The Ultimate Mt. Everest Tourism Quiz
by Staff
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?

  • 4%
  • 8%
  • 12%

What are the ideal months in the year to attempt to climb Mount Everest?

  • October - December
  • April - May
  • June- September

How much does a fully guided journey up Mount Everest from the south face cost?

  • $25,000
  • $45,000
  • $65,000

How much time does an attempt to climb Mount Everest normally take?

  • 1.5 months
  • 2.5 months
  • 3.5 months

What is the name of the region around Mount Everest in Nepal?

  • Barak
  • Chamba
  • Khumbu

What are Nepalese hired as mountain guides popularly known as?

  • Gorkhas
  • Sherpas
  • Naxals

What is the cost of a climbing permit for Mount Everest?

  • $500
  • $1,500
  • $3,350

What is the royalty fee per person during the busy climbing season?

  • $25,000
  • $15,000
  • $5,000

What is the most common form of greeting people in Nepal?

  • Howdy
  • Namaste
  • Hola

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?

  • clockwise
  • anti-clockwise
  • parallel

Which hand you should use with care when inside Nepalese homes?

  • left hand
  • eating hand
  • free hand

What is the best policy regarding public displays of affection in Nepal?

  • Kiss openly.
  • 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
  • losing weight
  • gaining 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?

  • 1976
  • 1986
  • 1996

How much waste did the Everest Environmental Expedition remove in 1998 from the area around Mount Everest?

  • 0.6 ton
  • 1.2 tons
  • 2.4 tons

How much does the Nepalese government now charge climbers as security deposit for not littering on Mount Everest?

  • $2,000
  • $3,000
  • $4,000