Ama Dablam Expedition

Ama Dablam Expedition

Ama Dablam Expedition

Extreme
31 Days 30 Nights
Personal & Experienced High Altitude Climbing Guide for each Members (1:1 Ratio)
  • Destination:
    Nepal
  • Region:
    Everest
  • Type:
    Mountaineering Expedition
  • Max. Altitude:
    6865m
  • Activity:
    Expedition
  • Group size:
    2 to 12 people (Guaranteed to Run)
  • Accomodation:
    Hotel, Lodge + Camp
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  • Mount Ama Dabalam popularly known as the ‘Matterhorn of the Himalaya’ is a beautiful mountain, located almost due south of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse in the Khumbu region. It is an ice coated steep pyramid of ice with vertical walls and sharp, exposed ridges.

    Mount Ama Dabalam 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 first ascent of Mount Ama Dabalam was made in 1961 by the New Zealand and American Team via South-West Ridge.

    Our ascent will also 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. After the long hard walk you reach the Summit of 6828M, you will be mesmerized by the panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and many other peaks.

    During your FULL SERVICE expedition, you will be accompanied by our proficient Sherpa Team who are highly skilled plus they are Everest Summiteer and knows how to tackle every hurdles smoothly. With the support of personal Sherpa for each member & oxygen supplement, you are one step closer to the summit.

    What is included

    • Airport/Hotel/Airport Transfer
    • Flight: Kathmandu –Lukla - Kathmandu for members
    • Domestic Lukla Air Cargo
    • 4 nights Hotel Malla or Similar in Kathmandu on Bed/ Breakfast  in Twin Sharing Room
    • Total of 8 Nights Normal lodge  accommodation  and food  in Local tea house on twin  sharing  rooms (from Lukla to BC and back from Base  camp  to Lukla)
    • Ama Dablam Expedition Permit Fee & Garbage Deposit Fee
    • Everest National Park Fee & Khumbu Development Fee
    • 1 Government Liaison Office on sharing with other International  group members
    • 1 Base Camp VE 25 NORTH FACE tent per Member at Base  Camp
    • Foam Mattress, Dining/Kitchen/Toilet/Shower Tent, Mattresses, Tables Chairs & cooking gears.
    • 1 Cook  and 1 Kitchen helper  at the  Base camp  for  all necessary food preparation.
    • 7 porters per member from Lukla to BC to carry the members equipment and Thamserku equipment & food
    • 4 porters per member on return from BC to Lukla to carry all members equipment and Thamserku equipment
    • Members personal  equipment  allowed  MAXIMUM 40 Kgs each
    • Base Camp  Food for member &   for  all  our   Nepali  staffs
    • Nepali Staff Insurance, equipment allowance & wages for above mentioned Staff
    • 1 Gas Heater and 1 Solar Pannel for light and Battery use at Base Camp
    • 1 High Altitude Climbing Guide for each Members with his Insurance, Equipment, Food and allowance
    • 3 High Altitude Tents during summit sharing with your personal Sherpa guide : 2 People in 1 Tent
    • High Altitude Food, Cooking Pot and EPI Gas for both Members and Sherpa
    • Fixed Rope Fee
    • Service of Walkie / Talkie for communication at base camp
    • 1 Satellite Phone with USD 50 calling card on renting – for emergency use only
    • 1 Bottle of New Russian Poisk Oxygen bottle with a set of Mask & Regulator
    • Last Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

    What is not included

    • International Airfares
    • Nepal Visa Fees
    • Extra nights in Kathmandu
    • Lunch and dinner during Kathmandu Hotel stay
    • Personal Climbing equipment
    • Insurance: Travel and High Altitude Insurance/Accident/Medical/emergency evacuation
    • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, hot water , extra Tea/coffee  during trek
    • Other personal nature expenses & Personal equipment's
    • Additional Supplemental Oxygen– USD 550.00 Per Bottle Russian Poisk oxygen
    • For Additional High Altitude Climbing Guide– USD 1900.00 Per Sherpa
    • Sherpa Summit Bonus USD 700 & Non Summit Bonus USD 450 Per Sherpa
    • International Air Cargo Clearance Government Tax Fee - USD 80 each client
    • Any other thing that are not mentioned in the above cost includes.
    • Tipping to local staffs / base camp members.
  • Detailed Itinerary

    • Day 1

      Depart Home

      Depart home
    • Day 2

      Arrival In Kathmandu (1350m)

      Meals: None
      Depending on your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel.

