Mount Everest with its overwhelming height of 8,848.86 M, is the highest mountain on the earth. Travel enthusiasts from the entire world dream of conquering the peak of Everest and see it as pride. The glory of Everest is hidden from no one. At least once in a lifetime, everyone wishes to see this beautiful mountain vista in real.

Its antiquated history, variety of food, rich culture, soulful nature, traditions, beliefs, stories, everything makes it amazingly mesmerizing and thrilling at the same time. There is a great saying called “those who closely follow the Everest never know what to expect each season”. Some consider it an adventure, for some Everest is a never solved Mystery. Some climb to the top of the summit while some try to reach at least the Base Camp either by trekking or taking a Helicopter Ride to Everest Base Camp.

It has stories to tell, the happiest ones with pride and the painful ones full of sorrow. One thing to ponder is, “Where exactly the Mount Everest located? Does it have base camps, relief shelters, etc.? We have tried to cover each aspect and provide you with a complete set of information with facts as below.

Why do we call it Mount Everest?

Earlier, Everest was known as Peak XV. Later in 1865, it changed to Mount Everest after the name of George Everest, who was the British surveyor-general of India.

Where is the Mount Everest Located?

Mount Everest is a peak in the Himalayan Mountain range sitting at the crest of the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the great Himalayas and is landlocked between Nepal and Tibet. It is the highest peak on Earth. The top of Everest is in the exquisite Sagarmatha National Park which lies in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. The border of China and Nepal runs across its summit point.

What are the other names of Mount Everest?

Mount Everest has many beautiful local names such as Kangchenjunga, Sagarmatha (a Nepali name that means “Peak of Heavens or Goddess of Sky”), Chomolungma (a Tibetan name that means “Goddess mother” of the Universe), Dhaulagiri, etc.

How many Everest Base Camps are there?

There are two popular Everest Base Camps: one on the Nepal side and the other on the Tibet side. Nepal’s base camp is known as South Everest Base Camp and lies at an elevation of 5364 meters and Tibet’s is called North Base Camp situated at 5200 meters above sea level. One must do a 12-14 days trek or take a helicopter ride to reach the south EBC while you can drive to the south EBC during your Nepal Tibet Overland Tour starting from Tibet and ending in Kathmandu Vice Versa.

How tall is Mount Everest?

Earlier the height of Everest was reported as 8,848 meters high which is 29,029 ft. But, now 8,848.86 meters/ 29,031.69 ft. is the new height declared officially.

From where can you see the best view of Mount Everest?

The entire range of Himalayas is just exceptionally attractive. However, you can see the best view of Mount Everest from Kala Pattar, Gokyo Ri, Hotel Everest View, Mount Everest Base Camp, and the beautiful Sagarmatha National Park Museum, Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Route, etc.

Who was the first person to climb Mount Everest?

George Mallory and his British Team 1921 attempted for the first time to climb Mount Everest. However, no one returned alive hence, no one knows if they climbed.

Mount Everest was successfully climbed for the first time by Edmund Hillary (New Zealand’s mountaineer) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepali Sherpa) on 29th May 1953.

What are the popular climbing peaks on Everest?

Mera Peak, Island Peak, Pokalde Peak, Machermo Peak, Pikey Peak, etc. are some of the popular peaks in the Everest Region.

Livelihood in the Everest Region

The major population at Everest is people from Sherpa communities. They are the people who practiced Buddhism and originated from the East of Tibet. Interestingly, they are capable of surviving at an altitude up to 4,270 meters.

The climate condition at Everest is not suited to all. However, these Sherpas have the inherited characteristic of producing high hemoglobin in their body that helps them survive in environments with low oxygen. Everest has the most challenging terrains, and to survive, Sherpas contribute a lot to tourism by working as a guide, porters, hoteliers, etc.

You will see many monasteries and Shrines in the regions of Sagarmatha including Tengboche Monastery also known as Dawa Choling Gompa in the village Tengboche of Nepal. It is a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery built in the year 1916 by Lama Gulu. It is said that there is a strong link with Rongbuk Monastery which is called its mother monastery situated in Tibet.

At Last,

Mount Everest the most precious natural treasure on Earth. Out of all the other mountains, Mount Everest is the summit of trekking and climbing. People see it as a matter of pride, an antique monument that has gained massive popularity in the tourism sector.