Project Objectives

The overall goals of the project are to conserve and manage the rich biological diversity of Nepal’s Sagarmatha/Everest National Park. The emphasis is on solid waste management and on supporting and strengthening local communities as the caretakers of biodiversity conservation.



  1. Increase knowledge and awareness on solid waste management and biodiversity conservation among local population as well as tourists.
  2. Implement policies and procedures for responsible solid waste management.
  3. Improve capacities for solid waste management.
  4. Develop new revenue opportunities.
  5. Remove environmentally hazardous waste from Everest climbing and trekking routes in the Khumbu region.

Expected outcomes

  • At least 70% of the local residents aware of the importance and relevance of waste management and potential threats from climate change.
  • National policies on waste management and Code of Conduct for local people and tourists implemented.
  • Approximately eight tons of garbage collected from Mount Everest and along the trekking routes from Lukla to Everest Base Camp.
  • At least 15 waste management plants installed.
  • Local institutions operating and managing these waste management systems through 100 specially trained people.