Word has it that the highest peak in the world is Mount Everest. It is a fact that almost everyone is aware of. The question here is- Where is mount Everest located?
Mostly people who wish to trek to the base camp or conquer it by making it to the peak are concerned with its location. A handful of them might want to know for the sake of knowledge. Whatsoever the reason may be, this article will give you a clear picture of the location of mount Everest along with other information.
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The easiest way to gain an idea about “where is mount Everest located” is by knowing the country it resides in.
mount Everest is located in a small landlocked south Asian country named Nepal. It is bordered by China to the north and India to the south.
Now where is mount Everest located in, in Nepal?
The home location of Everest is the Mahalangur range of the Great Himalayas. It arises exactly on the border line of Nepal and Tibet (27°59’ North latitude, 86°55’ East longitudes) in the southern part of Asia.
mount Everest is known as Sagarmatha in Nepali. Tibetan identification is ‘Chomolungma’. It is also called the third pole. The peak derived its name from the land Surveyor General 'Sir George Everest’ who was the first person to locate the exact position of the peak.
Known as the land of the Himalayas, eight among the ten highest peaks in the world are situated in Nepal, one of which happens to be mount Everest. Its topographical structure and geographical composition makes it one of the best destination in the world for adventure sports.
Among the several extreme sports, Nepal has to provide, trekking to Everest Base Camp is one of the treks. The journey is the closest viewpoint of the highest peak in the world. This trek attracts thousands of people from all over the world and is one of the most visited treks of Nepal.
Not only for trekking, the Everest region is also open for mountaineering. The number of attempts has been increasing since the first successful expedition to the peak made by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa.
On an average, almost all the expedition to Everest takes 2 months. The adventure begins at the base camp of the mountain. Climbers arrive there generally in late march.
The other base camp on the south side is situated at an elevation of around 5,300 meters and sits at the foot of the icefall, which happens to be the first major obstacle. Most climbers walk through this obstacle only a few times but the skillful Sherpa can do it up to 30 times in the course of a season.
The next important port is Camp 2 also known as advanced base camp. From there, the climbers will continue their journey to Camp 3 and Camp 4. After making it to every camp, the climber climbs back down to a lower or base camp. This is a must for acclimatization. In fact, the reason as to why it takes about two months to climb the peak is because of the ample amount of time dedicated to activities concerning acclimatization.
The summit day is usually in mid-May. During this month, the temperature is warmer and the winds are milder. Climbers aim to be on the summit in the morning, with plenty of daylight left to get down before nightfall.
Everest attracts both, the experience mountaineers as well as the armatures. The armatures climbers enlist guides known as Sherpa.
Climbing the Everest is a strenuous task. What makes it difficult is the height that needs to be achieved. Altitude sickness, weather and the wind are the major obstacles of the expedition for most climbers. More than 5,000 people have climbed Everest and 219 have died trying.
There are two main climbing routes- one is the southeast ridge from Nepal and the other one is the north ridge from Tibet. The southeast ridge route is technically easier and is more frequently used.
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