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Ama-Dablam Expedition (6,812M/22,334ft)

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Climb Ama Dablam Expedition

 Ama Dablam was first climbed on 13 March 1961 by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (UK), and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest Ridge. They were well-acclimatized to altitude, having wintered over at 5800 meters near the base of the peak as part of the Silver Hut Scientific Expedition of 1960-61, led by Sir Edmund Hillary. Everest considers it more comfortable than Climb Ama Dablam Expedition to guide under Satori Adventures' professional guidance. 

Ama Dablam is the third most mainstream Himalayan top for allowed endeavors. The most famous course by a wide margin is the first ascent route along the Southwest Ridge. The climbing is typical with three camps along with ridge, the base three just below the hanging glacier's right, the Dablam, so that any ice that calves off the glacier goes away from the camp. A climbing license and a contact official are required while endeavoring to Climb Ama Dablam Expedition. You need to have a strong base of rock and ice climbing experience to climb this mountain. Most of Ama Dablam's route fixed, so climbers will need to be competent at ascending and descending fixed ropes and passing anchors. One pitch on the way is just about dead vertical, so practice climbing a vertical fixed rope before the campaign. 

Similarly, as with Mt. Everest, the best climbing months are April-May in the spring and September-October-November in the fall season. It is well known to consolidate the Ama Dablam endeavor with a journey to Everest Base Camp or a rising of Island Peak. One of these two alternatives fills in as a delightful way to acclimatize for the climb. Trekking to Everest Base camp is a lovely way to pay homage to Everest, the King of the Himalayas, and experience the classic Everest view from Kallapather. Combining the Ama Dablam endeavor with an Island Peak climb offers a unique perspective on Everest from the highest point, which in itself advantageous self-denyingly and though a comfortable climbing experience. 

The standard climbing course is utilizing the Southwest edge with average plans of 3 high camps: Camp one (5600m), Camp two (5900m), and Camp three (6200m) with a Base Camp at 4500m. Camp three lies on the ridge's shoulder just underneath and to one side of the last steep snow move to the culmination. A few years a center 2.7 comes up, concealed on a restricted corner on the southwest edge between camps 2 and 3. Most climbers highest point from base two and do not establish a center three.

Ama Dablam South-west course Camps: 

Headquarters (4600m/15092ft): 

Ama Dablam headquarters is one of the most significant grass headquarters situated in Nepal. It is uncommon to see such an accommodating landscape at the tallness of 4600m. Climbers will play volleyball and soccer at offices to keep warm and appreciate the excellent site. Base camp will set up here for right around 45 days in both the spring and autumn seasons. In the center, you will have great views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Taboche, and Kongde. Ama Dablam's camp is by and large radiant because of its area; the sun is out right on time and stays late into the day. There are around 7-10 climbing groups each spring and fall season. It gives these high offices to climbers on the proper occasions, and we mastermind climbing licenses in light of your period. Our aides and staff are consistently preparing to build up various takeoff dates, as mentioned by climbers. 

Camp One (5700m/18,800ft) 5hrs: 

The move from Ama Dablam base to camp one is simply a traveling trail with just a short part of easygoing stone scrambling that is 100m long. Its closes by center one at a slope of 60º. Along the way, you will run over huge rocks and climb a simple fourth class piece with no fixed rope set up. You will immediately discover that there are very few spots to put a tent on Ama Dablam Southwest edge. So there is some coordination and sharing required among climbers. Roughly there is only space for 6-7, two-person tents and 6-7 single tents. 

Camp Two (5950m/19,521ft) 3hrs: 

Transfer from camp 1 to camp 2 is the most specialized segment on the course. You start the day by scrambling and moving along a simple fourth class level stone edge around a few apexes and gendarmes, acquiring just 300 meters/1000 vertical feet. The openness is enormous, with massive drop-offs on both sides of the bank. The climbing is delightful with an excellent quality rock. Toward the level edge's finish, you will climb the Yellow Tower for 6 meters, considered French fourth class, British Severe, North American YDS 5.5. Over the Yellow Tower, you will show up at Camp 2 on little edges. You will feel like a genuine large mountain high camp, with high openness on all sides. Be cautious when you go to the restroom. 

