HOP has supported the Himalayan Rescue Association in a number of ways over the years, including installing solar panels and batteries at their outpost in Pheriche, delivering medical supplies to HRA headquarters, and most recently, funding the rebuilding of the medical outpost along the Annapurna circuit in Manang.
This medical clinic serves over 2,500 people per three-month season, 75% of whom are locals who have traveled to the area to make a living in tourism and have no support systems or medical care to fall back on. HOP is funding the complete rebuilding of the medical building which includes a new lab for the doctors to have more capacity to identify illness. The building is expected to be completed in mid 2017.
HRA’s operations throughout Nepal
HRA’s Manang Outpost
Trekkers and locals in need of medical care along the Annapurna Circuit, and throughout Nepal
Major renovations and new living quarters in Manang
We provided $1,400 worth of medical supplies to HRA
We funded and began construction on renovations and a new building in Manang
On April 1st 2017, construction crews broke ground, beginning our long-term commitment to seeing the Manang outpost reach its potential as a crucial medical outpost. The medical building is currently nearing completion. A second building, which will provide living quarters for doctors and crucial medical personnel, is being funded by the Nepalese Ministry of Tourism.
HOP plans to send representatives to Manang to follow-up on the construction process, and look for other ways that we can be of assistance to the Himalayan Rescue Association and Manang Medical Clinic. We intend to do everything in our power to support this organization that provides crucial medical services not only for trekkers, but also for locals who have no other access to medical care.