Kathmandu, 23 December. The world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, is being unveiled today (Tuesday).
Nepal is about to make public the new height of Everest measured for the first time using its own means, resources and manpower. According to the Department of Surveying and Mapping, the data obtained from the survey two years ago are being discussed at the level of the Chinese technical and steering committee.
During Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal last year, it was agreed to jointly declare the height of Mount Everest. The height of Mount Everest will be made public at the same time in both the countries. The height of Everest has been measured using both modern and traditional methods.
Earlier, India had measured the height of Mount Everest in 1954. Nepal has recognized the height of 8,848 meters measured at that time. The United States measured Mount Everest in 1999 and China in 2005
The United States measured 8,850 meters, while China measured 8,844 meters. According to Chinese measurements, only the height of the rock was taken by reducing the snow. This time Mount Everest is measured with snow surface. It is estimated that the height of Mount Everest may have changed.