Mt. Amadablam Expedition

Mt. Amadablam Expedition

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Trip Facts

  • Max Altitude Upto 6814
  • Grade Moderate
  • Duration 34 Days
  • Group Size 2 - 15


Mt. Amadablam Expedition at 6,814 meters, a name derived from the Tibetan word meaning “Mother with a Jewel Box”, one can observe carefully from its South Western Face just near the neck of the peak a large chunk of ice lies hanging like a small jewel box.

Mt. Amadablam is one of the most magnificent peaks in all Himalayas, located in the heart of Everest’s Khumbu region, close to the main trail to Everest Base Camp, this mountain is admired and respected by thousands of trekkers and climbers every year.

This expedition offers a superb climbing experience in a magnificent setting, with numerous cultural and scenic diversions. The mountain’s impressive beauty has made it a highly coveted prize for climbers. Since its first ascent in 1961 by an Anglo-American New Zealand team, it has been climbed frequently and by many different routes.

Unique Path to Mt. Amadablam Expedition leads to Imjatse high valley where this majestic mountain stands, after a scenic flight to Lukla and then reaching at famous Namche Bazaar with rest and acclimatization here heading higher area to Thyangboche Monastery through beautiful woodlands lined with rhododendron and pine trees.

This awesome spot offers tantalizing scenery of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Thamasarkhu, Kwangde, Kangtenga, and the magnificent Mt. Amadablam at close distance, with a visit of the monastery and getting a blessing from the high priest lama, walk leads towards Pangboche where the route to Amadablam diverts from the main trail to Everest Base Camp.

To make Unique Path Amadablam Expedition we have set the itinerary flexible with more acclimatization days and to make the most of this beautiful region with a trek to Everest base camp and climb of Kalapatthar at 5,545 meters high with more scenic views of this amazing country, walk leads past Dingboche, Lobuje.

Gorakshep to reach at famous and popular Everest base camp at 5,367 meters with views of awesome Khumbu ice falls and glaciers and then returning with a climb of Kalapatthar top and back to Pangboche village via Pheriche valley.

From Pangboche heading for the highlight of this adventure to Mt. Amadablam base camp at 4,580 m high, a wonderful spot in a large valley with awesome views of surrounding high peaks including Mt. Everest and as far as Mt. Pumori, at base camp rest with the final preparation for the climb.

Unique Path route will be by classic original from Unique South West Ridge. This provides a superb climb, s at a practical level of difficulty and with good camp platforms at considered points along the route. Apart from one short section, it is impartially very safe.

Advanced or High camp at 5, 450 m high will be set after base camp to make this climb more accessible and quicker, and for safety, here climbers will be divided to set up further higher camp I and camp II for the final summit bid, Unique Path Mt. Amadablam Expedition with 14 days to climb the summit top, during this days, ferry of load to designated campsites.

After a great and adrenaline climb to the summit with the tremendous support of Unique Path expert mountaineering guides with mind-blowing views of the surrounding high valley of Khumbu and the tall towering surrounding peaks, descent back to base camp for clean up and packing and then head back to Lukla for the scenic flight back to Kathmandu after an overwhelming adventure and with experience of a lifetime with a great team of staff support and management of Unique Path Treks & Expeditions.


Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

Arriving at Nepal’s Tribhuvan International Airport After completing the necessary visa procedures and retrieving your luggage from the airport, kindly make your way to the arrivals hall exit. Just outside the arrivals area, your trip leader will be waiting to greet you and accompany you to your accommodation in Kathmandu.

Day 02

In Kathmandu for official formalities and last-minute preparation [1,350m/4,430ft]

In Kathmandu doing final climb preparations. Meet the rest of the team, finish all the legal and government formalities, and then load the last of the stuff. These days, an optional sightseeing tour of Kathmandu can be planned based on your interest. Before we begin our trek, we will have a trip orientation during which your trip leader will educate you on your ascent.

Day 03

Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding [2,600m/8,531ft]

We take a STOL plane for the alpine flight from Kathmandu to Lukla after early morning breakfast. The flight to the airstrip established by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the middle of the 1960s takes about 35 minutes.

Just beyond Chaurikharka at 2713m, we begin the trip by descending in the direction of the Dudh Kosi River, where we connect with the main trail to Namche Bazaar.

It’s a short distance to Phakding, where we’ll spend the night, after passing through the little village of Ghat at a height of 2550 meters, thanks to the easy terrain.

Day 04

Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft]

Along the Dudhkoshi River, which will take us through a pine forest, we will continue our adventure. We will arrive at Monjo after multiple suspension bridge crossings and traveling through the hamlets of Zapute, Toktok, Benkar, and Chumoa.

This is referred to as the Sagarmatha National Park’s entrance. We will enter Sagarmatha National Park after completing all the park formalities. We will descend from the park and reach the river.

