Ama Dablam

Ama Dablam

Ama Dablam

Extreme
29 Days 28 Nights
We provide 1 High Altitude Sherpa for 2 members
  • Destination:
    Nepal
  • Region:
    Everest
  • Type:
    Mountaineering Expedition
  • Max. Altitude:
    6865m
  • Activity:
    Expedition
  • Group size:
    5 - 12 people
  • Accomodation:
    Hotel, Lodge, Camp
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  • Mount Ama Dablam is a beautiful mountain, located almost due south of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse in the Khumbu region. It is a steep pyramid of ice with vertical walls and sharp, exposed ridges.

    Mount 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.

    Our ascent will be made via the SW ridge route, a technical route with three camps above base camp. The climb usually completed in less than four weeks. The climbing on the route involves pure rock climbing on exquisite granite followed by mixed snow and rock climbing. The last section to the summit involves ice climbing followed by a long steep snow slope up to the summit.

    What is included

    • Arrival & Departure Airport transfers
    • 4 nights in Kathmandu Hotel Gokarna Forest Resort   on BB 
    • Transfer: Ktm-Jagat – Ktm for member+Staff+ food/Eqpments
    • Ama Dablam & Lobuche Peak Permit, National Park, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Permit
    • 1 Government Liaison officer and Garbage Deposit Fees
    • 1 Trekking & Base camp Sirdar (Guide)
    • 1 Cook  and  Kitchen helper  at the  Base camp 
    • 8 porters per member going up from Lukla to Base Camp  
    • 4  porters per member return back from Base Camp to Lukla
    • 30  kgs per member for personal Equipments
    • Porters to carry members  equipment   and  Thamserku Food & Equipments
    • All Nepali staffs  Insurance/ wages and equipment allowance
    • 3 nights Yeti Mountain Home Comfort Lodge, 5 nights Local Lodge as per program
    • All camping equiments for Base Camp & High Camp
    • 1 Solar Pannel for light & battery charge at Base Camp
    • 1 Gas heater for Dinning tent at Base camp  
    • 1 VE 25 North Face Tent per member  at Base camp
    • Base Camp  Food for member &   for  all  our   Nepali  staffs
    • 1 High Altitude Climbing Sherpa for 2 members
    • High Altitude Food for member & Sherpa
    • 15 Epi gas  250mg / High Altitude Cooking Pot &  cooking Stove ,
    • 1 bottle oxygen with 1 Mask & regulator  for Member & High Altitude Sherpa 
    • 1 Satelite  phone  and  Radio Walkie talkies  set for Group Use
    • All necessary Climbing route equipments,
    • First Aid Kit & 1 Gamow bag for group Use
    • Last Farewell Dinner  in Kathmandu

    What is not included

    • International Flight to Kathmandu Nepal
    • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal Travel,  Medical and rescue Insurance - obligatory!
    • All personal climbing  equipments for ascent
    • High Altitude Sherpa Summit bonus US$ 600 Per Sherpa, if Summit
    • High altitude Climbing Bonus US$ 350 Per sherpa if not Summit
    • Exra nights in Kathmandu hotel , Nepalese visa
    • Tips for supporting staffs
    • Extra Yaks or porter & Extra Oxygne bottle (on request only)
    • Emergency rescue evacuation cost if needed
    • and  All other personal nature expenses
  • Detailed Itinerary

    • Day 1

      Arrival in Kathmandu

      Meals: BB
      Arrival in Kathmandu
      Meals: BB
    • Day 2

      Kathmandu free day (Ministry briefing)

      Kathmandu free day (Ministry briefing)
    • Day 3

      Flight : Ktm – Lukla 2860m, Trek to Phakding 2600

      Flight : Ktm – Lukla 2860m, Trek to Phakding 2600; Approx. 4 hrs walk
    • Day 4

      Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440 m, Approx. 5 hrs walk

      Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440 m, Approx. 5 hrs walk
    • Day 5

