“Explore, experience, and enjoy the expedition of the most beautiful and the Pyramid shaped mountain on earth the Mt. Ama Dablam with team Snowy Horizon on both spring and autumn seasons of the year.”
“Explore, experience, and enjoy the expedition of the most beautiful and pyramid-shaped mountain on earth Mt. Ama Dablam with team Snowy Horizon in both the spring and autumn seasons of the year.”
Mt. Ama Dablam is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Whether you agree with such superlatives or not, it is certainly a remarkable peak that has a particular attraction to any keen mountaineer. Snowy Horizon has plenty of experience in organising this expedition, a key to success with full of safety on the mountain. The characteristic pyramid shape leads someone to call Ama Dablam the ‘Matterhorn’ of the Himalayas and, at least as seen from Namche, there is a certain similarity. The hanging glacier on the southwest face of Ama Dablam resembles a ‘Dablam’- the sacred ornament box worn by Sherpa women –giving rise to the name “Ama Dablam” or “Mother’s necklace”.
Mt. Ama Dablam is situated in the Khumbu region to the south of Everest and Lhotse. As you would expect, that allows for some stunning views during the climb as well as on the summit. The mountain stands above the famous Tyangboche Monastery, which is traditionally visited by climbers in the region. It should be noted that, despite the pleasing aspects, this climb is strenuous and demands proficiency in rock climbing, ice climbing, ample high-altitude experience, and overall technical prowess. There are steep ice sections to be overcome at high altitudes and there are sections of serious exposure, which can be particularly challenging.
For those with prior climbing experience who want to join a team of experts on an expedition to one of the world's most awe-inspiring mountains, the Ama Dablam Expedition is an excellent option. The most popular route for climbing Ama Dablam is the Southwest Ridge. The climb is often done with three camps along the ridge. They usually establish camp 3 just below and to the right of the hanging glacier- the Dablam, so that any ice that calves off the glacier often moves away from the camp. Nevertheless, a certain risk of serac falls cannot be avoided. For Ama Dablam Expeditions, the ideal climbing periods are April-May before the monsoon season, and October-November after the monsoon, as with other mountains nearby.
For the Ama Dablam Expedition, all climbers need to have excellent skills in rock and ice climbing and be technically competent. We will fix ropes and make use of the existing infrastructure (if any). However, the climbers should possess the basic skills of climbing through steep rock and hard compact ice without them. We follow the standard Southwest ridge route (normal route) to the top, as it is considered the safer route with lower objective dangers of avalanches. We begin the approach as usual in the region from Lukla (2860m) and then slowly trek through the Sherpa villages along the trail. Before beginning the climbing period, we take our time to acclimate properly at base camp. Quality and safety are our top priorities at Snowy Horizon when carrying out this expedition. As always, the package can be flexibly adjusted to your requirements (in case you want some additional acclimatisation time beforehand, etc.) you can contact us any time for suggestions and advice. We’d be happy to take you on this adventure of Mt. Ama Dablam Expedition with our elite team.
The approach to the Base camp for Ama Dablam Expedition is short, sweet and beautiful beginning with the amazing flight to Lukla after a few hours' drive from Kathmandu to Manthali airport of Ramechhap and following the Everest Base camp trail through Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche and peeling off it just past Pangboche. The Base camp is located at 4600m.
01 Oct: Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel (1350m).
02 Oct: Day 02: Rest, last-minute shopping, preparation and briefing in Kathmandu.
03 Oct: Day 03: Drive to Manthali, Fly to Lukla (2840m); trek to Phakding (2600m/4hrs); lodge.
04 Oct: Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m-7 Hrs.), lodge.
05 Oct: Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche, hike to Hotel Everest View (HEV), visit Hilary Museum.
06 Oct: Day 06: Trek to Tyangboche (3860m-5 Hrs.), visit Tyangboche Monastery; lodge.
07 Oct: Day 07: Trek to Pangboche(3985m-4 Hrs.); enjoy Sherpa culture; lodge.
08 Oct: Day 08: Trek to Ama Dablam base camp (4600m-3 Hrs.), camping.
09 Oct –21 Oct: Day 09-21: Climbing period to summit Ama Dablam (6,814m).
22 Oct: Day 22: Trek back to Tyangboche (3860m-6 Hrs.); lodge.
23 Oct: Day 23: Trek to Monjo (2790m-7 Hrs.); lodge.
24 Oct: Day 24: Trek to Lukla (2840m-5 Hrs.); lodge.
25 Oct: Day 25: Fly back to Manthali, Drive to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel, farewell dinner.
26 Oct: Day 26: Leisure or contingency day in Kathmandu.
27 Oct: Day 27: Transfer to the airport for final departure
06 Apr: Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel (B&B) (1350m)
07 Apr: Day 02: Rest, last-minute shopping, preparation and briefing in Kathmandu.
08 Apr: Day 03: Drive to Manthali, Fly to Lukla (2840m); trek to Phakding (2600m/4hrs); lodge.
09 Apr: Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/7hrs), lodge.
10 Apr: Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche; hike to Everest View Lodge; visit Hilary Museum.
11 Apr: Day 06: Trek to Tyangboche (3860m/5hrs), lodge.
12 Apr: Day 07: Trek to Pangboche (4000m/5hrs); enjoy Sherpa culture; lodge.
13 Apr: Day 08: Trek to Ama Dablam Base camp (4400m/4hrs), camping.
14 Apr -25 Apr: Day 09-20: Climbing period to summit Ama Dablam (6,812m).
26 Apr: Day 21: Trek to Tyangboche (3860m/6hrs); lodge.
27 Apr: Day 22: Trek to Monjo (2800m/7hrs); lodge.
28 Apr: Day 23: Trek to Lukla (2840m/5hrs); lodge.
29 Apr: Day 24: Fly back to Manthali, Drive to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel, farewell dinner.
30 Apr: Day 25: Transfer to the airport for final departure.