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Mt. Ama Dablam, Sagarmatha National Park

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Ama Dablam is a mountain in the eastern Himalayan range of Province No. 1, Nepal. The main peak is 6,812 metres (22,349 ft), the lower western peak is 6,170 metres (20,243 ft). 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 Base Camp. For its soaring ridges and steep faces Ama Dablam is sometimes referred as the "Matterhorn of the Himalayas." The mountain is featured in one rupee banknote of Nepal.
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 1960–61 Silver Hut expedition, led by Sir Edmund Hillary.
Situated at a distance of 162 km north of the provincial capital of Biratnagar and 152 km northeast to Kathmandu, 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). Prior to a 2006 avalanche, climbers typically set up three camps along the ridge with Camp III 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, after the avalanche, climbers now prefer to set just two camps to minimize risk. A climbing permit and a liaison officer are required when attempting Ama Dablam. As with Mount Everest, the best climbing months are April–May (before the monsoon) and September–October.
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  • This is the most distinctive mountain on the EBC trek, can pick it out from almost anywhere. Means Mother and Child, so we were told. The nearest we got to it was at Dengboche and it only for serious....  more
    This is the most distinctive mountain on the EBC trek, can pick it out from almost anywhere. Means Mother and Child, so we were told. The nearest we got to it was at Dengboche and it only for serious....  more »
  • By far one of the most beautiful mountains in the Himalayan range. To sit in the village of Mong, with a cup of Chai Massala looking up at this wonder, is worth all the effort to get there... 
    By far one of the most beautiful mountains in the Himalayan range. To sit in the village of Mong, with a cup of Chai Massala looking up at this wonder, is worth all the effort to get there...  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
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  • Ama Dablam - One of the Iconic mountains on earth The Ama Dablam (6814 m) is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful mountains on earth. If you follow the world's most famous trekking route, Get way to Mt. Everest Basecamp, you first discover Ama Dablam on a hill above the Sherpa village of Namche Bazar. Amadablam has such charm which dominates the hole Khumbu valley(my Opinion). A truly unique sight that will remain unforgettable. The dream of wanting to climb this beautiful mountain quickly awakens. Amadablam- Expedition 2021🧗‍♂️✅🙏 !!
  • 🇳🇵🇮🇳 "Ama Dablam is one of the most spec­tac­u­lar moun­tains in the world and a true alpinist’s dream. This unfor­get­table climb in the Khum­bu region of Nepal involves a cul­tur­al trek into base camp, tech­ni­cal rock, snow and ice climb­ing and stun­ning panoram­ic sum­mit views of Ever­est, Lhotse, and Makalu. We climb Lobuche Peak to accli­ma­tize before going to Ama Dablam. We place two to three camps along the beau­ti­ful South­west Ridge where we have dra­mat­ic and exposed views of the Himalayas."
  • Ama Dablam Expedition Summitted on: 2019 Elevation: 6812m Duration: 22 Days Date of Summit: 6th November 2019 Team: Alpinist Climber Expeditions Ama dablam summit sherpaprakash.com.np Overview Ama Dablam (6.812m) is a mountain located in Himalayas of Nepal, in the Khumbu region, known as the “Matterhorn of the Himalayas”. The unique pyramid shape characterizes this mountain. Ama Dablam is a technical mountain and a big challenge. It is the third most popular Himalayan peak for permitted expeditions. The main peak is 6.812m, Ama Dablam means “Mother’s necklace”, the long ridge on each side like the arms of the mother (ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought as the Dablam. sherpaprakash.com.np ama dablam Season and Weather The best months to climb Ama Dablam are April-May and October-November (before and after monsoon). In April and May, the weather is more inconstant. Those months are expected from snow and ice to heat and warm rain. In September the weather stabilizes and gets warmer. The duration of the expedition lasts about 25 days depending on the client’s physical conditions. Camp 2 ama dablam sherpaprakash.com.np Route The Southwest ridge is the most popular route. Climbers set up three camps along the ridge with camp 3 just below and to the right of the hanging glacier, the Dablam. For a couple of days, you will acclimatize to the basecamp (4600m) while guides fix the route and prepare the camps. The climbing from the base camp to camp 1 (5.650m) is quite long and it takes about 5-6 hours. There are some large boulders to encounter and cairns mark the route. It is easy to get off the route and you have to stay high for safety. Camp 1 to camp 2 lasts about 2-5 hours and it is some of the best climbing on the route. The first hour is traversing granite blocks. The traversing of the Yellow Tower is quite hard as you have to keep your tension on the ropes and don’t climb high. The Yellow Tower is the technical part of the route. Camp 2 to camp 3 lasts 3-6 hours. After a section of mixed ground and snow follows the grey tower, it is around 200m high and there are loose rocks, When you leave the Grey Tower come the Mushroom ridge. The fixed lines run an effective way, you have to be stable on your crampons and focus. From the camp 3 to the summit there is alpine ice and snow climbing. The climb above 6.400m is a mix of ice and snow depending on the season and the conditions. The way to the summit is about 4 hours climbing. Ama dablam expedition Preparation Climbers must be in excellent physical shape to join this expedition. The ropes are fixed the whole way to the summit; you need to be able to climb steep rock and hard water ice, carrying a big pack. It is required that climbers have a previous experience at altitudes up to 6000m. You need to have certain skills and a level of understanding about the equipment you will be using. Many months exercise is necessary to gain a good level of fitness that is needed for high altitude. You need to be physiologically prepared for High altitude conditions. Below top ama dablam sherpaprakash.com.np I personally strongly recommend climbing this beautiful mountain once in your life which offers a panoramic sight to all the climbers.
  • Ama Dablam means "Mother's necklace" and you can see it spread out on both the sides (just like the arms of a mother protecting its child). To see this arrangement, Cho La Glacier lake or Dzongla is the best spot. I got the my first view of this majestic Mountain while crossing over from the Cho La Glacier to Dzongla. It was partially hidden by clouds that time, however after few hours I got a spectacular view at sunset. Ama Dablam's main peak is 6,812 metres (22,349 ft) tall, while the lower western peak is 6,170 metres (20,243 ft) tall. Later on, I also got a view of this mountain at sunrise from the Kala Patthar summit. For several days, Mt Ama Dablam dominates the eastern sky for anyone trekking to Everest Base camp.
  • 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.

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