Ama Dablam is known as one of the most impressive mountains in the world, not for its altitude, but for its beauty, aesthetics, and the pure exposure encountered high on its flanks. Most parties attempt the SW ridge, climbing expedition style, fixing ropes, ferrying loads, and acclimatizing slowly. The mountain has gained in popularity over the past 8 years.
t's common to encounter high altitude Everest veterans having problems with the technical difficulties encountered on the crux pitches of this climb. Ama Dablam is a beautiful mountain, located almost due south of Everest and Lhotse in the Khumbu region. It stands among many 22,000 to 24,000 foot peaks that surround the high valleys of this region, yet stands out by way of its classic beauty: It is a steep pyramid of ice with vertical walls and sharp, exposed ridges. 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. The climb feels like a 5.8 - 5.9 depending on conditions and all the climbing is above 6000m. It is recommend to allow 5 weeks for this expedition, taking into consideration bad weather, sickness, and multiple summit attempts.
How the Ama Dablam gets its name "Mother and her Necklace." Mother’s Charm Box, Mother's Jewel Box ""Ama" means mother, grandmother or even world. "Dablam" means charm box, and is a special pendant worn by elder Sherpa women that holds precious items. The mountain has a hanging glacier that resembles a Dablam and the two extending ridges are outstretched like a maternal embrace."
October 4-5: Arrive in Kathmandu, where you will be met at the airport by our representatives and transported to your hotel. Begin final preparations and packing for the mountain. October 6 One last day of sightseeing and shopping in Kathmandu.
October 7: Fly to Lukla (9300 feet) and trek to Phakding (8700 feet).
October 8: Trek to the busy town of Namche Bazaar (11,300 feet).
October 9: Rest and acclimatization in Namche Bazaar.
October 10: Trek to the renowned Thyangboche monastery (12,700 feet).
October 11: Continue to the village of Pangboche and on to Base Camp (4700 meters).
October 12 to October 30: Climbing period.
November 1: Trek from Base Camp to Namche Bazaar.
November 2: Trek to Phakding.
November 3: Trek to Lukla.
November 4: Fly to Kathmandu.