We will continue on to the lofty Hillary Bridge, which is situated at the base of the hill, after crossing another suspension bridge. We will cross this bridge and then ascend a hill to the Namche Bazaar.

The Thamserku Mountain is visible. If the skies are clear, we may also get our first look at Mounts Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse.

Day 05

Rest and Acclimatization day [3,450m/11,319ft]

The town of Namche Bazaar is known as the entrance to the high Himalayas. It serves as both the capital of Sherpa land and the primary trading hub. In Namche, taking a nap is advised for acclimatization.

To experience the rich Sherpa culture, a short trip will be planned to the historic Sherpa settlement of Thame. We can also go to the surrounding villages of Khumjung, Khunde, or Khongde.

Shopping in Namche’s bazaar is a good idea as well. Other areas of interest include the headquarters of the National Park, museums, and monasteries. There are numerous cafes, stores, bakeries, and restaurants in the vicinity.

The area has a post office, hospital, and government health post facilities. Namche also has internet connectivity, allowing you to stay in touch with loved ones.

Day 06

Trek to Tengboche [3,876m/12,717ft]

Tengboche, which is located at 3876 meters, is a very religious and culturally significant settlement and is known as the Khumbu region’s cultural hub.

We will visit a nearby monastery in Tengboche in the early morning, where we will watch local monks perform Buddhist rituals and ceremonies. The largest monastery in the Khumbu region is located in Tengboche.

Tengboche offers beautiful panoramas of the Himalayas. While Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam rise to the north, Thamserku and Kangtega are visible to the south. We will also see the Kwangde and Tawache peaks up close.

Day 07

Trek to Pangboche [3,985m/13,075ft]

We will travel to Pangboche after visiting Tengboche Gompa first thing in the morning. It is advised to spend the entire day at Pangboche for acclimatization.

The highest continuously inhabited village is Pangboche. The oldest gompa in the Khumbu region is located at Pangboche and was constructed in 1667. We shall investigate Pangboche’s diverse cultural heritage.

From most of the points, we can see Amadablam in all his glory.

Day 08

Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp [4,420m/14,502ft]

As we leave Pangboche, we’ll take the picturesque trail that runs alongside the river and rise steeply to Kharka as we make our way to Amadablam Base Camp.

Amadablam, Lhotse, Lobuche, Pumori, Cholatse, Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku, Amphu Gyabjen, and other peaks may be seen up close on the trek. The vista of Amadablam Mountain gets better as we go.

Once we approach Amadablam’s base camp, we can see numerous magnificent peaks and hanging glaciers. At Base Camp, we will meet the rest of our group.

Day 09-10

Rest and Get organized/ Puja Ceremony

Resting enables us to better prepare our minds and bodies for the challenges presented by Amadablam Mountain. According to Sherpa tradition, a puja ceremony will be held in order to solicit blessings for Amadablam’s successful ascent.

Day 11-18

Acclimatization and rotation of higher camps

We will practice ascending to Camp 2 (5900m) and returning to Base Camp before making the final ascent to the summit in order to get our bodies acclimated to the high altitude.

We will transport a light load to Camp 1 (5700m) during the first rotation before returning to Base Camp. The night of our subsequent rotation will be spent at Camp 1, and the following morning, we will ascend to Camp 2.

In the last cycle, climbers who are at ease will spend the night at Camp 2, while others will descend to lower camps to rest up before making one last push for the summit.

Day 19-23

Summit climb and back to base camp

On these days, once our rotation is over, we plan to make our last trip to the summit. It is impossible to create a set agenda for these days because we must adapt to circumstances like weather and other things.

Base Camp to Camp 1 (5,705m/18,718ft):
We will travel from the Base Camp via grassy ridges and turn eastward to a wide saddle from which we can see the Mingbo La pass. We will set up Camp I at an elevation of 5705 m after traversing boulders to get there.

Camp 1 to Camp 2 (5,900m/19,357ft):
We will go up the snowy trail to the top of the ridge after leaving Camp 1. We must take a number of tiny snow steps. As we move eastward, we will eventually emerge at the top of the ridge’s tapering point after passing through the ground.

We will continue to the ridge’s summit and turn westward from there. Later, we will ascend to the top of the yellow tower by following the simple trail on the eastern face. We will arrive at Camp 2 after a moderately challenging ascent of the route.

Camp 2 to Camp 3 (6,300m/20,770ft):
We’ll head to the gray tower by heading east. We can reach an amphitheater by carefully ascending the tower. We will climb higher up the gully to the snow slope and then proceed to the mushroom ridge, where Camp 2.7 is located (6300m).

Camp 3 to Summit (6,812m/22,350ft):
Leaving Camp, we will walk through a crevasse in the upper face and climb the ice slope to the right of Dablam. We will head west and arrive at the small snowfield located below Bergschrund. Crossing it, we will reach the top of the highest-hanging glacier.

