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We will be staying at Hotel Royal singi Hotel Manaslu or similar hotel 3 star in Kathmandu : and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Discovery Mountain Trek will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. Nepalese, Tibetan, the more common continental and Indian cuisines are common choices in the menu.
PHYSICAL CONDITION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Ama Dablam 29 days Expedition is a moderate trek. Travelers who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this trek fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Annapurna trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least a month prior to the start of the trek. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp should be relatively easier for those who have experience walking/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is also important that we consult our doctor. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Discovery Mountai Trek before booking the trek.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
The best time to trek to the Ama Dablam Expedition is Spring (February to May) and Autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
LEADER(S) & STAFF ARRANGEMENTS
The most significant thing that makes this trek enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful leader(s) and crew members who have the ability of guiding our trek on the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best and most professional leaders. All of Discovery Mountain leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Discovery Mountain only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region(s). The trek and expedition leaders have undergone the following trainings:
We are firmly committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters – at our expense – to rescue porters from dangerous situations. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters. (International Porters Progress Group.
The Everest Region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as much as we do. Therefore, we believe that the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. Discovery Mountain employs a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. Discovery Mountain, therefore, enforces a number of do’s and don’ts. Please talk to your trek leader to avoid environmental impacts.
It is a condition upon joining any of Discovery Mountain’s trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.
This trek’s itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. During this trip, we take rest in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude.
EQUIPMENTS & PACKING LIST
This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by Discovery Mountain inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS
RUCKSACK AND TRAVEL BAGS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Discovery Mountain Trek & Expeditions Company is a trustworthy and registered Company under the laws of Nepal Tourism Industry and accepts your bookings under the following terms and conditions.
All bookings are made with Discovery Mountain Trek & Expeditions P. Limited, Registered Company Number 161822/073/074 (hereinafter referred to as The Company) whose registered office is The Kapan 14, Kathmandu, Nepal. The Head of The Company is Ang Chhiri Sherpa.
Payments should be wired to one of my following banking Accounts
NCC BANK LIMITED
Current A/c No: 014000136121U
A/c Name: Discovery Mountain Trek & Expedition P.LTD
Bank wire service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit.
RISK & RESPONSIBILITY
Your safety and enjoyment is my prime concern. I therefore carry out my responsibility honestly & sincerely to ensure your holiday trouble – free as well as you have desired. Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, trip may be change under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents etc. Any extra cost incurring there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Discovery Mountain. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.Please note that often the Jomsom to Pokhara flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have a few days of your buffer days left then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Discovery Mountain upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc. In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.
THE TREKKING GROUP
For this trek there will be one leader, assistant leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for carrying luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size but we after years of experience we have found a maximum of twelve people to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to book this trip for a larger group then that can be arranged too.
And I big hope you will have very good trek with enjoyment and run smoothly in advance.
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Ama Dablam Expedition
At 6,812 meters, Mt. Ama Dablam in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal is
named after a glacier that runs down its side. It is unmistakably that particular peak
which largely looms over the trail to Everest Base Camp and one that looks like a pearl
pendant shooting upwards into the sky. As magnificent as it is, the summit offers
stunning views of Mt. Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and other peaks of
Beautiful and equally striking from a distance, the ascent is one of the most
rewarding ones in Nepal. Climbing Mount Ama Dablam requires a very good level of
expertise. During the ascent, one can expect challenges – particularly at “Yellow Tower” –
a 15-meter vertical clearing. This and several other challenges demand a skilled climbing
guide (with confident leadership), plus a good level of experience and strength in part of
the climber. The ascent begins from the south-western ridge, with gradually increasing
demand of stamina until reaching the third camp. The climb up to Camp I is easy and as
you move up Camp I and Camp II, the intensity and difficulty increase significantly. Past
Camp III, the challenge increases as you go around the glacier, cross a ridge and a
crevasse, and finally get to the summit.
Two interesting stories are widely popular about the mountain – the first one is
that it looks like a jewel box due to the shape of a glacier found on its south-western
face. A second story is that mountaineer Edmund Hillary was nearly imprisoned for
climbing the sacred peak – but probably he didn’t know about the sacredness, and
official climbing permits might not have been so ubiquitous back in the days!
In the modern day, the journey takes you via Tengboche Monastery, branching
off from the main trail to Everest Base Camp. It grows rocky on the way up until snow
begins to appear near the mountain itself. When you reach the base, the actual ascent
begins via the south-western ridge. The ascent is lined with rocky terrains and snowy
ridges, deep furrows and rock walls that are awe-inspiring, and ravines that challenge
you to the extreme.
