Nepali Official’s Reach Mount Everest

23 May 2019 Prakash Devkota

Nepali Official’s Reach Mount Everest

Mount Everest also is known as the roof of the world resides at a height of 8,848 which was verified by the Indian Survey team in 1955 which later on was verified by the Chinese team which led the survey in 1975. After six successful measurements, twice by Indian and Chinese team and once by the Italian team, we have been believing the official height of Mount Everest to be 8,848 m (29,029 ft.)


First Time Mt Everest Survey by Nepal Government

After being hit by a devastating earthquake measuring 7.9 Richter Scale in April 2015, there had been many speculations regarding the shrinking of Mount Everest height. In regards to such matter, Nepal Government has led a team of four people Khimlal Gautam, Rabin Karki, Suraj Singh Bhandari and Yuvaraj Dhital to officially conduct the survey which itself is the first time ever in the history of Nepalese survey.

List of Similar Articles:

Back to >> Everest Expedition

    Among the team of four members, Chief Surveying Officer Khimlal Gautam and Surveyor Rabin Karki successfully climbed the Mount Everest on May 22, 2019. The team reached the peak of the mountain at 3:15 am local time and started their measuring work that lasted for an hour said Damodar Dhakal, spokesperson at the Department of Survey. Surveyor Gautam and Karki were assisted by surveyor Suraj Singh Bhandari and assistant surveyor Yubraj Dhital from Everest Base Camp (EBC). Dhakal further added, “Our team has completed one of the important and risky tasks of measuring the actual height of Sagarmatha by Nepali nationals and the survey team is descending safely.”

    Data Collected at the top of Mt Everest

    Mountain on the way to Everest

    Dhakal said that after the data collection from the top of Mt Everest, around 75 per cent of measuring the height of the peak had been completed. He said that the survey team requires an additional six months to come into the conclusion of the task given that the weather in mountains remained favourable. He said that the survey team requires an additional six months to come into the conclusion of the task given that the weather in mountains remained favourable. He also said that the survey team will still need to work above 6,000 meters for finishing the remaining tasks.

    Back to >> Everest Expedition

      The survey team employed GNSS, gravity survey, precise levelling as well as trigonometrical levelling for the precise measurement of the height of Mt. Everest. The survey officials will share the details with the concerned government department officials, months later, informed the Survey department.

      This survey is a milestone achievement in Nepalese history as other nations have surveyed the height of Mount Everest, Nepal is conducting such a survey for the first time ever.


      Prakash Devkota

      Managing Director and Team Leader

      Mr. Prakash Chandra Devkota is a well-known entrepreneur with a deep-rooted passion for elevating the tourism industry in Nepal. Due to his dedication, hard work, and hospitable nature, he has established himself as a successful businessman. He also has a great enthusiasm for adventure and social work.

      Mr. Devkota hails from the beautiful hilly region of Gorkha District. He started his career as a guide in 1997 and quickly became a reputed figure in the Tourism Industry because of his extensive experience. He has gathered impressive experience in all Trekking and Climbing Routes, such as Mera, Island, Lobuche, Ama Dablam etc.

      His success also lies in his brilliant mind and hospitable nature. He is fully dedicated to providing excellent services and introducing innovative concepts. With more than 15 years of experience in trekking and expedition operations in Nepal, Tibet, India, and Bhutan, he has earned a reputation as a renowned leader in the field. He understands the importance of personalized service for creating memorable experiences for his clients and constantly seeks innovative company operation methods. He strongly believes in the power of the tourism industry and is confident that its development can empower the youth and help the economy flourish in the long run.