Amadablam Expedition

Amadablam Expedition-Mountaineering Information
Mount Ama Dablam is a beautiful mountain, located almost due south of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse in the Khumbu region. It is a steep pyramid of ice with vertical walls and sharp, exposed ridges. Mount Ama Dablam forms a lasting impression on many trekkers in Nepal, as it is perhaps the most stunning mountain along the popular trekking route to Everest Base Camp.

Popularly known as the 'Matterhorn of the Himalaya', the overwhelming ice-coated granite pyramid of Ama Dablam dominates the sky above the trekker's trail to the Everest Base Camp. The mountain derives its name from the glacier lying on its Southwest face. The glacier looks like a jewel box hanging on the neck of the mountain, hence the name Ama Dablam, literally meaning 'The Mother's Jewel Box'. Interestingly, when a team led by Edmund Hillary scaled the mountain for the first time, Nepal's King nearly imprisoned Hillary for climbing the sacred Ama Dablam without permission.

Our ascent will be made via the South West ridge route, a technical route with three camps above base camp. The climb usually completed in less than four weeks. The climbing on the route involves pure rock climbing on exquisite granite followed by mixed snow and rock climbing. The last section to the summit involves ice climbing followed by a long steep snow slope up to the summit.

From the Top of Mt. Ama Dablam very charming sceneries of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Island peak, Makalu, Khumbu Himal and rest of the snowcapped surrounded mountains can be envisioned.

Day to Day Itinerary

  Day1: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel.
  Day2: sightseeing in Kathmandu
  Day3: Preparation and briefing about the expedition in Kathmandu
  Day4: Scheduled flight Kathmandu/Lukla (2860m) & trek to Phakding(2622m)
  Day5: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m)
  Day6: Trek to Khumjung (3790m)
  Day7: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3837m)
  Day8: Trek to Mt. Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600m)
  Day9-22: Climbing period of Mount Ama Dablam (6812m)
  Day23: Cleaning Base Camp
  Day24: Trek to Namche Bazar
  Day25: Trek to Lukla
  Day26: Scheduled flight Lukla/Kathmandu & transfert hotel
  Day27: Free Day in Kathmandu
  Day28: Departure to your country or visa extension for another trip.

Please contact us for detailed itinerary at

Expedition in Nepal

Expedition in Tibet

Trip Facts

Activities: Trekking,Climbing and Expedition

Trip Duration: 28 Days

Trip Grade: 5D

Altitude: 6856m/22488ft

Meals: All meals during on the way, Breakfast in the city

Group Size: 2-15 people