A glimpse of the world’s highest peak
Why Mount Everest? “Because it’s there”
With a height of 8,848.13 meters (29,029 ft), Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. It is located on the border between Nepal and China, 605km from Lhasa and 375km from Kathmandu with north face in Tibet Autonomous Region of China, and southern face in Solukhumbu District, Nepal. Today, Mount Everest has become one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world with diverse landscape and wonderful trekking routes. It’s a pride to be there. If you are an experienced hiker, you can enjoy a serious trek to EBC. If you prefer an energy-saving trip, you can directly drive to Rongbuk Monastery area where you can enjoy magnificent front views of Mount Everest.
Top Mount Everest Attractions
Mount Everest itself is a big attraction. While there are many small things and places you can explore after you getting to the mountain. The biggest highlight is to enjoy the fabulous natural wonder on the Mount Everest – white snow, glacier, sunrise, sunset, stars, flag clouds, etc. To explore the beauty of Mount Everest to the fullest, you have to go to two places on Mount Everest – Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp. There are the best locations to enjoy the landscape and take photos.
Mount Everest, also named Mount Qomolangma in Tibetan Language, is the highest mountain in the world. With an elevation of 8,848 meters (29,029 feet), it is also renowned as the Third Pole of the World. Located at the border of China and Nepal, central region of Himalaya Range, the north ridge (in China) of Everest in Tibet has a gentler slope than the south ridge in Nepal, therefore the north ridge route is more chosen by mountaineers. The main body of Mount Everest shapes like a giant pyramid, along with a large glacier stretching more than 26 km. It forms an amazing mountain waves together with other peaks around.
Everest Base Camp
There are two Everest Base Camps, the north one in Tibet and the south one in Nepal. Generally, Everest Base Camp (EBC) refers to North Everest Base Camp because it is more chosen by tourists. With an altitude of 5,200 meters (17,060 feet) and a direct distance of 19km (62,335 feet) to the summit of Mt. Everest, Everest Base Camp in Tibet was originally built as a protective zone from pollution. At present, Everest Base Camp becomes the most desirable and reachable place for tourists to take a panoramic view of Mount Everest – the highest peak in the world.
Rongbuk Monastery is the highest temple in the world above sea level, with an altitude of about 4980 meters. Situated in the north side of Mt. Everest, it is a perfect site to view the highest Everest and stay overnight before head to the Everest Base Camp (EBC) with 8 km away. Endowing the ideal location, Rongbuk Monastery itself is also worth visit. As one of the Nyingmapa Sect monastery built in 1899, it houses both monks and nuns here, which is quite special and different from other temples.