About Us

The Everest Alliance is devoted to cooperatively protecting and restoring the Mt. Everest ecosystem from village to summit. We are a community of people, organizations, government agencies, and businesses joined to promote the sustainable management of the world’s highest mountains and their watersheds. We bring together all stakeholders to cooperatively solve problems related to high mountain tourism, the environment, local economies, and climate change.

If you live, work, or play in the Mt. Everest area or have expertise in protecting ecosystems, adapting to climate change, and developing livelihoods in high mountain regions, we’d love to include you in the Alliance. Please get in touch and we’ll see what develops.

Following an initial focus on Everest, our models of collaboration and problem solving will be applied to other mountains worldwide.

Inside Nepal, the Everest Alliance is being launched by the Khumbu Alpine Conservation Council, in Dingboche, Solukhumbu, Nepal, and by the Asia Regional Office of The Mountain Institute in Kathmandu.

Internationally, the Everest Alliance is being launched from within the USAID-funded High Mountains Adaptation Partnership (HiMAP), a program of USAID’s Climate Change Resilient Development (CCRD). HiMAP is co-managed by The Mountain Institute and the University of Texas at Austin.