EVEREST (CHOMOLUNGMA) IS THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN NEPAL AND ON THE PLANET STANDING AT 8848 M (29029 FT) ABOVE SEA LEVEL. IT IS LOCATED AT THE BORDER BETWEEN CHINA (TIBET AUTONOMOUS REGION) AND NEPAL (THE KHUMBU REGION).
Mount Everest is one of the most challenging ascents on the planet, due to its extreme height and severe weather conditions. Not only the climbers have to be very well trained and experienced both physically and mentally, but they also should be prepared for possible avalanches and icefalls posing the biggest danger along the route.
There are two major climbing paths; one of them lies through Tibet territories, while the other, more popular one runs in Nepal. The first documented ascent of the mountain took place in 1953, when Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary made a successful attempt to reach the summit using the Nepalese route.
THE FIVE HIGHEST PEAKS IN NEPAL:
- Everest – 8,848 m (29,029 ft), at the border between Tibet Autonomous Region, China, and the Khumbu region of Nepal.
- Kangchenjunga - 8586 m (28169 ft), in the Himalaya Mountain Range, at the border between Taplejung District, Nepal and North Sikkim, India.
- Lhotse – 8,516 m (27,940 ft), in the Everest massif, at the border between Tibet, China and the Khumbu region of Nepal.
- Makalu – 8,485 m (27,838 ft), at the border between Tibet Autonomous Region, China, and the Khumbu region of Nepal.
- Cho Oyu - 8,188 metres (26,864 ft), at the border between Tibet Autonomous Region, China, and the Khumbu region, Nepal.
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