Where is Mount Everest Located? Nepal, India or China?

Where is mount Everest located on glob map conquering mount everest

The most important question for the mountain lovers, where is the highest peak, Mount Everest Located?

The question itself explains Mount Everest 8848m (29029 ft.) is the highest mountain on the earth. But people are unknown to the place, continent, and region where Mount Everest is located. First of all, it’s better to know the country where the mountain lies.  Here we try to explain details about, Where is Mount Everest Located on a Map?

Mt. Everest located
Location of Mount Everest on world map between Nepal and Tibet

1. In which country Mount Everest is located?

Nepal, a South Asian landlocked country, containing ten of the eight highest mountains in the world. Many people are confusing about Where is Mount Everest Located? Nepal, India or China? Actually, Nepal is the home place of Mount Everest. It is also known as Sagarmatha (Head of the sky) in Nepali and Chomolungma (The divine mother of life) in the Tibetan language. The country contains many parts of the Himalayas either in or with the border of China and India. The actual and accurate location of Everest is in the “Mahalangur Himal” subrange of the Himalayas at an elevation of 8848m (29029 ft.).

Where is the Mahalangur Sub Himal range? 

Mahalangur Himal is the collection of the several Himalayas in the northeast side of Nepal at north latitude 27.986065 and east longitude 86.922623. It contains three different subsections: Makalu, Barun, and Khumbu. Among them, the Khumbu region is the best known for access to Everest Base Camp. This region takes you through the southeast ridge of Everest.

2. How many routes are there to climb Mt Everest?  

There are many routes to climb Mt. Everest. One is the standard route where the summit approaches from the southeast in Nepal and the other is the northeast route. For the second, the summit is approached from the northeast side of Everest. Here the Northeast side of Everest is located in Tibet which is more dangerous. The northeast route suffers many fatality rates with the issues of altitudes sickness and ice falls. The most used and technically easier route is through the southeast face of the Himalayas. The Southeast route trek, situated in Nepal is started from the Khumbu region of the country.

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What about the main northeast and southeast route?

  • Southeast route:

This route starts from the southern side of Mt. Everest at an elevation of 5,380m (17,700ft.). Starting the trip from Kathmandu including Namche Bazaar on the trail and then to the high camp, which takes nearly 6 to 8 days refers southeast route.

  • Northeast route:

Similarly, the northeast route starts from the northern side of Mt. Everest which belongs to the Tibetan Plateau at an elevation of 5180m (16990ft.). The common spot that both routes contain is the summit itself.

3. How long does it take to climb Mount Everest?

Entire climbing including the Base Camp and summit takes around 6 to 8 weeks. You can reach the Base Camp in 9 to 12 days at 5364 m (17388 ft.). You have to walk from 5 to 6 hours each day during the trial.


Interesting Insight-

There was a dispute regarding Mt. Everest’s height between China and Nepal which lasted from 2005 to 2010. Nepal claimed its height as 8848 meters and China claimed only 8844 meters. Why the difference? Because China measured only up to the rock of Everest and Nepal included the pile of snow too. But later in 2010, the final agreement was made between the two countries and set it to 8848 meters as its official height. And Nepal still recognizes its rock height as 8844 meters.

 Expeditions over Mountain for the first time:

The first early attempt in the history of Mt. Everest climbing was made in 1924, June 8 by George Mallory and Andrew Irvine through the Northern face of Everest but unfortunately, they never returned back. Then in 1953, the second successful attempt was made by a Nepali Sherpa climber, Tenzing Norgay, and the New Zealander Edmund Hillary as a part of the British expedition. Many climbers, foreigners climb Everest every year.

On 16 May 1975, Junko Tabei became the first women to reach the summit of Mount Everest with her Sherpa guide.

In 1978, Peter Habeler and Reinhold Messner climbed Mount Everest without the use of supplemental oxygen canisters. And again in 1980, Reinhold Messner climbed Everest through the northern side route alone and without the use of Supplement oxygen canisters.

Similarly, in 1935, Alison Hargreaves made the women attempt over the mountain without the use of supplemental oxygen through the northern trail alone.

4. Who climbed Mt. Everest most of the time?

Appa Sherpa, a very renowned Sherpa in the world made the world record of ascending Everest successfully 21 times. He started his ascends from 1990 to 2010 AD.