      Rest day at Namche Bazaar

      Rest day at Namche Bazaar
    • Day 6

      Trek to Phortse Thanga 3680 m, Approx. 5/6 hrs walk

      Trek to Phortse Thanga 3680 m, Approx. 5/6 hrs walk
    • Day 7

      Trek to Machermo 4470m, Approx. 5/6 hrs walk

      Trek to Machermo 4470m, Approx. 5/6 hrs walk
    • Day 8

      Trek to Gokyo 4790m, Approx. 6 hrs walk

      Trek to Gokyo 4790m, Approx. 6 hrs walk
    • Day 9

      Morning hike to Gokyo Ri Peak 5360m and continue to Thangnag 4700m

      Morning hike to Gokyo Ri Peak 5360m and continue to Thangnag 4700m, Approx. 7 hrs walk
    • Day 10

      Trek to Dzongla 4830m, crossing via Cho La pass 5420m

      Trek to Dzongla 4830m, crossing via Cho La pass 5420m, Approx. 6/7 hrs walk
    • Day 11

      Trek to Lobuche East Base camp 4910m, Approx. 6/7 hrs walk

      Trek to Lobuche East Base camp 4910m, Approx. 6/7 hrs walk
    • Day 12

      Trek to Lobuche high camp 5350m, Approx. 6 hrs walk

      Trek to Lobuche high camp 5350m, Approx. 6 hrs walk
    • Day 13

      Climb Lobuche East 6119m and descend down to Pangboche

      Climb Lobuche East 6119m and descend down to Pangboche, Approx. 8/9 hrs walk
    • Day 14

      Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp 4570m, Approx. 5/6 hrs walk

      Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp 4570m, Approx. 5/6 hrs walk
    • Day 15 - 25

      Climbing period of Ama Dablam

      Climbing period of Ama Dablam
    • Day 26

      Return back to Base Camp

      Return back to Base Camp
    • Day 27

      Heli flight to Lukla & Regular flight to Ktm

      Heli flight to Lukla & Regular flight to Ktm
    • Day 28

      Kathmandu free day (Ministry de-briefing)

      Kathmandu free day (Ministry de-briefing)
    • Day 29

      Final Departure, transfer to airport

      Final Departure, transfer to airport
  • Visa

    Most nationalities require a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

    Non UK nationals should check requirements with their nearest embassy (a few nationalities are not permitted visas on arrival).

    Vaccinations

    There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. The risk of malaria is present in certain regions only (such as Chitwan); you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Most of our trips to Nepal go to high altitudes where there is a risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness. Our itineraries are designed to enable everyone to acclimatise to these altitudes, but you should be aware that it is still possible for you to be affected. Please refer to the TRIP NOTES for complete advice on AMS.

    Eating & Drinking

    Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping (all breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners).

    Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping. On trek the breakfast will be a set menu usually consisting of porridge and toast. Any additional items that are not included in the set menu should be ordered and paid for separately. We do not include lunch and dinner in the tea-houses, allowing you to choose what you want to eat and when. Although most lodges have almost identical menus, they are reasonably extensive and offer a varied selection, ranging from traditional Nepalese dhal bhat to pizza and apple pie.

    Although meat is available in the teahouses, we advise against eating it on trek. The meat has often been carried in the heat from lower altitudes for several days before reaching the lodges, and can cause stomach upsets or illness. Germs can also be spread by handling dirty money - we recommend using hand sanitiser.

    If you buy imported food and drink whilst on trek you will spend more than the suggested amount.

    Drinking Water

    Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 litres per person per day.

    We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas.

    All teahouses will provide cold water free of charge, if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal’s trekking regions most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).

    SteriPENs are widely stocked on Amazon, outdoor shops and other online retailers; look for the latest models but avoid USB charging ones. Better still, a SteriPEN will pay for itself over the course of the trek and you won’t leave behind a single plastic bottle – you will end up spending the same or even less than you would on bottled water, plus you can keep it for future trips.

    If you prefer not to invest in a SteriPEN, the teahouses also sell boiled water for approx. Rs150-300 per litre (the price increases the higher you trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime refill as it can double up as a hot water bottle.

    While camping boiled water is supplied for drinking.

    Weather

    The main trekking season in Nepal is from October to mid-May when daytime temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking, the sky is clear much of the time and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. Daytime temperatures will vary from 15ºC to 35ºC in the Kathmandu Valley to around 10ºC at 3,600m and progressively lower the higher we go.

