How Tall Is Mount Everest and Is Mount Everest Located In Tibet or Nepal?

Mount Everest is located in both Tibet and Nepal.

The earth’s tallest mountain, part of the Himalayas, lies on the border of Tibet and Nepal.

Mount Everest is 29,035 feet (8,850 m) tall, about 5.5 miles, above sea level.

The Nepalese name for Mount Everest is Sagarmatha, while the Tibetans call it Chomolungma.

The Himalaya mountains are still being formed because the Indian-Australian tectonic plate, on which India sits, continues to slowly push under the Eurasian plate.

For this reason, Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks will probably rise in height slightly for years to come.

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