Ama Dablam Expedition

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  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Max Elevation:6812m
  • Total Duration:29
  • Geography:Mountain/ Country side/ Forest/ Village/ Lake
  • Religions: Hinduism and Buddhism
  • Ethnic People:Newar/ Tibetan/ Brahman/ Chhetri/ Gurung etc.
  • Transportation:Tourist Bus /Private Car
  • Region:Everest

Ama Dablam is located in the Everest region of Nepal and belongs to the Himalayan ranges. The name of this beautiful mountain can be literally translated into Mother’s Necklace. This is due to the geographic layout of the mountain, with its ridges seen as a mother’s arms holding a child and the glacier located below it to be the necklace. As you tackle the geography and the harsh climate of the region, you will reach its peak which is measured at 6812 m. The view from the top is considered to be one of the most beautiful one, consisting of a panoramic view of other ranges such as Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and so on.

The Ama Dablam expedition will start at the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu which offers an outlook to a harmonious balance between culture and modernity. A short but scenic flight will take you to the town of Lukla. From Lukla, you will then travel to Namche Bazar which is inhabited by the Sherpa community. Here, you will get a chance to interact with the locals and visit the markets which will help you gain a unique perspective into their lifestyle and culture as well as how different it is from the urban regions of the world. As you trek on towards the village of Pangboche, you will get your first glimpse of Ama Dablam. In this village, you will also be able to visit the nearby monastery which claims to hold remains of a Yeti.

Independent Trekking Guides Adventure has brought you this trip with a well-planned itinerary which is sure to help you gain the maximum coverage in a limited amount of time. We hope that you will be able to experience the serenity of the mountains along with challenging the inner adventurer in you in order to get outside of your comfort zone and explore what more the world has to offer. Independent Trekking Guides Adventure also gives a special regard to safety, so a well-informed and knowledgeable guide will travel alongside you so that your expedition is more enriching with the onslaught of information.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel
  • Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu and expedition preparation
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla
  • Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar
  • Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche
  • Day 06: Trek to Pangboche
  • Day 07: Trek to Mt. Ama Dablam Base Camp
  • Day 08-25: Climbing Mount Ama Dablam
  • Day 26: Namche Bazar. Overnight in the lodge
  • Day 27: Lukla. Overnight in lodge
  • Day 28: Scheduled flight Lukla/Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel
  • Day 29: Transfer to airport for international departure
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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel

You will arrive at the capital city, Kathmandu. From a flight, the valley of Kathmandu looks like a bowl with a crown of majestic hills surrounding it. The city itself gives a quaint vibe, with a great harmonious diversity in religion, culture, and traditions. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu and expedition preparation

As you have a free day in Kathmandu, you can explore the beautiful city of Kathmandu. Considered to be one of the best cities to experience lifestyle and culture. This city possesses landmarks such as Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath that you can visit and enjoy. Also, you will prepare for your expedition which includes you making sure that you have the necessary items you require in order to travel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla

From Kathmandu, you will take a flight to the town of Lukla. This flight may be short but is filled with picturesque scenes of hills and Himalayas. Located in the Everest region, Lukla is a famous destination for travelers who are bound towards the Everest ranges. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar

From Lukla, you will take a trail towards the beautiful village of Namche Bazar. This village is mostly inhabited by the Sherpa community and lies on the side of a hill. Located at an altitude of 3340m, the skyline of this village consists of great hills and mountain peaks such as Kongde Ri and Thamserku. Overnight in Namche Bazar.

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche

You will spend a day in Namche Bazar in order to get used to the climate of the region. This process is called as acclimatization and is incredibly important when traveling to regions at higher altitude in order to prevent cases of altitude sickness. You can explore the village which is famous for its market with local goods. Also, you can interact with the locals in order to get an insight into their life and culture. Overnight in Namche Bazar.

Day 06: Trek to Pangboche

From Namche Bazar, a trail of 6 hours will take you to the village of Pangboche. Located near to Ama Dablam at an altitude of 3930m, this village offers a beautiful view of the mountain itself. This village is famous for housing a monastery which claims to possess remains of a Yeti. Overnight in Pangboche.

