MOUNT EVEREST (8848m), the highest mountain peak in the world stands as a natural boundary pillar on the border between the Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal and Tibet in China. Its surroundings extend into the Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal to the south and Qomolungma Nature Preserve of Tibet (China) to the north.
The first successful ascent of the peak was made by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on May 29, 1953. The Khumbu region where Everest lies is considered to be the most rugged landscape on earth. Its surroundings include glaciers, ice falls, lakes, cliffs and gorges.