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Mt. Amadablam Climbing Expedition

“an adventurous climb of most stunning peak in all Himalaya range”

Activity
Expedition
Trip Destination
Nepal
Trip Location
Amadablam
Trip Basis
Hotel- Lodge & Camping after Thyangboche on climb.
Trip Grade
Moderate & Adventurous, Full fledge Mountaineering expeditions.
Highest Elevation
6,814m / 22,355 ft high summit
Total Trip
28 Days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu).
Season
April to June and September to November.
Highlights
“Scenic, cultural walks with climb on top of Himalayan most attractive Mt. Amadablam.  An adventure of a lifetime around high Khumbu valley with dramatic mountain scenery Mt. Amadablam a beautiful and most stunning peak around Himalayan range. A great mountaineering and climbing experience on top of Amadablam peak Panoramic mountain flight to and from Lukla with amazing views of mountains”.
Solukhumbu Treks & Expedition presents Mt. Amadablam expedition an incredible mountaineering experience in one of the most stunning and beautiful peak Amadablam at 6,814 m / 22,355 ft high.
 
A magnificent and attractive mountain looking from southern west directions, as the name stands Amadablam meaning “Mother with a Jewel Box” in Sherpa and Tibetan language, certainly it looks like a great mother with hands wide open with large chunk of ice that’s attached close to the neck neat Amadablam summit top.
 
Mt. Amadablam at 6,814m / 22,355 ft high summit, located above Imja valley around south east of beautiful Khumbu and Everest region, just above the summer settlement of Dingboche and Pangboche village, regarded as one of the most beautiful peak in whole Himalaya region and probably in the world also.
 
The climb on top Amadablam requires good experience of mountaineering skills and physical health, as this is one of the toughest and high technical mountain to climb, at present it is getting popular among hard-core mountaineers as a good practice and experience climb before joining other higher tough mountain expeditions.
 
Starting this fabulous adventure Mt. Amadablam expedition with a short scenic flight to Lukla the gateway to Everest base camp and other adventure destination, walk leads towards nice traditional Sherpa farm villages and well tended terraces, as the walk progress leading higher to famous Namche Bazaar with all kinds facilities from banks-post-office-cyber café, fresh bakeries-hotels-lodges and restaurants with many shops and well socked stores.
 
From Namche heading higher to picturesque and famed Thyangboche Monastery one of the highlight and landmark of Khumbu and Everest region, here mountaineers get blessing from the high priest / lams for better success and safe climb.
 
After Thyangboche on leaving the green tree lines with downhill walk to Imjatse River, then into a wide open valley of arid and barren terrain, to reach last permanent village at Pangboche, from here onward into pure wilderness as the trek leads towards Amadablam base camp above Imjatse River.
 
Mt. Amadablam expedition provides excellent climbing experience with marvelous with Buddhist culture and scenic diversions.
 
The mountain's great beauty has made it a highly coveted prize for climbers.
Since its first ascent 1961 by and Anglo-American New Zealand team, it’s been climbed frequently by various routes.
 
Our route leads by the original South West Ridge. This provides excellent climb, sustained as reasonable level of difficulty and with good camp platforms at strategic points along the route.
 
After spending maximum of two weeks with tough and excellent climb from the base camp to reach the summit top, after a successful ascent return journey back to Lukla for the flight back to Kathmandu, after an enjoyable and most exciting moment around high Khumbu peaks on Mt. Amadablam expeditions with great service of Solukhumbu Treks & Expedition.
 
Day 01:                 Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02-03:           In Kathmandu preparation for Amadablam expeditions.               
Day 04:                 Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & 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 Tyangboche 3,867 m - 05hrs.
Day 08:                 Trek to Amadablam Base Camp 4,580 m - 04 hrs.
Day 09:                 Rest Day at Base Camp preparation for the climb.
Day 10-21:           Ascent of Amadablam (12 days to summit).
Day 22:                 At base camp cleaning up and packing.
Day 23:                 Trek to Thyangboche - 05 hrs.
Day 24:                 Trek to Monjo 2,860m - 06 hrs.
Day 25:                 Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs.
Day 26:                 Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 27:                 In Kathmandu free day with sightseeing tour.
Day 28:                 International departure for home ward bound.