The best time for an expedition to Ama Dablam is in late fall when the weather is
fairly predictable. The second best time is in early spring. Please enquire and book with
us at least two months prior to your arrival in Nepal.
Gushing mountain-rivers with crystal clear waters, skies with a colour that is
hard to find in the colour-charts, views that are rare elsewhere, and experience of feeling
that can’t be described. These are some of the rewards you take from Ama Dablam
Expedition from Discovery Mountain Treks.
After your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, we will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. You can spend the evening around Thamel
After breakfast, you will take you on a sightseeing tour of some iconic places in the Kathmandu valley that will essentially include UNESCO World Heritage sites. In the evening, you will be given a brief about the expedition to Mt. Ama Dablam.
After breakfast, get on a pre-booked 30-minute flight from Kathmandu. This scenic flight will take you to Lukla, where your trekking guides will receive you at the airport. An easy trek of around three hours will bring you to the village of Phakding at the banks of Dudh-Koshi river, where you will stop for the night.
Begin an early trek along Dudh-Koshi, criss-crossing it several times. Today the destination is Namche Bazaar, the fabled village in the heart of the mountains. The trail is initially lined by views of Mt. Thamserku, and on a really clear day, even Mt. Everest is visible in the distance. As you reach closer to Namche, you will find the trail winding up with approaching views of Everest-Nuptse Wall, Mt. Lhotse and several other peaks. Once at Namche, relax in a hot bath, surf the Internet, enjoy a cup of cappuccino and then call it day.
Take a day off at Namche and enjoy the quiet lifestyle in stark contrast to your regular routine. In the morning, have a hearty breakfast with views of magnificent peaks. Later in the day, take short hikes in and around the town – and savour the beauty that is Namche. This is an important day of rest as it will help you acclimatize at the altitude and help you warm up the muscles for an exciting expedition ahead.
After breakfast, we begin the trek on our way to Tengboche, a beautiful Khumbu village. Splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other peaks, are the primary attraction of your trek today. The trail is lined with alpine forests on the way to the village, which is the home to Tengboche Monastery – an iconic monument in the mountains and the subject of several movies and documentaries.
Begin early after a quick breakfast to capture the scenic panoramas. Today’s destination Pangboche is yet another beautiful Sherpa village located very close to Ama Dablam. Stay overnight in a lodge or you can choose to camp outside with excellent views of Ama Dablam and other mountains.
Looking forward to an exciting trip ahead, today you will begin from Pangboche in the morning. Crossing the scenic Imja-tse River, you will take an uphill trail to arrive at the foot of Mt. Ama Dablam. Here, take some time to pause and gaze upon the beauty of the towering mountains. This is the the Ama Dablam Base Camp.
After a few days of continuous trek, you need to acclimatize some more before taking on the challenge of the summit. Today, save up on energy but don’t forget to take tiny hikes around – as today you will be mentally and physically preparing for a climb up a majestic peak in the coming weeks.
During these days you will be preparing the equipment and getting ready for the ascent. Hours quickly stretch into days as you group together and crunch up the workload. Some will fix ropes and others will carry the equipment to higher lands. The climb from Base Camp to Camp I is relatively easier. However, as you more towards Camp II the trail gets more rocky and more slippery and this is where your prior experience and shrewdness come into play. Further, reaching Camp III is more strenuous, demanding a proper coordination of the team members. Crests, furrows and crevasses become more common as you get higher; but don’t forget to enjoy the views momentarily. Once at the top, you will have an unforgettable view of the highest mountains on Earth.
With porters arrived in the area, make sure you leave no equipment behind. Also do not forget the trash – but the guides and porters will check in re-check before getting ready for the trip back.
It will seem like an easy trek of a few hours that will bring you back to civilization. Tengboche is where you will rest for the night – eating decent food and hot drinks!
After about three weeks, you’ll be back at Namche. Here, you’ll have the luxury to pamper yourself a bit in hot baths and espressos, have a few pints of beer or munch into your favorite pizza! Enjoy the night relaxing at the laps of the mountains
As you come towards the end of the program, you will enjoy the scenic trek back to Lukla. A night in Lukla can become more memorable if you spend it with your fellow guides and crew with whom you submitted one of the greatest mountains in Nepal!
Go to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla in the morning, and catch a flight back to Kathmandu. The scenic flight is around 40 minutes, a whisk that will bring you back to bustling Kathmandu.
After breakfast, or on the scheduled time of check-in, we will take you to the airport for your flight ahead.