Mount Everest

When visiting Nepal, I could take a plane trip for some sight seeing, from Kathmandu to the Mount Everest (the highest point of our world at 8848m or 29028ft).

Its Nepalese name is Sagarmāthā (Nepali: सगरमाथा), and it is very near to the Lhotse, another 8000-summit (precisely 8516m or 27940ft).

Everest and Lhotse

Everest and Lhotse

The image here was taken from the pilot seat when we were at the nearest point to the Everest during the flight (click on the small image to enlarge it).

The unlabeled peak on the right is probably the Makalu (8463m or 27766ft). But this needs to be confirmed by somebody more expert than I am.

2 comments for “Mount Everest

  1. Paolo
    December 16, 2009 at 20:45

    Yes, the peak on the right is Makalu seen from south-west.

  2. December 16, 2009 at 22:40

    Thanks Paolo. The South-West orientation is correct too.

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