Ama Dablam Expedition with Lobuche Peak Overview
The Ama Dablam Expedition with Lobuche Peak Climbing is a thrilling Himalayan adventure that is now very trending. This classic trip combines world-class trekking through the legendary Khumbu Valley and technically challenging summit attempts of two Nepalese giants. This fully-supported expedition allows climbers to test their skills on the iconic Ama Dablam, known as the “Matterhorn of the Himalayas,” while acclimatizing the scenic trekking peak of Lobuche East.
Furthermore, this guided expedition will take you to the iconic Everest Base Camp. Trekking to EBC is a once-in-a-lifetime dream for many adventurers. Standing at an elevation of 5,360 m/17,585 feet, Everest Base Camp is a truly magical experience. After days of trekking through the Himalayas, you turn a corner and suddenly you are in an alpine glacier close to the famous Khumbu Icefall.
With enormous glaciers and imposing peaks surrounding the rocky base camp, you feel insignificantly small in the heart of the high Himalayas. In the evening with the sunset, Everest’s peak glows in a reddish color which is simply remarkable. The atmosphere makes all the effort to reach Everest Base Camp worthwhile.
Our Ama Dablam Expedition with Lobuche Peak is guided by our experienced team where participants can experience a true Himalayan journey. You will travel through lush valleys and traditional Sherpa villages with unobstructed views of Panoramic mountains. Both thrilling ascents reward climbers with sweeping vistas from Lobuche at 6,119m and the exposed ridges of 6,812m Ama Dablam. Join us on this unforgettable test of endurance at altitude for the adventure of a lifetime.
The mighty Himalayan peaks of Ama Dablam (6,812 m/ 22,349 feet) and Lobuche (6,119m/20,070 feet.) await you. This once-in-a-lifetime chance to summit not one but two Nepalese giants will create memories that last forever. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity.
Ama Dablam Expedition with Lobuche Peak Highlights
The key highlight of the Ama Dablam Expedition with Lobuche Peak is conquering the two signature peaks while visiting Everest Base Camp. Below are the key highlights of this epic trip:
- Thrilling Flight to Lukla: Take a breathtaking flight into the Himalayas landing on the short Lukla airstrip
- Trek to Legendary Everest Base Camp (EBC): A highlight of the trek, stand in awe at the famous EBC at the foot of Mount Everest
- Summit Lobuche Peak: Tackle this scenic trekking peak as a part of the acclimatization approach before scaling Ama Dablam.
- Challenge Yourself on Ama Dablam: Our ultimate goal, climb the dramatic ridges and summits along the "Matterhorn of the Himalayas".
- Explore the Khumbu Valley: Walk where Himalayan legends like Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first set off for Everest.
- Discover the Land of the Sherpas and Climbing Yaks: Meet the friendly Sherpa locals and surefooted yaks that make climbing possible.
- Visit Ancient Buddhist Monasteries: See centuries-old monasteries and shrines nestled among the Himalayan giants.
Stand at the Top of Lobuche, the Iconic Trekking Peak
Before setting our sights on Ama Dablam, we first summit Lobuche Peak. The height of Lobuche Peak is 6,119m/20,070 feet. An attractive trekking peak near Everest Base Camp, Lobuche offers breathless views of the surrounding Himalayan giants. As part of our Ama Dablam Expedition with Lobuche Peak, you’ll spend several days acclimatizing with an ascent of Lobuche. This gives you the perfect chance to test your strength at altitude while enjoying a summit success under your belt before Ama Dablam. With sweeping panoramas atop Lobuche, each step is worth the effort.
Conquer Ama Dablam, the "Matterhorn of the Himalayas"
Towering above the Imja Valley, the stunning pyramid of Ama Dablam stands as one of Nepal’s most striking peaks. The height of Ama Dablam is 6,812 m/ 22,349 feet. Considered one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, Ama Dablam translates to "Mother's Necklace" in recognition of its hanging glaciers. Regarded by many as the "Matterhorn of the Himalayas" due to its soaring ridges on each side, Ama Dablam requires top-notch technical skills and mountaineering expertise. Our expedition helps you unlock this Himalayan prize in a safe yet challenging climb.
Who First Climbed Ama Dablam and When?
Ama Dablam was first successfully climbed on March 13th, 1961 by an expedition team consisting of:
- Mike Gill (New Zealand)
- Barry Bishop (USA)
- Mike Ward (UK)
- Wally Romanes (New Zealand)
So the first ascent of Ama Dablam was achieved by this four-man team led by the New Zealanders Mike Gill and Wally Romanes in March 1961. It marked one of the early successful ascents of a major Himalayan peak at the time.