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The Pyramid
International Laboratory

The Pyramid International Laboratory is a high altitude scientific research center. 
It is located at 5.050 m a.s.l., in the Khumbu valley, within the Sagarmatha National Park, at the base of the Nepalese side of Mount Everest. 

Since its founding in 1990, the Pyramid Laboratory provides the international scientific community with a priceless opportunity to study environment, climate, human physiology and geology in a remote protected mountain area. The Pyramid is now jointly managed by EvK2Minoprio and Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). 
To date, 580 scientific missions have been carried out by 220 researchers from over 170 different Scientific Institutions in different countries. 

The main research fields are: Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Medicine and Physiology, Anthropology, Development of new technologies.

Monitoring: Data and Webcam

Climatic, Geographic and Environmental 
Historical Data 

Mount Pumori Live Webcam


Ecosystems to be preserved
for the protection of the entire planet

Mountains are defined as the “sentinels of environmental change”: they respond more quickly and intensively to changes in climate, such changes may cause the loss of essential ecosystem services, threatening the well-being of a significant part of the world population that depends on mountain resources. 

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of world’s land surface is covered by mountains

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of global population lives in the mountains


billion of people depend on mountain water resources

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of freshwater resources are provided by mountains

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of the world’s irrigation is supported by mountain water flows

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of the world’s biodiversity hotspots are located in the mountains

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of terrestrial biological diversity derives from mountain ecosytems

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of world’s natural and cultural heritage is located in the mountains

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of global tourism is represented by moutain tourism


Scientific Research and Sustainable Development in mountain environments.

EvK2Minoprio was born from the encounter between project, professionals and researchers of EvK2Cnr and Minoprio Foundation, a prestigious institution of Lombardy dedicated to agricultural and environmental studies, education and knowledge. 

EvK2Minoprio’s objective is to give life to scientific research projects, sustainable development and scientific and cultural activities aimed at providing concrete and tangible support to the improvement of well-being, quality of life and opportunities for mountain populations, as well as the protection and enhancement of its natural resources, acquiring at the same time scientific information on climate change and on programs for adapting to them. 

Reserach Proposal
Scientifich Research
at high altitude

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EvK2Minoprio S.r.l. – SIAVS

Viale Raimondi 54,
Tel. +39 031 6876247

Viale Raimondi 54, 22070 VERTEMATE CON MINOPRIO (CO) – Italy
Tel. +39 031 6876247

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