About Mount Everest
Standing at 8,848 metres above sea level, Everest is the world's highest mountain and one of its most famous. Neighbouring peaks are equally as impressive with Lhotse towering at 8,516 metres and Nuptse at 7,855 metres. Straddling the border between Nepal and Tibet, Everest has been known to Tibetans as 'Chomolungma' for centuries and holds a spiritual significance, the mountain revered as some sort of goddess with all its natural wonder and awe. Since the early 20th century mountaineers from all over the planet have been keen to summit the peak with the first recorded successful attempt taking place in 1953 by Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay, a Nepalese Sherpa. Forward to the 21st century and travellers flock to Everest Base Camp for challenging trekking amongst incredible panoramic landscapes of rugged snow-capped peaks for a glimpse of the mountain of divine proportions and legendary history. If trekking isn't quite your thing but you still want to experience the majesty of Everest, why not opt for a breathtaking scenic flight over its snow-capped peaks.