Mount Everest is the tallest point on Earth, standing at 8.848m / 29,028ft tall. Named after George Everest, the British surveyor-general of India, Everest is known in Tibet as Chomolungma and the Nepalese call it Sagarmatha. Mount Everest is located half in Nepal and half in Tibet.
Mt. Everest has two main climbing routes, the southeast ridge from Nepal and the northeast ridge from China, as well as many other less frequently climbed routes. Of the two main routes, the southeast ridge is technically easier and is the more frequently-used route. It was the route used by Hillary and Tenzing in 1953 and the first recognized of fifteen routes to the top by 1996.
Tenzin Norgay Sherpa (Nepal ) and Sir Edmund Hillary New Zealand) were the first climbers of Everest , via the South-East Ridhge Route on 29th May 1953. In 1975, the first woman ever, Ms.Junko tabei (Japan) summitted, via the South-East Ridge.
Established in 1982 by Ang Tshering Sherpa, Asian Trekking continues to maintain high standards of professionalism and quality services catering to needs of the discerning traveler: individuals, families, friends. Ang Tshering’s son, Dawa Steven Sherpa, as Managing Director of Asian Trekking and organizer of the successful Eco Everest Expeditions, oversees the daily operation of all Asian Trekking treks and expeditions in Nepal and Tibet.
Ang Tshering and Dawa Steven are invited around the world to share their experiences, views and opinions on a range of issues, including mountaineering, trekking, climate change and environmental protection. Following links allows you to download their presentations.