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Mt. Ama dablam Expedition

Mt. Ama dablam Expedition
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Activity :
Expedition in Nepal
Country :
Nepal
Duration :
30 day(s)
Trip Grading :
Difficult
Climate :
Great climates

Ama Dablam (6,812m) means "Mother and her Necklace" is best seen from Tengboche. It extends to the left to include a west ridge with a peak of 6135m elevations, which resembles Ama Dablam greatly. That Ama Dablam, which does not even attain 7000m in elevation, is famous probably due to its strange, distinctive shape as well as its visibility from any point along Imja Khola. 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. This expedition offers a superb, technical climbing experience in a magnificent setting, with numerous cultural and scenic diversions.
Ama Dablam is technically harder for climbing and has it all: ice, rock, scrambling, killer views, great approach, and a great base camp in a meadow with a stream. The expedition is not a "guided" ascent. It will be a professionally led team of competent mountaineers who have enough experience to climb one of the world's most sought after mountains without undue risk. This approach ensures that team members are suitably experienced, reasonably self-sufficient and capable and willing to move between camps unsupervised. You will still have a high level of support, starting with strong, confident leadership; this will maximize your chances of success without undermining the quality of your achievement. If you have the necessary experience and wish to participate fully as a team member of an expertly led expedition to one of the world's most impressive mountains, this could be the trip for you!

 

Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, Transfer to the Hotel & welcome dinner in the evening
Day 02/04: Stay in Kathmandu for official formalities & preparation for the expedition
Day 05: Kathmandu - Lukla (2860m) - fly in the morning for 45 minutes then Commence trek to Phakding (2600m- 4 hours.
The 45-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is one of the most spectacular flights in the world. The sixteen-seater Twin Otter takes us east into the heart of Sherpa country, giving us views of the peaks of the Khumbu region, including Everest and Ama Dablam. The landing on the tiny airstrip at Lukla is, to put it mildly, exciting. Soon after landing, we set off along the famous trail to Everest Base Camp. From Lukla 9,184 ft (2,800 m), we walk northwest and descend to the river at Phakding 8,698 ft (2,652 m), where we camp for the night.
Day 06: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3446m) - 6½ hours.
Setting off early in the morning, we follow the river before climbing the steep hill to Namche Bazaar. Hopefully, we get our first views of Everest and Lhotse as we approach Namche. We reach the town after about six hours' walking. Namche is the most prosperous and largest settlement in the Khumbu. It is the capital of the Sherpa population, a people who closely resemble the Tibetans in looks and culture. Namche is a vibrant town with many shops and several restaurants and lodges. Superb mountain scenery makes an impressive backdrop. 
We are likely to feel breathless from the altitude, as Namche is 11,300 ft (3,445 m) above sea level. To assist acclimatization we spend two nights here.
Day 07: Namche Bazar, one-day rest for acclimatization.
Day 08: Namche Bazaar - Tengboche (3867m) - 6½ hours.
We start the day by contouring northeast, high above the Dudh Kosi. From early in the morning, we have superb views of Ama Dablam as we descend through rhododendron forest towards the river. We cross the Dudh Kosi at Phungithanga and climb to the saddle at the top of a hill. Here lies Tengboche, the main monastery of the Khumbu area. The monastery has recently been rebuilt following a fire that totally destroyed it in 1989. There are panoramic views of the main peaks of the Khumbu, including Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. We camp in Tengboche at 12,670ft (3,867m) after six and half hours walking.
Day 09: Tengboche - Base Camp
We continue up the valley towards Everest Base Camp for about two hours before turning right up a smaller valley which leads first to the small hamlet of Mingbo and then to base camp, nearby. This is an idyllic spot from which the majority of the route is visible. Base camp is at an altitude of about 15,000ft (4,570m) and provides a comfortable escape from the rigours of the climb. Our porters deposit their loads and leave us here for the next 3 weeks, with only our Sirdar, Sherpas and Liaison Officer remaining.
Day 10/30: Climbing period.
It is impossible to predict the exact day-by-day itinerary for this period. The team will be broken down into climbing groups who will work on the mountain for several days at a time before returning for a rest at base camp. While one group is pushing out the route and fixing ropes, another may be carrying loads to higher camps.

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