Tag: NP – Sagarmatha National Park

Mount Everest …………………; Bob Rinek; Jigidi

Nepal – Sagarmatha National Park

……… Mount Everest, is an altitude of 8848 m above sea level (according to the older data and 8850 m nm) the highest mountain on Earth. Mount Everest was created along with the rest of the Himalayas by collisions of the Indian and Eurasian continental plates. The mountain is named after the British geodet George Everest.
The Himalayas are still growing thanks to the constant pushing of the Indian Plate into the Eurasian Mountains, which is why the Mount Everest altitude is increasing.
Mount Everest rises in the Mahalangur Himalayas in the Khumbu Nepalese region on the border with China (with the Tibetan Autonomous Region, the western and southeastern peaks forming the border). On the Nepalese side it is part of the Sagarmatha National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the northern side is the Qomolangma National Nature Reserve. This area, with an area of ​​1 823 591 hectares in China, was registered in 2004 on the list of UNESCO biosphere reserves.
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made the first exit on the mountain on May 29, 1953.

Read more from source: Jigidi – Free online jigsaw puzzles

How to Get to the Hotel at the Very Top of the World; Kristy Alpert; Fodor’s Travel

Nepal – Sagarmatha National Park

The view alone is worth the trip to this amazing Nepali hotel at Mount Everest.

I tried not to get my hopes up as the shuttle bus stopped just shy of the runway, a sliding glass door the only thing between me and a green turbo prop airplane destined for the Tenzing-Hillary Airport (LUA) in the Everest region of Nepal. I had been in this same spot exactly 24 hours earlier only to get a call from the tower that the winds had shifted and it was no longer safe to land at what’s been named “the most dangerous airport in the world.”

This was my third day attempting to fly from Kathmandu to LUA; the day prior I never even made it past the security checkpoint before they turned us all away due to “excessive cloud cover” at the destination.

Read more