Ama Dablam Climb

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Ama Dablam is known to be one of the most spectacular mountains in the world, and a true alpinist's dream is a great challenge at 6,856 meters rises above the Dudh Kosi River valley on the way to Everest Base Camp lies directly above Thyangboche Monastery in Nepal. Ama Dablam is a great introduction to climbing at altitude; that offers exposed climbing from all sides and a terrific view of Everest, Makalu, Pumori, Lhotse and many other beautiful mountains of the whole Khumbu Region.  This unforgettable climb also involves cultural trek in the Khumbu you see some of the world’s most famed mountains to the legendry famous Sherpa village. We place three camps along the beautiful Southwest ridge where we have dramatic and exposed views of the Himalayas.

Our Ama Dablam expedition begings with a spectacular mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, following the trail to Everest Base Camp and separates between Tyangboche and Dingboche leading towards Ama Dablam Base camp. We spend few days at Basse Camp and start the ascent via the South West Ridge which was the same route used by the the early first ascenders. The climb is fine and varied, sustained at a reasonable level of difficulty and with good camp platforms at strategic points. The climbing provides interest on rock, snow and ice and although of a fairly technical nature, in normal conditions it is never very difficult. Apart from one short section, the climb is objectively very safe. Ama Dablam involves at least 40-45 degree climb. We set up three camps above base camp and depending on the situation sometimes only two camps are set, but there are only limited space on Camp II therefore, Camp III important as well.

One of the reasons for high summit success rates on Ama Dablam expedition has been the versatility that our itinerary and climbing strategy allows for in terms of personal acclimatization and good logistical support.

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Ama Dablam Climb fixed departure expedition 2018/2019

Days Spring Autumn Outlined itinerary Overnight
1 16-Apr 3-Oct Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.  Hotel
2 17-Apr 4-Oct Kathmandu at leisure/Administrative formalities Hotel
3 18-Apr 5-Oct Fly Kathmandu-Lukla (2840m) & trek to Phakding (2630 m).  Lodge
4 19-Apr 6-Oct Trek to Namche Bazaar (3445m) Lodge
5 20-Apr 7-Oct Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.  Lodge
6 21-Apr 8-Oct Trek to Tyangboche (3,867m).  Lodge
7 22-Apr 9-Oct Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4576).  Camp
8-23 23-Apr-8-May  10-25 Oct             Ama Dablam Climbing period using 3 camps above BC Camp
24 9-May 26-Oct Withdraw Base Camp Camp
25 10-May 27-Oct Trek to Tyangboche (3,867m). Lodge
26 11-May 28-Oct Trek to Monju (2815m). Lodge
27 12-May 29-Oct Trek to Lukla (2840m).  Lodge
28 13-May 30-Oct Fly Lukla / Kathmandu & transfer to hotel. Lodge
29 14-May 31-Oct Kathmandu at leisure.  Hotel
30 15-May 1-Nov Depart Kathmandu. Hotel

Day to-day Expedition Itinerary

Day 01 / 01 Apr: Arrive Kathmandu, meet Mountain Climb our representative & transfer to hotel.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu after you check out through the immigration, please exit the airport and look for a placard written Mountain Climb to recognize our representative, meet and will be transferred to hotel by our private vehicle. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 02: At leisure in Kathmandu / Last minute preparation/Administrative formalities.
While we finish our last administrative formalities at the Ministry of Tourism for the Ama Dablam Climb expedition, the climbers will  have chance to visit some sights sounds of Kathmandu city or any last minute remaining personal preparation. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2880m / 9448ft.), trek to Phakding (2,610m / 8562ft).
Our Ama Dablam expedition begins with a spectacular 35 min mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. We meet our expedition staffs and porters at Lukla and begin the first day expedition through the beautiful farm village of Chaurikharka village then the trail drops down to the Kusum Kangru River further trekking through scattered farms and fields and finally arrive at Phakding. It is a short day trek about 3 hours from Lukla. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,445m / 11302ft.).
A principal benefit of walking from Phakding on the first day is that when you walk up the steep hill to Namche you will be warmed up for the steep uphill pull.  Shortly you meet the confluence of the Imja and the Nangpo which combine to form the Dudh Kosi river.  Crossing the river on a high bridge start a steep climb to Namche.  Near the half-way point up the hill, views of Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,511m) come into sight.  Namche is a prosperous and largest Sherpa town in Khumbu often called as Sherpa capital.  A weekly bazaar is held every Saturday in Namche display include grains and vegetables, tennis shoes and Tibetan boots climbing gears etc. Thamserku (6,648m) and Kwangde (6,224m) loom to the east and west, and the sacred mountain Khumbila (5,707m) Dominates the skyline to the north behind the village. 5 hrs walk. Overnight in lodge.

