You must have heard of Himalayas, it is the origin of yoga, Ayurveda and Ganga. The same life-giving Himalayas has taken lives of the people who dare tried conquering it.
Conquering Himalayas is a quest you may not return alive from because of the Mount Everest. To conquer the mount Everest means climbing 29029 feet.
The air is thin and temperatures are freezing. Imagine how would you survive the freezing cold avalanche and mishap that happens there.
Mt Everest, the highest peak in the world is 8848 Meters and is situated at the border of Tibet and Nepal.
But none of this stopped Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay from scaling Mt Everest in 1953. Since it has been a sport to conquer the summit.
It grows 4 mm every year. So, the challenge is getting tougher and tougher day by day. In 2013, Yuichiro Miura, an 80 year old Japanese, became the oldest person to climb mount Everest.
At the top of the summit we breathe one third of oxygen that we normally breath. It happens due to low atmospheric pressure.
Sherpas is a local community which excels in scaling high mountain peaks. Sherpas are taken as guides by the Mountaineers in their quest to scale the Everest.
Nepal Govt makes more than $ 3 Million by charging fee from tourists trying to scale the Everest.Click on the video to know more
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