Mount Everest or Qomolangma or Sagarmatha (à¤¸à¤—à¤°à¤®à¤¾à¤¥à¤¾) or Chomolungma (à½‡à½¼à¼‹à½˜à½¼à¼‹à½‚à¾³à½„à¼‹à½˜) pronounced as (Jongmalunga) is the highest mountain on Earth, as measured by the height of its summit above sea level. The mountain, which is part of the Himalaya range in High Asia, is located on the border between Nepal and Tibet, China.
Check out this 360 degree view from Mt. Everest.. really awesome!! 🙂
Click on the image to see the whole 360 degree view.. Enjoy!
As of the end of the 2006 climbing season, there have been 3,050 ascents to the summit, by 2,062 individuals, and 203 people have died on the mountain. The conditions on the mountain are so difficult that most of the corpses have been left where they fell; some of them are easily visible from the standard climbing routes.
Climbers are a significant source of tourist revenue for Nepal; they range from experienced mountaineers to relative novices who count on their paid guides to get them to the top. The Nepalese government also requires a permit from all prospective climbers; this carries a heavy fee, often more than $25,000 (USD) per person