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar
We spend the day today resting and acclimatizing our body let used to the mountain. Namche famously known as the trekkers “Mecca,” it boasts an abundance of lodges and souvenir shops. Options for acclimatization walks include two hours walk to Khumjung or the one-hour walk up to the Everest Hotel above the village for the spectacular view of Ama Dablam, Nupste, Lhotse and Everest. Overnight in lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche (3,867m / 12687ft.)
We begin our journey early in the morning after breakfast heading towards the northwesterly direction
wonderful view towards Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. Reaching Kangjuma we begin a long traversing descent to the bridge across the Imja River at Phunki tenga. Beyond the river, we climb a long ridge to Thyangboche one of Nepal’s finest monasteries, which was destroyed by fire a some years ago. We have the chance to look around the monastery. Tyangboche is a viewpoint for Ama Dablam while it also offers excellent view of Everest, Lhotse massif, Kwangde peak. Overnight in lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Ama Dablam Base camp.

After 3 hours trekking from Tyangboche takes us to the village of Pangboche, where there is the oldest monastery in the Khumbu. Further uphill trek breathtaking photos of Ama Dablam towers above us with clear view of the Southwest Ridge. Continuing our expedition we descend down to the Dudh Koshi River crossing a small bridge follow the trail to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4571m / 14996ft.) on a grassy field with excellent view down across the Khumbu valley.
Overnight in Camp.

Day 8-23: Ama Dablam Climbing period.
We spend two days at Base Camp for acclimatization, preparing for the ascent: arranging equipments, food stocks etc... While our team of climbing Sherpas set up camps above Base camp, stocking foods and equipments the climbing members will have chances of ascending to camp I (5703m / 18710ft.) and then we all move to Camp II (5943m / 19498ft.), sleep or return to Camp I and on the final summit push we sleep at Camp III (6401m / 21000ft), ascend to the summit and return to Base Camp on the same day.
Overnight in Camp.

Day 24: Cleaning up Base Camp.
As part of our Environmental Responsibility, and our effort to make the Ama Dablam Climb expedition an Eco-Ama Dablam expedition, we clean up all our garbage, trash and human wastes etc at Base Camp and bring them down for proper disposal. Overnight in Camp.

Day 25: Return to Tyangboche.
We retrace back our expedition to Tyangboche for overnight stay. Overnight in lodge.

Day 26: Trek down to Monju

Trek from Tyangboche down to Monju. Monju is a small village just beneath Mount Thamserku.
Overnight in lodge.

Day 27: Return down to Lukla.

Finally we are in Lukla and get ready for flight back to Kathmandu.
Overnight in lodge.

Day 28: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.
We take the early morning flight to Kathmandu, where we check in to our hotel. The afternoon is free rest / relaxation in Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel

Day 29: In Kathmandu / Last farewell program
A free day in Kathmandu. As part of our effort to make the Ama Dablam Climb Expedition more memorable, we will have a small last farewell program with souvenir giving of an Ice-axe especially designed by us (Mountain Climb) to each successful summitter and certificate of climbing to all non-summmitter members. Overnight in Hotel.


Day 30: Depart Kathmandu.
Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer to airport for onward international departure flight.

