Ama Dablam Expedition

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Ama Dablam Nepal
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25 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people


English, Nepali

About this tour

An Ama Dablam expedition is an exhilarating mountaineering journey to conquer the awe-inspiring Ama Dablam peak in the Everest region of Nepal. Standing at 6,812 meters (22,349 feet) above sea level, Ama Dablam is renowned for its unique and stunning pyramid-shaped summit, earning it the nickname “Mother’s Necklace.” The climb provides a blend of rock, snow, and ice climbing, making it a technically challenging ascent that attracts climbers seeking a combination of adrenaline-pumping adventure and breathtaking panoramic views of the Khumbu region.

To embark on an Ama Dablam expedition, climbers typically begin by obtaining permits and organizing logistics, with varying expedition costs depending on the level of support and services chosen. Climbers establish multiple camps during their ascent, with Camp I at around 5,700 meters and Camp II at approximately 6,100 meters. Camp II is often positioned at the base of the daunting southwest ridge, one of the most technically demanding sections of the climb.

The climbing difficulty of Ama Dablam is often categorized as moderate to difficult, with steep rock sections, snow and ice slopes, and exposed ridges. Climbers require a range of technical skills, including rock and ice climbing proficiency and a good understanding of rope work. Ama Dablam’s inherent challenges are balanced by its breathtaking beauty and the sense of accomplishment that comes with standing on its unique summit.

An essential aspect of Ama Dablam expeditions is the comprehensive gear list. Climbers need an array of equipment, including specialized gear for technical rock and ice climbing, clothing for extreme weather conditions, and high-altitude camping equipment. Proper preparation and a well-thought-out gear list are vital for safety and comfort during the climb.

Experienced Ama Dablam guides are often a crucial part of a successful expedition. These guides are well-versed in the mountain’s terrain and the technical challenges it presents. They provide guidance, manage logistics, and ensure safety throughout the climb. Ama Dablam is best tackled with the support of a knowledgeable team.

Reaching the summit of Ama Dablam is a rewarding achievement, offering climbers an unparalleled sense of accomplishment and unforgettable views of the Khumbu region, including Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. An Ama Dablam expedition is not only an adrenaline-pumping adventure but also an opportunity to embrace the unique beauty and challenges of Nepal’s Himalayan landscapes, ensuring a remarkable and enduring mountaineering experience.

Essential Tips for a Successful Ama Dambal Expedition

  • Physical Fitness: Prioritize physical conditioning and endurance training for the demands of high-altitude climbing.
  • Acclimatization: Allocate sufficient time for acclimatization to reduce the risk of altitude-related illnesses.
  • Season Selection: Choose the pre-monsoon (spring) or post-monsoon (fall) season for more favorable weather conditions.
  • Professional Guidance: Consider hiring an experienced guide or joining a reputable expedition company.
  • Climbing Skills: Ensure proficiency in mixed terrain climbing, including rock, ice, and steep slopes.
  • Gear and Equipment: Pack appropriate gear for the expedition, following a comprehensive gear list.
  • Permit and Logistics: Obtain the necessary permits and arrange logistics in advance.
  • Safety First: Prioritize safety over summiting; be willing to turn back if conditions become dangerous.
  • Hydration and Nutrition: Stay well-hydrated and maintain a balanced diet during the expedition.
  • Respect Local Culture: Be respectful of local customs, communities, and the environment during your expedition.
  • Mental Preparedness: Mentally prepare for the challenges of high-altitude climbing, and stay positive and focused.
  • Emergency Plan: Familiarize yourself with emergency procedures and communication systems.
  • Leave No Trace: Follow ethical and environmentally responsible climbing practices to protect the mountain’s pristine environment.
  • Team Cohesion: Foster strong teamwork and communication with fellow climbers and guides.
  • Fitness and Health: Prioritize personal fitness and overall health leading up to the expedition.
  • Environmental Responsibility: Commit to responsible mountaineering practices, including waste management and conservation.


  • Ama Dablam's iconic pyramid-shaped summit is a stunning and distinctive feature, offering an aesthetic appeal that sets it apart from other peaks.
  • The climb involves a blend of rock, snow, and ice sections, making it a technically demanding ascent that attracts experienced climbers.
  • The summit of Ama Dablam provides breathtaking panoramic views of the Khumbu region, including Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu.
  • Ama Dablam's local nickname, "Mother's Necklace," evokes a sense of cultural and natural significance, adding depth to the climbing experience.
  • Establishing high camps at strategic locations, such as Camp I and Camp II, offers opportunities to acclimatize and experience the mountain's unique beauty.
  • Climbers are exposed to high-altitude conditions, challenging weather, and variable terrain, creating a true adventure.
  • Reaching the summit of Ama Dablam is a remarkable achievement, providing a profound sense of accomplishment for climbers.
  • Climbers require specialized gear for rock and ice climbing, adding to the expedition's technical appeal.
  • The expedition takes place in the heart of the Khumbu region, allowing climbers to immerse themselves in the unique Sherpa culture and local hospitality.


  • Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, and Climbing/expedition Guide (Sherpa)( 1
  • client:1 climbing sherpa)
  • All wages, equipment’s, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs in
  • expedition.
  • Experience and professional expert Nepalese expedition crews; 1 Base Camp guide, 1
  • Cook, necessary Kitchen boys, Each person 1 Tent for sleeping, Dining Tent, Tables,
  • Chairs, Mattress, Toilet Tent, Mess Tent, Shower Tent, Kitchen tent staff and Liaison
  • officer tent and Kitchen utensil as well as provide hot hygienic continental 3 hot meals
  • B/L/D at base camp & high food at camp1 & camp 2.
  • Equipment allowance, daily allowance for Liaison officer, his 3 meals and air ticket.
  • All land transportation by private vehicle, (Airport /Hotel/Airport, trekking, expedition
  • pick up & drop).
  • Welcome dinner with Nepali culture programs.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast basis at 3 Star Hotel.
  • Permit fee of Ama Dablam 6812m. Expedition, trekking permit and National Park fees.
  • Air fare: Kathmandu/Lukla/ Kathmandu flight, domestic airport tax with Cargo fees.
  • Satellite Phone (Thuraiya - Pay call service till BC per minute US $ 5 & Euro 4).
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepalese crew's and simple medical service for members till BC.
  • Agency Service Charge and taxes etc.
  • Personal expenses as like the Phone Bill, Camera Charging, Hot Shower, Wifi.
  • All kind of drinks as like Mineral Water, Tea, Coffee, Juice, Coke, Fanta, Beer and Bar Bills.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during your stay in city like Pokhara, Kathmandu.
  • Extra Nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara, in case if you return earlier from the Treks.
  • Tips to your Trekking Guide Climbing Guide and Porter. (It is expected)
  • Travel insurance.



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Frequently asked questions

Ama Dablam is a mountain in the Everest region of Nepal, renowned for its pyramid-shaped summit. It stands at 6,812 meters (22,349 feet) above sea level.

You can obtain permits for Ama Dablam through the Nepal government's Department of Tourism or work with a reputable expedition company that will handle the permit process on your behalf.

The ideal times for climbing Ama Dablam are in the pre-monsoon (spring) season, roughly from April to May, and the post-monsoon (fall) season, from September to November, when weather conditions are generally more favorable.

Climbing Ama Dablam requires proficiency in rock and ice climbing, as well as expertise in using climbing equipment and ropes. Experience at high altitudes is also beneficial.

Ama Dablam is considered moderately to highly challenging, with steep rock sections, mixed terrain, and technical difficulty that falls between the relatively straightforward trekking peaks and the more complex eight-thousanders.

An Ama Dablam expedition typically lasts around three to four weeks, including acclimatization, climbing, and descent.

Climbers require technical gear for rock and ice climbing, high-altitude clothing, and personal gear. The specific gear list will depend on the expedition company and your personal needs.

While hiring a guide is not mandatory, it is highly recommended, especially for less experienced climbers. Professional guides offer safety, expertise, and logistical support.

The cost varies based on factors like the expedition company, level of support, and duration. Ama Dablam expeditions can range from around $8,000 to $15,000 or more.

The expedition takes place in the Khumbu region, allowing climbers to immerse themselves in the unique Sherpa culture, visit local villages, and experience the warm hospitality of the mountain communities.

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