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Island Peak & Ama Dablam Expedition
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Island Peak and Ama Dablam Expeditions

Autumn

Fixed Departure: October 17, 2019

 

Khumbu Himal

Height: Island Peak 6160m. (20,305 ft) and Ama Dablam 6812m. (22,349 ft)
Latitude: 27°55′21″N - 27º 51’ 42”. N  
Longitude: 86°56′10″E - 86º 51’ 50”. E
Trip Duration: 35 Days
Normal Ascent Route: Normal route.
Grade: Mountaineering
Caravan Route: Ktm.-Lukla Namche-Tengboche-Island peak-Ama Dablam BC

    Island Peak ClimbingIsland Peak and Ama Dablam mountains is beautiful and its a ideal mountain for climb as a combining Expedition in Nepal. It is named ‘Island Peak’ in 1952 due to its striking resemblance to a Island on a sea of ice, this mountain was renamed ‘Imje Tse’ in the early 80s.  Its original name is more often used, however.  First climbed by a team preparing for an Everest ascent in 1953, Island Peak has an impressive, highly glaciated West Face which rises from the Lhotse Glacier.  In fact, the mountain extends from the South Ridge of Lhotse Shar and is separated only by a small col.  Above this gap is the ridge leading to the summit.  From base camp, we will ascend gradually a steep grassy slope and rocky steps to high camp. It is necessary to climb a steep, exposed 300' snow and ice ramp to the summit ridge; fixed ropes will be used at this point in an otherwise non-technical snow climb. We will negotiate a final tricky snow pitch before reaching the summit. From here stunning views of the surrounding mountains can be seen from the peak, including Mt. Nuptse, Lhotse, Cho Polu, Makalu, Ama Dablam and Baruntse at the south east.

     

    Mt. Ama Dablam Base Camp PujaBeside this another adventure is Ama Dablam expedition has been considered the prettiest mountain in the world. High on her Southwest face hangs a glacier resembling a 'Dablam' - the sacred ornament box worn by ladies in the Sherpa community. It was this spectacular feature that got her the name "Ama Dablam". She lies alongside Everest in the heart of the Khumbu valley offering a superb diversions close up view of Mt Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu and Mt. Everest. Ama Dablam expedition requires steep ice, rock and snow climbing. Normally, three camps are set in Ama Dablam climbing above the base camp (4,570m), however, only two camps are used to spend the nights. The normal route for climbing is South-West Ridge. The ascent from Base Camp to camp 1st is considered one the difficult days of the expedition.

    Experience Required:
    All climbers need to have good skills on rock and ice climbing and technically competent. On most parts of the routes there will be fixed rope, however, the climbers should posses skills of climbing through steep rock and hard compact ice. We follow the standard South West ridge route (normal route) to the top, as it is consider the safe route, free from the objective danger such as avalanche and so on. The route we follow begins at Lukla (2850m) and the initial days of the trek pass through the legendary Sherpa country up the spectacular high valley of the Khumbu region. Most of the route on the actual climbing is fixed with no icefall or glacier to negotiate, and most of it is concentrated on the crest of a ridge.


    1. If you have your own private group or team, please e-mail us to know the price and details of expedition.
    2. If you are alone and looking for a group to join then visit our fix-departure expedition information.

     

    Expedition Itinerary:

    • Hotel/Lodges/Camping
    • 30 Days Trek/Climbing
    • Food: Included except main meals in Kathmandu
    • Accommodation: 5 Nights Kathmandu, 29 Nights Lodges/Camping
    • Recommended Season: Spring, Autumn and Winter


    14 Oct. Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
    15 Oct. Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu.
    16 Oct. Day 03: Official work for expedition and briefing at Ministry of Tourism.
    17 Oct. Day 04: Fly to Lukla 2860m. & trek to Phakding 2622m./Monjo.
    18 Oct. Day 05: Phakding/Monjo – Namche Bazaar 3440m.
    19 Oct. Day 06: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization.
    20 Oct. Day 07: Namche –Tengboche 3867m.
    21 Oct. Day 08: Tengboche – Dingboche 4343m.
    22 Oct. Day 09: Dingboche – Island Peak Base camp 5087m.
    23 Oct. Day 10: Island Peak high Camp 5087m.
    24 Oct. Day 11: Island peak 6160m. Summit & back to Chhukung.
    25 Oct. Day 12: Chhukung trek to Ama Dablam Base 4600m.
    26 Oct -10 Nov: Day 13-28: Climbing period for Ama Dablam 6812m.
    11 Nov. Day 29: Reserve day.
    12 Nov. Day 30: Trek back to Tengboche.
    13 Nov. Day 31: Tengboche – Manjo.
    14 Nov Day 32: Manjo – Lukla then transfer to teahouse Lodge.
    15 Nov. Day 33: Lukla – Kathmandu by flight then transfers to Hotel.
    16 Nov. Day 34: Free day in Kathmandu.
    17 Nov. Day 35: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

    Expedition Cost:

    Service up to Base Camp on group joining basis:

    USD 3,400 Per Person.

