May 29 has been celebrated as the Everest Day to honor the first ascent by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary in 1953. On May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and sherpa Tenzing Norgay of Nepal battled ice and storms to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain. The Nepalese celebrate “Sagarmantha (Mt. Everest Day).” A local Nepalese climber speaks for the local climbers and an international climber speaks for the international climbing community.
Mount Everest (also known in Nepal as Sagarmatha and in Tibet as Chomolungma) is the Earth’s highest mountain. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. Its peak is 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level and is the 5th furthest point from the center of the Earth. 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).
International Mount Everest Day 2014 Special News:
Chinese climber Wang Jing is the only one individual to conquer the world’s highest peak from Nepal side this year on Friday. Indian Teenager Becomes World’s Youngest Woman to Conquer Mount Everest. Malavath Poorna, a 13-year-old class IX student of Andhra Pradesh Social Welfare Residential Schools (APSWRS), accomplished the feat of scaling 8,850 metres (29,035 feet) summit on Sunday. This is a teenage girl from Nizamabad district of Andhra Pradesh state, India, created history on Sunday by becoming world’s youngest woman to conquer Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world.
Sagaramantha Day Celebration (2014 Mt. Everest Day):
“Everest behind you, heading for home. Climbers pass the line of chortens on the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, above Thugla, before dropping down into the land of green. Just looking at this photo sends shivers down my spine. It is one of the most emotional moments of the expedition: now you are released.”
—Eric Simonson, IMG Partner
The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) , NEPAL mountaineering Association , Hotel Association Nepal and TAAN jointly organizing the seventh International Mt Everest Day called as Sagaramantha Day Celebration.