Climb Mount Ama Dablam, Asia's most famous rock, ice, and snow peak. This Nepal mountaineering expedition is the Matterhorn of the Himalaya with leader Dan Mazur
Climb Mount Ama Dablam a 6,812 metres (22,349 feet), located in Nepal, just 12 miles / 20 kilometres from Everest. Is perhaps the most visually striking mountain in the world. This Nepal mountaineering expedition to Ama Dablam offers members the opportunity to ascend moderately technical, but very climbable snow, ice, and rock surrounded by stunning Himalayan views.
Easy, fun solid rock & mixed climbing, Safe fixed ropes the expedition is Perfect for beginner, novice and expert climbers. The upper camps on Ama Dablam are world-renowned for their exposure. The Mountain offers coveted expedition for novices and expert climbers alike
Itinerary for Nepal mountaineering expedition to climb Mount Ama Dablam
1) Arrive Kathmandu, Nepal, 1,300 metres (4,265 feet). Stay at hotel.
2) Orientation day, equipment checking, gear shopping and sightseeing in Kathmandu. Stay at hotel.
3) Fly to Lukla, 2,900 metres (9,514 feet). Easy short walk to Phakding, 2,550 metres (8,366 feet). Beautiful day of light trekking. Sleep in teahouse.
4) Walk to Namche Bazaar, 3,440 metres (11,286 feet). Lovely forest trek over suspension bridges. This big village is the capital of the Sherpa people. Sleep in teahouse.
5) Rest & Acclimatization in Namche. Teahouse.
6) Walk to Pangboche 3,860 metres (12,644 feet). Famous Everest base camp trekking route with many lodges and restaurants and beautiful scenery of Mt. Ama Dablam. Teahouse.
7) Walk to Base Camp 4,570 metres (14,989 feet). Beautiful Ama Dablam basecamp is on grassy meadows. Camp.
8) Rest & Acclimatization, Sherpa prayer ceremony (puja).
9) Equipment check and fixed rope training day on small cliffs near base camp.
10) Walk to advanced basecamp, 5,350 metres (17,552 feet). Easy walking on paths. Sleep there.
11) Hike to camp 1, 5,700 metres (18,701 feet). A bit of rockhopping in a boulder field, followed by short easy low angle scramble to C1. Return to basecamp.
12) Rest and acclimatization in basecamp.
13) Walk to Camp 1. Sleep there.
14) Rest in Camp 1.
15) Climb to camp 2, 5,900 metres (19,357 feet). Easy climbing to C2 is on good solid granite, using fixed ropes. Return to basecamp.
16) Rest in basecamp.
17) Rest in basecamp.
18) Walk to Camp 1.
19) Climb to Camp 2.
20) Wake up in the night, eat "breakfast" and attempt the summit: 6,812 metres (22,349 feet). Summit attempt involves easy snow climbing with a bit of simple mixed rock just above C2. Return and sleep in C2.
21) Extra day for summit attempt.
22) Downclimb and walk down to basecamp.
23) Pack up and descend to Pangboche village. Sleep in teahouse.
24) Walk down to Namche Bazaar. Teahouse.
25) Walk down from Namche to Lukla. Teahouse.
26) Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.
27) Extra day in Kathmandu, in case of delay, and for sightseeing, gift shopping, celebration, saying goodbye to new friends. Stay in hotel.
28) Fly home.