Important: This day-to-day Ama Dablam Climb expedition schedule should be taken only as a general guide. Although we update our itineraries every year, to take into account such things as: changes to make the expedition more successful, in terms of the acclimatization process and training etc…

Ama Dabam Climb Full Expedition Service includes:
• Airport-hotel-airport transfers,
• Flight tickets: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu with airport tax & cargo fees,
• 4 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast basis,
• Ama Dablam Climbing permit and all other applicable permits related to the expedition

Cargo clearance & duties fees,
• 1 professional Climbing sherpa for every 3 members
• Professional Base Camp cook & kitchen helpers,
• 1 Government liaison officer,
• Equipment allowance, Daily wages, insurance, food for above mentioned staff, porters and Liaison officer,
• 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) throughout the expedition period at Base camp & while approach to from Ama Dablam Base camp,
• Base camp tent with thick mattress, chair, table, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent,
• 31 kg weight allowed per member for personal equipment,ree
• Transportation of all food supply & expedition equipments to / from Base camp,
• Garbage shipped off charges from Base Camp,
• High altitude food,  fuel for member & climbing Sherpas,
• High altitude tent, ropes, snow bar, rock piton, fixings, shovel, ice-screws etc…
• 1 Gamow bag / O2 for emergency use  only,
• Satellite phone, Walkie-Talkies,
• Solar panel for power supply,
• Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,

Cost excludes:

• Travel to /from Nepal,
• Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, drinks, postage, telephone bills & all items of personal nature,
• Personal travel, high risk, accidental and medical insurance of member,
• Climbing Sherpa summit bonus US$ 490 per Sherpa, US$ 280 per person (those who do not go to summit due to client reason),
•  Related expenses if one returns earlier from the expedition due to emergency purpose or sickness,
•  Any extra services not mentioned herein cost inclusion.

We have noted few probable points related to Ama Dablam Climb expedition whether they could help you further prepare the expedition.


Length of Ama Dablam Climbing
Ama Dablam Expedition total duration is 30 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu), this duration is planned for the overall expedition such including administrative formalities, approach to/fro Base Camp, acclimatization at Base camp, and above Base camp for the summit attempt etc….The daily waling /climbing / ascent duration depends on each camp basis, such as during approach to Base camp an average ascent duration is 7-8hrs, whereas the ascent during on the Summit day will be longest of the expediiton 9+ hours depending on each climber. The above average duration is just generalized, but the actual climbing duration depends on each climber.


Administrative Formality / Climbing permit
We need to obtain a separate climbing permit for Climbing Mount Ama Dablam through the Ministry of Tourism and as a professional Ama Dablam Expedition organizer company we take every administrative formalities for Clibming  Ama Dablam seriously so that the member / client could enjoy a hassle free Climbing of the mountain. We process the climbing permits 2 months in advance, therefore you are requested to send the relevant documents (please print them, fill up, scan them & send us by e-mail along with a scan passport photograph):
If you are a member of the Ama Dablam Expedition   userfiles/Member Bio-data.doc
For Leader of the Ama Dablam Expedition need extra doc
userfiles/Leader doc-Mountain Climb(1).doc
Risk & Release for for each Ama Dablam Expedition member
userfiles/Assumption of Risk & Release.doc

Difficulty of Ama Dablam Climbing
This is another major question frequently asked. And the answer to this is rather simple; the difficulty of any mountaineering depends on your previous climbing experience, physical fitness, mental preparedness etc… Ama Dablam Climbing is of course a bit difficult in terms of the technical parts (sometimes to 40-45 degree climbing). There will be fixed ropes on the technical parts, so if you are bit careful about using your personal equipments such as you must not forget to cliff on your safety karabiners on fixed lines, step up your crampons carefully etc, the climb is not difficult, but for altitudinal adaptation, though the expedition is well planned in terms of proper acclimatization, at the same time it is important that you must have at least some previous climbing / mountaineering experience and proper use of technical gears such as crampons, jumar, ice-axe etc., also physical exercise by running, long walking, cardio vascular exercises. It is also important that you have general check up with your doctor before coming on the expedition.

At an Emergency
MOUNTAIN CLIMB prides itself on being prepared for any emergency situation during Ama Dablam expedition. Our guides / Sirdars are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that are associated with the Ama Dablam Climbing / mountaineering. When a serious emergency does occur, then outside help is needed and such rescues are expensive therefore every climber should have his or her own insurance arranged before coming to Nepal. It is advised that you buy the Insurance Policy right from the home Country through a reliable Insurance company covering medical, accidental and rescue evacuation. Please ensure with your insurance company whether they really cover the risk for such high altitude mountaineering expeditions..

