Social initiatives

Anand Ram Fund

In 2007, the Club sponsored a joint Indian American Expedition that climbed Chong Kumdan I. Unfortunately, one of the Kumaoni support staff, Anand Ram, took ill. He was returning back for medical attention, but collapsed and passed away. He is survived by his wife, three children and mother. The Club set up a fund in support of Anand Ram’s family.

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Rebuild Ladakh

On 5th August 2010, disaster struck. A massive cloud burst followed by flash floods devastated Ladakh. Hundreds of lives were lost, homes destroyed and farm lands rendered useless.

In order to support rehabilitation of Ladakh, the Club decided to take up two projects:

1) To assist the rebuilding of five damaged houses in villages of Kaya and Skui in the Markha Valley.

2) To assist rebuilding of the Children’s Hostel in Leh. School Children from the remote villages of Ladakh stay in this hostel during their school terms and they are provided with food, shelter, medical and educational facilities.

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Climbing Sherpas of Darjeeing

Today the word 'Sherpa' is synonymous with mountain climbing; but while people know of them as high-altitude porters and climbers, very few have heard the stories of these hard working, irrepressible people, who made a living out of carrying loads up the most dangerous mountains on earth.

The Sherpa project was initiated in 2012 to record the lives of Sherpa climbers and their families in Darjeeling beginning from the earliest days of exploration and expeditions in the Himalaya.

For more details click here.

Please make your contribution online at our website here, or

Send your cheque in favour of “The Himalayan Club” at the office of the Club.

All donations to the Club are eligible for deduction U/s 80G of the Income Tax Act.