About Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal

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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Message from
the Chairman

Mr. Hari Dharel

Dear friends and future members, With my new role as chairman of the Himalayan Rescue Association it is my plan and vision to bring the HRA in to the modern time of the 21st century, by further upgrading our current aid and health posts, increasing awareness not only locally but also to those who haven’t yet came to the Himalayas digitally using the web. This will spread more awareness and prevention methods regarding Acute Mountain Sickness and other high altitude mountain ailments. Not only do I wish for the HRA to upgrade its current posts, but also to establish more strategic located health and aid posts to increase our reach. Of course we will continue on with the much appreciated support of Nepal Air, the Nepalese Mountaineering Association, the Nepal Tourism Board, the Trekking Agencies Association Nepal and the Nepalese government’s ministry departments of Health, Defense, Finance and Cultural, Tourism and Civil Aviation.

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