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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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Meeting with Tourism Secretary

April 25th, 2019|0 Comments

The HRA Secretariat meets up with Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Mr. Mohan Krishna Sapkota at his office, Singha Durbar, Kathmandu on Thursday April 18, 2019 (2076,1.5). During the meeting, Chairman of [...]

Brief Report of Fall Season – 2018

December 14th, 2018|0 Comments

HRA Aid-posts at Manang (3550 m.) and Pheriche (4250 m.) operation for the Fall Season 2018 were successfully completed. The HRA has been providing medical services to local people, trekkers and mountaineers and their [...]

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