The aim of the organization is to design a structured model for eco-tourism which creates an opportunity for the local youths to get involved and promote the tourism activities, find space for their career and preserve the ecology for the generations to come. For more than a decade the team at Mountainways Outdoors have been involved in conducting educational programmes for schools & institutions from across the country and have organized Holidays in Kumaon Himalayas for corporations and families.
The organization is completely owned, managed and run by the youth of the region, hence the local knowledge and network works as an effective tool in delivering the programme quality. Within a short span of time of its establishment, the organization is a proud owner of two camp sites namely Camp Vanvaas at Mukteshwar and Camp Hornbill in Kyari village at Ramnagar. We wish to show our gratitude towards all the people who have put their trust in us and have motivated our cause from time to time.
Camp Hornbill is a member of Travel Operators for Tigers India (TOFT) which is a campaign to create a strongly responsible ethic in the conduct of wildlife tourism so that the benefits of tourism are harnessed for conservation and the negatives are minimised
His toughness, adventurous attitude, passion and love for the mountains makes him head of the adventure department of the company. His professional qualifications are high altitude trekking guide course, adventure guide course, parasailing course, rafting course from the various government institutions. Moreover he has been trekking in the Himalayas for the last 10 years. Hence he has the intense knowledge of the Himalayan region.
An outdoor enthusiast, he has been implementing his academic learning into the eco tourism model designing and has developed award winning camp in the past. Having been born n brought up in the Corbett region, he has an indigenous knowledge about the wildlife and bird’s life hence is a vivid wild lifer. Besides; a bachelors in Tourism and Travel management, advance mountaineering course, method of instruction course are some of the technical courses what makes himself an outdoor professional.
He has been working in the field of adventure for more than a decade and has explored every known and unknown area of the lower and higher Himalayas. He has undergone with the many professional courses from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering in Uttarkashi such as the search and rescue course etc. His keen interest is to develop an eco tourism model which can be the role model for the tourism development in Himalayan region which can motivate local youth to pursue their career in eco tourism
An entrepreneur by nature, he has successfully run small scale tourism business in the past and also conducted parasailing in the Corbett region. A mountaineering enthusiast, he did his basic mountaineering course from NIM, Uttarkashi. In the organization he looks after all the affairs in and out, generating business, managing communication, heading marketing and public relations.
She has done her masters in commerce. She is the first girl entrepreneur in tourism sector in the region hence has set the benchmark for the local graduate girls to create independency and think beyond the routine life. Handling accounting for Camp Vanvaas is her main profile.
Famously known as “Raju Da”, he has great knowledge about the flora and fauna of the area. He actively participates in the village affairs and facilitates many government projects to enhance the village infrastructure. He takes care of all the account jobs for Camp Hornbill and is a certified librarian and moreover an excellent Kumauni cook of the camp kitchen.
Always lost in his kitchen job, fondly known as “Dani ji” in the village and at the camp is the chef of Camp Hornbill. He has been working in the industry for more than a decade. As long as food is concerned, after all these years of working he has come up as a hot choice among the visitors at all times.
Sab ho jaayega!!! Is his dialogue that you often hear in his routine conversation. Fondly known as Harda, he is the one who can handle the kitchen department like the one man army. Looks always happy and keeps others happy with his jokes…No laughing is not possible until you are with him!!!