Camp Three (6200/20,341ft)- 2hrs:

Climb from camp two to camp three shifts over to mixed of ice and snow terrain. This section also has fixed ropes along with the whole distance. You will have great perspectives on Ama Dablam headquarters. The Kusum Kanguru and Kantega. It is presently an ideal opportunity to cross the scandalous Mushroom Ridge at 6150 meters/20,300 feet. They are gazing toward center 3 (6300 meters/20,800 feet), with the Dablam above. Some solid climbers push for the highest point from camp two. Be that as it may, Satori Adventures will consistently fix base three before the meeting. Advise that this segment of the mountain is in great danger for torrential slides. So diminishing the time spent at this camp or bypassing it is essential. For customers, not inclination sufficiently able to push from base 2, we usually spend 6 hours here before starting the culmination push. The course from the yellow pinnacle to camp three is practically 55º of slop almost the entire way. 

Culmination (6812M/22349ft) 10 hrs: 

To highest point from camp three and return down to camp two takes most climbers around 10 hours. The highest point day on Ama Dablam is an uncommon one. Two simple pitches of emotional yet intense snow-ice (40º+) climbed to the Dablam side. When you are close to the Dablam, you arrive at a fluted day off/field (30-50º) that drives you to one of the world's best culminations. You will reimburse with the best seat in the house to see the Khumbu, the focal point of high elevation climbing. You are staggering all encompassing perspectives on the Lhotse, Nuptse, Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Shishapangma, and Makalu.

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Facts of the Trip

Highest access: 6,812m (22,334ft)

First Ascent: 13 March 1961 by Mike Gill & Wally Romanes(NZ), Barry Bishop(USA) & Mike Ward(UK)

Duration: 30 days (typically) Days

Group Size: 01-10 persons per Group.

Co-ordinates: 27°51'42'' N, 86°51'40'' E

Location: Nepal/Everest Region

Country: Nepal

Airport: Kathmandu

Departure From: Kathmandu (KTM)

Grade: mixed Alpine AD

Accommodation: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B, L,D in during trekking and climbing

Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B, L,D in during trekking and climbing

Transportation: Car, Jeep, Flight

Best season: spring: April-May and autumn: September-October

Major Activity: trekking/climbing

Include Activity: Scenic flight to Lukla

Culture: Sherpa and Tamang

Mode of Travel: Tea House/Camping

Climbing route: Southwest and northeast

Himalayan sights: Everest, Lhotse, Pumori, Kongde

Fixed Departure
Spring 2022 Autumn 2022
  • Itinerary Details
  • Price
  • Full board Service
  • BC Service
  • Climbing Info
  • FAQs
  • Fixed Departure

14 Oct/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel Yak and Yeti or similar hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (1350M/4430ft)

15 Oct/Day 02: Preparation, Briefings at Departments of tourism, Last minute shopping

16 Oct/Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla; Trek to Phakding (2650m/8694ft, 04 hrs); lodge accommodation

17Oct/Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar through colorful Khumbu villages (3440m/11286ft, 06hrs); Lodge accommodation

18 Oct/Day 05: Rest day for acclimatization; you will be hike to famous Everest View Hotel (3800m/12487ft, 3hrs) to catch a glimpse of Everest; explore Hilary and Sherpa museum at Namche in the evening with slide show program.

19 Oct/Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3850m/12631ft, 05-06 hrs); visit significant Buddhist monastery; lodge accommodation

20 Oct/Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Ama Dablam Base camp (4600m/15091ft, 5hrs)

21-9 Nov/Day 8-27: Climbing period Summit Amadablam (6,812m/22,334ft)

10 Nov/Day 28: Preparation for return, trek to Tengboche (3860m/12631ft, 04 hours) lodge accommodation

11 Nov/Day 29: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft, 04hrs) lodge accommodation.

12 Nov/Day 30: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2840m/9317ft,7hrs) lodge accommodation

13 Nov/Day 31: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350M/4430ft); 35minutes, transfer to hotel

14 Nov/Day 32: Leisure day & shopping in Kathmandu; Fair well-Celebration dinner with culture program in the Evening.

15 Nov/Day 33: Transfer to the airport for final departure

Satori Adventures has not able to include the cost of each package in the company website. Many of our clients have the same query: why Satori Adventures has not included the price in the package. To provide you service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us breakdown the cost. That’s why, we have decided to clarify our customers that due to following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:

  • The cost of the trip always depends on the size of the group, category of the hotel accommodation and the facilities that you aspire in the mountain.
  • We operate the peak climbing in full arrangement package and basic arrangement service (full board or base camp service) which directly affects the expedition cost.
  • The itinerary may be changed after reaching an understanding between the agency and the client. Other activities could be added or reduced as per the client's request before processing the trip. Price for reduced activities could be deducted and additional activities could be added in mutual understanding.
  • The number of climbing Sherpa guides, high altitude porters, kitchen crew, mode of transport you prefer and many other factors can affect the cost of the trip.
  • Number of persons in group including; number of climbers, non-climber, base camp supporters, medical doctors, Alpine climbing guide also affect the cost.
  • Either you want to operate this expedition as international group joining basics of Satori Adventures or individual (private arrangement) expedition.
  • Request numbers of oxygen, mask regulators and the brands the clients require
  • Climbing season: normally most of the climbers climb Himalayas in the spring and the autumn season. The climbing permit royalty cost for mountain will be 50% less in the autumn than spring season.
  • Type of high camp food that clients require. Any specialized food that has to be ordered from foreign country will be costlier compared to the one available here.
  • Either any of the climbers intend to attempt any world records? If so, do they require special services or equipment?