    Different seasons offer different advantages for trekking.

    Post Monsoon/autumn: Mid-September to November. This is the main trekking season in Nepal. Day temperatures in Kathmandu are approximately above 20ºC. Skies are usually clear and days on trek are sunny and mild with clear mountain views. At the highest altitudes although the days can be nice and sunny the temperatures can drop to 10ºC and much lower. Nights will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as minus 10ºC and lower at the highest altitudes.

    Pre-monsoon/spring: March to May. Both day and night temperatures will be warmer in general but haze will often build up in the afternoons. It is very hot in the lowlands and temperatures rise to 35ºC in Kathmandu. Flowers bloom in this season and this is one of the reasons people chose to trek in spring.

    Snow can be expected on any departure, usually at the higher altitudes. Summit day will be a very early start (usually about 2am) and will be extremely cold. Although mostly it is calm and clear on summit day the mountain does occasionally get high winds. You need to be equipped for temperatures as low as minus 25ºC plus wind chill on summit day.

    Please remember that in any mountain area the weather is never wholly predictable and you should be prepared and equipped to deal with any differences in weather beyond the conditions described above.

    Fitness Level and Technical Ability

    Climbers wishing to join this expedition must already be experienced with rock and ice climbing and have successfully completed previous climbs at high altitude, over 4500m (15,000ft).

    This expedition requires excellent levels of fitness to endure the extreme conditions of summiting big peaks. To prepare for this, climbers should undergo a regular and strenuous exercise regime for at least 6 months to build their strength, stamina and endurance.

    Equipment Checklist

    Head wear

    • 1 - Fleece or woollen hat
    • 1- Face musk
    • 1 - Shaded hat
    • 1 - Balaclava
    • 1- Glacier glasses 100% UV protection with side shield and a hard sided storage case (Julbo or Cebe brand)
    • 1-Sun glasses (also with UV protection and anti fog system)
    • 1-Ski goggles with UV protection and anti fog system

    Wash kit

    • 1-Wash bag with zipped
    • 2-Toothpaste 500g
    • 1-Toothbrush
    • 1-Face washes soap in box antibacterial
    • 30-Stick cotton bud
    • 1-Razor
    • 1-Nail clippers
    • 1-Towel

    Summit equipment for 8000m.

    • 1-Summit down suit (North face or Mountain Hard Wear brand)
    • 1-Pair summit boot (One sports, La sportive or Millet brand) with single fast zipper system
    • 1-Pair down summit gloves (North face or Mountain Hard Wear brand)

    Hand wear

    • 2 pair liner gloves thin wool or thermal
    • 2 pair warm gloves fleece
    • 1 pair expedition shell gloves
    • 1 pair Gore-Tex mitten gloves

    Lower body wear

    • 3-Under wear
    • 3-Under wear
    • 2-Fleece or Thermal trousers
    • 1-Fleece warm pants wind stopper
    • 1-Gore-Tex pants
    • 1-Down pants
    • 4 pair liner shocks
    • 4 Pair trekking shocks
    • 3 Pair climbing and mountaineering thick shocks
    • 1 Pair sandal

    Repair equipment

    • 1-Duck tap enough roll
    • 1-Nylon taps enough roll
    • 1-Sewing needle with enough thread
    • 1-Super glue
    • 1-Swiss Army Knife with multi tools system or leather men

    Navigation tool

    • 1-Waterproof transparent case for keep your map dry
    • 1-Topographic map 1= 25000 or 1= 50000 scale with 40 meters contour interval,
    • 1-Protractor compass (Silva or Recta brand) with essential feature for mountain navigation
    • 1-Digital wrist watch with Thermometer, barometer and altimeter (Sunto brand)
    • 1-Note book and pencil
    • 1-Binoculars

    Upper body wear

    • 2 -Inner vests
    • 3- T-shirt
    • 2-Highneck with long sleeve
    • 1-Fleece Jacket with wind stopper
    • 1-Thermal warm jacket for 3 rd layer
    • 1-Gore –Tex Jacket with hood
    • 1-Down jacket 700+ down filled

