Ama Dablam (6812m) is known as one of the most aesthetically beautiful mountains in the world. It is often called the ‘Matterhorn of the Himalaya’. It has a wonderful prominent position in the Khumbu Valley, near to Everest. The name ‘Ama Dablam’ means Mother and her Necklace.
Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 1 & 2: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,300ft).
Relax, finalise arrangements and explore the infamous Thamel district of Kathmandu. It is a bustling hub of outdoor shops, souvenir shops, restaurants and cafes to suit your every need!
Talk by Adventurer, Holly Budge with Q&A.
Trek to Namche Bazar
Day 3: From Kathmandu we will fly to Lukla (2,900m/9,600ft) and walk to Phakding (2,550m/8,400ft). 2-4 hours.
Day 4 & 5: Trek up to Namche Bazar (3446m/11,350ft), the capital of the Sherpa Kingdom. Here we rest for a day to acclimatise and enjoy the vibrant metropolis of this unique market town. 4-8 hours.
Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp
Day 6: Trek to Pangboche (3,860m/12,700ft) and sleep in a tea house. 6-8 hours.
Day 7: Walk to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,650m/15,300ft) 2-5 hours
Day 8: Rest, acclimatise, eat good food and have wifi available in the nearby tea house, located a very short walk from Base Camp.
Trek to Advanced Base Camp
Day 9: We will hike to Advanced Basecamp (5350m/17,600ft) and sleep here for the night in a tent. (4-6 hours)
Day 10: Return and sleep in Base Camp.
Day 11: Rest day.
Hike to Camp 1
Day 12: From Base Camp, we will hike up to Camp 1 (5700m/18,800ft) and sleep in a tent for the night. We scramble over large boulders and an easy rock slab in the last section where we fix a “hand-line” to assist you. (5-8 hours)
Day 13: Return and sleep in Base Camp.
Day 14: Rest day.
Day 15: Walk down to vibrant Namche Bazar
Day 16: Rest and relax in Namche Bazar. (Recommend the bakery!)
Day 17: Walk to Lukla
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 19: Leave with great memories!
THE NITTY GRITTY.
Solo members are very welcome. Get ready to meet a bunch of friendly, like-minded people who share a passion for adventure and travel. By the very nature of these expeditions, friendships are made quickly and are cemented by the life changing experiences they provide.
You do need to have a fairly decent level of fitness for this trip as we will be doing a fair bit of hiking. We will stop for plenty of breaks but you need to be comfortable hiking for a full day (6+ hours) for multiple days. Prior to joining our expedition, please seek medical advice as well as medications for travel to Nepal. Read more…
Don’t panic if you don’t have all the equipment yet. We can help you buy or hire trekking gear, clothing and boots at affordable prices in Kathmandu. See our comprehensive equipment list for more details on what you need. Life in the mountains is without clutter; every piece of equipment has a role, every object has a place and thoughts have purpose. You don’t need to bring the kitchen sink!
The Himalayas is a wild place and the weather can rapidly change. At lower elevations, the temperatures can vary from around 27°c to -7°c . At higher elevations, the temperature can drop below -23°c . The wind is the most chilling factor and can be quite variable. Therefore, it’s important to be prepared for all possible weather conditions.
Travelling in wild or isolated areas carries inherent risks which can lead to injury or possibly death. Some of the trails can have steep sided drops, loose gravel and areas of slippery rock. For this expedition you will be required to obtain sufficient and appropriate insurance. Read more…