Mt. Ama Dablam, Sagarmatha National Park

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Ama Dablam is a mountain in the Himalaya range of eastern Nepal. The main peak is 6812m, the lower western peak is 6170m. Ama Dablam means "Mother's necklace"; the long ridges on each side like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women. For several days, Ama Dablam dominates the eastern sky for anyone trekking to Mount Everest basecamp.Ama Dablam was first climbed on 13 March 1961 by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest Ridge. They were well-acclimatised to altitude, having wintered over at 5800 metres near the base of the peak as part of the Silver Hut Scientific Expedition of 1960-61, led by Sir Edmund Hillary.Ama Dablam is the third most popular Himalayan peak for permitted expeditions. The most popular route by far is the Southwest Ridge (right skyline in the photo). Climbers typically set up three camps along the ridge with camp 3 just below and to the right of the hanging glacier, the Dablam. Any ice that calves off the glacier typically goes left, away from the camp. However, a 2006 avalanche proved that this is not always the case. A climbing permit and a liaison officer are required when attempting Ama Dablam. As with Mt. Everest, the best climbing months are April–May (before the monsoon) and September–October.
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  • This is the third most popular mountain, which is permitted for the expedition in Nepal. So, climb this gorgeous mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold...  more »
  • If something special has the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp, apart from its destination, it is undoubtedly the view of the most beautiful mountain in the world: The Ama Dablam.
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  • On the treks from Lukla this is one of the first majestic mountains you encounter. Said to be the most beautiful and certainly is compared to Everest. We did our trek with World Expeditions which we a...  more »
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  • Most precious gift of nature🙏🏻🇳🇵
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  • One of the highest peaks of Nepal Himalayan range. Very beautiful and I think most visible mountain throughout the mount Everest Base Camp trek. Many little hotels and restaurants all through the trek.
  • "Must-see mountain!!!" If you are going for the Everest Base Camp Trek, you can't miss this one! Incredible mountain!
  • Lovely mountain in Everest region
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