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Expedition in NepalAma Dablam Expedition 2016

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by a staff / representative from Ang Rita Trek & Expedition as you come out at the airport after the immigration formalities. You will be transferred to a hotel. A briefing of the trekking trip will be arranged at a convenient time.

Day 02 – 03: Official formalities and expedition preparation.

Day 04:  Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2,652m): 3 - 4 hrs.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), a gateway for Everest. After an adventurous 35 minute flight with spectacular views of breathtaking Himalalays, we land at Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla, the trekking guide will arrange the loads for the porters to carry and commence the trek. We take easy walk to Phakding for three hours and spend the night there to help acclimatize.

Day 05:  Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m): 5 - 6 hrs
We walk through beautiful pine forest passing Dhudhkosi River crossing several suspension bridges. We Walk through the busy trail and view the tantalizing glimpses of Kusum Kangru (6,369 m),  Everest (8,848 m.) and Nuptse (7,879 m ). Arrive at Namche Bazar (3,440 m ). a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region.

Day 06:  Acclimatization Day at  Namche Bazaar
A pleasant day can be spent exploring the village, talking to the Sherpas and marveling at the incredible scenery. You can make a side trip to Thame, another Sherpa town north – west of Namche for acclimatization. Another option could be a day hike to Khumjung and Everest View Hotel for a good view of Everest.

Day 07:  Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m) - 5 - 6 hrs.
It is a steep one hour walk to Synagboche. The trail descends gradually to Phunki Thanga and then climbs steeply at first and then gradually ascends through forest and mani stones to Tengboche (3870m.).The views of the Himalayas including Kwangde (6,187m.), Everest (8,848m.), Nuptse (7,879m.), Lhotse, Tawache, Amadablam are magnificent from here. You will visit famous
Tengboche monastery.

Day 08:  Tengboche to Pangboche (3930m.): 3 hrs
We pass through the forest of briches, conifers & rhododendrons with possible sights of snow pigeons, golden eagles, goshawks in the trail. The route climbs past some magnificently carved mani stones to Pangboche. The views of Amadablam appear magnificent.

Day 09: Pangboche – Amadablam base camp ( 4570m.): 3- 4 hrs.
We cross Dudhakoshi River and gradually ascend to Amadablam base camp.

Day 10 – 24: Climbing.
From the base camp we move up through old grassy moraine ridges passing through a saddle and then turning to north climbing up rocky ground and through boulders to the ridge where camp I is set up at an altitude of 19,070 feet. From camp I, we cross a rocky bowl and climb the ridge frequently alternating the sides along the fixed lines to the camp II.Climbing the ridge involves severe rock climbing which leads to the top of a yellow tower.

The climbing route here from camp II changes significantly with the steep mixed gully's of rock, ice and snow. The route leads to the ramp and climbs to an amphitheatre and then passes through steep snow and ice runnel and finally, along the snow ridge to reach camp III at 20,750 feet. The summit from camp III requires steep climb on snow and ice to the right of a huge hanging glacier. The final pitches of the route are on the perfect 50 degree snow and ice face above Camp III. The summit offers the spectacular views of the giant mountains including, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Makalu, Baruntse. We return to camp II and then to base camp.

Day 25 – 27: we retrace to Lukla.

Day 28: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 29: Free day in Kathmandu.

Day 30: Airport transfer for international flight.

Expedition Group Size

We organize expedition on Amadablam for any number of people. The cost of the expedition for both the logistic support and guided expedition will be high if the group consists of less than four climbing members. The maximum number will consist of 15 climbing members in one group.

Experience and Health Requirements

The Amadablam expedition is one of the technically difficult expeditions. The climbers need to have good skills on rock and ice climbing and technically competent. On most parts of the routes there will be fixed rope, however, the climbers should posses skills to climb through steep rock and hard water ice. It is highly recommended for the climbing members to consult with the doctors before coming for the expedition. Members who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution during the expedition.

Travel Insurance

Climbing members need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the climbers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Ang Rita Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking and expedition staff.

Accommodations

Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and afte the expedition. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The climbing members will have to share washing and toilet facilities. We provide tents at the base camp for the accommodation.

Meals

Members are provided with three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking to base camp. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Sherpa food, Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian.). Unlike other trekking companies, Ang Rita Trek allow trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotels / lodges in the trek. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the members for them to get enough energy for the hiking and climbing. Our expedition cook prepares fresh, hygienic and energetic food at the base camp.

