Ama Dablam, Nepal
Join Canada West Mountain School on our 2016 Expedition to climb Ama Dablam in the Everest region of Nepal. Our team will climb the 6,812m (22,350') peak via the Southwest ridge in the Khumbu region of the Himalayas. This climb also includes an ascent of nearby 6,120 meter Lobuche Peak as part of our acclimatization program. Expedition leaders are Canadian IFMGA high altitude Mountain Guides with extensive experience leading Himalayan expeditions.
- All accommodation in Kathmandu prior to the climb
- All guiding services with Everest-experienced IFMGA Mountain Guide on the mountain at all times
- High altitude Climbing Sherpa support
- 1:1 ratio of Guides to climbing team members above Base Camp
- Expedition cooks (Ama Dablam Base Camp), Base Camp Staff, Base Camp dining tent
- All expedition food - North American and Nepalese
- All Expedition high-altitude tents
- Emergency Oxygen
- All technical climbing equipment and fixed ropes services
- All accommodation and meals while on approach in Nepal
- All domestic flights and ground transportation as required
- All Porter support to Base Camp and return
- Peak permit fees, liaison officer and interpreter
- Use of Satellite Phone at all camps
- Meals during Kathmandu stay
- Personal clothing, footwear and equipment - see Gear List for details
- Medical travel and rescue insurance
- International air tickets
- Visa for Nepal
- international Airport departure tax
- Telephone charges
- Alcoholic beverages and items of a purely personal nature
- Any excess baggage fees
- Any fees or charges as a result of delays or changes to the itinerary
- Costs associated with early departure before expedition ends
- Accommodations in Kathmandu after the climb is over
- Gratuities for porters and staff
- Ama Dablam is one of the most striking mountains in the Khumbu Region of Nepal. At 6,812 it may not be as tall as it's Himalayan neighbors of Lhotse, Everest and Pumori, but it makes up for this in sheer beauty!
Canada West Mountain School had a very successful expedition to Ama Dablam in 2014 and we are heading back for the Autumn 2016 season. Our program includes acclimatization trips to Everest Base Camp and a climb of the popular and inspiring Khalla Pathar above Base Camp. After this, we will climb 6,120 meter East Lobuche as a training climb and further acclimatization.
This schedule will put us at the base of Ama Dablam well acclimated to the altitude and ready to head up Ama Dablam. The route on the SW Ridge is quite straightforward terrain up to Camp 1, but above C1 it is very difficult to travel, making acclimatization on the mountain a challenge. Our previous week of climbing and trekking in the Khumbu valley will allow us to head straight up the route with minimal waiting.Our Guide Team will be comprised of local Sherpa High Altitude Guides and at least 1 Canadian IFMGA Guide with extensive Himalayan experience.