AMA DABLAM- 22,349 ft / 6,812m

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Ama Dablam is known as one of the world’s most beautiful mountains, and is one of Nepal’s most popular climbing objectives. The High Altitude Dreams team will attempt the classic Southwest Ridge route, which features rock, snow and ice climbing in a spectacular setting. It is our pleasure to provide support and logistics for experienced and self-reliant climbers. The High Altitude Dreams staff includes of some of the most experienced and skilled Sherpa climbers working on the mountain today; likewise our hardworking base camp staff is both well-trained and accommodating.

Services Provided :
  • Climbing and trekking permits, Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee, Environmental fees and deposit
  • Flight to and from Lukla
  • Liaison Officer wages, expenses and equipment.
  • Local guide/base camp manager who will accompany the team trekking to base camp & back.
  • Sherpa climbing team, who will fix the route, establishing three camps on the mountain and stocking these camps with food & fuel. (Members are expected to carry their own personal gear above base camp)
  • Food, fuel, stoves and cooking equipment on the mountain.
  • North Face tents for all camp.
  • On the trail Food and Accommodation.
  • Base Camp services include a BC Coordinator with skilled kitchen staff, Dining tent, Single tent for members, Hot water Shower and toilet facilities

 

Itinerary:
October 4-5 Arrive in Kathmandu, where you will be met at the airport by representatives of High Altitude Dreams and transported to your hotel. Begin final preparations and packing for the mountain.
October 6 One last day of sightseeing and shopping in Kathmandu.
October 7 Fly to Lukla (9300 feet) and trek to Phakding (8700 feet)
October 8 Trek to the busy town of Namche Bazaar (11,300 feet).
October 9 Rest and acclimatization in Namche Bazaar.
October 10 Trek to the renowned Thyangboche monastery (12,700 feet).
October 11 Continue to the village of Pangboche and on to Base Camp
(4700 meters).
October 12 - October 30 Climbing period.
November 1 Trek from Base Camp to Namche Bazaar.
November 2 Trek to Phakding.
November 3 Trek to Lukla.
November 4 Fly to Kathmandu.

Sherpas will establish three camps on the mountain:
Camp One at 18,000 feet, Camp Two at 19,000 feet and Camp Three at 21,000 feet.
The Southwest Ridge of Ama Dablam is a technical climb, involving moderate rock climbing (to 5.7 standard) and plenty of snow and ice to 50 degrees. Much of the route will be fixed by the Sherpa team.

Services Not Provided :
  • Travel to and from Nepal
  • Nepal Visa
  • Meals while in Kathmandu
  • Staff gratuities
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Transport of personal equipment above base camp

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