Sagarmatha Next

Sagarmatha Next is a partnership initiative between the Saraf Foundation, Ecohimal Nepal, Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee, Himalayan Museum and Sustainable Park, and the Sustainable Mountain Architecture organizations, largely focusing on tourism, sustainability, and ecology.

Located at Syangboche (near Namche Bazar), en route the Mount Everest Base camp, the initiative develops a model of sustainable tourism for mountain areas across Nepal, in order to bring awareness to waste management and also to support regional stakeholders in finding innovative and sustainable solutions.

The Saraf Foundation has funded and constructed the center in an effort to preserve the local culture and traditions in the Khumbu region, which is being thrown off balance due to the exponential increase in tourist numbers.

The Visitor and Learning Centre

Stepping into the Visitors Centre, you will be transported into a world-class museum: with new technology and great storytelling.

Waste Lab

Locals and visitors stopping at Sagarmatha Next can learn about this process of upcycling and transformation where we will be showing the entire upcycling process.

Denali Schmidt Art Gallery

We would like the Gallery to be a space for artists, sculptures, visual designers and engineers who are working around environment and sustainability.

Shop by moware

In our shop, you can find the unique pieces created by our invited designers. All the products are made out of found raw materials in the Khumbu region and the Himalayas


After an exciting day learning about the beauty and stories of Sagarmatha National Park, we invite you to take a well-deserved break at our Café. Experience the authentic local gastronomy of the Khumbu Valley.


Sagarmatha Next Centre was simple and efficiently designed and built in an environmentally conscious and sustainable manner, using locally available materials and constructed by a team of local builders

Join the Call

We have incredible spaces that are the perfect venue to host book launches, curated shows, or private events including workshops and conferences.

Please reach out to us to make the most of our interactive space at Sagarmatha NEXT.

Residency Programs

We are now offering Residency programs to interested environmentalists, scholars and researchers who seek to explore projects related to environment and sustainability.

Please write to us with your project brief with the subject:

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