Oldest and the youngest climbers to Mount Everest?

People of different ages climbed the highest peak.  Jordan Romero was the youngest one, who climbed Everest at 13 years in May 2010. And Yuichiro Miura was the oldest one who climbed Everest at age 80 in May 1970. Again on 2014 May 25, Malavath Purna became the first girl to reach the summit at the age of 13.

We designed different trekking packages for the trekkers to the base camp of Everest (Everest Base Camp Trek) an expedition to Everest Base Camp, offers you close views of Mt. Everest and many other Himalayas. Below the itinerary provides you trips highlighted to Everest Base Camp.

5. The name “Mount Everest” with accurate hight:

Nepalese “Sagarmatha” and Tibetan “Chomolungma” is also known as “Everest”. But have you ever thought about the formation of the worldwide name “Mount Everest”? Everest was named after “George Everest”, the Surveyor General of India in 1856. As in 1841, George Everest recorded the location of Everest and Andrew Waugh declared the height of Everest was 8840m/29002 ft. Similarly, teams from Denmark, Italy, China, India and the United States measured different heights of the mountain. But the most favourable height of Everest became 8848 m/ 29029 ft. in 1955, declared by the Indian survey.

6. What physical do I need to be for Everest region trekking?

Trek to Everest region is considered as one of the difficult treks but it is not so hard that you need a pro athletes fitness to reach theirs. Though being a difficult grade of the level, a reasonable level of fitness is required for trekking. Walking from 5 to 6 hours each day takes you to an elevation of 5364m (17598.43ft).

7. Did people climb over Mt. Everest?

After the successful attempt made by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953, many people reached the summit. More than 4,000 people ascended the summit and 100 vanished. From 2017, 5280 summits are ascended by the climbers including 181 deaths from the southern ridge. Similarly, from the northern trail 3026 summits are ascended including 107 deaths in 2017.

8. Percentage of climbers and died on Everest:

Many climbers die every year on the mountain, mainly in the “Death Zone” where the level of oxygen is very low for human beings to breathe. “Death Zone” starts above 8000m. Many of the climbers die in this region.  The overall fatality rate of climbers on Everest is 1.6 %.

Notable deaths over the Mountain:

George Mallory: During 1924, George Mallory and Andrew Irvin climbed Everest from the North East route and disappeared. They were the earliest climber, made the first attempt over the mountain but unfortunately never came back. In 1999, Conrad Anker from Mallory and Irvin Research Expedition found the dead body of George Mallory at 26760 ft. below the place where Irvine’s axe was found at 27760 ft.

Hannelore Schmatz:  Hannelore Schmatz is one of the successful climbers, who ascended the summit in 1979 with her husband but unfortunately she’d never came back. However, it is believed that the main cause of her death is exhaustion and exposure to the cold at 27,200 ft. which is also called a death zone. According to many experts, Schmatz rests down against her backpack in the death zone and fell asleep then never woke up again.

Green Boots: “Green Boots” refers to the name given to an Indian climber Tsewang Paljor who climbed Everest from North-east ridge in 1996 and died there. The dead body was curled in the limestone alcove cave. The name is derived from the mountaineering boots worn by him during his expedition. Cave, where the dead body was found, is also known as “Green Boot’s Cave”.

David Sharp: A 35 years old English mountaineer who climbed Mount Everest on 2006, May 15, perished in “Green Boot’s Cave” because of Hypothermia.

Mt.Everest, wonder of Nepal
Location of Mount Everest view from Kalapatthar with other Mountains

9.Things to observe while on the EBC trek:

Trekking to Everest region, passing beautiful views of local valleys filled with people of different ethnic groups following their own different customs and traditions, along with the surroundings covered by the Himalayas makes your trip much exciting. Here you can closely explore the spectacular views of stunning Himalayas like: Cho Oyu(8152m\26745ft.), Lhotse(8,516m\27,940ft), Makalu(8485m\27838 ft.), Ama Dablam(6812m\22349 ft.), Nuptse(7,855m\25,771 ft.) and Changtobse(7,580m\24,870 ft.).  You can also explore the beautiful rhododendron forests along the way filled with pine and bamboo trees as well and the amazing wildlife of Red Panda, Blue Deer, Wild Yak, Wild Dog, Spotted Deer, and Musk Deer etc. During this trek, you can get a great chance to observe the cultures and traditions of the Sherpa people, slightly influenced by Tibetan cultures. Everest Base Camp Trek makes your trip unforgettable with wild natural resources and ancient Buddhist monasteries.

