Ama Dablam Expedition

Duration: 32 Days

The Ama Dablam Expedition is one of the most famous in the world. Because of the unique shape of its majestic peak and the high level of difficulty in summiting it, Ama Dablam (6,812 meters / 22,349 feet) is one of the most sought-after expeditions. Obviously, it is not as high as the 8000+ meter peaks, but it is just as challenging because of the technical mountaineering skills needed. Ama Dablam was first climbed in 1961 by a group of climbers from the United States, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Nepal. 

If you are an experienced mountaineer with a strong level of determination, join our Ama Dablam Expedition and have the time of your life. The journey lies in the renowned Solukhumbu (Everest) region of Nepal, where trekkers and climbers enjoy a diversity of flora and fauna, as well as the hospitality of the kindhearted Sherpa people. The trail is packed with snow-capped mountains, massive glaciers, wide valleys, and charming villages.

The Ama Dablam Expedition begins with a lovely trek through the foothills for a few days, after an exhilerating flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport (said to be the most dangerous airport in the world!).  We stay two nights in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize and hangout. Here, trekkers and mountaineers swap stories and give tips to each other. The ascent continues to Tengboche, home to the highly revered Tengboche Monastery.

From Tengboche, awe-inspiring mountain views are a constant. Trek through the desolate, mesmorizing landscape up to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,600 meters / 15,092 feet). From here, we make several more ascents so our bodies are prepared for the final summit ascent. Upper Base Camp is around 5,400 meters / 17,717 feet. Camp I is around 5,700 meters / 18,700 feet. Camp II is about 5,900 meters / 17,357 feet. Advanced Camp, from where we head to the summit, is at 6,300 meters / 20,669 feet. 

Finally, we reach the summit at 6,812 meters / 22,349 feet. The weeks of preparation and hard work are paid off in this moment. Your breath will be taken away (if it has not already been) as the sheer beauty of the rugged Himalayas. The feeling of summiting a Himalayan peak cannot be put into words, you must experience it for yourself! From here, we trek back down to Lukla and celebrate a successful Ama Dablam Expedition.

Roar Himalaya Adventure arranges all the logistics (documentation, permit, transportation, etc.) for the expedition. The route taken depends on the time of the year that you wish to travel (autumn or spring). Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Also, safety is our number one priority. We do our best to keep you safe and comfortable, with plenty of time to acclimatize built into our itinerary.

Trip Highlights

  • Reach the summit of Ama Dablam (6,812 meters / 22,349 feet)
  • The sense of accomplishment of summiting a Himalayan peak
  • Eye-popping views of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu and other 8000m+ peaks
  • Celebrating a successful expedition in Namche Bazaar on the way down the mountain
  • Learn about Sherpa culture and experience their hospitality


Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02:Ama Dablam permit/paperwork formalities.
  • Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2840 Meters) and trek to Phakding.
  • Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 Meters).
  • Day 05:Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 06:Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3860m).
  • Day 07:Trek from Tengboche to Pangboche (3930m).
  • Day 08:Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600m).
  • Day 09:to 26 : Ama Dablam (6812 meters) Peak Climbing Period.
  • Day 27:to 29 : Trek back to Lukla.
  • Day 30:Fly back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 31:Relax Day in Kathmandu.
  • Day 32:Departure from Nepal.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. A representative of Roar Himalaya Adventure heartily welcomes you at Tribhuvan International Airport and takes you to your hotel. Take a rest or wander around the winding streets of Kathmandu. In the evening, we give you the lowdown on your upcoming trek. Overnight at hotel on B&B basis.
  • Day 02:Ama Dablam permit/paperwork formalities.We spend the day acquiring the necessary permits to summit Ama Dablam. It is a little while, but the process is stress-free. Spend the rest of the day as you please. Overnight in hotel on B&B basis.
  • Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2840 Meters) and trek to Phakding.Jump on a flight to Lukla from the Kathmandu domestic airport and start the expedition. During the flight, we see some of the most astonishing mountain landscapes in the world. From Lukla, we begin through the foothills. After hiking through small Sherpa villages, their cultivated fields, and Buddhist chhortens and mani walls, we are confronted with an awesome view of Kusum Kanguru as we arrive in Phakding. Overnight in a teahouse lodge.
  • Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 Meters).A delicious breakfast gives us energy to start the hike to Namche Bazaar. The lively trail takes us across several suspension bridges with marvelous views of Thamserku and raging rapids. Follow along the Dudh Koshi River and reach Monjo, where we officially enter Sagarmatha National Park. Keep hiking along the Dudh Koshi and climb with it as it proceeds into higher altitude. After traversing the highest suspension bridge in the Everest region, catch the first glimpse of Mount Everest. Trek a little further to reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight in teahouse lodge.
  • Day 05:Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar.Today is set aside for acclimatization purposes, as well as a fun exploration of Namche Bazaar, the trade and tourism hub of the Solukhumbu region. Wander the streets, lined with cafes, guest houses, and trekking gear shops. We can hike up to Everest View Hotel, where there are spectacular views of the Himalayas. Have a cup of tea at the world’s highest 5-star hotel and then head back to Namche Bazaar. There are lots of other options for day hikes in the area. Overnight in teahouse lodge.
  • Day 06:Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3860m).Begin the day after a filling breakfast. After several minutes of walking, we pass the Sagarmatha National Park Museum, which is worth a visit. Near Phungi Thanga, we reach a junction, and hike up the steep trail, still on the EBC trail. The surrounding forests refresh us. After a couple more hours, we arrive at Tengboche. Step outside to watch the sun set behind Mt. Everest, it’s a sight to behold. Overnight at teahouse lodge.
  • Day 07:Trek from Tengboche to Pangboche (3930m).The expedition keeps getting more exciting. We make our way above the tree line and find ourselves in the center of a ring of mountains. Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam make up the backdrop of today’s trek. After a few hours, cross the Imja River and arrive in Pangboche. Overnight in teahouse lodge.

