Amadablam Expedition

USD 7,555
  • Activities
    Amadablam Expedition
  • Max Elevation
    6812 m at Mt Amadablam
  • Trip Duration
    28 Days
  • Trip Grade
    Highly Challenging + Adventure
  • Lodging
    Eco Lodges + Tented Camp
  • Meals
    Full board or Base Camp Service
  • Transportation
    Private vehicle & flight
  • Communication
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2
  • Best Season
    Autumn and Spring
  • Per Day Walk

Trip Highlights of Amadablam Expedition:

  •  Summit of Mt Amadablam 6812m
  • Summit rewards tantalizing views of the world’s famous mountain ranges including – Mt. Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Makalu 8481m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m, and many more.
  • Can adjoin Nepal’s popular Island Peak Climbing as an acclimatization climbing trip (optional)
  • First ascended by Mike Gill, Barry Bishop, Mike Ward, and Wally Romanes in 1961 via its southwest ridge

Trip Introduction :

Beautiful Mountain Amadablam 6812m is located inside the Khumbu region of Nepal whereas it stands south side of Mt. Everest 8848m and Mt. Lhotse 8516.  Mount Amadablam simply means “Mother Mountain” which symbolized the female and is widely popular as a “’Matterhorn of the Himalaya”. Pyramid-shaped snow-capped mountain Amadablam also can be seen very closely from the popular Everest Base Camp Trekking trail.

Mount Amadablam was firstly summit by Mike Gill, Barry Bishop, Mike Ward, and Wally Romanes in 1961 via its southwest ridge. The climber can adjoin their Amadablam expedition journey with Island Peak Climbing which helps to taste physical fitness level & acclimatization with altitude to be successful in an expedition. According to the record, Amadablam is the third most popular permitted expedition mountain in Nepal.


Amadablam Expedition Adventure journey with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition starts after a short and scenic flight to Lukla – a gateway for Everest region trekking and climbing. The pre-climbing journey gradually heads towards Sherpa kingdom Namche Bazaar, Tyangboche, Dingboche and Chukkung which is the same route as Nepal’s popular Island Peak Climbing trail.

From Chhukkung, a climber can have a summit Island Peak 6189m and back to Chukkung within three days. After reach at Amadablam Base Camp, we will have one or two days of acclimatization and preparation. Generally, we need to establish three additional high camps from the Base camp to accomplish the Amadablam expedition whereas camp third would be just below the amazing hanging glacier. 
Please Visit: Peak Climbing Gears and Equipment and Essential Tools & Gear for Trekking

  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.

    Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. Then you will be transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for gathering additional information about the expedition. In the evening, please join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

  • Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu & Climbing Preparation
    Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu Valley. Most importantly we will complete all the paper works and make necessary preparations required for Amadablam Expedition.

    Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan

  • Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184m] [35 min flight] & Trek to Phakding [2640m/8659ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]

    Today we will take an early morning scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. After landing at Lukla we start our trek on the trail that ascends gradually along the left bank of Dudh Koshi river. Our trek passes along several mani walls as we pass through Ghat. From there we will arrive at Phakding in short time for our overnight stay.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    After breakfast, we leave Phakding and cross a small stream before following a rising trail to reach Bengar. We will arrive at Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Service after some time of trekking. Here the park entrance fee is collected. After registration at the National Park office, we will make a steep ascent to reach Namche Bazaar for the overnight stay. Namche Bazaar is also known as ‘ The Sherpa Capital ‘.  We will spend one more day at Namche Bazaar for exploration and acclimatization.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 05: Acclimatization and Exploration day at Namche Bazaar.

    Namche Bazaar has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization at a high altitude. For the acclimatization, we walk up to Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary or takes an hour’s walk up to the Syangboche at 3,800 meters for an outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche [3867m/12683ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]

    After spending a full day rest at Namche Bazaar, we continue our uphill trekking that passes through the ridge just above the town where National Park Museum is located. Our trail is a gradually ascend journey as we head towards Khyangjuma. A stone-paved trail descends down to Phunke Tenga before climbing a switchback through pine forest to reach Tyangboche for the overnight stay.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Pheriche [4300m/14104ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    Today we wake up early for attending morning prayers and to receive blessings from the senior monk at Tyangboche Monastery. After finishing the prayers we will leave Tyangboche and trek through the delightful forest towards Deboche. Our trail descends to cross a bridge before climbing steeply for about an hour to reach Pangboche. From Pangboche we will follow the Imja river that leads to the major trail junction. The right fork leads to Dingboche, but we turn left and trek towards Pheriche.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 08: Trek from Pheriche to Amadablam Base Camp [4800m/15744ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]

