Amadablam Climbing
 
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Mount Amadablam (6,812 meters) is an amazing mountain to climb which is popularly amidst in the mountaineering arena, situated at khumbu region in the eastern part of Nepal. There are two beautiful top higher and lower which is looking like necklace that has symbolized mother with a baby in her mighty arm, from how the mountain named Amabablam in Nepali.  

We fly to lukla which is major gateway to khumbu trekking region. You will meet our Trexmount ventures porters and follow the dudhkoshi river valley to reach magnificent Namche bazzar  which is renowned as market hub into this region.  

We have excellent Mountain View including Mount Everest together with Amadablam majorly dominates the eastern sky with mountain beauty. Mount Amadablam stands gloriously at 6,812m/22,349ft high above Imjatse river valley in Khumbu,above the summer settlement of Dingboche and the last village Pangboche in south-east areas. Keeping the comfort ability of our visitors in mind, Trexmount Ventures will take you through the route by original South West Ridge, which provides fulfilling climb, reasonable level of technical difficulty and with good camp platforms at strategic points along the route. Apart from few short sections it is impartially safe; this climb is taken after enough practice and acclimatization, at first trekking to Everest base camp and Kalapatthar as acclimatization and for stunning panorama of surrounding mountains with Mt. Everest at mere stone-throwing distance.


ITINERARY
Day 1
1 Hours

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival and transfer to Hotel.

Our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the Hotel. After some refreshments, our tour leader will make the pre-departure meeting in the Hotel. Our representative will provide all the trips related information and will be followed by documents collection including passport copy, 2 passport size photos and travel insurance.

Day 2: Kathmandu.

Kathmandu is the city of wonders. The city is centre for world-class tradition and culture with a backdrop of historical stories. This day in Kathmandu valley takes you through the visits to different culturally enriched sites like the Pasupatinath, the Boudhanath and the Swoyambhunath (Monkey Temple),ancient durbar squares like (Patan, Kathmandu and Bhaktapur),different ancient monasteries, museums and gardens .The tour is totally optional, so you can visit to these places with your interest and pay locally.

Day 3: Fly to Lukla,2,886m/9469ft and trek to Phakding 2,640m/8,661ft- about 4 hours

This day begins with an early morning departure from the hotel for the flight to Lukla. The departure is from the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport, in a small plane like Dornier or Twin Otter. The flight will fly you amidst the breathtaking arrays of mountains including Mount Everest, situated within a distance of couple of meters. The flight lands to Tenzing and Hillary airport at Lukla after about 30 minutes. The airport is built with a unique airstrip runway and the uphill slope. Lukla airport or Tenzing-Hillary Airport is considered as world’s dangerous airport. So, the a flight journey to Lukla itself is one-hell of adventure.Quenching some time in Lukla,we march towards Phakding ,our over-night stop. The trails towards the astounding Phakding is bestowed with beautiful sceneries including great sceneries of hills, ethnically populated valleys and rhododendron forests.

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m/11,286ft-about 6 hours

The second day trek is to the gateway to the Mount Everest,the Namchebazar located at 3,440m.The trail starts right from the morning,passing through Dudh Koshi river at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo.At the entrance ,the park trekking tickets and permits are checked . The trek further ascends through the bank of the river,then through the last high bridge to all the way to the Namche Bazaar.Namche Bazaar is main centre or capital city of the Khumbu area with the facilities of ATMs,Cyber cafes,stores,pubs,restaurants,bars and fresh bakeries.

Day 5 : Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

Acclimatization is very important to habituate your body in the changing altitude. This particular day we totally surrender to know the mountain life including the popular floras and faunas,Sherpa culture and tradition. Namche Bazaar offers the overwhelming panorama of high snow-capped mountains including the mighty Everest and the beauty Ama Dablam.One can also hike for accurate acclimatization, to the Everest View Hotel for other beautiful views of encircling mountains above the Syangboche air strip.

Day 6: Trek to Tengboche 3,867m/12,687ft-about 5 hours

After a good rest and acclimatization, morning starts walking along a gradual winding wider nice path.The path is maintained by old Sherpa man since last 2 decades, doing it voluntarily for goodwill to mankind with small funds and donation from the trekkers passing on this route. Walk gets better through conifer and rhododendron woodland, with the striking views of Amadablam, the walk further offers striking views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku and Kwangde peak, then the path descends towards Imjatse river at Phunge Tenga, after a rest here on the uphill path through a nice serene forest to reach at Tengboche Monastery, a scenic spot with awesome views of Amadablam, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwangde and Mt. Everest. This place is also a holy spot as the head lama (Rinpoche) of the monastery resides here. In this monastery, mountaineers take blessing from the high lama priest for better success and safe expedition.

