Ama Dablam (6812 m) is one of the most iconic and beautiful mountains due to its appearance. The mountain possesses long ridges on each side and a hanging glacier at the center, making it resemble a traditional ornament worn by Sherpa women. The ridges are also referred to as the arms of a mother protecting her child and the glacier as an ornament, hence giving the name Ama Dablam, where ‘Ama'; means mother and ‘Dablam’ means the special pendant with the picture of Gods.
First ascended in 1961 by Mike Gill & Wally Romanes (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA) & Mike Ward (UK) from the southwest ridge, Ama Dablam has since then become one of the most preferred mountains for climbers. The trekking route follows the Dudh Koshi river to Namche leading towards Tengboche and turning toward the Ama Dablam Base Camp.
The climb follows the regular Southwest Ridge route with three more camps above the base camp. The route from Base Camp to Camp 1 is easy and less demanding but the technicality and difficulty slowly start rising from Camp 1 to Camp 2 till Camp 3, as climbers need to traverse narrow edges on the ridges with Ice, Rocks, and Snow. The final summit awaits after a steep climb on snow and ice slopes. Despite its difficulty, the route is mesmerizingly picturesque and offers panoramic vistas of the Everest Massif along with Makalu, Cho Oyu, and other peaks in the periphery.
Mt. Ama Dablam is classified as a technical and quite difficult mountain for its steepness and long narrow ridges. Proper acclimatization and experience are required to go on an expedition to this masterpiece. This expedition is an assessment of your strength, endurance, and passion in the Himalayas. Our team of experienced Sherpas will set up properly fixed ropes and lead you to the summit to fulfill your dream of summiting the extraordinary Ama Dablam.
Ama Dablam is ideal for those who have sound mountaineering skills and have the experience of high altitude and an inspired spirit for adventure. It is the perfect alpine route for passionate mountaineers as it exposes you to steep rocky and snowy ridges testing your endurance and skills.
The best seasons for Ama Dablam Expedition are Autumn and Spring when the weather is moderate, and the views are spectacular. We can organize trips any time of the year as per your requirement and availability.
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