Ama Dablam Nepal

Everest Base Camp Mountain Cameo

Ama Dablam from the Everest Base trek
Ama Dablam photo taken between Namche Bazaar and Tengboche

On our first flight to Lukla, as we flew along the Himalayas mountain range, a European man in his seventies, pointed out the names of various mountains to my husband who was sitting across the aisle from him. I was impressed. This guy knew his mountains. It was his seventeenth trek to Nepal. Warning: trekking in Nepal is addictive.

I wanted to be able recognise and name the mountains too, so before our trek in 2015 I studied up on them, well the pictures at least. Apart from Mount Everest which hides a lot until the very end of the trek, Ama Dablam is one of the first mountains you will come to know and recognise wherever you are. The mountains change shape as you move along the trail as your view changes. Ama Dablam is different it has that funny skinny cone shape and later it has an armchair shape. Remember to use your imagination a bit.

Ama Dablam is first visible after Namche Bazaar and there is good view of from Khumjung, above Namche Bazaar. In fact the guide books tells you Ama Dablam towers above Khumjung. And she does. Are mountains referred to as male of female? Well I’m calling Ama Dablam a she as it means Mother’s Chest  or Mother’s Treasure Chest meaning a jewel box. And by all accounts she deserves some respect.

Here she is from a different angle and location.

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Ama Dablam from Dingboche, Nepal
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This is Ama Dablam taken from Dingboche taken on our Acclimatisation day in September 2018. You can see the arm chair shape from this angle

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