Amadablam Expedition

Trekking through the heart of Himalayas and reaching to the summit of one of the highest mountain ranges of our country is a lifetime dream to all the trekkers and mountaineers of the world. One can get an opportunity to do the sightseeing of some of the highest mountain ranges of the world and you will also explore the ancient culture and lifestyle of people who are living in this country since many years. Starting from exploring the hidden beauties of the Khumbu region to getting an opportunity to explore the wilderness of the Himalayan region of our country, Nepal has many more to offer to its visitors.

One should have a good climbing experience along with a good physical stamina to reach to the summit of this mountain. Our professional guides will help you in the trail and give you basic techniques which will help you to climb easily and reduce the risks of injuries. We personally recommend to have a good physical stamina and positive attitude so that you can complete the journey to the summit of this mountain. Mt. Amadablam Expedition offers the visitors with the spectacular view of mountain ranges including some of the highest mountain ranges of the world such as Everest (Highest mountain of the world), Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Pumori and other many beautiful mountain ranges of our country. You will also get an opportunity to explore the lifestyle and culture of people living in the Himalayas of our country

After reaching Lukla, we will begin our trek and head towards the first Camp (Camp I). The trail from Lukla to Camp I is a bit tough as we have to pass the ridges and climb northward via rocky border. After reaching Camp I, we will enjoy the sight and pack our bags and then continue our trek to reach Camp II which will be climbing through a rocky bowl. Our final destination will be the Camp III which is established just below the hanging glacier, The Dablam.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu:
Day 02 Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:
Day 03 Mountain flight to Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Phakding (2600m):
Day 04 Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m):
Day 05 Acclimatization in Namche Bazar:
Day 06 Namche Bazar to Debuche
Day 07 Debuche to Pheriche:
Day 08 Acclimatization on Pheriche
Day 09 Pheriche to Ama Dablam Base Camp:
Day 10 Accilimatization and Pre-training at the base camp
Day 11-25 Climbing and Descending the summit of Ama Dablam:
Day 26-27 Trek to Lukla
Day 28 Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 29 Departure:

  • Day 01

    Arrival at Kathmandu:

    This will be the first day of our trekking journey. After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be transferred to our hotel via private vehicle. We will rest for some time and then begin the sightseeing of the capital city of our country. At evening, you will be welcomed with a typical Nepali food at a typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.

     

    6,856m/22,488ft Hotel, teahouses and camps
  • Day 02

    Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:

    After an early morning breakfast, you will do the sightseeing of some of the famous places of Kathmandu valley. You will be transferred to many places of Kathmandu with our private vehicle which includes Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambunath Stupa, Bouddanath Stupa and other many famous places of Kathmandu. At evening, you will meet your fellow trekking mates and then we will have a short briefing about the journey in our office. An evening stroll at Thamel and Durbarmarg will give you much energy which will help you at the trek. Overnight at Hotel.

     

     

    6,856m/22,488ft Hotel, teahouses and camps
  • Day 03

    Mountain flight to Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Phakding (2600m): 

    You will take an early morning flight to Lukla. This 25minute short mountain flight gives you a pre-opportunity to do the sightseeing of Himalayan ranges from the aircraft. Once you reach Lukla you will take a short break and then trek to Phakding which takes about 3 hours. Overnight at tea house lodge.

     

    6,856m/22,488ft Hotel, teahouses and camps
  • Day 04

    Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m):

    Today is going to be an exciting day of our trip as we will trek along the bank of Dudh Koshi river. We will trek to the gateway of Everest, Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar also known as the “Thamel of Everest” is a luxurious valley in the Khumbu region which has a numerous number of hotels, restaurants, lodges, spas, Atm’s and other many luxurious things. We will then trek to Manjo and then check for a permit and stay overnight at a tea house lodge

     

    6,856m/22,488ft Hotel, teahouses and camps
  • Day 05

    Acclimatization in Namche Bazar:

    Today is our acclimatization day and we will do the sightseeing of different nearby authentic villages of Thame and Khumjung. Exploring these villages and trails will give you an opportunity to view some of the beautiful snowcapped Himalayan peaks including Mt. Thamaserku (6608 m), Ama-Dablam (6856 m), Mt. Lhotse (8510m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Nuptse (7861m), Island Peak (6189m), Tobuche (6367m) and many other beautiful mountain ranges. Overnight at a tea house lodge.

     

    6,856m/22,488ft Hotel, teahouses and camps
  • Day 06

    Namche Bazar to Debuche

    Trekking further along the route of Dudhkoshi river will take us to Debuche. We will trek further along with the magnificent views of mountains including Everest, Nuptse, Makalu, Manaslu and other many higher peaks. Trekking further along the route will bring us to Debuche. Overnight at Debuche.

     

    6,856m/22,488ft Hotel, teahouses and camps
  • Day 07

    Debuche to Pheriche:

    We will trek another long day to a village named Pangboche which falls on our route to Pheriche. Trekking along the view of Everest, Nuptse, Makalu, Lhotse, etc. will bring us to Pheriche where we will acclimatize for a day to be fit on the higher altitudes.

