Ama Dablam means “Mother and Pearl Necklace” (the perennial hanging glacier is thought of as the pearl). The main peak is 6,812 meters (22,349 ft), the lower western peak is 5,563 meters (18,251 ft). Ama Dablam is a mountain in the Himalaya range of eastern Nepal. For several days, Ama Dablam will dominate the east part of the sky for anyone trekking to Mount Everest.
The normal climbing route is via the southwest ridge. Climbers will typically set up three camps along the ridge with camp 3 just below and to the right of the hanging glacier (yellow cave). Any ice that calves off the glacier typically goes left, away from the camp. A climbing permit and a liaison officer are required when attempting Ama Dablam. The best climbing months are April-May and September-October.