The world-known Mt. Everest actually has three names, Qomolangma in Tibetan, Sagarmatha in Nepali, and the last Mt. Everest in English. In Tibetan language, it means “mother goddess of the universe”, in the Nepali language means “goddess of the sky”, and in English, it was named after Sir Everest, a British surveyor general of India in the 19th century. As a part of the Asian Himalayas, Mt. Everest is located on the border between China’s Tibet and Nepal. And the accurate location is latitude 27 59′ N longitude 86 56′ E.
Due to the special geographical position, there is no spring, summer or autumn, but only winter in Mt. Everest. Snow is the best friend of it, as they never separate from each other. That’s why Mt. Everest looks like a shining silver pyramid from distance, and it can still be seen from hundreds of kilometers away. In the past centuries, with its extreme height and majestic landscape, Mt. Everest has inspired thousands of artists for their works and attracted Buddhist devotees all over the world for pilgriming.
As a sacred mountain in Tibet, all Tibetans have a special feeling for it. Once a Sherpa leads a climb Everest Tour group, he will burn Tibetan incense firstly, and leave some offers to the gods, this is a believed way to make sure the climb will be successful.
The summit of Mt. Everest is 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) above the sea level. It was untouchable until 1953, a British explorer Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay climbed to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. People was cheered up after that, more and more climbers wanted to conquer Mt. Everest. Although then, many of them were conquered by Mt. Everest. The main reason for that failures is not the high level of technical difficulty; it is the lack of oxygen, strong winds and freezing cold that pose the biggest threat.
There are numbers of climbed routes to Mt. Everest, the most famous two are Southeast Ridge Route from Nepal and the Northeast Ridge Route from China. Compared between the two routes, the Southeast Ridge Route is easier than the Northeast one. That’s why it’s commonly used by mountaineers.
4367 climbers had successfully climbed to the summit of Mt. Everest until 2013. Most of them accomplished their dream with the help of Sherpas, an ethnic group who are typically employed as guides for Trip to Everest.
Sherpas immune to altitude sickness as they have grown up on the low-oxygen Tibetan Plateau. They also seem to be the happiest people on earth because you can always see smiles on their face no matter how bad natural condition they are dealing with. Thanks to their amazing physical endurance, they become the best guides to your Everest Tour.
If you choose to climb with the Northeast Ridge Route from China, you can see the world’s highest monastery, Rongbuk Monastery (5,100meters, 16,732 feet) and the world’s largest glacier, Rongbuk Glacier. You can get the best view of Mt. Everest from Rongbuk Monastery. That’s the best choice for those who could not reach the summit but still desire a close contact with Mt. Everest.