Mount Everest

Mount Everest the roof of the world is located in Khumbu, Nepal. The height of Mount Everest is 8,848.86 meters (29,031.69 feet). It is the world’s tallest peak and the highest place on the planet Earth.

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On May 29, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa reached the summit of Everest. They became the first officially confirmed climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal reached the summit and this historic achievement marked a significant milestone in mountaineering history.

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Everest is home to the legendary Sherpa people “The guardian of the Himalayas”, the home of snowy Mountains, and also the home of the Yeti (the story of the Yeti is still a mystery). The journey to Nepal may not be complete without a glimpse of Mount Everest. One can get awe-inspiring views of the world’s highest mountain as well as the monasteries, cultures, and traditions of the Sherpa people.

Highlights

  • Everest – 8,848.86 meters (29,031.69 feet)
  • Lukla – gateway to Mt. Everest
  • Lukla – 2860 meters / 9381 feet above sea level
  • Kalapattar (Everest trek highest point) – 5545 meters / 18,188 feet

Information about Everest

Interesting facts about Mount Everest

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World record for climbing Mount Everest

How Long Does It Take To Climb Up And Down Mount Everest ?

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First American woman to climb Mount Everest

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Trekking in Everest

Most Everest treks are a minimum of 2 weeks to 4 weeks and the popular Everest treks routes are trek to Everest base camp, trek from Gokyo valley over Chola Pass to Everest base camp, Jiri to Everest base camp trek, and trek to Gokyo Lake. The shortest Everest trek is the Everest View trek which is 11 days.

Most of Everest treks start and end at Lukla with an altitude of 2860 m / 9381 feet. The highest point of the Everest trek is 5545 m / 18,188 feet at Kalapattar (black rock) near Everest base camp. Altitude ranges from 2,860 meters above sea level (9,381 ft) to the top of the world, Mt. Everest at 8,848.86 meters (29,031.69 feet).

The Everest trek could not be an easy trek for all, so one must be mentally and physically fit and fully prepared. It is highly recommended to book your Everest trekking at least 6 months in advance and prepare yourself for 4-7 hrs of up and downhill walking.

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Jiri Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Kalapather Trekking details and Itinerary

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Mt. Cho-oyu Expedition located a short distance to the west from Everest and Lhotse in the Khumbu region

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Other attraction

Sagarmatha National Park with its spectacular scenery of unique physio-graphical features and varied flora & fauna together with legendary Sherpa Culture & hospitality has attracted millions of people from all over the world.

Lukla

Lukla lies in the Khumbu region of Nepal, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Himalayas. It is a gateway to Mt. Everest and has become an adventurous destination. It is 2,860 m above sea level.

One can find trekking materials necessary for trekking, lodges and meals in Lukla. Sherpa people are the original inhabitants of Lukla.

Lukla airport

Lukla Airport is a domestic airport in the town of Lukla. It is also known as name Tenzing Hillary Airport in honor of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa. It has a short runway, a total length of 527 m (1,729 ft.), and a breadth of 20 m (65 ft.) and is known as the most dangerous airport in the world. There is a huge mountain at one end and a steep drop into the valley below at the other end of Lukla airport.

Lukla Airport has unpredictable weather conditions and flight cancellations are frequent during bad weather conditions. During good weather conditions, there are daily flights between Lukla and Kathmandu. You can get there with a 30 to 40-minute flight from Kathmandu.

Oxygen level chart

S.No.AltitudeOxygen
1.Sea level100%
2.1000 m / 3281 ft88%
3.2500 m / 8202 ft73%
4.3000 m / 9843 ft68%
5.3500 m / 11,483 ft64%
6.4000 m / 13,123 ft60%
7.4500 m / 14,764 ft57%
8.5000 m / 16,404 ft.53%
9.5500 m / 18,044 ft.50%
10.6000 m / 19,685 ft.47%
11.6500 m / 21,320 ft.44%
12.7000 m / 22,966 ft.41%
13.8000 m / 26,247 ft.36%
14.8848 m / 29,028 ft.33%

Frequently asked questions

How high is Mount Everest?

Mount Everest is 8,848.86 meters (29,031.69 feet) high from sea level. It is the world’s highest peak, the tallest place on the earth.

Where is the best view of Mount Everest?

From following places you can see the best view of Mount Everest.

  • Gokyo Ri.
  • Kala Patthar.
  • Hotel Everest View.
  • Tengboche / Pangboche.
  • Mount Everest Base Camp.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Museum.
  • Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Route.
  • Phakding to Namche Bazaar Rest Point.
  • What is the closest city to Mount Everest?
  • Kathmandu is the closest city to Mount Everest. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal where you can find the first international airport of Nepal known as Tribhuwan international airport. It is a beautiful city with ancient monuments.

Difficulty to climb Everest

There are risks and dangers involved in climbing Everest like Khumbu Icefall. It is also known as “suicide passage”. Before climbing Mount Everest one has to be prepared by building stamina, steep incline, overcoming altitude sickness, and acclimating to the lower rate of oxygen by going on a few trips from Everest Base Camp each time higher. Getting used to mountaineering equipment like crampons, fixed ropes etc will be helpful during climbing Everest.

Physical Qualifications

Before embarking on an Everest trek it’s important to be sure you are physically able. You should consult with your physician about the recommended immunizations and follow the common-sense precautions outlined below. While you will take every precaution once you arrive at your destination to maintain hygienic and healthy practices, you need to take ultimate responsibility for your health and well-being before you depart and after you arrive.

Everest Skydive

Jumping off just below Everest from the height of 23000 ft and landing at Syangboche (12340ft) and Amadablam Basecamp (15000ft). It is the most thrilling adventure that you’ll get in Nepal. everestskydive.com