      Overnight in Hotel Malla
      Meals: None
    • Day 3

      Rest Day In Kathmandu

      Meals: Breakfast
      Reserve day in Kathmandu to make last minute shopping, equipment checking. And visit to Ministry of Tourism for the Expedition permit.

      Overnight in Hotel Malla
      Meals: Breakfast
    • Day 4

      Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding (2,651m): 3-4 Hours of Trek

      Meals: Full Board
      Early morning you will be transferred to the domestic Airport for your flight to Lukla which takes about 40 minutes landing on the narrow, sleeping runway high above the Dudh Koshi River.

      The trek to Phakding is an easy walk for the first day with a mostly downhill leg. The trek will take you through pastoral lands through several small villages and farms. Approximately after 3 hours, we reach Phakding where we spend our overnight in the tea houses that are probably run by Sherpas.

      Overnight in Lodge
      Meals: Full Board
    • Day 5

      Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m): 5 - 6 Hours

      Meals: Full Board
      After breakfast we start our walk to Namche. We pass through Monjo village will take you through the pine trees and glimpses of distant snow-capped peaks. You will encounter few impressive waterfalls and yaks along the way taking necessary foods and other essentials for the trekkers as well as the locals.

      After Lunch, you start your trek through the wooded valley on a good trail crossing the river through high suspension bridge. Right after the bridge is the upward climb towards Namche. An hour and a half long ascent to Namche is famous among the locals as “Namche Ko Ukalo” meaning the uphill of Namche. It is all uphill till you reach Namche, and about an hour before reaching Namche your hard work will be rewarded by your first view of Everest.

      Overnight in Lodge.
      Meals: Full Board
    • Day 6

      Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m)

      Meals: Full Board
      Being situated at high altitude, Namche Bazaar serves as an acclimatization stop for climbers to avoid altitude sickness. Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Khumbu region and is facilitates with government offices, internet, ATM’s, restaurants and a colourful market. Our guides can take us to explore the real charm of Namche Bazaar. We can observe traditional Sherpa life and enjoy flora and fauna found at such altitude.

      Overnight in Lodge.
      Meals: Full Board
    • Day 7

      Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m): 5- 6 Hours

      Meals: Full Board
      Today we will ascend towards the biggest monastery of the Everest region located at Tengboche. It encloses within Sagarmatha National Park which is listed in a UNESCO world heritage site. The trek to Phunki will be easy, but afterward ascending will become relatively harder. The panoramic view of the Himalayas from the monastery shows us a divine universe built under the same range. We can observe a Buddhist religious ceremony.

      Overnight in Lodge.


      Meals: Full Board
    • Day 8

      Trek to Pangboche: 5- 6 Hours

      Meals: Full Board
      Today we will trek towards Pangboche which takes around 4 hrs walk.

      Overnight in Lodge.
      Meals: Full Board
    • Day 9

      Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp

      Meals: Full Board
      This morning you hike to Amadablam Base camp which takes around 3 hrs walk. You are welcomed by our Base Camp staffs. This base camp will be your home for another 2 weeks.

      Overnight in Tent.

      Meals: Full Board
    • Day 10

      Rest Day at Ama Dablam Base Camp

      Rest day at Ama Dablam Base Camp.
    • Day 11

      Training Day - Fixed Lines / Traverse / Summarizing the Techniques

      Training day - fixed lines / traverse / summarizing the techniques
    • Day 12

      Puja Ceremony at Base Camp

      Puja ceremony at Base Camp
    • Day 13

      Climb to Camp 1 and Return Back to Base Camp

      Climb to Camp 1 and return Back to Base Camp.
    • Day 14

      Climb to Camp 1 and Spend the Night

      Climb to Camp 1 and spend the night.
    • Day 15

      Climb to Camp 2 and Come Back to Camp 1

      Climb to Camp 2 and come back to Camp 1.
    • Day 16

      Trek From Camp 1 Back to Base Camp

      Trek from Camp 1 back to Base Camp.
    • Day 17-18

      Rest Day

      Rest day.
    • Day 19

      Climb to Camp 1, Rest Few Hours and Get to Camp 2

      Climb to Camp 1, rest few hours and get to Camp 2.
    • Day 20

      Climb to Ama Dablam Summit (6, 812m) and Back to Camp 1

      Climb to Ama Dablam Summit (6, 812m) and Back to Camp 1.
    • Day 21

      Return Down to Base Camp

      Meals: Breakfast
      Return Down to Base Camp.
      Meals: Breakfast
    • Day 22

