Many people in the world may not know much about the small country called Nepal, but they certainly know about this peak, the tallest in the world, called Mount Everest. Not only this highest peak, but also other 8 of the 14 peaks above the height of eight thousand meters in the world stand tall in Himalayan range of Nepal. The Himalaya is the source of water resources for billions of people living in the world. Flora and fauna in the Himalayan range is the natural habitat for the thousands of known and unknown species that contribute in maintaining and restructuring the ecosystems of our world, day and night. The little surfaced cultural values of the mountain people, geological mysteries buried underneath; nature’s serene beauty- wonders on its rock- hard and melting surfaces- make the Nepalese proud and people of the world an epicenter for their explorations.
Nepal's eight thousand meter high peaks records names of thousands of successful summiteers until now but its history is very young. Mountaineers M. Herzog and Louis Lachenal scaled up Annapurna on 3 June, 1950 and since then the records follow.
Himalayan range of Nepal is not important to the summiteers record holders only but also to the geologists, environmentalists and sociologists as it harbors innumerable mysteries and facts the scientists and geologists are striving hard to dig out. And all its values and mysteries are showcased in the one and only Mountain Museum in the world - the International Mountain Museum, right at the footsteps of the Himalayan range, in Pokhara, Nepal.
With an objective of maintaining systematic records of the successful eight thousanders, geographic flora and fauna and human activities in the range, the International mountain Museum has been established at the foot step of fishtail peak and gate way to the mountain region. The shape of the museum roof itself resembles mountain skyline to any visitor before entering the museum main gate.