Kathmandu: We stay at the famous Hyatt Regency 5-star on a sharing basis, including breakfasts to prepare the best for the present Ama Dablam Expedition. All dinners are served in excellent restaurants in town where you can enjoy various types of cuisine, from the typical Nepali, Thai, and even steaks and Italian meals. Each restaurant has been screened by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS representatives to ensure that it is of suitable quality for our guests.
During Trekking: We stay in the lodges (small traditional mountain guesthouse) that are recommended by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS as per defined itinerary destination and program. Please be aware that single rooms are not available. Though there are blankets available at the lodges, we recommend bringing your sleeping bag. Showers are available at the majority of the lodges. Please note that in the majority of the lodges the toilets are common, except in a few of them where we provide you with attached rooms (depending on availability), in particular in Namche, Gokyo and Lukla in order to enjoy a shower and your rest day.
Many lodges serve a variety of cuisines such as Continental, Indian, Tibetan, and local cooking. Please note that the beverages are on each participant’s charge, except the coffee and the selection of teas that are served for breakfast and in the afternoon upon your arrival, as well as some special snacks provided by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS. Lunch packages are also available on some specific days.
The individual beverages until Base Camp are on each participant's own charge.
During Lobuche Peak climbing: According to the present program, we settle campsites at the Lobuche base camp, installing dining and kitchen tent, and enjoy the meals prepared by our kitchen team. Sleeping tents are provided on a sharing basis with an individual mattress.
To make your stay comfortable in the campsites, WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS provides the lighting for the dining and kitchen tents and solar batteries charging facilities.
Ama Dablam Base Camp: WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ Base Camp is comfortable, warm, and well organized. Each participant has an individual extra double large tent where one can almost stand to change the clothes (about 165cm high). Light, insulation from the ground, and an extra-large thick mattress with a soft pillow are provided for each tent.
Our triple skin base Primaloft dining tent is heated in the evening (by the heater) and the ground is insulated and topped up with a Tibetan carpet. Our kitchen is hygienic, clean, and equipped with modern utensils and stoves. Likewise, the shower tent is facilitated with a hot gas system with shampoo, shower gel, body lotion, and mirror. The toilet tent is big enough to render a high altitude toilet comfortable, equipped with toilet paper and fresh Odinel. A water bucket with soap and hand sanitizer is at your disposal besides the dining tent. Similarly, a store tent and communication tent will be set up, depending on the number of participants. Radio, Internet, phone, and batteries charging facilities are part of the Base Camp.
During the Expedition, you can enjoy various kinds of food, from the typical Nepali food to all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, European, Indian, Japanese, etc.) Fresh bread, cakes, and cookies at BC and ABC, along with varieties of drinks, among others, hot chocolate, coffee, and fruit juice. Fresh vegetables, fruits, and, meat are supplied as regularly as possible from our kitchen. On request, for higher camps, a freshly cooked hygienic food or a packed food (as per condition) can be provided from our Kitchen Team as well as drinks and snacks.
Light and Generator: Base Camp is equipped with a powerful generator (with less noise but strong power for the altitude) and a solar recharge system.
Your safety is of supreme concern while traveling with WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS. For safety our major aspects are:
- 2 Climbing Sherpas for the Group
- WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS Team consists of new generation climbing Sherpas who are highly trained and skilled in Alpine climbing, educated, have numerous experiences of high altitude climbing, are fluent in various languages and last but not least, friendly and supportive
- Full-time Base Camp Manager for Logistic service
- We are flexible and supportive being a small group of Climbers compared to other big outfitters which consist of more than 10 climbers in the team
- First Aid medical box, including 2 oxygen bottles with mask and regulator for emergency
- 1 Radio set per 2 participants during the ascents
- A 24-hour service based radio station at Base Camp
- Satellite phone (personal communications on each participant's own charge)
- Weather forecast
- Pre- acclimatization climb on Lobuche Peak, 6119 meters
- Fixing lines by Sherpa Team, where necessary
- 1-day workshop at Base Camp
- 1-day workshop before going to the final Summit push which consists mainly of giving advice for the appropriate handling of the personal things which may be effective during the climbing
- We are associated with the local Helicopter Rescue companies
The success of this Expedition depends on both the personal condition of each participant and the experience of our Team. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ team has been carefully selected according to their experience in the specific environment and personal aptitudes. Our team is thus highly experienced, skilled, trained, courteous, and helpful.
WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ is proud to support our local staff by providing them with a fair salary, encouraging them to take mountaineering workshops, wilderness first aid training, environmental preservation courses, garbage management, team leadership, and language refreshers on a regular basis.
Our Climbing Sherpa Guides: The number is depending on the size of the group of participants to this Expedition. Our climbing Sherpa Team is a professionally qualified team with great experience in guiding at high altitudes in the Himalaya and deep knowledge about the culture and traditions of this part of the Himalaya. It is the Sherpas' role to fix the tents, the ropes, where necessary, and assist you all the way to the summit.
Our Kitchen Team: It plays a vital role during the entire expedition. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS Cooks are specialized, experienced, and trained in outdoor cooking at high altitudes, respecting the fundamental principles of hygiene and proper management of the Base Camp and its surroundings. Cook's role is also to manage the Base Camp in the absence of the Leader/Sherpa team. Different types of cuisine and bakeries are served during the climbing period. Our Kitchen Team ensures also that the garbage is properly managed and the campsite is kept clean after its use.