Leaving Namche Bazaar (3400 metres) at dawn it was quite a steep short hike up the mountain above and then down to green-roofed Khumjung. From there Ama Dablam was visible. It is widely regarded as the most beautiful of the Everest park mountains, and I agree.
Ama Dablam reminds me of the sphinx. The first three photos below are of the mountain and Khumjung.
Namche Bazaar to Dhole
From Khumjung it was another tough climb over the Mong-La pass, before a downhill to match, and then a steady up and down walk to Dhole (4040 metres). Some of it was through forestry.
After finding a lodge I started feeling ill after ordering food! I was bed-ridden with stomach and sickness problems for the next day.