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The Mountains
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One of the main reasons for travelling to Nepal must be to see or to climb the mountains, particularly the Mount Everest.

Situated within Sagarmatha National Park in the Khumbu region bordering Tibet, the mountain’s proper Nepalese name is Sagarmatha or Head of the Sky. The Sherpa's and Tibetans worship it as Chomolongma or Mother Goddess of the Earth.

At 8,848 metres or 29,022 feet, Mount Everest is the world’s highest peak which has been opened for commercial mountaineering for many years. It forms part of the Great Himalayan Range, that expands for some 800 kilometres or 500 miles and includes a further 8 summits above 8,000 metres or 26,240 feet.

The areas outside cities and towns provides an amazingly varied topography as the snowy mountain summits give way to jungle-clad hills, picturesque rivers and lush tropical forests in the interior.

For trekkers and walkers, Nepal is an absolute paradise: the hamlets and mountain villages are connected by hundreds of trails that have been used for centuries, with little change even today. The rules and practicalities for trekking are presently easy to arrange (see Sports section for more details).

Many temples and Buddhist shrines can also be visited while in route and travellers should make sure that they observe the appropriate religious protocol (see also Social Profile section).
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