29 May is being observed as a International Everest Day. The Nepalese Tenzing Norgay and New Zealand’s Edmund Hillary had climbed Mount Everest on this day in the year 1953, as the first humans to achieve the feat. Nepal decided to observe the day as International Everest Day in the year 2008 when the legendary climber Hillary passed away.

Everest Day on 29th May every year in memory of the first summit of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on the day in the year 1953. The day is celebrated with memorial events, processions, and special events in Kathmandu and the Everest region.

29 May International Everest Day