Mt. Ama Dablam 6812m. Expedition
Fixed Departure: April 14, 2018
Location: Asia, Nepal
Himalayan Range: Khumbu Himal
Height: 6812m. - (22,349 ft)
Latitude: 27° 51′ 40″ N
Longitude: 86° 51′ 40″ E
Trip Duration: 30 Days
Normal Ascent Route: South West Ridge
First Ascent: 13 March 1961 by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest Ridge.
Easiest Route: Rock/Snow/ice climb
Grade: Strenuous High
Caravan Route: Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche Bazar - Tengboche - Pangboche - Ama Dablam Base Camp - Namche Bazar - Lukla - Kathmandu
Mt. Ama Dablam has been considered the prettiest mountain in the world, high on her Southwest face hangs a glacier resembling a 'Dablam' - the sacred ornament box worn by ladies in the Sherpa community. It was spectacular feature that got her the name "Ama Dablam". She lies alongside Everest in the heart of the Khumbu Valley offering a superb diversions close up view of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Pumori, Island Peak and Mt. Everest. If you have previous climbing experience and wish to participate fully as a team member of an expertly led expedition to one of the world's most beautiful and impressive mountain then Ama Dablam is the best suited for climbing. Mt. Ama Dablam expedition is a technically demanding mountain for climbing in Nepal and it is considered an ornament of the Himalayas in Nepal, although the height is only 6812m. Ama Dablam expedition requires steep ice, rock and snow climbing. Normally, three camps are set in Ama Dablam climbing above the base camp (4,570m.), however, only two camps are usdto spend the nights, while on the climbing period. The normal route for climbing is South-West Ridge.
Experience Required: All climbers who intend to climb Ama Dablam need to have good skills on rock and ice climbing also technically competent. On most parts of the routes there will be fixed rope, however, the climbers should posses skills of climbing through steep rock and hard compact ice. We follow the standard South West ridge route (normal route) to the top, as it is consider the safe route, free from the objective danger such as avalanche and so on. The route we follow begins at Lukla (2850m.) and the initial days of the trekking pass through the legendary Sherpa country up the spectacular high valley of the Khumbu. Most of the route on the actual climbing is fixed with no icefall or glacier to negotiate, and most of it is concentrated on the crest of a ridge.
Base Camp to Camp 1 - To reach the first camp from base camp, The climbers have to pass the toughest and the difficult passing through the difficult saddle ridges; and then should turn to the north climbing up through the rocky ground and through the boulder.
Camp 1 to Camp 2 - From Camp I - one has to cross the rocky bowl and should climb the ridge via to the fixed lines to Camp II. From Camp II after crossing over severe rocks and ridge which lead you to a camp 2.
Camp 2 to Camp 3 - The climbing route from Camp II is mostly with the steep mixed alley ways of rock and ice and snow. The route leads to the slope climb to snow ground and then passes through steep snow and ice tunnel then finally along the snow ridge go to Camp III.
Ama Dablam Summit - From here to the summit is steep climb on snow and ice to the right of a huge hanging glacier. From the Top of Mt. Ama Dablam a very charming sceneries of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Island peak, Makalu Khumbu Himal and rest of the snowcapped surrounded mountains can be envisioned.