Mount Everest

Mount Everest
View of Everest from Kala Patthar in Nepal
Photo by: Wikipedia, Creative Commons

Mount Everest, which literally means “the top or the head of the sky,” is the tallest mountain on Earth. The mountain itself touches the borders of Tibet and Nepal and is a part of the Himalayan Range. During 1856, the name of Mount Everest was Peak XV, but the Geographical Society gave it its official name in 1865 in honor of George Everest. Its total height above sea level is 29,029 feet.

Despite the fact it is the highest peak in the world, hikers and adventurers from all over the world come and attempt to climb this mountain. A whole team of climbers can help both amateur and novice climbers get to the peak. If one follows the standard route to climb, it can be quite safe. However, the problem is that the Himalayas are faced with bad weather and fast wind, leading to difficulty breathing at the high altitude.

Aerial View of Mount Everest
Aerial View of Mount Everest from the south
Photo by: Kerem Barut, Creative Commons

Climbers must pay heavy amount of money to climb the mountain. This fee acts as a continuous source of income to Nepal. However, an equal amount has to be raised to get a license and permit of $25,000 to climb Mount Everest. Until 2007, 210 people have lost their lives to bad weather conditions while trying to climb Mount Everest.

There are two main routes for climbing Mt. Everest. One is from southeast of Nepal and the other is from north of Tibet. The most preferred route out of the two is the one from Nepal. The best time to start climbing is in May before the summer monsoon because the direction of the wind is quite favorable during that time.

Seen from Tingri at 4050 meters above sea level
View from Tingri, a small village on the Tibetan plateau
at around 4050m above sea level.
Photo by: Joe Hastings, Creative Commons
Beautiful View of Mount Everest
Beautiful shot of Mount Everest
Photo by: utpala ॐ, Creative Commons

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30 thoughts on “Mount Everest

  1. saroj panta

    really, it is glory to nepalese people to have such sky over sky i.e the great mountain, Mount Everest.

  2. azngirl

    u need an oxygen tank to survive up there or some ppl u don’t and i no alot about Mt.Everest 😀

  3. mignma gyalje sherpa

    We all the three owner of your company climbed it.
    Mr. Temba Tsheri Sherpa- Youngest Everest summiter as per world Guinnes Record Book
    Mr. Nima Gyalzen Sherpa- 5times everest summitted
    Mr. Mingma Gyalje Sherpa- 4times Everest summitted

    Wow. we climbed the world highest peak. Its amazing

  4. apar datta pant

    when i saw the mount Everest on 2005 from the base camp for the first time i was very happy i can feel like the somethings i have extra with other who only hear the Name of Mt Everest.

  5. thelma

    i will never be able to see god’s natural wonder as this. so, i thank you for these amazing pictures. they are beautiful.

  6. Raj Nepal

    Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of the most famous trekking in Nepal because of the world highest mountain.wonderful views,sherpa culture,khumbu icefall etc….

  7. pie

    omg can u tell me what is the method of transportation to the mountain please i need trhis information for a assignment

  8. Manmohan sigdel

    Means of transportation,,
    Make a airflight to Nepal…..
    You will land in kathmandu (the capitalcity of nepal). You can make a flight to solukhumbu district from kathmandu. And that is the place where mount everest is located……. You can culsolt to a guider from kathmandu.

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