The Himalayas are stretching across five countries: Pakistan, India, China, Bhutan and Nepal. This mountain massif is long 2500 km and 300 km wide in average. The rivers that cross this mountain are forming the watersheds of the rivers Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra and Irrawaddy. Also this mountain is rich with glaciers and lakes. The peaks here are always covered with snow.
This mountain massif is attracting the alpinists and the mountaineering lovers the whole year round. They are preparing for months for this dangerous adventure, because despite its beauty it has its negative side. Mount Everest is the highest peak in the Himalayas and its named after the surveyor Sir George Everest. This peak was measured for the first time in 1852, and the first people who climb it were Sir Edmond Hilary and Tensing Norge.