Ama Dablam is widely considered one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Rising above the Tengboche Monastery, its name means Mother’s Jewel Box. The Southwest Ridge offers a challenging climb in an exhilarating setting. It combines snow, ice, and rock terrain on high quality granite en route to its 22,493 foot summit. To acclimatize we will trek in the Khumbu and climb Island Peak before reaching Ama Dablam Base Camp.
This trip also lends itself well to people wishing to trek in this region without attempting any summit. Options include visiting Everest Base Camp, climbing Kala Patar (18,208 feet) for a great view of Mt. Everest, and visiting other valleys within Sagarmatha National Park. After returning to Kathmandu, there is also an option to visit Chitwan National Park. Located in the southern lowlands of Nepal, this park has an abundance of rhinos, elephants, a wide variety of birds, and is one of the last remaining areas of the world hosting wild Bengal tigers.
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