A final trail through an ice crest will take us to the summit. After spending some time at the summit, we will descend to Base Camp.

Day 24-25

Contingencies Day

These backup days will ensure that, even in the event of issues during our Expedition, our itinerary will proceed without disruption.

Day 26

Trek to Pangboche [3,985m/13,075ft]

After our adventure is a success, we depart from Base Camp and return to Pangboche. From Pangboche hamlet, we may savor the views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kangtaiga, and Kongde ridges, as well as the Imja Tse River.

Day 27

Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft]

To go back to Tengboche village, we’ll use the Imja River return trail, which passes through a birch and spruce forest. Following a brief pause in Tengboche, we will continue on the trek through a rhododendron forest to the bridge.

We’ll pass the Dudh Koshi River bridge, proceed through the Dudh Koshi gorge and pine forest to the village of Sansa, and then continue on to Namche Bazar.

Day 28

Trek to Lukla [2,800m/9187ft]

On our final day of hiking, we followed the Dudh Kosi River all the way to Lukla. After our steep descent from Namche, the Dudhkhosi river is only reached after a short hike. We’ll stop for lunch en route before making the last ascent to the airfield in Lukla.

The rest of the day is open for you to relax in the warm weather and think back on the intense feelings you experienced while climbing. It’s our last day in these magnificent mountains today.

With our Sherpa porters and guides, who we have gotten to know so well and who we now consider being good friends, we later celebrate our accomplishment of the climb.

Day 29

Fly back to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

We wake up early, have breakfast, and prepare for the arrival of our plane for the travel back to Katmandu. We will be met by office representatives at the Kathmandu airport upon arrival, and they will drive us to your accommodation. Your remaining time today is free for your own activities.

Day 30

Free day in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

Spend a free and easy day shopping or relaxing in the lovely hotel courtyard. We shall enjoy a goodbye supper to honor your successful completion of the “Ama Dablam Expedition” at the eventide.

We will be treated to a dazzling cultural dance performed by the local bells as we eat our dinner. If you would like to prolong your stay, don’t be reluctant to let us know. Please email us for additional information about extensions.

Day 31

International departure

We appreciate you coming along on this adventure, and it has been a pleasure getting to know you. We hope that our endeavor has made your experience more enjoyable.


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Trip Info

The South-Western Ridge is the path typically taken to ascend Ama Dablam; Ward (UK), Bishop (USA), and Gill (NZ) used this route to conquer the mountain for the first time in 1961. The route offers a steady climb with a variety of ascents and a manageable degree of difficulty. At key locations, three high camps have been established.

The ascent is easy until Camp 1, after which it becomes difficult as it continues up the jagged granite ridge. The path becomes more technical after Camp 2 and requires negotiating pitches of steep ice and snow slopes.

From Camp 3, circumnavigate the hanging glacier or the Dablam, traverse a snow arête and a bergschrund between ice cliffs, and then climb to the summit.

Frequently Asked Questions

How hard for climbing is Ama Dablam?

Ama Dablam Expedition requires a lot of fitness and strength, as was previously stated, and is not recommended for those without previous climbing expertise. Every member of the expedition needs to be capable of climbing on ice and rock. They come through steep, rocky, and ice-coated sections of the trail while ascending.

Although the majority of the southwest route is equipped with rope for security and is thought to be avalanche-free, technical climbing abilities are still necessary.

Additionally, mountaineers need to train for the expedition beforehand by engaging in activities that would prepare them for low oxygen levels.

Why should you choose the Ama Dablam expedition?

How much experience should I be for the Ama Dablam Expedition?

What is the average cost for Ama Dablam Expedition?

Ama Dablam Expedition Fee:

Grade A: Easy *

Trekking is essentially day hiking and doesn’t require any special training. However, good physical condition, a love of walking, and a desire to enjoying the spectacular views of the mountains and encounter village life are essential. We offer a diverse range of easy treks. Categorizing a trek as easy means that no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes is involved. They take usually no more than a week and are suitable for anyone. Be assured that a loss of altitude in no way means a loss of interesting things to see and experience. While our more challenging treks get you closer to a small number of mountain ranges, lower altitude treks often provide better viewpoints from which to enjoy the colorful horizons of a whole series of ranges. The duration of a trek can be from 4 to 9 days with an average of 4 to 5 hours walking per day. The elevation of the trail will be between 800m/2624ft and 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level.

Grade B: Moderate **

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.

