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Mount Everest Tidbits

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Manasseh is all smiles on top of Kala Pattar (18,200 feet) near Everest Base Camp in Nepal.

Manasseh is all smiles on top of Kala Pattar (18,200 feet) near Everest Base Camp in Nepal.

Straddling the China/Tibet and Nepal border, Mount Everest stands majestic as the highest mountain on earth at 29,029 feet / 8,848 meters, along with its neighbors Lhotse, Nuptse and Changtse.

Known originally as Peak XV, Mount Everest was officially named in 1865 after Colonel Sir George Everest, a Welshman and acting Surveyor General of India from 1830-1843. Mount Everest is known by Tibetans as Chomolungma and to the Nepalese as Sagarmatha.

The two most common base camps from which to commence the climb are the southeast ridge from Nepal (approximately 62 miles / 100kms from Kathmandu) and the north ridge from Tibet (approximately 190 miles / 300kms from Lhasa).

For us avid hikers, breathtaking views of Mount Everest can be seen from various treks within Nepal and making for one of life’s unforgettable adventure experiences.