Ama Dablam Trekking Adventure

Ama Dablam, Nepal


02 – 21 OCT 2018

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Ama Dablam Trekking Adventure

Join this incredible trekking adventure, a first of it’s kind and hike to camp 1 (5,700m) of the mighty Ama Dablam.

Ama Dablam (6812m) is known as one of the most aesthetically beautiful mountains in the world. It is often called the ‘Matterhorn of the Himalaya’. It has a wonderful prominent position in the Khumbu Valley, near to Everest. The name ‘Ama Dablam’ means Mother and her Necklace.

This is a once in a lifetime trekking adventure. Led by a female world record adventurer and Everest summiteer, Holly Budge and lead trekking guide, Shera Sherpa. This dynamic duo will give you a unique insight into the world of big mountain climbing and the opportunity to hike up to Camp 1 at 5700m on one of the most iconic mountains in the world. This is the first adventure of its kind as no other trek in the Himalayas takes you to this altitude. Perfect for those who want to test how they fair at high altitude.

No technical mountaineering skills needed just a strong set of pins and an open mind! Very limited spaces so book now to avoid disappointment.

This trip is open to both men and women, however with Holly as the expedition leader female participation starts at the core of this adventure and through this, we hope to encourage and inspire more women to pursue an adventurous lifestyle.

There are 15 places available on this adventure. To secure your spot please follow the instructions in the Book Now section. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us at: hello@boundlessbetty.com

Trip Characteristics

Hotels & Tents

Ama Dablam, Nepal

Trekking

15 max. guests

On the Trek all meals incl.

From $3,740

Grade 3

Airport Pick up & Drop off

17 nights

Guys & Girls

Rental Gear Not Incl.

All possible conditions


What’s Included…

  • Holly Budge as your leader
  • Shera Sherpa as lead trekking guide
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for three nights
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner whilst trekking
  • Return flight to/from Lukla
  • Transfers to & from Kathmandu Airport
  • Permits, sherpas, porters & yaks
  • Group equipment including tents/first aid kit
  • Daily updates for friends & family
  • Guaranteed #goodvibes

…and what’s not

  • International flights
  • Personal insurance (See FAQ 4 for further details)
  • Entry visa
  • Personal equipment
  • Snacks
  • Food/drink in Kathmandu

The Experience

Join British Everest Summiteer, Holly Budge and Shera Sherpa on this authentic adventure in Nepal. This dynamic duo have shared many adventures together, including on Everest and now bring you responsible and fun journeys with purpose.

On this adventure they will give you a unique insight into the world of big mountain climbing and the opportunity to hike up to Camp 1 at 5700m on one of the most iconic mountains in the world. This is the first adventure of its kind as no other treks in the Himalayas takes you to this altitude. Perfect for those who want to test how they fair at high altitude.

You will leave with greater skills, insight and lasting memories. Their motto is Think Big, Dream Bigger.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • A rare trekking expedition, led by world record holding adventurer and Everest summiteer, Holly Budge, veering off the beaten path and up to Camp 1 on Ama Dablam @ 5700m
  • A unique opportunity to gain an insight into the world of big mountain climbing, without the technical skills of climbing on snow and ice or the pressure of pushing for the summit
  • Experience Namche Bazar, a vibrant ‘metropolis’ at 3500m where you can eat, sleep and breathe mountain culture
  • Walk to grassy Ama Dablam Base Camp at 4,500m on snow-free paths through the Khumbu Valley, passing green terraced villages, rushing rivers and lush forests. Points of interest enroute include Tengboche Monastery and the stunning views of Mount Everest
  • Stay in comfortable teahouses and then camp beneath towering peaks
  • Join our team of like-minded individuals sharing a passion for adventure
ACCOMODATION

In Kathmandu we stay in a hotel that is often described as ‘a home where the hosts welcome you warmly and educate you about their traditions and you do not leave the place without gaining friends’. On the trek, we will stay in tents. Each person will have their own tent if desired.


Itinerary

Note: The itinerary of the trip can differ depending on factors such as the weather and local conditions.

Day 1 & 2: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,300ft). Relax, finalise arrangements and explore the infamous Thamel district of Kathmandu. It is a bustling hub of outdoor shops, souvenir shops, restaurants and cafes to suit your every need! Evening talk by Holly Budge with Q&A.

Day 3: From Kathmandu we will fly to Lukla (2,900m/9,600ft) and walk to Phakding (2,550m/8,400ft). 2-4 hours.

Day 4 & 5: Trek up to Namche Bazar (3446m/11,350ft), the capital of the Sherpa Kingdom. Here we rest for a day to acclimatise and enjoy the vibrant metropolis of this unique market town. 4-8 hours.

