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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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Installation Ceremony – 2020

January 5th, 2021|0 Comments

An Installation Ceremony (handing & taking over Charge) was held at Embassy Restaurent at Panipokhari, Kathmandu on Thursday 31st December, 2020 (2077.9.16).   During the ceremony, Chief Electoral Officer, Mr. Letknath Gautam distributed the certificates [...]

HRA Elects a New Executive Committee

December 21st, 2020|0 Comments

Executive Committee of Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal was elected on 18th  December, 2020 (2077/9/3), Friday to serve a 3 years term. The newly elected members of the executive committee are as follows: Hari Prasad Dharel [...]

Condolence

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 [...]

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