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Mt. Ama Dablam, 22,479ft/6,812m, is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world.  Located in Nepal almost due south of Everest and Lhotse in the Khumbu region, Ama Dablam is considered an ornament of the Himalayas.  This expedition is a technical climb and requires climbing steep ice, rock and snow.  An Ama Dablam Expedition is considered one of the more technically demanding summits in Nepal.  Climbers need good skills on rock and ice and should be technically competent.  Along most parts of the route there will be fixed rope, however, climbers should have skills climbing steep rock and hard ice and snow.

This expedition begins in Lukla (2,830m/9,339ft) and the initial days of the trek pass through the legendary Sherpa homeland of Nepal and up the spectacular high valley of the Khumbu Region.  Most of the route during the actual climb is fixed with no icefall or glacier to negotiate.  The climb is mostly along the crest of a ridge.  Normally there are three camps set above the base camp of Ama Dablam (4,570m/15,081ft), however, only two camps are used for overnight.  The most common route is along the southwest Ridge of Ama Dablam.  The ascent from Ama Dablam base camp to camp I is considered one of the more difficult days during the expedition. Technical climbing experience is required.


Day 1  Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal, transfer to  hotel

Day 2  Today we explore some of Kathmandu’s famous sites

Day 3  Gear check and preparation for flight to Lukla

Day 4  Fly to Lukla (9,000 feet) trek to Phakding

Day 5  Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 6  Rest day in Namche

Day 7  Trek to Thyangbuche

Day 8  Trek to Dingbouche

Day 9  Rest day, morning hike to summit of Chukkung Ri (18,238 ft)

Day 10  Today we trek to Ama Dablam base camp

Day 11  Rest day at base camp

Day 12  Acclimatization hike to interim camp (17,000 feet)

Day 13  Perform puja ceremony

Day 14  Climb to Camp 1 (18,500 feet)

Day 15  Rest day at base camp

Day 16  Return to Camp 1 (18,500 feet)

Day 17  Climb to Camp 2 (19,500 feet), return to Camp 1 to sleep

Day 18  Descend to base camp to rest, eat, and prepare for summit bid

Day 19  Rest day

Day 20  Climb to Camp 1

Day 21  Rest day if needed at Camp 1

Day 22  Climb to Camp 3

Day 23  Summit Day!

Day 24  Descend to base camp to celebrate

Day 25  Extra day to be used as needed during the climb

Day 26  Leave Base Camp, and trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 27  Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Day 28  Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 29  Shopping and packing in Kathmandu

Day 30  Fly home


PLEASE NOTE:  The above itinerary is a sample itinerary.  Changes may be made to the itinerary in an effort to benefit the team members and promote success on the mountain.


GROUP SIZE: 1-2  $15,500

GROUP SIZE: 2-4  $12,500

GROUP SIZE: 4-8  $10,500

GROUP SIZE: 8 or more - please contact us 



  • All necessary transportation in Kathmandu for climbers and equipment

  • 5-star Hotel in Kathmandu for 5 nights, including breakfast

  • Round trip Flight Kathmandu – Lukla for climbers and staff

  • Everest National Park entrance fees

  • Ama Dablam Group Climbing Permit for climbers

  • Liaison officer's fee

  • All necessary porters for carrying food, kitchen, dining and climbing      equipment from Lukla to Base Camp and back

  • Teahouse lodging on the way

  • Acclimatization climb of Lobuche Peak (6,119m/20,192ft)

  • All kitchen and dining equipment, tents and foam mattresses, toilet tent and shower tent at base camp

  •  Professional cook and kitchen staff at Base Camp, their equipment fees and salary

  • 1 climbing Sherpa guide per climber; salary and equipment fees for Sherpa guides

  • All necessary group climbing equipment such as rope, snow pickets, etc.

  • High-quality tents, high altitude food, Primus gas and cookstoves for high camps

  • Insurance (including rescue) for all Nepali staff

  • Oxygen for emergency use



  •  All personal trekking and climbing equipment

  •  All necessary equipment and food above base camp

  •  Personal rescue and medical insurance for climbers

  •  Tips and bonus for staff


Please contact us for the Travel Application for this trip.

Imperial Expedition 

218 S. Main Street,
​Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Office: (734) 997-7229

Direct: (303) 834-5512