You Can Visit the Mountains of Nepal Thanks to Google

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You may never climb Mount Everest but you can get the next best thing thanks to Google Earth.

In March 2014, a team from Google travelled to the Khumba region in Nepal for a 10 day trek which would take them to some of the most isolated places on Earth. Thanks to the help of local man Apa Sherpa – who holds the world record for the most summits of Everest at a massive 21 times – they gained access not only to some incredible scenery but also got a rare look at the Sherpa community high in the mountain range.

Local landmarks and buildings were added to Google detailed online database and mapping system, and high res photos take us inside the homes and special places of these people. It’s a process of education, something which Apa is very keen to instil in local people as well. For the last number of years he has been working with his Foundation to improve local education of young people and help them pursue their dreams.

Get a look at everything the Khumba has to offer at Google Earth now.

In Short: Google Earth has teamed up with Apa Sherpa to bring you an in-depth tour of the Khuma region in Nepal, close to Everest

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