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Ama Dablam Expedition

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Ama Dablam Expedition

Trip Facts


30 Days

Highest access:

6812 m

Group Size:

Minimum 1 people


Khumbu- Nepal


Strenuous / Adventure

Best season:

Summer - Autumn & Spring


Cultural program with Special Dinner


Flight & Land


Hotel / Camping / Tea House


Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner + Tea or Coffee


Kathmandu, Nepal



Ama Dablam peak (6,812 m) Expedition is a golden chance to climb one of the world's most beautiful and popular peaks. Located in the heart of Khumbu region, this glorious peak stands alone 3,000 meter above the Tengboche village of Khumbu region. Ama Dablam was first submitted by an Anglo-American-New Zealand in 1961. Ama Dablam peak climbing is considered as one of the most technical and difficult climbing where the mountaineer have to cross crevice, steep snowy path and ice rocks. Climbing this dramatic peak requires good physique and technical climbing experience. Many people climb Ama Dablam for experience before climbing any other 8000m peaks.
We will ascend via the South West Ridge, which is the usual climbing route. It is a climb over mixed terrain with sections of snow, ice and rock, some of which are steep and technical. In addition to base camp, it is usual to have 2 extra camps en route to the summit. A number of days are included for bad weather and contingency. As with all trips and expeditions into the mountains, the itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather and conditions under foot.
We ascend via the South West ridge, which is usually climbed and offers all types of climbing. We start climbing over ice blocks and terrains to reach the Base Camp I.
Base camp I: from Base camp I we start ascending up through the moraine ridge viewing the entire route of our ascent offered from the place there. We climb up through the difficult rocky section using the fix ropes to reach the Base Camp II.
Base Camp II:  From Base Camp II the route is much more demanding and technical where you have to climb across ice crevice, steep path and mixed terrain and the final section up to Camp three is pretty harsh with horizontal path final section into Camp 3 is the famed mushroom ridge, a mostly horizontal traverse through a narrow edge ridges.
Base Camp III: From Camp III up to the summit, the route is comparatively less technical with straight forward climbing around the hanging glacier to reach the summit.

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Short Itinerary

Ama Dablam Expedition : 30 Days

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1,350 m.) Welcome to Kathmandu Airport by member of Himalayan Magic Treks and direct transfer hotel
Day 02: Free day for Kathmandu valley sightseeing and shopping. Hotel with Breakfast
Day 03: Today you will be provided with a trip briefing and final equipment/trip preparation. Hotel with Breakfast
Day 04: Today we take an early mountain flight from Kathmandu to the tiny airstrip at Lukla (2827 m). At Lukla we meet with our porters and start trekking with a short walk of three hours to Phakding (2,600 m).
Day 05: today we climb steadily up through the Dudh koshi valley, this fertile valley offers green vegetation with different kinds of flower with terraces fields and villages to reach the gate way of Khumbu up to Namche Bazzar (3,440 m), the most important Sherpa town and a former trading center with Tibet. We walk for five hours to reach the Namche bazar from Phakding.
Day 06: Today you take a day rest in Namche to acclimatize. We explore Namche Bazaar where we visit Buddhist monastery and enjoy distant views of Everest. We also explore the nearby
Sherpa villages like Kunde, Thamo or Thame.
Day 07: We trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
Day 08: We trek from Tengboche to Pangboche
Day 09: We climb from Pangboche to Ama Dablam Base Camp
Days 10 - 21: Days to attempt Ama Dablam. This includes 3 days contingency in case of bad weather.
Days 22 - 28: We spend these 2 days returning back to Lukla.
Day 29: We take a flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. Evening Farewell dinner in Typical Nepali Culture
Day 30: Departure from Kathmandu to your onward Destination

What are included in my Package?

Trip cost will be very depending on the group size, duration of days and services required please contact us via our with your details to obtain a quote.

