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Message from Chairman

I am honored to be elected as a Chairman of the Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal (HRA) and would like to express my sincere thanks to all the members and well wishers of HRA who have trusted me to lead the this Association to achieve its objectives further.
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Introduction

The Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) is a voluntary non-profit organization formed in 1973 with an objective to reduce casualties in the Nepal Himalayas, especially keeping in view the increasing number of Nepalese and foreigners who trek up into the remote wilderness.

One of the most important tasks of the HRA is to try to prevent deaths from Acute Mountain Sickness that confronts foreign trekkers and Nepali people. For the last 43 years, the HRA has helped make a safer Himalaya for tourism. Since its inscection, it has manned a small aid post in the Khumbu village of Pheriche at an altitude of 14,343 feet. The Pheriche aid-post is manned twice yearly during the trekking season by volunteer doctors.

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Altitude

A few years ago most people who came to visit the Himalayan already had a lot of experience hiking in their home countries. These people needed to be warned of the subtle hazard of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), but in general, they were aware of mountain safety. This fact is no longer true, as many people start into the high mountains…

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Altitudes Sickness

Travelers are drawn to high altitude places in ever increasing number- Nepal alone now receives more than one hundred thousand trekkers from around the world every year. It can be easy to under-estimate the dangers of altitude illness; deaths from these conditions are all the more tragic because they are entirely preventable…

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42nd Annual General Meeting

August 28th, 2016|0 Comments

The 42nd Annual General Meeting of Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal (HRA) was held on August 26, 2016 (2073.5.10) at Gokarna Resort, Gokarna, Kathmandu. The meeting was chaired by Chairman Mr. D.B. Koirala. First of all, [...]

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

April 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal (HRA) and White Mountain Training Institute (WMTI) jointly organized a  five days long Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program from April 17 – 21, 2016 (2073 Baishak 5 – 9) [...]

HRA Aid-posts are Opened

February 13th, 2016|0 Comments

HRA Aid-posts are now opened from second week of March, 2016 for the Spring Season 2016. HRA operates two Aid-posts at Manang (3500 m.) on the way to round Annapurna and other at Pheriche (4300 [...]

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