Mount Amadablam Expedition

22 Days

Mount Amadablam (6,856m/22,494ft) is popularly known as the “Matterhorn of the Himalaya”, as it is one of the technical mountains. The word Amadablam means “Mother Necklace”. The summit of the peak dominates the sky above the trekkers’ trail to the Everest Base Camp.

The 30-day Ama Dablam Expedition begins in Kathmandu with a sightseeing program. Before moving to the mountain, our instructor and guide team check the climbing gears and clothing for a successful expedition. The proper trekking starts after a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. A 7-8 days’ walk itself is a part of the buildup training as the climbers acclimatize above 4500m during the trek. The base camp is located in a flat area where the camping arrangements can be settled properly. After spending a couple of days at the Base camp, the team starts climbing the Peak. As one of the technical mountains, it provides highly professional Sherpa guides who are well experienced and technically sound.

The ascent to Ama Dablam is made via the South-Western Ridge, the same route followed by the first ascent of the mountain in 1961. The climbing route offers a varied and sustained climb with a reasonable level of difficulty. The climb is moderate up to Camp 1, then it becomes challenging along the narrow ridge. From the summit, the stunning view of majestic mountains can be explored. The surrounding peaks including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Baruntse, Thamserku, and Island peak can be seen clearly and closely. Mount Amadablam itself is one of the most beautiful mountains of the Himalaya.

Both spring and autumn seasons are considered the best seasons for climbing Amadablam. Pre-climbing experiences and technical training (rock climbing, indoor climbing) are essential for conquering Amadablam. However, we offer some buildup training for new climbers at Lobuche and Mera peak.


Service Includes

  • Ground Transportation: All necessary ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu Hotel: Three nights Kathmandu hotel accommodation with B&B mode
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing: A day sightseeing at Kathmandu, visit some of the popular UNESCO World heritage sites
  • Welcome dinner: Welcome dinner with the presence of trekking staffs and admin team
  • Domestic flight: KTM to Lukla flight tickets
  • Permit: Necessary trekking and climbing permit including national park, TIMS card and local permits
  • Guide: A professional and experienced Climbing guide, fluent in English and first aid trained too.
  • Trekking mode services: Accommodation in local tea house and lodge, three course of meals in each day with hot water, tea and coffee as needed
  • Trekking map: A trekking map
  • Medical kit: A group medical kit box

Service Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Meals, during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • Bottled water and cold drinks
  • Internet card (wifi)
  • Laundry services
  • Extra services that not mentioned in the above included list
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Where is Ama Dablam located?

Ama Dablam is situated in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal, within the Himalayas. It is close to the famous Everest Base Camp trekking route.

What is the height of Ama Dablam?

Ama Dablam stands at an elevation of 6,812 meters (22,349 feet).

Why is Ama Dablam called the "Matterhorn of the Himalayas"?

  1. Ama Dablam is often referred to as the “Matterhorn of the Himalayas” due to its steep, pyramid-like shape, which resembles the iconic Matterhorn in the Alps.

How long does it take to climb Ama Dablam?

A typical Ama Dablam expedition lasts about 4 to 6 weeks. This includes time for acclimatization, establishing camps, and the actual summit attempt.