Amadablam Mount Pumori Expedition in Nepal 2012 & 2013 in Autumn
Mount Ama Dablam has been considered the prettiest mountain in the world. High on her Southwest face hangs a glacier resembling a 'Dablam' - the sacred ornament box worn by ladies in the Sherpa community. It was this spectacular feature that got her the name "Ama Dablam". She lies alongside Everest in the heart of the Khumbu valley offering a superb diversions close up view of Mt. Everest & Mt Lhotse is the north, Mt. Makalu in the east and Mt. Cho Oyu is in west. Normally, three camps are set in Ama Dablam climbing above the base camp (4,570m), however, only two camps are used to spend the nights. The normal route for climbing is South-West Ridge. The ascent from Base Camp to camp 1st is considered one the difficult days of the expedition.
Mt. Pumori expedition Base camp will be set up at about 5300m. We climb through the glaciers for approximately 4 hours and reach Camp 1 at 5700m. From Camp 1, we climb 480m. on the face with 40 to 60 degrees slope and pass through a snow wall to reach camp 2 at 6200 meter on a narrow ridge. From camp 2, we climb approximately 450 meter through ice with 30-60 degrees slopes passing through ice walls and crevasses. This section is prone to avalanches from big seracs hanging on the shoulder above. Camp 3 will be set up at an altitude of 6, 480meter on the ridge. Passing through crevasses, we climb up to Pumori cliff and then to the summit. There are many mountaineers climbing Pumori, check their technical skills and their feelings as well as experience of climbing Himalayas in Nepal to prepare for 8000 meter peaks in Nepal for the future climbing plan.
Experience Required: All 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 of climbing through steep rock and hard compact ice. We follow the standard South West ridge route (normal route) to the top, as it is consider the safe route, free from the objective danger such as avalanche and so on. The route we follow begins at Lukla (2850m) and the initial days of the trek pass through the legendary Sherpa country up the spectacular high valley of the Khumbu. Most of the route on the actual climbing is fixed with no icefall or glacier to negotiate, and most of it is concentrated on the crest of a ridge. The climb is relatively safe though exposed and sheep and not really a mountain for debutantes. We have designed the programs to climb Island Peak 6189m. before go to Ama Dablam Expedition. It is easier for those people who like to get summit of Ama Dablam. Climbing Pumori requires a moderate technical climb on ice and snow. The normal route for the climbing is South East Ridge. We have designed the expedition itinerary for those climbers who like to do combined expedition in Nepal.
If you have your own private group or team, please e-mail us to know the price and details of expedition.
If you are alone and looking for a group to join then visit our fix-departure expedition information.
Highest access of the trek
Minimum Group Size
: Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, etc
: Spring & Autumn
: breakfast, lunch, & Dinner)
- Details Itinerary
- Price - Service Include & Exclude
- Useful Info
- Expedition Map
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Day 01 - Arrive Kathmandu
Arrive to Kathmandu, an exciting and memorable experience with the panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayan range greets your sight.
Independent Himalayan Adventure's Airport Representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. After arrival to hotel, Short briefing and final payment procedures.
Day 02 - Kathmandu Permit preparation
We will finalize paperwork-permit for your trip. Final checking preparatio of your climbing equipments. Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu Valley.
Day 03 - Kathmandu
Briefing in Ministry of Tourism, Mountaineering Section. Get pemit and final prepare for next day flight to Lukla.
Day 04 - Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding.
An early morning goto the Kathmandu Domestic Airport Terminal for the 35 minute scenic flight to Lukla at 2804 meters. On arrival at the Lukla airport guide will brief you and introduce our supporters before we begin our trek towards Phakding at 2610 meters.
Approx 3 hours Trekking.
Day 05 - Trek to Namche Bazzar (3441 meters)
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 5.30 hours. Namche Bazaar known as the capital of Khumbu and the Gateway to Everest which is home to many good hotels and lodges here, along the whole Everest trail this is quite a big village.
Day 06 - Acclimatization day- Namche Bazzar (3441 m.)
We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air. As well as a short trek where a museum is celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Today we hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks.
Day 07 - Trek to Tyangboche (3800 meters) 6 hrs
Trek to Tyangboche (3800 meters). You will get first darshan of Tyangboche Monastery this day.
It will take us around 5-6 hrs from Namche to Tyangboche
Day 08 - Trek to Pangboche (3900 meters)
Tyangboche to Pangboche (3900m) 3 hrs
Day 09 - Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600 meters)
Pangboche to Mt. Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600 m). Around 5 hrs
Day 10 - Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600 meters)
Settle Amadablam Base Camp. Make Puja by Lama (if orgaised it) for Succession of Expedition.
