Amadablam / Island Peak Expedition

Navigating heights in pursuit of glory.

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Trip Overview

Embark on a thrilling adventure with Taktok Brothers as we present an expedition to two remarkable peaks in the heart of the Himalayas: Ama Dablam and Island Peak.

Ama Dablam: The Matterhorn of the Himalaya

Ama Dablam, renowned as the “Matterhorn of the Himalaya,” stands as one of the world’s most stunning mountains in the Eastern Nepal Himalayan range. With its distinctive pyramid shape, Ama Dablam is characterized by a hanging glacier on its southwest face, resembling the sacred ornament box used by Sherpa women, known as Dablam. At 6,812 meters above sea level, the peak may not be the tallest, but its aesthetic appeal is unparalleled. Situated in the Khumbu region south of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam offers splendid views during the ascent to its pinnacle.

The customary ascent to Ama Dablam follows the Southwestern ridge, the same route taken by the pioneers who reached the summit in 1961. Climbers establish three camps just below and to the right of the hanging glacier, facing the challenge of technical terrain in the narrow granite ridges from camp 1 to camp 2. The adventure intensifies from camp 2 to camp 3, with some risk of glacier falls. Ama Dablam demands rock and ice climbing skills, requiring climbers to acclimate to high altitudes. For those with previous climbing experience seeking an extraordinary mountain expedition, the Ama Dablam Expedition is an ideal choice.

Island Peak: Imja Tse

Rising modestly at 6,189 meters, Imja Tse, popularly known as Island Peak, earned its name from English mountaineer Eric Shipton in 1953. Viewed from Dingboche, it resembled an island in a sea of ice. Later, in 1983, it was renamed Imja Tse. Offering a blend of challenge and accessibility, Island Peak is an attractive choice for climbers, including beginners with competitive endurance. Often combined with the Everest Base Camp Trek, this peak welcomes numerous climbing groups each year, making it a popular destination.

Join Taktok Brothers on our annual series of expeditions, where we explore the breathtaking heights of Ama Dablam and Island Peak, creating unforgettable mountaineering experiences.

  • Season
  • Destination
    Everest Region, Nepal
  • Duration
    32 Days
  • Altitude
    6,812m / 22,349ft
  • Groups
    2 - 15 people
  • Walk per day
    4 - 6 Hours


Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. This day allows you to rest after your journey and prepare for the upcoming adventure.

  • Altitude 1,400m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation Hotel

Take a day to rest, attend an expedition briefing, and make final preparations for the trek and climbs ahead.

  • Altitude 1,400m
  • Meals Breakfast/Dinner
  • Accomodation Hotel

Fly to Lukla and begin the trek towards Phakding, enjoying the picturesque landscapes and settling into the trekking rhythm.

  • Altitude 2,800m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge

Continue the journey to Namche Bazaar, passing through beautiful Sherpa villages and enjoying the mountainous scenery.

  • Altitude 3,440m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge

Utilize the day for acclimatization at Namche Bazaar. An optional hike to the Everest View Hotel offers panoramic views of Everest and surrounding peaks.

  • Altitude 3,440m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge

Continue the trek, passing through serene landscapes to reach Dibuche, a charming settlement along the route.

  • Altitude 3,760m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge

Continue the ascent to Dingboche, passing through picturesque terrains and enjoying views of the surrounding peaks.

  • Altitude 4,243m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge

Trek to Chhukung, a beautiful village that serves as a base for Island Peak climbers.

  • Altitude 4,730m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge

Ascend towards the Island Peak High Camp, the base for the Island Peak summit push.

  • Altitude 5,550m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Tent

Attempt the summit of Island Peak (Imja Tse) and descend back to Chhukung after a successful climb.

  • Altitude 6119m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge

Descend from Chhukung to Pangboche, passing through picturesque landscapes and cultural villages.

  • Altitude 3,985m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge

Start the trek towards Ama Dablam Basecamp, entering the region renowned for its challenging climbs.

  • Altitude 4,450m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Tent

Take a rest day at the basecamp, preparing for the upcoming climb and acclimatizing further.

  • Altitude 4,450m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Tent

Engage in rotations to higher camps, acclimatizing and preparing for the final ascent of Ama Dablam.

