In a starry night of Himalayas the Beehive Star Cluster (M44) in the constellation Cancer rises above Ama Dablam (6812 meters); one of the most scenic mountains of Himalaya and of the most difficult to climb. Located in the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park, Ama Dablam means “Mother’s neclace”; the long ridges on each side like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women. For several days, Ama Dablam dominates the eastern sky for anyone trekking to Mount Everest base camp.



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  • NGH Reply

    why amadablam is more lighter than other mountains?
    is the light for moon?

    October 8, 2010 at 5:20 pm
  • Babak Tafreshi Reply

    Yes that’s because of the setting moon on the other horizon illuminating the higher altitude mountain.

    October 9, 2010 at 2:22 am

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