Day 11-26 - Ama Dablam (6812 meters) Climbing Period
Climbing period of Mt. Ama Dablam-6812 meters. Be successful Climber. and afte summit, clean Base Camp well.
Day 27 - Ama Dablam Base Camp to Pheriche (4243 m.)
After successfully summit of Ama Dablam (6812 meters) back to Base camp then trek to Pheriche (4223 meters) to continue your expedition to the Mount Pumroi next.
Day 28 - Pheriche - Lobuche (4930m)
From Pheriche, your trek will continue to Lobuche (4930 meters), where from you will see your targeted Peak Mt. Pumori very well.
Day 29 - Lobuche - Pumori Base Camp
Lobuche - Pumori Base Camp
Day 30-44 - Climbing Period for Mt. Pumori 7145m.
Climbing Period for Mt. Pumori 7145m.
Day 45 - Pumori Base Camp - Lobuche
Pumori Base Camp - Lobuche
Day 46 - Lobuche - Thyangboche
Lobuche - Thyangboche
Day 47 - Tyangboche - Namche
Tyangboche - Namche
Day 48 - Namche to Lukla (2886 m.)
Namche to Lukla (2886 m.)
Day 49 - Fly back to Kathmandu.
Morning flight back to Kathmandu. Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35 minute Scenic flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 50-51 - 2 Reserve days. Free Day in Kathmandu. visit around.
2 Reserve days. Free Day in Kathmandu. visit around.
Day 52 - Departure from Kathmandu.
After breakfast; morning is free for shopping or individual activities. Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu for Final Departure.
Additional(up to 12 person)
10000.00 per person
The Cost: Permit join basis Everest South Face
Permit fee : USD 10000 Per person
Per Person : USD 7000 (Seven Thousand American dollars)
Climbing Per Sherpa : US$ 2600 (if required)
Note:- Special rates will be priveded for Tour Operater and Wholeseller.
- 4 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast (hotel 3 star)
- Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight tickets with 60 KG cargo per member
- Per member get 2 porter for carry 60 KG from Lukla to Base camp - Lukla
- Fly ticket Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
- Trekking from Lukla to Base camp & back to Lukla with Lodge trek lodge or camping
- Food for trekking & Expedition period in Everest Base camp
- Porter / Yak Lukla to Base Camp & back to Lukla (Porter transportation)
- 1 tent for 1 person for Expedition north face brand V-25 or Similar tent
- Dining tent, toilet tent, table and chares, Mattresses for expedition Sharing with other member
- Liaison officer's allowances equipment for Expedition, flight ticket, insurance, daily wages sharing with other group
- Expedition Crew’s allowances for Expedition, flight ticket, insurance, daily wages
- Peak permit for Everest South Face spring
- All transfer airport-hotel-airport
- Base camp Guide, Cook, Kitchen boy and Kitchen helper sharing with other member
- Emergency Oxygen - Mask and regulator (If use, pay it full cost)
- Satellite phone (Pay call)
- Gamo Bag (life saving device incase of altitude sickness) sharing with group member
- Solar panel for light and charges batteries
- company service charges
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- High altitude climbing food, fuel, Gas
- Expedition personal climbing gears
- Personal accident insurance
- Emergency evacuation, Helicopter rescue if required
- International airport departure tax
- Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving into Nepal
- Bar bills & beverage
- Sherpa non summit bonus USD 1000
- Sherpa summit bonus USD 1000 + 500 climbing bonus
- Air cargo custom clearance duty fee USD 100 per person
- Personal Satellite phone with e-mail & internet permit
- Waki takies permit
- Extra expenses for personal
- Filming permit
- Oxygen and Mask regulator for member and Sherpa
- Ice fall fees
- Garbage Deposit USD 4000 (Sharing with other member)
- Down Jacket
- Finger Eight
- Fix Rope
- Gas Stove
- Head Light
- Higu Thermos
- Ice Axe
- Ice Crew
- Ice Hamber
- Main Rope
- One Sport
- Max Regulator
- Oxygen Slinder
- Safety Belt
- Slipping Bag
- Snow Bar
- Tape Sling
- Water Bottle
- Climbing Suit
- Waterproof Trouser
To join the Everest team you will need to have extensive mountaineering experience. This should include previous high altitude experience of at least 6,000 metres, mixed with a multitude of Alpine mountaineering and, preferably, you will have taken part in a previous 8,000-metre expedition.
