What is so special about Mount Everest?
To be honest, 85% of our customers came to Tibet to visit Mount Everest. To most of them, Mount Everest is the only purpose and goal for their Tibet tours.
Why Mount Everest is so attractive? What is so unique about Mount Everest?
1. Mount Everest is the highest point on Earth
Mount Everest, the main peak of the Himalayas, is considered the highest point on Earth at 8848.86 meters above sea level.
The highest, the deepest, the hottest, the coldest…all these kinds of places on earth are full of human temptation. When you know that the top of the world is there, how can you not be tempted to go and explore it?
That’s why Mount Everest will always have a place in the hearts of many mountaineers and adventurers.
Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world.
2. Mount Everest has been summited over 9,000 times
There are many high mountains on earth but not all can be climbed. Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world that can be climbed, even has been successfully climbed by more than 5,000 different people for over 9,000 times.
It is the highest peak, but is beneath your feet. The great satisfaction and pride of being on top of the world are unparalleled. This is why Mount Everest has an incomparable position in the hearts of many mountaineers.
How to climb Mount Everest
Currently, the South Col from Nepal and the Northeast Ridge from Tibet have reached the summit of Mount Everest, the latter being more difficult.
Even experienced climbers need long-term preparation and training, both physically and mentally, before climbing Mount Everest.
You have to deal with the high cost of Mount Everest climbing, as well as any surprises that may arise, such as altitude sickness, low temperatures, high winds, avalanches, ice cracks, etc.
Best Time for Mount Everest Climbing
The best time to climb Mount Everest is May. It is the transition time between the rainy season and the windy season in the Everest region. The climate in May will be relatively calm. So almost mountaineering teams will choose this time for summiting.
April, September, and October are also good months to climb Mount Everest. For climbing Mount Everest with an altitude of more than 8,000 meters, the wind speed and direction have a great influence on whether the final summit can be reached.
3. Mount Everest is the dominant peak of the Himalayas
The Himalayas, stretching from the northeastern part of India, through Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, and Bhutan to China, is one of the most mysterious mountain ranges in the world. There are eight submits that are over 8,000 metes above sea level. Among them, Mount Everest is the highest peak in the Himalayas.
The dominant peak of the Himalayas is more than a geographical landmark, but is also a symbol in the culture. Mount Everest, also known as the Chomolungma in Tibetan, is praised as the Mother Goddess of the World by the local Tibetans. While taking a Mount Everest tour, you will not only be amazed by the majestic Himalayas mountain range, but also indulged in the featured Tibetan culture, and explore the real life of the local people living in the Everest region.
See Mount Everest with other high mountains of the Himalaya from Gawula Pass in Tibet
4. The north and south sides of Mount Everest Offer Different Views
Mount Everest is situated on the border between China and Nepal, with its northern slope in Shigatse, Tibet Autonomous Region in China, and its southern face in the Solukhumbu region of eastern Nepal.
The south slope of Nepal is influenced by the southwest monsoon from the Indian Ocean, with abundant precipitation and maritime monsoon climate characteristics. The northern slope of Tibet has sparse precipitation and a continental plateau climate.
The different climatic characteristics have created completely different landscapes on the north and south sides of Mount Everest.
What to see when visiting Everest in Tibet
There is only one route to visit Everest in Tibet which is the classic overland journey from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp at 5,200m above sea level.
Once you enter the Mount Everest National Nature Reserve, you can enjoy the panorama view of the Himalayas at Gawula Pass (5,198m). Then you will drive along the zigzag road to Everest Base Camp.
During the epic Lhasa to Everest Base Camp overland tour in Tibet, you will enjoy the panorama view of the Himalayas at Gawula Pass (5,198m) after entering Mount Everest Nature Reserve.
Also, you will visit Rongbuk Monastery, the world’s highest temple at 5,800 meters above sea level. The guest house in Rongbuk Monastery is also the main accommodation spot at the Everest Base Camp. The accommodation here is tough, with a small number of double and quintuple rooms. The rooms do not have separate toilets or showers. Each bed is equipped with electric blankets, but the rooms are not heated.
When you are at Everest Base Camp, don’t miss to enjoy the starry sky. The sky is extremely clean, like a deep black gemstone dotted with countless little diamonds.
The sunrise and sunset on Everest are also quite stunning. The best place to see it is at Rongbuk Monastery and the best season to see it is spring and autumn.
Mount Everest Helicopter Tour in Nepal
What to see when visiting Everest in Nepal
The distance from the Everest Base camp to the summit is just 36.5km in Tibet, and 20km in Nepal.
The Everest Base Camp in Nepal is in Sagarmatha National Park. There are more Everest trekking routes in Nepal than in Tibet. You can choose a suitable trekking route according to your physical level, or just choose the one with the scenery you like. All the trekking routes provide a close view of Mount Everest, as well as other major high mountains in the region.
Everest Trek in Nepal
5. Mount Everest can be visited by flight in Nepal
Unlike the trip on the Tibetan side, the visit to Everest Base Camp in Nepal can be done by flight. There are helicopter trips to the base camp at 5,545 meters above sea level. The helicopter to Mount Everest can take up to 6 people. You can take a private helicopter tour to Everest, or join in a group tour if you travel alone.
Also, there is a scenic flight to the Everest region in Nepal. The daily flight departs from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. During the 1-hour flight journey towards the Everest Region, you can enjoy the great Mount Everest from an aerial perspective.
Mount Everest Helicopter Tour in Nepal
Although Mount Everest does not have such high religious significance as the sacred Mount Kailash, it is irreplaceable in the hearts of many people.
Mount Everest is so special not only because it is the highest peak in the world, but also the main peak of the Himalayas. Due to its great location, it plays an important role in the local cultures of surrounding countries.
When you visit Mount Everest, you will not just appreciate the amazing landscape created by the great nature, but also experience the culture and lifestyle of the locals.
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