Ama Dablam's main peak (6,812m/ 22,349ft) is sometimes referred to as the Matterhorn of the Himalayas due to its symmetrical pyramid shape. Ama Dablam is a mountain in the eastern Himalayan Range 152 km northeast of Kathmandu. There is also a lower western peak (6,170/20,243 ft). The ascent to the peak is usually via the southwest ridge with three camps established along the ridge, and camp three situated below the hanging glacier (the Dablam). Its unique shape makes it appealing to climbing enthusiasts with April – May, and September to October being the best times to scale this amazing peak. A Dablam in Tibetan means necklace, the same as the sacred symbol worn by Sherpa women. Ama means mother, hence the name of this peak being “Mother’s Necklace”.
This is a physically and technically challenging climb due to the sheer faces and steep sections of ice and rock to traverse. Climbers must also be accustomed to climbing at high altitudes. There are higher mountains to climb, but Ama Dablam offers a greater challenge and tests your technical skills. Exposure on the steep faces means there is nowhere to shelter, hence the weather conditions must be perfect before attempting the ascent to the summit. Sherpa Expedition & Trekking will ensure that risks are kept to a minimum and will have accurate weather forecasts available.
Mt. Ama Dablam lies in the Khumbu region of Nepal to the south of Mt. Everest and Mt.Lhotse. Everest (8,848 m/29,030) and Lhotse (8,516m/27,940 ft) are the 1st and 4th highest mountains in the world. During your ascent you can be guaranteed of some truly breathtaking views of these giants and, of course, from the summit even better views. Ama Dablam soars above the well known Tyangboche Monastery a must see prior to the challenge ahead. A visit to the monastery is a good opportunity to do “puja” – meaning prayer in Nepali. You will notice that your Sherpa guides will always do this before a climb.
The most popular route for climbing Ama Dablam is the southwest ridge. The climb is typically done with three camps set up along the ridge. Camp 3 is usually established just below and to the right of the hanging glacier- the Dablam. A part of the ascent will be across the Dablam glacier.
The most common problem of climbing these peaks can be altitude sickness, hence the reason for taking time along the trail leading to Base Camp, and from Base Camp to repeatedly climb and ascend to avoid any complications.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking take care of everything, from permits, fees, and all accommodation along the trail. Your safety and enjoyment are always our main concern. After more than 40 years in the trekking and climbing business, we understand the difference between a good experience and a great experience. Our reputation speaks for itself.
Your journey begins at Kathmandu and from there a flight to Lukla (2840m) and then a trek to the following villages: Phakding (2610m), Namche Bazaar (3440m) where we will spend the day to acclimatize before heading to higher altitudes. From here we follow the trail to Tyangboche (3860m) and then to the beginning of our climbing expedition, Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600 m). We will spend time here to prepare for our climb, rehearse and make our way up to several higher camps – all the while improving our stamina and decreasing the possibility of altitude sickness. We have allowed a climbing period of 15 days to climb to the summit of Ama Dablam (6,812m). It may be necessary to postpone the ascent due to less than perfect conditions. This has been taken into account. The rest of the days will be spent going over and honing your climbing skills to ensure you have a safe and successful climb.
After successfully climbing to the summit we will head back to Namche Bazaar (3441m) and then to Lukla where we will take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu where we can boast of our success and add yet another mountain to our climbing diary
You are in safe hands. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking take care of everything, from permits, fees and all accommodation along the trail. Your safety and enjoyment are always our main concern. After more than 40 years in the trekking and climbing business, we understand the difference between a good experience and a great experience. Our reputation speaks for itself.
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To join the Peak climb you should have a broad mountaineering background.
All Sherpa Expedition & Trekking staff is qualified, licensed and experienced climbers.
Nepal has four seasons, for example, autumn (Sept. Oct. Nov.), winter (Dec. Jan. Feb.) spring (March, April, and May) and storm (June, July, and Aug.). During the fall season, the evenings are cold in the mountains however the splendid sun makes for lovely daytime temperatures. At higher elevations temperature extend from about 20°C down to maybe - 10°C around evening time. Morning is typically clear, and after that mists develop during the evening, vanishing during the evening to uncover staggering starry skies.
