Ama Dablam is the third most popular expedition peak in the Himalaya. It has two peaks; the main peak at 6,812 m /(22,349 ft and the lower western peak at 6,170 meters/ 20,243 ft. Often referred to as the ‘’Matterhorn of the Himalaya’’for its dramatic edges and peak, Ama Dablam is the mountain that dominates the skyline during the Everest Trek, up until Tengboche at least.
The name Ama Dablam translates to ‘’mother’s necklace’’. Ama means mother; the long ridges of the mountain are compared to mother’s arm protecting her child and the hanging glacier is compared to Dablam, which translates to a pendant worn by sherpa women. On 13 March 1961, Mike Gill from New Zealand, Barry Bishop from the USA, Mike Ward from the UK, and Wally Romanes from New Zealand became the first to climb Ama Dablam. The climb via the Southwest Ridge, the most popular route even today.
Who can climb Ama Dablam?
Ama Dablam is without a doubt one of the most technical peaks, for its height, to climb. It is ideal for a seasoned, all-around mountaineer, who wants to climb his/her first mountain. For those who have already been to Nepal and trekked the high Himalayan terrain, want to do something more higher or difficult than Island or Mera Peak, Ama Dablam expedition is a perfect choice. Ama Dablam looks quite demanding from afar. However, the terrain on the mountain is great and gets consistently easier. You still need an enthusiastic head for high altitudes and it is also necessary that you like exposure.
Climb Ama Dablam Autumn 2018 with Adventure Club Trek
Adventure Club Trek has been officially organizing expeditions in the Himalaya since 2008. We work with guides and mountaineers who have over 15 years of experience in the industry, use advanced climbing gears and train our team with attention to detail before the climb. Climb Ama Dablam Autumn 2018 with Adventure Club Trek for an experience of a lifetime. Our 30-day-long Ama Dablam expedition begins in Kathmandu with a sightseeing tour of the city. Knowing the people and culture of the country starts you off the right foot. Then, we fly to the Lukla, it is the starting point of our trek. We take an acclimatization break at Namche Bazaar.
We trek the classic Everest Base Camp Trail till Tengboche, then we deviate to Debuche to Pherice instead of going towards Dingboche. We acclimatize at Pheriche for a day. The next day we leave for the Ama Dablam Base camp which is at 4570m/15,000ft. We stay at the base camp for another day, acclimatizing and training.
The core part of the expedition is in between day 11-25. In this duration, we set up camps and climb back and forth until our guides approve that we are ready for the summit.
We summit Ama Dablam via its South-West Ridge, which is one of the most aesthetically pleasing climbing routes in the Himalaya. The summit is essentially an ice field and provides a panoramic view of the Khumbu mountain spread. We head down to the base camp after the summit. Then, we make our way down to Namche to Lukla and finally back to Kathmandu. Adventure Club Trek is proud to offer Baruntse Expedition- 40 Days, Pumori Expedition-30 Days, and Everest Expedition-67 Days.