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Fascinating facts about Everest Treks?

  • 03-Mar-2015
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It is a known fact that the Everest base camp trek is the best adventurous activity to experience around the foothills of the Himalayas. But you do know that Everest treks also has some fascinating facts that amuse you? Here are some of these:

  1. After five years of summiting top of the world Mt. Everest, in 1958, Sir Edmund Hillary led an expedition in search of yeti around the Himalayas.
  2. It was Sir Andrew Waugh from Great Britain who named the mountain “Mt. Everest”.
  3. Everest is called “Sagarmatha” in Nepali and “Qomolungma” in the Tibetan language.
  4. Sagarmatha basically means above the horizon which resembles the top of the world.
  5. George Mallory and Andrew Irvine might have first ascended the summit of Mt. Everest in 1924 AD. However, it can’t be proven as they both died in an avalanche.
  6. The body of George Mallory was found on the north face of Mt. Everest and the body of Irvine is still in search.
  7. It is a proven fact that rivers that originate from the Himalayas are older than Himalayan peaks.
  8. About 95 % of earthquake occurs at mountainous region.
  9. According to Nepal Mountaineering Association, there are currently 415 climbing peaks opened in which Mt. Chukkung Ri is of the lowest elevation at 5550m and Shigu Chuli (Fluted peak) is of the highest elevation at 6501m.
  10. More than 200 deaths have been confirmed while summiting Mt. Everest.

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