It was only in the past 15 million years that
Mount Everest was pushed up, but the collision
between the Indian plate and the Eurasian plate
that created the Himalaya started about 40 million
years ago. The Himalaya range is home to Mount
Everest. We can say that Mount Everest is 15
million years old, but the range of mountains to
which Everest belongs is about 40 Million years old.
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