Overview

Oct 29 – Nov 20

First Expedition from Bengal

AMA DABLAM – Mother’s Necklace


Ama Dablam, popularly known as the “Matterhorn of the Himalaya” is one of the most gorgeous mountains in the world located in the Himalayan range of Eastern Nepal. Ama Dablam characterizes itself with its unique pyramid shape. The long ridges on each side like the arms of a mother (Ama) protecting her child and the hanging glacier seen on the southwest face of Ama Dablam bear a resemblance to the traditional double-pendant used by Sherpa Women, which is known as Dablam, therefore giving it a name as “Ama Dablam” This peak is 6,812 meters in elevation from the sea level. This mountain is not impressive for its height but for its aesthetics it holds. Mt. Ama Dablam is located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, south of Mt. Everest. One should see some splendid views during the ascent to the pinnacle.

The usual ascent to Ama Dablam is done from the South-western ridge. This was the same route followed by the climbers who reached to the top for the first time to the top in 1961. We will set up three camps just below and the right of the hanging glacier, “Dablam”. The challenge starts from camp 1 to camp 2 as it gets more technical in the narrow edges of ridges made from granite. This challenge increases even more from camp 2 to camp 3. The true mettle of a climber is tested in this mountain and is considered as tougher than Mt Everest. Only a handful few Indians have climbed Mt Ama Dablam

Team:

Debasish Biswas

Satyarup Siddhanta

Malay Mukherjee

Rudra Prasad Halder

Kiran Patra 

Agency: 7 Summits Treks Nepal

 

 

21 Days 29 Oct
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,400m)

Day 2: Rest in Kathmandu, Expedition briefing and Preparing

Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,800m)

Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

Day 5: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (rest day)

Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Ama Dablam Basecamp (4,450m)

Day 7: Basecamp Preparation; Rest Day

Day 8 to Day 18: Climbing Period [Base Camp – Ama Dablam Summit (6,812m) – Base Camp]

Day 19: Trek from Base Camp to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Day 20: Helicopter to Lukla. Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu & transfer to the Hotel

Day 21: Leisure day in Kathmandu City Transfer to International Airport for final departure