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Explore Mt. Everest!



Mt. Everest is probably the most famous mountain on Earth, and, at 29,029 feet (8,848 meters), it is certainly the highest in the world. The peak sits on the border between Nepal and the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China, and is called Sagarmatha in Nepali and Chomolangma or Qomolangma in the Sherpa and Tibetan languages.

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About Mt Everest

Catching a glimpse of Everest, trekking to its base, or even climbing to the mountain’s peak, is a bucket-list item for many adventurous travelers. There are a variety of ways to see Everest: Those who don’t want to trek can take scenic airplane and helicopter flights from Kathmandu or go overland to Everest Base Camp on the Tibet side of the mountain.

Travelers looking for a physical challenge can trek to the base camp from the town of Lukla in Nepal; the trip there and back takes a couple of weeks. Mountaineers with a generous budget can also attempt to climb the mountain—an extreme challenge for even the most seasoned mountaineers.