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MT. Amadablam Expedition

"Enjoy the tough effort with an adventure to the summit of majestic Mt. Amadablam"

Trip Duration: 30 Days

Highlights of MT. Amadablam Expedition

  • Adventure to the summit of most magnificent Amadablam great beautiful shaped peaks
  •  Walk on remote corners of Khumbu valley within isolated areas of Amadablam base camp
  •  Explore the hidden pockets of scenic Everest region of Khumbu into pure, pristine wilderness 
  •  Trek and climb in the shade of mighty Mt. Everest with adjoining high mountain range
  •  Walk into traditional villages of highlanders the Sherpa of Everest with interesting cultures.” 

Trip Profile:

  • Accommodation Mode: Hotels in Kathmandu with the lodge on treks and camping on the climb from base camp to base camp.
  •  Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous.
  •  Climbing Grade: Full fledge Mountaineering Expeditions with challenging efforts
  •  Climb duration: 10 Nights and 21 Days (base camp to base camp)   
  •  Trekking duration: 11 Nights and 12 Days (walks with overnights in the lodge)
  •  Total Trip: 29 / 30 Days with free days in Kathmandu (arrival to departure) 

MT. Amadablam Expedition Overview

Mt. Amadablam Expedition reaches you on top 6,814 m and 22,355 ft high, one of the most magnificent peaks around Himalaya, where the name comes from local Sherpa words of Tibetan origin means Mother with ‘Jewel Box.’

Amadablam, a beautiful high peak, is looking from Thyangboche and Pangboche villages where the vast bulk of ice with snow on a crest next to its necks appears of a shape of an enormous box, hence the name Amadablam with a precious jewel box.

The grade for Mt. Amadablam, which is a full-fledge mountaineering expedition although a lesser and below 7,000 m but a tough mountain to climb where climbers requires good experience on mountaineering.

Mt. Amadablam Expeditions of a month duration with ten days allocated for the summit bid from Advance or High Camp after setting up the base camp, located higher side of Imjatse River above Thyangboche and Pangboche villages.

A glorious and magnificent peak with challenging climb to reach its high summit top offers a tremendous panorama of the world’s most upper mountain range with Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Kananga, Makalu and Baruntse towards the east with Pumori and other high peaks.

Truly an adventure for fierce mountaineers, which leads to great experience along with excellent views of surrounding landscapes and the snow-capped mountain range that leaves you breathless.

Mt. Amadablam Expedition starts from busy town at Lukla after flying in from Kathmandu, where the walk takes you through friendly Sherpa villages with trails festooned with Buddhist prayer monuments of prayer walls.

After an enjoyable walk with an overnight in lovely villages lodge, then long climb within the cool shade of pine and rhododendron tree lines to reach ever-famous Namche Bazaar, a trekkers paradise with a great many facilities that one can find around Namche Bazaar.

From Namche adventure leads to high hill covered within serene woods of rhododendron, oaks, pines and fir trees to reach a beautiful spot in Thyangboche and its impressive monastery surrounded by high snow-capped peaks with close views of majestic Amadablam and Everest.

Enjoy overnight stops in Thyangboche with a visit to its monastery of great interest and then on the road again past tree lines with overnight in Pangboche the last permanent village and human settlement.

The adventure continues towards our destination on the bottom of towering Mt. Amadablam at base camp, with ample time for acclimatization and practice climb then onwards for the final climb to the summit of Mt. Amadablam using several higher fields to reach on top safe and sound.

After a fierce struggle and hardships reach the summit of magnificent Mt. Amadablam, where the grand vista of high mountains surrounds you at the top, enjoying great feat and experience of a lifetime then head back to join on the main trail towards Namche unto Lukla.

From Lukla, a sweeping scenic flight brings you back in the hustle and bustle city life at Kathmandu after a remarkable time and experience on Mt. Amadablam Expedition.

Seasons for Mt. Amadablam Expeditions:

March to the first week June the best time for the climb to the top of Mt. Amadablam and other high mountains of Himalaya; days are bright most of the time; the afternoon can get cloudy with cold freezing temperatures with wind-chill factors.

The day is much longer with sunlight hours around springtime and pleasant for walks and climb, other good times in September to November, although not accessible around the autumn season. Still, one can plan the expedition during autumn time, where days are beautiful with clear blue sky but with short sunlight hours.

