It is the dream of many people who love mountains to land their flags at its peak.
Mountains are the most beautiful tourist destinations loved by many. But Mount Everest stands in all its glory among all other peaks as the tallest one on the whole Earth. This peak in Nepal is known as Sagramatha in their national Nepalese language, which means the ‘Peak of Heaven.’ It stands at a bewildering height of 8848.86 meters above sea level.
It is the dream of many people who love mountains to land their flags at its peak. But it is not for ordinary people. If you plan to climb Everest, you need much preparation and strength training—the harsh weather and treacherous terrain demand you to navigate the route beforehand and plan your adventure thoroughly.
Mother goddess of the world
Mount Everest is known as the mother goddess of the world. The enthralling beauty covered in snow all year round is dangerous to venture into but still worth the experience. The mountain has attracted the attention of a staggering amount of tourists and is now crowded with climbers and adventure seekers.
This trail is home to some rare species of animals that you can see crawling through various heights. However, extreme weather conditions do not promise suitable habitats for ordinary animals. The famous ones are the jumping spiders that dwell up to 6700 m above the ground. Other than that, you can also encounter beautiful snow leopards in the lower elevations.
The Sagarmatha National Park that covers Mount Everest and some surrounding peaks is also home to musk deers, red pandas, Himalayan tahr, etc. This park is also a heaven for bird lovers, with a whooping 150 or more species of rare birds that roam the skies.
Geography and climate
Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, with a height of 29,032 feet. It exists in the Himalayan mountain range that follows Nepal and Tibet. An astonishing fact about this heavenly peak is that it grows yearly up to at least 44 mm, owing to the tectonic movements. It is not surprising to assume that it will grow by leaps and bounds by the 30th century.
With the tallest height on this planet, the temperature is too extreme for habitation. The summit is almost unreachable; even the helicopters can’t reach it. But you can see Sherpas living at an elevation of up to 4270 m. Even though this height is still so cold for ordinary people to survive, the village inhabitants are acclimatized to it. They can easily cross the terrains and topography that might be too dangerous for you by mere looks of it.
It is the most famous tourist destination in Nepal. Even if you are not a climber, you can still head to the Himalayan range to see the magnificence of this peak of heaven. The climbers often make teams to track down the twisted terrains. But some lone wolves love to venture deeper into the mountain alone.
There is a 2 o’clock mandatory rule when climbing Mount Everest, which means you must return to the base by 2 pm. The unpredictable weather and freezing cold temperatures are fatal, and thus if you can’t reach the summit by 2 pm, you must return to avoid getting caught in the dead zone.
Everest Base Camp Trek
The Everest Base Camp Trek is enough to stir the souls of mountaineers and adventurous people. The Everest base camps are the campsites laid at the mountain’s base for climbers to use during their ascent and descent. These base camps are equipped with essentials stored away for you to move on the journey with enough gear needed.
There are two base camps for Everest trekking: the Nepalese camp in the South and the Tibet camp in the North. Also, the daunting Khumbu Icefall begins right at the brink of camp.
The bottom line
Even though Mount Everest seems daunting and dangerous, the journey is worth every penny. The jaw-dropping view of the snow-covered peaks and terrain is enough to etch an ever-lasting memory when you look back. Even at the Everest Base Camp, you can enjoy the breathtaking views and lookout points along the way. So, if you plan to rove the lengths and breaths of this great peak, take the necessary training and precautions before setting out on your jo