Expedition Overview


Facts of the trip

  • Destination
    Nepal
  • Arrival On
    20 October 2023
  • Departure From
    Kathmandu
  • Accommodation
    Hotel, Teahouse Lodge - Tented Camp
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Best Time
    October- November / March - May
  • Transportation
    Car, Domestic Flight

Mt. Amadablam, located at the heart of world’s highest mountain range in Khumbu region stands at 6,812m. It is one of the most beautiful mountain on earth known for technical climbing and challenge for mountaineers. The most famous route to climb this mountain is Southwest Ridge. It was climbed by the first ascent team led by Barry Bishop in 1961.

Firstly, we will reach at the Base Camp and will take couple of rest days to allow our bodies to acclimatize by climbing slowly. Two camps are set after the Base Camp to approach to the top of Amadablam. You will enjoy every single day when we move through camps I, II. It offers spectacular panorama views of Khumbu Himalaya including world’s highest Mountain Everest that stands at 8,848m.

The mountain is steep rock and hard compact ice so that we suggest you at least to have good skills on rock and ice climbing with technical competency. Fourteen Summits will provide qualified and experienced climbing guide for your expedition with skillful altitude Sherpa climbers. They will guide you at every step on your way to top of the mountain. We assure your safety and help you to realize your dreams of ascending Mt. Amadablam.

Amadablam Expedition Highlights:

  • Experience the memorable flight to Lukla.
  • Acclimatize while trekking the Gokyo circuit through the gorgeous mountain valleys of Nepal
  • Amazing views of Himalayan Giants like Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, and Mt. Everest from Gokyo Ri.
  • Experience the vibrant mountain culture of Khumbu region, exploring the Buddhist Monasteries and local teahouses along our trekking route.
  • Climb one of the most beautiful mountain on earth.

Itinerary

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04/03/2024 03/04/2024 31 02-12
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11/03/2024 10/04/2024 31 02-12
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01/04/2024 01/05/2024 31 02-12
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15/04/2024 15/05/2024 31 02-12
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22/04/2024 22/05/2024 31 02-12
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01/10/2024 31/10/2024 31 02-12
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07/10/2024 06/11/2024 31 02-12
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Cost Details


What's Included
  • All land transportation arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with other necessary surface transport as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the International airport by Fourteen Summits’s representative while arriving and departing.
  • 4 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before & after expedition).
  • Schedule transportation (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight ticket) Kathmandu - Amadablam Base Camp - Kathmandu for expedition members, Liaison officer & Expedition staffs.
  • Domestic Cargo (40 kg included during domestic flight)
  • Transport of food supply & expedition equipment to Base Camp & back.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Amadablam.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, Local Grassland Permit Fees
  • Full board in lodges during trekking to base camp and back.
  • Base Camp single sleeping tent & Mattress for each member.
  • All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table, chairs & cooking utensils for BC.
  • Fresh Food (we serve hygienic foods) and fuel at Base Camp.
  • High Tents above Base Camp. C1, C2. High altitude food and fuel above Base Camp.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • There will be one personal professional climbing guide while climbing.. one Sherpa climber for one person
  • Service of Government Liaison Officer.
  • Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp.
  • Insurance, Equipment allowance, daily wages of cook, kitchen boys & Liaison officer.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag for each member.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging.
  • Agency service charge and Tax.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
  • International airfare from/to your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport at upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel accommodation after 4 nights stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above Base Camp.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees & customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, communication equipment & commercial filming.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and summit bonuses.
  • Garbage deposit (Refundable)

What to Expect

Accommodation:

We will be staying at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu, and in tea-houses during the trek. All rooms are on twin-shared basis. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional. Fourteen Summits will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, tea-houses at some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and in trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher altitude.

