Mt. Amadablam

30 Days

Ama Dablam, dubbed the Matterhorn of the Himalaya, stands as an imposing granite pyramid veiled in ice along the trail to Everest Base Camp. Its name, “The Mother’s Jewel Box,” originates from a glacier resembling a jewel box on its Southwest face. In 1961, the South-Western Ridge witnessed the first ascent by Ward, Bishop, and Gill. The climb progresses from moderate terrain to challenging stretches along a narrow granite ridge, with three high camps strategically positioned. Beyond Camp 2, the ascent becomes more technical, involving negotiation of steep ice and snow slopes. Traversing around the hanging glacier and overcoming obstacles like snow aretes and bergschrunds, climbers reach the summit. Ama Dablam’s ascent is not just a physical challenge but also historically significant, marked by the controversy surrounding Edmund Hillary’s unauthorized climb and its sacred significance to the Nepalese people.


Duration: 30  days Trip Grade:
Country: Nepal Activitty: Trekking and Hiking
Arrival on: Departure From:

Short Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival day in Kathmandu

Day 02 Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation

Day 03 Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding- 9,184 ft (2,800 m)

Day 04 Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 05 Rest & Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

Day 06 Trek to Deboche

Day 07 Trek to Pheriche (4,300m)

Day 08 Acclimatisation above Pheriche

Day 09 Move to Base Camp 4570m/15000ft

Day 10-25 Ascending and Descending of Ama Dablam Top 6856m/22488ft

Day 26-27 Trek to Lukla

Day 28 Fly Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 29 At leisure in Kathmandu

Day 30 Depart Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be transported to the hotel for relaxation and refreshment.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation

Take a rest, familiarize yourself with the surroundings, and embark on a sightseeing tour to Kathmandu’s World Heritage Sites. This day will also involve finalizing official procedures and making necessary arrangements for the upcoming expedition. You will receive a comprehensive briefing on the nature of the expedition, required equipment, and team composition. Additionally, it’s an opportune time for any last-minute purchases of personal items, as you will be flying to the Himalayas the following day.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding- 9,184 ft (2,800 m)

Embark on a flight to Lukla in the Everest region. The breathtaking mountain flight offers approximately 30 minutes of spectacular views, showcasing high Himalayan peaks like Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Ama Dablam, and numerous other trekking peaks. Upon arrival in Lukla, make necessary arrangements for porters and yaks before commencing the trek to Phakding. The overnight stay will be at Phakding, providing a serene start to the trekking adventure.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar

The trek commences early in the morning, ascending the steep hill to reach Namche Bazaar. Positioned at an altitude of 11,300 ft (3,445 m), Namche is the largest Sherpa town, rich with vibrant Himalayan culture. Two consecutive nights will be spent in Namche, allowing for proper acclimatization to the high altitude.

Day 05: Rest & Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

Take a day for rest and acclimatization in Namche Bazaar. This presents an opportunity to explore the surrounding area and immerse yourself in Sherpa culture, gaining a deeper understanding of the local traditions and way of life.

Day 06: Trek to Deboche

Continue trekking along the Everest route, passing several settlements and crossing the Dudh Koshi River. Marvel at the breathtaking views of high peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. After a steep climb, reach the Buddhist monastery of Thyangboche. Take some time to explore the monastery and its surroundings before descending to the village of Deboche. Stay overnight in Deboche, enjoying the tranquility of the Himalayan landscape.

Day 07: Trek to Pheriche (4,300m)

Embark on a hike to the village of Pangboche at an elevation of 4,000m (13,120ft). Continuing along the trail, the journey leads to Pheriche, where you will spend the night. Pheriche, nestled in the Himalayan landscape, provides a unique and picturesque setting for your overnight stay.

Day 08: Acclimatisation above Pheriche

Take another day for acclimatization, utilizing the terrain for higher climbing conditioning. Hike up a slope that overlooks the high Himalayan valleys, providing an excellent opportunity to adapt to higher altitudes. In the afternoon, receive a briefing on altitude, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and precautions associated with climbing at higher elevations.

Day 09: Move to Base Camp 4570m/15000ft

Trek back to Pangboche and cross the Dudh Kosi River. Ascend the trail leading to the Ama Dablam Base Camp, situated at an altitude of 15,000ft (4,570m). Spend the day at the Base Camp for acclimatization and to make further plans for the ascent. This strategic pause allows for adjusting to the altitude and meticulous planning before proceeding with the climbing adventure.

Day 10-25: Ascending and Descending of Ama Dablam Top 6856m/22488ft

Drawing from their past Romantic trek Expedition experience, the expedition leader and other crew members engage in meticulous planning and necessary groundwork for the ascent. Several days may be dedicated to organizing provisions, acclimatization activities, and practicing essential rope and mountain climbing skills at the Base Camp. This careful preparation ensures a systematic and well-prepared approach to the upcoming ascent, enhancing safety and success during the climb.

A typical strategy for the Romantic trek Expedition involves the following steps:

  1. Establish at Base Camp and then move higher to Camp 1 at 5,700m (17,400 feet) along the standard route. Spend one night at Camp 1 for acclimatization before returning to the Base Camp for final summit preparations.

  2. There are three camps above the Base Camp before reaching the summit. The ascent from Base Camp to Camp 1 is technically challenging.

  3. From Camp 1, follow existing fixed lines and establish new ropes where necessary for both ascent and descent.

  4. The climb from Camp 2 to Camp 3 is predominantly ice and mixed-climbing.

  5. The climb from Camp 3 to the summit is relatively less technical.

  6. By Day 26, aim to scale the peak before descending back to the Base Camp.

This strategic approach involves gradual acclimatization, technical preparations, and a systematic progression through the camps to maximize safety and increase the chances of a successful summit.

Day 26-27: Trek to Lukla

Descend from the base camp, retracing the route back through Thyangboche, Namche Bazaar, and Phakding, ultimately reaching Lukla. This marks the conclusion of the trekking and climbing adventure in the Romantic trek Expedition.

Day 28: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu

Take a morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, completing the Romantic Expedition. This scenic flight provides a final glimpse of the Himalayan landscapes before returning to Kathmandu, concluding the memorable journey.

Day 29: At leisure in Kathmandu

Include a reserve day to account for potential delays in the Lukla to Kathmandu flight. If the flight proceeds as scheduled without any delays, utilize the reserve day to explore and enjoy the delights of Kathmandu, making the most of the extra time in the vibrant city.

Day 30: Depart Kathmandu

On the concluding day of the Ama Dablam Expedition, we arrange for your transfer to the airport, marking the end of the adventure. Safe travels on your onward journey!



  • included


  • not included

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Mt. Amadablam

  • Destinations
    • Bhutan
    • India
    • Nepal
    • Tibet
  • Adventure Sports
    • Jungle Safari in Nepal
    • Rafting in Nepal
  • Trekking
    • Annapurna Round Trek
    • Dolpo Trek
    • Everest Base Camp Trek
    • Langtang Trek
    • Makalu Base Camp Trek
    • Manaslu Round Trek
    • Mustang Trek
    • Rolwaling Valley Trek
    • Simikot Trek
  • Expeditions
  • Extra Activities
  • Peak Climbing