      Reserve Day in Base Camp

      Meals: BB
      Reserve day in Base Camp.
      Meals: BB
    • Day 23

      Reserve Day in Base Camp

      Reserve day in Base Camp.
    • Day 24

      Reserve Day / Cleaning Up the Base Camp

      Reserve day / cleaning up the base camp.
    • Day 25

      Reserve Day / Cleaning Up the Base Camp

      Reserve day / cleaning up the base camp.
    • Day 26

      Trek Down to Tengboche

      Meals: Full Board
      After breakfast, we bid our farewell to our base camp staffs and start to trek down to Tengboche which takes approx. 4 hrs walk

      Overnight at Local Lodge.
      Meals: Full Board
    • Day 27

      Trek Down to Namche

      Meals: Full Board
      We further descend down to Namche which takes around 4 hrs walk. You will reach Namche in the afternoon where the remainder day is at leisure.

      Overnight at Local Lodge
      Meals: Full Board
    • Day 28

      Trek Down to Lukla

      Meals: Full Board
      You head down to Lukla – 5 hrs walk trekking through the Dudh khosi valley passing through Monjo and Phakding villages.

      Overnight at Local Lodge.
      Meals: Full Board
    • Day 29

      Fly Lukla to Kathmandu

      Meals: Breakfast
      Early morning flight back to Kathmandu. You are then transferred to Hotel where remainder day is at leisure, explore around the city, souvenir shopping in Thamel.

      Overnight at Hotel Malla.
      Meals: Breakfast
    • Day 30

      In Kathmandu

      Meals: BB
      Rest day in Kathmandu. Debriefing at the Ministry.

      Evening farewell dinner at the selected local restaurant with all team members.

      Overnight at Hotel Malla.
      Meals: BB
    • Day 31

      Final Departure

      Depending upon your flight timings you are transferred to Kathmandu Airport for your flight back home. International check-in time is 3 hours prior to departure.
    • Day 32

      Arrive Back Home

      Arrive back home.
  • Visa

    Most nationalities require a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or upon arrival.
    The current cost of a visa on arrival is

    • For 15 days Multiple Entry: USD 30.00 Per Person

    • For 30 days Multiple Entry: USD 50.00 Per Person

    • For 90 days Multiple Entry: USD 125.00 Per Person

    The immigration gets really busy during April, May, October and November; sometimes it takes hour to get the visa. Also, the wait is longer if you stand in the wrong queue. So below is the guideline for the visa on arrival and clearing the immigration at the airport.

    1st Queue: Filling the application form. The clients can avoid this queue by filling the online application form (https://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa) in their home country. A sample of the online application form with the necessary details has been filled (see attached). The clients should put the exact information as seen in the attached file; the hotel name could be different. Once you fill up the form and submit, they will receive another slip (see attached) which they need to print it out and bring along with them.

    2nd Queue: Cash Counter. If the clients have online slip beforehand, they can stand directly at the cash counter avoiding the 1st queue. It is advised for the clients to carry the exact visa fee amount (cash) either in US $ or Euro, but not in Nepalese Rupees.

    3rd Queue: Immigration. Once the payment is done, the clients need to stand at the Immigration line with the receipt from the cash counter and necessary documents.

    Travel Documents

    Passport: Please ensure that you have a current passport well before travelling. It also needs an accurate photo and should be valid for at least six months after you are scheduled to return home. Also check that your airline tickets are in exactly the same name as your passport.

    Insurance: Every Thamserku Trekking traveller is required to have comprehensive travel insurance. This covers you for medical costs associated with hospitalization, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country. You can arrange your own insurance or we can recommend a policy for you. Remember to bring a copy of your insurance policy with you so your tour leader/guide can record the details at the pre-tour briefing. If you arrive at your destination without travel insurance, you'll need to organize this before you can continue on your trekking.

    Medical preparation: Apart from having travel insurance and being in generally good health, some pre-holiday health preparation is advised. We strongly recommend you visit your doctor to discuss health requirements for your trip. They will advise you regarding the appropriate inoculations and in some places anti-malarial medication may also be required. Some vaccines need to be administered a few weeks before departure so allow plenty of time. Obtain a certificate of vaccination and carry this with you on this trip. A dental checkup is also highly recommended before departure.

    Vaccinations: It may be required or recommended for this trip so you should consult with your travel doctor to obtain the latest up-to-date information. It is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain any vaccinations or preventative medicines for the countries you are visiting – or any which may be required by your home country upon your return.

    Copies of key documents: We recommend that you photocopy the main pages of your passport, your airline ticket, itinerary, insurance policy and credit cards. Keep one set of photocopies with you, separate from the originals. Leave one set of copies at home with family or friends. It is also worth taking some extra passport photos with you.

    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 dal 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 sanitizer.

    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

    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

    Body Wear

    • Down Suit- Recommended Absolute Zero Oversuit by Mountain Hardwear, or Ulvetanna Suit by Berghaus, or The Himalayan Suit by The North Face, or the Expedition Suit by Rab.
    • Waterproof Jacket and Over trousers that goes over your alpine boot.
    • Balaclava- Recommended The North Face A3543 Unisex Wool Balaclava or similar covering nose and face.
    • Fleece or woolen hat.
    • Earmuffs/Ear warmers (optional).
    • Buff Scarf/thin face mask
    • Long sleeve Thermal shirt and Trousers- Recommended anti-sweat.
    • Anti-sweat T-shirt.
    • Fleece trouser and jacket or warm jumper - Recommended not thick but warm enough that fits inside the Gore Tex pant, Patagonia, or The North Face, or Mountain Hardwear.
    • Thermal inner trouser.
    • Down jacket with hoodie.
    • Hiking pant.
    • Ultra-Soft Running/Hiking Socks (2 pair - new).
    • Smart wool Mountaineering Socks (2 pair - new).
    • Trekking socks (4-5 pair).
    • Alpine boot Recommended La Sportiva Men's Nepal EVO GTX Boot or similar.
    • Mountaineering boot Recommended La Sportiva Olympus Mons Evo or Millet Everest GTX.
    • Trekking boots.
    • Hollow Out Outdoor Slipper.

    Hand wear

    • Liner gloves- thin and warm.
    • Down mitts- Recommended the North Face, or Marmot Expedition mitt, or Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero Mittand.
    • Mountain Gloves-Recommended water & wind proof.
    • Fleece or woolen thin gloves for trekking.

    Other Equipment

    • 55-65 Litre Rucksack- Recommended POD Black Ice, Crux AK47 (extendable) and Crux AK57
    • 30 Litre Rucksack with cover.
    • Base Camp Duffel with padlock for climbing equipment’s - XXL.
    • Duffel Bag for trekking with padlock for clothing - L.
    • 5 season sleeping bag with compression bag- Recommended North Face and Mountain Hardwear.
    • Sleeping bag (comfort rated - 15 ºC).
    • 2 X 5 season foam sleeping mat- Recommended 72 x 20 inches (20 x 5 x 5.5 inches folded) and weigh around 14 ounces.
    • Swiss Army Knife with multi tools system or leather men.
    • 1 liter stainless steel thermos - that works in extreme weather condition.
    • Water bottles 1 Litre X 2.
    • Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea..

    Climbing Equipment

    • Climbing helmet- Recommended Black Diamond.
    • Ski Googles with UV protection and anti-fog system.
    • Sunglasses with UV protection.
    • Snow Googles with 100% UV protection and anti-fog system.
    • Headlamp- Recommended Black Diamond & Petzl.
    • Spare batteries- Recommended Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries.
    • Classical Alpine ice-axe- Recommended (70-90 cm) Petzl, or Grivel Air Tech, or Black Diamond.
    • Crampons that fits Mountaineering and Alpine boots- Recommended Grivel G-12 New-Matic Crampons.

    Washing Kit & Toiletries

    • Waterproof washing kit bag.
    • Towel - medium size.
    • Washing soap, towel, tooth pest, tooth brush etc.
    • Sun Lotion Enough +30SPF (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
    • Hand wash & sanitizer.
    • Toilet paper (you can buy this in the lodges).
    • Wet tissue.

    Harness Set

    • Light weight Harness- Recommended DMM Super Couloir, or Black Diamond Couloir Harness, or Mammut Ophira 3 Side climbing harness.
    • Ascender (Jummer)- Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond.
    • Abseiling device- Recommended Black Diamond ATC Guide Bley Device, or Petzl GRIGRI 2 Grey Belay, or Descent Device D14BG.
    • Screw gate Carabiners (2 large, 2 small size)- Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond.
    • Bent Gate Carabiners (2 medium size)- Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond.
    • 6 mm rope- Recommended 2 meters UIAA tested.
    • 6 mm rope- Recommended 5 meters UIAA tested.
    • 1 X tape sling- Recommended 120 cm UIAA tested.
    • Dynamic 8.9 mm rope (single rope) - Recommended 2 m UIAA tested.

