Now anyone can visit Mt. Everest

Now Anyone Can Visit Mt. Everest
Now Anyone Can Visit Mt. Everest

Is Mt. Everest on your bucket list? You can now visit the region around the world's tallest mountain from the comfort of your (likely lower altitude) home.

Google Maps recently added "Street View" to the villages in Nepal's Khumbu region, featuring videos, trekking routes and 360-degree vistas of the Himalayas. You can see local schools and monasteries, and can even "climb" to Everest Base Camp. Be sure to keep an eye out for yaks.

Everest is not the only off-the-grid place that Google has opened up to virtual explorers. Street View also lets you zip line through the Amazon, see a smoking volcano in Hawaii, and spot dolphins and sea turtles via underwater views of Brazilian islands.

Mt. Everest in Photos

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