Personal mountaineering Gear For amadablam Expedition Equipment list

S. No. PARTICULARS Q, T.
  1. Sleeping Bag (-30*)training (-40*) Expedition 1
  2. Sleeping Bag Liner) 1
  3. Down or Feather Jacket  (training) (Father suit) expedition 1+1
  4. Gore-Tex Suit 1
  5. Personal First Aid Kit 1
  6. Woolen Hat 1
  7. Fleece Hat 1
  8. Gore-Tex Gloves Down globe 1+1
  9. Thin  Gloves (With Goretax and Fleece) 3
10. Fleece Jacket 1
11. Fleece Trouser 1
12. Rock Climbing Trouser (Flexible) 1
13. Trekking Boot 1
14. Camp Shoe (Sport Shoe) 1
15. Sandal 1
16. Woolen Shocks (Thick) 2 Pair
17. T-Shirt 3
18. High neck 2
19. Rain Punch 1
20. Carry Mattress 1
21. Snow Gaiter 1
22. Thermos 1
23. Snow Glass (100 % UV Protect) Show googols expedition 1
24. Sun Glass (UV Protect) 1
25. Head Torch 1
26. Battery Enough for 30 days – Extra Bulb  
27. Water Bottle 1 Lt.
28. Pocket Knife 1
29. Washing Soap, Towel, Tooth pest, Tooth Brush etc.  
30. Sun Lotion Enough + 30 -40 SPF  
31. Lip Guard sun blog  
                                 
Expedition -Equipment List:
Sleeping Bag 1 for Base Camp & 1 for Climbing
Mattress 1 for Base Camp & 1 for Climbing
Ruck Sack 1
Head Light (Torch) 1
Koflach / One Sport Boot 1
Gaiter 1 Pair
Socks 10 Pairs
Sun Glass 1
Water Bottle & Thermas 1
Swiss Knife 1
Gloves Down & other for Climbing (5 - 6 Pairs)
Down Suit 1 Set
Gortex Suit 1 Set
Crampons 1 Pair + 1 Pair spare
Karabiner 4-5 Pcs (lockable  &  without lock)
Jumar 1 Pcs
Down Ripling (Descender) 1 Pcs (Air ring)
Cap 1 for Climbing & 1 for Summit
Ciling 1 Pcs.
Inner clothing Trouser & Vests
Batteries For Sherpa & members
Oxygen, Regulator & Masks
 

Extension trip within Kathmandu and beyond:

Para Gliding - Bungy Jumping - Cannoning - Rafting at Upper Sun-kosi
(Bhote-kosi) Trisuli River-Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park or tours in Kathmandu-Bhaktapur & Patan ( Lalitpur)
 
For more information and trip details please contact us:
Day 01:                 Meet in Kathmandu after arrival from international flight.
Rendezvous in Kathmandu where you will be joined with other members of the expedition’s team on reaching respective hotels, our guide or group leader will brief with information regarding your trekking and Mt. Amadablam expedition.
 
Day 02-03:           In Kathmandu optional tour and preparation for Amadablam Expdt.
Two days in Kathmandu for Amadablam expedition preparations packing and buying necessary equipments and high altitude foods, final meeting and collecting permits and other documents related with the expeditions. On this day interested people can book for a tour around Kathmandu at places of interest, Kathmandu valley steeped with historical / cultural monuments and world heritage sites.
 
Day 04:                 Fly to Lukla 2,886m & trek to Phakding 2,640m - 04 hrs
Morning transfer to domestic airport for a sweeping scenic flight of 30 minutes to Lukla, Lukla airport at present known as Tenzing - Hillary Airport.
After a time here for a while then start the walk to Phakding for overnight stop, the trek passes several villages and farm lands with great scenery of hills and valleys then finally reaching at Phakding village located by the Dudh Kosi (river)
 
Day 05:                 Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.
Today’s morning walk leads to the bank of Dudh Koshi, then crossing bridges to reach the entrance gate of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. After checking the Park & Trekking tickets and permits, further walk leads on the bank of the river, then after the last high bridge an uphill walk for few hours all the way to Namche Bazaar, here we will have two nights in this large prosperous trading town –village as well the main centre and capital of Khumbu area with facilities of ATMs, Cyber cafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with a busy colorful Saturday market.
 
Day 06:                 Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.
Namche an ideal place for acclimatization, this rest day one can relax or take a short hike up to the park museum which houses great range of information from mountaineering, flora – fauna and Sherpa culture and religions, from this spot offers grand panorama of high snow capped mountains including Mt. Everest and stunning peak Amadablam, with time here an optional walk up to Everest View Hotel for another beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.
 