How to get there?

Mt. Everest situating at the high elevation of 8,848m is a dream of every person on the earth. As the routes are mentioned above, we can trek through the main two routes, southeast and northeast routes. Here, our trek starts through the south ridge of Mt. Everest, for a minimum of 12 days from Kathmandu to Lukla flight( 140 km), and then to the beautiful and main trading centre of the Khumbu region known as Namche Bazaar. After this, we have to hike up to the valley over the Bhote Koshi River to Khumjung. Exploring the beautiful sceneries around us, passing the amazing monasteries Thyangbochey, Dingboche by the flat field below the Kalapatthar called Gorakshep we reached the base camp. At last, returning back to Kathmandu, our trek completed.

10.  Mount Everest Base Camp Trekking Daily Itinerary :


Height: 1,350m/4,428ft


Height: 2,800m/9184ft (Lukla) & 2,652m/8,698ft (Phakding)
Daily walking distance: 9km (3-4 hours)

Flight time: 35 min


Height: 3,440m/11,283ft
Daily walking distance:  12km (5-6 hours)


Height: 3,440m/11,283ft


Height: 3,870m/12,684ft
Daily walking distance: 12km (6 hours)


Height: 4,400m/14,435ft
Daily walking distance: 11km (6 hours)


Height: 4,400m/14,435ft


Height: 4,900m/16,076ft
Daily walking distance:  12 km (6-7 hours)


Height: 5180m/16,994ft (Gorekshep) & 5364m/17598 (EBC)
Daily walking distance: 15km (6-8 hours)


Height: 5,545m/18,192ft (Kalapathar) & 4,320m/14,173ft (Pheriche)
Daily walking distance:  14km (5-6 hours)


Height: 3,440m/11,284ft
Daily walking distance:  14km (7-8 hours)


Height: 2,800m/9,184ft
Daily walking distance: 18km (6-7 hours)


Height: 1350m/4428ft
Flight time: 35 min


Height: 1,350m/4,428ft

Note: Walking time depends upon the trekking experience.

We can customize the trip according to your time and budget base

11. What’s the best season for trekking to Everest?

Worrying about the seasonable problems? Don’t be so, it is necessary to know about the perfect seasons for trekking Everest to observe the spectacular views surrounds there. And the best time is generally spring and autumn seasons which include, March to May and autumn including September to December. Usually, foreigners don’t trek in the monsoon as the time period is very muddy with rain and leeches all around. The season also lacks the most important proper views of the Himalayas.

namche Bazaar view with clear good weather namche bazaar view during trek
Location of Namche bazaar on Mount Everest region 

 12. How much does it take to climb Mount Everest with government royalty?

Different components like travel, permits/insurance, supplies/gears, and guides cover the amount of money. Climbing Everest by the southeast route through the local operator of Nepal takes $25,000 to $40,000 including the royalty fee of $11000 a permit fee for the peak in pre-monsoon season. But the Western Agency charges you around $45000. The government of Nepal earns $3.25 million from the climbers as royalty fees. Likewise, dealing with a local Nepalese agency offers a chance to provide helping hands for the Nepalese economy with your own benefit of lower price. All your accommodation prices relate to a reasonable time.

 How much does it take to Trekking/climbing to the Everest Base Camp only?

Price ranges from USD $1200 to $1700 per person for trekking to Everest Base Camp for an average of 12 to 15 days. Sunrise Adventure Trek from Nepal offers you the best trip packages at your reasonable price and services. Let us give it a chance!


Mount Everest with many adventures:

Mount Everest is not with just the tallest height. The region surrounding Everest offers unbeatable natural views and adventures. Those extraordinary landscapes with an amazing influence provide breath full moments. Everest is the doorway to explore ancient cultures and the Himalayas. You can do many things near and around Everest.

What are the things to do around Mount Everest?

