For the seasoned explorer


Trip Overview

The Khumbu region, also called the Everest region, is where nature lovers and mountaineering enthusiasts go to marvel at many of the world’s highest mountains. Located in north-eastern Nepal, the region houses two national parks – the Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO world heritage site) and Makalu-Barun National Park. Altitudes in the area range from 3,300m all the way to the summit of Mount Everest at 8,848m.
A geographically isolated area due to the gigantic mountain peaks surrounding it, the Khumbu region first started to get significant human settlements in the 1500s. This was when the Sherpa ethnic group arrived and established trade routes between Nepal and Tibet. Nowadays, many of the trails used by trekkers are still the same paths walked on by merchants and their mules hundreds of years ago.
The main routes in the Khumbu valley take visitors through remote valleys, charming villages and high mountain passes. All the while you will find yourself spellbound by the glittering peaks soaring up into the sky everywhere you look.
Sagarmatha National Park contains eight mountains exceeding 7,000m as well as diverse fauna and flora. While sightings of large animals in the park are not very common, you might see Himalayan tahr, musk deer and maybe even the elusive snow leopard.

Climbing Highlights

  • Staying in a personalized tent where you have your own private space during the expedition
  • Being nourished by freshly cooked meals every day, made by our team
  • Knowing that you are being looked after by a team that prioritizes safety above all else
  • Enjoying hassle-free preparation since our team provides you with all necessary climbing gear (besides personal gear)
  • Getting advice and hands-on experience before the summit push, thanks to on-site climbing orientation provided by our highly skilled team members

Trip Highlights

  • Seeing for yourself why Ama Dablam (6,812m) is known as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world and is such a sought-after mountaineering peak
  • Being surrounded by the towering peaks of Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), Nuptse (7,861m), Pumori (7,161m) and more
  • Spotting Nepal’s national bird, the ‘danfe’ – a kind of pheasant with iridescent, multicoloured feathers
  • Summiting Ama Dablam, which gives you the chance to gaze directly at some of the world’s highest mountains with an uninterrupted view
  • Getting close to wildlife in the national park which are relatively unafraid of humans because the local people do not kill any birds or animals
  • Having the satisfaction of climbing a mountain that Edmund Hillary once described as “unclimbable”

For your Information

The Rolwaling team of guides and Sherpas have a lot of expertise summiting Ama Dablam’s North Route so despite the difficulty we can easily guide you through it.

There are two options:
  • Alpine climbing (North Route ), also known as ‘free climbing,’ is for highly experienced climbers. It gives one the freedom to choose the exact route as you go – not following a pre-determined path with camps being set up before arriving at the day’s final destination. This style demands a lot of individual climbing skills. The benefit is more personal freedom and flexibility, but it comes with greater risk.
  • Fixed rope climbing (South-west Route) is another option, better suited for less experienced climbers. This involves a team of Sherpas going ahead to secure all necessary arrangements for the route.

There are a number of routes to take when attempting to summit Ama Dablam. Our team can advise you in person which would be the best one for you.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1. Fly Kathmandu → Lukla → Phadking – approx. 3 hours

Night stay in Kathmandu

Day 2 & 3. Trek Phakding → Namche Bazaar – approx. 5- 6 hours

Spend 2 nights here for acclimatization

Day 4. Trek Namche Bazaar → Tengboche – approx. 4 hours

1 night stay

Day 5. Trek Tengboche → Ama Dablam Base Camp – approx. 5 hours.

Stop for lunch in Pangboche.

Day 6. Rest and Acclimatization day

At Ama Dablam Base Camp

Day 7. Trek Ama Dablam Base Camp → Camp 1 – approx. 4.5 hours

Climbing and Weather Checking

Day 8. Trek back to Base Camp

To get used to altitude and weather conditions

Day 9. Return to Camp 1

Start of summit attempt

Day 10. Trek Camp 1 → Camp 2 – approx. 4 hours

1 night stay

Day 11. Trek Camp 2 → Camp 3 – approx. 3 hours

1 night stay

Day 12. Camp 3 → Summit – approx. 10 hours

Return to Camp 2

Day 13. Trek down to Base Camp – from camp 2 – 3 hours

1 night stay

Day 14. Fly back to Kathmandu – approx. 1 hour

By helicopter

**NOTE: We have more expertise on this route so despite the difficulty we can easily guide you through this North Route.

For Enquiry:

Udaya Gartaula

Our Travel Expert


Fixed Departure Dates for Amadablam 2023

October 05 – 25
November 04 – 25

Cancellations & Refunds

At Rolwaling Trek, we just want our clients to have the best possible experiences. That’s why we don’t withhold deposits or have a fixed cancellation policy. We understand that sometimes life puts you in unexpected situations, so if you have to cancel or postpone a trip, there’s no need to worry.

If you need to change plans, please get in touch with us as soon as you can, and we will make the necessary arrangements to amend or cancel your trip. You can contact us at: +977 – 9801026642.


  • Trekking routes can be customised to suit your personal interests, abilities and time constraints.
  • If an area does not have good quality accommodation options, we can provide very comfortable camping-style accommodation for the duration of your journey.
  • Rolwaling also has a team of cooks who specialise in making Japanese cuisine, using authentic ingredients from Japan.
  • A lot of the fresh produce used in our dishes is sourced locally from growers in the trekking region.

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