- Excursion in Pashupatinath, the giant Buddhist Stupa at Bodhnath, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square
- Dramatic flight to and from Lukla
- Visit Tengboche Monastery
Renowned as the ‘Matterhorn of the Himalaya’, the amazing, ice-coated granite pyramid, Amadablam; dominates the sky above the trail to the Everest Base Camp at a staggering height of 6,856 meters. Considered as a technical and difficult climb, the journey to the heart of the Himalayas involves trekking in the beautiful Everest trail before beginning your quest to summit Amadablam.
As you submit the peak, you will be left in awe with the surrounding views of the world’s tallest and most famous mountains such as the Everest Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and many more.
Your journey to the summit starts with a breathtaking flight over the Himalayas to the world’s most dangerous airstrip, Lukla. Thereafter, you follow the Everest Base Camp trail as you enter the commercial hub of the Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar.
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You then trek towards the Khumbu glacier and descend to Dingboche and move towards Chukung valley and Imja Tse base camp. You attempt to summit the giant after a night at the camp and enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the mountains.
Amadablam Expedition consists of 3 campsites before reaching the summit. You move further up to Camp 1 (5,700m) along with fixed trails and acclimatize and then return to base camp again. The camps above Camp 1 is difficult and rigid trails. Camp 2 and Camp 3 are mostly ice that makes it difficult and slippery.
The climb from Camp 3 to the summit is less technical and after two weeks you summit the peak and move back to the base camp. While at the summit, panoramic views of the world’s tallest and most popular peaks will definitely leave you mystified.
The view includes several eight-thousanders such as the Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), Makalu (8,481m) and many more. The journey comes to an end when we fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.
Even though the Amadablam expedition is risky, strenuous and considered as a technically difficult climb even for the most experienced of climbers; you get to what our appetite for thrills and adventure with the taste of glaciers, breath-taking views, stunning landscapes, and a surreal base camp.
All climbers need to have good skills in rock and ice climbing to qualify for the expedition. With our experienced climbers and porters, we always keep your safety checked. While you are out there making wonderful mountain memories, unwary of the risks that come with the beautiful mountains.
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. In dinner, you will be served with authentic Nepali cuisines.
Orientation assembly for the expedition. Sightseeing through the valley for the rest of the day which includes some UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Document processing and preparation. Be at ease to explore the city once the official formalities have been done with.
Final preparation includes meeting the expedition guide, fellow team members and briefing on the nature of the expedition, equipment, and team composition.
Fly to Lukla (40 minutes) through the glorious Himalayas and land at the world’s most dangerous airstrip to begin your enthralling journey. Today you hike up to Phakding which will serve as a warm up to the expedition. You Head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail to reach Phakding.
Today you cross the Dudh Koshi River and cross a few suspension bridges. Trek through pine forest alongside the Dudh Koshi River to reach Monjo (2800m) which is the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. Then ascend along a steep path and cross a few bridges to reach the trade hub of the region- the beautiful Namche overlooking the Everest (88484m). Mountains such as Kusum Kanguru (6367m), Thamserku (6623m), and Taboche (6542m) can also be sighted along the way.
Acclimatization day at the well-facilitated village of Namche. Explore Namche’s quaint villages inhibited by the Sherpas and their rich culture. Hike to Everest View Hotel for magnificent views of Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,861m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6623m) and Kusum Kanguru (6,367m). Also, visit the local museum. An optional hike to Khumjung village (5-6 hrs) which is at an elevation of 3790 meters and has a monastery that has a Yeti scalp.
Ascend to Tengboche until we pass Phunki Thenka to reach Kyanjuma. Thereafter descend to Monjo and towards Dudh Koshi River till we reach our rendezvous. Tengboche monastery is the largest gompa in the Khumbu region which was built with strong links to its mother Rongbuk Monastery in Tibet. The monastery is draped with panoramic views of Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,861m), Lhotse (8,516m), Ama Dablam (6,856m), Thamserku (6,623m) and Kusum Kanguru (6,367m).
Ascend to Dingboche accompanied by the view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Amadablam. Cross the Imja Khola and ascend to Pangboche Gumba, the oldest monastery in the region. Pass Shomare before reaching Dingboche as you get confronted by the mighty Amadablam.
Acclimatization day in the beautiful valley of Chukhung where the Imja River flows in the eastward direction. Rest in awe of the mountain range surrounding the valley. Enjoy panoramic views of Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,861m), Lhotse (8,516m), Ama Dablam (6,856m), Thamserku (6,623m) and Kusum Kanguru (6,367m).
The trail leads towards the Dudh Koshi River which we cross eventually. Thereafter ascend on a trail that connects us to Ama Dablam Base Camp which is a large and open grassland at the foot of the mountain.
Today you spend yet another day for acclimatization. Briefing and training on peak climbing techniques, climbing gears, using ropes, climbing skills and safety measures to increase your chance of successfully summiting the mountain. Short hiking to get used to the environment.
Move further up to Camp 1 (5700m) along the standard trail to acclimatize and then return to the base camp. There are three camps above the base camp. The camps above Camp 1 are difficult and we follow fixed trails as Camp 2 and Camp 3 are mostly ice and hence slippery. The climb from Camp 3 to the summit is comparatively less technical and by day 27, you reach the summit and quickly descend to the base camp.
Retrace your trail back to Namche Bazaar through the same villages and the mountain range but the feeling will be different as the memories of the scaling will be ever-present. Panoramic views of Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,861m), Lhotse (8,516m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6,623m) and Kusum Kanguru (6,367m) will be forever accompanying you.
Retrace your trail back as you pass through several quaint Sherpa villages and walk alongside and cross the Dudh Koshi River to reach Lukla. Once you reach Lukla, you can enjoy a night of music and drinks with your fellow team members and the locals to celebrate your success as an individual and a team.
Board the Lukla flight again in the morning, the difference being this time you will be bound for Kathmandu. No matter how much you look at the panoramic views of the mountain, there is always something mesmerizing about it. Rest day.
Leisure day as you can explore the valley and roam around shopping and visiting various landmarks or you can simply lay rest to your tired legs in the hotel. Culture dinner to top it off.
After breakfast, final departure at the international airport. But before that, a farewell photo and you can always plan your next visit to Nepal with our company.