Amadablam Expedition

Ama Dablam is one of the most beautiful mountain in the world, situated in the Himalaya range of eastern Nepal. The main peak is 6,812 meters high. Ama Dablam dominates the eastern sky for anyone trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp. Ama Dablam is known as one of the most impressive mountain in the world, not for it's altitude, but for it's beauty, aesthetics and the pure exposure encountered high on it's flanks. Most climbers follow the South West ridge as normal route, climbing expedition style, fixing ropes, ferrying loads and acclimatizing slowly. The mountain has gained in popularity over the past 8 years. It's common to encounter high altitude Everest veterans having problems with the technical difficulties encountered on the crux pitches of this climb.

Ama Dablam was first climbed on March 13, 1961 by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the South West Ridge. Ama Dablam is the third most popular Himalayan peak for permitted expeditions. The most popular route by far is the South West Ridge. The climbers typically set up three camps along the ridge with camp 3 just below and to the right of the hanging glacier, the Dablam. A climbing permit and a liaison officer are required when attempting Ama Dablam. As with Mt. Everest, the best climbing months are April-May (before the monsoon) and September-October-November.

Trip summery in facts:
Trip Title: Amadablam Expedition.
Maximum Elevation: 6800 m.
Trip Duration: 30 Days
Trekking & Climbing Level: 5-9 hours per day
Mode of Operation: Tea House Lodge and Camping
Best Season: Mar, Apr, May, Sept, Oct, Nov.
Trip Grade: Moderate, strenuous & technical climbing
Group size: Mini. 2 people to Maxi. 15 people.

Outline Itinerary: Amadablam Expedition
Oct 31 2018: Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Nov 01 2018: Day 02: Documentation & formality for expedition permits
Nov 02 2018: Day 03: Expedition preparation day
Nov 03 2018: Day 04: Fly to Lukla and trek further to Monjo (2800m, 4hr), or Phakdingma O/N lodge .
Nov 04 2018: Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazar (3400m) O/N Lodge
Nov 05 2018: Day 06: Rest day in Namche Bazar. O/N Lodge
Nov 06 2018: Day 07: Trek to Tengboche (3860m)(4hr) O/N Lodge
Nov 07 2018: Day 08: Trek to Pangboche and O/N Lodge
Nov 08 2018: Day 09: Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp and O/N Camp
Nov 09 2018 - Nov 24 2018: Day 10-25: Climbing Period of Ama Dablam (B.C./Summit /B.C.) Camp
Nov 25 2018: Day 26: Trek Descent to Namche Bazar.
Nov 26 2018: Day 27: Trek Descent to Lukla.
Nov 27 2018: Day 28: Flight to Kathmandu.
Nov 28 2018: Day 29: Reserve day if weather condition is bad in Lukla.
Nov 29 2018: Day 30: Flight back to your home.

Cost per person:
5500$ (2-4 climbers)
4500 $ (6-8 climbers)
4200 $ (9-12 climbers)
4000 $ (13-15 climbers)

Cost Includes:
-4 nights 3 star hotel Kathmandu bed and breakfast
-Sagarmatha national park fee & climbing permit for Amadablam expedition
-Trekking food & accommodation in lodge till Pangboche
-Fully fresh meal at base camp for whole expedition period
-Climbing food-gas-stove above BC
-Climbing Sherpa according to gorup size
-Climbing equipment main rope, fix rope, snow bar, ice crue, ice hammer, rock piton etc
-1 Base camp cook, cook helper, necessary porters
-Porter from Lukla - Amadablam base camp - Lukla
-Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight tickets with cargo 25 kg per pax.
-Equipment allowance - daily - allowance - liaison officer - staff
-Life, medical & heli rescue insurance for staff & liaison officer
-1 tent for 1 climber in BC & above BC for expedition north face /similar
-Mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, table, chair for expedition
-Pick up and drop - Kathmandu (airport - hotel - airport) 2 times
-Solar panel for battery charging and lighting in B.C.
-Welcome & fare well dinner with Nepali song & dance in Kathmandu
-Walkie Talkie, satellite phone service (pay call) agency service charge
-Oxygen- mask – regulator
-Garbage deposit $ 2000

Cost Excludes:
-Expedition personal expenses
-Personal equipment for climbing
-Emergency helicopter rescue evacuation
-Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
-Bar and beverage bills
-Summit bonus 500 $ for each climbing Sherpa
-Tips & boxis according to your happiness with service and care by Sherpas in mountain.

Member Personal Equipment
S/No Particular Qty
(1) Down suits (dangri) 1
(2) Summit shoe 1
(3) Walking shoe 1
(4) Crampon 1
(5) Summit Glove (Mitten) 1
(6) Normal gloves 2
(7) Summit Snow goggles 1
(8) Glacier glasses 1
(9) Ice axe 1
(10) Harness 1
(11) jumer 1
(12) Carabiners (normal) 3
(13) Sleeping bag (-40C) 1
(14) Down filled Mattress 1
(15) Summit socks 2
(16) Normal socks 3
(17) Climbing bag (40 ltr) 1
(18) Helmet 1
(19) Down jacket 1
(20) Down trouser 1
(21) 8 finger / descender 1
(22) Headlamp (Icon or Spot) 1
(23) Gore-tex jacket 1
(24) Gore-tex trouser 1
(25) Fleece jacket 1
(26) Fleece trouser 1
(27) Fleece liner gloves 3
(28) Screw Gate Carabiner 1
(29) Balaclava (windstopper) 1
(30) Thermos bottle 1
(31) Base layer (woolen) 2 (set)
(32) Water bottle normal 1

Climbing Gears
S/No Particular
(1) Ice crews
(2) Fix rope

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