What is SangHarsh? Who is Harshvardhan?
SangHarsh संघर्ष’ is a word originating from the ancient language Sanskrit. It means effort. This is the story of millennial Harshvardhan’s sangharsh to reach from 0 feet to the highest point on Earth – the top of Mt. Everest (29,029 feet)
I’m Harshvardhan a 24 y/o IT Engineer, a mountaineer and an adventure tourism professional My first steps were around Mumbai at 0 feet above sea level and with your help, I hope to take them all the way up to the top of the world at 29,029 feet.

Seven years ago, my average student life, in a middle class Indian family, with the usual Engineering-MBA plans was seriously disrupted when I tasted trekking for the first time. That disruption was my creation.

Ever since, I’d go to the Himalayas for a few months after every semester. I enrolled in mountaineering schools for Basic & Advanced Mountaineering, Search & Rescue, Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Skiing and Wilderness First Responder Courses. Today I am a full-time backpacker and a certified mountaineer working in Impact Tourism in the Himalayas, and I could not have been happier.

A minimalist at heart, I want to show the world that we can learn to live with the bare minimum. In fact, it’s the only way we will survive as the species. I want to promote sustainable living and encourage the usage of clean energy alternatives in everyday life. To do so, I will be using solar power to source 100% of my energy consumption for the whole expedition.

How does YOUR support to my Sangharsh count?

Step Towards Sustainability

My Everest Expedition will be completely solar powered. I hope to bring more awareness and inspire people to make small choices that count. Why not take clean energy steps alongside the ones on snow-covered ridges of the Himalayas?

A Day at Height

$55,000 is a huge amount. Your contribution, however little, can make my day, literally. $100 would cover my meals for a day. $500 would amount to my daily expenses at 20,000+ feet above sea level.

Less Is More

I want to inspire people, especially millenials, to realize that we can live with much lesser than we imagine. Surviving with the bare minimum, utilizing all available resources to the fullest. Zero waste is my way of life.

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A Brief History of HARSHVARDHAN

Sangharsh means crusade. This is the journey of Harshvardhan’s Sangharsh to reach the
highest point on Earth – Mt.Everest
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1995

Birth

2011

Intro to outdoors – 1st hike near

hometown at Tungareshwar

Wildlife Sanctuary

2014

First trekking expedition to Himalayas
Multiple hikes in Maharashtra

2015

Started training in Maharashtra for Mountaineering
Decided to climb Mt.Everest

2016

Basic Mountaineering Course
from one of the premier institute
First extremely high altitude
summit to Mt.Stok Kangri
20,187ft. (Solo & unsupported)

2017

Best student Indian Institute of
Skiing & Mountaineering,
Kashmir

2017

Graduates as an I.T. Engineer
Advance Mountaineering Course from
HMI Climbs Palung 2 18000 ft.

2018

Climbed 11x 6000m Summits AMC from NIM
Wilderness First Responder, NOLS Wilderness Medicine
Institute, USA

2018

Instructor Course Climbs DKD II
7 Months Backpacking, Training in Himalayas

2018

Moved to Ladakh
Freelance guiding & working for
Impact Tourism
Guide for Indian Air Force
Winter WFR expedition

2019

Advance Skiing Course, Kashmir
Guide at Indo-Swiss-British
Expedition to Mt.Deo Tibba
6001m

2019

Search & Rescue course, NIM, Uttarakhand
Spent 3 days at Everest Base Camp
Climbed 4 x 5500m peaks and
Corssed 4 x 5500m passes in Nepal

2019

Expedition to Mt.Himlung 7126m
Tested body and gear above 7000m pre Everest

2021

Mt.Everest 8848 meters
First to climb from Vasai, Palghar

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Donations to the Sangharsh cause have been pouring in from all parts of the world!

I’m filled with gratitude for the love showered on me. Maybe you’d like to be a part too?

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Amount Raised (in ₹ Lakhs, 1 Lakh = 100k)

How YOU can help in my Sangharsh?

My total expense is over ₹51 Lakh rupees ($70,000) and your contribution, big or small, will help me get there, rupee by rupee. I urge you to support me in this once in a lifetime, clean energy fueled, adventure to the top of this world.

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