Ama Dablam Summit: Felix und Magdalena, Blick auf Mount Everest (2016 Expedition)

Ama Dablam Climb - Expedition Nepal


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Basic costs:
1.950,00 €
Full service:
8.550,00 €

Ama Dablam - 6,848 m / 22,467 ft - Nepal

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Climb Ama Dablam, one of the most iconic mountains in the world:
✪ The emblem of the Khumbu, Nepal
✪ Experienced expedition leaders
✪ Loyal and strong Sherpas
✪ Great base Camp setup, a stunning route to the summit


Technical scale in climbing (in rock, mostly alpine) in relation to our climbing trips and expeditions:
1 - easy / beginners
2 - little difficult
3 - medium difficulty
4 - difficult / advanced
5 - extreme


Technical scale: Mountaineering skills required for our expeditions, alpine tours and demanding trekking.
1 - easy
2 - quite difficult
3 - difficult
4 - very difficult
5 - extreme
Mountaineering is the underlying ability to climb any mountain. On classic expeditions, many exposed areas are secured.

1 - easy / simple

"Easy" on expedition already includes mountaineering in alpine terrain or on glaciers up to grad ZS/AD "quite difficult" according to alpine scale. Exposed areas and crevasses are fixed if possible. Basic knowledge in handling ice axe / crampons and rope is required.

2 - quite difficult

Route with extensive passages in the grad ZS/AD: Safe handling with an ice ax, crampons and rope are required. Exposed places or crevasses are fixed if possible or walked in rope team.

3 - difficult

Persistent suspended passages must be managed. These will be insured if possible. Mountaineering on the alpine scale S/D "difficult" with exposed climbing passages (up to IV. UIAA degree). Good use of crampons and rope is required, as well as safe climbing in combined terrain.

4 - very demanding

Exposed and demanding route. The difficulties range up to the alpine scale SS/TD "very difficult" and are mostly insured. Dealing with fixed rope and climbing clamps, increased demands on climbing technique, physical conditions and experience are required, as are all the demands of "difficult" mountaineering.

5 - extreme

Very demanding mountaineering, even without the possibilities of protection. The terrain will rarely exceed the alpine difficulty SS/TD, but can reach the requirements of the alpine scale AS/ES "extremely difficult". Above-average ability and a lot of experience in alpine mountaineering are expected.
Danger Warning: For safety reasons, your personal skills and sufficient experience are required for each expedition and ascent (specific description under Information / Requirements).

Stamina - Endurance

A mountain athlete needs endurance above any other specific fitness skill. Cardiovascular fitness is of course always subject to the movement (as climbing rocks or steep ice, you will not be able to transfer your triathlete or running fitness to mountains without being solid in the required mountaineering skills).

1 - Active Tour
Easy treks to EBC or on top of Kilimanjaro. You should be an active person.
2 - Sportive Tour
More demanding treks, simple climbs, like the climb of Elbrus. You should be a sportive person regularly exercising (at least 2-3x per week).
3 - Demanding Trek / Expedition
Very demanding treks like to the top of Aconcagua, or expeditions at the physical lower level like Ama Dablam. You should be an endurance athlete wit mountaineering experience. You should train endurance at least 3x/week.
4 - High Endurance - Expedition
To climb Everest (with oxygen-support) or some of the "easier" 8000m peaks you need a strong endurance. You should train specifically at least 4-5x per week.
5 - Very high Endurance - Expedition
Some of our special self-supported 8000m+ peak climbs as on Makalu, or to climb Everest (without oxygen-support) fit into this category. Your endurance should be near the level of a professional mountain athlete. 

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Ama Dablam Climb - Expedition Nepal

Selected dates:

Basic costs:
1.950,00 €
Full service:
8.550,00 €

Airport of departure:

Frankfurt (andere Orte gegen ca. EUR 250 Aufpreis: Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hannover, Stuttgart, München)

What service to expect?

Fullservice participation, the most popular, we organize an expedition for mountaineers with top Sherpa team, excellent setup for the Ama Dablam ascent under the guidance of an experienced guide. 

On request we organize personal upgrades (helicopter charter, 5* hotel, lodges and luxury VIP-base camp), and one or more personal Sherpa guides or IVBV mountain guide for your maximum securtiy and suceess. 

Ama Dablam is located in the very well-developed Khumbu Valley. There are many lodges, coffee houses and shopping facilities along the way to the base camp. We therefore offer you a variety of options for participation including a very basic package (just the formalities) on which you can add trekking or base camp services.

The basic price includes only the legal steps necessary for the ascent and our emergency assistance. At least two joint registrations are required for basic participation, as we do not support solo ascents on the mountain - safety is important to us.