Day 7: Trek to Dingboche 4,260m/16,175 ft-about 5 hours

Befriended with glorious morning views, early morning walk leads to a long descend to Imjatse River passing a small place of Debuche. Trail passes through beautiful birch-rhododendron and pines forest, on reaching the strong steel bridge where the tree lines vanish for smaller juniper and rhododendron bushes, after the bridge a slow climb to reach at Pangboche the last permanent village, beyond are just settlement with lodges to serve trekkers. The trail leads slowly through exposed landscapes with excellent view of Amadablam at close distance, on the way back after Everest base camp our route leads from Pangboche to Amadablam base camp. After Pangboche,stopping for lunch break at Shomare, a popular spot for lunch and short break, after lunch on the gentle uphill for few hours and then climb after the bridge for short while to reach at Dingboche located in the wonderful Imjatse valley.

Day 8:Trek to Lobuche 4,930m/16,175ft-about 5 hours

On leaving Dingboche, we take an uphill path to reach at a ridge festooned with prayer flags and stupas, amidst excellent views of the valley and snow capped peaks.Walk is gentle on the slow uphill slope all the way to Thugala for lunch a small place where the Khumbu glacier melts into a raging icy river, here the trail from Pheriche and Dingboche meets,  with stunning view of Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori, Ama Dablam, afternoon an hour to a ridge with many memorials of the late climbers both foreigners and Nepalese mountaineers. From here  we have a pleasant walk but might catch slight of altitude as it leads to Lobuche for overnight stop.

Day 9:Trek to Gorakshep 5,170 m-16,962 ft, Everest Base Camp 5, 364 m-17,598 ft.
Walk this morning can be long to Everest base camp our main destination and the major highlights of this adventure.Taking a slow walk reaching a path close to Glass Pyramid house, a metrological station funded and run by Nepalese and Italian scientists. From this spot a small steep climb reaching at Khumbu glacier, as the walk leads through over moraine of rocks and small icy streams to reach at Gorakshep with views of Mt. Pumori, Lingtrin, Khumbutse and Mt. Everest. After a break here continue walk to Everest Base Camp along the moraine and ice, on reaching at Everest Base Camp after a tiring but exciting walk, enjoy the   break overlooking tip of Everest with tumbling Khumbu ice falls close to base camp. Around high season for expeditions, this place will be like a Jambore with many colorful camps and busy. After this surreal experience, we journey back to Gorakshep for another adventure climb to Kalapathar next early morning.

Day 10: Hike to Kalapatthar 5,545 m-18,192 ft trek to Pangboche 3,900 m-12,795 ft.
The day starts with early morning rise and trek on a steep uphill to Kalapatthar for stunning panoramic view of Mt. Everest with array of surroundings peaks. This will be the highest point of this great adventure at 5,545 m, after a thrilling and breathe taking scenery, downhill walk to Gorakshep and then continue the return journey all the way to Thugla through Lobuche and walking on the flat Pheriche valley, a nice settlement just near to Dingboche over the hill towards east, this place with many good lodges with HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) medical post with superb views of Taboche, Cholatse, Amadablam. After Pheriche a pleasant walk with few ups to encounter and finally on the downhill much of the way to Pangboche village for overnight stop and last night in the comfort of lodge for about two weeks, as from here to Amadablam base camp in tents and camping facilities.

Day  11:Trek to Amadablam Base Camp, 4,650m/15,256ft-about 4 hours

From Pangboche village,trek starts after early morning rise,and towards a downhill towards Imjatse river,crossing a small wooden bridge.Then a steep climb of 30 minutes, leading to a large summer pasture with few yak herders huts, from here on a gradual uphill trail to Amadablam base camp, where our expedition and climb starts. Base camp is located on a large field just beneath towering magnificent Mt. Amadablam.

Day 12:Rest day for acclimatization and preparations

Morning of this day is free to relax and  spent by admiring the wonderful scenery.Afternoon our guide will scout the area for safe and possible route to the summit and fix ropes, making ice ledges where necessary.This day is quenched for proper acclimatization and to sort out the gear and preparation for the climb.

Day 13:Trek and Climb to High Camp 5,430m/17,814ft-3 hours climb

From base camp,we head higher to set up another camp as High Camp, to make this climb more possible as the climb skirts south-east right towards the base of Amadablam Peak in between moraine and snow clad mountains, and then a climb on a steep glacial area on the rocky sections of moraine, after scrambling to reach an open gully leading to a suitable site for high camp at some 5,430 meters high.This makes it more exciting and assisted to the climb of Amadablam summit. We also set the high camp with care to avoid possible danger of avalanche from the ice above, at high camp final preparation for the next morning climb with afternoon free to scout the route to the summit.

