Amit

Growing up in Kathmandu, Nepal and seeing the Himalayas around him it was only natural that Amit developed a passion and respect for the great outdoors and also a thirst to see beyond his country's lofty peaks. After finishing a university degree in Travel and Tourism management and a stint recce trekking and rafting most of Nepal’s rivers, he started working as a tour leader with extensive trips in India, Nepal and Tibet. He later moved to London where he has been working in the Luxury travel market for the last 14 years, designing and showcasing his own part of the world to travellers in the UK.

Over the years, Amit has travelled to other parts of the world including; Extensive travel within India, meeting the Samburu in Northern Kenya and game drives in Masai Mara; walking among the ancient city of Petra, Jordan, trekking in Nepal; getting lost in the souks of Marrakesh; Road tripping in Canada and having tea with a Nubian man on the banks of the Nile in Aswan. He has recently come back from a recce trip to Srilanka and cannot stop talking about the beaches in the east coast.

"If travelling by jeep ask the driver to take the roof off - you'll see a lot more."

Specialist: Egypt, India, Jordan, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Nepal, Tibet


Interview

Q: Favourite city:

A: Coming from Nepal, I really enjoy the variety and differences that each new city/country brings.

Q: Favourite country:

A: Nepal naturally but I also love Canada and how laidback things are there and how easily accessible the great outdoors is there.

Q: Favourite meal:

A: Anything that’s rustic and slow cooked with full bodied spices but if I had to pick one it would be hot steamed Momos with spicy tomato broth from Nepal. Any day, any time.

Q: Most memorable journey:

A: Whale watching in a rather small and extremely fast rubber boat in Quebec, Canada in 2014. For someone from of a landlocked country it was an unreal experience. Getting very close to a couple of mating Leopards in Satpura National Park in India in 2014 was incredibly thrilling too.

Q: Favourite travel advice:

A: Leave your pre-conceived notions behind. Just go with an open mind and embrace the change even if it's just for the duration of the holiday. There are so many cultures that are different from ours and to live/experience that is a joy. And yes, switch your mobile off if you can!

Q: Next on must-see list:

A: Italy, Spain, France for the food and wine, Japan for the culture and more of African wildlife.