Welcome to 2024 and a Decade of Trailblazing with HAL

Anna, Ami and Matthias on top of Chulu

As the crisp mountain air of a brand new year embraces us, we at HAL extend our warmest greetings and wishes for a year filled with epic adventures, stunning vistas, and unforgettable memories. 2024 marks our 10th anniversary, and we’re not just looking back on countless miles traversed, but looking forward to pushing boundaries and creating even more incredible experiences for you in the years to come. This newsletter is your invitation to join us on an exciting journey – buckle up for 2024 with HAL!

Sima and Srijan, Amadablam Base Camp Trip Sep 2023. Photo by Saeed.

2023: Unforgettable Journeys Leave a Lasting Impact

We embarked on the second half of 2023 with unforgettable journeys through Langtang‘s rugged terrain, stood humbled at the foot of Everest, and reached new heights on the slopes of Mt. Chulu. While pushing our limits and conquering new peaks, we also continued to support local communities through the Himalayan Adventure Labs grant, leaving a positive impact beyond the trail.

Pavel and Vitaly soaking in the view, below Kanja La. Langtang Fastpack 2023.

10 Years Strong, Ready for More: Celebrate with HAL in 2024!

This year marks a significant milestone for HAL – our 10th anniversary! With over 47,000 hours of adventure etched into our souls, we’ve become much more than Nepal’s premier adventure curators; we’re your dedicated trail companions for life. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we’ve crafted two groundbreaking adventures designed to push boundaries and redefine exploration:

1) World Fastpack Series: Conquer Diverse Landscapes, Conquer Yourself

Calling all trailblazers and adrenaline junkies! Gear up for the first-ever World Fastpack Series, a two-year odyssey spanning diverse landscapes in Nepal, Bhutan, Jordan, and Tajikistan. Led by the world’s fastpacking pioneers, forge deep connections with fellow adventurers, push your limits across unique terrains, and soak in breathtaking vistas across four magnificent countries. Are you ready to leave your mark on the world? Learn more and register: www.himalayanadventurelabs.com/world-fastpacks-series

World Fastpack Series by HAL

2) Great Himalayan Trail Expedition 2024: Reclaiming Our Roots.

Sudeep and Srijan (both guides at HAL) are about to embark on a monumental 1,700km journey across the heart of Nepal, traversing the legendary Great Himalayan Trail (GHT) from Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (East) to Hilsa (West). Reconnecting with their heritage, challenging themselves, and inspiring a generation of fellow Nepalis to explore their own backyard. Mark your calendars! The GHT Expedition kicks off in April 2024. Learn more and see how you can support this historic adventure: www.himalayanadventurelabs.com/ght-expedition-2024

Srijan and Sudeep on top of Namun La after a tough ascent. Lamjung High April 2022.

Craving a quick adventure fix? Helambu Fastpack (Mar 24-30, 2024) is your answer!

Join us on a five-day pilgrimage through rhododendron forests, past whispering chortens, and towards the mighty Ama Yangri. Breathe in the crisp mountain air, feel the wind whip through your hair, and find your inner peace amidst the stunning scenery. This intimate experience (max 10 participants) is a limited edition – secure your spot before it’s too late!

Helambu Fastpack 2024

Invest in your 2024 adventure – a gift that keeps on giving!

Treat yourself (or surprise your wanderlust-stricken friend) with a $250 HAL Gift Card (valid till end of Feb 2024). Not only will this unlock an additional $250 off ANY 2024 Nepal trip (longer than 10 days), you’ll also be among the first 10 to win bonus swag:

  • Rock a HAL tote bag: Carry the Himalayan spirit wherever you go with our limited-edition tote.
  • Top it off with a HAL trucker hat: Shield your eyes from the sun (and envy).

Join us!


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