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This is our mission and we do this through:

i. Providing comprehensive care to street children, abandoned children, slave children, and other socio-economically disadvantaged children.

ii. Touching the lives of a wide range of community children through meaningful school- and community-based programs.

We are a Christian charity that exists to enhance the lives of children in the Himalayas. 

How we do it

As Himalayan Life, we exist to holistically enhance the lives of children and youth in the Himalayas, with particular focus on those who lack basic socio-economic structures. Under the direction of Daniel Burgi, founder and CEO of Himalayan Life, we have been rescuing, nurturing and protecting marginalized children in the Himalayas for 20+ years. Having encountered children who have been abandoned, abused, and neglected in Nepal and India, we are intervening on their behalf to ensure they have access to food, shelter, activities, and career opportunities. Read more about what led CEO Daniel Burgi to start Himalayan Life here!

We are a faith-based organization, firmly believing in the transformative power of the Gospel. It is our desire to embody the message of hope, peace and love as we understand it to be the very foundation of our faith as Christians.

Shelter & Activity Programs

One of the ways we do this is by running homes for abandoned children, slave children and street children. Here, the children are fed, clothed, housed and loved by our amazing staff. On top of that, we have developed programs that get the children involved in life-giving activities, such as hockey and biking. Read more on Shelter Programs in Pokhara.

Schools & Earthquake Relief

We have built and now run a school in the heart of the earthquake-ravaged area of Nepal, the Yangri Valley. This school and hostel have been providing a fresh start for families who have lost so much in the 2015 earthquakes. Our staff at Himalayan Life have also been instrumental in assisting the community to rebuild their homes, and have built a hydro-electric system that is giving power to the surrounding 13 villages. Read more on the Yangri Academic Centre.

Vocational Training

Beyond meeting the children’s immediate needs, we also have developed career apprenticeship programs to help the children develop vocational skills. This equips the children and youth to gain skills that enable them to pursue a future. Read more about the Vocational Training Program.

For information on all our projects click HERE.

Where we do it

Cities (Ulleri, Pokhara, Yangri, Chitwan, Kathmandu, Ladakh) in Nepal and Northern India that Himalayan Life operates


The following values are things that we aim to embody while doing the work that we do. 


We work with vision and passion.


We create programs, homes for the marginalized in the Himalayas.


We are to be agents of change in the fields and areas we are working in.


We desire to live and work with integrity in all that we do.


We aim to deliver quality services and programs across our projects.


We commit to treating each other and all those we interact with dignity and respect.


We seek the well-being of our staff.


We love our country and comply with the laws of the land.


In 2022, we received accreditation from Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. This recognition is given to charities that display excellence in board governance, financial accountability and transparency, fundraising, staff management, and volunteer involvement.