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)
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’.
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.
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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