Thursday, August 16, 2018

Tibet and Mt. Everest (Chomolungma / 珠穆朗瑪峰)

Mt. Everest is the highest mountain of earth, but the name is only used in western countries. The Tibetan name is: Qomolangma (English transliteration Chomolungma), the Chinese name is 珠穆朗瑪峰, whereof the last character () means summit, peak. As the border between China and Nepal runs on the peak, the Nepali name for the mountain is: Sagarmatha. The official altitude is: 8848,13 m or 29,029 ft.

The bus driver had been four times to Rongbuk monastery / base camp within the past 4 weeks and couldn't catch a glimpse of the mountain. I have been very lucky to see Chomolungma from different viewpoints.

 From a distance ...

From Rongbuk / base camp

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