    From Pheriche, our trek continues through harsh alpine vegetation. It is a rather short day of trekking but is a gradual ascend journey all the way to Amadablam Base Camp. We will trek until we reach the large open fields at 4,800 meters where our Base Camp will be set upon. Once we reach our campsite, our Sherpa crew will set up the base camp and start making necessary preparations for setting up higher camps above base camp and finding the route to the summit of Mt Amadablam.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 09-22: Summit Mt. Amadablam [6812m/22343ft] and back to Base Camp

    We will spend several days engaging in climbing training practices with adequate days for acclimatization. Following the footsteps of our experienced climbing Sherpa guides, we climb higher and closer to the summit. Fully equipped with all the climbing gears, we will wait for a favourable weather condition and head towards the summit of one of the challenging and technical climbing high peaks in the world. Our tiring climb to the summit of Mt Amadablam is rewarded with stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Baruntse and other surrounding high peaks in Khumbu region. We will spend a short time at the summit before we start to descend down following the same route back to the base camp.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 23: Trek from Base Camp to Tyangboche [4-5 hrs Trek]

    After the successful achievement of our target – the summit of Mt Amadablam, we will make a relaxed start and prepare for our return trekking. We start our trek by retracing our steps back to Pheriche. Our trek goes along the main EBC trail towards Pangboche. It is mostly downhill trekking from Pangboche until we reach Deboche. Then we will follow a rising trail to reach Tyangboche.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 24: Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar [5-6 Hrs Trek]

    Today we leave Tyangboche and trek along the levelled path for a while before descending down to Phunke Tenga. Then, our trail is gradual uphill trekking as we trek passing through Kyangjuma. From there it is a pleasant walk all the way back to Namche Bazaar. After arriving at Namche Bazaar, feel free to visit local stores and souvenir shops where you might find interesting things for your loved ones back home. We will spend our overnight at Namche Bazaar.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 25: Trek back to Lukla [5-6 hrs Trek]

    The last day of our trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. We will descend passing through dense forest area filled with rhododendron, oak and pine trees. Our trek is a pleasant walk, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote Koshi River crossing it three times. We will make a final uphill climb of approximately about 45 minutes to reach back to Lukla.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 26: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla Airport

    Today we start early for taking a scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. After landing at Kathmandu Airport you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at Hotel or visit (world heritage sites of UNESCO) that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. Enjoy your leisure time exploring the busy market streets of Kathmandu City.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan

  • Day 27: Leisure day in Kathmandu

    You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping streets of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will celebrate the successful completion of Amadablam Expedition and have a final meal together in the evening.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

  • Day 28: International Departure as per flight schedule

    Our Airport Representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

What's included?
  • Airport Arrival Departure transfer as per mentioned in Itinerary
  • 4 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • All essential ground transportation by Private Vehicle – as mentioned in Itinerary
  • Climbing permit for mount Mt. Amadablam Expedition
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Flight
  • Tea House accommodation during pre-climbing & Post- Climbing journey [Day 4-11 & Day 25-27]
  • Camping accommodation during climbing from Day 12 to Day 24.
  • All meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking and climbing period
  • Trekking Guide and well-experienced climbing guide
  • Required number of porters, and kitchen staff for camping
  • All essential camping equipment – Dining tent, toilet tent, store tent, table – chair for an expedition
  • Liaison officer
  • All staffs salary, foods, clothing and insurance
  • All essential climbing gears
  • Emergency oxygen-mask & regulator (need to pay as per usages)
  • Solar panel for batteries charging & lighting in base camp
  • Satellite Phone (Need to pay as per usages per minute)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All applicable TAX, VAT and necessary paperwork
What's not included?
  • Personal Climbing gear
  • Your climbing insurance
  • Bar and Beverage bills
  • All personal nature expenses
  • TIPS for staffs
  • Refundable garbage deposit

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

Check our assured departure schedules given below:

Start Date End Date Price Availability Booking
14 Oct, 2023 10 Nov, 2023 USD 7555 GUARANTEED Book Now!
13 Apr, 2024 11 May, 2024 USD 7555 GUARANTEED Book Now!

