Mt. Everest, with a altitude of 8,844.43 meters high, is the highest mountain in the world. It is the mountain peak in the Himalayas of southern Asia, and located at the border between China and Nepal. Its North Slope belongs to China and South belongs to Nepal. Most Nepali people refer to the Mt. Everest as Sagarmatha, meaning "Forehead in the Sky" while the Tibetan including the Sherpa people of northern Nepal, consider it as Chomolungma means "Goddess Mother of the World". The mountain is rising a few millimeters each year due to geological forces. Global Positioning System (GPS) has been installed on Mount Everest to detect the slight rates of the geological uplift. As the supreme point of the world, Mt. Everest itself is blessed with many extreme wonders.
The top part of the mountain is covered with snow all the year round. When the glaring sun shines on the mountain, the peak is just like a white pyramid miraculously transformed by the Goddess. Occasionally, the thick freely moving clouds and fogs, seeming as if a flag with the mast. This peculiar phenomenon of Mt. Everest is known as 'Flag Cloud'. An additional wonder emerged here are the bright glaciers, where ices are formed into various shapes like bridges, pagodas and so on. You can also find miles of efflorescent rock physiognomy there, such as stalagmites, stelae, stone sword, and stone pagodas. Rongbuk Monastery located at the foot of Mt.Everest has the largest Glacier and is the best point to see the scenery of Mt. Everest.
The area of Mt. Everest has been built as one of the national natural reserves, wherein live thousands of kinds of plants, hundreds of varieties of wild animals and dense virgin forests. Many of these are precious and rare, like the first-class protected animal ounces and the valuable timber sandals, etc. Mt. Everest has been a holy climbing attraction for world's mountaineers. More and more mountaineers start from the Everest Base Camp trying to conquer the world's highest peak while tourists trek to the foot of the peak to enjoy its beauty. Here are some guide information for your tour to Mt.Everest. Address: at the border between China and Nepal. Admission Fee: CNY 180 (Mt. Everest Nature Reserve Area). Contact Number: 86- 10-85968802
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