    Optional Items

    • Trekking poles.
    • Pulley device.
    • Trainers or similar for use in the lodges.
    • Shorts.
    • Base layer leggings.
    • Snow Gaiter.
    • Sleeping bag liner.
    • Pillowcase.
    • Travel clothes.
    • Camera.
    • Repair kit (like needle, thread, duct tape).
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  • Overview

    Mount Ama Dabalam popularly known as the ‘Matterhorn of the Himalaya’ is a beautiful mountain, located almost due south of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse in the Khumbu region. It is an ice coated steep pyramid of ice with vertical walls and sharp, exposed ridges.

    Mount Ama Dabalam 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 first ascent of Mount Ama Dabalam was made in 1961 by the New Zealand and American Team via South-West Ridge.

    Our ascent will also 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. After the long hard walk you reach the Summit of 6828M, you will be mesmerized by the panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and many other peaks.

    During your FULL SERVICE expedition, you will be accompanied by our proficient Sherpa Team who are highly skilled plus they are Everest Summiteer and knows how to tackle every hurdles smoothly. With the support of personal Sherpa for each member & oxygen supplement, you are one step closer to the summit.

    What is included

    • Airport/Hotel/Airport Transfer
    • Flight: Kathmandu –Lukla - Kathmandu for members
    • Domestic Lukla Air Cargo
    • 4 nights Hotel Malla or Similar in Kathmandu on Bed/ Breakfast  in Twin Sharing Room
    • Total of 8 Nights Normal lodge  accommodation  and food  in Local tea house on twin  sharing  rooms (from Lukla to BC and back from Base  camp  to Lukla)
    • Ama Dablam Expedition Permit Fee & Garbage Deposit Fee
    • Everest National Park Fee & Khumbu Development Fee
    • 1 Government Liaison Office on sharing with other International  group members
    • 1 Base Camp VE 25 NORTH FACE tent per Member at Base  Camp
    • Foam Mattress, Dining/Kitchen/Toilet/Shower Tent, Mattresses, Tables Chairs & cooking gears.
    • 1 Cook  and 1 Kitchen helper  at the  Base camp  for  all necessary food preparation.
    • 7 porters per member from Lukla to BC to carry the members equipment and Thamserku equipment & food
    • 4 porters per member on return from BC to Lukla to carry all members equipment and Thamserku equipment
    • Members personal  equipment  allowed  MAXIMUM 40 Kgs each
    • Base Camp  Food for member &   for  all  our   Nepali  staffs
    • Nepali Staff Insurance, equipment allowance & wages for above mentioned Staff
    • 1 Gas Heater and 1 Solar Pannel for light and Battery use at Base Camp
    • 1 High Altitude Climbing Guide for each Members with his Insurance, Equipment, Food and allowance
    • 3 High Altitude Tents during summit sharing with your personal Sherpa guide : 2 People in 1 Tent
    • High Altitude Food, Cooking Pot and EPI Gas for both Members and Sherpa
    • Fixed Rope Fee
    • Service of Walkie / Talkie for communication at base camp
    • 1 Satellite Phone with USD 50 calling card on renting – for emergency use only
    • 1 Bottle of New Russian Poisk Oxygen bottle with a set of Mask & Regulator
    • Last Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

    What is not included

    • International Airfares
    • Nepal Visa Fees
    • Extra nights in Kathmandu
    • Lunch and dinner during Kathmandu Hotel stay
    • Personal Climbing equipment
    • Insurance: Travel and High Altitude Insurance/Accident/Medical/emergency evacuation
    • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, hot water , extra Tea/coffee  during trek
    • Other personal nature expenses & Personal equipment's
    • Additional Supplemental Oxygen– USD 550.00 Per Bottle Russian Poisk oxygen
    • For Additional High Altitude Climbing Guide– USD 1900.00 Per Sherpa
    • Sherpa Summit Bonus USD 700 & Non Summit Bonus USD 450 Per Sherpa
    • International Air Cargo Clearance Government Tax Fee - USD 80 each client
    • Any other thing that are not mentioned in the above cost includes.
    • Tipping to local staffs / base camp members.
  • Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1 : Depart Home

    Depart home

    Day 2 : Arrival In Kathmandu (1350m)

    Depending on your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel.