Food safety & the types of food
Food safety to keep our Ama Dablam expedition members is priority for us, therefore we brief you about the food safety before departure on an expedition. All food we take for Base camp use are freshly bought from the market, properly checked the date validity or freshness before dispatch to Lukla and all our cooks and kitchen staffs are trained in cooking varieties of hygienically prepared foods and good taste.

During approach to / fro Ama Dablam Base camp you will have your breakfast and dinner at your teahouse. We stop for lunch at one of the various trailside restaurants. And snacks are always easy to find. During your stay at Base Camp our well trained and experienced cook will prepare fresh and tasty meals and snacks. We will have plenty of food including the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice, curry, and lentils), noodles, rice, potatoes, vegetables and soup and Nepalese versions of western food such as pizza and French fries too. There will be also various types of snacks such as biscuits, chocolates, nuts etc also special cakes prepared by our cook with plenty of drinks such as tea, hot chocolates, coffee, juice etc… And for the Full board expedition service food for higher camps above base camp will be various types of light / energy foods such as chocolate bars, dry fruits, biscuits, tea, coffee, sugar, whole meal packed food etc….

Drinking water during Ama Dablam expedition
During approach from Lukla to Ama Dablam Base camp and Back to Lukla all teahouses have boiled water that is quite safe to drink. Your guide will provide you with all the water you need during your trek to Base Camp, though you may also buy bottled water on the trail, but we do not encourage much on this as the plastic bottles are difficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem. During your stay at Base camp the water source is either from a small stream or snow melting that our cooks boil and 100% safe to drink or cooking. Above Base camp in the mountains the water source is from snow melting which is safe for drinking as well.

Equipment you should bring
Choosing the right equipment is very important especially for climbing. All group climbing equipments for Ama Dablam Climbing such as ropes, tents, snow bars, ice-screws, shovel, cooking pots are provided from Mountain Climb for full board expedition service, whereas you need to have enough personal clothes to stay warm and good gears for climbing or cool yet not over packed. Usually you will have warm days and very cold nights. Detailed information about the personal gear are available on request or briefly explained about the gear list section of the page.

Extra money to bring
Without knowing your proper service selection of the expedition either Full Board expedition service, Base camp service or any other services, it is next to impossible to justify the correct amount you would need to bring, but there will be always only little money that you can bring for personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks, personal equipment etc... Therefore, we advise you on this after your chosen expedition service.

Experience of our guides / staffs
MOUNTAIN CLIMB has some of the most dependable and experienced guides / Climbing Sherpas. All of our guides / Climbing Sherpas have spent years climbing mountains and Ama Dablam Climbing experience with many times to the Summit, so you can be confident in our staffs.

Accommodations & toilet facility
We provide twin sharing hotel accommodation for Ama Dablam Climb expedition climbing members in Kathmandu. During your approach to / fro Lukla -Base camp you need to share room with other people as there are no single room facility in lodges. At Base camp you will be provided a single tent with thick mattress and pillow to make your sleep comfortable and at Camp I and above Camps, you need to share tent with another member which will be also warmer. There will be also a separate toilet and shower tent facility at Base Camp.

Environmental Responsibility
Our approach is to raise environmental awareness among Climbers making the Ama Dablam Climb an Eco-Ama Dablam Expedition. We also give information to our valued clients on how to minimize maximum damage on the environment. We clean up and bring all our garbage back from Ama Dablam Base Camp and from the mountain as far as possible produced during the expedition. Yearly we invest 3% of our net profit for the above purpose and furthermore, in participating in various social works in Nepal. We always heartily welcome and enchant your comments and suggestions for a better way to serve our customers, environment and nature.

