Plans include additional GPS tracking points set up on the summit.
China's measurements from 2005 indicate the rock base of the summit is about 4 meters shorter than the 8,848-meter measurement Nepal officially uses.
Though China agreed this difference is due to snow and ice coverage, Nepal is launching a new survey to establish the height themselves.
Nepal and China find themselves in a fierce battle over what seems like a simple question: Just how tall is Mount Everest?
Widely known as the tallest mountain in the world, Everest straddles the border between the two countries -- both of which claim slightly different measurements. Nepal stands by the measurement of 8,848 meters (29,029 feet), the result of a 1954 survey, but China often refers to the mountain as 8,844 meters in border talks.
Those 4 extra meters are causing quite a bit of confusion.
The solution: Nepal plans to re-measure Mount Everest, according to AFP.
"We have begun the measurement to clear this confusion," Gopal Giri, a spokesman for the Nepalese land reform and management ministry, told the news agency. "Now we have the technology and resources we can measure ourselves."