Mount Everest (Sagarmatha), the world’s highest peak, has risen 86 centimeters. Nepal and China unveiled the new height of Everest on 2077 Mangsir 23 ( 2020 December 8th) Tuesday. The New height of Mount Everest 8,848.86 metres: Nepal, China joint survey.
Now, the height of Everest has reached 8848.86 meters, announced Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Kumar Gyawali at a press conference held at the Survey Department.
The Nepal government decided to measure the exact height of the mountain amid debates that there might have been a change in it due to various reasons, including the devastating earthquake of 2015.
In Tibetan language, Mount Everest is known as Mount Qomolangma.
The height measurement was done separately by Nepal and China. The data obtained from the field survey has been processed by the Department of Surveying and Mapping. According to the department, discussions were held at the level of Chinese counterpart technical and steering committee.
The cabinet meeting held on Mangsir 10 had given approval to the Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation to make the height public. The coordination with China is done by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The previous height of 8848 meters was measured by the 1954 Survey of India. After a dispute over the height of Mount Everest, Nepal and China agreed in 2010 to recognize 8848 meters.
It was agreed in October 2019 that Nepal and China would jointly declare the height of Everest.