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Virtually Trek the Khumbu Region: Google Earth Goes to the Himalayas [VIDEO]

Last spring a team from Google hiked Nepal’s Khumbu region in the Himalayas for Google Earth. 

A Google team of 16 trekked around the Khumbu region to try to create the most detailed virtual map that part of the world has ever seen. The crew was led by Apu Sherpa who has summitted Everest 21 times.

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You can now see the base of Mt. Everest through interactive street view.

 

The Google team, equipped with a 40-pound, 15-camera omnidirectional eye, published more than 45,000 panoramas to give you a real-time view of the Khumbu region from the town of Lukla to the base of Mt. Everest.

The team also captured images inside residences and monasteries that you can see using “Business View.”

Now you can virtually pretend you are on your way to climb Mt. Everest.

Virtually Trek the Khumbu Region: Google Earth Goes to the Himalayas [VIDEO]