Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world which lies at an elevation of 8,848 meters. It is located in the Mahalangur Himal on the border between the Nepalese Khumbu region and the north of Tibet. On both sides, it is surrounded by a vast sanctuary – Sagarmatha National Park on Nepal Side and on the Tibetan side by the Qomolangma National Nature Reserve.
The mountain was named after the British land surveyor George Everest. In Nepal, the mountain is referred to as Sagarmatha “forehead of the sky”, in Tibetan as Qomolangma “mother of the universe”.
Mount Everest was first climbed by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on 29 May 1953 from the South Col. Since then many expeditions have been carried out to Mount Everest from both Nepal and Tibet Side.