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.
Gaganpreet Singh - Applications Engineering
Gaganpreet is an avid adventurer, marathoner and nature lover. He first came to GHE as a participant in 2015 and since then has been actively working with the communities in the mountains to understand their issues and working on providing them with innovative solutions for generating livelihood opportunities through technology and tourism. He has trekked extensively in the Himalayas, Western Ghats and worked on wildlife conservation in Eastern Ghats of India.
Manjiri Gaikwad - Impact 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 Gaur - Operations and Strategy
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.
Stanzin Gurmet - Program Manager
Stanzin is a graduate from Jammu University with master’s in political studies. He hails from Ladakh and has 10+ years’ experience in guiding tours and expeditions with multiple expedition companies. Stanzin currently leads and handles all the GHE ground operations in Ladakh. He is an avid adventurer and is passionate about learning new skills and going out of the way to handle on ground operations. Stanzin also leads the on grounds surveys for GHE in Ladakh.