Package Name: Ama Dablam Peak Climbing
Highest altitude: 4600 meters
Activities: Climbing and sightseeing
Accommodation: Hotel, lodge and camping
Transport: Bus/private car
Duration: 15 days
Ama Dablam Peak Climbing includes the climb to the technically challenging peak in Nepal. Situated inthe eastern region, this trekking includes exploring around three various major areas which includes Everest Base Camp, Island peak and AmaDablam. The main peak is at an altitude of 6,856 meters (22,493 ft) whereasthe lower western peak is at an altitude of 6,170 meters (20,243 ft). In the native language, AmaDablam represents "Mother's necklace". Also Nick Harper has composeda track named as "AmaDablam" on his 2010 album "The Last Guitar".
The Southwest Ridge is highly popular trekking route. On 13 March 1961, from the same route the first successful ascent was made in AmaDablam by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest.Although considered highly technical, the peak ranks third popular amongclimbing peaks in Nepal. Climbing is through the steep rocks and ice, though technical skills like fixing the rope as well as physical fitness is highly emphasized.
The mountain climb begins with trekking to Phakding after flight to Lukla. Surpassing the Khumbu valley, the journey heads to the Island Peak climbing for acclimatization.Three camps over the base camp is set up along the journey. April–May (before the monsoon) and September–October are the best time to ascend the peak of AmaDablam.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Basic preparation.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, 2800m and trek to Phakding, 2640m.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar, 3446m
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Khumjung, 3790m
Day 06: Khumjung. Visit to Gonglha for a panoramic view of Mt. Kongde, Parchamo, Everest, Lhotse, AmaDablam, Kangtega, Thamserku and the villages of Thame valley and Kunde.
Day 07: Trek to Tengboche Monastery, 3860m.
Day 08: Trek to Mt. AmaDablam Base Camp, 4600m
Day 09: Mt. AmaDablam Climbing Period.
Day 10: Cleaning up Base Camp
Day 11: Base Camp to Khumjung.
Day 12: Trek to Phakding.
Day 13: Phakding. toLukla
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 15: Departure for next destinations.