Mount Ama Dablam (6,812m/22,350ft) is located in the famous Khumbu region of East Nepal just above the Tengboche monastery on the way to Everest Base Camp. Mt. Ama Dablam expedition is technically demanding and has it all ice, rock and the great base camp in a meadow with a stream. From the summit, five out of six highest peaks in the world are clearly visible namely Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Lhotse Shar, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu and Mt. Everest. The first ascent of Mt. Ama Dablam was made in 1961 by Barry Bishop, Mike Gill, Mike Ward and Wally Romanes and by many different routes since then. South West Ridge is an acceptable challenge for the ambitious and experienced mountaineers. Our expedition will be made through the conventional South West Ridge which involves pure rock and ice climbing. This expedition provides a superb, technical climbing experience with numerous cultural and scenic highlights of the region. It is also known as the Mother and Pearl Necklace, the pearl depicted by the permanent hanging glacier. It is probably considered as one of the most attractive mountains in the world and dominates the view to the east during the trek to Everest Base Camp. Mt. Ama Dablam is a technical climb, which includes ropes, ice axe, ice screws and jumars.
- Island Peak climbing can be associated to get prepared for the Amadablam expedition.
High Altitude Warning:
Safety is our major concern during all expeditions and our guides are aware of such situations how they should be dealt with. However, there are dangers involved in climbing 6000m, 7000m and 8000m peaks that cannot be avoided. The extreme altitude, weather conditions, cold and other mountaineering hazards ensure high altitude climbing has unavoidable risks at the best of times, members of our expeditions need to be aware of these dangers and accept that they are an integral part of high altitude mountaineering.
Food on the trek is excellent. Breakfast includes porridge and cereal followed by eggs (fried, boiled poached or omelet’s) and either bread or chapattis with jam, honey, peanut butter etc. Lunch starts with juice and may include chips, rice, lentils, vegetables, salad, sandwiches, beans, tinned fish and tinned meat. Dessert is usually fresh/tinned fruit and tea. The evening meal starts with soup accompanied by popadoms or dipping bread. The main meal varies from local style– Daal-bhat (rice and lentils with an onion and vegetable sauce), western style burgers, chips, pasta, desserts include apple pie, cake, custard etc.
The Post and Pre monsoon conditions experienced from October into mid – December/April-May are usually very fair, dry and stable. Daytime temperatures are pleasantly warm in the valleys (20-30C) whilst cool to very cold (especially with wind chill). Night time temperatures are cold to very cold (possibly as low as minus 30C) and you should make sure you have a very warm sleeping bag (-30C), an expedition weight down jacket and good quality down mitts.
An experienced Trekking Encounters leader will head the expedition. We employ a long established loyal team of Sherpa staff who are supported by an equally professional team of cooks, with excellent facilities and hygiene creating a very comfortable Base Camp. All our expeditions are supported by satellite phone, walkie-talkie, support oxygen (when required) and comprehensive first aid medical kit.
A detailed equipment list is provided on booking. Specialist items such as a four season sleeping bag and down jacket are required to be arranged before the expedition starts. We only use branded expedition tents and gears manufactured in Europe.
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Kathmandu City Tour
Activity: Cultural tour to the World Heritage Sites.
Major sites: Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu/Patan/Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Changunarayan Temple.
Duration: Full/Half day.
Frequency: Tour can be organized in any day and at your suitable time.
Cost: US$ 50 per person. Group discounts available.
Ground transfer: Included by a private vehicle as per group size (Car/Van/Bus).
Guide: English Speaking City Tour Guide included. Additional language Guides are also available on demand.
Meals: Not included.
Entrance fee: Applicable and not included. Ask more details
Mt. Everest Flight
Activity: Mount Everest sightseeing flight.
Duration: One hour.
Frequency: Everyday in the morning between 6am to 9am.
Cost: US$ 224 per person. Group discounts available.
Ground transfer: Included by a private vehicle. Two persons minimum needed.
Airport tax: Included.
Airline: Buddha Air, Simrik Airlines and Yeti Airlines. Ask more details
Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park
Activities: Jungle safari on elephant-back, jungle walk, canoe ride, jeep drive, experience of Tharu culture.
Accommodation: Resorts, Hotels and Lodges.
Transportation: Private Car included (Kathmandu/Pokhara-Kathmandu).
Duration: 3 days and 2 nights.
Cost: Starts from US$ 225 per person. Ask more details
Jungle Safari in Bardia National Park
Activities: Jungle safari on elephant-back, jungle walk, boat ride, jeep drive.
Accommodation: Jungle lodges.
Transportation: Not included.
Duration: 4 days and 3 nights.
Cost: Starts from US$ 475 per person. Ask more details
Bird Watching in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
Activities: Bird watching, boat ride and wildlife viewing on jeep drive.
Accommodation: Resorts, Tented camps.
Transportation: Not included.
Duration: 3 days and 2 nights.
Cost: Starts from US$ 480 per person. Ask more details
Rafting in Nepal
Trishuli River: 2/3 Class –1 Day – 17 Kilometers – Cost starts from US$ 30 per person.
Seti River: 3 Class – 2 Days – 32 Kilometers – Cost starts from US$ 80 per person.
KaliGandaki River: 4 Class – 3 Days – 56 Kilometers – Cost starts from US$ 140 per person.
BhoteKoshi River: 4/5 Class – 2 Days – 18 Kilometers – Cost starts from US$ 85 per person.
- Cost includes: Top quality Rafting equipment, Highly trained Crew, Well organized camping, Hygienic food.
- Transportation: Bus transportation included and depends. Ask more details
Bungy Jumping / Canyoning / Paragliding / Ultralight Flight
We can check and deliver information and cost as per your interest received for Bungy Jumping, Canyoning, Paragliding and Ultralight Flight. Bungy and Canyoning can also be customized together. Ask more details
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