October 29, 2012

Mt. Everest part of new national park in Tibet

English: Mount Everest North Face as seen from...
English: Mount Everest North Face as seen from the path to the base camp, Tibet. Español: Cara norte del Monte Everest vista desde el sendero que lleva al campo base en el Tibet (China). Français : Face nord du Mont Everest vue du chemin menant au camp de base. Tibet. Italiano: Faccia Nord del monte Everest vista dal sentiero che porta al campo base in Tibet. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
October 29, 2012 - The highest National Park in the world was opened October 26, 2012, in Tibet. The park’s name is Qomolangma National Park, which is the local name for Mt. Everest.

Within the park, five mountains reach more than 8,000 meters (26,246 feet), the tallest being Everest at 8,848 meters (29,029 feet). It has 10 mountains that rise above 7,000 meters (22,966 feet).
The new park covers 78,000 square kilometers (30,116 square miles and six districts of Tibet's Shigatse region. It also borders Nepal.
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