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Mount Everest Height Increased By One Meter

Nepal and China jointly described Mount Everest as the highest mountain peak in the world, its height is 8,848.86 meters. This is 86 centimeters higher than the previously accepted height of Mount Everest.

In a written message, Nepal’s President Vidya Devi Bhandari has said, “After completing the joint measuring process by the Survey Department of both countries on this historic occasion, I am with you the new height of Mount Sagarmatha / Chomolongma 8,848.86 meters. Chinese President Xi Jinping) am happy to announce jointly.


Mount Everest is called Sagarmatha in Nepal and Chomolongma in Tibet. It is spread in both these countries but its peak is located in the border of Nepal. The survey team of Nepal and China have separately measured the height of Everest. So far, China has not considered the height of Everest to be recognized worldwide and has reduced it by four meters.

The valid height so far was determined by the Survey of India in the British Raj. In 2017, Nepal began to measure the height of Mount Everest. After the 2015 earthquake, it was decided to measure it because it was said that the earthquake has affected this world’s highest peak. This peak has been measured many times but Nepal has done the work of measuring it for the first time.

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Later, China also started printing it and Nepal and China shared their data and issued their important results by issuing a joint statement. It was signed by Nepal’s Presidents Vidya Devi Bhandari and Xi Jinping in 2019. Now a year after this, both countries announced it officially.

The Himalayas have their origin from five million years ago due to many earthquakes. According to Mike Searle, Professor of Earth Science at the University of Oxford, during the 2015 earthquake, Nepal moved north-south by one meter on the Himalayan longitude. The hills north of the Kathmandu Valley rose up to a meter.

Nepali officials have said that snow cap has been included in this time measure. To this, Professor Mike Searle says, “Every season at the top of Everest, there is a difference in snow caps with a height of several meters. Snowfall during the monsoon increases by two to three meters, although common Generally the wind moving from west to east destroys it immediately. “

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  • Wahid Bhat

    Wahid Bhat is an environmental journalist with a passion for covering climate change and environmental issues. He holds a degree in English Journalism (EJ) from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication and has received Media Fellow for NFI India (National Foundation for India) and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Wahid's reporting has been published in a range of respected outlets including Earth Journalism, Global Village Space, The Quint, Youth Ki Awaaz, and Devdiscourse


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