    Per Hight altitude Climbing Sherpa = USD 1900 (If required)

     

    • We will provide you the expedition cost as per your size of group or, as per your requirement for the expedition service. We request you to e-mail us or, use "Book Expedition" form for send us your message.
    • Above given cost does not include the climbing Sherpa’s food & fuel, tents, climbing gears and summit bonus above advance base camp.
    • Hiring a high altitude Sherpa does cost USD 1900. This cost includes equipment allowances, daily wages, food and fuel up to base camp, insurance, flight to and from Kathmandu, sleeping tents at BC etc…

     

    Service Includes up to Base Camp

    • All land transportation by Car, Van or, Toyota Hiace  (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up & drop).
    • 5 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before & after expedition).
    • Schedule flight KTM/Lukla/KTM for member, Liaison officer & Expedition staffs.
    • Transport of food supply and expedition equipments to Base Camp & back.
    • Full board in lodges during trekking to base camp and back.
    • Base Camp single sleeping tent & Mattress for each member, BC staffs & Liaison officer.
    • All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table, chairs & cooking utensils for BC.
    • Food and fuel at Base Camp.
    • Service of Government Liaison officer.
    • Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp.
    • Equipments allowance, daily wages of cook, kitchen boys & Liaison officer.
    • Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison officer and porters.
    • Peak Permit fee of Island Peak & Mt. Ama Dablam.
    • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee.
    • 2 Expedition duffel bag or, barrel for each member.
    • Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels allowed for expedition till Base Camp.
    • Per Person 30 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
    • Generator or Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging.
    • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
    • Emergency medical Oxygen at Base Camp.
    • Visa extension fee.
    • Garbage deposit of both peaks.
    • Garbage deposit fees.
    • Official taxes and agency service charge.

     

    Service does not include

    • International airfare from/to your country.
    • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport at upon arrival).
    • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
    • Hotel after 6 night stay in Kathmandu.
    • Personal climbing gear and equipment above Base Camp.
    • High Tents above Base Camp.
    • High altitude food and fuel above Base Camp.
    • Oxygen bottles with mask and regulator-Poisk Oxygen System (available on requst).
    • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
    • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie-Talkies, Communication equipment & commercial filming.
    • International airport departure tax at Kathmandu Airport.
    • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
    • Tips and summit bonus.

     

    Expedition Cost: Service up to summit: USD 6,666 Per Person.

     

    Expedition service up to Summit:

    • All land transportation by Car, Van or Toyota Hiace (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up & drop).
    • 5 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before & after expedition).
    • Schedule flight KTM/Lukla/KTM for member, Liaison officer & Expedition staffs.
    • Transport of food supply & expedition equipments to Base Camp & back.
    • Full board in lodges during trekking to base camp & back.
    • All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table, chairs & cooking utensils for BC.
    • Base Camp single sleeping tent & Mattress for each member, BC staffs and Liaison officer.
    • Food and fuel at Base Camp.
    • Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp.
    • Service of Government Liaison officer.
    • Equipments allowance, wages of cook, kitchen boys & Liaison officer.
    • Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison officer and porters.
    • Peak Permit fee of Island Peak & Mt. Ama Dablam.
    • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee.
    • One High altitude Sherpa per climber to carry all food and gear to higher camps. Also assist the member during climb and summit attempt.
    • Common climbing equipment such as ropes, ice screws, ice bar, pitons, etc.
    • High altitude food.
    • High altitude fuel.
    • High altitude tents.
    • 2 Expedition duffel bag or, barrel for each member.
    • Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels allowed for expedition till Base Camp.
    • Per Person 30 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
    • Generator or, Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging.
    • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
    • Emergency medical Oxygen at Base Camp.
    • Visa extension fee.
    • Garbage deposit fees.
    • Official taxes and agency service charge.

     

    Service does not include

    • International airfare from/to your country.
    • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
    • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
    • Hotel after 6 night stay in Kathmandu.
    • Personal climbing gear and equipment above Base Camp.
    • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
    • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie-Talkies, Communication equipment and commercial filming.
    • Oxygen bottles with mask and regulator-Poisk Oxygen System (available on requst).
    • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
    • Tips and summit bonus.

    Summit Bonus: Island Peak  USD 500 + Camp 6000m.= USD 500 & over 6000m. to summit = USD 500 = 1500 USD extra payable for per climbing Sherpa on the spot.

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