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No of Pax Total Cost Per Person Basis US Dollars
2 Per Person US $ 5500
3 to 4 Per Person US $ 5000
4 to 5 Per Person US $ 4500
6 to 8 Per Person US $ 4200

Base Camp Services Only Cost: $ 3500 USD per person for service till Base Camp no services above Base Camp

  • Arrival & Departure : Airport transfers Airport / Hotel /Airport
  • 4 nights Hotel in Katmandu on bed & breakfast
  • Domestic flight KTM-Lukla-KTM flight to all Member and Guide and necessary Nepalese Staffs with personal baggage with domestic Airport Tax
  • Expedition cargo KTM-Lukla-KTM by domestic airlines
  • Transportation Necessary Transportation from Kathamndu / Base Camp / Kathmandu for all Member and Staffs
  • Ama Dablam Expedition
  • National park & TIMS permit
  • Garbage Management Stool Shipment Transfer, Garbage Deposit fees
  • Lodging & Food 3 meals a day in Trekking & Base camp for member & Staffs
  •  International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes
  • Liaison Officer Government Liaison officer with full equipment,salary ,accommodation
  • Base Camp Staff  1 Base camp Cook &1 kitchen Helpers
  • Porter Porters per member up to BC & Porters return from BC
  • Staff Salary and allowance All Nepali staffs & porters daily wages/equipment/food/clothing with
  • Insurance All Staffs Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance
  • Member Luggage 70 Kg per member for personal baggage
  • Base Tent VE25 North face or other Brand tents for base camp for per member
  • Base Tents Base camp foam mattresses, dinning / Kitchen / Toilet / Store
  • Hot shower Tent, Tables & chairs, Cooking gears
  • Heater : Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp
  • Light : 1 Solar panel for battery charge and light at base camp for use
  • Dinner: 01 Farewell Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Nepalese Staff
  • (01-20) Base camp service
  • High Tent: Necessary VE-25 North Face High Tent for Member and High Altitude Sherpa
  • Permit : Satellite Phone /walkie talkie Phone if necessary in basis of Member
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 Climbing Sherpa per member
  • High camp service : Necessary cooking gas, cooking pot for Member, High Altitude Sherpa, High altitude Tent, high food and fixing gear (C1) (C2) (C3)
  • (01-24) full board service

What are Excluded from my Package?

  • Lunch & Dinner in Katmandu Hotel stay and more then 4 nights in Kathmandu Hotel
  • Insurance : Travel and High Altitude Insurance /Accident/Medical/emergency evacuation
  • Personal Expenses: Telephone,Internet, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages,Personal equipment and shopping
  • Nepalese Visa: Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days ( to be applied for 60 days US$ 100)
  • Sherpa summit Bonus & Tips : Sherpa Summit bonus US$ 600 ,please calculate some tips
  • Extra porter: If Extra porter needed more then calculate US$ 120 for extra porter up to Base Camp per 30 Kg
  • Rescue Evacuation : Emergency rescue evacuation cost,if needed and all other personal nature expenses

Highest access: 6,812m (22,334ft) 

First Ascent: 13 March 1961 by Mike Gill & Wally Romanes (NZ), Barry Bishop(USA) & Mike Ward(UK)

Duration: 30 days (typically) Days

Group Size: 08-10 persons per Group to be better comfort

Co-ordinates: 27°51'42'' N, 86°51'40'' E

Grade: Mixed Alpine AD

Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast plan in Kathmandu & B, L,D in during trekking and climbing period

Transportation: Car, Jeep, Flight as per the program

Best season: Spring: April-May and Autumn: September-October

Climbing Route: Southwest and northeast

Member Personal Equipment

S/No Particular Qty

Down suits (dangri) 1

Summit shoe 1

Walking shoe 1

Crampon 1

Summit Glove (Mitten) 1

Normal gloves 2

Summit Snow goggles 1

Glacier glasses 1

Ice axe 1

Harness 1

Jumer 1

Carabiners (normal) 3

Sleeping bag (-40C) 1

Down filled Mattress 1

Summit socks 2

Normal socks 3

Climbing bag (40 ltr) 1

Helmet 1

Down jacket 1

Down trouser 1

8 finger / descender 1

Headlamp (Icon or Spot) 1

Gore-tex jacket 1

Gore-tex trouser 1

Fleece jacket 1

Fleece trouser 1

Fleece liner gloves 3

Screw Gate Carabiner 1

Balaclava (windstopper) 1

Thermos bottle 1

Base layer (woolen) 2 (set)