     

    6,856m/22,488ft Hotel, teahouses and camps
  • Day 08

    Acclimatization on Pheriche

    Today will be our acclimatizing day on Pheriche. This will give you a chance to minimize the AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). We will get an opportunity to climb a terrain above Pheriche village which will give us an experience to trek on the higher altitudes. Overnight at Pheriche

     

    6,856m/22,488ft Hotel, teahouses and camps
  • Day 09

    Pheriche to Ama Dablam Base Camp:

    We will begin our today’s trek from Pheriche and cross the Dudhkoshi river. We will then ascend to reach the base camp of Ama Dablam. The base camp is large and located on the grassland of Ama Dablam. Overnight at a tented camp.

     

    6,856m/22,488ft Hotel, teahouses and camps
  • Day 10

    Accilimatization and Pre-training at the base camp

    Today you will be guided to trek on the higher altitudes using climbing gears such as axe, ropes, etc. You will also relax on the extreme weather so that you will be used to on these extreme conditions. Training includes climbing up and down through the ropes using snow axes. Overnight at the base camp.

     

    6,856m/22,488ft Hotel, teahouses and camps
  • Day 11-25

    Climbing and Descending the summit of Ama Dablam:

    From the Ama Dablam Base Camp we move further up to Camp 1 at 5,700m (17,400 ft) along the standard route. Generally, one night is spent at Camp 1 for acclimatization and before returning to the Base Camp for the final preparation to scale the summit. There are three camps above the base camp before reaching the summit. The ascent from Base Camp to Camp 1 is technically challenging. From Camp 1, we follow existing fixed lines and then establish new ropes wherever necessary both for ascent and descent. The climb from Camp 2 to Camp 3 is comprised of mixed rock, snow and ice, which is loose in certain places. The climb from Camp 3 to the summit is relatively less technical. After summiting the peak, we return back to the base camp.

    Day 26-27: Trek to Lukla

    From the Ama Dablam Base Camp we move further up to Camp 1 at 5,700m (17,400 ft) along the standard route. Generally, one night is spent at Camp 1 for acclimatization and before returning to the Base Camp for the final preparation to scale the summit. There are three camps above the base camp before reaching the summit. The ascent from Base Camp to Camp 1 is technically challenging. From Camp 1, we follow existing fixed lines and then establish new ropes wherever necessary both for ascent and descent. The climb from Camp 2 to Camp 3 is comprised of mixed rock, snow and ice, which is loose in certain places. The climb from Camp 3 to the summit is relatively less technical. After summiting the peak, we return back to the base camp.

     

    6,856m/22,488ft Hotel, teahouses and camps
  • Day 26-27

    Trek to Lukla

    We will then descend to reach Lukla. Trekking back via Thengboche, Pheriche and Namche Bazar will bring us back at Lukla.

     

    6,856m/22,488ft Hotel, teahouses and camps
  • Day 28

    Fly back to Kathmandu

    We will then take a short flight to fly back to Kathmandu and then do the sightseeing of Kathmandu valley. Later at the evening there will be a farewell diner organized by Utmost Adventure to make this trip memorable.

     

     

    6,856m/22,488ft Hotel, teahouses and camps
  • Day 29

    Departure:

    You journey of Ama Dablam ends today. You will be transferred to the airport and then you will be departure to your own home country.

    6,856m/22,488ft Hotel, teahouses and camps

Include

  • Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3/4/5 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Your destination map.
  • Both ways domestic Flights with airport tax.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder Climbing guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Permit
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.

Exclude

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
  • equipment / Gears
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa (You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, Water )
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment’s.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

 

Usefull Info

Important Note and Optional Activities: We, at Pikey Paradise trek are always concerned about the safety of our clients while travelling with us. Just be sure that your trek leader has the authority to cancel or amend any part of itinerary if it is necessary for the safety concerns. We will work and put every effort to keep the above itinerary as it is but as we are travelling in the remote and isolated areas od mountainous region, we can’t guarantee it! Some of the major factors of changing the itinerary are the health of clients and also the extreme weather conditions. Our trek leader will try to do their best as to run according to the plan on the trip but we personally recommend to be prepared for the changes in itinerary if necessary. You will be informed if there will be changes in the itinerary by your trek leader. Your trek leader will assist you with information about your options but please note that any additional activities you undertake are not part of our itinerary and our makes no representation about the safety of the activity. We recommend to use your own judgements when choosing any optional activities in your free time.

Acclimatization:

Trekking itinerary of Pikey Paradise is designed with a high degree of minimization of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). We won’t be going to the higher altitudes too fast as it causes a serious medical condition which may lead to death. The higher the altitude the less oxygen there is in air. On the height above 5000m in mountain ranges, oxygen level drops low at more than 50%. Human body need to adapt at this attitude so we will take acclimatization and rest days on some of the points of our trek. We recommend to the clients who are suffering from heart and lung disease to consult with their doctor before being a part of the journey. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS. Our itineraries are designed to try to prevent AMS but it is important to remember, some people can be more susceptible than others.