Meals:

In Kathmandu, breakfast will be available. All meals will be provided during climbing including tea, coffee prepared by our cook. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners taking place for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the camp where we spend the night and lunch on our way to next destination. Authentic Nepalese, Tibetan, continental meals are common choices in the menu.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements:

Amadablam Expedition is a strenuous climbing. Climbers who can walk / Climb up to 6-7 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail and basic climbing skills will consider this trip fulfilling and enjoyable. It is a good idea to prepare for the Amadablam Expedition by jogging and exercising regularly at least for a month prior to the start. Climbing Mount Amadablam should be relatively fine for those who have experience in climbing/trekking in high altitudes. Determination, good physical health, positive attitude and average physical fitness are good preconditions for a successful accomplishment of the climbing. Past climbing and hiking experience would be an asset, technical skills are required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Fourteen Summits before booking the expedition.

Best Time to Travel:

The best time for Amadablam Expedition is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

Equipment List

Fourteen Summits has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during trekking / peak climbing. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.

Your document to travel to Nepal:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards)

Personal Climbing gear:
Harness: A climbing harness should be lightweight and fully adjustable. Easy to put on and take off.
Ice axe: General mountaineering axe. Should be light and easy to use.
Crampons: It must fit boot perfectly and lighter is better.
Carabineers: Two large locking “pear” shaped 4 regular mountaineering carabineers
Prussik cord: You can use in many situation, carry couple more.
Ascenders: One left or right hand orientation, does not matter (Petzl)
Rappel device: Figure 8, ATC or similar. Very important to devices for descending.
Helmet: It is very important to use while crossing areas through rock fall, ice cliff. Better light weight.
Walking pool: Adjustable types are the best, it will be very much helpful while walking through snow field or rocky trail.

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles
Toiletries
Small wash towel
Rain coat

Personal Clothing items.

Head:
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:
T-shirts
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:
Underwear
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feets:
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get asunburn
Anti-mosquito cream;
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Earplugs
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.

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FAQ

Mount Ama Dablam is a spectacular peak located in the Everest region of Nepal. Its name means "Mother's Necklace" due to its shape resembling a mother's embrace with a dangling pendant.

Ama Dablam stands at an elevation of 6,812 meters (22,349 feet) above sea level, making it one of the most iconic and challenging peaks in the Himalayas.

The best time to climb Mount Ama Dablam is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from April to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from late September to November. These months offer stable weather conditions and clear skies, which are essential for a successful ascent.

Mount Ama Dablam is considered technically challenging, requiring climbers to have prior experience with high-altitude mountaineering and rock climbing. The route involves steep sections, exposed ridges, and technical climbing skills such as rock and ice climbing.

Yes, climbers need to obtain a climbing permit from the Nepalese government through the company. Additionally, climbers must be part of our organized expedition team with experienced guides.

Accommodation during the expedition usually consists of tents set up at various high-altitude camps along the route. Base Camp often has more established facilities, including dining tents and temporary shelters.

Climbers need a wide range of specialized mountaineering equipment, including crampons, ice axes, harnesses, helmets, ropes, and high-altitude clothing. Technical gear such as cams, nuts, and ice screws are also necessary for the climb.

Preparing for Mount Ama Dablam requires a combination of physical fitness, technical skills, and altitude acclimatization. Climbers should engage in cardiovascular training, strength training, and practice climbing on rock and ice terrain.

Some of the main challenges of climbing Mount Ama Dablam include altitude sickness, extreme weather conditions, avalanches, crevasses, and technical difficulties on the route. Proper preparation, experienced guides, and teamwork are essential for overcoming these challenges.

Yes, altitude sickness is a significant concern when climbing Mount Ama Dablam due to its high elevation. Climbers need to acclimatize properly by ascending gradually, staying hydrated, and recognizing the symptoms of altitude sickness.

The success rate of climbing Mount Ama Dablam varies depending on various factors such as weather conditions, climber experience, and team coordination. On average, the success rate ranges from 50% to 70%, with proper preparation and planning increasing the chances of a successful summit bid.

Climbers are expected to adhere to Leave No Trace principles, minimizing their impact on the fragile mountain ecosystem. This includes proper waste disposal, respecting local customs and wildlife, and supporting sustainable tourism practices.