Day 07: Trek to Mt. Ama Dablam Base Camp

From Pangboche, you will trek towards the base camp of Ama Dablam. The base camp is located at an altitude of 4600m. The trail will lead you through barren mountainsides and sparsely vegetated lands which is native to this region, finally reaching the base camo which lies at an altitude of 4600m. Overnight in Ama Dablam Base Camp.

Day 08-25: Climbing Mount Ama Dablam

A total of 17 days have been set aside for you to climb towards the peak of Ama Dablam. Amongst these days, there is time set apart for climbing, exploring as well as resting and acclimatization. Considered to be a tougher mountain to climb, you will proceed slowly towards the peak from where a breathtaking view of the region along with other mountains of Himalayan ranges such as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse etc can be witnessed.

Day 26: Namche Bazar. Overnight in the lodge

You will head back towards Namche Bazar. After your expedition, the village comes as a pleasant stay. Once in the village, you can explore the markets and its surrounding area. Overnight in Namche Bazar.

Day 27: Lukla. Overnight in lodge

From Namche Bazar, you will head back towards the town of Lukla. Since Lukla is a tourist destination, you can explore what this town has to offer in terms of cafes and lodges. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 28: Scheduled flight Lukla/Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel

From Lukla, you will take a flight back towards the capital city of Kathmandu. As you fly over the clouds, a vast panoramic view of the Himalayas will greet your eyes. Once back in Kathmandu, you will head back towards your hotel and you can choose to spend the evening exploring the city. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 29: Transfer to airport for international departure

Congratulations! Your expedition has come to a successful end. Our representatives will aid you back towards the airport. We hope you will join us in any future endeavors.

Our trip to Nepal such a memorable one

I am part of a group of 4 girls who coordinated with Jagat for our 'mini' version of the Annapurna Circuit in early September 2017. We wanted to do the circuit badly but did not have enough time. Jagat and his team came up with a customized itinerary for us to start the trek from Jagat and end at Jomsom which we then flew to Pokhara to take a bus back to Kathmandu. The whole itinerary was very flexible and day to day arrangements can be altered by just communicating with our guide, Gopi. He will come up with the best plan to accommodate our wants and needs. 

From the moment we landed at the airport in Kathmandu to the moment we flew out of Nepal, everything was extremely well taken care of by Jagat and his team. Our guide, Gopi and porters, Raju and Tej (whom we call Dada) were like family to us during the entire trek. They were always checking on us to see if we have enough to eat, enough drinking water or can we cope with the trek. They even offered to carry our day packs when they saw us struggling. In fact, I think at most times, if not all, our interests were placed above theirs. They will go all the way out just to help you if there is anything you need at all on the trek. 

I don't think we'll be able to find another more patient, caring, trustworthy and detailed team of guides and porters. It was our pleasure to be able to trek with them. They had made our trip to Nepal such a memorable one that all of us didn't want the trip to end. Thank you for the great hospitality. I really look forward to visiting and trekking in Nepal again.

I would readily recommend Jagat and his team to anyone planning to trek in Nepal.

Love from Malaysia,


WanLing ,

This was my third trip to Nepal and most enjoyable.

I recently had the great pleasure of climbing Island Peak in the Khumbu, Nepal. Jagat Lama was a passionate and dependable resource for trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. He was on the spot as far as preparation for the trip. This was my third trip to Nepal and most enjoyable. Hiring a light and independent team allowed for a cost-effective, flexible and efficient way to climb in Nepal. His assistance was with me from the airport arrival through to departure. He took care of my every need and allowed me to focus on my goal of the summit of Island Peak. My climbing guide, his brother Lal, was competent, caring and successful. I left Nepal with new friendships. I readily endorse his services and would encourage anybody to go with the Independent Trekking Guides. They are honest, caring and willing to make your holiday the most memorable you have ever had. Please, don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about my experiences in Nepal.
Mark Lui,

It was my dream trip come true.