Due to the above position the price range for the same trip can vary widely. So, we would like to discuss with our client before offering the cost. Please feel free to contact Satori Adventures for any information about in your selected package.

Full Board:

Satori Adventures offers Full Board Service for our entire range of flagship Mountaineering Expeditions to all 8000m peaks. Our Full Board service means that we will provide a Trekking service, an in-Base camp service and High camp service executed by your Sherpa Climbing Guide. All our Full Board clients will have a personal Sherpa Climbing guide exclusively dedicated to the client for the duration of the climb.

Our climbing Sherpa guide team will establish and secure climbing route in collaboration with other climbing teams participating on the route; Establish all high camps with camping equipment, provisions and oxygen and prepare high altitude food for his client; Assist his client on the route and ensure client safety and well being on the route through guiding and negotiating the route access priorities at pace and schedule determined by clients’ physical condition and preferred pace; Ensure total commitment to the client in case of emergency with clients’ safety and well being as overriding priority.

High camp service for Full Board Service clients will consist of provision of all equipment necessary to fix the route, all camping equipment, fuel and food for high camps as well as oxygen provision, including mask and regulator and latest model of Poisk oxygen, Summit system of Mask regulators in quantities specified in your climbing itinerary as per height of Mountain.

Full Board Service Cost Includes:

  • To ensure your safety and avoid the natural panic of people entering a new destination for the first time, Satori Adventures provides pick-up and drop services from international and domestic airports on your arrivals and departures.
  • Representatives of Satori Adventures will be waiting for you on arrival at both domestic and international airports with a Satori banner with your placard so that you can easily find our person. Satori's identity card will accompany the person for your confirmation.
  • According to the above Amadablam Expedition climbing schedule, Satori Adventures will arrange four nights demanded category (from tourist star to five-star) of hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • Satori Adventures will provide experienced, and government authorized (licensed holder) high altitude trekking/ climbing Sherpa guide (Expedition leader) during the trekking and climbing. 
  • Surface transportation will only be included during the trekking and major city for members as per the scheduled itinerary. 
  • According to the schedule program, Satori Adventures arranged regular flight tickets from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and Tumlingtar to Kathmandu for climbing members and climbing Sherpa guides.
  •  Satori Adventures will provide you with a lovely tea house accommodation (except chain hotels) to stay in and eat during the trekking trails.
  • Lunch in the trekking is usually made on the way, while dinner and breakfast are made at the tea house where you stay overnight. Satori Adventures provides a clean and fresh breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/ coffee at the tea house's menu throughout the trek and camping accommodation at the advance base camp and Camp-02 during the ascent of Amadablam Expedition.
  • Satori Adventures will arrange all food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the Amadablam expedition for both members and expedition crews.
  • Satori Adventures provide EPI Cooking gas, and the stove will be provided in camps one, three, and south col for cooking food, tea, coffee, boiling water, and heating nutrition high altitude package food.
  • Satori Adventures will provide all the essentials for trekking, Amadablam climbing, rowing, and camping at the advanced base camp.
  • Climbing Mt. Amadablam duration takes more than other 8000m and brings an extended stay at the Advance base camp. Items like kitchen tents, stores tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils are high quality and branded, where we will try to provide more convenience.
  • During the ascent of Mount Amadablam, Satori Adventures will provide a chef cook, cook assistant, helper, and base camp manager at the advanced base camp to take care of your food, drinks, and other necessary services your good and comfort.
  • Satori Adventures allow up to 60kg of personal climbing equipment per person during the flight onboard and during trekking in Amadablam expedition carried by porter/ yak/ mules.
  • The offer cost includes Mount Amadablam regular route climbing royalty and the Nepal Government's climbing permit. (Permit issued by Department of Tourism)
  • As Mount Amadablam is located at Mount Everest National Park's territory, Satori adventures provide you a permit for Mount Everest National Park.
  • The Trekkers' Information Management Systems permit issued by the trekking agency association of Nepal is required to enter the area of Everest National Park, so Satori Adventures provides you a TIMS permit too.
  • The right weather is a crucial factor in a safe and successful ascent. As far as possible, we will provide a regular upcoming day's weather forecast from the Kathmandu office for the Amadablam climb duration.
  • Satori Adventures provides all wages, clinical, equipment, and accidental insurance for all elaborate staff in the journey and climbing.
  • We provide first aid medical kits for the group and the staff, taking care of your climbing and health safety.
  • Trekking and mountaineering are often inaccessible and far from information, communication, and transportation in the Himalayas, so information and communication are significant for safety and a successful trip. That's why Satori Adventures provides satellite phones, walkie-talkies (radio set) with the expedition team leader, and your climbing Sherpa guide. Satellite phones available for members at the cost of US$ 3 per minute call.
  • Satori Adventures provides V25 north face two main model tents with comfortable mattresses at the advanced base camps, and above the advance camp, two members have one tent. (In advance base camp 1:1 tent and above base camp 2:1 tent as per safety.)
  • Satori Adventures offers dynamic/static rope, ice screws, snow bar, and rock piton locked unlocked karabiners to open the route and for safe and successful climbing.
  • Satori Adventures arrange a generator for back- up lighting power and charge electronic tools if solar panels are not enough for light and charge the battery.
  • Satori Adventures arrange transportation, service of food, all needed expedition, content supply to Base Camp from Kathmandu and return to Kathmandu (Cargo to Tumlingtar      and then by porter/ Yaks to base camp and return)
  • Satori Adventures will try to make the base camp as convenient as possible. We will provide you a heater at the base camp for heating the dining room during cold temperatures (mostly required for evening and morning).
  • Health is a prime concern during your climbing expedition. This is why Satori Adventures include emergency oxygen, mask, and regulator provided to guest and expedition staff requirements.
  • Till the date, there's no available alternative to electricity or lighting at the Amadablam base camp, so that Satori Adventures provides solar panels or generators for lighting, battery, and mobile charging at the base camp.
  • Satori Adventures include Icefall charges by Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee, Summit rope cost charged by Expedition Operators Association, and Himalayan Rescue Association medical insurance charged in the package cost.
  • For the climbing proposal of acclimatization and summit target, Satori Adventures included all tents for camps 1, 2, 3, and 4 for members and staff.
  • During your climbing expedition, Satori Adventures offer you clean, nutritious, and fresh food at the advanced base camp and camp two in Amadblam Expedition. We provide you nutrition, high altitude package food, and essential EPI cooking gas and stoves to boiled water, tea, coffee, and warm pocket food above the advanced base camp.
  • Satori Adventures provides all food and fuel for both members and crews at advanced base camps and higher camps during the Amadablam expedition.
  • We offer each climber One Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, and 03 Times Everest Summiteers Climbing / Expedition Guide (Sherpa) per client with the idea of making your ascent safe and successful. There will also be one experience and professional Leader, Sherpa, for each expedition group. 
  • The package cost includes all wages, equipment allowance, and the load carries bonus for involved staff in trekking and climbing expedition.
  • The package cost includes all wages, equipment, medical and accidental insurances for the liaison officer.
  • Satori Adventure always has concerned and top priority about our trekking guides, climbing Sherpa guides, cooks, porters, and involved staff safety during the period of trekking and high mountain climbing. For this reason, we always do medical insurance, helicopter evacuation insurance, and treatment insurance for all involved staff with a reputed insurance company.
  • As Mount Amadablam's ascent is long, the stay at Camp two is more extended due to acclimatization. We also take care of our climbers in Camp two and arrange kitchen dining arrangements to supply freshly cooked food. 
  • For your convenience, we always provide maps of related trekking and trekking peak climbing.
  • During the climbing period of summit target, Satori Adventuresprovide Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided upon request of client with requirement appropriate charge.
  • As adequate quality oxygen, masks and regulators are crucial during Everest climbing. We provide masks and regulators from the latest model of summit or top out brands.
  • Before your departure, as a memory, Satori Adventures would like to handover Satori T-shirt/ Pashmina and Brochure.
  • If you need any assistance with departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation, Visa extension procedure services, Satori Adventures fully support you without any charges.
  • The above offer price includes our official service charges, government charges, and all taxes and vat. Except for the above amount, there are not any hidden costs charged by us.
  • We want to offer you to have dinner with us before you departed from Kathmandu. It will be an opportunity for you to see and learn about Nepali culture and tradition.