Ama Dablam Climbing Difficulty
Climbing Himalayan peaks are obviously very difficult. Though Ama Dablam Comes amongst the easier trek for the beginners, it is technical and hard level is all around. It has plenty of challenging sections. However, this mountain is never extreme. Sometimes the mountain can be a challenging one and the use of technical climbing instruments becomes essence. The challenges are also because of the altitude. The final steep snow and ice slope requires solid rock climbing and cramponing skills. Climbing Ama Dablam provides easy, moderate and hard experiences. The difficulty level ranges between moderate to hard. There are several short and steep sections and near vertical ice and rock on the spectacular ridge between Camp I and Cam- III. Climbing to high Camp-I is easy climbing. The route from High Camp- II is mostly covered with steep rocks, snow, ice glaciers etc. The final landing on the top is a long and steep climb over the snow and ice glacier. It requires both strength and technique. Another notable obstacle of Ama Dablam Expedition is severe cold climate and wind. The weather changes dramatically. Basically one has significant adaptation problem than in any other mountains of similar heights. Though it is challenging, there are fixed rope and a well-defined route which make the climb easier as well.

Ama Dablam Climbing Season
Peak Climbing in Nepal is a seasonal activity. Autumn and Spring are the best seasons for climbing most of the mountains in Nepal. Autumn Season (September, October & November) and Spring Season (March, April & May) is the perfect time for Ama Dablam Climbing. During these months, the days will be sunny and warm in the Himalayas. The skies will be clear and the atmosphere of the Himalayas will be alluring. Thus, we can have great views of the mountains. Nevertheless, some adventure-seeking clients who don’t like hustle and bustle during the journey also can choose December, January, and February months for this trip. Monsoon season (June, July, and August) will be pretty difficult time for climbing in the Himalayas because of monsoon. During monsoon the trails will be slippery, muddy and there will be landslides too.

Ama Dablam Climbing Preparations
It is better safe than sorry. Mountaineering obviously is an activity full of dangers. Therefore, safety must be always your first priority. Preparing well in advance is very important for your safe, secure and pleasant climb. Here are some tips in short cut about how to prepare for Ama Dablam. Let’s have a look.

  •  It is a good idea to take a basic rock climbing course
  •  Practice enough gym workouts for this climb. Basically, Cardio and strength endurance training must not be avoided.
  •  Be mentally ready to cope with this strenuous peak
  •  Consult with your physician to prevent yourself from HAPE and HACE
  •  Collect adequate gears and clothing
  •  Consult with a professional and well-established trekking partner
  •  Hire a professional guide
  •  Complete all the mandatory paper works and procedures

Physical Fitness and Experience Required for Ama Dablam
Ama Dablam Expedition is a technical adventure activity in Nepal which requires previous trekking experience and technical skills about peak climbing gears to have successful summit. The trip is very suitable for adventure motivated trekkers who have ability to walk in snows ridges and adventurous trails. Walking in high altitudes might attract high altitude sickness, slow and steady walk would be the perfect solution. We suggest every trekker who are planning to come to Nepal for trekking and peak climbing adventure to do daily physical workout (jogging, hiking, cycling, gym, etc) prior to a couple of weeks. We recommend to undertake Ama Dablam only if you have undertaken other smaller peaks of the same region. Here is the list of the activities that must be done compulsorily before attempting the Ama Dablam:

  •  Go for a run or hike to hills where you have to do ascents and descents.
  • Once a week, do a long walk.
  • Swim and cycle.
  •  You can also go up and down the stairs of a tall building.
  •  Eat healthy food.
  •  Keep on doing yoga. If you can, do more yoga related to breathing.

Ama Dablam Climbing Gears and Equipments
Ama Dablam is a technical peak. It has many faults that may put you under risks. In regard to this you need to have the following climbing gears and equipments. Moreover, these are not limited ones.

