At an elevation of 8,848.86 meters, Mount Everest, or Mount Qomolangma is the main peak of the Himalayas. This world's No. 1 peak rises high on the border of China and Nepal. It's northern slope lies in the Tingri County of Tibet. Commanding reverence from fellow giant peaks nearby, Mount Everest is shaped just like a majestic pyramid propping up the sky for the Earth.
Surrounding Mt. Everest, 4 (Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu and Mt. Shishapangma) of the world's 14 peaks above 8,000 meters stand guard within a sphere of 200 square kilometers. They are escorted by another 38 peaks above 7,000 meters of see level. Together they form one of the world's most grandiose landscapes.
At the top of Mt. Everest, there always hangs a wisp of cloud. It flies eastward in the fast western wind just like a flapping flag. This is the unique phenomenon of the area - the “Cloud Flag of Mt. Everest”. At times, the cloud will change from surging waves into a thin cooking smoke, or from galloping steeds into the mysterious veil of a goddess. Gazing at Mt. Everest, one will immerse in a solemn ethereal mood.
For international travelers, Everest Base Camp has become one of the most popular destinations in Tibet, offering the chance to gaze on the magnificent north face of the world's highest peak - Mount Everest.
Rongbuk Monastery is also seen as the best place to admire Mt. Everest. Sitting at the foot of the mountain's northern slope, the monastery is the world's highest religious architecture, offering rooms for tourists, climbers and explorers for overnight stay.