Trek With Shiva offers two special Ama Dablam expeditions combined with the Island Peak climb. Combining Ama Dablam expedition with Island Peak climb extends the program by 7 days but this is a very nice way to acclimatize for the climb and to pay homage to the King of the Himalayas to experience the classic Everest massive view from the summit of Island Peak, which in itself is a nice visual and albeit easy but pleasant climbing experience. Island Peak has an impressive, highly glaciated West Face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier. Previous experience and acclimatization is most important fact for climber in his /her upcoming trip. When you climb island peak first, even if you are first time climbers above 6000m or due to lack of time unable to climb you wish to climb, Island peak remind your knowledge and become more experience.
Vertical walls and sharp exposed ridges with the beauty in the class of Matterhorn characterize pyramid shaped Mount Amadablam (6812m.) is one of the most stunning peaks in the Himalaya and one of the most impressive mountains in the world, located to the south of Everest and Lhotse. Ama Dablam, The Matterhorn of Himalayas, leaves a lasting impression on many, as it is perhaps the most stunning mountain along the popular trekking route to Everest Base Camp. However, the expedition demands good skills of rock climbing, ice climbing, sufficient experience of high altitude and technical competency. Ama Dablam is considered to be the technical & challenging peak for all the mountaineers. This South – West ridge is the normal and most popular route in order to ascend the Mt. Ama Dablam. The first ascent (via the SW ridge) of Ama Dablam was not made until the mid 60’s by a strong NZ/USA team. The north ridge fell to a talented French team as late as 1979. In recent years, many parties have successfully climbed the mountain, with nearly all ascents via the original SW ridge route. Those reason Ama Dablam is the third most popular Himalayan peak for permitted expeditions.
Itinerary Details of Ama Dablam Expedition with Island Peak Climbing
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Hotel transfer
Day 02: Preparation, Briefings, Last minute shopping and formalities
Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla(2840m) and trek 4hrs to Phakding (2800m); lodge accomodation
Day 04: Trek 6hrs from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m); lodge accommodation
Day 05: Rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar; it is an active rest day so we take 2hrs walk to the famous Everest view Hotel (3800m) to catch an amazing glimpse of Everest; back at Namche we visit Hilary and Sherpa museum and explore that amazing and exotic town.
Day 06: Trek 5hrs from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3860m); we visit famous Buddhist monastery; lodge accommodation
Day 07: Trek 4hrs from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4350m); lodge accommodation
Day 08: Acclimatization rest at Dingboche; return 2hrs trek to Chhukung (4730m) for the view of Ama Dablam and Island peak; lodge accommodation
Day 09: Trek 3hrs from Dingboche to Chhukung (4730m); lodge accommodation
Day 10: Trek 4hrs from Chhukung to sland Peak Base Camp (5087m); camping
Day 11-12: Climb to Island Peak (6189m.); camping
Day 13: Trek 3hrs from Island Peak Base Camp to Dingboche
Day 14: Trek 3hrs from Dingboche to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4400m)
Day 14-31: Climbing period to summit Ama Dablam (6,812m)
Day 32: Trek 6hrs from Ama Dablam Base Camp to Tengboche (3860m); lodge accommodation
Day 33: Trek 7hrs rom Tengboche to Monje (2800m)
Day 34: Trek 5hrs from Monje to Lukla (2840m)
Day 35: We take morning 35min flight from Lukla to Kathmandu; transfer to hotel; brief sightseeing in Kathandu; last shopping opportunity; farewell and celebration dinner in the evening
Day 36: Transfer to the airport for final departure or alternatively join other activities