Base Camp Arrangement

We arrange fully equipped base camp setting including spacious dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, member tents, chairs, tables, kitchen equipments including all cooking and catering utensils.   We provide individual member tents at the base camp with mattress for comfort of the members. We provide high tents as required to use above base camp if the arrangement is made for the group for the guided expedition.  Our trained and experienced expedition cook prepares varieties of fresh and nutritious food from local to continental, Chinese, Indian food at the base camp during the expedition. Our cook will make sure that the members get high energy food required for the climbing.

Equipment and Packing List

A variety of clothing and climbing gears are necessary for trekking and expedition. While choosing the equipment we need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking and climbing gears that you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain.

Clothing

1. Two sets polyprop shirts.
2. Two sets light weight shirts.
3. one heavy weight shirt.
4. One fleece jacket.
5. One wind jacket.
6. One  down jacket.
7. One pair down pants.
8. One pair light weight trousers.
9. One pair heavy weight trousers.
10. One pair fleece trousers.
11. one pair of wind pants.
12. Two sets polprop longjohns.
13. Underwear.
14. One pair shorts.
15. Two pairs light weight gloves.
16. one pair heavy mitts.
17. One pair down mits.
18. One pair ski gloves.
19. One sun hat.
20. One heavy weight warm hat.
21. One head band.
22. 4 pairs light weight walking socks.
23. 6 pairs climbing socks.

Footwear

1. One pair plastic climbing boots.
2. One pair sport boots.
3. One pair gaiters.
4. One pair super gaiters.

Climbing Equipment

1. Harness.
2. Two plain karabiners.
3. Two screw lock karabiners.
4. One descender .
5. One pairs ascenders.
6. Two tape slings.
7. One ice axe.
8. One pair of crampons.
9. One head-lamp with spare bulbs.
10. One pocket knife.
11. A pair of sun glassses.
12. One pair ski goggles.
13. One pee bottle.
14. A large pack.
15. A day pack

Sleeping

1. Two sleeping bags (one for Base Camp and other for high camps).
2. One foam mat.

Miscellaneous

1. Camera.
2. One repair kit.
3. One personal first aid kit.
4. Two sun and lip creams.
5. Two water bottles.
6. Head lamp batteries.

Trek and Climbing Leader(s) and Staff

Most of the leaders who lead trekking and climbing on Amadablam through Ang Rita Trek are the Sherpas from Khumbu region. Their in-depth knowledge about Sherpa culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality contribute to the success of the trip. Although our Sherpa leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. All climbing guides of Ang Rita Trek  are locally employed and are mostly trained by legendary Everest hero, Mr. Ang Rita Sherpa who climbed Everest for ten times without supplemental oxygen. All our climbing guides have gained their experience by successfully summiting Everest and other mountains. Safety is the prime concern in the expedition and all our climbing Sherpas give high priority for the safe climbing.

Porter Care

Ang Rita Trek is firmly believes that roles of porters are significant in arranging the trip smoothly and successfully. We are strongly committed to the porters rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.

Climbing Season

The best season for climbing Amadablam is in post monsoon season from September – mid November. This mountain is distinct from other mountains in Himalayas as almost no one will climb this peak in the spring season. Probably it is due to snow condition on the mountain.

Departures Cost
October 5, 2016 4 pax US $ 3900. Per person 6 pax US $ 3435. Per person inquiry
October 12, 2016 4 pax US $ 3900. Per person 6 pax US $ 3435. Per person inquiry
Cost Includes
  1. Equipment allowance, daily allowance & insurance for trekking and base camp staff ( guide cook, kitchen boy and liaison officer )
  2. Flights to transfer climbing members, trekking and expedition staff, liaison officer and cargo of the climbing gear.
  3. Food and fuel at the base camp
  4. All camping equipment at the base camp such as, member tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, chairs, tables.
  5. Trek support for climbing members from Lukla-base camp-Lukla.
  6. Porters to carry loads from Lukla-base camp-Lukla
  7. Royalty and peak permit
  8. Airport arrival and departure
  9. Accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu before and after the expedition on BB plan

Cost Excludes
  1. High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
  2. Climbing equipment, tents and personal equipment above base camp
  3. Personal accident insurance and emergency rescue evacuation
  4. Any additional cost cured due to domestic flight delay or cancellation.
  5. Meals while staying in Kathmandu.
  6. Gratuity to trekking and expedition staff

Trip Price

USD 3900 Per Person*

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Trip facts

  • Trip Area:: Everest Region
  • Maximum Altitude:: 6812m.
  • Trip Duration:: 30 Days
  • Difficulty Level:: Strenuous
  • Best Time:: April – May, October – November
  • Trip Mode:: Lodge Trek & Camping
  • Trip Highlights:: Climbing on one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Technically challenging with alpine rock climbing, steep ice and snow climbing with overhangs. summit offers magnificent views of some of the highest mountains, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu.

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