MT. Amadablam Expedition Short Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02-03: In Kathmandu preparation for Mt. Amadablam Expeditions.
Day 04: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m and trek to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 07: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Pangboche 3,900 m – 04 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Amadablam base camp 4,565 m – 04 hrs.
Day 10: At Amadablam base camp for rest and short hike for acclimatization.
Day 11: Preparation for the climb at base camp.
Day 12: Trek and climb to High Camp 5,210 m -04 hrs afternoon practice climb.
Day 13-22: (10 days) Summit days for Mt. Amadablam and withdrawal to Base Camp.
Day 23: Clean up the day the base camp and packing for the return journey.
Day 24: Trek to Thyangboche – 06 hrs.
Day 25: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.
Day 26: Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.
Day 27: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 28-29: In Kathmandu, rest and submit expeditions report to the concerned department.
Day 30: International departure for homeward bound.

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MT. Amadablam Expedition Detailed Itinerary

Day 01:
Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to the hotel.

Reaching Kathmandu received by our staff and guide Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks transfer to your respective hotel explore around the streets of Kathmandu and Thamel area, trek briefing
includes welcome dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with culture programs of various ethnic tribes of Nepal.

Day 02-03:
In Kathmandu preparation for Mt. Amadablam Expeditions.

Time in Kathmandu preparation for Mt. Amadablam Expedition and treks within high Khumbu to obtain necessary permits and checking gear for the climb, options for sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, at places of interest on these full days, allows you ample time to get ready.

Day 04:
Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (35 mins) and walk to Phakding 2,654 m- 04 hrs.

As per morning flight time transfer to Kathmandu domestic air-terminal and fly to Lukla of 30-35 mins scenic flight with views of Everest and other high peaks, from Lukla walk to Phakding
on the downhill trail with few short ups.

After 3-4 hrs of excellent scenic walks overnight in Phakding village by the Dudh Kosi River located in a gorge within a high rocky cliff of Kongde and Kusum-Kanguru peaks.

Day 05:
Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m- 06 hrs.

From Phakding follow Dudh Kosi River upstream to Monjo and into Sagarmatha National Park and walk to Jorsalle and climb high to reach at famous Namche Bazaar after lunch at Jorsalle.

At Namche Bazaar for two overnights with afternoon free to relax and enjoy views of high peaks that seen from your lodge in Namche.

Day 06:
In Namche for rest and acclimatization with a short hike.

At Namche rest day for acclimatization and the short hike to scenic view-point, suggested walk above Namche to national park museum with grand views and other options climb high to Everest View Hotel for best views of Everest with Amadablam and adjoining peaks.

Day 07:
Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.

Morning walk on the good scenic trail with views of Everest and Amadablam then reach Imjatse River at Phunke-Tenga for lunch, afternoon climb for two hours within delightful woodland to reach
at Thyangboche.

On reaching Thyangboche, check into the beautiful lodge with time to visit the monastery and enjoy views of surrounding peaks with Everest and stunning Amadablam.

Day 08:
Trek to Pangboche 3,900 m - 04 hrs.

Today a short walk from Thyangboche, morning enjoy the panorama of high peaks facing majestic Amadablam and Everest views, from Thyangboche downhill to Imjatse River on leaving the forest area, after crossing bridge uphill to Pangboche with views of Amadablam at the close the distance at Pangboche for lunch and overnight stop.

Afternoon hike to upper Pangboche and visit the oldest monastery of Khumbu region rewards You super views of Amadablam and range of peaks.

Day 09:
Trek to Amadablam base camp 4,565 m - 04 hrs.

From Pangboche short walk down to Imjatse River and with steep up for a short while on top of a ridge within broad Yak pasture fields, as the route takes you with a gradual climb to reach a wide-open field right beneath towering Mt. Amadablam at base camp.

Day 10:
At Amadablam base camp for rest and short hike for acclimatization.

Another necessary rest day at base camp offers excellent views of Everest, Pumori with an array of peaks that surround the base camp, with ample time preparations for the climb and short
hike to explore around less visited areas by the main flow of trekkers.

Day 11:
Preparation for the climb at base camp.

Today final preparation for the climb ferrying gear and loads to next high camps loaded and carried by high altitude robust porters and guides, where all climbing teams are involved shifting types of equipment and camping stuff to high camp, as good exercise on high altitude.

