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SAGARMATHA NEXT OPENS FOR VISITORS IN EVEREST REGION

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Sagarmatha Next is a centre dedicated to restoring the sacred mountains, addressing waste management challenges, and promoting sustainable tourism in the National Park. Located at 3,775 meters in Syangboche, Solu Khumbu in the Mt. Everest region, the centre was officially opened on May 23, 2022 after almost seven years of planning and construction.

At Sagarmatha Next, one can witness the journey of mountain waste – from trash to beautiful art and design products. The centre has an interactive exhibition which includes digital touch screens where visitors can learn about climbing, culture and challenges of the region and VR headsets which allow people to walk the Khumbu ice fall. The film salon has two films which visitors can sit back and enjoy. The Waste Lab has upcycling workshops where artists and designers can explore their innovative side. The Shop by Moware and a café completes the center.

Sonam Gyaltzen, Member of Parliament, Arun Saraf of Saraf Foundation, Reinhold Messner, renowned mountain climber, Phurba Tashi Sherpa, a local climber with 21 Everest summits were chief guests for the ceremony which was held on May 23. Over 300 local people from across the Khumbu region attended the event.

Varun Saraf and Tommy Gustafsson, Co-founders of Sagarmatha Next, were also present at the opening event. The Saraf Foundation is the sponsor of Sagarmatha Next.

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