Mount Everest, the greatest challenge, is more than the famous mountain on earth. It has unique beauty, mystery and mood. Successful historical Everest Expeditions leaves one with the sense of most proud and adventurous person on Earth. Mt. Everest's local names give you a sense of how the mountain commands respect from all who see her. Standing incredibly tall silhouetted against the shared sky of Nepal and Tibet, this mountain has many names: Chomolungma, Sagarmatha, Whichever name one chooses, its vagueness still lives on. Most of the mountaineers have their dream to reach the summit of Everest in their life time. For many who are mainly trekkers become contended having the good view of it from Kala Pattar, Gokyo Ri or visiting Everest base camp.
The South Col route (South East Ridge) on the Nepal side of Mt. Everest is the way taken by Late Sir Edmund Hillary and Late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa first climbed it in 1953. Possibly the most colorful story about the early attempts on Everest is the one involving Captain J. Noel and his native companions. He disguised himself as a Mohammaden and made a journey from Darjeeling through Northwest Sikkim and round the north of Kanchanjunga in an attempt to reach Everest. Unfortunately, not even the disguise could see him through. His mission was out short just sixty-five km from Everest when a posse of Tibetan soldiers forced them to turn back. Although there are a dozen or so routes on Mt. Everest we follow the classical route, traditionally the most reliable way to the summit. Climbing Everest expedition has been successfully organized and climbed many times since then, but this should not lull prospective Everest climbers into complacency. Everest is a deadly mountain. Noting this, one cannot approach the mountain with anything but a serious determination and focused mountaineering attitude. Everest is still as inexplicable, beguiling and magnificent as ever