Throughout the winter season, high passes, particularly the Thorong-La pass, Dhaulagiri circuit, Tilicho (Musukanta Pass) in Annapurna trekking, Chola Pass, Renjo La Pass, Khongma La Pass, Amalaptse Pass, Rolwaling Pass, Serpent col in Everest region, Lauribina Pass, Ganja Pass, Gosainkunda in Langtang, Larky Pass in Manaslu, are generally shut. Short and simple trek in center slopes is the best on this time. Heavy snow during January, February, and March makes the trails unsafe.
The best time for trekking and climbing in Nepal is spring (March, April, and May) and in September, October and November.. You should be prepared for sudden changes in the weather, hence the need to be prepared.
Evaluation A – "Moderate"
Evaluation B - "Specialized"
Evaluation C – "Specialized Plus"
Evaluation D – "Extreme climbing"
Accommodation at lower altitudes is in a guest house, tea house or hotel. At higher altitudes tents are provided.
In Kathmandu your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. Staple foods of mountain regions are potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew and Tibetan bread. Sherpas’ started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes..
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking is set up for any crisis and your guides are experienced in first aid. In extreme emergencies a helicopter rescue is available
Personal insurance is necessary before heading on this expedition.
For calling from outside Nepal you need to dial international 00+ and country code 977 and then the area code e.g. for Kathmandu it is 1. To call Sherpa Xpedition & Trekking dial 00+ 977 986 600 7038
The cost of the NMA Peak Climbing Royalty.
For up to seven individuals USD 500
For each extra person up to 12 USD 100 per person
Group "B" Peaks
1-4 Persons USD 350
5-8 Persons USD 350 plus an extra USD 40 per person.
9-12 Persons 510.00 in addition to 25.00 (Per individual)
Note: The maximum number of individuals in the group is 12.
Trash store for every one of the 33 NMA designated peaks.
USD 250 to NMA
Per person in US Dollar
Everest Normal Route Spring Season 11000, Autumn Season 5500, Winter/Summer 2750
Everest Other Route Spring Season 11000, Autumn Season 5000, Winter/Summer 2500
Others Mountain in excess of 8000 m. Spring Season 1800, Autumn Season 900, Winter/Summer 450
7501m. - 7999 m. Spring Season 600, Autumn Season 300, Winter/Summer 150
7000 m. - 7500 m. Spring Season 500, Autumn Season 250, Winter/Summer 125
6501 m. - 6999 m. Spring Season 400, Autumn Season 200, Winter/Summer 100
Mt. Amadablam (6812m.) Spring Season 400, Autumn Season 400, Winter/Summer 200
Under 6500 m. Spring Season 250, Autumn Season 125, Winter/Summer 70
The arrangement of royalty for outside climbers will become effective from 1 January 2015 (B.S. 20171/09/17)
Everest Normal Route Spring Season 75000, Autumn Season 37500, Winter/Summer 18250
Everest Other Route Spring Season 60000, Autumn Season 30000, Winter/Summer 15000
Others Mountain in excess of 8000 m. Spring Season 10000, Autumn Season 5000, Winter/Summer 2500
7501m. - 7999 m. Spring Season 8000, Autumn Season 4000, Winter/Summer 2000
7000 m. - 7500 m. Spring Season 6000, Autumn Season 3000, Winter/Summer 1500
6501 m. - 6999 m. Spring Season 5000, Autumn Season 2500, Winter/Summer 1250
Mt. Amadablam (6812m.) Spring Season 8000, Autumn Season 8000, Winter/Summer 4000
Under 6500 m. Spring Season 4000, Autumn Season 2000, Winter/Summer 1000
Royalty for Nepalese climbers will happen from 13 February 2014 (B.S. 20170/11/01).
The Mountaineering Royalty has been completely postponed to the mountains arranged in the Mid Western and Far Western Development Region of Nepal for a long time affecting from 2070/04/01-2075/03/32 (16 July 2013 to 15 July 2018).
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal has expected that the opportune change in Royalty for mountaineering in Nepal will be the achievement for the advancement of the Nepalese Mountaineering Sector around the globe.
As per the choice of secretary level dated 2071/1/16, the protection sum for Sardar, mountain guide and high height walker is fixed as Rs 15 lakhs. Also, therapeutic protection is fixed as Rs 4 lakhs.
The maximum no. of individuals in a group is 15.
Two photographs – passport-style less than six months old.
Insurance policy copy
Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your Expedition!
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