I am 66 years old and have done a lot of hiking in the USA as well as climbing Mt. Fuji, Orizaba and Iztaacchuatl volcanoes in Mexico. We have hiked to the bottom and back of the Grand Canyon at least 25 times on most of the various trails to the bottom. For me, the crowning trek was to hike in the Himalayan range. We contacted Jagat Lama in Kathmandu, Nepal and signed up for our adventure to hike for two weeks with porters and guides. Our group of friends included three men and three women aged from 60 to 75. I'm sure this would be a daunting task for Jagat and his guides.

We all hiked from Lukla to Namche which was Bill's goal (he's the 75-year-old). One of the guides stayed with Bill, and we continued with the two outstanding guides, Chet and Chandra. These two guides did everything for us; got all of our bags from the porters and put in our rooms, took our menu selections to the cooks, and discussed the plans for the following day. The guides made allowances for some who were having some altitude adjustment issues and gave positive feedback to everyone. They were very patient with all of us and really tried hard to ensure we stayed healthy and happy. I can honestly say that these were two of the best guides weíve ever had. On our hikes, the guides had to work around some of us who liked to take pictures but needed to do some additional acclimation at higher altitude. As a result three of us were able to hike all the way to Mt. Everest base camp. It was like a moonscape. We met the Korean team that was going to climb Everest as soon as the weather looked better. The base camp is awesome with tents all over the place with prayer flags, and ice towers and rocks everywhere.

At 5:00 am we were going to climb Kalapathar (5545m.) When we went out it was snowing and foggy. The weather in the valley is usually clear in the morning, foggy in the afternoon, and big clouds in the later afternoon. Chandra said we should start for Kalapathar as he felt it would clear up - and sure enough, the snow stopped and the sun came out. We made it to the summit in snow and ice.

From this mountain, we took fantastic views of Mt. Everest and Lhotse. We saw an avalanche and heard the cracking sounds coming from the Khumbu glacier. The valley we hiked was very interesting. It surpassed my expectations. I had no idea how many memorials there would be erected for the Everest climbers. It's a sight to see. There were many stupas and monasteries. There are many rock faces that have a Buddha painted or adorned with prayer flags and the rows of prayer wheels to spin. The landscape goes from lush vegetation to flower trees, to pine trees and then the tree line to tundra and almost a moonscape. The children were fun to play with and photograph. As we headed down the valley to Lukla, my wife became sick and we saw that she couldn't hike all the way down. Our great guides arranged for a horse for her to ride so we wouldn't miss our plane. At Lukla, I took my wife to a new, wonderful hospital where she was treated and given medicine. When we reached Kathmandu, there was a strike by the Maoist Communist Party that closed all of the businesses. Jagat again came to our rescue by getting a van and getting us to the airport. He, Chet and Chandra babysat us to make sure we got through the security hassle and on to the right plane. I can't imagine anyone doing anything more or better that Jagat, Chet, and Chandra could have done to make this a wonderful experience that exceeded our expectations. I recommend his services to you if you're planning to go anywhere in Nepal or Tibet. It was my dream trip come true.
Everest Base Camp Trek
Bob Hacken / Catherine L. Bordner,

Dreams of trekking in the Himalaya.
May 2010

In April/May 2010 I was part of a group of nine individuals who used Jagat Lama to coordinate our trek to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. From taking care of obtaining our TIMS cards on the first day all the way through to seeing us off to the airport in Kathmandu when our trip was finished, Jagat took care of everything. Trust me when I say that there are a lot of details that need tending to in between the two above events. Jagat and his crew exceeded all expectations and made our trip stress free. This fact allows one to concentrate of the arduous task of getting to Base Camp while trusting Jagat and his crew to care of the daily details such as obtaining food and shelter. I highly recommend that you do as I did and have Jagat and his crew work with you to meet your Nepali dreams of trekking in the Himalaya.
Tom Tracey,
Rose Valley, WA USA

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