The Mountain Institute

Founded in 1972, The Mountain Institute works to conserve mountain environments, preserve mountain cultures and sustainably develop mountain economies. We listen to those who live in mountains and work hand-in-hand with them to identify and implement solutions to their most critical challenges. We are headquartered in Washington D.C. with locally-staffed offices in Nepal, Peru and West Virginia. Our work focuses on the world’s highest, longest and oldest mountain ranges — the Himalayas, Andes and Appalachians.

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The Mountain Institute Headquarters -
3000 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 101
Washington, DC 20008 USA
Phone: 202-234-4050

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Appalachian Program -
Spruce Knob Mountain Center (SKMC)
18 Woodlands Way
Circleville, WV 26804 USA
Phone: 304-567-2632
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To access forms and information for upcoming educational programs and field trips, click here.

Himalayan Program -
P.O. Box 2785
Baluwatar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: +977 (1) 4419356/4414237

Andean Program -
Instituto de Montaña
Calle Ricardo Palma 100
Huaraz, Ancash, Peru
Phone: +51 43 423 446
Spanish website: