Mount Everest, additionally noted in nepal as Sagarmāthā and in Tibet as Chomolungma, is Earth’s highest mountain. it's placed within the Mahalangur mountain chain in Nepal and Tibet. Its peak is eight,848 metres (29,029 ft) on top of sea level. The international border between China (Tibet Autonomous Region) and Asian nation runs across Everest’s precise summit point. Its formation includes close peaks mountain peak, 8,516 m (27,940 ft); Nuptse, 7,855 m (25,771 ft) and Changtse, 7,580 m (24,870 ft).
In 1856, the nice Trigonometrical Survey of Republic of India established the primary revealed height of Everest, then known as Peak XV, at 8,840 m (29,002 ft). the present official height of 8,848 m (29,029 ft) as recognised by China and Nepal was established by a 1955 Indian survey and after confirmed by a Chinese survey in 1975. In 1865, Everest was given its official English name by the Royal Geographical Society upon a recommendation by andrew waugh, British Surveyor General of Republic of India.