Our Ama Dablam expedition provides avid climbers with experience on steep mixed terrain the opportunity to summit two Himalayan peaks in a more purist alpine style. A single push summit strategy is facilitated by a previous acclimatization trek over Renjo La pass, foregoing the need for multiple acclimatization rotations and the help of extensive sherpa support. Rock steps of up to 5.8 in difficulty, and steep snow and ice pitches make this a memorable Himalayan climbing experience.
A fall trek through the Khumbu Valley provides a tranquil alternative to the hustle and bustle of the busy spring season in the Everest region. The cool, crisp air and changing colors of the forested hillsides delight the senses during a time of year when trekkers can typically enjoy long stretches of clear days. We take a less travelled route, hiking up and over Renjo La Pass to drop down into the serene alpine village of Gokyo. After relaxing for an evening along the shores of Dudh Pokhari Lake, where yaks and wetland birds wander about, we venture further up valley exploring the series of glacial lakes that lead us to the base of Cho Oyu's South Face. On our return from Cho Oyu Base Camp, we descend through the Gokyo Valley, giving us the chance to experience a different collection of Sherpa-run lodges.
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Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1337m).
Day 02-03: Kathmandu City Sightseeing & trekking preparation for AmaDablam expedition.
Day 04: Kathmandu – Lukla (2840m) to Phakding (2610m) – 4 hours.
Day 05: Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m) – 6 hours.
Day 06: Day rest for acclimatization at Namche Bazar.
Day 07: Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3867m) – 6 hours.
Day 08: Tengboche to AmaDablam Base Camp (4580m) – 4 hours.
Day 09: Rest Day at Base Camp preparation for the climb.
Day 10-24: AmaDablam (6812m) Climbing period – (14 days to summit).
Day 25: Base Camp cleaning and packing.
Day 26: AmaDablam Base Camp to Tengboche – 5 hours.
Day 27: Tengboche to Monjo 2860m – 6 hours.
Day 28: Monjo to Lukla – 4 hours.
Day 29: Lukla to Kathmandu (35 mins flight).
Day 30: Departure.