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"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves."
–Sir Edmund Hillary
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Mount Everest is a three-tile impassable Natural Wonder in Civilization VI. Mount Everest appears as a Mountain, and may be found on Desert, Grassland, Plains, and Tundra tiles (often surrounded by regular mountains). Each Wonder tile provides +1 Civ6Faith Faith and +2 Appeal to adjacent tiles.

Whenever a religious unit moves adjacent to Mount Everest, it receives a one-time "Altitude Training" bonus, permanently allowing the unit to ignore movement penalties from hills.

In Civilization VI: Rise and Fall, discovering Mount Everest grants +1 Era Score, or +3 Score if the player is the first to do so.


Natural Wonder Mount Everest bonuses (Civ6)

An illustration of Mount Everest's bonuses

Each Mount Everest tile provides +1 Civ6Faith Faith to adjacent non-wonder tiles (see diagram). However, as with all impassable wonders, the individual wonder tiles of Mount Everest offer no benefits, and cannot be developed or improved. Mount Everest is usually most effective when it is near the outskirts of a city (or even slightly beyond its borders), since the wonder tiles themselves are functionally dead space. If a city is strategically placed in this fashion, it receives the adjacency benefits of the wonder without sacrificing valuable space.

Note that the wonder tiles can be incorporated into National Parks - if a player wishes to found a Park, then it may be more efficient to place the city nearer the wonder.

Civilopedia entryEdit

Mount Everest is the world’s tallest mountain, standing 8848 meters (29,029 feet) above sea level, and part of the Himalaya range. One of the “hidden valleys of refuge” designated by the 9th Century Buddhist savant Padmasambhava, and killer of over 250 would-be conquerors since 1922. In 1802 AD, the British launched the Great Trigonometric Survey of India using giant theodolites to determine the highest peaks in the world. A half-century later, in 1858, the Surveyor General of India, Andrew Waugh, announced conclusively that Peak XV (that is, Everest) was the highest. And adventurers have been trying to climb it ever since... “Because it’s there.”


  • Mount Everest can be found in its real-life location on the standard Earth, standard East Asia, and standard Path to Nirvana maps.
  • The world-builder suggests that Mount Everest can appear on desert, grassland, plains, and tundra mountains. However, it may not normally be found on these terrains in-game.


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1 Requires DLC2 Specific scenario games only

R&F-Only Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.
GS-Only Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.

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