There are many things to do around Mount Everest; some of them are as follows:


  • Skiing: Mount Everest region also offers you a great chance for skiing around the mountains. Skiing down Everest takes 5 hours on average with some resting at different places. Yuichiro Miura, a Japanese alpinist was the first person who skied down Everest for the first time on May 6, 1970.
  • Mountain Climbing: Mountain climbing is the most beautiful act which provides unexpected moments of your life. You can climb the mountain near Everest.
  • Riding Horse: Horse riding to Everest is also one of the main tourist activities near Everest. You can get the horse offered by the locals.
  • Hiking and trekking: For the mid-hill lovers who don’t want to walk on high altitudes but around with nature, hiking around the Everest region with reserve parks is the best idea.

13. Different trekking trails in the Everest region

You can enjoy different trekking trails in the Everest region. Some trekking with their own different specialities and features:

  1. Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Maximum altitude: 5550 m/ 18208 ft.
  • The grade of difficulty: Difficult
  • Best Season: September to December and March to May
  • Average working hours: 4 to 6 hours
  • Things to observe: stunning views of mountains: Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Khumbu Ice Falls, Khumbu Glacier and Kala Patthar viewpoint. You can get a chance to explore the daily living style of local people with their remote settlements.
  1. Everest Panorama Trek
  • Maximum altitude: 3860 m/ 12664ft.
  • The grade of difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Best Season: February to May and September to December
  • Average working hours: 4 to 6 hours
  • Things to observe: Spectacular views of Everest ranges with Tyanbochey and Dingboche monasteries. Local culture of “Sherpa” people with their unique traditions, customs, and values.
  1. Everest Gokyo Trek
  • Maximum altitude: 5355 m/ 17568ft.
  • The grade of difficulty: Difficult
  • Best Season: March to May and September to December
  • Average working hours: 4 to 6 hours
  • Things to observe: Enchanting “Gokyo Lake” and the world’s biggest glacier Ngozumpa Glacier are the main attractions with excellent views of Mt. Everest and the neighbouring Himalayas there. You can closely observe the highly affected Tibetan culture of the Himalayan people.
  1. Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Chola Pass
  • Maximum altitude: 5,357m at Gokyo Ri and 5,540 at Kalapatthar
  • The grade of difficulty: moderate to strenuous
  • Best Season: February to June and September to December
  • Average working hours: 5 to 7 hours
  • Things to observe: Cho Oyu, Ghyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse etc. offers marvellous views along with the biggest Sherpa village where you get a chance to closely observe the traditions, norms, and values of Sherpa people.
  1. Everest Base Camp via Jiri
  • Maximum altitude: 5550m/ 18209ft.
  • The grade of difficulty: Difficult
  • Best Season: March to May and September to December
  • Average working hours: 5 to 6 hours
  • Things to observe: trek to the world’s highest peak offers spectacular views of the Himalayas like Everest, Cho Oyu, Amadablam, Lhotse, Makalu etc. Sherpa villages, Buddhist monasteries, Sagarmatha National Park are other highlights of this trek.
  1. Everest Base Camp High Pass Trek
  • Maximum altitude: 5550m/ 18209ft.
  • The grade of difficulty: Difficult
  • Average working hours: 4 to 6 hours
  • Best Season: September to March and February to June
  • Things to observe: mountains like Makalu, Nuptse, Amadablam, Cho Oyu, Chola La Pass etc. Gokyo Lake, Gokyo Ri, and Kalapathar are other main attractions of this trek. Observe the beautiful settlements of Sherpa people with different cultures and customs.

If you are interested in any of the trails, checking the links above, please let us know. Sunrise Adventure Trek provides you with the best experience in the mountains with remarkable services.


Better You Must Have Travel insurance!

Trekkers need to have travelling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for foreigners and the trekkers need to get travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.


14.  In conclusion:

Trek to Everest Base Camp takes you to the eastern part of Nepal, where you can get a great chance to closely observe the eastern culture of the different ethnic group of people along with their daily living lifestyle. Excellent views of spectacular mountains, amazing cultures, Buddhist monasteries and wildlife habitats in the beautiful forests of rhododendron, pine, and bamboo through the trail offers you memorable moments of your life. Trekking to Everest Base Camp with services provided by Sunrise Adventure Treks confirms your trip being more interesting with safe security. We hope that this blog helps you to get the location for Mt. Everest along with other information.

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