Ama Dablam Expedition – Climb

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There are not many summits in the world that have such a beautiful and recognizable silhouette as Ama Dablam. It is not as high as Mount Everest but it inspires respect and is extremely popular with mountaineers and tourists. Living near the mount Sherpa people and the Tibetans are also fascinated by its beauty and it was them who gave it the name which in translation means “Mother’s jewel”. It is because a glacier seen on the Southwest side looks like “Dablam”- a sacred necklace worn by Sherpa women. The summit is a symbol of an entire Khumbu region and lies in the centre of the Khumbu valley.

Although the mountain is by more or less one-fourth lower than Mount Everest, climbers who succeeded in summiting it are very proud of their achievement. Climbing Ama Dablam needs a lot of effort and technical skills that is why mountaineers should have some previous climbing experience. The way up is difficult and leads through steep ice and rock South-West Ridge. No matter how beautiful it is, it demands strength and endurance.

If you have always dreamt of climbing one of Himalayan mountains but have never had an opportunity to do it, Asian Trekking is there for you and will help you achieve your target. We have been operating since 1982 when our President Mr Ang Tshering Sherpa founded the company. Since then, we have helped a lot of climbers to summit Everest and other peaks in the Himalayas offering various services. We cater to all clients needs no matter how demanding they are. Having been operating for such a long time we specialized in many fields and now our offer is complex. We can provide you with legal, administrative, logistical, guiding and support services. Every expedition is carefully prepared, and we feel responsible for climbers’ safety doing our best to let them ascent and even more difficult descent, safe and sound. It definitely would not be possible without our experienced staff among which there are a lot of Sherpa guides. They come from a local community and have been used to the mountains since their childhood.

Our company has a licence given by the ministry of Culture, Tourism and Aviation, the Government of Nepal and is allowed to operate and provide services in the country. It is worth remembering that it is impossible for any western companies to lead Himalayan expeditions without supervision of Nepalese company. For that reason it is advisable to get a straight contact to us and enrol on any expedition because the price of the service will be considerably lower.

Any Ama Dablam expedition is prepared in details so our clients are provided with everything they need. All the time they are supported by our experienced staff as well as Sherpa porters who carry food and equipment needed. Such expeditions last 30 days and some of them are used for acclimatization. Everything is carefully thought out to make an ascent as seamless as possible on condition that the weather will not spoil our plans. If you are planning to climb Ama Dablam in spring, there are some vacancies in April or May, however, we also organize expeditions from October to November as the weather is really beautiful and the air is clear then and climbers can admire beautiful views not only peaks but also colourful forests and picturesque valleys. Some more reasons for autumn climbing is fewer tourists on treks and stable weather.

How hard for climbing is Ama Dablam?

As it was said before Ama Dablam Expedition is not for anyone without climbing experience as it involves a lot of fitness and strength. Every member of the expedition should have ice and rock climbing skills. During the climb up they encounter steep parts of the route full of rocks and compact ice. Most of the route on the south-west side is fitted with rope for safety and it is considered as free of such a danger as an avalanche, nevertheless, it requires technical climbing skills. What is more, mountaineers have to prepare for the expedition in advance taking up some activities preparing them for lack of oxygen. They should train with weights, walk with a heavy bagpack a few miles 5-6 times a week and generally strengthen their muscles.

Why should you choose this expedition and climb Ama Dablam?

Most climbers decide taking part in Ama Dablam expeditions to fulfil their dreams of summiting one of Himalayan mountains and prove themselves that they are able to achieve the goal no matter how difficult it is. There are though some other reasons like the beauty of the region and its cultural heritage. It is worth taking part in such an expedition regardless the difficulties, as the views on surrounding Ama Dablam snow-capped mountains are stunning. It is true that reaching camps II and III and then the pinnacle is not easy, but trekking to a base camp is a pleasurable experience. Changing colours forests growing on hillsides, encountering farm and wild animals and birds as well as visiting friendly Sherpa-run lodges and tea-houses provide climbers with unforgettable experiences.

See also: Eco Everest expedition, Manaslu expedition


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experienced expedition company the World. No other company has as much
experience as us. We have organized more than 3,000 personalised treks and
expedition since 1982, including 286 climbing expeditions on Mt.

