Ama Dablam Summit - 31 days

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Ama Dablam Summit - 10/12/2020 until 11/12/2020

Expedition to the summit of Ama Dablam 6,856m – 31 days – Nepal

US $ 6,990 

Date – 10/12/2020 to 11/12/2020

Considered one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, the 6856m Ama Dablam is located in Nepal, very close to Everest. For many people, climbing Ama Dablan is more technical and dificult than Everest.

Our leader Maximo Kausch, has already climbed the Ama Dablam 3 times:

2005: First South American on the summit
2010: 11 clients (of 14) on the summit
2011: 14 clients (out of 17) on the summit

This is a demanding climb, but with all the structure that we set up, any person determined and who meets the requirements, can reach the summit. Keep reading the information available here and we’ll be happy to answer as many questions as we can.

Itinerary

Ama Dablam Summit - 31 days

Ama Dablam Expedition – Nepal – 6856m – 31 days

Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu – 900m

Our team will greet you at the airport and take you to the hotel. Today we will find all members of the expedition for dinner. Included: Transportation and night in a 3 star hotel.

Day 2 – Day in Kathmandu – 900m

Today we will meet Kathmandu and we will have the meeting with the team at the end of the day. Today we will also take care of the logistics of the expedition. Included: Breakfast and overnight in hotel 3 stars.

Day 3 – Flight Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding – 2600m

Today we will try to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and land at the famous Lukla airport. This will be our first attempt at flight because besides being known for its beauty, this flight is known to be so … let’s say … interesting … Due to bad weather, it is often canceled and we have to wait (so we have 2 days of bad weather at the end of this itinerary). Upon our arrival in Lukla, we will pass loads for the porters, have lunch and start the trekking for 2 or 3 hours up to Phakding. Included: Domestic flight, transportation, breakfast, lunch in Lukla, night in hostel and dinner.

Organization of equipment, closure of base and rest. Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner and night in a tent.

Day 4 – Phakding – Namche Bazar – 3450m

Walk from 4 to 6 hours to the capital sherpa, Namche Bazaar. This will also be our place of rest and acclimatization for 2 nights. From here we can see Ama Dablam for the first time. Our lunch will be in Jorsale, 2.5 hours after leaving Phakding. Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and hostel.

Day 5 – Acclimatization at Namche Bazar – 3450m

Today we will rest and acclimatize with the high altitude that we are. Here we are sleeping higher than any Brazilian mountain, so it is very important. If possible, we will visit local attractions such as Syangboche Airport. Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and hostel.

Day 6 – Namche Bazar – Pangboche – 3950m

6 hours trekking through truly wonderful landscapes! From very high, we will follow the side of the river Dudh Kohsi. We will have a Day of many ups and downs. We will climb up to 3620m, where we will have an incredible view of a stupa, and from there we will descend to 3300m and we will have lunch in Phunki Tanga. From there we are slowly gaining elevation until we reach the incredible monastery of Tengboche, located at 3900m. From here we have incredible views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Nuptse. From Tengboche we will have another 1.5 or 2 hours to Pangboche, our base city for Ama Dablam. Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and hostel.

Day 7 – Pangboche – Base camp of Ama Dablam – 4450m

We will have a short trek of 3 hours to the incredible base of the awesome Ama Dablam. We will spend the rest of the day organizing the logistics and preparing the equipment for our ascent. Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner and night in a tent.

Day 8 – Base camp of Ama Dablam – 4450m

This Day is very important for our acclimatization. We will start all the training necessary to raise the Ama Dablam and level the knowledge of all the members. We will also have a Puja, a Buddhist welcome ceremony, in the coming days. Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner and night in a tent.