    Miscellaneous

    • 3-Sun lotion 118ml (SPF 30 to 50)
    • 3-Lip balm 4.8 g (SPF 30)
    • 2-Foot powder antibacterial 75g
    • 2-Head lamp (Petzl Tika-Zipka or Black diamond brand)
    • Enough batteries AAA or AA size 1.5 volts
    • 2-Lighter high performance in cold temperature
    • 1-Diry book for personal memoranda
    • 2-Pen or pencil
    • 3-Water bottle 1000ml (Nalgen or Sigg brand)
    • 1-Pee bottle 1000ml
    • 1-Small stainless steel thermos
    • 1-Pair Ski pole with anti shock system

    Sleeping gear

    • 2 –Karimat mattress
    • 1-Thermorest mat (prolite)
    • 1-Sleeping bag liner
    • 1-Down sleeping bag rated -40 or even more

    Pack

    • 1-Day pack (Rucksack) 60+15ltr
    • 1-Duffel bag large size (7,500+CU, in)
    • 3-Strong large plastic bag to keep dry your stuff

    Footwear

    • 1-Pair Crampon (semi rigid system) with step in or four strap system appropriate for alpine ice1-Pair Crampon (semi rigid system) with step in or four strap system appropriate for alpine iceclimbing and general mountaineering
    • 1-Pair mountaineering boot
    • 1-Pair snow gaiters (supper or over)
    • 1-Pair rock climbing shoes
    • 1 Pair trekking boot

    Personal climbing gear list

    • 1-Helmet UIAA tested
    • 1-Harness appropriate for alpine rock, ice climbing and mountaineering
    • 1-Ice Axe (classic 70 or 90 centimetre length with leash)
    • 1-Pair Ice tool for technical ice climbing
    • 1-Chalk powder and bag
    • 8m prusick cord 6mm UIAA tested
    • 1-Double length tap sling 2mUIAA tested
    • 1-Triple length tap sling 3m UIAA tested
    • 1-Ascender device (Jumar) petzl or Black diamond
    • 1-Belay device figure 8 or (Riverso) Petzl or Black diamond
    • 1-Pulley device
    • 4-Non screw gate Karabiners
    • 3-Screw gate Karabiners (HMS)
    • 2-Ice screw different length and diameter 10 to 22 centimetre UIAA tested
    • 2-Rock pitons UIAA tested
  • FIXED DEPARTURES

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  • Overview

    Mount Ama Dablam is a beautiful mountain, located almost due south of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse in the Khumbu region. It is a steep pyramid of ice with vertical walls and sharp, exposed ridges.

    Mount 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.

    Our ascent will be made via the SW ridge route, a technical route with three camps above base camp. The climb usually completed in less than four weeks. The climbing on the route involves pure rock climbing on exquisite granite followed by mixed snow and rock climbing. The last section to the summit involves ice climbing followed by a long steep snow slope up to the summit.

    What is included

    • Arrival & Departure Airport transfers
    • 4 nights in Kathmandu Hotel Gokarna Forest Resort   on BB 
    • Transfer: Ktm-Jagat – Ktm for member+Staff+ food/Eqpments
    • Ama Dablam & Lobuche Peak Permit, National Park, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Permit
    • 1 Government Liaison officer and Garbage Deposit Fees
    • 1 Trekking & Base camp Sirdar (Guide)
    • 1 Cook  and  Kitchen helper  at the  Base camp 
    • 8 porters per member going up from Lukla to Base Camp  
    • 4  porters per member return back from Base Camp to Lukla
    • 30  kgs per member for personal Equipments
    • Porters to carry members  equipment   and  Thamserku Food & Equipments
    • All Nepali staffs  Insurance/ wages and equipment allowance
    • 3 nights Yeti Mountain Home Comfort Lodge, 5 nights Local Lodge as per program
    • All camping equiments for Base Camp & High Camp
    • 1 Solar Pannel for light & battery charge at Base Camp
    • 1 Gas heater for Dinning tent at Base camp  
    • 1 VE 25 North Face Tent per member  at Base camp
    • Base Camp  Food for member &   for  all  our   Nepali  staffs
    • 1 High Altitude Climbing Sherpa for 2 members
    • High Altitude Food for member & Sherpa
    • 15 Epi gas  250mg / High Altitude Cooking Pot &  cooking Stove ,
    • 1 bottle oxygen with 1 Mask & regulator  for Member & High Altitude Sherpa 
    • 1 Satelite  phone  and  Radio Walkie talkies  set for Group Use
    • All necessary Climbing route equipments,
    • First Aid Kit & 1 Gamow bag for group Use
    • Last Farewell Dinner  in Kathmandu

