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How Tall is Mount Everest – Mt Everest Height

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How Tall is Mount Everest?

How tall Mount Everest is the curious question for trekker and adventure lover. A small and landlocked country, Nepal, is rich in Natural resources. Nepal undoubtedly serves as the best tourist destination in the world throughout the whole year. Mountains in Nepal are thrilling and walking on the Lap of the giant Mountain Peak is Dream Come true experience. Nepal got its name as the land of mountains. It contains hundreds of small mountains, and the top 8 are listed as the tallest mountains in the world.

Nepal is indeed a small country in terms of physical structure. It is because of the placement of Nepal between two huge nations India and China. Though it is a small country, the world records it has made are huge. More than this, Nepal is an independent country for a very long period. No, any country has ever rule Nepal. Thus we Nepalese are very much proud of being the citizen of this beautiful country.

The unproductive Southeast, Northeast, and West ridges conclude in the Everest summit. There is a minor bump with an elevation of 28,700 feet (8,748 meters) on the southern ridge.
The mountain is visible from its northeastern side. The height above the plateau record of 12,000 feet (3,600 meters). Similarly, in the north peak of Changtse rises(24,803 feet [7,560 meters]).
Three mountains surround Everest base to the west and north. They are Khumbutse (21,867 feet [6,665 metres]), Nuptse (25,791 feet [7,861 metres]), and Lhotse (27,940 feet [8,516 metres]).

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Mount Everest Height

The final height of Mount Everest has gone through various modifications for a very long period. The height of the Mt.Everest is 29,029 ft (8,840) above the sea level, based on the survey accepted by Nepal and China. After that, different surveying techniques keep producing different results for the literal height of Mount Everest. Technology improvement has recorded various literal height of Mount Everest. Geologist shows their disagreement about whether measurements should be based on permanent snow or rock. The height of the Mount Everest Base Camp is 17,600 ft, which is situated at the altitude of 5,380 meters.

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The name that immediately comes when someone says Nepal is Mount Everest.
Mt Everest is the highest peak in the world and is known to almost everybody around the world. The height of Mount Everest is 8848 meters. Chomolungma, the Tibetan name means “Goddess Mother of the World”. The Sanskrit name Sagarmatha refers to “Peak of Heaven.” Walking on the foot of Everest and observing the sparling mountain through their eye, has become the dreams of many travelers.
However, many people as well as passionate mountaineers are still in confusion regarding its location?


Overview of Mount Everest

Beautiful Himalayas, Rivers, Lakes, Temples, cities are the factors, that make you fall in Nepal, every time you visit here. Mount Everest lies in the ward no 4 of Khumjung VDC of Solukhumbu district, province no 1, Nepal and Tingri country, Xigaze, Tibet (China). Mount Everest lies at 27°59’ North latitude, and 86 ° 55’ East longitudes according to geographical location. It is located on the Mahalangur range of the great Himalayas of Nepal and consists of four of the six highest peaks in the world.

The Mahalangur Range alone holds 4 highest peaks out of 8 highest peaks in Nepal. Mount Everest emerges in the background. The novice travelers may get confused to point out Mount Everest. Thus, it is always advisable to carry some experts or local guide with you. They will clarify all the details about Mount Everest.

It is in the Sagarmatha National Park

Mount Everest deceits in the Sagarmatha national park of the Solukhumbu district. While on the Tibetan side it lies in the Xigaze area. This area is marked as the autonomous region and called the People’s Republic of China.
Due to the easy access and some political barriers, climbing Mount Everest is easy through Nepalese routes. Nepalese routes have to gain the main limelight in the eye of many travelers/summiteers. Trek to Everest base camp means walking around South Base Camp 17,598 feet in Nepal.

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There is a great history behind the actual naming of Mount Everest. Interestingly, the world’s tallest mountain gains its name from the Welsh Surveyor General of India at the time. He was Sir George Everest. It was not a name from those who had climbed it. To the surprise, Surveyer did not want the decency for this.
At that time, Mount Everest has got several names transcribed from different alphabets. But those names were not made official due to various reasons. The Nepali name Sagarmatha was put into use in the 1960s. The name was given based on the location it lies in. Sagarmatha refers to “mother of the land”. While the Tibetan name, Chomolungma means “Holy Mother”.

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Cost for Climbing Everest Base Camp

Climbing Mount Everest is no an easy task and is expensive too. Everest Helicopter tour is super expensive and many people can’t afford it. The cost for a climber is US $11,000 as declared by the Nepalese government. And it is expensive for normal people. Some may also consider it as a luxurious trip.
After reaching base camp, the charge will increase on per day basis. Hiring a Sherpas and a guide would increase your price to $25,000.

Not only this, but there is also an Ice Doctor, specially prepared for seasons route is expensive to hire. You will pay for daily kinds of stuff such as for cooks, phone access, weather forecast, garbage, etc. Depending upon your time duration, your stay at Everest base camp. You’re per day charge increase. The time duration may vary from 1 month to 2 months based on how long you acclimate.

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3-liter oxygen bottle- cost more than $500 each.
You will need at least 5/6 of them and buying for Sherpas would increase the number of bottles. The cost may be at around $2000 for an oxygen bottle.