Other services can be booked individually or as a package - per person (2 participants):

Special groups

We are happy to make groups and mountain guides who wish to participate with guests an individual offer for Ama Dablam.

Individual dates

We can arrange your individual dates for the entire season from the beginning of October to the end of November as part of our logistics.

Costs and Services

The full-service price includes all the service-packages with a flight from Europe (without flight, individual arrangement possible of course). Services:
  • Organization of the entire expedition
  • Experienced SummitClimb expedition leader
  • Scheduled flights to Nepal and back from various European airports:
    - please indicate your wish
    - incl. 30kg free baggage allowance and 8kg hand baggage
  • Preparation and training weekend (optional)

Our basic climb on Ama Dablam includes:

  • Organization of the expedition
  • Expedition leadership
  • All permit fees and liaison officer
  • Emergency equipment and supplies at base camp
  • Emergency communication
  • Access to fixed ropes and camp-sites (not tents)
  • Two nights stay in a Kathmandu on arrival and two nights prior to departure in a double room, sharing basis, ****hotel B/B
  •  Private rooms are available for a small additional fee.
Our full-service expedition additionally includes:
  • Expedition Leadership:
    - groups of 2-7 members led by SummitClimb-Sherpa-guide
    - groups of 8-14 members led by international SummitClimb leader
  • Organization of your ascent of Ama Dablam
  • Expert climbing Sherpa
    - min. 1 sherpa per 3 to 4 full-service-members
    - gear allowance, salary, and insurance
  • Basecamp with basecamp sleeping tent, basecamp dining tent, and tables and chairs:
    - Skillful base camp cooks
    - Three meals each day, warm drinks, snacks
  • Transport to Lulka to/from Kathmandu incl. local flights (15kg on your flight, 30kg cargo)
  • Ama Dablam base camp trek to/from Lukla for you and your personal equipment only (boots, ice axe, clothing, sleeping bag, max. 40 kg), including accommodation and meals on the road
  • Full base camp with dinning tent, showers, bathroom, and solar charger
  • Private tents in basecamp (no sharing)
  • Double occupancy tents above base camp:
    - 2 high camps on Ama Dablam standard route, Nepal
    - stoves, gas, high camp food
  • Use of group gear and supplies

Additional services available on Ama Dablam:

  • Private Sherpa (personal guide/porter):
    - Carries up to 10 kg (22bs) of your personal equipment between camps.
    - Carries up to 5kg of our personal equipment on summit day.
    - Climbs with you, melts water, cooks, and will be with you every step of the way.
  • Personal equipment carriage service:
    - Sherpa carries up to 10kg (22lbs) of personal equipment up and down the mountain between camps.
What is not included?
  • Mountain climbing rescue and travel insurance
  • Personal climbing equipment and clothing (available on request)
  • Additional oxygen bottles (for standard ascent not needed)
  • Gratuities for staff
  • Nepalese visas
  • Extra costs if leaving early