    Overnight in Hotel Malla
    Meals: None

    Day 3 : Rest Day In Kathmandu

    Reserve day in Kathmandu to make last minute shopping, equipment checking. And visit to Ministry of Tourism for the Expedition permit.

    Overnight in Hotel Malla
    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 4 : Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding (2,651m): 3-4 Hours of Trek

    Early morning you will be transferred to the domestic Airport for your flight to Lukla which takes about 40 minutes landing on the narrow, sleeping runway high above the Dudh Koshi River.

    The trek to Phakding is an easy walk for the first day with a mostly downhill leg. The trek will take you through pastoral lands through several small villages and farms. Approximately after 3 hours, we reach Phakding where we spend our overnight in the tea houses that are probably run by Sherpas.

    Overnight in Lodge
    Meals: Full Board

    Day 5 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m): 5 - 6 Hours

    After breakfast we start our walk to Namche. We pass through Monjo village will take you through the pine trees and glimpses of distant snow-capped peaks. You will encounter few impressive waterfalls and yaks along the way taking necessary foods and other essentials for the trekkers as well as the locals.

    After Lunch, you start your trek through the wooded valley on a good trail crossing the river through high suspension bridge. Right after the bridge is the upward climb towards Namche. An hour and a half long ascent to Namche is famous among the locals as “Namche Ko Ukalo” meaning the uphill of Namche. It is all uphill till you reach Namche, and about an hour before reaching Namche your hard work will be rewarded by your first view of Everest.

    Overnight in Lodge.
    Meals: Full Board

    Day 6 : Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m)

    Being situated at high altitude, Namche Bazaar serves as an acclimatization stop for climbers to avoid altitude sickness. Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Khumbu region and is facilitates with government offices, internet, ATM’s, restaurants and a colourful market. Our guides can take us to explore the real charm of Namche Bazaar. We can observe traditional Sherpa life and enjoy flora and fauna found at such altitude.

    Overnight in Lodge.
    Meals: Full Board

    Day 7 : Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m): 5- 6 Hours

    Today we will ascend towards the biggest monastery of the Everest region located at Tengboche. It encloses within Sagarmatha National Park which is listed in a UNESCO world heritage site. The trek to Phunki will be easy, but afterward ascending will become relatively harder. The panoramic view of the Himalayas from the monastery shows us a divine universe built under the same range. We can observe a Buddhist religious ceremony.

    Overnight in Lodge.


    Meals: Full Board

    Day 8 : Trek to Pangboche: 5- 6 Hours

    Today we will trek towards Pangboche which takes around 4 hrs walk.

    Overnight in Lodge.
    Meals: Full Board

    Day 9 : Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp

    This morning you hike to Amadablam Base camp which takes around 3 hrs walk. You are welcomed by our Base Camp staffs. This base camp will be your home for another 2 weeks.

    Overnight in Tent.

    Meals: Full Board

    Day 10 : Rest Day at Ama Dablam Base Camp

    Rest day at Ama Dablam Base Camp.

    Day 11 : Training Day - Fixed Lines / Traverse / Summarizing the Techniques

    Training day - fixed lines / traverse / summarizing the techniques

    Day 12 : Puja Ceremony at Base Camp

    Puja ceremony at Base Camp

    Day 13 : Climb to Camp 1 and Return Back to Base Camp

    Climb to Camp 1 and return Back to Base Camp.

    Day 14 : Climb to Camp 1 and Spend the Night

    Climb to Camp 1 and spend the night.

    Day 15 : Climb to Camp 2 and Come Back to Camp 1

    Climb to Camp 2 and come back to Camp 1.

    Day 16 : Trek From Camp 1 Back to Base Camp

    Trek from Camp 1 back to Base Camp.

    Day 17-18 : Rest Day

    Rest day.

    Day 19 : Climb to Camp 1, Rest Few Hours and Get to Camp 2

    Climb to Camp 1, rest few hours and get to Camp 2.

    Day 20 : Climb to Ama Dablam Summit (6, 812m) and Back to Camp 1

    Climb to Ama Dablam Summit (6, 812m) and Back to Camp 1.

    Day 21 : Return Down to Base Camp

    Return Down to Base Camp.
    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 22 : Reserve Day in Base Camp

    Reserve day in Base Camp.
    Meals: BB

    Day 23 : Reserve Day in Base Camp

    Reserve day in Base Camp.

    Day 24 : Reserve Day / Cleaning Up the Base Camp

    Reserve day / cleaning up the base camp.

