|Kathmandu||Everest Base Camp||1400m-5380m|
|Kathmandu||Dhaulagiri Base Camp||1400m-4748m|
Every person who has a decent GK score will know the answer to the Question “Which is the tallest mountain in the world”. Obviously, Mount Everest, it is. But many don’t know the exact location of the gigantic mountain!
Mount Everest is located in a beautiful landlocked country- “NEPAL”- Sagarmatha Zone-Solukhumbu District- Mahalangur Range. The exact coordinate of the location is Latitude-27.9878 N and Longitude-86.9250 E.
Whether it was for broadening your spectrum of General knowledge or for planning a trekking or mountaineering expedition: there you have it- the answer- Mt Everest is located in Nepal.
The mountain is known as “Sagarmatha” in local language i.e. Nepali. The name was coined in the 1960s by Nepali authorities. The Tibetans regard it as “Chomolungma”. The mountain rises exactly between the border of Nepal and Tibet (Autonomous Region of China).
Nepal is mountaineering and trekking capital sandwiched by the two geographically monstrous counties China (to the north) and India (in all the remaining sides). Nepal is famous for its marvelous mountains all over the world. Thousands of tourists flock the Himalaya region of Nepal to view the serene beauty that the country has on display.
Every year a whopping 25,000+ trekkers go for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Everest Base Camp trek is the best way to see the summit of the world.
For those who are planning to conquer the Everest, there is good news. The death rate of Mount Everest climbers is very low!
More than 5000 people have already had the experience of being on “Top of the World”. 265 unfortunate souls have lost their lives either trying to make it to the top or making it back to the base camp. So, the death rate is a mere 5 out of 100.
That is almost ten times lower than the 10th highest mountain in the world- Annapurna. Annapurna has a death rate of nerve wrecking 41%! The recent death rates are even lower. With the modern safety equipment and development of different types of technology to assist the mountaineers in their ascend, the death rate is declining.
The easiest way for an Everest Expedition is the south Col. The mountain is named after the famous Welsh explorer ‘Sir George Everest’. He located the tallest mountain in the world in the 19th century.
To explain the formation of Mount Everest and The Himalayas, we have to consider the events that date back hundred of thousand of years. The formation of the Himalayas can be credited to the currents of the ocean. There was an Indian plate floating in the middle of the ocean. The whole plate due to the continuous tides of the ocean moved up north towards the Tibetan plate.
When the two plates met, there was a mega event which allowed for the formation of the Himalayas. The aftershocks of the actual event can be experienced even now in the form of the earthquakes. Most of the earthquakes in the region have something to do with the mega event.
The coordinates Latitude- 27.9878 N and 86.9250 E is the highest point from the sea level because it might be the point where the two tectonic plates first came in contact. (This is just an assumption. You can present your own theory in the comments section.)
Climbing Mount Everest usually takes 2 months. A full detail of the expedition is available here.
Fastest summit of the Everest from south base camp with supplemental oxygen: 8 hours & 10 minutes by Pemba Dorje.
Fastest summit of the Everest from south base camp without supplemental oxygen: 20 hours and 24 minutes by Kazi Sherpa.
Longest stay at the summit of Mount Everest: 21 hours by Babu Chiri Sherpa. (Ref for this section: Wikipedia)