Mount Everest, 8844.43 meters above sea level, is the highest peak in the world. Located on the border of Tibet and Nepal, Mount Everest is the main peak of the Himalayas. Its northern slope belongs to China’s Tibet and its southern slope belongs to Nepal. Therefore, Mount Everest has different names in Nepal and Tibet.
Mount Everest is situated at the junction of the Eurasian continent and the South Asian subcontinent, which is the largest plateau in China and the highest in the world. It is on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, known as the "Roof of the World" and the "Third Pole". It is located on the border between China's Tibet Autonomous Region and Nepal. The middle section of the Himalayas is located at 27°59?15.85? north latitude and 86°55?39.51? east longitude.
Where Is Mount Everest Located in the Himalayas
Mount Everest is a part of the Himalayan mountain range, specifically located in the middle of the Himalayas. The Himalayas stretch for more than 2,400 kilometers, at an average elevation of over 6000 meters. It is the tallest and most majestic mountain range in the world.
Within 20 kilometers of Mount Everest, there are more than 40 peaks above 7000 meters above sea level (including non-independent peaks). The famous ones are Lhotse (8516 meters above sea level, the fourth highest peak in the world) at 3 kilometers to the south, No. 38 Peak (7591 meters above sea level) at 5.3 kilometers to the south, Makalu (8,463 meters above sea level, the fifth highest in the world) at 19.5 kilometers to the southeast, Zhangzi (7,543 meters above sea level) at 4.2 kilometers to the north, Nuptse (7,861 meters above sea level) at 4.4 kilometers to the west, and Pumori Peak (7,161 meters above sea level) at 8 kilometers to the west. In the periphery of these peaks, there are some extremely high peaks in the world facing Mount Everest: the world’s third-highest peak Kanchenjunga (8,586 meters above sea level, the boundary peak between Nepal and India) in the southeast. In the west, there's Gyachung Kang at 7952 meters above sea level, Cho Oyu at 8201 meters and Shishapangma at 8012 meters.