Apart from above if you have any further comments or suggestion, please write us: info@Mountain-Climbs.com

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Trip Facts

Ama Dablam Climb

Elevation: 6,856m / 22,494ft.
Climb the world’s most impressive mountain
Coordinates: 86° 52' 02'' E - 27° 51' 39''N, located in Khumbu Himal, Nepal                        
Duration: 30 days    Grade: 3 (needs good level of physical fitness & at least some technical mountaineering / climbing experience)
First Ascent of Ama Dablam: 13th March, 1961 by Barry Bishop, USA, Mike Gill, NZ, Mike Ward, UK  & Wally Romanes, NZ via the southwest ridge
Starting from: Lukla      Ending at: Lukla

Ama Dablam Climb fixed departure expedition 2018/2019

Days Spring Autumn Outlined itinerary Overnight
1 16-Apr 3-Oct Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.  Hotel
2 17-Apr 4-Oct Kathmandu at leisure/Administrative formalities Hotel
3 18-Apr 5-Oct Fly Kathmandu-Lukla (2840m) & trek to Phakding (2630 m).  Lodge
4 19-Apr 6-Oct Trek to Namche Bazaar (3445m) Lodge
5 20-Apr 7-Oct Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.  Lodge
6 21-Apr 8-Oct Trek to Tyangboche (3,867m).  Lodge
7 22-Apr 9-Oct Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4576).  Camp
8 23-Apr 10-Oct Ascent of Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856m/22,494ft) using 3 camps Camp
9 24-Apr 11-Oct Ama Dablam Climbing Camp
10 25-Apr 12-Oct Ama Dablam Climbing Camp
11 26-Apr 13-Oct Ama Dablam Climbing Camp
12 27-Apr 14-Oct Ama Dablam Climbing Camp
13 28-Apr 15-Oct Ama Dablam Climbing Camp
14 29-Apr 16-Oct Ama Dablam Climbing Camp
15 30-Apr 17-Oct Ama Dablam Climbing Camp
16 1-May 18-Oct Ama Dablam Climbing Camp
17 2-May 19-Oct Ama Dablam Climbing Camp
18 3-May 20-Oct Ama Dablam Climbing Camp
19 4-May 21-Oct Ama Dablam Climbing Camp
20 5-May 22-Oct Ama Dablam Climbing Camp
21 6-May 23-Oct Ama Dablam Climbing Camp
22 7-May 24-Oct Ama Dablam Climbing Camp
23 8-May 25-Oct Ama Dablam Climbing Camp
24 9-May 26-Oct Withdraw Base Camp Camp
25 10-May 27-Oct Trek to Tyangboche (3,867m). Lodge
26 11-May 28-Oct Trek to Monju (2815m). Lodge
27 12-May 29-Oct Trek to Lukla (2840m).  Lodge
28 13-May 30-Oct Fly Lukla/Kathmandu & transfer to hotel. Lodge
29 14-May 31-Oct Kathmandu at leisure.  Hotel
30 15-May 1-Nov International departure. Hotel
 

Ama Dablam Climb Full board expedition service includes:
•    4 nights standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis,
•    Airport-hotel-airport transfers,
•    Internal flight tickets with airport tax,
•    Ama Dablam Climbing and all other applicable permits,
•    Cargo clearance & duties fees,
•    3 member : 1 Professional High altitude climbing Sherpa backed Base Camp cook & kitchen helpers,
•    1 Government liaison officer,
•    Daily wages, equipment allowance, insurance, food for above mentioned staff, porters and Liaison officer,
•    3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) throughout the expedition period at Base camp & while approach to      from Ama Dablam Base camp,
•    Base camp tent with thick mattress, chair, table, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent,
•    31 kg weight allowed per member for personal equipment,
•    Transportation of all food supply & expedition equipments to / from Base camp,
•    Garbage shipped off charges from Base Camp,
•    High altitude (above Base camp) food,  fuel for member & climbing Sherpas,
•    High altitude tent, ropes, snow bar, rock piton, fixings, shovel, ice-screws etc…
•    1 Gamow bag / O2 for emergency use  only,
•    Satellite phone, Walkie-Talkies,
•    Solar panel for power supply,
•    Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,

Cost excludes:

•    Travel to /from Nepal,
•    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, drinks, postage, telephone bills & all items of personal nature,
•    Personal travel, high risk, accidental and medical insurance of member,
•    Climbing Sherpa summit bonus US$ 490 per Sherpa, US$ 280 per person (those who do not go to summit due to client reason),
•    Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the expedition due to sickness or emergency purpose.
•    Any extra services not mentioned herein cost inclusion.

