An ache for unknown places, a craving for travel, being homesick for a place you have never been missing people you have never met.
Poonam has travelled all her life for work and pleasure. She's got Fernweh big time and has yet to stay in one place longer than 3 years. She has lived in different countries while working in International Logistics field.
Since Poonam had her boys she has started her Fair Trade project "Celeste Handmade Ethical Trade" to support the grass root producers and to finance her project `Bachan Women Training and Employment project'. She has very strong inclination towards social developments and has her own project for underprivileged women in rural Himalayas along with her family.
Poonam has decided to follow her passion of travelling and supporting the underprivileged villagers and communities. She has started few village programs so an income is generated for these communities and villagers.
Poonam would love you to experience the deep heart touching feelings you get from travelling and learning new culture, people and getting stunned by unimaginable beautiful nature!
Astrid shares the passion of travelling, learning about different cultures and locals. She studied cultural anthropology and sociology in Germany. She has worked in projects with street children in Madagascar and has travelled in Asia and Africa.
Astrid & Poonam met because of their common interest towards social projects at Fair Trade Ingelheim (a great initiative started by the town).
Himalayan Tour Guide Manager
A product of Army Public School Delhi, Pushpendra Singh Rawat or Pushi as he is better known, is a guy with a mission. Leaving behind a career in security management in Delhi, he moved to his hometown in Gopeshwar 12 years back in the hills, to work for the local communities in the realm of sustainable development & eco-tourism.
A passionate biker, adventure freak, paraglider & white water specialist and a professional mountain guide. He has an extensive knowledge of Garwhal Himalayas plus he is known for his amazing adventurous and fun filled treks. He loves travelling, trekking, eating and just getting lost in the nature.
Yoga Group Leader
Born and raised in Delhi, India and having spent from very early almost half of his life in Sports from Swimming to Basketball at the national level and a big part to corporate life, Rashu began his journey of exploring consciousness and became a student of Within 8 years ago. The true insight occurred whilst trekking solo in the Himalayas in 2010 when clarity of 'who I am' begun to flow within. Traveling and spirituality are synonymous as one needs the support of the other to progress swiftly on the way to discover stillness of the consciousness. From being part of social causes like tree plantation drives, waste management projects, ride for peace, teaching English to children and Yoga to responsible adults has helped channelize my energy for high thinking and plain living. Some say traveling responsibly is the food for soul. would then practicing yoga and dancing be like water and air respectively to enrich the journey. Syncing and blending with the local culture while traveling in remote but nature rich environment enhances our holistic experience many folds.
Spiritual Trip Leader
Shveta was brought up in Jamaishpur and currently based in Delhi. She left her SAP counsellor job in search of the true meaning of life. She is a reike / spiritual / theta healer and conducts the above healing, angel card readings and meditation workshops as well as private sessions. She is involved in rural development programs and helping jail mates for a better fulfilled future through her healing sessions as a social project. She loves dancing, travelling and reading.
Our Himalayan Guide
Rishi has been born and bought up in Garwhal Himalayas. He is a farmer involved in medicinal farming. He has been working with us as a guide for 15 years now and knows the mountains in and out. He has been involved with Pushi in rural development and environmental projects. He loves trekking, camping and eating.
Jay has been born and bought up in Gopeshwar(Garwhal Himalayas) area and currently pursuing computer studies. He is already a very good web designer and loves designing sites. He is our techy guy. When he is not designing or studying he likes to travel or repair broken electronic gadgets.
Indonesian Tour Guide Manager
Nyoman was born and bought up in Tampaksiring close to Ubud. Nyoman and his family are farmers and artisans. Nyoman has worked for many years as an artisan making wooden jewellery. He has been working as a guide for 6 years now. He is very knowledgeable and will show you all the off the beaten paths. In his free time he likes to travel, spend time with his family and help his father in farming. His dream is to get his 3 children educated and have a nice house.
75%of our profit goes to the community and to our social project!!