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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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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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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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October 24th, 2020|0 Comments

We are deeply in grieve on sudden and untimely demise of HRA, CEO, Prakash Adhikari today on 23rd October, 2020 (caused by Covid – 19). His support and contribution towards the Association and its activities [...]

Brief Report of Spring Season – 2020

June 14th, 2020|0 Comments

Though the whole country was on lockdown, HRA continued the operation of Manang and Pheriche Aid-post in Annapurna and Everest Region for Spring Season 2020. HRA Manang Aid-post was opened from 14th March 2020 to [...]

Brief Report of Fall Season – 2019

December 12th, 2019|0 Comments

HRA Aid-posts at Manang (3550 m.) and Pheriche (4250 m.) operation for the Fall Season 2019 are successfully completed. The HRA has been providing medical services to local people, trekkers, mountaineers and their support staff [...]

Participation in 40th World Tourism Day – 2019

October 1st, 2019|0 Comments

The Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal (HRA) participated in “40th World Tourism Day – 2019” organized by Government of Nepal, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) on Friday, 27th September, [...]

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