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  • International Annual Report 2022/23

    For this year’s Annual Report, Himalayan Life Canada’s Communications Manager and Program Liaison shares her experience of travelling to Nepal, visiting the projects and meeting the incredible staff.

  • Altitude 4-Minute ‘Sizzler’

    Check out this recap of Altitude: The Ride for Himalayan Life!

  • Altitude: Out of Thin Air Trailer

    The Altitude Film Premiere trailer from Himalayan Life’s Out of Thin Air Fundraising Events!

  • 6 Riders, 6 Days, 600km!

    6 riders, 6 days, 600km – that’s Altitude: The Ride for Himalayan Life. Follow along as Daniel and his friends cycle two of the highest passes in the world to raise funds and awareness for education!

  • Altitude: The Ride for Himalayan Life

    A charity ride for Himalayan Life by CEO and founder Daniel Burgi and friends from Sept 10-16th. 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.

  • The Extra Mile June 4th + 5th

    Join us on June 4th and 5th for The Extra Mile, a fundraising event for education in Nepal. Together, we can raise $75,000 to help rebuild the Yangri Academic Centre which was destroyed in a flash-flood last June.

  • Yangri – The Next Chapter

    Hear how Himalayan Life has responded to the cataclysmic flood that wiped out the Yangri School and what the next chapter looks has in store.

  • Chasing the Light

    Himalayan Life comes alongside children in the Himalayas to rid the darkness and to help them chase the light.

  • Yangri Flood Update

    Sonam and Leela, Yangri Project Leaders, and their daughter Salomi express their deep gratitude for your support over the last months and their continued commitment for education in the Yangri Valley. Two months after a cataclysmic flood destroyed much of the Yangri Academic Centre, the team is preparing to implement a hybrid model of schooling in the Yangri Valley very soon!

  • Going The Extra Mile on June 5 + 6

    We asked three participants why they are going The Extra Mile with Himalayan Life’s upcoming peer-to-peer fundraiser on June 5 + 6. Whether you run, walk, bike, paddleboard, kayak, swim, or unicycle, go the extra mile to support Himalayan Life’s education programs in the Himalayas.

  • Himalaya: A Film Festival

    Himalaya is a series of five films by four different filmmakers about the Himalayas, the land and its people. With stunning footage and breathtaking scenery, viewers will intimately experience how a small, local charity is helping transform lives and make a massive impact.

  • 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.

  • 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 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!

  • 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!

    More Films:

    Kiran’s Story

    Introduction to HL

    International Annual Review 2019-2020

    HL Plastic Recycling

    Mountain Plastic Basecamp

    HL Chitwan

    Forgotten Ones

    Everest Challenge Wrap Up

    Chitwan Field Update

    Arresting The Darkness

    Altitude: Ride For Himalayan Life

    Altitude Ride Thank You

    Altitude: a Ride For Himalayan Life

    A Global Conversation