Nepal Commemorating Man’s First Ascent of Mt. Everest

  • 30 May 2024

The day was celebrated by Nepal on May 29th to celebrate the man’s first ascent of Mt. Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on 29th May 1953.

Key Points

  • The name "Sagarmatha" refers to Mount Everest in the Nepali language.
  • The mountain holds immense cultural, spiritual, and mountaineering significance, and the successful ascent by Hillary and Norgay marked a major milestone in human exploration and mountaineering history.
  • The day serves as an opportunity to honor the bravery, determination, and perseverance of the climbers involved in the first ascent, as well as the numerous mountaineers who have challenged the mountain since then.
  • Nepal Prime Minister Mr. Puspa Kamal Dahal has assured the establishment of a welfare fund for mountaineers.
  • The Nepal government honored various climbers with various awards and presented Letters of Appreciation to Everest summiteers on this occasion.