The peak of Mount Everest rises 8,848 meters above sea level. And because it is the tallest mountain on the planet, humans have tried, both successfully and unsuccessfully, to reach it’s summit for almost 100 years of recorded history.
For a look at some of the breathtaking views of it’s peaks and valleys, without the need for an oxygen tank, check out the slideshow below.
Nightly view on top of Mount Everest from mount Pumo Ri base camp.
Snow-covered Mount Everest in the summer.
Mount Everest base camp with rows of Buddhist prayer flags.
Village in the Everest National Park, Nepal. Home to many climbing Sherpas.
Sherpa porters with goods going from Lukla to Namche Bazar way to Everest base camp Khumbu valley Sagarmatha national park Nepal.
Hikers finishing trek to first Everest Base camp (5364 m ). This place is final point of the Everest Base Camp Trekone -- one of the most popular routes in the world.
Panoramic view of Gokyo Lake from Renjo La pass-- way to Everest Base camp.
Market in Namche Bazzar on the way to Everest base camp in Khumbu himal Nepal.
Black yak on the way to Everest Base Camp and Mount Kongde.
Guesthouse-cafe on in the Pheriche --a beautiful natural village near Everest Base Camp in Nepal.
Mount Everest and icefall Khumbu from Kala Patthar. Men climbing with ice axes in hand -- trek to Everest Base Camp.