Ama Dablam Expedition

Ama Dablam is a truly remarkable experience! Trekking through the beautiful Khumbu Valley and interacting with the local Sherpa culture combine with this challenging climb to create a truly unique experience. Ama Dablam, a 6812 meters (22,349ft) mountain, is one of the most impressive mountains and the third most popular Himalayan peak from the permitted expedition. Ama Dablam, “Mother’s Necklace”, means the long ridges on each side like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the Dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of god, worn by SHERPA women. It is believed that a person who sees Ama Dablam will have their wishes fulfilled.

The regular route of Ama Dablam

Ama Dablam Expedition route is from the Southwestern ridge, the same way followed by the climbers who reached the top for the first time to the top in 1961. Commonly, climbers set up three camps just below and on the right of the hanging glacier, “Dablam”. The hike is modest up to Camp-I, but the challenge starts from Camp-I to Camp-II as it gets more technical in the narrow edges of ridges made from granite. These challenges increase even more from camp-II to camp-III due to the risk of glacier fall, but adventure without risk is Disneyland!

Is Ama Dablam suitable for climbing?

Ama Dablam is suitable for climbing as you can climb moraine walking, rock climbing, snow climbing and ice climbing. Comprising a technical challenge but still suitable for climbing, it is perfect for enthusiasts looking for stunning views of tall Himalayan peaks like Everest, Lhotse and Makalu.


Brief Itinerary View in full

  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
  • Day 2In Kathmandu for official documentation, equipment check and shopping.
  • Day 3Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
  • Day 4Trek to Namche Bazar
  • Day 5Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar
  • Day 6Trek to Dole
  • Day 7Trek to Machhermo
  • Day 8Trek to Gokyo
  • Day 9Acclimatization to Gokyo Ri
  • Day 10Trek to Dragnag
  • Day 11Trek to Dzongla via Chola Pass
  • Day 12Trek to Gorakshep
  • Day 13Trek to Lobuche after hike to Kalapathar/EBC
  • Day 14Trek to Lobuche High Camp
  • Day 15Summit Lobuche and Trek to Pheriche
  • Day 16Trek to Ama Dablam Basecamp via Pangboche
  • Day 17 - 26Climbing Period
  • Day 27Packing and flight to Lukla by helicopter
  • Day 28Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 29Contingency day for unpredicted delays
  • Day 30Final Departure