We have found that those who have been to an 8,000-metre peak previously have a considerably better chance of getting to the top of Everest. We would strongly advise you to climb one of the other 8,000 metre peaks before going to Everest, as this is the best way of ensuring the money you spend on Everest will be rewarded by a successful ascent and a safe return home. Exceptionally, however, climbers who have not had the chance of climbing an 8,000 metre peak may consider Everest if they have a compensating depth of experience, that might include many alternative expeditions such as Huascaran, Illimani, Denali, or Muztag Ata. We do not consider an ascent of Aconcagua, by itself, to be suitable preparation for Everest and would not accept a booking on this basis.
Although fixed ropes will be used where appropriate, expedition members must have the ability to climb Alpine routes graded AD, or equivalent. All team members must be competent mountaineers and self-sufficient with the ability to move between and to live in high mountain camps un-aided or supervised.
In the extreme, we will be looking for some assurance that climbers would be able to survive being storm-bound in a tent at 8,000 metres for as long as 5 days, without significant detriment to their health and well-being such that at the end of such a storm, they return safely.
We are professionally-led teams of competent mountaineers who each have enough experience to climb the world's highest mountain, under the supervision and leadership of an accomplished and experienced high-altitude leader.
Our Everest expeditions are not "guided" because this is not a realistic proposition in the high-altitude realm of 8,000 metres and above. "Guiding" and being "guided" implies the intimate supervision and care of a "client" by a "Guide" who can be responsible for the direct and immediate control of safety, as is normally and traditionally practised in the Alps. On Everest, such a direct duty-of-care, implicit in the traditional guide-client relationship, is not possible. Instead, We accepts team members that, with a combination of their past experience, balanced with a strong team around them and highly experienced leaders, are empowered to reach the top of the world. This ensures you have the support that you need dependent on your own abilities. You can leverage your current experience and how you feel on the mountain, with the independence to move between camps and optimise your schedule on a day-by-day basis. And when you need additional support and advice, Leaders and Sherpas are there to assist and advise you on your ascent.
All of our leaders are trained in first-aid and have a good knowledge of high altitude medical problems. The expedition will be equipped with the following:
- A well stocked first aid and medical kit sufficient to counter any possible mountaineering ailments, from headache to serious injury.
- Oxygen equipment for medical use only.
- A portable hyperbaric chamber (Gamow bag)
- Emergency communications on the mountain and satellite communications link for helicopter evacuation (see below).
We will also enrol all team members into the medical facility provided by the Himalayan Rescue Association. This has featured in the BBC documentary, "Everest ER". It is staffed by doctors (Usually Brits or Americans), and by enrolling all team members for a fee (paid by us), we ensure free access to the doctors for all of our Sherpas.
Our tour prices do not include insurance however it is a condition of joining our tours that travelers are fully insured for any medical expenses they might incur while traveling. At the start of your tour the Tour Leader will ask to see your insurance document and will note down the policy number and emergency contact number.
We recommended a comprehensive travel insurance policy that covers repatriation and evacuation in case of a medical emergency, cancellation and curtailment as well as baggage and valuables, If your tour involves certain adventurous activates (I.e. trekking, white water rafting or scuba diving etc) You will need to make sure your policy specifically covers these activates. You may also need specific cover for expensive camera equipment. Many credit card companies offer “complementary travel insurance” however the majority of such policies offer virtually no cover and will not be accepted as adequate travel insurance. If you are planning on using credit card insurance you must bring along proof that the policy covers medical emergencies. Failure to be able to provide such proof to the Tour Leader will result in you being compelled to purchase a new approved policy before you can join the tour.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain any vaccinations, Precautionary or preventative Medicines for the countries you are visiting – or any which may be required by your home country upon your return. To find out which, if any, Vaccinations are mandatory or recommended for your destination Contact your local doctor, Immunization Centre or Medical Centre for up-to-date information. If you need to arrange vaccinations or a supply of preventative medicine (e.g. Malaria tablets), you should Contact your doctor at least two Months before you depart. Some Inoculations require more than one Visit and can take several weeks to Administer. CARRY YOUR CERTIFICATE
You should be issued with an International Certificate of Vaccination for each vaccination. Always carry these with you on your travels; they could provide essential information for doctors in the event that you fall ill whilst traveling.