Day 6: Trek to Pangboche (3,860m/12,700ft) and sleep in a tea house. 6-8 hours.

Day 7: Walk to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,650m/15,300ft) 2-5 hours.

Day 8: Rest, acclimatise, eat good food and have wifi available in the nearby tea house, located a very short walk from Base Camp.

Day 9: We will hike to Advanced Basecamp (5350m/17,600ft) and sleep here for the night in a tent. (4-6 hours).

Day 10: Return and sleep in Base Camp.

Day 11: Rest day.

Day 12: From Base Camp, we will hike up to Camp 1 (5700m/18,800ft) and sleep in a tent for the night. We scramble over large boulders and an easy rock slab in the last section where we fix a “hand-line” to assist you. (5-8 hours).

Day 13: Return and sleep in Base Camp.

Day 14: Rest day.

Day 15: Walk down to vibrant Namche Bazar

Day 16: Rest and relax in Namche Bazar. (Recommend the bakery!)

Day 17: Walk to Lukla

Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 19: Leave with great memories!

 

Reviews

  1. 0 out of 5

    “You could say Holly is a contradiction. A genuinely lovely human being, personable and
    down to earth, whilst performing superhuman acts on a world record breaking level. A
    talented lady, who generously shares her experiences of fearless challenges and
    environmental campaigns. Both an inspiring adventurer and artist, Holly is awesome, in the
    truest sense of the word”

  2. 0 out of 5

    Holly and Shera Sherpa were our amazing guides who led us all the way, took care of any
    need and made it into a lifetime experience. Make sure not to miss Nepal and I hope we will
    be able to return soon!!!

  3. 0 out of 5

    Holly & Shera demonstrated the utmost level of professionalism and reliability during our
    entire trip, helping us with translations, coordinating our overnight stays, and Shera sharing
    his culture with us. We appreciated their knowledge, expertise, and positive attitude. I look
    forward to coming back to visit and working with them again!

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Any last questions? (FAQ)

Please read to fully understand the Operators booking terms and conditions, as well as any disclaimers you might be agreeing to by confirming your booking. See T&Cs here.
The Himalayas is a wild place and the weather can rapidly change. At lower elevations, the temperatures can vary from around 27°c to -7°c . At higher elevations, the temperature can drop below -23°c . The wind is the most chilling factor and can be quite variable. Therefore, it’s important to be prepared for all possible weather conditions.
See our comprehensive equipment list here for more details on what you need.
Travelling in wild or isolated areas carries inherent risks which can lead to injury or possibly death. Some of the trails can have steep sided drops, loose gravel and areas of slippery rock. For this expedition you will be required to obtain sufficient and appropriate insurance. A travel insurance policy that covers cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. Click here for further info.
You do need to have a fairly decent level of fitness for this trip as we will be doing a fair bit of hiking. We will stop for plenty of breaks but you need to be comfortable hiking for a full day (6+ hours) for multiple days. Prior to joining our expedition, please seek medical advice as well as medications for travel to Nepal. Further details here.
Solo members are very welcome. Get ready to meet a bunch of friendly, like-minded people who share a passion for adventure and travel. By the very nature of these expeditions, friendships are made quickly and are cemented by the life changing experiences they provide.
Grade 3: Challenging Physical preparation is essential as you will be walking up to 8 hours per day, sometimes on small tracks. Altitudes will often exceed 4,000 meters, with some days spent trekking above 5,000 meters. These trips involve camping for up to three weeks and sometimes longer. Click here to learn more about the grades.
In Kathmandu we stay in a hotel that is often described as 'a home where the hosts welcome you warmly and educate you about their traditions and you do not leave the place without gaining friends'. On the trek, we will stay in tents. Each person will have their own tent if desired.
The first is: HOLLY BUDGE - WORLD RECORD ADVENTURER | EXPEDITION LEADER; Holly, a big mountain expedition leader, was quite literally on top of the world when she summited Mount Everest (8848m) last year. Her passion for adventure is evident with two world records under her belt so far, including being the first woman to skydive Everest and race semi-wild horses 1000 kms across Mongolia in just nine days. Holly is a passionate conservationist, founder of award-winning charity, How Many Elephants and an engaging motivational speaker. The Second: SHERA SHERPA LEAD TREKKING GUIDE; Shera Sherpa has a wealth of experience with over 22 years of working in the trekking and climbing industry in Nepal, Tibet and India. His extensive knowledge of the mountains is matched by his warm and charming manner. His passion is not only evident for the mountains but for fair and honest adventure. Shera is on a mission to help his village recover from the 2015 earthquake and this is where the idea for ‘Remote Sherpa Village Trek’ was born.
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