 Ama Dablam Climb Base camp service includes:
•    4 nights standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis,
•    Airport-hotel-airport transfers,
•    Internal flight tickets with airport tax,
•    Ama Dablam Climbing and all other applicable permits,
•    Cargo clearance & duties fees,
•    Base Camp cook & kitchen helpers,
•    1 Government liaison officer,
•    Daily wages, equipment allowance, insurance, food for above mentioned staff, porters and Liaison officer,
•  3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) throughout the expedition period at Base camp and while             approach to/ from Ama Dablam Base camp,
•    Base camp tent with thick mattress, chair, table, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent,
•    31 kg weight allowed per member for personal equipment,
•    Transportation of all food supply & expedition equipments to / from Ama Dablam Base camp,
•    Garbage shipped off charges from Base Camp,
•    1 Gamow bag / O2 for emergency use  only,
•    Solar panel for power supply,
•    Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,

Cost excludes:
•    Travel to /from Nepal,
•    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, drinks, postage, telephone bills & all items of personal nature,
•    Personal travel, high risk, accidental and medical insurance of member,
•    Any services above Base camp,
•    Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the expedition due to sickness or emergency purpose.
•    Any extra services not mentioned herein cost inclusion.
Ama Dablam Climb Gear List
Group climbing equipment, including fuel, stoves, ropes, fixings, tents, snow bars is supplied from Mountain Climb for Full Board expedition service whereas Climbers will need to provide their own personal equipment.

Ama Dablam Climb Personal Gear List

TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT
• 1 Climbing Harness
• 1 pair of climbing boot.
• 1 pair of Gaiter
• 1 pair of Strong Crampon
• Perlon. 6 mm, 40ft long.
• 1 Daypack (approx 45 lit)
• 1 Ice-Axe with leash (60 cm)
• 1 Jumar (Ascender)
• 1 Belay device: ATC or figure 8.
• Carabiners: 4 Screw-gate (locking) and 6 regular twist-lock.

FOR SLEEPING

• 1 High Altitude Sleeping Bag (Expedition quality minus 20° C)
• 1 B.C. Sleeping Bag (minus 20° C)
• 1 Therma-Rest foam pad.

FOR HEAD
• 1 Woolen warm hat that fully covers your ears
• 1 Good sun hat or baseball cap
• 1 Bandanas or Neck gaiter
• Thick balaclava, very thin balaclava or face mask
• Sun cream (2 small tubes).
• Balaclava: 1 heavyweight & 1 lightweight
• Lips cream (2 sticks).

FOR HAND
• 1 pr polypro gloves.
• 1 pr over mitts (Gore-tex) double liners
• 1 pair of fleece/ wind stopper glove

CLOTHES

• 1 Thick fleece pant
• 1 Fleece jacket
• 4 T-shirts
• 2 Cotton pants or trekking pants
• 2 expedition T-shirts
• 1 wind proof jacket (Gore-tex)
• 1 Pile jacket: 1 Heavyweight pile
• 1 Pile pant
• 2-3 pieces of regular lightweight underwear. Synthetic or wool, but no cotton!
• 1 Long underwear
• 1 Long-sleeved shirts
• 1 Down Jacket
• 1 Down Pant.
• 1 Down parka
• Gore-Tex Shell Pants & Shell Jacket with hood.

FOR LEGS
• 1 Light hiking boots or trekking shoes
• 1 pair of sandle or Sport shoes or low top shoes
• 2 pair brand new wool or Pile Climbing socks
• 2 pair brand new liner socks. Thin wool, nylon
• Vapor barrier socks(Optional)
• Some lightweight socks

BITS AND PIECES:
• Plastic bags
• 2 lighters
• Notebook/pens/pencil
• Reading material
• Music player and tapes (if prefer music)
• 2 Locks
• Games- if you prefer(cards, dice, mastermind, rumicub, uno, frisbee, small ball etc.
• Money pouch/belt/inside pocket
• Clothes peg
• Ear plugs PRIMARY ESSENTIALS
• Passport and some copies
• 2x Passport photos
• Credit card
• Traveller's cheques
• $ cash, some in small bills
• Important addresses and phone numbers
• Airline Tickets

MISCELLANEUS
• A good quality small Camera (Optional)
• 1 Water bottle.
• 1 Liter Thermos Flask
• 1 Pee bottle
• Two sets of high quality Sunglasses (100% UV, IR)
• 1 Swiss Army knife
• Compressions stuff sacks
• 1 Headlamp with spare batteries and bulbs
• 1 Large good quality duffle bags with lock.
• Cup:
• Bowl
• Spoon

