Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world at 8848 meters. It is located in the Mahalangur Himal on the border between the Nepalese Khumbu region and the north of Tibet. On both sides it is surrounded by a vast sanctuary, on the Nepal side of the Sagarmatha National Park, on the Tibetan side of the Qomolangma National Nature Reserve. The mountain was named after the British surveyor George Everest, the “Surveyor General of India,” head of India’s large-scale trigonometric survey by the British in the mid-19th century. Older, common among the locals names were not considered at that time. In Nepal, the mountain is referred to as Sagarmatha “Forehead of Heaven”,in Tibetan as Qomolangma “Mother of the Universe”.