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गृहपृष्ठNepal8,848.86 meters is now the new official height of world’s highest peak Mount Everest

8,848.86 meters is now the new official height of world’s highest peak Mount Everest

Nepal, China jointly release new height of Sagarmatha, also known as Mount Everest; World’s highest peak is now 86 centimeters taller than the previous height


KATHMANDU  – Nepal and China have jointly made public the new revised height of Sagarmatha (Mount Everest).

The two countries have announced that the world’s highest mountain Sagarmatha is now 8,848.86 meters tall, up by 86 centimeters than the previous official height.

The Department of Surveys under the Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation had completed the measurement of the world’s highest peak on its own.

The department had spent nearly Rs 130 million and two years to complete the measurement. The government had decided to carry out the measurement following disputes whether the height of the highest peak changed due to earthquakes in 2015.

Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi were present in the ceremony to unveil the revised height of Sagarmatha.





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