Ama Dablam. The altitude sickness would make adverse effect on the participants’ health without the acclimatization.

B/L/D Hotel

The trek begins with the sunrise in the mountains. Trek goes through rhododendron forests and hillside trails to Tengboche, which is famous for its monastery and stunning mountain vistas. The paranormal Everest Region will take the heart of everyone.

B/L/D Hotel

Ascend towards Ama Dablam Base Camp, passing through Pangboche and Dingboche villages. The destination of this day it determined with your pace of walking. If the participant walks fast, reach to the Ama Dablam Base Camp. If the pace is slow, participant will stay at Pangboche overnight.

B/L/D Hotel

If the participant reaches to Base Camp on Day5, this day will have time for acclimatizing and preparing for the summit push. If the participant is unable to reach to Base Camp on Day5, this day is considered as half day trek and half day rest. Which will be fruitful while climbing Ama Dablam.

B/L/D Tent

Summit Push; Ascend to Camp 1 (5,700 meters) and Camp 2 (6,150 meters), spending nights acclimatizing and fixing ropes. Summit day involves a technical climb, traversing icy ridges, and reaching the summit of Ama Dablam (6,812 meters).

B/L/D Hotel

After summit of Ama Dablam, The participants has to ascend to Namche Bazar to get back to Kathmandu. The divine beauty of Everest region will create a good impact on that participant while ascending to Namche Bazar.

B/L/D Hotel

On this day, the participant has to descend to Lukla from Namche. The celebration of the successful expedition with the team is on the way on this day.

B/L/D Hotel

The flight must wait to have clear weather in Everest region. This says you can relax and get connected through your social medias. The local foods of Sherpa is another thing to explore while in Nepal.

B/L/D Kathmandu Hotel

Take a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla, and enjoy a day of rest and relaxation in the city. Please note that this itinerary is customizable and subject to change depending on weather conditions, team strength, and other factors. It is essential to have experienced guides and support staff to ensure safety and success throughout the expedition.

What's included?

  • Expedition climbing Permit.
  • Experiences climbing Sherpa
  • All transportation expedition purposes.
  • Liaison Officer Charge.
  • Expedition Guide and Cook, kitchen boys.
  • All kitchen equipment.
  • High altitude tents for high camps.
  • Private tent at base camp with mattress.
  • Dining Tents, kitchen tents, toilet tent
  • The necessary number of porters
  • All staff insurance.
  • All staff salary and porters wages.
  • All meals for members and staff during the expedition.
  • EPI gas with burner for high camp.
  • Oxygen cylinder and Mask regulator for medical proposed at BC
  • First Aid Kit
  • Communication:
  • Walky talky set
  • Power supply: solar panel for recharging purposes ( camera, light in dining tents)

What's not included?

  • High-risk medical insurance
  • Visa& visa extension fees
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed.
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Summit bonus ($500-per climbing sherpa)
  • Tips for your expedition staff (Tips are Expected)
  • Alcohol beverages & telephone calls, mineral wate

Essential Information

This paragraph aims to provide some necessary information about personal items that are necessary for the Ama Dablam Climb. Most of the heavy items will be carried by the porters and yaks, besides that personal stuff like money, camera, cell phone, and other belongings should be carried by you. Before going to the mountains, you must pay extra attention to your clothing, enough warm clothes are essential to tackle the freezing weather of the Himalayas. Here we enlisted the accessory needed according to the body portion.

Upper Body (Head, Ears, and Eyes):

  • Shade Hat - It protects the sunburn by keeping away the direct sunlight to your eyes, ears, and neck. Besides that, a warm synthetic hat also covers your ears.
  • Glacier glasses - These glasses are 100% UV protective, and protect you from snow blindness. If you wear prescribed glasses please consult with your doctor. Here, normal sunglasses are not sufficient.
  • Head Lamp - Black Diamond and Petzl are good choices, bringing an extra pair of lithium batteries along with a headlamp is necessary.
  • Balaclava, neck warmer, ear muffs, and a warm hat are generally proven enough for the upper body.


  • Liner Gloves - 1 pair
  • Warm Wool Gloves - 1 pair
  • Shell gloves (Gore-Tex preferred) - 1 pair

Core Body:

  • Lightweight thermal tops T-Shirts - 2/3 pieces
  • Waterproof shell jacket - 1
  • For Women Sports bras containing no cotton - 2/3 pieces

Lower Body:

  • Nylon hiking shorts (Quick drying type) - 2 pairs
  • Shell pant - 1 pair
  • Trekking pants - 2 pairs
  • Hard shell pant (Gore-Tex preferred) - 1 pair
  • Cotton pant - 1 pair
  • Lightweight long underwear (Capilene) - 2 pairs


  • Liner socks - 4/5 pairs (Capilene or Synthetic)
  • Heavyweight socks - 3/4 pairs
  • Light socks (for warmer parts of trek) - 1 pair
  • Waterproof hiking boots - 1 pair
  • Light trekking shoes - 1 pair
  • Hiking gaiter (keeps dust out of your shoes) - 1 pair

Medicines and First aid kits

During this trek our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag, however, we recommend you to carry your own first aid kit bag.

  • Excedrin (for altitude related headaches)
  • Ibuprofen (for aches and pains)
  • Imodium/ Pepto Bismol Capsules (for upset stomach and diarrhea)
  • Acetazolamide 125/250 mg (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal sized first aid kit containing waterproofing tapes, band-aids, moleskin, and anti-infection ointments.

Please discuss with our guide before taking any kinds of medicines.


  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
  • Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave it at our office in Kathmandu just in case you need to change the date of your).
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.


  • Sunscreen - SPF 40 (newly purchased)
  • Lip Balm - 2 sticks of SPF 20
  • Pocket knife
  • Water purification tablets
  • Toiletry kits
  • Bandanas

Optional things

  • Trekking Poles - 1 pair (Highly recommended)
  • Binoculars
  • Snacks (no more than 2 pounds)
  • Books, cards, and Mp3 players
  • Shoot camera
  • Pee bottles or funnels according to gender

In the rural villages of Nepal, locals may find tight-fitting and figure-hugging clothes problematic, thus please pack something to wear on top of them.

All the above-mentioned things are meant to be a guideline for trekking. There are various brands and versions available, you can use your research to figure out the best gear for you
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