    What is not included

    • International Flight to Kathmandu Nepal
    • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal Travel,  Medical and rescue Insurance - obligatory!
    • All personal climbing  equipments for ascent
    • High Altitude Sherpa Summit bonus US$ 600 Per Sherpa, if Summit
    • High altitude Climbing Bonus US$ 350 Per sherpa if not Summit
    • Exra nights in Kathmandu hotel , Nepalese visa
    • Tips for supporting staffs
    • Extra Yaks or porter & Extra Oxygne bottle (on request only)
    • Emergency rescue evacuation cost if needed
    • and  All other personal nature expenses
  • Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

    Arrival in Kathmandu
    Meals: BB

    Day 2 : Kathmandu free day (Ministry briefing)

    Kathmandu free day (Ministry briefing)

    Day 3 : Flight : Ktm – Lukla 2860m, Trek to Phakding 2600

    Flight : Ktm – Lukla 2860m, Trek to Phakding 2600; Approx. 4 hrs walk

    Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440 m, Approx. 5 hrs walk

    Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440 m, Approx. 5 hrs walk

    Day 5 : Rest day at Namche Bazaar

    Rest day at Namche Bazaar

    Day 6 : Trek to Phortse Thanga 3680 m, Approx. 5/6 hrs walk

    Trek to Phortse Thanga 3680 m, Approx. 5/6 hrs walk

    Day 7 : Trek to Machermo 4470m, Approx. 5/6 hrs walk

    Trek to Machermo 4470m, Approx. 5/6 hrs walk

    Day 8 : Trek to Gokyo 4790m, Approx. 6 hrs walk

    Trek to Gokyo 4790m, Approx. 6 hrs walk

    Day 9 : Morning hike to Gokyo Ri Peak 5360m and continue to Thangnag 4700m

    Morning hike to Gokyo Ri Peak 5360m and continue to Thangnag 4700m, Approx. 7 hrs walk

    Day 10 : Trek to Dzongla 4830m, crossing via Cho La pass 5420m

    Trek to Dzongla 4830m, crossing via Cho La pass 5420m, Approx. 6/7 hrs walk

    Day 11 : Trek to Lobuche East Base camp 4910m, Approx. 6/7 hrs walk

    Trek to Lobuche East Base camp 4910m, Approx. 6/7 hrs walk

    Day 12 : Trek to Lobuche high camp 5350m, Approx. 6 hrs walk

    Trek to Lobuche high camp 5350m, Approx. 6 hrs walk

    Day 13 : Climb Lobuche East 6119m and descend down to Pangboche

    Climb Lobuche East 6119m and descend down to Pangboche, Approx. 8/9 hrs walk

    Day 14 : Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp 4570m, Approx. 5/6 hrs walk

    Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp 4570m, Approx. 5/6 hrs walk

    Day 15 - 25 : Climbing period of Ama Dablam

    Climbing period of Ama Dablam

    Day 26 : Return back to Base Camp

    Return back to Base Camp

    Day 27 : Heli flight to Lukla & Regular flight to Ktm

    Heli flight to Lukla & Regular flight to Ktm

    Day 28 : Kathmandu free day (Ministry de-briefing)

    Kathmandu free day (Ministry de-briefing)

    Day 29 : Final Departure, transfer to airport

    Final Departure, transfer to airport
  • Essential Info

    Visa

    Most nationalities require a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

    Non UK nationals should check requirements with their nearest embassy (a few nationalities are not permitted visas on arrival).

    Vaccinations

    There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. The risk of malaria is present in certain regions only (such as Chitwan); you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Most of our trips to Nepal go to high altitudes where there is a risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness. Our itineraries are designed to enable everyone to acclimatise to these altitudes, but you should be aware that it is still possible for you to be affected. Please refer to the TRIP NOTES for complete advice on AMS.