  • Day 08:Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600m).After breakfast, we have short but tiring day of climbing to Ama Dablam Base Camp, where the climbing portion of our expedition starts. Throughout the day, you will be mesmerized by the views of Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7879m), Lobuche Peak (6090m) and countless others. The jaw-dropping ring of peaks overpasses our exhaustion from the trek. Overnight in a tented camp.

  • Day 09:to 26 : Ama Dablam (6812 meters) Peak Climbing Period.The climbing begins! Slowly but surely, we acclimatize and ascend higher onto the peak of Ama Dablam. It takes several weeks to safely acclimatize and prepare our bodies for the ascent. Each night, we sleep in a tent camp and our meals our prepared by our skilled camp chef. We remind you about the route and plan for the ascent. Also, we make sure our gear is as ready as we are. You can never be too prepared when taking an expedition in the Himalayas. Overnight in tented camp.
  • Day 27:to 29 : Trek back to Lukla.Time to descend and celebrate a successful climb on our way down! For most, the expedition is a life changing experience and we are thrilled to be there for it. We trek down through Namche Bazaar to Lukla and every moment of it. Overnight in teahouse lodge.
  • Day 30:Fly back to Kathmandu.It is time to say goodbye to the Everest region and head back to the city life. We hope to host you on another expedition of trek. The morning flight takes us to Kathmandu, arriving in the morning. Spend the rest of the day exploring, buying some souvenirs, or resting. Overnight in hotel on B&B basis.

  • Day 31:Relax Day in Kathmandu.Spend the day hanging out, wandering around Thamel, sightseeing, eating, and simply enjoying your last day in Kathmandu! We hope you enjoyed the journey and we look forward to hopefully seeing you again! Overnight in hotel on B&B basis.
  • Day 32:Departure from Nepal.Before your flight, we take you to the airport to say farewell. We hope you had a blast with us and we appreciate you choosing Roar Himalaya Adventure as your expedition guide! Looking forward to seeing you again.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport transfers before and after trek
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (on Bed & Breakfast basis)
  • Domestic Airfare (KTM – LUK – KTM)
  • Climbing Sherpa
  • Group climbing gear (rope, ice bar, etc.) for the expedition
  • All necessary permits
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the expedition
  • Liaison officer with all expenses
  • Expedition cook, kitchen crew, and porters (food, insurance, daily wages, etc.)
  • All necessary camping and kitchen equipment 
  • Accommodation at local teahouse lodges during the trek
  • Government-authorized, experienced guide and porters
  • Roar Himalaya Duffle Bag
  • First Aid Kit

Cost Excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Insurance (must cover rescue evacuation in case of emergency)
  • Meals and drinks in Kathmandu (besides breakfast)
  • Personal expenses, shopping, etc.
  • Personal equipment and gear
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
  • Tips for crew, climbing bonus, and personal nature expenses
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
  • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)
  • Applicable permit fees and charges for satellite phone, communication equipment, and commercial filming

Trip Fact

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Technical Challenging
  • Trip Style: Expedition
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Lodges
  • Max Elevation: : 6,812 meters / 22,349 feet meters