Day 12:
Trek, climb to high Camp 5,210 m afternoon preparations, practice climb.

Morning leave base camp heading towards the end of the high, wide valley getting close to Mingbo-la, a hidden pass close to Amadablam from Hinko valley.
On reaching High Camp establish high or advance camp at the height of 5,210 m upper right at the bottom of Amadablam South-West Face, with time for full climbing preparation.

Day 13-22:
(10 days) Summit days for Mt. Amadablam and withdrawal to Base Camp.

Allocated full Ten Days from the High Camp to reach the summit of majestic Mt. Amadablam, during these days more of a week busy separating gears, checking types of equipment for final bid to the summit of Amadablam.

After ferrying load to other high camps, and from base camp or high camp depending upon beautiful weather then head on for the climb, an upper and tough mountain to climb of great technical difficulties to encounter in some sections of the hill.

Where the team will be divided into groups working on routes for the climb and then return back to Base Camp for proper rest and acclimatization, where one group will go ahead and fixing ropes with another carrying loads up to high camps and setting designated campsites for the last haul to the summit top. 

Some history shows that Mr. Ray Delaney used the southwest ridge of Amadablam with Joe Simpson in April 1990 since then this route has been quite popular and safe for the climb. 

The climb leads to walking on grassy moraine and ridges heading east to a broad saddle facing views of Mingbo-La and then towards north to climb a rocky section and past over a ridge of boulders beneath Pt.5, 705 to set camp I, with 4-5 tents space platforms. 

From Camp I: Cross a rocky bowl (can be tricky in heavy snow) until below two rock fingers, then move on to a ridge proper. Climbing the peak involves rock climbing of exacting 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, as the climb continues 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 the Mushroom Ridge. 

The final climb on snow and ice slopes towards right following mixed area to reach on top of the high hanging glacier, an ice crest that leads to a marvelous position to the summit of Amadablam offering a grand panorama of surrounding most upper mountain range includes 

 Mt. Everest towards the north, after a tremendous hard struggle and exciting climb to the top, descend back safely to base camp using Advance Camp on-route.

Day 23:
Clean up the day the base camp and packing for the return journey.

After the great adventure to the summit of Amadablam and feeling in high spirit downhill to base camp where this day reserved for cleaning the field to collect garbage and then start packing,

As we are concerned with environmental protection by reducing pollution as we all have full responsibility to Mother Nature Earth, clean up the base camp helps to mitigate the impacts of global warming, and pack necessary stuff and prepare for the return journey.

Day 24:
Trek to Thyangboche - 06 hrs.

Morning down to Imjatse River on downhill crossing a small bridge, a steep climb for an hour to reach Pangboche as walk descends to the same river with the rise to Thyangboche reaching back into green vegetation and tree lines with an overnight stop at scenic Thyangboche in the comfort of the beautiful lodge.

Day 25:
Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.

Retrace the journey back to Namche Bazaar from Thyangboche for overnight at Namche with afternoon free for rest and short walks around the streets of Namche after a great adventure on top Amadablam.

Day 26:
Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.

From Namche downhill to Sagarmatha National Park unto Phakding, after Phakding a few hours walk with last final climb to Lukla, on reaching Lukla transfer into the lovely cozy lodge for the previous night around the high Khumbu and Everest region.


Day 27:
Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

The morning after early breakfast flies to Kathmandu on reaching Kathmandu airport transfer to the hotel with the evening free at leisure, rest of the day free at leisure.

Day 28-29:
In Kathmandu for individual activities or short sightseeing tour.

Allowing free and spare day in Kathmandu to relax after a hard struggle climb on top Mt. Amadablam, one can take a rest or join for an optional sightseeing tour at places of interest, on these two days where Expeditions leader and guide should hand the report of the climb to concern Nepal Government Tourism Department.

Rest free day enjoy individual activities and shopping souvenirs with the last day in Nepal.

Day 30:
International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.

Depart from the hotel as per your time for international flights, where Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks guides and staff transfer you to Kathmandu International airport, bidding farewell to Himalayan after a grand memory of Mt. Amadablam Expedition with treks and adventure of a lifetime experience.

Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration: 30 Days

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Group Size: 2-12 People

  • Difficulty: Moderate to Adventurous

  • Altitude: High Camp 5,210 m

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