  •  Mountaineering boots
  • 65-liter backpack
  •  Helmet
  •  Harness
  •  Ice axe with tether
  •  Crampons
  •  Ice screws
  •  Figure 8
  •  Jumar (ascender)
  •  Carabiners (locking and gate; plenty of both)
  •  Repair kit items
  •  Sleeping bag and sleeping pad
  • Sun protection (hat, lip balm, sunscreen, etc.)
  •  Cold-weather cap
  •  Base-layer tops and bottoms
  •  Lightweight fleece bottoms
  •  Fleece top
  •  Gore-Tex tops and bottoms
  •  Additional personal clothing (socks, long-johns, and undergarments)
  •  Small backpack
  •  Duffle bag(s)
  •  Hand sanitizer
  •  First aid kit
  •  Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper, etc.)
  •  Documentation (passport(s), visa(s))
  •  Urine bottle (and funnel kit, if necessary)
  •  Waste containment kit

Ama Dablam Climbing Permit and Cost
Climbing Ama Dablam demands several permits as well. You have to get Area Permit or a Permit to enter into the Sagarmatha National Park, Peak Climbing Permit, TIMS and other. It is not difficult to acquire them. No worries, your trekking partner will get them for you. There will be checkpoints and you must show them for passing through them. Ama Dablam Climbing Expedition in Nepal generally costs around $6000 to $8000.

Accommodations during Ama Dablam Expedition
At a reasonable Ama Dablam Climbing Cost, Sophisticated hotels and resorts from normal tourist standard category to five-star categories are available in Kathmandu for your accommodation, where you can choose your suitable one. During the entire trekking (apart from the climbing period of Ama Dablam) there is availability of tea house/lodges. And during the climbing period for a couple of days, we need to set up tent camp for accommodations. So we will provide all tea house accommodation at available places and camping accommodation at the places where tea house/lodges are not available. Accommodation can be Single, Double, Triple or twin sharing basis as per your requirement.

Meals during Ama Dablam Expedition
Ama Dablam Climbing Expeditions are inclusive of all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) including the entire trekking and climbing period, apart from the BB plan during the stay in Kathmandu. We will have Dinner and Breakfast in the same teahouse/Camp where we spent overnight and Lunch will be en-route of trekking towards next destination since we have to leave our accommodation after breakfast to continue the trek. You can enjoy the taste of varieties of cuisines; Nepali food, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian etc by choosing in the menu. During the camping period, while we are in Ama Dablam Base Camp and High Camp, our kitchen team will prepare hygienic foods to serve you. There might not be several choices of foods during the camp like in the tea houses and restaurants; you have to understand that our crew have to carry all camping gears and kitchen equipments from available places but we are sure we will provide as much services and facilities as we can to make your adventure holiday awesome.

Altitude Sickness
Altitude sickness is the effect of oxygen deficiency in the blood and tissues at the high altitude. It is the negative health effect of high altitude due to the rapid exposure to low amount of oxygen at high elevation. The common symptoms of Altitude sickness include headaches, vomiting, tiredness, trouble sleeping and dizziness.
Altitude Sickness generally referred as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) occurs only above 2500m. The main reason of altitude sickness is rapid ascent and decreasing amount of oxygen at the high altitude. There are mainly three types of altitude sickness: Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) and High Altitude Cerebral Edema.
Altitude Sickness can become a medical emergency if ignored. The best way to prevent altitude sickness is to travel to high altitude slowly. It normally doesn’t take long for your body to adjust into a changed altitude. At the higher altitudes, the air pressure and oxygen level is comparatively lower. Our body takes time to adjust to such change. We suggest you to keep you hydrated, not to smoke or drink alcoholic substance, eat hygienic food, sleep low, take it easy, use Diamox tablets etc. to prevent yourself from Altitude Sickness.

Tips for Ama Dablam Climbing

  1.  Acquire right and sufficient trainings
  2. Pack Sufficient
  3. Collect most essential gears
  4. Hire a guide
  5. Be mentally ready
  6. Follow the instructions of your guide
  7. Never underestimate the weather
  8. Climb steadily, sleep low
  9. Be careful about your health and hygiene


Final Say
Ama Dablam is the third most popular mountain peak of the Himalayas. It is obviously difficult. Don’t take Climbing Ama Dablam in a simpler way. It can also be a piece of cake if you prepare well and choose the best itinerary with a multitude of acclimatization. This pyramid shape mountain is really a lifetime experience for you. If you attempt this peak without proper preparation, then it may put you under potential dangers and ultimately take your life. Safety should be your concern. Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions provide you the best itinerary at reasonable cost. If you want to raise any question, please contact us right now.

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Two Weeks – 30 USD

One Month (Four Weeks) – 50 USD

Three Month (90 Days) – 125 USD

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