Full board service Cost Exclude:

  • Kathmandu is Nepal's capital, and since this place offers high quality and delicious food from different countries and groups, we were hoping you could taste the food you like. For that reason, during your stay in Kathmandu, you will have to arrange lunch and dinner (except farewell dinner) by yourself.
  • Suppose you want to take any packed food, snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, and carbonated soft drinks, any types of alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars during the trek. In that case, you have to buy it yourself as a customer often requires these items during the trekking. There's no guess on how much and will take by the client and its cost.
  • Expenses are incurred towards personal nature trekking, climbing equipment, laundry expenses, tips, landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones, and the internet service is not included in the package. You have to pay for it yourself when you use it.
  • Personal climbing equipment is one of the significant factors for your safe and successful climbing. So you have to arrange all your personal climbing equipment brand and quality on your own.
  • Mountaineering is, in itself, a risky and adventurous activity that always takes place in remote areas. So, safety is the primary factor for us. Therefore, you have to arrange your travel insurance covering the cost of emergency rescue, medical treatment, medical tests, and hospitalization before you arrive for the trip to Nepal.
  • The package cost offered above does not include your international flight ticket and Nepal's tourist visa so that you have to pay for your international flight ticket and tourist visa by yourself.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/ unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations costs are not included in the package cost.
  • Additional costs if needed extra workers, than what we have included in the package.
  • As per the Mountaineering Association and Department of Tourism rules, after the successful summit, the climbing member has to pay a summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides US$ 1500.00 minimum to be paid before departure from Kathmandu.
  • Our involved expedition staff (chef cook, cook, cook assistance, base camp manager) are hoping for tips, gifts, or something at the end of the trip, which is an opportunity to say how happy you are with our staff and thank you for the kind of service you have rendered. Normally US$ 250-300.00 per person collected by the team leader and divide to all involved base camp staff except climbing Sherpa guide. 
  • The short sentence, "All the services not mentioned in the above package (cost includes parts) are excluded," It will cost extra if you want additional services.

In Base Camp

Satori Adventures provides very professional, helpful and friendly service from Kathmandu to the ABC as well as during the climb. Our objective is to provide a good quality, helpful, safe, friendly, stress free and comprehensive service to maximize summit opportunity.

In the Base camp our cooks and helpers will prepare and serve three delicious freshly cooked and plentiful meals a day and will ensure that hot and cold drinks are available 24 hrs a day. In the Base Camp we provide spacious expedition quality personal tents for all our clients both with full board or base-camp service only.In base camp we also provide dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet facilities and portable shower facilities and tent accommodation for our staff.

In base camp we provide access to communication including satellite telephone and internet access, solar panels to charge your batteries and UHF/VHF hand held radios on the mountain to maintain communications between ABC and high camps.

Our camp manager as well as guides and climbing Sherpa’s have an extensive experience on multiple Everest climbs. They will ensure cooperation with other companies and Base Camp organization. In base camp our guides will work with other teams to ensure contribution from all operators for tasks such as route fixing and to ensure the safety of climbers from ABC to the summit.

Base Camp Service Cost Includes:

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both domestic and international flights as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the international airport by Satori adventures while arriving and departing in Kathmandu.
  • 4 Nights Yak and Yeti or similar hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B&B basis.
  • Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Schedule flight tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu to all the climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff.
  • All trekking and mountaineering equipment such as: Kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils for advance base camp and camp two.
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at Ama Dablam Base Camp.
  • 3 meals a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner with Tea/coffee available in the tea house/hotel/lodge during the trekking.
  • 3 fresh meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at base camp, and camp two.
  • Per person 30kg baggage allowance during trekking to base camp which will be carried by porter or yak to the Mt. Ama Dablam.
  • Daily weather report services from Seattle, Washington based company.
  • Trekking permit (Everest national park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Expedition royalty and climbing permit of Nepal government to climb Mt. Ama Dablam (6812M).
  • Nepalese government royalty and fees.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurances for all involved staff in trekking and climbing period.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for, cooks, kitchen boys.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for government liaison officer.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Satellite phone carried by guide for communication. Available to clients with the cost of $3USD per minute call.
  • Heater will be provided at base camp for heating the dining room.
  • Emergency oxygen, mask and regulator provided at the request of the client with appropriate charges.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the ABC.
  • Solar panels for light and battery charger.
  • Gamow Bags (Portable Altitude Chambers).
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude Kitchen staff.
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  • Fresh cooked food and kitchen will be provided at base camp.
  • Trekking and climbing map of Mount Ama Dablam. 
  • Generator will be providing for back-up lighting power and charging electronic devices.
  • Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp (Cargo to Lukla and then by porter/yaks to base camp).
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information.
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation.
  • Visa extension procedure services (if necessary).
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Satori Adventures T-shirt/Pashmina, broacher.

