Why do people live near mount everest?
People live near Mount Everest because it is their home. There are many small villages in the Everest area which are homes to farmers, familys and of course the porters and Sherpa's who climbing on Mount Everest.
There is no population on Mount Everest.Due to the harsh weather conditions and climate it is impossible to be able to live on Mount Everest. Climbers stay on the mountain during the climbing season but then pack up and go home. Local people live in villages near by on the main trekking route to the mountain.
Sherpas, Tibetans, Nepalese, Bhutanese live relatively " near " Mount Everest; nearer than anyone in North America, at least. Climbing expeditions, with various numbers of members, live on Mount Everest as long as it takes to make their climb. The air gets thinner as you go higher-there is basically less air to breathe, that is why it is difficult to breathe.