Amazing Facts of Mount Everest

Amazing Facts of Mount Everest

Mount Everest (8848.86 m) (29,031.7 ft) is the world’s tallest peak and it’s the king of the mountains. Everest is located between Nepal and Tibet. However, Everest has numerous hidden amazing facts of Mount Everest. This mountain has different popular names such as Sagarmatha in Nepali, Chomolungma in Tibetan, and Everest in English. The Mount Everest Base Camp (5364m) is one of the most fascinating and popular base camps in the world. Numerous trekkers visit the base camp each year and a lot of adventure travelers have dreamed of stepping to the base camp of Mount Everest.

The World’s Tallest Peak Mount Everest

Mount Everest attracts many climbers, including highly experienced mountaineers around the world. There are two main climbing routes, one approaching the summit from the southeast in Nepal. It’s also known as the typical route, and the other from the north in Tibet. While not posing substantial technical climbing challenges on the standard route. In addition, Everest presents dangers such as altitude sickness, weather, and heavy wind, as well as hazards from avalanches and the Khumbu Icefall. As of 2019, over 250 people have died during the Everest summit. Furthermore, many of whose bodies remain on the mountain.

Everest King of the Mountains

The first recorded efforts to reach Everest’s summit were made by British mountaineers. As Nepal did not allow foreigners to enter the country at the time, the British made numerous attempts on the North Ridge route from the Tibetan side. After the first investigation expedition by the British in 1921 reached above 7,000 m (22,970 ft) on the North Col. Likewise in 1922 expedition pushed the north ridge route up to 8,320 m (27,300 ft), marking the first time a human had climbed above 8,000 m (26,247 ft).

Moreover, The 1924 expedition resulted in one of the greatest mysteries on Everest to this day. George Mallory and Andrew Irvine made a final summit attempt on 8 June but never returned. This sparked debate as to whether they were the first to reach on the top. Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary made the first documented ascent of Everest in 1953, using the southeast ridge route. Norgay had reached 8,595 m (28,199 ft) the previous year as a member of the 1952 Swiss expedition.

Major Fascinating Facts about Mount Everest

  • Everest rises 40cm per century and about 0.2 inches or 4mm a year.
  • Mount Everest was done on 29th May 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa.
  • There is an interesting rule while climbing Mount Everest, that is the “ two ‘0’ clock rule” which means be sure to conquer the top by 2 pm rather than turn around in case of an accident.
  • About 10 people have died on Everest though the death rate is decreasing each year.
  • There are two ways to reach Mount Everest. As well Neal and Tibet’s side is a perfect way to summit Everest.

Sub Facts of Everest (Sagarmatha)

  • The most dangerous area on Everest is the Khumbu Icefall. (Note: The main cause of death is due to avalanches followed by the icefall.)
  • Sherpa is a tribe living above 3000m and around the high Himalayas of Nepal.  They are regarded as the best climbing guide ever on the globe.
  • There are more than 700 peaks on Everest and there is 66% less oxygen on the summit than at sea level.
  • The name of the mountain is enough: the world’s highest peak Everest has various kinds of names which makes it more amazing. It has a name like
  • Sagarmatha: Nepali name and Chomolungma by Tibetan and Chinese people. Both names bear a similar kind of meaning.
  • The name Mount Everest was given after the name of Sir George Everest whose team was able to identify Mount Everest in 1841 for the first time.

Best Treks Vinicity the Everest Region

The Everest region is an iconic trekking region in Nepal. It’s an extremely beautiful and fascinating adventure trekking route that offers numerous treks. As well as the world’s trending Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Lake Trek, Three High Passes Trek, Gokyo Chola Pass Trek, and Classic Jiri via Everest Base Camp Trek. Thus, the amazing facts about Mount Everest make the trip interesting and more delightful not only the facts but also the beauty of the Himalayas can move your heart.

If you have never seen Mount Everest let’s make a plan to visit the base camp of Everest. Nepal High Trek & Expedition has various packages for the Everest region of  Nepal. If you’re an adventure lover we’d highly recommend the Everest Base Camp Trek in 2023/2024.