"Along with their individual record of being the youngest boy and girl to trek to the base camp, they are the youngest brother and sister to successfully reach a height of 5,380 meters," their father, Bhupendra Sharma told the media.

According to Bhupendra, who is also a lawyer by profession, they are also the first family to trek to the base camp and climb the Kalapathar peak (5,550 meters), which is higher than the highest peaks of three continents - Mont Blanc (4,810 m) in Europe, Vinson Massif (4,810 m) in Antarctica, and Puncak Jaya (4,884 m) in Australasia.

"The expedition was undertaken to send a message to the world climbers that Everest trekking route was not damaged by the earthquakes that devastated other parts of the country," said Thukden Sherpa, general manager at Arun Treks and Expedition.

The parents said they would try to get the children's names in the Guinness Book of World Records and India's Limca Book of Records for becoming the youngest climbers to reach the base camp. In October 2014, Harshit, a five-year-old student of GD Goenka School, New Delhi, had broken the record held by seven year old Aaryan Balaji, also an Indian, who reached Everest base camp in 2012.

 

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