Base Camp Service Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones and internet expenses.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear.
  • Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Recuse, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Climbing Sherpa, high altitude food and fuel above base camp.
  • Tent above base camp
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Wake talkies & filming permit (Special filming camera only require permit).
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Government licensed climbing guide(s).
  • Appropriate food for high altitude.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

Why climb with Satori Adventures in Ama Dablam?

How to Choosing a experience Provider

It is important for each climber to choose the right expedition guide service that not only suites their needs, but provides the best safely and secure mountaineering experience possible. There are more than 1,700 trekking companies in Nepal who offer 8,000 meter expeditions including Everest, but only about 30 companies who operate 8,000 meter peaks on a regular basis. We are proud to be one of these 30 companies and consistently offer, run and succeed at these types of expeditions year after year.
It is very important that the climbers who choose Satori Adventures for this trip of a lifetime experience have expectations that are compatible with the program we offer and the style of expedition Satori Adventures runs. We do not want to simply “fill our expedition”, but instead we want to comprise a team of companionable people who are focused on reaching the summit with the highest level of support and safety standards that can be provided by a guiding service on Mt Everest. We team this with the best standards of food and quality equipment to further assist each client reach their full potential. We feel that we offer the best environment and opportunity for you to be successful on the world’s highest mountain.

Diminutive climbing Team members

We are always developing and growing our operational systems to ensure you participate will provide as much as facilities provided. We figure our expedition members do not deserve anything less during the trekking and climbing! In the interests of giving you the most optimal chance to summit, we limit our team size to ensure the group summits on the best weather day; sometimes there are less window days for summit in Everest. In big size of group offering cheap climbs often miss out as they split their groups over several potential summit days. We feel like our climbing members are feeling that they are climbing as a family and friends team even on international people. We accept maximum 08 people in a group and if we have more than that we always split in two groups. So that our base camp staff cooks, climbing Sherpa guide will fully taking care about you and provide service as per your desire.

Maximum summit Success;

The Satori Adventures methodology and tactical approach to climbing Mt Everest has seen us achieve the highest success rates and our extensive experience gives us the edge when it comes to making the right decisions. We provide a consistently higher Sherpa and Guide ratio than any other operator, resulting in more support and backup for your summit attempt and therefore a greater safety margin and chance of success. There is always a 1:1 ratio of the climbing Sherpa/guide and client. We always use professional and experienced climbing Sherpa or guides who have all reached the summit of Everest.

Highly Qualified Sirdar/Team leader

Our guides are professionals who are trained and assessed either via the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) resulting in a greater repertoire of skills that enables them to provide a dedicated level of security to you during the expedition, or many years of mountaineering experience on the world’s biggest peaks. Our guides are experience in both advanced and basic rescue courses and all have a minimum of 3 years guiding on Everest.

Advanced Communication method

Satori Adventures Everest expeditions have been at the forefront of providing top communications for our Everest expeditions. This allows us to obtain and deliver comprehensive weather forecasts via U.S., European and Kathmandu weather forecasting. Our lead guide is always equipped with a satellite phone during the climbing and at base camp. Two way radio communications between climbing members, guides, Sherpa and base camp staff is also provided. There is also local mobile network available at base camp that provides easy connection with your family during your stay at base camp.

Facilities camp setup at Base Camp

Satori Adventure focuses on comfortable conditions at base camp, including good quality food and other services.We find this helps clients with their overall success rate on the mountain. Our cooks are regarded as the best in the business, providing wholesome and appetizing meals with an agreeable array of menus to suit all your food requirements. The meals you are served on the mountain are also of the highest standard and designed to sustain you for the rigorous ascent. We offer various choices that will suit any diet plan, including vegetarian, Vegan, continental, Indian and others. If you have special food consideration, please provide this to us 60 days prior to the expedition so we can plan the best meals for your trip.

Approaches to ABC

From Southwest: It takes typically 8 days to reach ABC from Kathmandu.Approach to the Base camp is short, sweet and beautiful beginning with the amazing flight to Lukla and following Everest Base camp trail through Namcha Bazaar to Pengboche and peeling off it just past Pangboche

October, 2021

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Highlights of the Trip

  •  High level of challenge physiologically and technically
  • Stunning climb with amazing approach to the base camp
  • Safety by Qualification, Experience, Quality
  • A cutting edge approach to our services
  • Experienced & trained climbing Sherpa guides
  • Stunning views of Mount Everest
  • Sherpa & Tamang culture
  • Tengboche monastery
  • Himalayan mountain flight to Lukla
  • One of the world's most iconic peaks
  • Discover rich Buddhist and Tibetan culture and traditions

Route Map:

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History

Ama Dablam was first climbed on 13 March 1961 by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest Ridge. They were well-acclimatised to altitude, having wintered over at 5800 metres near the base of the peak as part of the Silver Hut Scientific Expedition of 1960-61, led by Sir Edmund Hillary.