Grade C: Fairly Strenuous ***

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should except to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Grade D: Strenuous ****

These real adventure treks are both technical and highly strenuous. Excellent physical condition is essential and mountaineering experience is preferable. Following rough terrain, they involve steep ascents to high altitudes with the possibility of some rope climbing. Stamina is needed to complete one of these treks, as it can take from 20 to 28 days to reach the heart of the wildernesses that they transverse. Participants should except to trek above 5600m/18480ft



Nepal is one of the best places in the world for river rafting. Numerous fine rivers offer excellent opportunities for rafting, canoeing and simply immersing oneself in the magnificent landscape. Nepal’s thundering waters, coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalayan, provide unmatched thrills.


Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens With A Waterproof 1


Trekking Boot 1 Pair
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair

Other Equipments

Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream, Sunglasses
Flashlight With Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.


Insect Repellent Toilet Articles Note Book & Pen Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap Pocket Knife Towel Sewing Kit
Plasters Binoculars Camera Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc.

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Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is common at high altitudes sickness. In general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally in altitudes of over 3000 m. The symptoms of altitude sickness are due to lower air pressure at high altitudes, which results in lower oxygen levels as you breathe the air in. The air is under less pressure and this makes it harder for your body to get the oxygen out of the air and into the circulation. It’s this extra strain on the body that causes altitude sickness.

Symptoms tend to be worse at night and include headache, dizziness, and lethargy, loss of appetite, nausea, breathlessness and irritability. Difficulty sleeping is another common symptom.



  1. Periods of sleeplessness
  2. Runny nose.
  3. Extra tiredness
  4. Occasional loss of appetite
  5. Feeling laziness
  6. Wish to vomiting
  7. Periodic breathing

Above are normal symptoms which may occur into your body that you should not be worried. Every trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend.


  1. Headache and vomiting
  2. Dizziness
  3. Racing heartbeat
  4. Exhaustion
  5. Nausea
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Loss of apatite
  8. Weakness
  9. Hard to breath
  10. Extra tired
  11. Dry Raspy cough
  12. Sleeplessness

When above symptoms will occur into your body, these symptoms usually resolve by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude or using medicine. Even you are resting at the same altitude or using medicine, if symptoms are becoming worse, then it is necessary to descend.


  1. Worsening headache and vomiting
  2. Swelling of hands and face
  3. Reduced urine output
  4. Walking with a staggering gait
  5. Confusion
  6. Increased tiredness
  7. Breathing irregularity
  8. Visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not real)
  9. Changes in the ability to think
  10. Changes in normal behavior

If above serious symptoms will occur into your body, these extremely dangerous symptoms are called High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). They can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours. Increasing shortness of breath, cough and tiredness may also be signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.


  1. If possible, don’t fly or drive to high altitude. Start below 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) and walk up.
  2. If you do fly or drive, do not overexert yourself or move higher for the first 24 hours.
  3. If you go above 3,000 metres (10,000 feet), only increase your altitude by 350 to 500 metres (1,000 feet) per day
  4. Climb high and sleep low! You can climb more than 300 to 500 metres in a day as long as you come back down and sleep at a lower altitude.
  5. If you begin to show symptoms of moderate altitude sickness, don’t go higher until symptoms decrease.
  6. Drink plenty of water, tea or juice etc (at least three to 4 liters per day). Urine output should be copious and clear to pale yellow.
  7. Eat high-carbohydrate foods (rice, pasta, cereal) for more energy.
  8. Take it easy and don’t overexert yourself when you first get up to altitude. But, light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating the symptoms.
  9. Avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of dehydration, and don’t smoke.
  10. Don’t push yourself when climbing up to passes, rather take plenty of breaks.
  11. Avoid taking sleeping pills.
  12. Avoid active movements and try to relax in the first one or two days upon arrival at the high altitude areas.
  13. Bring adequate medicine.
  14. If nothing else works, return to the areas with the lower elevation.
  15. Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
  16. Don’t make rapid Ascent. Don’t go too far too fast.
  17. Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
  18. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, guide book.
  19. Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  20. Never leave or descent sick person along.
  21. Avoid getting cold.
  22. Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer


Following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit – consult your pharmacist for brands available in your country.

  1. Aspirin or paracetamol – for pain or fever
  2. Antihistamine – for allergies, eg hay fever; to ease the itch from insect bites or stings; and to prevent motion sickness.
  3. Antibiotics consider including these if you’re traveling well off the beaten track’ see your doctor, as they must be prescribed, and carry the prescription with you.
  4. Loperamides or Diphenoxylate ‘blockers’ for diarrhea’ Prochlorperazine or metaclopramide for nausea and vomiting.
  5. Rehydration mixture to prevent dehydration, eg due to severe diarrhea; particularly important when traveling with children.
  6. Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops.
  7. Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera-to ease irritation from sunburn and insect bites or stings.
  8. Antifungal cream or powder – for fungal skin infections and thrush.
  9. Antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine for cuts and grazes.
  10. Bandages, band-aids or plasters and other would dressings.
  11. Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer (note that mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines)
  12. Cold and Flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant.
  13. Multivitamines – consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate.