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    Mount Amadablam Expedition (6812m) - 31 days

    After leading several Himalayan expeditions myself, including the first American ascent of Annapurna I, I can attest to Chandra’s outstanding qualities as leader and organizer. He is an especially good guide for student groups. I first met Chandra when my daughter attended 8th grade at the Lincoln School in Kathmandu, Nepal, and he was the guide selected by the expat community to lead the 8th  grade students on a week-long “Explore Nepal” trek.  The students and parents really appreciated Chandran’s thoughtful planning and leadership.
    In the last twenty years, I've enjoyed a dozen diverse adventures in Nepal with Chandra.  He always provides great food, gear, and guides as well as personalized itineraries and attention for individual travelers and small and large groups. His company is a good choice for any individual, school, group or family that wants to enjoy their own trek with a personal itinerary at a relatively low cost.
    If you might like a Nepal adventure customized to your interests, abilities, and schedule,  you can learn more at at  Himalayan Icefall Trekking or contact Chandra at himtrekzone@gmail.com.
     

    Ms. Arlene Blum PhD, Biophysical Chemist, Author, and Mountaineer

    UC Berkeley, United States



    Mount Ama Dablam (6812) is a beautiful mountain, which lies in the eastern part of himalayan range in Nepal. The secret behind the Name Ama Dablam is, it refers to "Mother's necklace" in Sherpa Language and the mountain itself looks like a Mother protecting her child when observed from a distance. Looking back in to the History of Mount Amadablam expedition, it was first climbed on 13th March 1961 by Mike Gil (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (UK), and Wally Romanes (NZ) from the south west ridge and till now most of the climbers, ascends through the south west.
    Mount Amadablam expedition is one of the most beautiful and renowned, top three peak climbing in Nepal. While on the Expedition, from the Amadablam base camp to the peak, climbers usually set three camps, camp 1, camp 2 and camp 3. Generally up to camp one is normal trail, whereas from camp 2 to 3 and to the peak of Amadablam it is comparatively challenging ascends due to its narrow ridge. Since it is a challenging expedition, one wishing to conquer the Mount Amadablam must have the previous climbing experience with the necessary mountaineering trainings. Once you get in to the top of the Mount Amadablam you can enjoy the stunning views of Mount Everest (8848m), Mount Makalu (8463m), Lhotse (8516m) and many other several peaks and mountains. The best season for Amadablam adventure is during spring and autumn.
    Day 01:  Arrival to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,400m)
     
    Day 02:  Rest in Kathmandu, Expedition briefing and Preparing
     
    Day 03:  Fly from Kathmandu – to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,800m)
     
    Day 04:  Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3,440m)
     
    Day 05:  Acclimatization at Namche Bazzar (rest day)
     
    Day 06:  Trek from Namche Bazzar to Tyangboche Monastry (3,860m)
     
    Day 07:  Trek from Tangboche to Ama Dablam Basecamp (4,450m)
     
    Day 08:  Basecamp final briefing and Preparation; Rest Day
     
    Day 09 to Day 26: Climbing Period (Base Camp – Ama Dablam Summit (6,812m) – Base Camp)
     
    Day 27 Trek back from Base Camp to Namche Bazzar (3440m)
     
    Day 28 Trek from Namche Bazzar to Lukla
     
    Day 29 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu & transfer to the Hotel
     
    Day 30 Leisure day in Kathmandu City
     
    Day 31 Transfer to International Airport for final departure
    Includes
    * Arrival airport pick and drop.
    * 2 complimentary dinners
    * ★★★ hotel in Kathmandu.
    * Entire land commute during the trip
    * Domestic flight fare, airport tax and domestic transfer.
    * Standard Tea-house/ Lodge during the trek.(B,L,D) Meals during the trek and expedition.
    * Expedition permit fee/peak permit/royalty
    * Climbing Guide (Licensed & Experienced), Enough porters and staffs
    * Private High-Altitude Tents/Gamow Bag/PAC Chamber
    * Kitchen cookware and staffs
    * Duffle Bag (50+ ltr)/Extra baggage/Cargo fee
    * Garbage disposal deposit
    * Sleeping bags and down jacket for Base Camp purpose
    * Private tent/High Altitude Tents at Base Camp with mattress
    * Dining tent at Base Camp with gas heater
    * Toilet and shower tent at base camp
    * Quality high altitude frozen dried food and individual packet food
    * EPI Gas with burner for high camps
    * Satellite phone and payable for personal use ($3 p.minute)
    * Oxygen with mask set for medical purpose at base camp
    * Daily wages, equipment bonus for staff + liaison officer
    * Local team members insurance
    * Climbers’ Certificate (Issued by Government)
    * Arrangement of Rescue/Medical Helicopter service; covered by your Insurance agency.
    Excludes
    * Visa & Processing Fee
    * International flight fares
    * Meals other than during the trek and expedition and dinners in Kathmandu
    * Mineral water and refreshments during the trek
    * Personal gears and equipment
    * Travel insurance (Cover Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation charges)
    * Guide/Porter Tipping
     Group Climbing Gear- We provide
    * Rope, Harness, Ice-axe, Carabineers, Crampons
    * F-8, Jumper, Helmet, Ice-Bar, and Ice-screw, Climbing permit
    * Tent, foam mattress, sleeping bags, PAC
    * Bottled Oxygen, masks etc
    Addition Services
    * Extra climbing Sherpa: US $2,800
    * POISK 4ltr Oxygen : US $480
    * Re-fill 4ltr Oxygen : US $290
    * Mask Set : US $550 (Purchase) / US $250 (Rental)
    Important Information
    * No refund can be made for any unused services
    * Summit bonus min. $500 per Sherpa for the expedition
    * All the necessary evacuation will be led by the Sherpa guide and group assistance. The helicopter * * evacuation is only available from the base camp
    * The group must trek in/out at same date, if otherwise changed pre-hand.
    Start Date End Date Availability Price  
    Clothing list

    Polypropylene Shirt
    Lightweight Shirt
    Heavyweight Shirt
    Fleece Jacket
    Wind Jacket
    Down Suit
    Down Jacket (lightweight)
    Down Pants (lightweight)
    Lightweight Trousers
    Heavyweight Trousers
    Fleece Trousers or Salopettes
    Wind Pants
    Polypropylene Long Johns
    Underwear
    Shorts
    Lightweight Gloves
    Heavy Mitts
    Down Mitts
    Ski Gloves
    Sun Hat
    Warm Hat
    Headband
    Lightweight Walking Socks
    Climbing Socks

     

    Foot wears

    Climbing Boots
    Plastic / Leather Climbing Boots
    Trekking Boots
    Gaiters

     

    Sleeping Equipment

    Sleeping Bag (minus 20 C)
    Thermarest

    Technical Equipment

    Harness
    Plain Karabiner(s)
    Screw Lock Karabiners
    Descender
    Ascender
    Tape Slings
    Set Prussic Loops
    Ice Axe
    Retractable Poles
    Crampons
    Helmet
    Head Lamp, Spare Bulbs, Batteries
    Pocket Knife
    Sunglasses
    Goggles
    Water Bottle
    Pee Bottle
    Large Pack  50-60 lt
    Day Pack  30-35 lt
    AA Batteries
    Avalanche Transceiver
    Kit Bag

    Trip Facts

    Duration : 31 Days

    Grading : Hard

    Trip Start : Kathmandu

    Max. Altitude : 6812

    Trip Ends : Kathmandu

    Destination : Mount Amadablam Peak

    Trip Route : Ktm-Lukla-Amadablam Peak-Lukla-Ktm

    Trip Style : Trekking and climbing

    Group Size : 2

    Activity Per Day : Trekking and Climbing

    Best Season : Spring and Autumn

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