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Mount Everest


Nepal facts & history in brief

Mount Everest

The Himalaya Mountains, or the Himalayas are the highest group of mountains in the world.
The name in Sanskrit language means the Snowy Range.
The Himalayas, a 2.410-kilometre curve of towering mountains across Asia are made up of several parallel mountain ranges and join other mountain ranges of Asia that stretch east and west.
The Himalaya rises in steps from the plains of northern India.
Mount Kailas, 6,714 metres, in Tibet is holy to Hindus and Buddhists and believed to contain the thrones of their gods and they make pilgrimages from all parts of Asia.
Due to the many different altitudes, a wide variety of climate, plant and animal life can be found in the Himalayas, like tropical, temperate, and cold regions and plants like fig and palm trees, to Deodar and pine trees, animals such as Tigers, leopards, rhinoceroses, elephants, yaks, and monkeys can be found there.

Mount Everest, at the official height is 8,848 metres, lies between Tibet and Nepal, is the highest mountain in the world.
K2, at 8,611 metres, in the Karakoram Range in northern Kashmir, is the world's second highest mountain.
Kanchenjunga, at 8,598 metres, between Nepal and Sikkim is the third highest mountain in the world.

I, being an adopted New Zealander I can't help but to mention that the first man to conquer Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary is a New Zealander.

Nepal was very interesting and hospitable to us.

We spent days exploring Kathmandu.

Taken a sightseeing flight over the Himalayas.
And there are plenty of Himalayas.

We did enjoy ourselves.

There are special flights to the Himalayas from Kathmandu.

For US$100 per person you can go and nearly touch these giants of the mountains.

The Himalayas looked awesome from our plane window.

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