Water bottle normal 1

Climbing Gears

S/No Particular

Ice crews

Fix rope

Client Reviews

Christian Kober

Christian Kober

United Kingdom, 22nd November, 2022

Top Company in Nepal

I contacted Nabin just 1 month before I planned to climb Ama Dablam Expedition, a 6812 m peak in the Khumbu valley. He was the only person I contacted who answered all my questions and said he could organise what I was looking for - return flights from Kathmandu to Lukla, a porter to meet me at the airport and all the permits I need to climb the mountain, Liason officer and use of the fixed ropes.

He was very quick to respond, he gave me a break down of all the costs and was also cheaper than anyone else I contacted. When I had a problem with my bank for payment he even said I could just pay when I arrived! In the end I sorted the problem but great that he offered.

Considering that I was doing a low cost independent expedition Nabin's services were really good. He met me at the airport, had a taxi take me to my hotel and then took me to his home to talk about the expedition and his wife even made a meal for me!

Nabin is very hospitable and a very kind and friendly person. He's very organized and didn't forget anything. When I finished my climb 2 weeks early he changed the flight very quickly so I could get back to Kathmandu.

He also met me at my hotel on time to take me to the airport when I was leaving even though it was more than a week after I finished my climb and treated me to a farewell dinner.

Nabin runs a small company and I think this is what makes it so good. He deals with many things himself and adds a personal touch to everything you do while you are in Nepal. You wont regret booking any kind of activity from a few days trekking to full expedition.

Thanks for the reliable and good service Nabin!


Mount Ama Dablam Climbing is the best in Spring April to May would be best suitable time for Ama Dablam Expedition and Second preferable Season will be autumn end of September to till end of November best choice in two different seasons in doing Ama Dablam expedition in Khumbu region.
Mr. Christian Kober is the first successful climber from Himalayan Magic Treks we should tell you the truth for the any expedition in the mountains you must feel good and positive way also another point you should have enough time to climb because of Bad weather, insufficient crew there will be a part of unsuccessful point so do not look cheaper organization and short period of time could be happen anything so you must be prepared every step of adventure our team will lead to complete your dream come true.

Nepal is best country to do mountaineering activities also known as heart of Mountains. The First Ascent in 13 March 1961 by Mr. Mike Gill & Wally Romanes (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA) & Mike Ward (UK) the team has been success. 

Ama- Dablam Expedition in winter (December to February)
Winter is definitely for the more experienced trekker. The weather is unpredictable, and trails can change in hours due to snow. The sky will most likely be clear, and the scenery changes daily as snow drifts in.  On the positive side, fewer trekkers will be on the trail and lodges.  But if this is for you, let’s discuss the possibilities as lodges often close for the winter as locals go down to lower altitudes to wait out the cold so honestly inform you everyone winter is impossible for high mountains above 7000 meters climb because of high risk.

Mount Ama Dablam 6812 meters is well thought-out a difficult mountain in Nepal to climb with a practical route that involve ice climbing and rocky part climbing to get to the summit. The high altitude is not affecting for the climbers, who has mountaineering knowledge and experiences. Mt. Ama Dablam expedition requires technical climbing comprehension and enough equipment such as fixed ropes, safety ropes, ice axes, crampons, ice screws, Jumar are compulsory to do this Expedition as well as experienced Climbing guide

The Mount Ama Dablam Expedition Cost will be very depending on group size and quality of services so Mt. Ama Dablam Expedition costs start from USD 4500 to USD 7500 for Full board Expedition Service and USD 3500 for Base Camp Service so you can ask the expert for your requirements. We highly recommend you to be a group for the customize a trip to complete Ama Dablam Climbing

The First ascender of Mount Ama Dablam was Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (US), Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest Ridge. On the date of 13th March 1961, successfully climbed then after Ama Dablam Expedition is became popular for the Expedition below seven thousand meters Peak climbing in Nepal. When mountaineers prefer to climb six thousand meters peak for the experiences then they are keen to climb Mount Ama Dablam is the first choice.

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