The height of the world’s highest peak, Everest, has increased. On Tuesday afternoon, the governments of Nepal and China held a joint press conference and unveiled the new height of 8,848.86 meters.
World highest mountain, Mt. Everest’s new height is 8848.86 meters as per joint announcement by Survey Department Nepal and Chinese authorities.
The government of Nepal and the Chinese government team measured the height of Mount Everest separately and submitted the report to the technicians on both sides. On Tuesday, a team from the Ministry of Land Reforms, including Foreign Minister Pradip Kumar Gyawali and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, jointly unveiled the new height.
Everest was first climbed in 1849 under the leadership of George Everest. Everest is named after the English name of Everest. From 1849 to 1855, the height of Everest was measured by trigonometric method from Dehradun and Sonakhoda in Bihar.
In 1954, a survey conducted by the Survey of India from Bihar showed that the height of Everest was 8,848 meters. Even though everyone has been considering this height, there has been no consensus between China and Nepal on the height of Everest lately. During Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal last year, China agreed to jointly declare the height of Mount Everest.