Mount Everest is located across two countries, Nepal and Tibet, or the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. 

In Nepal it is in the Sagarmāthā Zone in the Solokhumbu District. On the other side of the border it is in Tingri County, Xigazê.

The international border runs across the summit of the mountain and it is in northeastern Nepal and southern Tibet in an area of the Himalayas known as the Mahālangūr Himal.

This area can be split into the sections; Khumbu, Barun and Makālu, the Khumbu being the most well known and indeed the most populace one as it encompasses the “normal” route up Everest which ascends the world’s highest mountain via the South Col. 

We have a number of articles and resources about Mount Everest:

Includes details on early exploration and the first ascent as well as a history of the mountain, its etymology, wildlife of the region and information on routes to the summit of the mountain.

Includes details on the major peaks in the Himalayas as well as information on the region and early exploration.

We offer comprehensive lists of books on various mountain regions through our books page helping you to find a guide or an entertaining tale to inspire your own adventures.




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