Mt. Ama Dablam is considered by some as the most beautiful mountain in the world. It is popularly known as the ‘Matterhorn of the Himalaya’, the overwhelming, ice-coated granite pyramid of Ama Dablam with the height 6,856m located in the Khumbu region to the south of Everest and Lhotse. The hanging glacier on the southwest face of Ama Dablam resembles a ‘Dablam’- the sacred ornament box worn by Sherpa women –giving rise to the name “Ama Dablam” or “Mother’s necklace”. The mountain stands above the famous Tengboche Monastery which is traditionally visited by climbers in the region.

The mission to summit the Ama Dablam peak is technically demanding and presents every supreme challenge imaginable: ice, rock, scrambling, breathtaking views, great approaches and a wonderfully situated base camp in a meadow with a stream. On most parts of the climbing routes, there will be fixed ropes, however, all climbers should have a good knowledge and practice of the skills of climbing on steep rock and hard compact ice be technically competent for this expedition.

We follow the standard South West ridge route to the summit as it is considered the safest route, free from most dangers such as avalanches. We begin the approach as usual in the region from Lukla (2850m) and then slowly trek through the Sherpa villages along the trail. We take our time to properly acclimatize before we reach base camp and begin the climbing period. During our challenging Ama Dablam climbing expedition, we always make every effort to keep you completely safe and happy.