Ama Dablam - expedition itinerary

Day 1 • Flight: Departure to Nepal
Day 2 • Latest Arrival: Kathmandu
Airport pickup, transfer to hotel in Kathmandu, Nepal, 1,300 meters (4,265 feet)
Day 3 • Orientation day: Kathmandu
Equipment checking, gear shopping and sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 4 • Flight in the Himalayas*
Drive to Ramechhap, fly to Lukla, 2,900 meters (9,514 feet). Easy short walk to Phakding, 2,550 metres (8,366 feet). Beautiful day of light trekking. Sleep in teahouse.
Day 5 • Trek Namche Bazaar
Walk to Namche Bazaar, 3,440 meters (11,286 feet). Lovely forest trek over suspension bridges. This big village is the capital of the Sherpa people. Sleep in teahouse.
Day 6 • Namche Bazaar
Rest & Acclimatization in Namche, the capital of the Sherpa's kingdom. Teahouse.
Day 7 • Trek to Pangboche
Walk to Pangboche 3,860 meters (12,644 feet). Famous Everest base camp trekking route with many lodges and restaurants and beautiful scenery of Mt. Ama Dablam. Teahouse.
Day 8 • Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp
Walk to Base Camp 4,570 meters (14,989 feet). Beautiful Ama Dablam base camp is on grassy meadows. Camp.
Day 9 • Ama Dablam Puga
Rest & Acclimatization around the base camp, Sherpa prayer ceremony (puja).
Day 10 • Ama Dablam Training
Equipment check and fixed rope training day on small cliffs near base camp.
Day 11 • Trek to ABC
Walk to advanced basecamp, 5,350 meters (17,552 feet). Easy walking on paths. Sleep there.
Day 12 • Trek to Camp 1
Hike to camp 1, 5,700 meters (18,701 feet). A bit of rock-hopping in a boulder field, followed by short easy low angle scramble to C1. Return to base camp.
Day 13 • Rest
Rest and acclimatization in base camp.
Day 14 • Camp 1
Walk to camp 1. Sleep there.
Day 12 • Camp 2
Climb to camp 2, 5,900 metres (19,357 feet). Easy climbing to C2 is on good solid granite, using fixed ropes. Return to base camp.
Day 16 • Rest before Summit
Rest in base camp.
Day 17 • Rest before Summit
Rest in base camp.
Day 18 • Camp 1
Walk to Camp 1, by now a well-known pass.
Day 19 • Camp 2
Climb to Camp 2, sleep there.
Day 20 • Summit Day: Ama Dablam
Wake up in the night, eat "breakfast" and attempt the summit: 6,812 metres (22,349 feet). Summit attempt involves snow climbing over partly quite exposed ridges with a bit of mixed rock just above C2. Return and sleep in C2.
Day 21 • Descent to Base Camp
Downclimb to C1 and walk down to basecamp.
Day 22 • Base Camp
Extra day for the summit attempt.
Day 23 • Base Camp
Extra day for the summit attempt.
Day 24 • Bye Bye BC 
Pack up and descend to Pangboche village. Sleep in a teahouse.
Day 25 • Trek to Namche
Walk down to Namche Bazaar. Teahouse.
Day 26 • Trek to Lukla
Walk down from Namche to Lukla. Teahouse.
Day 27 • Kathmandu*
Fly from Lukla to Ramechhap, drive to Kathmandu. Back to our hotel.
Day 28 • Kathmandu
Extra day in Kathmandu, in case of delay, and for sightseeing, gift shopping, celebration, saying goodbye to new friends.
Day 29 • Kathmandu
Earliest departure today: Fly home.
Day 30 • Home
Arrive safe and sound at home: the most important goal of your expedition.
*Note Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu:
  • It has been notified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) that from 01 October 2022, all flights to Lukla (LUA) will be operated from Ramechhap Airport (RCH) rather than from Kathmandu (KTM). This decision is made to avoid traffic congestion at Kathmandu Airport and for smooth flight operation to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region for the trekkers.
  • Ramechhap has a small airstrip that lies in the town of Manthali, the headquarters of the Ramechhap district. Manthali is around 135 km in distance from Kathmandu with few existing tourist facilities. The drive to the airport from Kathmandu normally takes around 4-5 hours. This doesn't change anything regarding your trekking schedule. Although it adds a challenge to get up early in the morning at around 2-3 AM and travel by road through a winding mountain road to reach the airport.
  • Domestic flights in Nepal are visual flights. In case of inclement weather, flights may be cancelled. Compliance with the program depends on the feasibility of the flights. Also, the standard of the airline does not meet EU standards. Summit Travel GmbH / SummitClimb assumes no responsibility for weather problems or other problems of the domestic flight and any additional costs or damages that may arise as a result.

Helicopter - Flights

If you want to avoid traveling to Ramechhap, there is an alternative option to fly by helicopter to Lukla. A helicopter will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla but you have to pay extra costs to charter the flight or to share the flight with other trekkers. So, you need to let us know a day before so we can arrange a helicopter flight to and from Lukla.

  • Currently on sharing basis the costs is USD 800 per person
  • Charter flights are USD 3200 per helicopter flight Kathmandu to Lukla

Helicopter flights back from Namche Bazar, or a scenic flight from Aba Dablam Base Camp to Everest Base Camp and up into the Khumbu glacier, then back to Lukla (Kathamdu) can be arranged.

The pearl in the Himalayas, steep and exposed awaits us:

Ama Dablam Ascent

We follow the normal route for this challenging technical peak, and fully equipped with fixed ropes the climb becomes an achievable high-altitude-via-ferrata that is well suited for intermediate recreational mountaineers. We offer you advice, preparation, and support to achieve this climb and hopefully reach the summit of Ama Dablam.

Ama Dablam - participation

Requirements: Participants of the expedition should be independent alpinists with a good knowledge of the common belay techniques. Experience in camping in winter conditions and knowledge of symptoms of altitude sickness to avoid them should be brought along. Experience in technical climbing and in high mountains is necessary for participation. A previous 6,000m+ / 19,500ft+ experience would be advantageous.

Technical requirements: You should be able to climb safely up to the 3rd degree of difficulty in mountain boots and be able to climb ice flanks steep up to 50°. You should know how to use a climbing clamp. Experience with abseiling eights and independent abseiling over longer distances is required.

