Himalaya Day Dinner 2023

May 31, 2023 - June 8, 2023



6:30 for 7pm (dinner)

12:00pm (lunch)


Let’s celebrate 70 years since the first ascent of Mt Everest!


Join us for our Himalaya Day Celebration – a spectacular night immersed in the Himalaya with stunning Himalayan cuisine, a trivia quiz, fabulous prizes and mountains of fun!


Join AHF Ambassadors, Directors and our Special Guests at one of 5 Himalaya Day celebrations around Australia – Sydney (dinner or lunch), MelbourneBrisbane or Canberra.


Events will be held between 31st May and 8th June at locations below.



BRISBANE 31 May 6:30pm            Punjabi Palace Restaurant     Tickets $55 per person

CANBERRA 31 May 6:30pm          7 By the Lake       Tickets $70 per person

SYDNEY 31 May 6:30pm                 The Grand Palace Indian Restaurant – Sydney CBD      Tickets $105 per person (incl beer, wine & soft drinks). ** Please note at this new venue in Sydney there is no lift access and entry is via a set of stairs


MELBOURNE 8 June 6:30pm       Nepal Dining Room        Tickets $70 per person



SYDNEY 2 June 12:00pm                Curry Nest Indian Cuisine        Tickets $50 per person

Meet our special guests


We encourage you to come along and meet our AHF Directors, Ambassadors, State Representatives and other special guests at your local  Himalaya Day dinner. We are proud to have such a strong and varied group of people supporting the Australian Himalayan Foundation through fundraising and advocacy – come along and meet the people who represent us.


SYDNEY DINNER – We are at new venue in Sydney this year, The Grand Palace Indian Restaurant – Sydney CBD, on 31 May. Please join us for an Indian feast along with AHF Hosts. AHF Ambassador Jen Peedom, will speak with our special guests and couple Lakpa Sherpa and Chris Jensen Burke, who have climbed many mountains in the Himalaya. Chris has completed the ‘7 Summits’ and for many years, Lakpa had the record for most summits of Ama Dablam. We will have updates from AHF as we celebrate 70 years since the first ascent of Everest. Ticket includes a 3 hour drink package beer, wine & soft drinks.


** Please note at this new venue in Sydney there is no lift access and entry is via a set of stairs


MELBOURNE – Join us at Nepal Dining Room on 8th June for a Nepalese culinary experience with a banquet dinner from Chef Hem Ghale. Hosted by AHF Founding Director, Garry Weare, as we celebrate 70 years since the first ascent of Everest, hear updates from AHF and more! Fully licensed and BYO (wine only).


CANBERRA – Join us at 7 by the Lake in Canberra for an Indian banquet at this renowned establishment on 31 May. Hosted by AHF Director, Julia Booth. You are in for another exciting evening led by esteemed MC, AHF ACT representative and Everest Summiteer, Zac Zaharias along with guest speakers AHF Ambassador Gabby Kanizay and her mother Jane Kanizay who both summited Everest last year. There will be updates on the AHF and plenty more. Fully licensed and BYO (wine only + $10/bottle corkage pay as you go).


BRISBANE – Join us as we celebrate 70 years since the first ascent of Everest at Punjabi Palace in Brisbane on 31 May for an authentic Indian banquet dinner (BYO wine only). Hosted by AHF Founding Director, Simon Balderstone and AHF Ambassador adventurer and author of ‘Yak on Track’, Heather McNeice.


SYDNEY LUNCH – Join us for our first Himalaya Day lunch in celebration of 70 years since the first ascent of Everest at Curry Nest Indian Cuisine in Crows Nest and meet a very special guest, Aileen Davis, who had a close friendship with Sir Ed and George Lowe. Aileen will share her incredible stories of Ed and George and show us some of her personal photos and also hear updates from AHF CEO, Angela Ford.

What is Himalaya Day?


A truly special day in our AHF history, Himalaya Day commemorates the day 29 May, 1953 on which Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay achieved the first ascent of Mt. Everest.

Every year, we have come together with family, friends and supporters old and new to celebrate Sir Ed’s groundbreaking humanitarian work in the Himalaya. All donations will fund our continued work with communities in the Himalaya through our environmental, education and health programs.