By HB Kham
The most ethereal aesthetic view of exotic pyramid-shaped Ama Dablam peak cradled in the icy laps of Nepal vis a vis Matterhorn and Khan Tengri peaks undoubtedly projects its natural beauty as one of the world’s best sought after peak climbing spot for any travel lover and alpinist.
Situated in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal, the gigantic straddling peak lies to the south of Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha) in the Himalayan region and posits a formidable and luring spot for all mountaineers from across the world.
Therefore, it attracts hundreds of thousands of climbers and travelers to this region every year. An expert alpinist would most probably prefer to summit Ama Dablam (6812m) via the southwest ridge to challenge the icy rock climbing after crossing the three high camps.
The main risk appears in high camp 2 (5900m) and 3 6200m). However, if one is an expert in rock and ice climbing and has already adapted to high altitude, then all the hurdles will disappear like morning dew. So, a lot of guts and an adventurous spirit are also needed to conquer this gorgeous peak.
Why Ama Dablam?
On the southwest of Ama Dablam appears the hanging glaciers that correspond to a Sherpa Woman’s ornament which is called “Dablam”. From this word, the peak got its name according to the local Sherpa people.
How to get there?
Just take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport and follow the Everest Base Camp trail through Namche village and go past Pangboche until the base camp at 4200 meters.
Good Seasons for Expedition.
The end of August, the end of September to August and October and the Middle of November are the fine months for this trip.
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