Trek leader and Staff Arrangements:

We, at Pikey Paradise firmly believe that if you want to get the most of the output from your staffs, you must treat them well. We also believe that a happy staff is a hard-working staff. We extremely believe in these things and also try our best to maintain a good relationship with our staffs.

Most of the emphasis are given to the local leaders and local guides as we believe working with the staffs of local communities is ore fruitful. We provide training for all our staff and all our trek leaders are trained in the following as a minimum;

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Trekking Guide Training
  • Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet
  • English Language
  • Conservation & Biodiversity
  • Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)

At, Pikey Peak, we guarantee our clients that they are working and coping with the best professionals of the country who are friendlier and also much experienced on their respective field. All of our guides are fluent in speaking English and if you want, we are ready to provide you guides who are good at speaking other languages such as French, Spanish, Japanese, German and Italian. We only select professionals who are experienced, have leadership skills, are friendly in nature and also have a good personal ability. All these years, we have learnt that one of the major needed things in the trip is the leadership quality that a guide should have so that the trip will be safe, enjoyable and successful.

You will also be glad to know that most of our guides are actually from the mountainous region of our country and have spent half of their whole life in the most isolated and remote areas of our country. Mountainous region is the home for them and walking through these challenging paths is in their blood. They’re not ‘familiar’ with local communities, they’re a part of them. They don’t ‘know’ local culture, they practice it. They truly love their home and relish getting the opportunity to show travelers why.

Porter Care

One of the most underrated professionals of our country are the porters who are a major part in the trekking and expedition journeys at the Himalayas. No doubt, the entire trekking and expedition industry in Nepal is built on the back of these hard-working porters. We must be blessed with the effort of the porters as their tireless efforts of carrying supplies, equipment and baggage makes the journey to the Himalayan region successful. So, its kind of unfortunate that they have endured a history of exploitation and abuse at the hands of the industry. In an effort to combat this, we are firmly committed to porter rights.

We assure all our porters are well treated, well paid and we also provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as team members and we have previously used helicopters – at our expense – to rescue porters from dangerous situations. And for the porter’s sake we require that all trekkers keep their bag weight under 15kgs/33 pounds.

We totally support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters.

Environmental Concerns:

Most of the areas of the Himalayan region is stunningly beautiful but at the same hand it’s to risky as well. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do and so the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. We employ a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. We enforce a number of do’s and don’ts, and staff can advise how to minimize your impact.

Trekking to the base camp of the mountain of our country is not an easy task and one should be in a good health and physical condition. Most of the days have four to five hours of walking and some of the days are up to seven hours as well. Although less but these walks are very much tiring and difficult. It’s a good idea to prepare yourself in the lead-up to your trip with some regular exercise, the best form of which is long walks in hilly areas. Technical experience is not required, hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most important thing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination.

We recommend to let us know if you have any pre-existing medical conditions as it might be difficult above 5000m if you get sick. Also, before coming to Nepal it’s important to consult your doctor regarding vaccinations and any other medical concerns that the trip may raise. Medical and evacuation expenses are your responsibility

A typical day on the trail:

You will be waked up early in the morning with a bucket of hot water to wash in. You will then have your breakfast and then pack your bag to head for the trek. We will trek through forests, hills, mountains and local villages all about 3hours. We will then stop for an hour at a particularly pleasant spot and have our lunch. We will then again start our trek and trek about another 3hours to reach the destination where we will stay for overnight. Then you can have tea or coffee and some light snacks, before exploring the area with trek leader or just relaxing until dinner is served in a warm dining hall.

Evenings are quite interesting and fun as we will be chatting and doing entertainment stuffs with our fellow trek mates. Finally, it’s off to bed for a well-deserved night’s rest before you start it all again.

Pre-Trip Meeting:

Our trek journey starts with a pre-trip meeting at Kathmandu at our office. We will be usually doing the pree-trip meeting on the second day of our trekking journey and then you will be introduced to your fellow trek mates. You will also be introduced with your trek leader and then you can ask the important questions to your trek leaders in the pre-trip meeting.

The Trekking Group:

For the Everest Base Camp trek, there will be one leader, one assistant leader and one Sherpa porter for each group of two trekkers. This arrangement ensures that should any one of them fall ill, the trip can still go on as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size, but generally have a maximum of ten people, as we’ve found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to make a group booking for more than ten people it can easily be arranged.

Accommodations:

The cost of the accommodations in this trek is included in the trip cost and we have chosen accommodation options based on the following criteria; standard of hygiene, standard of service, location, food standards and cost. All accommodation is based on twin share. We will provide you single supplement if there is different sex. For the solo trip and on request single supplement will be charge US$300.

Toilet Facilities – On trek, toilet facilities are available at Tea Houses but some places are beyond your expectation and you should be satisfied with a local toilet.

Meals during Trek:

All Meals on full board basis will be provided during the cost spent on trek. Three meals (Nepali, Sherpa, Tibetan, Bhutanese, Continental, Italian and Indian cuisine) a day will be provided from the teahouse/lodge menus. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will also be provided by our company and at the same cost.

 

 

 

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