Google Maps brings Mount Everest to your home
Posted on 13/03/2015 , Modified on 23/02/2016


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EVEREST: Google Maps has launched its Street View service in Nepal's Khumbu valleys, allowing armchair travellers to trek Mount Everest from their own computer!

Google Maps announced in a blog post on Thursday that it has brought Mount Everest to Google Maps' street view. It took a 12 day trek for Google to capture the images which allow the world to discover more on what the region has to offer, such as monasteries, lodges and schools.

Discover Everest

Discover Everest
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Back in March 2014, Apa Sherpa, who holds the world record for reaching the summit of Mount Everest 21 times, guided Google Earth Outreach and non-profit organisation 'Story Cycle' through the valleys of Khumbu, the region which lies at the base of the world's tallest mountain. In Google's blog post, Apa Sherpa stated "My hope is that when people see this imagery online, they'll have a deeper understanding of the region and the Sherpa people that live there."

You may not be able to climb to the summit, but you can now discover towns at the base of the mountain such as Khumjung, Phortse, and Thame. The latter is home to the Sherpa community, many of whom act as guides on Mount Everest.

Amazing Khumbu

Amazing Khumbu
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This is not the first impressive location that Google has made available on Street View; it also recently published images from the Amazon rainforest, as well as Greenland's ice fjords.


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