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Where is Mount Everest Located?

Mount Everest is the World’s highest Mountain – It is 8848 meters or (29,029 ft)  high from sea level.

But – Where is it Located? In which Country? Which Continent?

>>  Mount Everest is located in Asia continent. And to answer – Where is Mount Everest Located? (It is a bit trickier) – The correct answer is the Mahalangur Range (not Nepal or China instead ….. Both Nepal & China). And what that means is that – Everest is located in the Mahalangur Range. Again, Mahalangur range is a collection of Mountains (4 giant mountains) that acts as a border between Nepal and China.

The top of the Everest is the separator (kind of No-mans land) and both the Countries operate Expedition here. (You can study the image given below)

Mount Everest with Border indicating the Location.
The Yellow line is the Border separating Nepal and China (Tibet Autonomous Region). In the same way – Mahalangur Range is a collection of Mountains that separate both countries.

Below is an interesting INFO-GRAPH and it should give you some facts and trivia.

NOTE: In case the Image version is not clear – the exact content is written at the end.



Where is Mount Everest Located?

01: Mahalangur Range

Mount Everest is located in the Mahalangur Range (27 degree 59′ North Latitude, 86 degree 55′ East Longitudes). The range lies between the border of China – Tibet Autonomous Region (SouthEast) and Nepal (North). The name – “EVEREST” came after the Welsh Land surveyor General ‘Sir George Everest’.

02: Nepal

A huge portion of Everest is Located in the Khumbu Region of Nepal. It is called – “SAGARMATHA” in native language of Nepal. It means – “FOREHEAD OF THE SKY”. Tourists can trek upto Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) in less than 14 days. Yearly, More than 40000 tourists trek to the Base Camp.

03: China

Mt. Everest is called – “CHUMULANGMA” in Chinese & translates to – “Goddess Mother of Mountains”. It is much harder to ascend from Tibet side and because of this – climbers opt. in to climb from Nepal side. Tourists can trek to the North side of Tibet Everest Base Camp (5,200m/17,060ft).

Things to Know About Everest:

  • Everest is not the Tallest Mountain – It is the Highest (8848m/29029ft)
  • More than 200 corpses are found on the way to Everest.
  • Climbers have to carry 8 tons back when returning (or pay $4000 fine).
  • On average – it takes 2 months to complete the ascend (from start to end)
  • Two Sherpas (Apa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi) has climbed Everest 21 times.


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