Ama Dablam Expedition:
The Himalayan giants encountered in Nepal can be added to the legendary climbs. Firstly the climb has taken place on the eight of the highest summits in the world that are in Nepal? There are three seasons for mountaineering in Nepal. The permission season from April to early June was once the only season during which expeditions climbed major peaks. In the 1950s, all expeditions were in the lull before the storm period. The period occurs between the end of the winter winds and the beginning of the monsoon snow.
Climbing to Ama Dablam is technically demanding. And the mountain has it all ice, rock, scrambling, killer views, a great approach, and the great base camp in a meadow with a stream. The expedition offers a superb, technical climbing experience in the heart of the Khumbu region just above the Thayanboche monastery on the way to Everest Base Camp. From the summit, out of the six highest peaks in the world are clearly visible of the five highest peaks.
Our ascent will be made via the conventional SW ridge route, which involves pure rock climbing. The last section to the summit involves ice climbing followed by a long steep snow slope. Due to the technical nature of the route, that requires 3500 meters of fixed rope and three camps above the base camp to Ama Dablam. Normally the climbing completes in less than four weeks. However, we do build in an extra few days in case of unexpected bad weather.
Arrival and transfer to Hotel, after some refreshment, we will invite you for typical Nepali welcome dinner.
After breakfast, we will start with sightseeing tour of three of the most famous sightseeing spots: first we visit Soyambhunath, which is a beautiful Buddhist monastery perched at the top of a hillock -a good view point to see the whole Kathmandu city, then we drive to Pashupatinath Temple (National Hindu temple) & Boudhanatha (the biggest Buddhist monastery). These places are of interest because they were built up towards 5th century, rich in their architecture and religious meanings. After all visiting those historical heritages of greatly influence, we leave the rest of the day at leisure. At your interest, you can wander around the streets and shop along full with hundreds of colorful shops.
Today in Kathmandu is an opportunity to hire any pieces of mountaineering equipment you do not already have and prepare things for the expedation.
It is 45 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 village, 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! Soon after the landing, we will be setting off along the famous trail walking towards North-west and descending to the river side at Phakding, Continuing further through attractive fir forests to Chumda.
After breakfast, we 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.
Free day and hiking around in Namche for acclimatization.
Morning we will have the fantastic views of Mt. Ama Dablam and other mountain ranges all around us, then We continue trekking 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.
After trekking 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, there 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.
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.
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.
Trek back to Lukla, o/n in lodge +O+L+D
Fly back to Kathmandu, o/n in a hotel +O
Transfer to international airport in Kathmandu +O