    Eating & Drinking

    Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping (all breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners).

    Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping. On trek the breakfast will be a set menu usually consisting of porridge and toast. Any additional items that are not included in the set menu should be ordered and paid for separately. We do not include lunch and dinner in the tea-houses, allowing you to choose what you want to eat and when. Although most lodges have almost identical menus, they are reasonably extensive and offer a varied selection, ranging from traditional Nepalese dhal bhat to pizza and apple pie.

    Although meat is available in the teahouses, we advise against eating it on trek. The meat has often been carried in the heat from lower altitudes for several days before reaching the lodges, and can cause stomach upsets or illness. Germs can also be spread by handling dirty money - we recommend using hand sanitiser.

    If you buy imported food and drink whilst on trek you will spend more than the suggested amount.

    Drinking Water

    Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 litres per person per day.

    We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas.

    All teahouses will provide cold water free of charge, if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal’s trekking regions most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).

    SteriPENs are widely stocked on Amazon, outdoor shops and other online retailers; look for the latest models but avoid USB charging ones. Better still, a SteriPEN will pay for itself over the course of the trek and you won’t leave behind a single plastic bottle – you will end up spending the same or even less than you would on bottled water, plus you can keep it for future trips.

    If you prefer not to invest in a SteriPEN, the teahouses also sell boiled water for approx. Rs150-300 per litre (the price increases the higher you trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime refill as it can double up as a hot water bottle.

    While camping boiled water is supplied for drinking.

    Weather

    The main trekking season in Nepal is from October to mid-May when daytime temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking, the sky is clear much of the time and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. Daytime temperatures will vary from 15ºC to 35ºC in the Kathmandu Valley to around 10ºC at 3,600m and progressively lower the higher we go.

    Different seasons offer different advantages for trekking.

    Post Monsoon/autumn: Mid-September to November. This is the main trekking season in Nepal. Day temperatures in Kathmandu are approximately above 20ºC. Skies are usually clear and days on trek are sunny and mild with clear mountain views. At the highest altitudes although the days can be nice and sunny the temperatures can drop to 10ºC and much lower. Nights will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as minus 10ºC and lower at the highest altitudes.

    Pre-monsoon/spring: March to May. Both day and night temperatures will be warmer in general but haze will often build up in the afternoons. It is very hot in the lowlands and temperatures rise to 35ºC in Kathmandu. Flowers bloom in this season and this is one of the reasons people chose to trek in spring.

    Snow can be expected on any departure, usually at the higher altitudes. Summit day will be a very early start (usually about 2am) and will be extremely cold. Although mostly it is calm and clear on summit day the mountain does occasionally get high winds. You need to be equipped for temperatures as low as minus 25ºC plus wind chill on summit day.

    Please remember that in any mountain area the weather is never wholly predictable and you should be prepared and equipped to deal with any differences in weather beyond the conditions described above.

    Fitness Level and Technical Ability

    Climbers wishing to join this expedition must already be experienced with rock and ice climbing and have successfully completed previous climbs at high altitude, over 4500m (15,000ft).

    This expedition requires excellent levels of fitness to endure the extreme conditions of summiting big peaks. To prepare for this, climbers should undergo a regular and strenuous exercise regime for at least 6 months to build their strength, stamina and endurance.

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    Equipment Checklist

    Head wear

    • 1 - Fleece or woollen hat
    • 1- Face musk
    • 1 - Shaded hat
    • 1 - Balaclava
    • 1- Glacier glasses 100% UV protection with side shield and a hard sided storage case (Julbo or Cebe brand)
    • 1-Sun glasses (also with UV protection and anti fog system)
    • 1-Ski goggles with UV protection and anti fog system

    Wash kit

    • 1-Wash bag with zipped
    • 2-Toothpaste 500g
    • 1-Toothbrush
    • 1-Face washes soap in box antibacterial
    • 30-Stick cotton bud
    • 1-Razor
    • 1-Nail clippers
    • 1-Towel

    Summit equipment for 8000m.