Solo Ascent by Martin Boysen (UK); Tom Frost, David Breashears, Greg Lowe, Jeff Lowe, Peter Pilafian, Jonathan Wright (all USA), and Lhakpa Dorje (Nepal) reached the summit on 22 April in blizzard conditions, as part of a well-financed climb-and-film expedition. Doug Robertson and John Wasson (both USA) reached the summit the next day.

1979 Lowe Route on the South Face (VI AI4 M5 1200m), Fist Ascent Solo by Jeff Lowe, 30 April 1979.[7]
1979 North Ridge (VI 5.7 70deg 1600m) by a large French expedition led by Louis Audoubert placed 14 Frenchmen and 4 Nepalese Sherpa in three groups on the summit over three days, 21-23 Oct 1979

1981 Northeast Spur to North Ridge (VI 5.7 70deg 1500m) by Tim McCartney-Snape, Lincoln Hall, and Andrew Henderson (AUS).1983 East Ridge (VI 80deg 1500m) by Alain Hubert (Belgium) and Andre Georges (Switzerland)

1985 North Ridge Austro-German alpine-style ascent by Friedl Huber, Max Berger, Louis Badengruber, Colin Molines and Roman Dirnbok
1985 Ariaki-Sakashita on the west face (VI 5.7 65deg 1400m) by Masayuki Ariaki and Naoe Sakashita (both JP)
1985 Northeast Face (VI mixed 90deg 1400m) winter ascent by Michael Kennedy and Carlos Buhler (both USA)

1996 Stane Belak Šrauf Memorial Route on the northwest face (VI 5.7 AI5 A2+ 1650m) by Vanja Furlan and Tomaž Humar (both from Slovenia), which earned them the 1996 Piolet d'Or

Prize. 2001 Northwest Ridge (VI Scottish 7, 2000m) by Jules Cartwright and Rich Cross (both UK)

AmaDablam Solo Expedition 2014

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I engaged Satori Adventures for my Nepal trip during Oct/Nov. I'm very satisfied with their services especially during our 16-days trek to Mount Everest Base Camp via Gokyo & Cho-la pass. It is a memorable experience for me. Rishi had been patient & professional in helping us with city tour at Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini & Chitwan; ensuring that everything runs smoothly.

I'm impressed by the services provided during the trekking. The trekking guide & the porter had been most helpful and supportive as well during this period. I strongly recommend Satori Adventures for trekking and Nepal tour.

Thank you very much for all the arrangements, making my trip to Nepal a memorable one!

Visited October 2014

Ama-Dablam Expedition
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excellent expedition operators in Nepal

excellent expedition operators in nepal60

I would like to highly recommend Satori Adventures to anyone who wants to book high Himalayan expedition. I had booked Ama Dablam expedition and be assured of fantastic service, good price and great possibility to reach you goal. I had summated Cho Oyu expedition with Satori arrangements and have recently returned from Ama Dablam spring expedition. Unfortunately, natural disaster, a terrible earthquake and bad weather, did not allow us to complete expedition successfully, but even in that situation Rishi Bhandari managed organized expedition according itinerary, including summiting Island Peak, comfortable staying in Ama Dalam base camp and camp I. I have no complaints only great pleasure staying with team friends. All the support staff was amazing, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and professional. Ngima Tamang, the kitchen chef, worked hard to give us great variety so the food never became boring, Bibek, the sirdar, fantastical guy, always did his best, tries to solve all problems and make our expedition safe and successful as possible. I‘m sure, Nepal is safe and waiting for you as never, so make a contact with Rishi, managing director of the company. I am sure that he will take care of you, making your dreams real. Rishi works hard and is very committed to making everyone's holiday the best.

Ama-Dablam Expedition
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excellent trekking and mountaineering trip

excellent trekking and mountaineering trip94

We participated in a mountaineering expedition to mt. Ama Dablam arranged by Satori Adventures. The trip started with completing the Everest Basecamp trek to Gorakshep village, and hiking up Kala Patthar. As the second part of the trip we set to climb Ama Dablam. We got a successful summit from our team, but I had to turn around 300 meters before the summit.