Day 07:                 Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05hrs.
After a good rest at Namche, morning walk on gradual winding trail into conifer and rhododendron woodland, with views of Amadablam, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku and Kwangde peak, further walk leads to a short descend towards Imjatse river at Phunge Tenga, after a rest here climb for few hours into a cool serene forest to reach at Thyangboche Monastery. A scenic spot with grand 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. Mountaineers can take blessing from the high lama or priest for successful climb and safe expedition.
 
Day 08:                 Trek to Amadablam Base Camp 4,580 m - 04 hrs.
From the camp downhill to Imjatse River and then cross a small wooden bridge, after the river a steep climb of an hour reaching a large meadow with couple of Shepard huts. From here the walk is on the gradual uphill path till the base of Ama Dablam is reached. The camp is set on large wide field beneath majestic Mt. Amadablam.
 
Day 09:                 Rest Day at Base Camp preparation for the climb.
A rest day at base camp preparation for the climb where one hike to advance camp with views of beautiful landscapes and mountains during the high walk, afternoon relax and with final setting for next day adventure.
 
Day 10-21:           Ascent of Amadablam (12 days to summit).
Solukhumbu Treks & Expedition reserves 12 days for the climb to the summit from the base camp, during this days with some days busy dividing loads and checking equipment for the final ascent.
 
It is hard to predict the exact day by day itinerary for this period. The team will be broken down into climbing groups who will work on the mountain for several days before returning for a rest at Base Camp. While one group is pushing out the route and fixing ropes another maybe carrying loads up to higher camps.
 
Ray Delaney climbed the South West ridge of Amadablam with Joe Simpson in April 1990.
 
From Base Camp following old grassy moraine ridges 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.
 
Climb on snow and Ice slope to the right following a mix ground to the top of the highest hanging glacier. An ice crest now leads in a magnificent position to the summit.
 
From the summit with grand vista after a memorable to and classic climb descend back to base camp using Advance camp on route
 
Day 22:                 Cleaning up at Base Camp.
After great tough days on climb to the summit and feeling at ease on reaching base camp with overnights, today start cleaning garbage and packing gears as Nepal Himalaya has thousands of trekkers and climbing peaks every year. As a result, piles of unwanted trash and rubbish exist,
 
Solukhumbu Treks & Expedition with Government effort help and support in reducing pollution around as we do have responsibility towards Mother Nature. So clean up the base camp which will be a help reducing the impacts of global warming, then pack up necessary stuff and prepare for return journey.
 
Day 23:                 Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
Leaving the base camp with super views of Amadablam, Nuptse wall, Lhotse, then heading on the downhill path and back to lower altitude and tree lines, the walk leads past Pangboche and from the bridge an hour or more climb brings you back to the famed Tyangboche Monastery with amazing surrounding scenery.
 
Day 24:                 Trek to Monjo 2,880 m through Namche Bazaar - 06hrs.
Morning walk begins with a descend to Imjatse River at Phunge tenga, here after crossing the bridge a steep uphill for an hour then with gentle winding walk all the way to Namche Bazaar, ( for energetic people can use the route to Namche visiting Everest View Hotel or Khumjung and Khunde village) from Namche on the downhill path to Dudh Kosi River bank, from here with short ups and downs to reach the Sagarmatha National Park entrance and then Monjo village for overnight stop in this quaint nice village.
 
Day 25:                 Trek to Lukla - 05 hrs.
After a memorable adventure climb to Mt. Amadablam, last day walk back to Lukla on a gradual winding trail passing Phakding and Ghat village then with last uphill climb to Lukla for lunch and overnight stop, evening party and last dinner at Khumbu area.
 
Day 26:                 Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
From Lukla the flight starts early morning to Kathmandu, sometime the flight time can get delayed due to bad weather, as per the flight time board in the small plane for a super, scenic flight back to Kathmandu, on reaching at Katmandu domestic terminal our guide and staff transfer you back to respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu in and around Thamel area.
 
Day 27:                 In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour.
A day reserve as spare and free day in case of flight delay at Lukla in due to bad weather conditions, and one can join for sightseeing tour at leisure, depart hotel for few hours in our interesting cultural tour of heritage sites as Kathmandu valley is full of world heritage sites, however some of them been damaged from recent earthquake.
The  tour of holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath ( Little Tibet), Swayambhunath ( Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to the hotel, afternoon free at leisure for individual activities. This day submit reports of the expeditions at concern Nepal Government Tourism department.
 
Day 28:                 International departure for home ward bound.
After a great memorable time and experience on Amadablam climb with Solukhumbu Treks & Expedition, depart from the hotel to the airport for final departure homeward bound or to respective destinations.

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