TOILETRIES

• Lip salve, Razor, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Shaving cream, Liquid soap (biodegradable). There should be sufficient throughout the duration of your expedition.
• Small towels (2) Nail clipper, Mirror, Scissors

HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS/MEDICINE
Acute Mountain Sickness (if going above 2500m)
Diamox (Acetazolamite) 250mg

Antibiotics
Ciproloxacin 500mg or norfloxacin 400mg

Antibiotic/anti-fungal skin application
Antibiotic (mupirocin 2%) ointment (15gm tube), Antifungal (clotrimazole or miconazole) cream
Allergy Inflammation & Itch
Anti-inflammatory cream/ointment/gel, hydrocortisone cream 1%

Antiseptic
Povi-Iodine (Betadine), Savlon or Dettol soap, burn cream silver sulphadiazine (20 gm tube)

Disinfectant for water
Iodine tabs or iodine solution eg. Lugol's or iodine crystals (25ml with dropper)

Diarrhea
Imodium or Lomotil caps

Eye and Ear infection
Antibiotic drops or ointment for eye and ear

Indigestion
Antacid tabs

Nausea and Vomitting
Maxolon or Stemetil

Painkillers (Analgesics)
Paracetamol, ibuprofen 400mg

Oral Rehydration Solution
Oralyte, Gastrolyte, or Electrobion (2 pacs)

DRESSING AND WOUND CARE

Bandaids, Cotton buds, gauze squares, Sterile non stick dressing 10 cm, small roll of 10 cm adhesive tape bandage, elastic bandage 10 cm, closures eg. Steristrips 6 mm wide

INSTRUMENTS
Tweezers, scissors, sewing needle, safety pins, latex gloves

IMMUNISATION
At least six weeks before the departure you will need to consult your doctor to work out an immunization schedules relevant to the Himalayas. You should normally be immunized against Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A, Cholera, though you must also contact your doctor for necessary immunization details.

Vaccinations against the following diseases may be useful, although they might be difficult or expensive to obtain. Your doctor will let you know if they are appropriate:
-Rabies.
-Meningitis.
-Japanese Encephalitis.

DENTAL CHECKS
It is most important that you have a through dental examination before the expedition and have any necessary treatment carried out. Dental treatment on the mountain is likely to be drastic and traumatic!

INSURANCE
All our Climbing Sherpas, kitchen staffs and porters are insured through a reputed Insurance company covering accidental, rescue as well as medical whereas All climbing members must be insured before commencing on an Expedition. It is advised that you buy the Insurance Policy right from the home Country through a reliable Insurance company covering medical, accidental and rescue evacuation. Please ensure with your insurance company whether they really cover the risk for such high altitude mountaineering expedition.


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Payment to Mountain Climb

An advance of 25% of the total cost is required when booking expedition, to be paid at least three month before departure to Mountain Climb.

The balance must reach us at least two months prior to expedition date to confirm a place/s. It can also be paid in Kathmandu before expedition departure on mutual agreement but on certain special condition only.

Mountain Climb reserve the right not to operate expedition without FULL payment receipt before departure for an expedition.

 We do accept last minute bookings if places are open for any departure (up to three weeks before trip date) in a first come, first served basis.

A group / individual participant must arrive Kathmandu at least two days in advance (4 days for Tibet expedition) in order to process your expedition or Tibet permits.

Mountain Climb Cancellation policy

In event of cancellation of your expedition the following charges will be made:
-More than 7 weeks before departure - Deposit amount
-6 weeks before departure date - 25% of total cost
-4 weeks before departure date - 50% of total cost
-Less than 3 weeks before departure date - No Refund.

Please provide us your bank transferred receipt, after the transfer of payment to our account.

Note!
We regret to inform you that we do not accept personal cheques or credit cards due to complicated bank procedures and delays.

Your Complete Financial Protection
Being a reputed and responsible Climbing Expedition organizer company, you can book your trip with Mountain Climb in complete confidence that all monies you deposit / pay for a trip are fully protected.

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