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Mount Everest, China and Nepal

Located in the Himalayas, Mount Everest (known in Nepal as Sagarmatha and in Tibet as Chomolungma) is the Earth's highest mountain.

The Himalayas, a huge mountain range immediately at the north of the Indian Subcontinent includes over 100 mountains exceeding 7,200 m (23,600 ft), including K2 at 8,611 m (28,251 feet)

One of the Seven Summits (the highest mountains on each of the seven continents) it stands on the border of China and Nepal. In fact, the international border between China and Nepal runs across the precise summit point.

mount everest fast facts

  • Elevation: 29,029 ft (8,848 m)
  • Mountain Range: Himalayas
  • First Accent: May 29, 1953, by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

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