mount everest: highest point in the world


Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world with the summit reaching a peak of 29,029 feet (8,848 m). It is located in the Himalayan mountain range on the border between Nepal and Tibet, China. Although there are mountains with great vertical rise, Mount Everest has the distinction of having the highest point in the world.

quick facts

  • Highest mountain in the world, represents the highest spot on the earth’s surface
  • Summit reaches a peak of 29,029 feet (8,848 m)
  • Located in the Himalaya mountains on the border between Nepal and Tibet
  • Also known as Chomolungma


Mount Everest is considered the highest point on earth and often called the tallest mountain in the world. The Challenger Deep, off the Mariana islands, is the deepest spot in the ocean. If Mount Everest were placed inside the cavern there would be more than 1.3 miles (2 km) of water still covering it.

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