Where is Mount Everest Located?
First of all, Mt. Everest & Mount Everest name is similar and it lies in Asia, so don’t get confused. Likewise, Mount Everest is located in the North-east of Nepal & south-central Tibet of China. More precisely Everest is located at 27.59°N and 86.55°E according to China’s National Surveying and mapping Administration in 2005, but now it’s showing 27.9881°N and 86.9250°E. (which is true?)
Where is Mount Everest in Nepal Map?
Similarly, due to the location of Everest on the border between Nepal and Tibet, it’s a little confusing to determine where is Mount Everest. However, the truth is; North slope is located in the territory of the People’s Republic of China and South Slope of Mt Everest lies in Nepal. But the main summit/peak is located in Nepal. Therefore, if anyone asks where is Mount Everest? then from history until now the location of Mount Everest is in Nepal.
Mount Everest is situated in the Khumbu region and lies in Mahalangur Himal-known as section of Himalayas/ highest mountain range in the world. Rather than Mt. Everest, you can find the other four highest peaks in Mahalangur Himal. The easiest way to climb Mt Everest lies in Nepal as well as you can also do trekking at the base camp of Mt Everest.
What is the height of Mount Everest?
After the argument between China and Nepal; as to whether the official height of Mount Everest should be as per rock height or snow-capped height, they came to an agreement in 2010 to announce the height of Mount Everest as per snow-capped height which is 8,848m (29,029 ft).
Now officially, the height of Mount Everest is 8,848m (29,029 ft) and if you want to know the height of the Mt. Everest without snow-capped, then it’s 8,844.43m (29,017ft) above sea level. Similarly, it’s open for climbing for all the adventurous people out there. Nepal is going to publish the exact height of Mount Everest in the near future. Nepal survey department successfully measured the height of Everest in spring 2019 and waiting for approval.
What’s the weather in Mount Everest?
For the kind information, it’s always below freezing point all year in Mount Everest. However, at the time of monsoon, there will be snowfall every day. During the spring & winter season, the weather will be cold and the wind beat at the Everest will be 80km/h (50mph) and will cause extra oxygen reduction for climbers which can be dangerous. At the time of summer, it will be warm and wet wind whereas March-May and Oct-Dec are best to have trekked.
Here’s the average coldest temperature on Summit.
|March 19-June 20||-20°C to -32°C||Spring season|
|June 21- Sep 22||-18°C to -21°C||Summer season|
|Sep 23- Dec 21||-21°C to -34°C||Autumn season|
|Dec 22- March 20||-34°C to -36°C||Winter season|
How did the “Everest” name come?
Did you know the real first name of Mount Everest?. It was called “Peak XV” which was named by the British. Now, the “Peak XV” is called Everest, and it was obtained from the great surveyor Sir George Everest. He was the first person who identified the peak as a possible contender to be the highest peak after a short glimpse from Darjeeling.
In 1847, Sir George Everest, the surveyor-general of India was the first person to record the location of Everest. At that time, before Everest’s name came Nepali people use to call it Sagarmatha meaning “forehead in the sky” and Tibetan natives called Chomolungma meaning “Goddess Mother of Mountains”. Later in 1865 this mountain; was officially renamed, Everest.
Who had climbed Mount Everest first?
“Sir Edmund Hillary”, who served as a navigator in Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War II and “Tenzing Norgay Sherpa” who was the organizer of porters, were the first to reach the summit on May 29, 1953. More precisely the first person to stand atop of the world’s highest mountain was Tenzing Norgay Sherpa-29,035 ft.
Likewise, here is the list of other climbers who have set a record in the world,
–Kami Rita Sherpa set a new record making it to the top for 24th time in Mount Everest.
–Dave Hahn from United States nation climbed Mount Everest 15 times
–Ang Rita set a record as, most summits without supplemental oxygen 10 times.
–Lhakpa Sherpa set a record as, most ascents by a woman about 9 times and
–Melissa Arnot from the United States has recorded her name as, most ascents by a foreign woman about 6 times.
–As for the youngest climber, Jordan Romero made a new record on May 22, 2010, who was13 years, 10 months, 10 days old.
How much money will I need to climb Everest?
You will need $45,000 average and for the custom climb, it will even cost $115,000 but there are several requirements or choices. If you take a western guide then it will cost you $65,000. Hiring a guide, gears, documents, permits will surely cost you high and that’s why let’s break down it
Sherpa guide or No Sherpa: Hiring the Sherpa to climb with you will cost you around $5,000 to $7,000 and if you hire a western guide then it will cost more.
Permit cost: The permit to climb Mt Everest from Nepal government is $11,000 per person. You can also ask the permit cost in the Nepal Tourism Board of Nepal too.
Insurance: You have to file the insurance to get your body if necessary; which will cost you $24,000-$28,000
Gears: If your average use of oxygen is 2,51/m then you will need 4-5 oxygen bottles. For gears only you will be spending $2,000 min per person and you have to buy for the guide also. As for the best gears, it will cost $6,000 to $8,000.
The cost for climbing can be affected by the routes you take like, if you took the route from South ridge with a western guide it will take $65,000 and with Sherpa guide, it will take $45,000. However, if you took the North ridge it will take $43,000-$45,000. South ridge is the fast route and safe.
Where is Mount Everest’s best route?
There’s no safe route to climb Mount Everest because, if it was; then everyone would have climbed. Therefore, both the North ridge of Tibet & South ridge of Nepal is considered deadly in their own way. If you take the path from North Ridge then you will have to face extreme cold, more altitude issues than the south ridge and considered as hard than south.
Likewise, from the south ridge, you will have to face Khumbu snowfalls which are considered deadly due to the possibilities of an avalanche. From the comparison of both North & South ridge, the south ridge is considered a direct steep ascent to the summit and technically easy than the north ridge. Whereas, most of the climbers take the south ridge route to climb Mt Everest beginning at 17,598 ft from Everest Base Camp.
What is the death rate in Mt. Everest?
Rather than Mt Everest, the other nine mountains are deadlier and have a high fatality rate. According to NASA Mt Everest has a 4% fatality rate which makes it no.10 deadliest mountain in the world. But it doesn’t mean there’s no death in Mt Everest; less than 5 people die among 100 people after summit attempts. Likewise, Annapurna I which is 10th highest mountain has a 32% fatality rate and K2 or Mount Godwin-Austen has a 29% fatality rate, Nanga Parbat has a 20% fatality rate and many more. Thus, you can find more deadliest mountains than Mt Everest, even though it’s the highest mountain in the world.
Note: On April 18, 2014, 16 Sherpas were killed from the avalanche and on April 25, 2015, 19 people were killed from avalanche at base camp following 7.8 earthquakes.
Trekking in Mountain Region
Nepal government has opened the safe route to different mountain regions for trekking. With the help of trekking, you can see all the Mahalangur Himal as well as learn the culture and tradition of Nepal. Here is the list of Mountain region where you can go trekking: