Nepal is located in South Asia between China in the north and India in the south, east and west. Nepal also contains Mount Everest (29,035 ft; 8,850 m), the tallest mountain in the world and eight of the world’s 10 highest peaks. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. It is the largest metropolitan city in the country, covering an area of 19.6 square miles. The estimated population of the city is 989,273. Nepali is the official language of Nepal; it is derived from Sanskrit and was formerly known as Khaskura. Other languages spoken in the country are: Tharu, Gurung, Awadhi, Bhojpuri, Maithili, Kiranti, Tamang, Sherpa, Magar, Limbu Hinduism is the official religion of Nepal and Shiva is worshiped as the major deity. Islam, Buddhism, Jainism, and Christianity are the other religions practiced in the country. The country is absolutely beautiful. The landscapes here are stunning.
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Everest is the highest mountain in the world, 29,035 feet (8,850m) above sea level. Mount Everest are still growing higher, at a rate of about 2.4 in (6.1cm) per year, couse the Indian Tectonic Plate slides north under the Eurasian Plate. It is located on the border of Nepal and Tibet. In July, temperatures can get as high as nearly zero degrees Fahrenheit (about -18 Celsius). In January, temperatures drop to as low as -76°F (-60°C).
The approximate elevations of the camps:
Base Camp – 17,500ft (5,400m)
Camp 1 – 20,000ft (6,100m)
Camp 2 – 21,300ft (6,500m)
Camp 3 – 24,000ft (7,400m)
Camp 4 – 26,000ft (8,000m)
Summit – 29,035ft (8,850)
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