Takashi Miyahara, a Japanese-born tourism entrepreneur, came to Nepal in the 1960s and recognized the region's immense potential thanks to its natural beauty and cultural attractiveness.
As a visionary, he paved the way for Himalayan hospitality never seen before. The bold fusion of a high altitude setting and a modern hotel's comfort and service level has set a new benchmark for future entrepreneurs.
Before the existence of Hotel Everest View, if you craved such breathtaking panorama, you had to stay the night in a modest guesthouse - or a tent.
Hotel Everest View's effort to build in the high altitude of the Himalayan region was so spectacular that there is a whole book dedicated to it.
The "A Ray of Light in the Himalayas: Building the Hotel Everest View" goes in great length about the challenge to construct a hotel building in a remote part of the world only accessible via helicopters and hiking.
The hotel has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records since 2004 as the highest placed hotel in the world at 13,000 feet or 3,880 meters. However, unofficially, at least two hotels have been built even higher since then.