Nepalese politicians take part in a cabinet meeting at Kalapattar Plateau near Mt. Everest on December 4, at an altitude of 17,192 feet. Nepalese ministers held their high-altitude meeting on a remote mountain plateau in the shadow of Mt. Everest to highlight the impact of global warming on the Himalayas. Prime Minister Madhav Kumar of Nepal and 22 other ministers, equipped with oxygen cylinders, travelled by helicopter for the gathering on the Kalapattar Plateau in the world's highest mountain range.