Day 14-27: Ascent to Amadablam(14 days)

During these 14 days all members will be engrossed in packing, dividing loads and checking equipment for the final summit bid. It is hard to predict the exact day for the summit bid during these 14 days itinerary for the climb. While our guide and team member will make the route and fix ropes and carrying loads up to next camps. From this route Ray Delaney from USA climbed the South West ridge of Amadablam with Joe Simpson from UK in April 1990. Route description as follows, from Base Camp following an old grassy moraine ridges roughly eastwards to a broad saddle from one can see a Mingbo-La. From the saddle turn north and climb up rocky ground and finally through boulders to the ridge below Pt.5, 705 which is the site of camp I. There are four or five tents platforms.

From Camp I: Cross a rocky bowl (tricky if snow covered) until below two rock fingers, then move on to a ridge proper. Climbing the ridge involves rock climbing of severe standard with steps of VS (USA 5.6) Camp II is at the top yellow tower, which gives one of the hardest pitches on the climb at VS/Hard VS (5.8).

From Camp II:Skirt a red rock bluff on the east and follow a ramp line to a gray tower. Move into the ramp (some stone fall danger) and climb to an amphitheater. Continue up a broad gully on between the gray tower and the lower rock buttress and climb a snow slope to ‘ Santa’s Grotto’ at the start of Mushroom ridge, possible bivvy site. Follow the mushroom ridge to a crevasse in the upper face, which offers another good bivvy site. Climb the snow/ Ice slope to the right of the face, and then follow mixed ground to the top of the highest hanging glacier. An ice crest now leads in a magnificent position to the summit. Super Views! All need to be back at base camp by Day 21-22. At this point the porters will arrive for our walk out to Lukla.

Day 28: Cleaning up at the Base Camp

Today after regaining energy back after the hard climb, everyone will be engaged cleaning up the base camp. They pack wastages and unused batteries back home. An extra day to re-organize camping and climbing equipment, clean up the rubbish, picking up everything that has been brought leaving nothing except foot prints behind. Collected rubbish are brought back and handed to SPCC (Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee) or to bring back to Kathmandu.

Day 29: Trek to Namche Bazzar - about 6 hours

Early morning descend to Imjatse river at Phungtenga and crossing the bridge,a steep uphill for an hour, then on the gentle winding trail all the way to Namche Bazaar. After a nice refreshing break at Namche.

Day 30:Trek to Lukla 2,886m/9468ft-about 7 hours

The final day of trekking of this great adventure comes to Lukla.The walk leads on the easier path after being on the high hills and valley, reaching Lukla with gently climb for 45 minutes, Enjoy the evening with exchanging  gratitude and farewell dinner to fellow staff and porters.

Day 31: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

At Lukla the flight operates from early morning for Kathmandu. However,sometimes the flight time can get delayed due to unfavorable and bad weather, but  as per the flight time,we board in a small Dornier or Twin Otter plane for the scenic flight back to Kathmandu.On reaching Katmandu domestic terminal, Trexmount Ventures representative will transfer you back to respective hotels.

Day 32:In Kathmandu Valley with cultural tour at places of interest

This is an reserved day for refreshment and if the flight got delayed in Lukla due to unfavorable weather conditions. On this free day with time, you can also visit ministry of tourism in Kathmandu, to submit the climbing report to respective government department.

Day 33: Departure
Morning breakfast and transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for the flight back home.

 



WHAT'S INCLUDED
    • Airport transfers
    • Three Star Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
    • Return flight (Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu)
    • Amadablam summiteers climbing Sherpa
    • Group climbing gears like rope, ice bar and so on for expeditions.
    • Full board Meals
    • Liaison officer with all his expenses while on Amadablam climbing expedition.
    • Expedition manager, Expedition cook, support crew and porters with their equipments, daily wages, food, insurance etc.
    • All necessary camping and kitchen equipments (base camp tents, dining tent with table and chair, kitchen tent with all utensil, toilet tent with commode.
    • Mountain Hardware high altitude tents for camping above Basecamp.
    • Emergency Oxygen with regulator and mask while on Amadablam expeditions.
    • EPI gas and burner for high climb;
    • Gamow bag / Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC)
    • Satellite Phone and Walkie-Talkie for emergency communication
    • Expedition climbing permit and all government taxes.
    • Everest National park permit

     

WHAT'S EXCLUDED

     

    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
    • Nepal entry visa fees
    • Medical and personal high risk insurance
    • Personal equipment and climbing gears.
    • International Flight
    • Climbing Bonus, tips and personal nature expenses.
    • Applicable permit fees and custom charge for Sat phone, communication equipment and commercial filming and so on.
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CANCELLATION

    Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, 50% of deposit will be refunds 40 days prior to departure after which the deposit becomes non-refundable

REFUND

    We are happy to refund and transfer your deposit amount of advance payment after your tour cancellation under the goodwill of our Cancellation policy. However we won't take responsible for Bank Transfer fee, if it has applied.  

    We are happy to refund and transfer your deposit amount of advance payment after your tour cancellation under the goodwill of our Cancellation policy. However we won't take responsible for Bank Transfer fee, if it has applied.  

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