Mt. Everest is the epitome of mountain wilderness. It is the highest mountain in the world soaring at an altitude of 8, 848 meters from sea level! Almost everyone on this globe knows about the legends of this gigantic peak. However, few still have the lingering question in their head – Where is Mount Everest in the World?
For mountain admirers, thrill-seekers, and climbers or trekkers, Everest is at the core. The mountain also known locally as Sagarmatha is in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. According to international documents and facts some parts of the mountain lie in China as well. However, the crest is in Nepal.
Nepal is a Himalayan country with a plethora of snow-capped mountains. More than 19000 mountains are present in this tiny landlocked nation. The country sandwiched between India and China has numerous cultural and natural pride. One of them is Mt. Everest. Similarly, the country is home to other 8 mountains including Everest out of the top 10. These mountainous statistics show that the country is full of mountain wonders and grandeur.
This has propelled tourism of Nepal towards further glory. Especially activities like trekking, expedition, and peak climbing are popular throughout the globe. Every year thousands of visitors perform these activities.
Some people mistake Nepal for being a mountainous country only. However, the country is equally blessed by its diverse culture. Multi-ethnic communities have different norms, values and festivals. Their unique lifestyle and custom have made Nepal the courtyard of different styles of celebrations.
Moreover, ancient palaces, temples, stupas and statues have made the country a heritage tourism destination too. The birthplace of Lord Buddha, the second-highest country in terms of water resources and the presence of mountains, etc. are the identities of Nepal.
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES, unique climate and mountains are the pride of this nation. Even if there are many facts about Nepal, the country is known around the world that it is the abode of the world’s tallest mountain – Everest.
Is Mount Everest located in South Asia, China or Nepal?
Lots of foreigners ask questions abroad such as Where is Mount Everest in Nepal? I get these questions a lot whenever I introduce my foreign friends to the mountains of Nepal. Therefore, I am writing the full details regarding the location of Mount Everest. Everest is part of the Mahalangoor Himalayan Sub-Range.
It is on the border between Nepal and China. Most of the parts of the mountains are in Nepal. However, the northern ridge is in China and the southern ridge along with the summit is in Nepal. The mountain is part of Sagarmatha National Park. It is in the Solukhumbu district. In the Chinese part, the mountain is in the Xigatse region.
How Can You Reach Mt. Everest Base Camp?
Trekking is very popular on the southern side of Everest i.e. Nepal. The Base Camp of Mount Everest on the northern ridge is accessible via overland transportation. However, the southern part is accessible by helicopter or by walking. Everest Base Camp Trekking starting from Lukla or Jiri is very famous worldwide. This is the only way of reaching Everest by walking. You can take a helicopter ride too either from Lukla or Kathmandu.
So, What is the New/Old Height of Mount Everest?
There were several measurement expeditions in the past. In fact, lots of controversial figures surfaced around regarding the height of Everest. Finally, in the year 1955, the Indian survey did the measurement. Later on, the Chinese survey of 1975 validated the exact altitude – 8,848 meters. The advancement in technology however continues to produce differing results.
Whatever the measurements are there is no denying in any reports that Mt. Everest is the highest peak in the world. If you are still confused and have the question Where is Mount Everest in South Asia? Please contact this blogger or Karma Eco Adventure Nepal. We will brief you in detail about Everest and its surrounding.