Ama Dablam South West Ridge

The cost of the expedition, ex Kathmandu, is inclusive and covers the following:


  • Nepalese government royalty fees
  • All expedition organisational requirements
  • All climbing and trekking permits
  • Air transport within Nepal
  • All team equipment
  • All expedition staff, including qualified Western Guides and experienced Sherpa support
  • All food whilst away from Kathmandu
  • Portage of personal gear from BC to Yak camp
  • All supplies necessary to make a safe and strong bid for the summit
  • Access to AC’s satellite communication facilities
  • Regular expedition dispatches to our website for families and friends back home to follow the expedition’s progress
  • dZi Foundation support for their “revitalize a village” programme – likely to include support for a Nepalese child’s education for a year


  • Air travel to and from Nepal
  • Nepalese airport entry visa 
  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  • Purchases of bottled water while  on the trek, gifts, alcohol (we supply boiled water for drinking)
  • Other charges at lodges/tea houses such as showers, internet access or battery re-charging
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Personal travel insurance /medical/trip cancellation/rescue insurance
  • Any rescue costs or costs of early departure from the expedition
  • Excess baggage charges over 30kg of personal luggage
  • Any costs associated with early departure from the expedition
  • Gratuities