Boots and climbing suit- cost at least $1,000

You can buy this stuff at a cheap price too but would be of low quality.
Personal gear-cost $7,000-10,000 per expedition.

The average price to summit Everest from the south will be $66,000 in today’s time. The western guide will be included in those prices. In 1996, $65,000 was the amount paid by Jon Krakauer’s team for the summit bids. Reaching the top is a challenging task. You need to be well-prepared for this. Thus, it is recommendable to hire those with the maximum number of successful summit attempts. Dire Hahn holds the record for climbing 15 times as a non-Sherpa climber.

Some important facts related to Mount Everest

The name of the Mount Everest is Sagarmatha in Sanskrit and Nepali, while Chomolungma in Tibetan. Chinese call it Zhumulangma Feng or (Wade-Giles romanization) Chu-mu-lang-ma Feng.
May 29 is celebrated as the International Everest Day. On this day, (29 may-1953), Tenzing Norgey and sir Edmund Hillary had successfully climbed the Mount Everest (world’s highest peak).

Mount Everest lies on the border between Nepal and China (the Tibet Autonomous Region) at 27°59′ N 86°56′ E.
Mount Everest at an elevation of 29,035 feet (8,850 meters), is the tallest mountain in the world.
Mount Everest is called the highest point on the earth’s surface, which was officially declared in 1852. (Governmental Survey of India)

Mount Everest is made of multiple layers of rock. The rocks are folded back and piled up to make Everest.
The lower elevations of the mountain consists of rock which comprises of metamorphic schists and gneisses, topped by igneous granites.
Sedimentary rocks (marine origin) are found on higher elevations.
Below the summit pyramid, there is a transparent yellow band which is limestone formation.
On April 25, 2015, 22 number of accidental deaths were recorded (Most deaths in one day at Everest).
Climbing Mount Everest is possible from both ridge(Tibetan side) and southeast ridge(Nepalese side).

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Climbers of Mount Everest

Kami Rita Sherpa has set the records with number 24, of the highest number of records to summit Mount Everest. (May 20, 2019
Most ascents by a woman- 9 Huliwanna Scroggins/United States
Most summits without supplemental oxygen-10 Ang Rita/Nepal
Apa Sherpa (Utah)- Climbed the summit 21st times.

Sherpa Phurba Tashi- summit Mount Everest, with his 21st successful summit attempt in 2013.
Tashi – portray a significant role in the heartrending 2015 documentary Sherpa.
American Dave Hahn holds the record variety of winning tries for a non-Sherpa; he reached the summit for his fifteenth time in might 2013.
• Jordan Romero—a 13-year-old boy from California—set the record for being the youngest to climb Mt. Everest on might twenty-two, 2010.
• In 2013, American Melissa Arnot summited for her 5th time. She set the record for the first successful non-Sherpa woman to summit Mt.Everest.


Overall maximum Record of Nation 

Record nameRecordPersonNation
Nepal23Prashant Kumar shah  Nepal
United States15Dave Hahn United States
United Kingdom14Kenton Cool United Kingdom
Zealand9Mark Woodward, Dean Staples, Mike RobertsNew Zealand
Japan9Hiroyuki Kuraoka Japan


Below is the list of top 10 highest mountain in the world:

  • Mount Everest (8848m), Nepal
  • Mount K2 (8611m), Pakistan
  • Mount Kanchenjunga (8586m), Nepal/India
  • Mount Lhotse (8511m), Nepal
  • Mount Makalu (8462m), Nepal
  • Mount Cho Oyu (8201m), Nepal
  • Mount Dhaulagiri  (8167m), Nepal
  • Mount Manaslu (8163m), Nepal
  • Nanga Parbat (8125m), Pakistan
  • Mount Annapurna (8091m), Nepal


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Record based on who summited firsts (on certain criteria)

Record nameOwnerNationDate
First climbers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay New Zealand,     NepalMay 29, 1953
First woman SummiterJunko Tabei JapanMay 16, 1975
The first climb (without supplemental oxygen)Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler Italy,   AustriaMay 8, 1978
First winter ascentKrzysztof Wielicki and Leszek Cichy PolandFebruary 17, 1980
First solo ascent (without supplemental oxygen)Reinhold Messner ItalyAugust 20, 1980
First paraglider (descent from the summit)Jean-Marc Boivin FranceSeptember 26, 1988
First female ascent (without supplemental oxygen)Lydia Bradey New ZealandOctober 14, 1988
First Nepalese woman to successfully summit Lhakpa Sherpa   NepalMay 18, 2000
First-person to reach the summit from three different routes (South Col., North Face, and Khangshung Face)Kushang Sherpa India1993- 2003
First two people (marry on top of Mount Everest)Pem Dorjee and Moni Mulepati   NepalMay 30, 2005
First twins to climb Mount Everest togetherTashi and Nungshi Malik IndiaMay 19, 2013


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Final Say,

Visit Nepal and fulfill your most dare dream to climb Mount Everest. We are always more than happy to serve you with our service. Be ready to grab the opportunity to explore the land of Himalayas. I think this article helps you to solve all your queries regarding: How tall is Mount Everest? Where is Mount Everest Located? Various records regarding Mount Everest Climb.

Happy international Everest Day to all the travelers all around the world.

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