Everest Base Camp mountain cameo
On our first flight to Lukla a European man in his seventies sat across the aisle from my husband. As we flew along the magnificent Himalayas mountain range he pointed out the names of the various mountains to Sam. I was impressed. This guy knew his mountains and obviously it wasn’t his first trip. It was his seventeenth time. Warning: trekking in Nepal is addictive.
I wanted to be able recognise and name the mountains too, so before our next trek in 2015 I studied up on them, well the pictures at least. (Back home I’m still working on that). Apart from Mount Everest which is not that easy to spot because it 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 you’ve got to use your imagination a bit.
Ama Dablam is first visible after Namche Bazaar and there is good view of from Khumjung, which is 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.
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Bridge Too Many or Bridge Love – bridges on the way to Base Camp and some photos