Ama Dablam is one of the most attractive Himalayan peaks in Nepal. Situated in the heart of Everest's Khumbu region, it lies directly above the Thyangboche Monastery on the well-worn path to Everest Base Camp. It is admired by thousands of trekkers and climbers every year. This expedition offers a superb, technical climbing experience in a magnificent setting with numerous cultural and scenic sights.

Our route will be by the original line of ascent, the South West Ridge. This gives a wonderful and varied climb, sustained at a reasonable level of difficulty and has good camp platforms at strategic points. The climbing provides interest of rock, snow and ice. Although it's fairly technical in nature, the normal conditions are never very difficult. Apart from one short section, the climb is objectively very safe. A route description is included in the detailed itinerary.

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
Day 2: Trekking and climbing preparation
Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2,886 m) and trek to Phakding (2652 m)
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
Day 5: Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimation and an excursion
Day 6: Trek to Tyangboche (3,850 m)
Day 7: Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp
Days 8 - 23: Climbing period for Ama Dablam, Base camp (4,600 m), Camp I (5,800), Camp II (6,000 m), Camp III (6,300m), Summit (6,856 m)
Day 24: Trek from Ama Dablam Base Camp to Namche Bazaar
Day 25:Trek to Phakding (2652m.)
Day 26:Trek to Lukla (2886m)
Day 27: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 28:Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 29: Final departure

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