Himalayan Museum and Sustainable Park is a profit non-distributing company registered under the Office of Company Registrar and Social Welfare Council. The organization’s first project is Sagarmatha Next, located at Syangboche en route to Mount Everest Base Camp. The project focuses on tourism, sustainability and the environment.

The Aim

To develop a model of sustainable tourism in the mountain areas across Nepal, that can also be replicated across mountain regions of the world. HMSP has plans to develop Annapurna Next and Kathmandu Next.

The Vision

To create centers which will tackle ongoing challenges in various locations and provide inspiration for change.

“We want to showcase new and innovative ways of solving the challenges in the mountain regions of the Himalayas and hopefully take those solutions to other parts of the world.”

Saraf Foundation for Himalayan Traditions and Culture is a non-profit distributing company founded in 2012 by Mr. Arun Saraf, a prominent Hotelier and Philanthropist, motivated to preserve the Himalayan culture and traditions, by supporting the preservation, restoration and documentation of art, culture and heritage of the Himalayan region.

The rapid urbanization and development is resulting in the loss of Nepal’s memories and historic cities, and the Foundation strives to provide a balance in this chaos. Saraf Foundation supports the intellectuals who work selflessly towards the same goals and collects documents and photographs, maps, letters, drawings, or any item that holds significance in making the history of Nepal accessible for future generations.

The Foundation has funded and constructed the Centre in an effort to preserve the local culture and traditions in the Khumbu region which is getting imbalanced due to the exponential increase in tourism.

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