Mount Everest (8848m) - Nepal

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Mt Everest is highest peak of the world, located in a south eastern part of Nepal.Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world with a peak that soars 29,028ft (8848m) above sea level.

Mount Everest, known in Nepali as Sagarmatha and in Tibetan as Chomolungma, is Earth's highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. The international border between China (Tibet Autonomous Region) and Nepal runs across its summit point.

Mount Everest attracts many climbers, some of them highly experienced mountaineers. There are two main climbing routes, one approaching the summit from the southeast in Nepal (known as the "standard route") and the other from the north in Tibet.

Mount Everest has long been revered by local peoples. Its most common Tibetan name, Chomolungma, means “Goddess Mother of the World” or “Goddess of the Valley.” The Sanskrit name Sagarmatha means literally “Peak of Heaven.”

Very few animals are able to survive in the upper reaches of the mountain, with notable exceptions being Himalayan Jumping Spiders, bar-headed geese, and yellow-billed choughs.

Mount Everest Weather

Weather conditions are extreme on Mount Everest. January is the coldest month of the year, with summit temperatures reaching lows of -76°F (-60°C). During the warmest month of the year, July, average temperatures are registered at 19°F (-7°C). The temperature never rises above freezing. The pennant-shaped clouds pointing east which are often seen around the peak are formed as the moisture rich air along the south slopes of the Himalayas condenses and combines with the westerly winds that blow against and around the peak of Mount Everest. The position of these “flag clouds” can help climbers predict storms.

South eastern part of Nepal.