Ama Dablam with Island Peak

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From CHF 8875.-


The climb of both Ama Dablam and Island Peak is a serious yet very rewarding climb. It provides technical climbing with some exciting challenges which require:

  • extensive knowledge on the use of ropes and technical equipment
  • excellent physical and mental condition (able to walk 6-8 hours per day)
  • previous climbing experience is required

Our Expedition will begin in Lukla, after a short flight from Kathmandu.

This itinerary allows for us to have proper preparation and acclimatisation, for a safe and successful summit climb. Before climbing Ama Dablam you will visit Gokyo Ri (5320m) via Chola Pass (5420m) Everest Base Camp (5364m) Kalapathar (5550m) and Island Peak Summit (6189m).

Our ascent to Ama Dablam will be made via the SW ridge route, the climbing on this route requires a technical climb and involves pure rock climbing on granite/exposed ridges and mixed snow rock climbing.

This is our special program for Ama Dablam preparation, and it makes for the ultimate trekking adventure trip and climb, having the opportunity to incorporate so many other magnificent views/cultural experiences and no doubt, bucket list places on your list!

The views you will encounter will be breathtaking… literally! And a huge memorable life experience and sense of achievement.

Island Peak (in Nepali “Ima Tse Peak”) is a summit of the Everest massif.

It is located near the Lhotse Shar. Island Peak was first mounted in 1953 by a British team of climbers; it was a preparatory tour for an expedition to the summit of the Mount Everest. Even today, it still serves as a preliminary stage to the Everest ascent.

With breathtaking views from the summit, this effort is more than rewarded: You have a clear view of the Nuptse (7,879 m), the Lhotse (8,501 m), the Lhotse Milddle Peak (8,410 m) and the Lhotse Shar (8,383 m) in the North, the Makalu (8,475 m) and the Baruntse (7,129 m) in the East and the Peak of Amadablam (6,812 m) in the South (famous for expeditions).

For its soaring ridges Ama Dablam meaning “mothers necklace” in the local sherpa language distinguishes itself with its unique pyramid shape, and is sometimes referred as the “Matterhorn of the Himalayas.”

Ama Dablam is an exquisite mountain that is also located almost due south of Mt Everest and Mt Lhotse in the Khumbu region. It is one of the most stunning mountains in the world!

The mountain rises high above the Dudh Koshi river valley and captures every trekkers attention when trekking along the main trail towards Everest Base Camp. The mountain is featured on the one-rupee Nepalese banknote.

Ama Dablam was first climbed on 13 March 1961 by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (US), Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest Ridge.


DayProgramDuration *Max. Altitude
1-2Arrival Kathmandu, sightseeing, preparation, welcome dinner. 3-star
3Kathmandu – Lukla (35 min flight) – Phakding (2600m)3h2600m
4Phakding – Namche Bazar (3500m)3h3500m
5Acclimatisation Day Namche Bazar
6Namche Bazar – Dole (4040m)5-6h4040m
7Dole – Machermo (4450m)3h4450m
8Acclimatisation Day Machermo
9Machermo – Gokyo (4750m)4h4750m
10Gokyo – Gokyo Ri (5357m) – Dragnak (4600m)4.5h5357m
11Dragnak – Cho-La Pass (5420m) – Dzonglha (4700m)8h5420m
12Dzonglha – Gorak Shep (5140m)3h5140m
13Gorak Shep – Kalapatlar (5545m) – Dingboche (4400m)7-8h5545m
14Dingboche – Chukhung (4700m)2h4700m
15Chukhung – Island Peak Base Camp (5100m)
Preparation for summit climbing / relax / tent camping
16Island Peak Summit (6189m) – Dingboche (4400m) 12 hours12h6189m
18Ama Dablam Base Camp 4580m???4580m
19Rest day at Ama Dablam Base Camp
20 – 24Climbing Period Of Ama Dablam6812m
25Dingboche – Tengboche – Namche Bazar (3500m)6-7h4400m
26Namche Bazar – Phakding (2600m)3h3500m
27Phakding – Lukla (2850m)3h2600m
28Lukla – Kathmandu (35 min flight)2850m
29 + 30Kathmandu, sightseeing, relaxing, souvenir shopping, farewell dinner + departure. 3-star hotel
* All trekking times are approximate.


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  • 24. October – 24. November 2024

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