Mt. Everest (8848m./29,028 ft) top of the world or roof of the world. It is the highest elevation in the world, called Sagarmatha ('Goddess of the Sky') in Nepali and Chomolungma ('Goddess Mother of the World') in Tibetan. It is named in English and had received it's official name in 1865 in honor of Sir George Everest, the British Surveyor General (1790–1866, British surveyor, b. Breconshire, Wales, UK) Worked on the trigonometrically survey in India from 1806 to 1843 who had mapped the Indian subcontinent. But there is more to the Everest trek than just Everest. For one there are all the other beautiful snow clad peaks - Amadablam, Kwangde, Thamserku, Pumori to name just a few that emerges above the hills as you trek, and the breath taking mountains scenery all around deep, forested valleys with the Dudh Kosi river surging below, picturesque waterfalls, giant rhododendrons in bloom (during spring and summer), the amazing shapes and the shades of the mountains beyond the tree line, awesome, somber glaciers.