World-known Mt. Everest has a Tibetan name---“ Chomolungma”, which means “the Goddess of the universe”. It’s proved to be the highest peak on earth by the official record of 8,848m (29,029 feet). With snow and ice covering all year around, it appears like a silver pyramid from distance. For centuries, it has been standing firmly and watching the world quietly.
People want to conquer Mt. Everest as it’s the nearest place to heaven. But due to the extreme adverse natural conditions, this dream had been stopped until May 29, 1953, the New Zealander Edmund Hillary and the Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay finally made the first successful attempt to the summit. Thousands of mountaineers have been inspired and come to challenge themselves, one stepping into the breach as another fell. Thus, Mt. Everest turns into a trekking or mountaineering destination for all adventure lovers.
Nowadays, series of backup facilities have been built in the Everest Base Camp, which means this holy mountain becomes more and more touchable for normal travelers. People in a good body condition can easily go for a trip to Everest Base Camp, to make their dreams of reaching the sky come true. So, are there any other reasons to say no to Everest?
Tips: The best time for Everest tour are from late April to early June, and early September to late October, as it’s the dry season in Tibet when the weather is ideal to enjoy Mt. Everest clearly.