Ama Dalam, one of the most beautiful peaks of the Great Himalayan range stands at an astounding elevation of 6812m. There aren’t many peaks that are as beautiful and have an immense profile that Amadablam has. This mountain is extremely popular among mountaineers and demands high respect because the literal Nepali translation of Ama Dablam reflects as “Mother’s jewel”. The glacier of Southside represents “Dablam” which is a sacred necklace worn by Sherpa women. Amadablam resides at the heart of Khumbu valley which makes it an even more adventurous peak.
Ama Dablam even though it's not as high as considered other peaks in the Khumbu region but is a very technical peak and that is why climbers with previous experience of climbing a trekking peak or any kind of other peak are recommended for the Ama Dablam expedition. The way up is difficult and leads through steep ice and rock South-West Ridge. No matter how beautiful it is, it demands strength and endurance. Due to its unique, sharply pointed soaring shape, ascending this sheer peak is the ultimate dream of climbers. They aspire to conquer it and stand on the incredible summit.
It's one of the world’s most attractive mountains. The awe-inspiring ice-coated granite pyramid-like mountain soars above the Dudh Kosi River valley south of Everest and Lhotse in the Khumbu region. The base camp of Ama Dablam involves a cultural trek up to Everest base camp. The panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu can be observed from the peak of Ama Dablam. The ascent from Ama Dablam Camp I to Camp III is considered the most difficult part of the climb.
Ama Dablam was first successfully climbed by Mike Gil, Wally Romanesl from New Zealand, Mike Ward from the United Kingdom via the South Ridge of the peak.
The route to Ama Dablam peak is completed using a set of four camps.
Base Camp: The base camp of Ama Dablam is situated at an elevation of 4500m
Camp I: Camp one is set up at an elevation of 5600m.The climbers have to pass the toughest and the difficult passing through the difficult saddle ridges; and then should turn to the north climbing up through the rocky ground and through the boulder and you’ll reach Camp I.
Camp II: The rocky bowl climbs the ridge via the fixed lines and reaches Camp two. It's set up at an elevation of 5900m.
Camp III: Camp three the final camp before the summit is at an astounding elevation of 6200m where you will prepare to push for the summit if the weather favors, if not you’ll be descending down the base camp to try for another summit.
The Spring season (April to May) and Autumn Season ( September to November) are the best season and times for Ama Dablam Expedition.
On route to the peak, you will encounter numerous sherpa villages. The aura of those villages is just astonishing who share similar cultures and rituals that they have been following for decades and decades. You will be able to understand how Himalayan settlements have been possible for this long period of time. The village settlements mesmerize you along with warm hospitality which remains forever in your memory.
The Amadablam peak resides in the conserved area of Sagarmatha national park which is enlisted on the UNESCO world heritage site meaning that you will be having a chance to observe rich flora and fauna alongside multiple UNESCO sites including Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan durbar, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Changu Narayan respectively. These sites are to witness once in a lifetime which holds decades and decades of history.
This peak is an absolute bargain because of the multiple destinations you will be covering on one summit, one of them being the most popular trekking destination in the world namely Everest Base Camp. Everest base camp trekking is a long destination in itself, however, during island peak climbing, you can encounter bases residing, camps, and tents on Everest base camp.
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