    Day 25 : Reserve Day / Cleaning Up the Base Camp

    Reserve day / cleaning up the base camp.

    Day 26 : Trek Down to Tengboche

    After breakfast, we bid our farewell to our base camp staffs and start to trek down to Tengboche which takes approx. 4 hrs walk

    Overnight at Local Lodge.
    Meals: Full Board

    Day 27 : Trek Down to Namche

    We further descend down to Namche which takes around 4 hrs walk. You will reach Namche in the afternoon where the remainder day is at leisure.

    Overnight at Local Lodge
    Meals: Full Board

    Day 28 : Trek Down to Lukla

    You head down to Lukla – 5 hrs walk trekking through the Dudh khosi valley passing through Monjo and Phakding villages.

    Overnight at Local Lodge.
    Meals: Full Board

    Day 29 : Fly Lukla to Kathmandu

    Early morning flight back to Kathmandu. You are then transferred to Hotel where remainder day is at leisure, explore around the city, souvenir shopping in Thamel.

    Overnight at Hotel Malla.
    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 30 : In Kathmandu

    Rest day in Kathmandu. Debriefing at the Ministry.

    Evening farewell dinner at the selected local restaurant with all team members.

    Overnight at Hotel Malla.
    Meals: BB

    Day 31 : Final Departure

    Depending upon your flight timings you are transferred to Kathmandu Airport for your flight back home. International check-in time is 3 hours prior to departure.

    Day 32 : Arrive Back Home

    Arrive back home.
  • Essential Info

    Visa

    Most nationalities require a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or upon arrival.
    The current cost of a visa on arrival is

    • For 15 days Multiple Entry: USD 30.00 Per Person

    • For 30 days Multiple Entry: USD 50.00 Per Person

    • For 90 days Multiple Entry: USD 125.00 Per Person

    The immigration gets really busy during April, May, October and November; sometimes it takes hour to get the visa. Also, the wait is longer if you stand in the wrong queue. So below is the guideline for the visa on arrival and clearing the immigration at the airport.

    1st Queue: Filling the application form. The clients can avoid this queue by filling the online application form (https://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa) in their home country. A sample of the online application form with the necessary details has been filled (see attached). The clients should put the exact information as seen in the attached file; the hotel name could be different. Once you fill up the form and submit, they will receive another slip (see attached) which they need to print it out and bring along with them.

    2nd Queue: Cash Counter. If the clients have online slip beforehand, they can stand directly at the cash counter avoiding the 1st queue. It is advised for the clients to carry the exact visa fee amount (cash) either in US $ or Euro, but not in Nepalese Rupees.

    3rd Queue: Immigration. Once the payment is done, the clients need to stand at the Immigration line with the receipt from the cash counter and necessary documents.

    Travel Documents

    Passport: Please ensure that you have a current passport well before travelling. It also needs an accurate photo and should be valid for at least six months after you are scheduled to return home. Also check that your airline tickets are in exactly the same name as your passport.

    Insurance: Every Thamserku Trekking traveller is required to have comprehensive travel insurance. This covers you for medical costs associated with hospitalization, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country. You can arrange your own insurance or we can recommend a policy for you. Remember to bring a copy of your insurance policy with you so your tour leader/guide can record the details at the pre-tour briefing. If you arrive at your destination without travel insurance, you'll need to organize this before you can continue on your trekking.

    Medical preparation: Apart from having travel insurance and being in generally good health, some pre-holiday health preparation is advised. We strongly recommend you visit your doctor to discuss health requirements for your trip. They will advise you regarding the appropriate inoculations and in some places anti-malarial medication may also be required. Some vaccines need to be administered a few weeks before departure so allow plenty of time. Obtain a certificate of vaccination and carry this with you on this trip. A dental checkup is also highly recommended before departure.

    Vaccinations: It may be required or recommended for this trip so you should consult with your travel doctor to obtain the latest up-to-date information. It is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain any vaccinations or preventative medicines for the countries you are visiting – or any which may be required by your home country upon your return.

    Copies of key documents: We recommend that you photocopy the main pages of your passport, your airline ticket, itinerary, insurance policy and credit cards. Keep one set of photocopies with you, separate from the originals. Leave one set of copies at home with family or friends. It is also worth taking some extra passport photos with you.

    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 dal 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 sanitizer.

