Stories of the mountains, of the people, of the waste pollution, of change, of the way forward. Some you may have heard before, some might be your own stories. But never like this . . . The past, the future, and what happens in between – but that is a story we decide together. Through our shared experiences, and shared stories.
Next for the environment?
Next for tourism?
Next for sustainability?
Next for trekking this route every year!?
We hope to make Sagarmatha Next a fulcrum for these discussions.
As passionate trekkers, nature enthusiasts, adrenaline seekers, and calm-seekers, from all over the world gather, and we can figure this out, together.
Sagarmatha Next will be the driver for sustainable trekking & tourism in the Sagarmatha National Park.
Our mission is to create a sustainable ecosystem, that links economic development for the local community with environmentally-conscious tourism by increasing awareness of the challenges and making all stakeholders a part of the solution.
We respect all stakeholders, we embrace & adapt to change, we preserve nature & culture, while being socially conscious citizens of the world.
Meet the people who are making this happens.
More than 35,000 climbers visit the Everest Region annually. This number was less than 1000 in 1970.
“With this rapid growth in the number of tourists, the mountains are suffering and acute lack of infrastructure. Our team is striving to tackle a small part of this problem, by building a sustainable waste management ecosystem. We hope to make tourism sustainable for all stakeholders, and most importantly, for Mt Everest, a.k.a Sagarmatha.
Welcome to Sagarmatha Next.”
– Varun Saraf
TARAGAON MUSEUM DIRECTOR
ECO HIMAL NEPAL