Flight Delhi - Bagdogra, view in northwestern direction to the Himalaya with the summits of Mt. Everest (8848 m) and Makalu (8485 m) in the central background. The confluence of the Ratua and Kankai rivers can be seen near the left bottom of the photograph. The horizontal distance from the confluence to the border between India and Nepal is 25 km, the horizontal distance from the confluence to Mt. Everest is 215 km. The vertical distance between Mt. Everest and the confluence is 8800 m.