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

Varun Saraf

Social Entrepreneur

Tommy Gustafsson

Project Director

Phinjo Sherpa


Our Partners

February 15, 2019


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