Physical fitness: Endurance for 1,000 meters / 3,200 feet of technical ascent, approx. 6-10 hours and subsequent descent (abseiling) is necessary. The necessary concentration during the descent must be very high due to the technical difficulties (constant danger of falling). A corresponding conditional reserve is necessary.

Danger - Warning: This expedition is associated with subjective and objective dangers. Even though we try to make the tour as safe as possible due to our many years of experience, a high degree of personal responsibility and health risk awareness is necessary. Participation in the expedition and the ascent of Ama Dablam are at your own risk and responsibility.

Travel to Nepal & Rules 2023

Flight: to/from Kathmandu

Visa on Arrival: Under the prevailing law, almost all* foreign nationals with a certificate of complete vaccination against covid-19 or a negative certificate of the Covid-19 test will be able to obtain an on-arrival visa from Immigration Offices at the entry points. Your passport should be valid for min. 6 months at the time of entry.

*exemptions: citizens of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, and passengers traveling with travel documents must bring visas from the Nepali embassy or missions abroad.

Before traveling, you need to fill following government form: CCMC form - Nepal

"First of all many thanks for arranging such a successful trip to Ama Dablam, I have just arrived well back home, and though it's only been a day, I have started to look for new climbing adventures and Everest is high on the list. I just wanted to send My High appraisals for the Sherpas and the leader Martin, they are doing an amazing job. So much work going on behind the scene that We do not see. And the food is amazing."

(Moren, Dänemark / Danemark - 11. November 2017 )


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Basic package
Ama Dablam Basic Climb - Minimized service: Participation from Kathmandu. Without flight. Only permit and assistance in logistics.
1.950,00 €
Full service
Ama Dablam Full Service Membership: Join our team with leader, sherpas, all logistics to summit.
8.550,00 €


Ama Dablam Climb - Expedition Nepal

12. Oct - 10. Nov 2024

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Island Peak - Imja Tse

Preparation tour for your Ama Dablam climb

Island Peak is declared as a trekking mountain by the NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) and can, therefore, be climbed at relatively low costs with an NMA permit. This 6200m mountain is considered "easy" to climb among the six thousand meter peaks in Nepal and offers a good acclimatization for the Ama Dablam. Imja Tse, Nepali for Island Peak, is located in the Khumbu Valley near the border to Tibet between Baruntse and Lhotse. The impressive 3000m south face of Imja Tse can be seen from Island Peak. The ascent along the normal route is relatively easy, but requires more than "just" trekking. The last 400 heights follow a glacier flank and snow-covered ridge (mostly secured with fixed ropes) - this classic alpine high altitude terrain requires walking on crampons.

Upgrade costs include:

- Organization
- NMA-Permit for Imja Tse
- Sherpa mountain guide
- Transfer with 15kg personal luggage
- Overnight stays in lodge/tents along the way (4 days*)
- Full board (4 days*)
*these days are within the normal time-frame of our Ama Dablam expedition.

Personal Sherpa - Guide - Ama Dablam

Your private Sherpa will help you with the transport of your personal equipment, such as oxygen, sleeping bag, and camera, and will climb the mountain as a guide.
On Ama Dablam, our Sherpa carries a max. 8 kg of your personal equipment to the high camps, and a max. 4 kg on the summit push.

Services: of your 1:1 Sherpa Support

  • Nepali Sherpa Guide
  • Salary incl. insurance against accidents with helicopter rescue
  • Support in the high camps
  • 1:1 Guide on your summit push

Not included: Recommended tip: USD 500 to USD 800

Cost per summit guide: USD 3,200


Ama Dablam mit Lobuche East (6119m)

Lobuche is located above the village of the same name on the way from Pheriche to the Mount Everest base camp, about 30km southwest of Mount Everest. The ascent along the normal route is relatively easy, but requires more than just trekking. The trail follows a snow ridge with up to 50° steep parts, partly quite exposed.

Upgrade costs include:

- Organization
- NMA-Permit for Lobuche East
- Sherpa mountain guide
- Transfer with 15kg personal luggage
- Overnight stays in lodge/tents along the way (4 days*)
- Full board (4 days*)
*these days are within the normal time-frame of our Ama Dablam expedition.

Hotels - Kathamndu 

In Kathmandu, there are countless hotels in all price ranges. We choose a simple hotel at the edge of Thamel for our expeditions. The rooms are simple but clean, there is a simple breakfast. For lunch and dinner, a wide range of restaurants in the vicinity offers great variety.

If you have special wishes and interests for your accommodation at the start and/or end of your expedition, please let us know.

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