Satori arranged all of the logistics of the trip excellently. As always, some occasional adjustments to the trekking plan had to be made, and our guides handled the arrangements promptly. We had also some mild cases of illness, but the Satori staff rearranged the schedule to let us recover.

The Ama Dablam Base Camp was the central stage in the mountaineering part of our trip. The basecamp was very comfortable, featuring a dining tent, a cooking tent, and a shower tent. Unlimited tea and snacks was available in the dining tent at all times. The three daily meals were prepared by a very skilled cook, and the menu was varying from chiken on a sizzling plate to local momos. Almost new three-person tents were used for accommodation.

We had ordered a full service package, so similar three-person tents were ready set up for us in the high camps. The Sherpa guides carried up the food to the high camps, and even a few of our personal items. In the high camps the Sherpas supplied us with boiled water and were otherwise also very helpful. We planned the summit push with our sherpas, who set a personalized summit schedule for our group.

Many of the Sherpa guides knew English pretty well, and some of them even told that they were taking English courses during their free months.

All in all, Satori Adventures had very convincing logistics for our expedition. The basecamp was very comfortable, and it was obvious that they put attention to detail when managing the expedition. Even while the Sherpas guide you along the entire route, I would still recommend that one knows the basic mountaineering techniques when going on an expedition like this.

Ama-Dablam Expedition
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Ama Dablam expedition

Satori Adventures organise me and my friends Ama Dablam expedition in autumn 2016. We had good service from planning to end of the expedition and in addition Rishi reacted immediately to our inqueries while at the mountains. Sherpa team was young in general but very experienced. Camp service in basecamp and higher camps were exceptional and we had the best high altitude cook in our basecamp! Really enjoy my time with Satori Adventures and will highly recommend their trekking and expedition services.

Ama-Dablam Expedition
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excellent trekking and mountaineering trip in Khumbu region

We participated in a mountaineering expedition to mt. Ama Dablam arranged by Satori Adventures. The trip started with completing the Everest Basecamp trek to Gorakshep village, and hiking up Kala Patthar. As the second part of the trip we set to climb Ama Dablam. We got a successful summit from our team, but I had to turn around 300 meters before the summit.

Satori arranged all of the logistics of the trip excellently. As always, some occasional adjustments to the trekking plan had to be made, and our guides handled the arrangements promptly. We had also some mild cases of illness, but the Satori staff rearranged the schedule to let us recover.

The Ama Dablam Base Camp was the central stage in the mountaineering part of our trip. The basecamp was very comfortable, featuring a dining tent, a cooking tent, and a shower tent. Unlimited tea and snacks was available in the dining tent at all times. The three daily meals were prepared by a very skilled cook, and the menu was varying from chiken on a sizzling plate to local momos. Almost new three-person tents were used for accommodation.

We had ordered a full service package, so similar three-person tents were ready set up for us in the high camps. The Sherpa guides carried up the food to the high camps, and even a few of our personal items. In the high camps the Sherpas supplied us with boiled water and were otherwise also very helpful. We planned the summit push with our sherpas, who set a personalized summit schedule for our group.

Many of the Sherpa guides knew English pretty well, and some of them even told that they were taking English courses during their free months.

All in all, Satori Adventures had very convincing logistics for our expedition. The basecamp was very comfortable, and it was obvious that they put attention to detail when managing the expedition. Even while the Sherpas guide you along the entire route, I would still recommend that one knows the basic mountaineering techniques when going on an expedition like this.

Ama-Dablam Expedition
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Fantastic time in Nepal !

We took a month long expedition to Nepal with my climbing partners. Main goal was climbing the majestic Ama Dablam. Rishi and the entire crew of the Satori adventure worked hard to make sure everything was going through smoothly from beginning to end; this entailed everything from permits, airport pick ups to treks, base camp services, climbs. I highly recommend their services and will for sure go back to the Himalayas!

Ama-Dablam Expedition
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Ama Dablam Exp

Very good arrangement and facilities. The food options were superb. I will definitely book more expeditions with Satori.

Ama-Dablam Expedition
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Ama dablam trip

I was very happy with my trip with Satori Adventures. They went out of their way to help with anything we needed, and were very professional and organized with planning and logistics.

I was extremely happy with our head climbing sherpa Phurba who was always happy and flexible on the itinery, not to mention his strength and experience on the mountain.

Everything ran smoothly and i would absolutely recommend Satori to anyone heading to Nepal.

Source: Tripadvisor

Ama-Dablam Expedition
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Ama Dablam Exp

Very good arrangement and facilities. The food options were superb. I will definitely book more expeditions with Satori.

Source: Tripadvisor

Ama-Dablam Expedition
Rated 5 / 5 stars