Trekking In Nepal
About Nepal Trekking
■ The word 'Himalaya' means
the home or abode of snow.
■ The word 'Himalaya' means the home or abode
■ According to Hindu mythology, God Shiva
resides in the Himalaya.
■ There are eight peaks with a total of 19
points above 8000 metres in
■ Fourteen mountains in the Himalaya exceed
■ There are 25 points in all which exceed 8000
metres in the Himalaya.
■ Nameha Barwa peak is the easternmost and
Nanga Parbat is the
westernmost peak of the Himalaya.
■ The geological age of the Himalaya is
approximately 70 million years.
■ Himalayan rivers are older than the
■ Kumbhakarna is the new name of mount Jannu
■ Gosainthan (8046 m) is the Nepali name for
■ Ninety-five percent of earthquakes occur in
■ Sir Andrew Waugh, Surveyor General of India
wished to honour his
predecessor, Sir George
Everest. For this, Sir Andrew pretended that
there was no local name for Everest and hence named
Everest though there were two local names of the
e.g. Sagarmatha in
Nepal and Chomolungma in Tibet .
■ Sir Andrew Waugh announced the name 'Mount
Everest' in 1865.
■ The ideal height gain per day for
mountaineers is 1,000 ft above
■ Mallory described Mount Everest from Rongbuk
as, 'a great white fang
excrescent on the jawbone of
■ Why do men climb Everest ? Mallory said,
"Because it is there."
■ Sir Edmund Hillary led an expedition to find
the Yeti in 1958.
■ According to Dr. George Schaller, the
existence of Yeti unknown to
science cannot be ruled
out at high altitude.
■ Reinhold Messner climbed Everest alone.
■ Tenzing buried his daughter's red and blue
pencils on the top of
■ Approximately 150 people have died in
different expeditions of Mount
Everest so far.
■ Tenzing was known as 'Himalayan Club Sherpa No 48'.