Price Start From 55,000 US$ And

  • Each member is assigned with:
    1. One veteran Sherpa Guide with Nepal Mountaineering Association
      certification and has previously summited Mt. Everest at least 5
    2. Two High Altitude Sherpa with Nepal Mountaineering
      Association certification and has previously summited Mt. Everest at least 2
    3. The Sherpa will assist the member during climb and summit
      attempt. They will also carry all food and gear to high camps.
    4. Full Mountain Support
  • Unlimited CE
    certified oxygen cylinders with British Top out mask and regulator during
    climbing and summit attempt.
  • Services of Asian Trekking
    Expedition Doctor and medical consultation services at the Base Camp with the
    Himalayan Rescue Association.
  • All food and fuel for Base Camp
    and higher camps during expedition. Services of cook and kitchen boy at Base
    Camp and Camp 2.
  • 3 days guided acclimatization climb on Mt.
    Lobuche East before Everest climb.
  • High altitude tents for each
  • Weekly supply of fresh vegetables, meat and fruits to
    Base Camp from Kathmandu Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars,
    ice screws, etc.)
  • Porterage of member’s personal climbing
    equipment Kathmandu-Lukla-Base Camp-Kathmandu.
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi
    Internet at base camp.
  • Solar panels, batteries and generator
    with fuels at Base Camp for light and charging mobile phones, digital cameras
    and laptop.
  • Hotel accommodation for 8 nights in 5-star hotel in
    Kathmandu before or after the expedition.
  • Welcome group dinner
    in Kathmandu with chairman/founder of Asian Trekking, Past President of Nepal
    Mountaineering Association and Honorary member of UIAA (International Climbing
    and Mountaineering Federation), Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa and CEO of Asian
    Trekking Dawa Steven Sherpa.
  • Restop toilet bags for all members
    and Sherpas to bring human waste off the mountain.
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers.

If Needed/On

  • Spacious high wall personal tent at Base
    Camp with wooden platform and carpets. Each tent is equipped with personal
    solar powered lights, mattress, pillow, working table with chair, folding
    cabinet, satellite television and personal heater.
  • International
    Federation of Mountain Guide Associations (IFMGA/ UIAGM) accredited guide to
    lead the team.
  • Helicopter flight Kathmandu/Lukla/Namche/
  • Private kitchen with professional and trained
    5-star hotel cook to cater to the client’s taste.
  • Photography
    and video filming service during the expedition.
  • Satellite
    Internet at Camp 2
  • Personal base camp dining tent, equipped with
    wooden platform, padded insulation floor and carpet and one LED television set
    with DTH connection.
  • Clean and spacious Private toilet and
    shower tent and much more…

Good To

Asian Trekking is a Nepali expedition operating company
established 36 years ago. According to Paragraph 26 of the Tourism Act
(2035), no foreign expedition teams or companies are allowed to
provide expedition services in Nepal directly and any foreign company must
work through a Nepali company
 licensed by the Ministry of
Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Government of Nepal. As such, Nepali
companies are the ones that provide all the legal, administrative, logistical,
guiding and support services in Nepal, while also being legally responsible
for the safe and responsible conduct of the expeditions. Booking
through foreign expedition companies naturally makes the cost to the customer
higher due to the extra layer of administration and profit margins, without
necessarily adding any extra value.


Detailed itinerary


Day 1
Arrive Kathmandu

Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.


Day 2

Kathmandu, official procedure and necessary day 3 arrangements.


Day 3



Day 4
Fly to Lukla

Fly to Lukla (2860m-9384ft) and trek to Phakding (2622m-8602t). Overnight in lodge.


Day 5
Trek to Namche Bazar

Trek to Namche Bazar (3340m-10959ft). Overnight in lodge.


Day 6
Acclimatization day

Acclimatization day in Namche.


Day 7
Trek to Pangboche

Trek to Pangboche (3930 m-12,890ft).


Day 8
Trek to Mt. Ama Dablam

Trek to Mt. Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600m-15,088ft).


Day 9-25
Climbing Mount Ama Dablam

Climbing Mount Ama Dablam (6812m).


Day 26
Namche Bazar

Namche Bazar. Overnight in lodge.


Day 27

Lukla. Overnight in lodge.


Day 28
Scheduled flight Lukla/Kathmandu

Scheduled flight Lukla/Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.


Day 29



Day 30
Transfer to airport

Transfer to airport for international departure.

trip grade


30 Days  

Trip Code:  ATT-125

Price starts from:  1,500 USD

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Mountaineering Expedition

Technical Experience
Technical Experience

Advanced Skill


  • Height: 6,812 m ,
    22,350 ft
  • Location: Khumbu Himal
  • Latitude: 27°51’42”
  • Longitude: 86°51’50”
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