Amazing Views From and Around Mount Everest

With an elevation of 8,848 meters (or 29,029 feet), Mount Everest is the tallest mountain on Earth. Take a special look at this majestic landmark from different views on and around it in our photo gallery, and don't miss EVEREST'S GREATEST MYSTERY Sunday, October 11 at 9P.

October 09, 2020
By: Nesa Nourmohammadi

Photo By: Hui Li

Photo By: Jason Maehl

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Photo By: Westend61

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The Eastern Face

Everest straddles two countries–Nepal and China. The Eastern Face, also known as Kangshung Face, was unknown until the 19th century, due to the spot’s isolated terrain.

Everest Base Camp

The climb of a lifetime begins at base camp, where climbers may spend days just to acclimate to the altitude.

Western Cwm

Going up and down Everest aren’t the only challenges on the trek. Here, climbers walk across a ladder at Western Cwm, which terminates at the Lhotse Face of Everest.

Yaks

Yaks can do it all. Not only can they supply milk, meat, and fur. They are also known to withstand altitudes of up to 18,000 feet, making them valuable to Sherpas and mountaineers.

Prayer Flags

Anyone who has spent time in and around Mount Everest will recognize the prayer flags that grace the region. Each color represents a specific element: blue for the sky, white for air, red for fire, green for water, and yellow for Earth.

Renjo La

Sagarmatha National Park encompasses approximately 443 square miles, including Mount Everest. It is also home to Nepal’s Three Passes, which includes Renjo La. From here, you can get a spectacular view of Everest.

Cairns

Cairns have existed since prehistoric times, and can indicate all sorts of things, depending on where you are in the world. Cairns erected on and around Everest are dedicated as memorials to those who have perished in their attempts to conquer the mountain.

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