    • 1-Summit down suit (North face or Mountain Hard Wear brand)
    • 1-Pair summit boot (One sports, La sportive or Millet brand) with single fast zipper system
    • 1-Pair down summit gloves (North face or Mountain Hard Wear brand)

    Hand wear

    • 2 pair liner gloves thin wool or thermal
    • 2 pair warm gloves fleece
    • 1 pair expedition shell gloves
    • 1 pair Gore-Tex mitten gloves

    Lower body wear

    • 3-Under wear
    • 3-Under wear
    • 2-Fleece or Thermal trousers
    • 1-Fleece warm pants wind stopper
    • 1-Gore-Tex pants
    • 1-Down pants
    • 4 pair liner shocks
    • 4 Pair trekking shocks
    • 3 Pair climbing and mountaineering thick shocks
    • 1 Pair sandal

    Repair equipment

    • 1-Duck tap enough roll
    • 1-Nylon taps enough roll
    • 1-Sewing needle with enough thread
    • 1-Super glue
    • 1-Swiss Army Knife with multi tools system or leather men

    Navigation tool

    • 1-Waterproof transparent case for keep your map dry
    • 1-Topographic map 1= 25000 or 1= 50000 scale with 40 meters contour interval,
    • 1-Protractor compass (Silva or Recta brand) with essential feature for mountain navigation
    • 1-Digital wrist watch with Thermometer, barometer and altimeter (Sunto brand)
    • 1-Note book and pencil
    • 1-Binoculars

    Upper body wear

    • 2 -Inner vests
    • 3- T-shirt
    • 2-Highneck with long sleeve
    • 1-Fleece Jacket with wind stopper
    • 1-Thermal warm jacket for 3 rd layer
    • 1-Gore –Tex Jacket with hood
    • 1-Down jacket 700+ down filled

    Miscellaneous

    • 3-Sun lotion 118ml (SPF 30 to 50)
    • 3-Lip balm 4.8 g (SPF 30)
    • 2-Foot powder antibacterial 75g
    • 2-Head lamp (Petzl Tika-Zipka or Black diamond brand)
    • Enough batteries AAA or AA size 1.5 volts
    • 2-Lighter high performance in cold temperature
    • 1-Diry book for personal memoranda
    • 2-Pen or pencil
    • 3-Water bottle 1000ml (Nalgen or Sigg brand)
    • 1-Pee bottle 1000ml
    • 1-Small stainless steel thermos
    • 1-Pair Ski pole with anti shock system

    Sleeping gear

    • 2 –Karimat mattress
    • 1-Thermorest mat (prolite)
    • 1-Sleeping bag liner
    • 1-Down sleeping bag rated -40 or even more

    Pack

    • 1-Day pack (Rucksack) 60+15ltr
    • 1-Duffel bag large size (7,500+CU, in)
    • 3-Strong large plastic bag to keep dry your stuff

    Footwear

    • 1-Pair Crampon (semi rigid system) with step in or four strap system appropriate for alpine ice1-Pair Crampon (semi rigid system) with step in or four strap system appropriate for alpine iceclimbing and general mountaineering
    • 1-Pair mountaineering boot
    • 1-Pair snow gaiters (supper or over)
    • 1-Pair rock climbing shoes
    • 1 Pair trekking boot

    Personal climbing gear list

    • 1-Helmet UIAA tested
    • 1-Harness appropriate for alpine rock, ice climbing and mountaineering
    • 1-Ice Axe (classic 70 or 90 centimetre length with leash)
    • 1-Pair Ice tool for technical ice climbing
    • 1-Chalk powder and bag
    • 8m prusick cord 6mm UIAA tested
    • 1-Double length tap sling 2mUIAA tested
    • 1-Triple length tap sling 3m UIAA tested
    • 1-Ascender device (Jumar) petzl or Black diamond
    • 1-Belay device figure 8 or (Riverso) Petzl or Black diamond
    • 1-Pulley device
    • 4-Non screw gate Karabiners
    • 3-Screw gate Karabiners (HMS)
    • 2-Ice screw different length and diameter 10 to 22 centimetre UIAA tested
    • 2-Rock pitons UIAA tested
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