Amadablam Expedition

amadablam-expedition
26 days

‘adventure full of thrills and exciting climb on top of magnificent Amadablam’

Highlights:

“Adventure on top of stunning and magnificent Mt. Amadablam with sweeping panorama
Glamorous view of dramatic landscapes and peaks with Mt. Everest
A scenic journey with great scenery on daily walks and climb of Amadablam Peak
Trek and climb within World Heritage Site at Sagarmatha National Parks
Exploring cultural villages and monasteries of highlanders the Sherpa people”

Trek & Climb at a Glance:

Accommodations:                   Hotel-lodge and camping from Pangboche onward.
Trekking Grade:                      Moderate to Adventurous
Climbing Grade:                      A full fledge Mountaineering Expeditions.
Activities:                                Both ways scenic flights with trek and climb
Trek & Climb:                          21 Nights & 22 Days (Lukla to Lukla)
Total Trip:                               25 Nights & 26 Days ( Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Seasons:                                  April to June or from early September to November

Introduction:

High Five Adventure runs and organizes one of the best climbing adventure on top of stunning and magnificent Mt. Amadablam at above 6,814m and 22,355 ft high.

Amadablam, one of the most attractive and stunning peaks in all Himalaya where its names come from Sherpa of Tibetan origin language means ‘Mother with a Jewel Box’.

From South West directions looks a mother with huge wide open arms of south and north adjoining peaks with a big ice berg hanging on the neck near to its summit top.

Amadablam located on a high valley and hills of Khumbu and Everest region above Imjaste valley and near to Hongu valley towards southern route, our normal climbing leads to the mountain using the South West routes.

For the climb one needs perfect planning where High Five Adventure leads you with much success after years of excellent experience on this type of climbing adventure, accompanied and led by professional expert guides and staff to make your adventure a huge success.

Starting Amadablam Expedition with a sweeping scenic flight to land at Lukla town with its unique airstrips, and then our journey leads through lovely Sherpa villages full of religious monuments of prayer walls and then reaching at Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar for rest and acclimatization days.

Walk continues within alpine woodland of tall rhododendron and pine trees with constant views of world highest peaks Everest-Lhotse with towering Amadablam.

Adventure leads to a climb at beautiful Thyangboche Monastery surrounded with giant snow peaks with Everest and Amadablam views.

After a good walk heading towards our main destination at Amadablam base camp on leaving the main trail of Everest behind from last village of Pangboche towards complete isolation in perfect wilderness.

From base camp our actual adventure starts with ten days duration for the arduous climb to the summit of Amadablam, after a great climb with enjoyable and tough climb return journey on the same route back at Lukla for flight to Kathmandu, where this mind-blowing and fabulous adventure Amadablam Expeditions completes.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 01: Reach Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to your hotels.
Day 02: In Kathmandu preparation for Island Peak climb with optional tour.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2,820 m trek to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 05 hrs.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Pangboche village 3,900 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 10-19: Ascent of Amadablam (10 days to summit).
Day 20: At base camp cleaning up and packing.
Day 21: Trek to Thyangboche – 05 hrs.
Day 22: Trek to Monjo 2,860m – 06 hrs.
Day 23: Trek to Lukla – 04 hrs.
Day 24: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 25: In Kathmandu free day with optional sightseeing tour.
Day 26: International departure for home ward bound.

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Reach at Kathmandu via airlines and transfer to respective hotels.
On reaching at Kathmandu international airport where you will be greeted with warm welcome by High Five Adventure staff and guides, and then transfer to your hotel where you will be joined with other members of Amadablam Expedition, here our guide and group leader will information and brief with wide information regarding Amadablam trek and climb.

Day 02: In Kathmandu optional tour and preparation for Amadablam climb.

A free day in Kathmandu for necessary preparations where you will be busy packing and purchasing necessary required equipments for the climb of Island peak, on last final day in Kathmandu with final briefing regarding the climb including do’s and don’ts, where our expert climbing guide will provide much information and items required for the trek and climb.

For interested people can join in city tour around Kathmandu at places of interest, as Kathmandu valley full of world heritage sites of impressive historical and cultural monuments.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,886m & trek to Phakding 2,640m - 04 hrs.
After preparation and rest in Kathmandu, morning depart for the flight to Lukla where you can view array of peaks including Mt. Everest on 30 minutes flight to Lukla, on arrival at Lukla airport which is named Tenzing–Hillary Airport tribute to great legendary climbers.

From Lukla after getting organized and meeting other staff and porters of the expeditions a pleasant walk leads you to overnight stop in Phakding located by the Dudh Kosi River.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.

Our second day walk leads to cross Dudh Koshi, after crossing bridges then reaching at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park near Monjo village, where all permits are checked from here an easy walk on the river valley for an hour then after crossing the last high bridge a winding uphill trail of few hours reaches you at Namche Bazaar, here with two overnights in this big and prosperous trading village with various facilities ATMs, Cyber cafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery where busy colorful market takes place every Saturday.

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.

Necessary rest day at Namche for acclimatization, on this relax or take a short walk up to the park museum and view point for grand views of Everest –Amadablam and adjoining peaks the park museum offers great range of information from mountaineering, flora – fauna and Sherpa culture and religions, other hiking spots climb to Everest View Hotel for grand views of Everest and surrounding mountains.

Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05hrs.
After a pleasant time at Namche, morning leads to moderate walk on winding trail in the shade of pines and rhododendron tree lines with super views of Amadablam, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku and Kwangde peak, and then walk leads downhill to Imjatse river at Phunge Tenga for possible lunch stop.

Afternoon leads to a climb for few hours into a serene forest to Thyangboche Monastery, a great scenic place on a small plateau with beautiful views of Amadablam, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwangde and Mt. Everest, Thyangboche a holy spot where the head lama (Rinpoche) of the monastery resides here.

Mountaineers and climbers get blessed from a high lama or main priest for safe and successful climb.

Day 07: Trek to Pangboche village 3, 900 m - 04 hrs.
Morning walk continues on downhill into a lovely forest of birch-rhododendron and pines trees, and then our nice pleasant walk to a slow climb to Pangboche village the last permanent village towards Everest and Amadablam Base Camps.

At Pangboche tree lines drops for short rhododendron and juniper bushes, as the trail meanders to exposed area with superb views of Mt. Amadablam after crossing a last bridge with short climb reaching at Pangboche village for overnight stop, afternoon free to relax for short walk to old monastery of Pangboche.

Day 08: Trek to Amadablam Base Camp 4,580 m - 04 hrs.
From Pangboche morning walk on short downhill to Imjatse River after crossing a small wooden bridge, then onward with steep climb for an hour to reach a large grazing field with some Yak herders hut and shades.

Walk continues for another few hours with gradual up till Amadablam base camp is reached with large grassy field beneath towering Amadablam peak, our camp is set on large wide field.

Day 09: Rest Day at Base Camp preparation for the climb.
A necessary rest day at base camp for expedition preparation, here one hike to advance camp with views of beautiful landscapes and mountains during the high walk, afternoon relax and with enjoy the views.

Day 10-19: Ascent of Amadablam (10 days to summit).
High Five Adventure has reserved 10 days for the climb to the summit of Amadablam after base camp, during these days where you will be busy dividing loads and checking equipments for the final climb.

Well It is hard to predict exact day by day itinerary for this climbing period as the team will be divided into groups working on the route of the climb for few days before returning for a rest at Base Camp. While one group will push ahead fixing ropes with another carrying loads up to higher camps.

A climber Ray Delaney used the South West ridge of Amadablam with Joe Simpson in April 1990.

Our walk leads following grassy moraine ridges eastwards to a broad saddle with views of Mingbo-La. From here heading north and climb up to a rocky ground and finally through boulders to the ridge below Pt.5, 705 which is the site of camp I.

With 4-5 tents space 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 leads to a marvelous position all the way to the summit of Amadablam offering grand vista of surrounding world highest peak with Mt. Everest towards north, after an overwhelming and tough climb descend back safely to base camp using Advance Camp on downhill.

Day 20: Cleaning up at Base Camp.
After great adventurous climb feeling high and in top spirit back at base camp to clean the area from garbage and then start packing,

High Five Adventure supports 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 21: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.

Leaving Amadablam 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 Thyangboche Monastery with amazing surrounding scenery.

Day 22: 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 23: Trek to Lukla - 05 hrs.
After a most exciting and thrilling adventure on Amadablam climb, our last day walk takes you back to Lukla on a gentle winding trail through Phakding and Ghat village and then with last climb to Lukla for lunch and overnight stop, evening with last dinner around Khumbu area with staff and guides including porters.

 Day 24: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Getting up early to catch the early flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla, (sometime the flight time can get delayed due to bad weather), as the plane reaches Lukla airstrip depart for Kathmandu taking a sweeping scenic flight in a small twin otter or Dornier plane.
On arrival in Katmandu domestic airport a short drive leads you back in the hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu, transfer back to your hotels in the hub of Kathmandu in and around Thamel area.

Day 25: In Kathmandu for individual activities.
A spare and free day in case of flight delay at Lukla in due to bad weather conditions, on this free day you can join in our guided tour of interest with culture and heritage sites as Kathmandu valley is full of world heritage sites, however some of them been damaged from recent earthquakes.

Day 26: International departure for homeward bound.
Amadablam Expedition completes today here in amazing Nepal Himalaya, as per the time for your international flight homeward bound or to next respective countries and port of call, transfer to airport with mesmerizing and exciting adventure with High Five Adventure and its cheerful expert guides and staff.

Cost Details

  • Airport Pick up drop (Airport /Hotel/Airport) by private car/van/Bus. Hotel in Kathmandu: Two night's tourist standard Hotel in Katmandu with breakfast basis. Welcome dinner and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Meals During Trek: Your standard meals in mountain (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking. Tea or coffee four times a day in cup during the trek
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing (Kathmandu Darbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashipati Temple
  • Accommodation In Trekking: All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking permit: 'Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit. And Everest National park permits Toilet paper during the trek
  • All necessary paper works.
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop by car or Van.
  • Guide: An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, Porters: Experience Trekking Porters (1 porter for 2 clients). And all Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Adventure Certificate: Our Company provides Adventure Certificate.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company. Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge
  • Drop to airport by car/van/Bus

Cost does not include on:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Katmandu). Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) Than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight) Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than schedule Itinerary.
  • All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, bottle of water, hot water, shower.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

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