Mt. Everest - SAGARMATHA - Forehead of the sea - 8848 M - 29,028 Ft
Mt. Everest stands 8.85 kilometers above sea level, roughly the maximum height reached by international airplane flights, but much less than the 300 kilometers achieved by a space shuttle. Hundreds of people have tried and failed to climb the behemoth by foot, a feat first accomplished successfully in 1953. About 1000 people have now made it to the summit. Mt. Everest lies in the Himalayan mountains in the country of Nepal. In the native language of Nepal, the mountain's name is "Sagarmatha" which means "forehead of the sea."
We took a Buddha Air chartered plane and flew over Mt. Everest and the neighbouring peaks. Views were breathtaking. Following are some pictures taken from the plane flying at 25,000 ft altitude.