Foreign tourists visit the International Mountain Museum located in Pokhara Metropolitan City-17 Ratopaihra. The attraction of internal and external tourists for study and observation is increasing in this museum established in Pokhara to reflect the identity of all the activities of the Himalayas and the Himalayan region.
Photo: Radhika Kandel/ RSS.
The only international mountain museum in Pokhara can keep you abreast of all about mountaineering activities, the mountains of Nepal, and its cultural heritage for which it is well known across the world among visitors and mountaineers.
As you take tickets to enter this museum you will enter the first hall which is known as the Peoples Gallery. The museum describes the people gallery as follows:
People gallery It showcases indigenous habitants of the mountain regions of Nepal and the world. Their lifestyle and culture are exposed impressively below this first basement hall, influencing the subconscious of the visitors that they are at the height to understand and know the information displayed just below them.
For close observation, when the visitors stare down the basement, they are ushered by the museum guides to the adjoining video hall to orient them about the people, culture, and the mountains of Khumbu region. Mountain Gallery This is the second hall that displays information about all mountains found in Nepal.
Information on all 14 peaks over 8 thousand meters in height and their photographs are available in this section. The geological section in this hall displays a collection of important rock samples that formed the geological formation of the Mountain range.
Flora and fauna are collected in pictures and real stuffed replicas; plants and wild animals excite the visitors as if they are watching the serene beauty and real wild lives in the wild in yet another small section called the corner of dedication, contributions of five prominent personalities are displayed.
Dawa Norbu Sherpa – the prominent contributor to the construction of the International Mountain building, Kumar Khadga Bikram Shah – who translated the vision of the international mountain museum, Dr. Tony Hagen, explorer, and the geologist, Reverend Kawaguichi Ekai – the first Japanese to visit Nepal on January 26, 1899, Dr. Harka Gurung – the renowned geographer, development partner and conservationist of Nepal are preserved here for public display.
The third hall displays the pieces of equipment, clothes, different professional loops of the ropes, and photographs of French Expedition team leader; recorder holder Maurice Herzog who scaled Annapurna for the first time in 1950.
Lakhang room is for those who want to internalize the true sensitivity of the prayer room of the Buddhist religion is all the time ready-room to offer prayers and the library on the right of Lakhang room is intact for both the scholars and students on the first floor.
Living museum outside the building and within the Museum premises awaits the visitors in 5.10 hectares of land area. The living museum shows the real setting of the culture of indigenous people of different tribes and clans of Nepal, their homes, and culture in real models.
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