Mount Everest, the highest mountain peak in the world, is the proud possession of Nepal. Known locally as Sagarmatha, Mount Everest stands 8,848 meters above the sea level. Mountaineers from all over the world come to Nepal to scale this ultimate challenge of Mt Everest Expedition. It has been close to 50 years since Mt Everest was first scaled but this peak still attracts the highest number of mountaineers. Apart from the Mount Everest, there are other peaks too that are famous among hikers.
Mount Everest is standing 8848m/29029ft tall, standing 5 and 1/2 miles above the sea level. Named after Sir George Everest, the British surveyor-general of India. Everest is known in Tibet as Chomolungma (it means ‘Mother Goddess of the world’) and the Nepalese call it Sagarmatha (it means ‘Forehead touching the sky’ or ‘Head in the sky’) Mount Everest is located half in Nepal and half in Tibet. Tenzing Norgay Sherpa ( Nepal ) and Sir Edmund Hillary
( New Zealand ) were the first climbers of Everest. Via the South East Ridge Route on 29 th May 1953 . In 1975, first woman ever Ms. Junko Tabei ( Japan ) summitted, via the South East Ridge.
After final preparations in Kathmandu , we take a flight to Lukla and begin our teahouse trek up the Khumbu Valley to Everest base camp. We will establish our base camp at 5500m at the foot of the notorious Khumbu Icefall before making our way to Camp 01 at 6200m. We’ll climb to Camp 02 at 6600m smack in the middle of the Western Cwm, up the Lhotse face to Camp 03 at 7200m. Finally, we’ll head up the South Col. to Camp 04 at 8000m before making our summit push.