    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

    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

    Body Wear

    • Down Suit- Recommended Absolute Zero Oversuit by Mountain Hardwear, or Ulvetanna Suit by Berghaus, or The Himalayan Suit by The North Face, or the Expedition Suit by Rab.
    • Waterproof Jacket and Over trousers that goes over your alpine boot.
    • Balaclava- Recommended The North Face A3543 Unisex Wool Balaclava or similar covering nose and face.
    • Fleece or woolen hat.
    • Earmuffs/Ear warmers (optional).
    • Buff Scarf/thin face mask
    • Long sleeve Thermal shirt and Trousers- Recommended anti-sweat.
    • Anti-sweat T-shirt.
    • Fleece trouser and jacket or warm jumper - Recommended not thick but warm enough that fits inside the Gore Tex pant, Patagonia, or The North Face, or Mountain Hardwear.
    • Thermal inner trouser.
    • Down jacket with hoodie.
    • Hiking pant.
    • Ultra-Soft Running/Hiking Socks (2 pair - new).
    • Smart wool Mountaineering Socks (2 pair - new).
    • Trekking socks (4-5 pair).
    • Alpine boot Recommended La Sportiva Men's Nepal EVO GTX Boot or similar.
    • Mountaineering boot Recommended La Sportiva Olympus Mons Evo or Millet Everest GTX.
    • Trekking boots.
    • Hollow Out Outdoor Slipper.

    Hand wear

    • Liner gloves- thin and warm.
    • Down mitts- Recommended the North Face, or Marmot Expedition mitt, or Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero Mittand.
    • Mountain Gloves-Recommended water & wind proof.
    • Fleece or woolen thin gloves for trekking.

    Other Equipment

    • 55-65 Litre Rucksack- Recommended POD Black Ice, Crux AK47 (extendable) and Crux AK57
    • 30 Litre Rucksack with cover.
    • Base Camp Duffel with padlock for climbing equipment’s - XXL.
    • Duffel Bag for trekking with padlock for clothing - L.
    • 5 season sleeping bag with compression bag- Recommended North Face and Mountain Hardwear.
    • Sleeping bag (comfort rated - 15 ºC).
    • 2 X 5 season foam sleeping mat- Recommended 72 x 20 inches (20 x 5 x 5.5 inches folded) and weigh around 14 ounces.
    • Swiss Army Knife with multi tools system or leather men.
    • 1 liter stainless steel thermos - that works in extreme weather condition.
    • Water bottles 1 Litre X 2.
    • Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea..

    Climbing Equipment

    • Climbing helmet- Recommended Black Diamond.
    • Ski Googles with UV protection and anti-fog system.
    • Sunglasses with UV protection.
    • Snow Googles with 100% UV protection and anti-fog system.
    • Headlamp- Recommended Black Diamond & Petzl.
    • Spare batteries- Recommended Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries.
    • Classical Alpine ice-axe- Recommended (70-90 cm) Petzl, or Grivel Air Tech, or Black Diamond.
    • Crampons that fits Mountaineering and Alpine boots- Recommended Grivel G-12 New-Matic Crampons.

    Washing Kit & Toiletries

    • Waterproof washing kit bag.
    • Towel - medium size.
    • Washing soap, towel, tooth pest, tooth brush etc.
    • Sun Lotion Enough +30SPF (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
    • Hand wash & sanitizer.
    • Toilet paper (you can buy this in the lodges).
    • Wet tissue.

    Harness Set

    • Light weight Harness- Recommended DMM Super Couloir, or Black Diamond Couloir Harness, or Mammut Ophira 3 Side climbing harness.
    • Ascender (Jummer)- Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond.
    • Abseiling device- Recommended Black Diamond ATC Guide Bley Device, or Petzl GRIGRI 2 Grey Belay, or Descent Device D14BG.
    • Screw gate Carabiners (2 large, 2 small size)- Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond.
    • Bent Gate Carabiners (2 medium size)- Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond.
    • 6 mm rope- Recommended 2 meters UIAA tested.
    • 6 mm rope- Recommended 5 meters UIAA tested.
    • 1 X tape sling- Recommended 120 cm UIAA tested.
    • Dynamic 8.9 mm rope (single rope) - Recommended 2 m UIAA tested.

    Optional Items

    • Trekking poles.
    • Pulley device.
    • Trainers or similar for use in the lodges.
    • Shorts.
    • Base layer leggings.
    • Snow Gaiter.
    • Sleeping bag liner.
    • Pillowcase.
    • Travel clothes.
    • Camera.
    • Repair kit (like needle, thread, duct tape).
  • Accommodation


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