Day 9 – Training Day at Base Camp – 4450m

Day 10 – Walk to Advanced Base Camp at 5300m

Day 11 – Ama Dablam base camp – 4450m

Day 12 – Base camp – Advanced base camp 5300m

Day 13 – Base camp Advanced – Camp 1 – 5750m

Day 14 – Camping 1 – Base camp – 4450m

Day 15 – Base camp of Ama Dablam – 4450m

Day 16 – Base Camp – Camp 1 – 5750m

Day 17 – Campsite 1 – Campsite 2 – Campsite 1

Day 18 – Camping 1 – Base camp – 4450m

Day 19 – Base camp of Ama Dablam – 4450m

Day 20 – Base Camp – Camp 1 – 5750m

Day 21 – Climbing from Camp 1 to Camp 2 – 6000m

Day 22 – Attack to the ridge – Camp 2 – Ridge – Camp 2 – 6856m

Day 23 – Descent from Camp 2 to Base Camp – 4450

Day 24 – Base camp – Tengboche – 3950m

We will have 4 hours of descent to Tengboche or Namche Bazar, depending on the disposition of our team. Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight at the inn.

Day 25 – Namche Bazar – Lukla – 2850m

We will descend the Dudh Khosi and lose 600 meters of slope until we reach Lukla, our last city of the trekking part. Lunch will be in Tok Tok, after 3.5 hours of descent. Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and hostel.

Day 26 – Flight Lukla – Kathmandu – 1300m

Let’s try to fly early in the morning on a twin engine to Kathmandu. Included: Breakfast, lunch, flight and hotel 3 stars.

Day 27 – Day in Kathmandu – 1300m

We will use this Day to fly to Kathmandu. There may be delays due to bad weather. Included: breakfast, hotel and transportation.

Day 28 – Extra day

It will be used in case of bad weather, delay in Lukla flight, any other delay and if we do not use this day you have a rest day in Kathmandu. (we did not include hotel in Kathmandu)

Day 29- Extra day

It will be used in case of bad weather, delay in Lukla flight, any other delay and if we do not use this day you have a rest day in Kathmandu. (we did not include hotel in Kathmandu)

Day 30 – Extra day

It will be used in case of bad weather, delay in Lukla flight, any other delay and if we do not use this day you have a rest day in Kathmandu. (we did not include hotel in Kathmandu)

Day 31 – Flight to your country – 800m

You will be taken to the airport to catch your flight back. Included: breakfast, hotel and transportation.

** The itinerary available here is subject to change due to weather conditions, group performance or political / administrative changes of the location in question. Included: breakfast, hotel and transportation.

Equipment

Having good mountaineering equipment is one of the key points to have a successful expedition to Aconcagua. Please note all your personal equipment will be checked by one of our guides in the hotel. You can easily rent or purchase all necessary mountaineering equipment in Kathmandu.

Head
  • Hat or cap

    For sun protection

  • xNxgoggles

    Ski goggles

    UV protection goggles to be used during storms or very cold conditions

  • xNxExplorer noir vert J

    Sunglasses (cat 3 or 4)

    With side protection to fit your face

  • xNxlanterna

    Headtorch

    Working headtorch and spare batteries

Torso
  • Light down jacket

  • Summit Down Jacket

    Heavy hooded down jacket for cold conditions

  • Snowproof jacket

    A good snow, rain and windproof jacket

  • camiseta dry

    T-shirt

    Synthetic fibre long or short sleeve t-shirt

  • Fleece jacket

    Used alone or as part of a layer system for better performance

Legs
  • Caláa de Trekking

    Trekking pants

    Light trekking pants

  • Gaiters

    For snow, sand or scree terrain

  • caláa segunda pele

    Base layer pants

    For very cold days and summit push

Hands
  • Waterproof gloves

    A pair of good waterproof gloves for ice climbing with padded knuckles

  • Screen Shot    at

    Hand warmers

    Chemical hand warmers for the summit push.

  • Mittens

    Thick down mittens for summit push

  • Luvas segunda camada

    Gloves

    Fleece or polartec gloves for every day use

Feet
  • Sandals or crocs

    Sandals or crocs for river crossing or hanging around camp

  • Trekking boots

    Waterproof trekking boots, try wearing them before the expedition

  • Meias de trekking

    Trekking socks

    Good thick trekking socks

  • Thick expedition socks

    For summit day

  • Double boots

    A pair of double or double plastic boots such as Koflach Exped, Koflach Vertical, Asolo Ottomilla, Asolo AFS, Trezetta, Scarpa Vega, Scarpa Inferno, La Sportiva Baruntse, Olympus Mons, La Sportiva Spantik, Scarpa Phantom, La Sportiva G2.

