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Films

  • Himalayan Life Chitwan

    When people think of Nepal they often think of the mighty mountains. But there is this district called Chitwan in Southern Nepal that is flat with only a few hills. People there live in small communities where they live off of small scale farming and fishing. Many of these communities are quite poor. This is where we work as Himalayan Life Chitwan.

  • S2S Girls Home

    We are excited to announce the opening of the S2S Girls Home! Hear the staff explain why the home is so vital for young girls, particularly in light of COVID-19.

  • Pokhara Field Update

    An update from the HL Pokhara on the effects that COVID-19 has had on their programming and how they are adapting to meet the needs of the communities they serve.

  • Chitwan Field Update

    An update from the HL Chitwan on the effects that COVID-19 has had on their programming and how they are adapting to meet the needs of the communities they serve.

  • Yangri Field Update

    An update from the Yangri Academic Centre on the effects that COVID-19 has had on their programming and how they are adapting to meet the needs of the communities they serve.

  • Arresting the Darkness Teaser

    A tidal wave of poverty is sweeping across the Himalayas as a result of COVID-19. With continued lockdowns forcing millions of migrant workers to come home, and day labourers to stop working, the loss of income and livelihood is immense: a growing abyss of poverty, devastation, and darkness.

  • Altitude Ride Thank You!

    Thank you to the 63 walkers, runners and riders, to the 145 donors and all the ones who supported and cheered us along the way. We especially want to thank our 36 Nepalese participants who were able to find creative ways to join in despite the pandemic!

  • Altitude: The Ride for Himalayan Life

    Join us on September 26th + 27th for Altitude: The Ride for Himalayan Life. This marks our first annual ride for Himalayan Life. Altitude will support and raise funds for Himalayan Life’s Education programs.
 Whether you cycle, walk or run 5K, 10K, 50K or even more: join us to raise $45,000 for Himalayan Life’s Education programs!

  • A Global Conversation: Himalayan Life + the SDGs

    Over the past few weeks, we have been highlighting how our projects are working to fulfil the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Looking at the SDGs is a reminder of the reality that we are addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges.

  • International Annual Review 2019-2020

    For this year’s Annual Review we are sharing stories of transformation that have occurred as we work to protect, nurture, and educate the children in the Himalayas.

  • Everest Challenge Wrap-Up

    Your hard work and encouragement have led to the success of our first-ever Everest Challenge! As a community of over 200 climbers, we gained a total of 2,969,972 feet over the past two weeks. That is the equivalent of summiting Everest 102 TIMES!

  • The Everest Challenge: First 3 Days Done!

    This week our Everest Challenge Teams climbed more than we could have ever imagined! Collectively, the teams have summited Everest over 8 times, a total of 236,144 ft and still climbing!

  • The Everest Challenge: Plan Your Route

    Daniel gives some tips on how best to plan your route for the Everest Challenge! We are two days away from starting our climb, but it is not too late to join!

  • The Everest Challenge: Virtual Climb for Himalayan Life

    Join us from your home or neighbourhood and help us reach 29,029 ft by climbing stairs, hiking, walking or running from June 1-15th.

  • Stories of Life 07 | Happy Mother’s Day!

    We are celebrating all the Moms around the world who work incredibly hard to care for, support and love their families. It is not too late to honour a Mom in your life by celebrating a Mom in Nepal!

  • Stories of Life 06 | Update from Nepal

    Hear the latest from our project leaders about how they are finding innovative ways to care for children and families in need despite the lockdown in Nepal.

  • Stories of Life 05 | Moms for Moms

    Nepali moms around the world work incredibly hard to care for, support and love their families. Rarely do they get to enjoy things for themselves. Honour the hard work and love of a Mom in your life by supporting and celebrating a Mom in Nepal.

  • Stories of Life 04 | Happy New Year

    This week marks the new year in the Nepalese calendar. Although we couldn’t celebrate with dancing and singing this year, it is an occasion for gratitude!

  • Stories of Life 03 | Shelter + S2S

    There might be a lockdown in Nepal, but that has not stopped our HL Pokhara staff from caring for street kids! Currently, there are 40 kids housed and cared for at the Street-2-School Homes and Shelter.

  • Stories of Life 02 | Construction in Yangri

    This week’s Story of Life follows the ongoing building project in the Yangri Valley. All the students have been sent home due to Nepal’s COVID-19 lockdown, but our construction crew continues to build!

  • Stories of Life 01 | Pacific Academy

    In a bid to somewhat balance all the bad news we are getting regarding COVID-19, we thought we’d share with you recent STORIES OF LIFE from our projects at Himalayan Life.

  • Update from Daniel: Himalayan Life + COVID-19

    Hear about the latest developments on how COVID-19 is affecting our Himalayan projects from CEO, Daniel Burgi.

  • Mountain Plastic Everest Basecamp Expedition

    From the streets to the peaks – follow this expedition with mountaineer Joyce Azzam with street boys from Pokhara as they embark on a life-changing adventure to help recover Mountain Plastic at Everest.

  • Mountain Plastic: Powered by Himalayan Life

    Everybody is talking about ocean plastic. What about mountain plastic? Let’s do something about it!

  • Altitude: A Ride for Himalayan Life

    A charity ride for Himalayan Life by CEO and founder Daniel Burgi and friends. Follow this epic six-day journey in Ladakh through the Himalayas over the Khardung La Pass at 18,379 feet and Chang La Pass at 17,585. Join in on the local Altitude Ride.

  • Transformation: Nepali Migrants in Ladakh

    This film by Peter and Ursula Schäublin touches on the effect that Himalayan Life has had on Nepali Migrant Worker families in Ladakh, India, including four young women’s journey from HL’s home to post-secondary education.

  • Yangri Academic Centre: Writing Chapter Three

    In 2019, YAC maxed out with 48 new students enrolled! There are still many children in the 15 surrounding villages that are wanting to join the school. This is where Writing Chapter Three comes in!

  • Kiran’s Story

    Follow Kiran’s story. From running away from police brutality, to winning 15km races in Nepal, his transformation is a clear movement from not-life to LIFE.

  • Yangri Outdoor Centre

    Our newest project is the Yangri Outdoor Centre. This Centre will serve to create opportunities for experiential learning for students along with many other opportunites!

  • Himalayan Life Plastics: The Recycling Process

    Our friend, Rick Colhoun, created this fun video when he visited the Himalayan Life Plastics Plant a couple years ago. It is a great eye into how HLP runs and delivers its beautiful processed chips.

  • Introduction to Himalayan Life

    This film by Inmist Media House focuses on two of the five projects at Himalayan Life: Pokhara and Yangri. See how lives are moving from not life to life!

  • TRAILER: Forgotten Ones

    Early 2017 some friends took a trip to Nepal that absolutely changed their lives.

  • Yangri Academic Centre: Year Two Begins

    As Yangri Academic Centre’s second year begins, new construction is underway and many new students join our classes!

  • Home Film

    Hear about how the Ulleri Village Home began its work of protecting and nurturing abandoned children.

  • The Dreams They Carry

    Follow the lives of Nepali migrant families in Leh, Ladakh, India.

  • Santosh

    The story of Santosh, how one kid went from survival on the streets to finding a life of meaning through mountain biking.