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New height of Mt Everest? Wait until Dec 8

Published Date : December 6, 2020

KATHMANDU, Dec 06: The government is scheduled to announce the height of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, on December 8.

The office of the Department of Survey has organized a program to declare the height of Mt Everest at it’s office Min Bhawan, Kathmandu.

Deputy Director General of the Department Sushil Narasimha Rajbhandari has also written letters to the concerned agencies for the program. The program is scheduled for December 8 at 1:30 pm.

A study by the Department of Survey and Mapping showed that the height of the Himalayas was affected by the catastrophic earthquake in 2015. This is the first time that Nepal has measured the height of Mt Everest with its own resources, based on the assumption that the height of Mt Everest may have increased due to this reason. Government teams from Nepal and China worked jointly.

Earlier, various countries had been measuring the height of Mt Everest. The world’s highest peak, Mt Everest, which was last measured in 1954 by the Survey of India, has remained unchanged at 8848m, sources said.

The work of measuring the height of Everest was started in the fiscal years 2075/76 BS.

It is still unclear about the Chinese side. Previously, both the countries had agreed to jointly announce the height of the Mt Everest.

Some glimpses of survey activities:

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