International Mountain Museum

International Mountain Museum was established in 1995 by Nepal Mountaineering Association to maintain a record and document the history, evolution, development and the legendary achievements in mountaineering. Every section of the museum is designed to highlight commendable accomplishments of famous mountaineers in the majestic Himalayas and around the world. The museum is devoted to the mountains and dedicated to the mountaineers who lost their lives.The museum displays on the history, culture, geology, flora and fauna of the Himalaya.There is a 21metre climbing wall and a 9.5 m high climbable model of Mt. Manaslu for adventurous experience.

It has a stunning collection of artefacts, original gears, stories and photographs of the mountains, their inhabitants' and the explorers who climbed some of the highest peaks in the world. The museum gives you a description of the people living in the Himalayas and the 14 highest peaks and their most famous expeditions. It also includes some exhibits from other mountain areas such as Slovenia and Japan.
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.

The museum doesn’t just stop there either. It has huge photos of the 14 highest peaks in the world—all more than 8,000 meters high. It goes through mountaineering’s history in a very visual way, with peoples’ photos and the actual gear they wore and used while ascending
If you want to really understand the Himalayas before your trek in Nepal, or you need a mellow recovery activity after, take an excursion to the International Mountain Museum in Pokhara to really understand the Himalayas.