24th December 2020

Introducing The Gurkha Welfare Trust Podcast

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new podcast featuring interviews from the Gurkha veterans and widows we care for, along with some of our most interesting friends of the Trust.

The podcast will give you a greater insight into the work we do in Nepal and how we help Gurkha veterans and their families.

Listen to our first episode

The first episode kicks off with Rifleman Rana Bahadur Tamang, , a 96 year-old Gurkha veteran who valiantly served in the Parachute Regiment at the end of World War Two.

At just 16 years-old, Rifleman Rana Bahadur Tamang was recruited to be a Gurkha from his home in Darbang, west Nepal. He went on to train for two years, learning how to shoot, how to fight and how to survive in the jungle.

Episode two: an exclusive interview with Nims Purja MBE, a Gurkha veteran and mountain climbing legend

When Nims the Forces he had his heart set on one thingA challenge which took him to the highest peaks around the world and one that has consumed his every day since.

In 189 days, Nims completed his challenge to climb to the top of the 14 tallest mountains on the planet, beating the world record by more than seven years.

We caught up with Nims earlier this year to chat about his incredible achievements, and his new book Beyond Possible: One Soldier, Fourteen Peaks – My Life in the Death Zone.

Subscribe and download

You can subscribe to our podcast or download the episodes to listen to later on the following platforms:


Apple Podcasts


Stay tuned for more fascinating Gurkha stories later this year.

We’d like to say a special thank you to Rana, Nims and Kulman for the interviews, and to The Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas for the stunning intro music.

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