In Ama Dablam’s shadow

We woke to clear skies and our first glimpse of Everest and Lhotse ( Lhotse is the sister peak and the 4th highest mountain in the world). We are still a four day hike from basecamp and 20 plus miles away but the mountains still look huge.

The air was brisk but quickly warmed to a great trekking temp. We quickly hiked above the tree line and got an amazing view of Ama Dablam. She is a beautiful technical mountain with very exposed camps. I might be already planning a trip back 😜. Ama is 22,349 feet.

After getting lunch at a tea house along the way we headed to the High Lama of the Khumbu Valley where we participated in a blessing ceremony. It was a great experience and powerful. I have a full video that I will incorporate into my GoPro video at the end of the trip.

After the blessing we hiked up to Dingboche which is the highest full time occupied town at 14,553 ft. The conditions are worsening when it comes to the comforts of life, internet, power, flushing toilets. It’s getting real now.


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