The Himalayas are the taller and more majestic mountain systems in the world. It stands on the southern edge of the Tibetan Plateau and stretches between China and India, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sikkim. From Pamir to the west and to the big bend of the Yarlung Tsangpo River in the east, it is more than 2,500 kilometers long. The average altitude is above 6000 meters, which is beyond the reach of any mountain system in the world. It has 14 peaks above 8000 meters and more than 40 peaks above 7000 meters. Among them, Mount Everest, located on the border between China and Nepal, is 8844.43 meters above sea level. The Himalayas are one of the higher and younger mountains in the world. According to geologists, 70 million years ago, there was still a vast ocean. By 30 million years ago, due to orogenic movement, the Indian Ocean plate in the south and the Eurasian plate in the north collided with each other, overlapping and crowding, making the Himalayas constantly raise. By 3 million years ago, it had risen to 3,500 meters, and it has risen faster in the past 100,000 years. The average height has now reached more than 6000 meters, and it is still rising. The Himalayas swelled up suddenly, forming a volley barrier, blocking the warm and humid air flow northward of the Indian Ocean, causing the Qinghai-Tibet high and cold climate and affecting the northwest. “Qomolangma” means the Tibetan Snow Mountain Goddess. She is wrapped in silver and stands tall on the top of the earth, overlooking the earth, protecting the kind people. Occasionally appeared in the blue sky, and sometimes hidden in the white snow clouds, she even showed her holy, dignified, beautiful and mysterious image. Everest, the peak of the earth, is an attractive climbing target for Chinese and foreign mountaineering teams. The human ascent to Mount Everest began in 1921, and the British mountaineering team marched for the first time to Mount Everest. Unfortunately, they returned home. Later, he continued to sum up his experience, and he failed to climb nine times in more than 20 years. For the 10th time, on May 29, 1953, it finally reached the highest point of the earth. Since then, climbers from all over the world have set new records. On May 25, 1960, China’s mountaineering team successfully reached the top of the world from the north slope for the first time. On May 2, 1964, the Chinese mountaineering team successfully conquered the peak of the Himalayas above 8,000 meters-Hisia Bangma (8012 meters). The icebergs and snow peaks are beautiful, but they are difficult to climb. For decades, many mountaineering warriors have been sacrificed in order to climb the peak of the world. However, those who despise difficulties, lofty aspirations, and tenacious mountaineering athletes still go ahead and win Ascending the peaks, almost all of the 8,000-meter and 7000-meter snow peaks in the Himalayas have left human footprints. Today, the conquest of the Himalayas is still the coveted goal of climbers all over the world. They regard this as a place to test their physical fitness, hone their will, and show confidence, wisdom, strength, and technology. Joy of nature. Western China, especially the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, snow-capped mountains, ice peaks, towering the world’s highest peak Mount Everest and the second highest peak Gorgory Peak, bringing together more than a dozen extreme peaks over 8,000 meters, with hundreds of 7,000 meters and countless Peaks above 6000 meters. With the development of modern transportation, here will be a vast world of heroes for mountaineering, a paradise for future explorers and tourists, and a charming place for scientists to explore the mysteries of the roof of the world. Xinhua News: Everest’s new elevation data of 8844.43 meters is compared with the data of 8884.13 meters published by China in 1975. Everest is “height” and “short” by 3.70 meters. Approved and authorized by the State Council, Chen Bangzhu, director of the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping, officially announced at a press conference of the Information Office of the State Council on the 9th that the elevation of the rock surface of Mount Everest is 8844.43 meters and the measurement accuracy is ± 0.21 meters.
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Distance from must-see attractions
Everest Base Camp: about 103.7 km
Tashilhunpo: about 322.5 kilometers
Yarlung Zangbo River: about 181.1 km