Malaria is common in many parts of Africa, Asia and South America. Protection is in the form of tablets, taken either daily or weekly, or both. The course of tablets should normally begin 1-2 weeks before you depart, Continue throughout your travels and for 4 weeks after your return. Although you can obtain tablets from most pharmacies without prescription,
you must check that they are Appropriate for the area you are Visiting. There are many different Strains of malaria and a large number of them are drug-resistant. It may be Necessary for you to take a Combination of tablets for the region you are visiting.
No malaria tablets guarantee complete protection. The most Effective protection against malaria is to avoid being bitten. Mosquitoes Mostly bite at dusk and dawn so one of the best ways to minimize the Chance of being bitten is to wear long Trousers, long sleeves and socks at these times. You should take a good insect repellent and apply it liberally. Repellents with a high concentration of DEET (at least 35%) are generally considered the most effective.
Sampling the local food and drink is often one of the highlights of traveling. In most cases the food is Freshly prepared for you and is completely safe to eat, however it will probably contain ingredients that you are not familiar with or may be Prepared in a different way. This change in diet is one of the most common causes of travelers diarrhea. You can reduce the likelihood of suffering diarrhea if you treat food and drink with caution – at least in the early stages of your travels. In almost every country it is possible to buy bottled water. This is usually very cheap and a lot more convenient than trying to purify or filter tap water. Beware of ice in drinks and make sure you wash your hands frequenty.
In general we do not recommend the use of anti-diarrhea pills as in most Cases they do not cure the problem, they merely put it on hold. However, there are of course situations where ‘Blocking up’ may be desirable, for Instance if you are embarking on a long bus ride. Diarrhoea which lasts for longer than 48-72 hours, shows signs of blood or Mucus or which is concurrent with other symptoms, such as a headache or high temperature, should always be taken seriously. Seek medical advice
(your Tour Leader can assist you with this).
In deserts, in the tropics and at high Altitude, your body can lose a lot of water. Dehydration also occurs when you are suffering from diarrhoea. The best way to avoid dehydration is to drink plenty of fluids. In most countries you can obtain “rehydration salts” or “electrolyte Solution”. Although these do not taste great, they restore the salts lost by your body. You can also make your own rehydration mixture by adding 4 tablespoons of sugar and ½ teaspoon of salt to one liter of clean water.
Emergency & Rescue
Trekkers should be aware that there is very little in the way of rescue organization for handling trekker's emergencies in Nepal. If you are trekking with a reputable trekking agency then their staff will be trained to handle most contingencies. if you are traveling independently then you will have to rely on your own initiative to handle any problems. This is why trekking alone is foolhardy in the extreme.
At all times try to be aware of the location of possible sources of help, medical clinics, police or army posts etc. Try to find out where there are working telephones or radios as you pass along the trails.
At all times try to be aware of the location of possible sources of help, medical clinics, police or army posts etc. Try to find out where there are working telephones or radios as you pass along the trails. All trekkers should make sure that they are covered by a suitable travel insurance policy. This, at least, must cover the cost of a helicopter rescue, which is the only practical way of evacuating a seriously ill or injured patient from most of the trekking areas. It is essential to leave details of this policy with a responsible agency in Kathmandu. Either your trekking agency or your embassies are the obvious choices. Registering your details and intended plans with your embassy in Kathmandu is an extremely sensible step to take.
In the event that you do have a problem, and that problem cannot be solved with the resources at hand, then communications facilities must be located. Telephones or radios can be hard to find and may be a day or more away from the incident site. If it is possible to send a reliable person for help make sure that a note is sent detailing the location of the patient, the problem being experienced, specifying what help is needed. List what actions you are going to take in the interim. Fortunately, these days, helicopters are readily available, at a price, from Kathmandu and Pokhara. If a message can be sent then it is likely that a rescue can be mounted reasonably quickly.
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» Ramdung Go peak Climbing 5925m.
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» Yala peak Climbing 6145m.
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» Tent peak Climbing
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» Kongma tse Peak.
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» Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing.
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» Kwangde Peak Climbing.
» Mardi Himal Peak.
» Cholatse Peak Climbing.
» Langsisa Ri Peak.
» Pachharmo Peak.
» Naya Kanga Peak.
» Barunste Peak Climbing.
» Tilicho Peak Climbing.
» Tharpu Chuli Peak.
» Thapa Peak Climbing.
» Langtang Lirung Peak.
» Mt. Pumori Peak.
» Mt. Kantega Peak.
» Nuptse Peak Climbing.
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