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Mt. Everest Base Camp - he Everest Base Camp trek is a classic Himalayan trek with incredible views and rewards. The Khumbu region is the home of Mount Everest, at 8,848m the world’s highest mountain, as well as several other giants. You'll see vistas of these mighty peaks as you trek towards your ultimate goals - Everest Base Camp and Kala Patar. Everest is one of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights and makes an Everest base camp trek the perfect adventure!
Mt. Everest. Mount Everest , is the Earth's highest mountain, located in the Himalayas. Its peak is 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level. The international border between China and Nepal runs across the precise summit point. Its massif includes neighboring peaks Lhotse, 8,516 m (27,940 ft); Nuptse, 7,855 m (25,771 ft) and Changtse, 7,580 m (24,870 ft).
"Crevasse crossing on Everest 1963." With the notable exception of Sir Edmund Hillary's successful summit of Mount Everest in May 1953, the peak had defeated nearly every other challenger. But the 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition, sponsored in part by the National Geographic Society, would prove the exception, placing the first Americans atop the mountain and pioneering a new route to the summit.
National Geographic was there when the first American team summited Mount Everest in 1963. Two members of the team were also the first to traverse Everest by ascending the difficult western slope and descending the established South Col route. PHOTOGRAPH BY BARRY BISHOP, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC