'Mount Meru, in Hindu mythology, a golden mountain that stands in the centre of the universe and is the axis of the world. It is the abode of gods, and its foothills are the Himalayas, to the south of which extends Bhāratavarṣa (“Land of the Sons of Bharata”), the ancient name for India.' Wiki
The mountain is sacred and therefore no-one allowed to climb to its summit. It's holy and sacred for Buddhists, Hindus and the followers of the Bon religion.