  • Altitude Varies
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Tent

Initiate the summit push for Ama Dablam, making the arduous climb and returning to basecamp.

  • Altitude 6,812m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Tent

Descend from the Ama Dablam Basecamp to Namche Bazaar, relishing the accomplishment of the climbs.

  • Altitude 3,440m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge

Conclude the trek by returning to Lukla, enjoying the final stretch of the journey.

  • Altitude 2,860m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge

Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla and transfer to the hotel.

  • Altitude 1,400m
  • Meals Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accomodation Hotel

Spend the day at leisure in Kathmandu, exploring the city or relaxing after the expedition.

  • Altitude 1,400m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation Hotel

Transfer to the airport for your departure, concluding the remarkable adventure in Nepal.

  • Altitude 1,400m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation Farewell


  • Private vehicle transfers for airport-to-hotel and hotel-to-airport (Pick Up and Drop)
  • Four nights in a 4-star category hotel in Kathmandu, offering single rooms with a bed and breakfast plan
  • Enjoy a Welcome Dinner at a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu, hosted by Taktok Brothers' office staff
  • Assistance for cargo clearance in Nepal's Customs, with clearance costs subject to charges
  • Expedition Royalty and permit fees from the Nepal Government for climbing Mt. Ama Dablam and Island Peak, including Sagarmatha National Park and Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry permits and fees
  • Provision of one Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary, and accommodation
  • Stool Shipment Transfer and Garbage Deposit fees
  • Medical and Emergency rescue insurance coverage for all Nepalese staff involved in the trek and expedition
  • Trekking and climbing maps provided
  • Receive a duffle bag from Seven Summit Treks
  • Domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and return (Lukla to Kathmandu) as per the itinerary
  • Transportation of all necessary expedition equipment for members and staff from Kathmandu to Lukla (by air cargo) and to Base camp (by porters/yak), with return logistics
  • Allowance of up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek, carried by porters or yaks
  • Enjoy three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including tea and coffee) with accessible accommodation at hotels/lodges during the trek and at the Basecamp. Fresh and hygienic provisions, including green vegetables, meat, fruits, and soft drinks, will be provided via helicopter flights throughout the expedition
  • Porters assigned per member for transportation to and from the Base camp
  • All necessary arrangements for climbing Island Peak
  • Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook and kitchen helpers as required
  • Daily wages, salary, equipment, food, and clothing for all Nepalese staff and porters
  • Individual box tents provided for each member at the Base Camp
  • Single tents, foam mattresses, pillows, dining tent, kitchen tent, communication tent, toilet and shower tents, staff tents, tents for Nepalese base camp staff, store tents, tables, chairs, and all necessary cooking gear
  • Heater available at the Base Camp in dining and other necessary camps
  • One solar panel and generator for lighting at the Base Camp, battery charging, laptops, and other electronic devices
  • Receive training on oxygen use, mask regulator, ice wall, and gear at the Base Camp by a Sherpa Guide
  • One veteran and government-licensed climbing Sherpa per member for the entire climb, including rotations from Base Camp to the summit and back
  • Climbing Sherpa assistance in carrying your gear to the high camps
  • Salary, equipment, food, and clothing for the climbing Sherpa
  • Carry bonus for Sherpas and route fixing charges
  • Oxygen bottles stocked at the Base Camp in case of emergencies (with appropriate charges)
  • A set of Summit Oxygen masks available at the Base Camp in case of emergencies
  • High Altitude Tent, necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, high food for a member, Sherpa, and other crews at (C1), (C2), and (C3). Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required (for both Peaks)
  • Shared tents for members in high camps (2 members: 1 tent) for both Peaks
  • A team of experienced Sherpas to fix the rope and the route
  • Satellite phone for emergency communication carried by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charges
  • Walkie–Talkie for communication from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp
  • Walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff
  • Weather forecast report during the entire expedition
  • Comprehensive medical kit for members and staff
  • Ama Dablam and Island Peak climbing certificates issued by MoCTCA and NMA (after climbing Ama Dablam and Island successfully).


  • Excludes international flight airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Not covered in the cost; the Nepalese Visa fee is $125 USD for a 90-day duration.
  • Costs associated with lunch and dinner in Kathmandu are not part of the package. This also applies in the event of early returns from trekking or expeditions compared to the scheduled itinerary.
  • Additional expenses for extra nights' accommodation in Kathmandu. This applies to scenarios such as early arrivals, late departures, or early returns from trekking/expedition due to reasons other than the scheduled itinerary, and domestic flight cancellations for reasons beyond the outlined schedule.
  • Mandatory insurance covering medical expenses and high-altitude evacuation costs. This includes coverage for trip cancellation, interruption, high-altitude rescue, air evacuation, medical treatment, and repatriation.
  • Excludes personal expenses such as telephone calls, internet usage, toiletries, battery recharge, hot showers, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any alcoholic beverages during the trek and in Kathmandu. Soft drinks will be provided for members at the base camp.
  • Costs related to personal climbing equipment, including clothing, packing items, bags, personal medical kits, and all types of personal trekking/climbing gear.
  • Not covered; expenses for soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used for personal hygiene.
  • Excludes costs associated with special filming, camera, and drone permit fees.
  • Internet service is not included during the trek and expedition.
  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa is not part of the package cost and is set at a minimum of 900 USD.
  • Tips for Basecamp and high camp staff are not included. Calculation and payment are the responsibility of the individual, with a minimum recommended amount of 350 USD
  • Any other services or activities not explicitly mentioned in the itinerary, as well as items not listed in the "Cost Includes" section, are excluded from the overall cost.

Trip Notes

Embark on an exhilarating journey exploring the Himalayan wonders with our Ama Dablam and Island Peak Trek expedition. Commencing in Kathmandu, this adventure leads through captivating trails, enabling an encounter with the vibrant culture and traditions of the Sherpa community. Trek through the picturesque villages of Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche, witnessing breathtaking vistas of towering peaks. Traverse the mesmerizing landscapes, taking in the magnificence of Ama Dablam’s iconic peak and the allure of Island Peak’s summit. Ascend to Island Peak Base Camp, relishing the thrill of mountaineering while surrounded by awe-inspiring Himalayan panoramas. Explore the serene monasteries, encounter warm hospitality, and experience the beauty of the Khumbu region before concluding this unforgettable journey.

Cost of Expedition

The expedition cost for the Ama Dablam and Island Peak Trek includes an extensive array of services meticulously crafted for a rewarding and secure adventure. This cost encompasses trekking permits, professional guides, essential climbing equipment, accommodation in lodges and tents, as well as meals during the trek. Domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and return, along with airport transfers, are also included. Expedition royalty fees for Ama Dablam and Island Peak, comprehensive trekking crew insurance, and porter services are part of this comprehensive package. Moreover, the cost covers vital climbing gear, high-altitude tents, and meals during the ascent, ensuring a safe and fulfilling expedition amid the Himalayan splendor. Please note that the cost structure may vary depending on group size and specific requirements, offering a well-organized and memorable expedition experience.

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Lisa Ligina

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers made my trek in Nepal an unforgettable experience. The entire trip, from planning to execution, was seamless. The team’s deep understanding of the local culture added a unique layer to the adventure. If you want an authentic trekking experience, Taktok Brothers are the ones to go with!

David De-Gia

November 5, 2023

My trek with Taktok Brothers was a dream come true. The staff’s passion for the mountains and their commitment to responsible tourism shone through at every step. I’ll cherish the memories of this journey, and I’m already planning my next adventure with them.

Maria D-Closk

November 5, 2023

I can’t say enough good things about Taktok Brothers! Their attention to safety and the overall well-being of their clients is commendable. The trek was challenging yet rewarding, and I always felt in good hands. If you’re looking for a trekking company in Nepal, these guys are the real deal.

James Cook

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers provided a well-organized and memorable trekking adventure in Nepal. Their guides are not only experts in the trails but also wonderful companions. We trekked through remote villages and breathtaking scenery, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. This company comes highly recommended!

Sarah James

November 5, 2023

I had an incredible trekking experience with Taktok Brothers! From the moment I arrived in Nepal, their team took care of every detail. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the trek enjoyable. The stunning landscapes and cultural experiences made this trip unforgettable. I highly recommend them for your next adventure!

Luis Stitzinger

November 5, 2023

I am aware that even though being a mere entity in this cosmic drama, I have braved plethora of hardships and have languished at the other side of the rainbows.

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