    Single layer boots such as La Sportiva Nepal XT, EVO, Batura or Boreal Latok, ARE NOT SUITABLE.

Technical equipment
  • curved axe

    Ice tool

    Technical ice axe or ice tool

  • Ascender

    Jumar or similar of any brand. Right handed people should use a left handed ascender and vice-versa. This is because you should have your ice axe in your good hand

  • Helmet

    A light helmet with enough room for your clothing

  • Carabiner

    Normal non-locking carabiner

    Quantity: 5
  • 6mm cord

    For setting up ascenders, etc

    Quantity: 6 meters
  • screw biner

    Locking carabiner

    Quantity: 4
  • Harness

    A good light alpine harness

  • Crampons

    Crampons with antibott system

Other Equipment
  • Inflatable matress

    An inflatable mattress and its repair kit

  • Water purifying tables/drops

    A reliable way to treat water

  • Day snack

    1 snack kit for each day of the course. You can take anything which can be easily transported.

  • Sunscreen

    25fps or above, any brand

  • Water Bottle

    Any sort of water container for hydration

  • Carbo gels

    These gels help out on recovery

  • Saco de dormir

    Sleeping Bag

    A good down sleeping

  • Rucksack

    A decent rucksack with hip belt and rain cover

  • Altitude medicine

    Our guides already have pretty much any drugs you might need during any trip. However, it would be great if you could have a spare tab of the most used drugs:

    Ibuprofen (Advil)– This is an anti-inflammatory and works great for high altitude head aches
    Loperamide (Imodium) – controls diarrea (not to be used in case of digestive infections. Ask our guides)

  • Personal Hygiene kit

    Soap, tooth brus, come, etc

  • Isolante tÇrmico

    Sleeping mattress

    We prefer taking 2 foam sleeping mattress because of sharp rocks. If you have an inflatable mattress you should also bring a foam mattress to protect the inflatable one against sharp rocks. Don’t forget bringing a repair kit if you have an inflatable mattress.

  • flask

    1 litre thermos

    Metallic good quality 1 litre thermos for the summit push. You must have one. Please do not bring smaller ones.

  • Water bottle

    Nalgene 1 litre bottles or similar are great for expeditions! We prefer to not use camelbacks as its hose pipe might freeze

  • Duffel Bag

    Used to transport or store your equipment. In many cases, we transport your personal gear on animals and we don’t want your equipment to get wet or have mule smell…

  • LioFoods

    Freeze dried food

    Freeze dried or dry food for high camp

  • Bast∆o de caminhada

    Trekking poles

    Gives you more stability during walk and summit push.

FAQ

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Cost

The total cost of the shipment is U $ 6,990 (U $ 6,640 for ex clients) (special discount)

* For payment in installments on the credit card or deposit> US $ 8,050

* Check the payment terms to get the special discount

* See our cancellation policy

 

What’s included:

  • Leadership of Maximo Kausch, the most experienced mountain guide in South America today and one of the most experienced climbers in the world;
  • 1 sherpa guide for every 2 people;
  • Help for buying or renting equipment in Kathmandu;
  • 10% discount in the High Mountain Lodge;
  • Transportation from the airport to the hotel and vice versa;
  • Trekking and climbing permits in Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal;
  • 4 nights in a 3 star hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu – rooms are shared by every 2 members of the expedition;
  • Round trip flight to Lukla;
  • Nights in hostels throughout the trekking;
  • Nights in shacks at Ama Dablam;
  • Private shack at Base Camp of Ama Dablam;
  • Transport of 20 kg of load during the whole trekking;
  • Use of any emergency equipment such as oxygen, medicine and any medical facility provided by the expedition;
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, every day of trekking and in the mountains;
  • Rope installation, anchoring and camp set up throughout the mountain.

    What is not included:
  • Air travel from your country;
  • Personal equipment;
  • Necessary visas and passport (responsibility of each participant);
  • Return of money in case of abandonment;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu;
  • Refund in case of equipment loss due to robbery or climatic phenomena;
  • Beverages that were not authorized by the leader of the expedition in the inns (soft drinks, beers, etc);
  • Staff tips – usually 350 ~ 500 USD.

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