We are a group of passionate individuals, whose job is to create a fertile environment for collaborations between the participants and the local communities to enable future growth.
Paras is the founder of Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) and has led several leadership expeditions to Himalayas to provide clean energy access to remote himalayan communities. An electrical engineer by profession, Paras merges technology and tourism with an approach to create local entrepreneurial models for remote areas advocating sustainable tourism solutions. Paras is a 2012 International Antarctic Expedition member and part of WTTC’s jury for Tomorrow for Tourism Awards.
Jaideep Bansal is an IIT Bombay Graduate and has been involved in leading several impact tourism expeditions to remote areas in Himalayas with GHE. Jaideep plays a key role in developing new partnerships to further the work of Impact Tourism and has been instrumental in bringing the narrative of Impact Tourism to the wider arena through articles and as speaker at various forums. He was been featured by WEF among the top leaders inspiring change in the world.
Vishaljeet Singh - Communications
Vishaljeet Singh is a Mechanical Engineer by background but used his time in college to exhibit his innate interest in photography and videography. He has been an active member in organizing TEDx Chandigarh and has also spent time volunteering with Make a Difference NGO. At GHE, Vishal is looking into content creation along with managing operations on the ground. He is passionate about travelling and has also won several awards for his film making skills.
Manjiri Gaikwad - Sustainable Tourism
Manjiri is a graduate from Monash University, Australia with masters in Sustainable Tourism management. She handles GHE’s CSR projects and manages Rural Tourism initiatives within GHE. An experienced sustainable tourism professional, Manjiri has a strong belief in practicing tourism to bring out change and leave positive footprints. Her experience in Ecotourism in Australia and her work on community-based tourism has enabled her to gain an insight on the impacts of community tourism. Manjiri is also a certified mountaineer from JIM, Phalagam
Gaurav is an experienced management professional with over nine years of corporate experience. He first came to GHE as a volunteer in 2017 to get a first-hand experience of what it take to run operations in the most remote regions of India. Gaurav is currently looking after the Operations and Strategy for GHE. He has trekked extensively in the Himalayas and is a passionate blogger, creating learning modules on Youtube as well.
Anubhav Jain - Partnerships
Anubhav comes with an experience of working with a community of over 1000 hosts handling close to 3000 homestays. He is experienced in training the hosts on the best practices for hospitality and making the homestays sellable. With such a strong experience, Anubhav believes that there is a huge improvement that can be done in the field of shared economy.