Some 25,000 tourists visit the Mount Everest area in Nepal every year. While a booming tourism industry has helped the economy of Nepal, environmental questions are also being raised. Increased human activity around the pristine Mount Everest affects local ecology and environment in a big way. Take this quiz to learn more about the effects of Mount Everest tourism.
What percentage of Nepal's gross national product comes from tourism?
What are the ideal months in the year to attempt to climb Mount Everest?
October - December
April - May
How much does a fully guided journey up Mount Everest from the south face cost?
How much time does an attempt to climb Mount Everest normally take?
What is the name of the region around Mount Everest in Nepal?
What are Nepalese hired as mountain guides popularly known as?
What is the cost of a climbing permit for Mount Everest?
What is the royalty fee per person during the busy climbing season?
What is the most common form of greeting people in Nepal?
What is etiquette in Nepal concerning shoes in homes?
Wear sandals, not shoes.
Take your shoes inside people's homes.
Take your shoes off before entering people's homes.
What is the proper way of walking around temples?
Which hand you should use with care when inside Nepalese homes?
What is the best policy regarding public displays of affection in Nepal?
Hug all you meet in the street.
Avoid public displays of affection.
What is the proper form of "feet etiquette" in Nepal?
Don't touch anything with your feet.
Feet are okay in Nepal.
Keep your feet covered.
How much have the glaciers around Everest melted and retreated due to global climate change?
one mile (1.6 km)
three miles (4.8 km)
five miles (8.0 km)
How do most climbers prepare for conquering Mount Everest?
maintaining same weight
Which area on Everest is known as the "death zone" ?
area above 15,000 feet
area above 20,000 feet
area above 26,000 feet
When did the government of Nepal designate the area around Mount Everest as a national park?
How much waste did the Everest Environmental Expedition remove in 1998 from the area around Mount Everest?
How much does the Nepalese government now charge climbers as security deposit for not littering on Mount Everest?