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 and some of his best experiences include; 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 Sri Lanka and cannot stop talking about the beaches on the east coast.
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.
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 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 preconceived 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: More of Asia and especially Japan for the culture. I would love to see more of African wildlife too. I would also love to explore the hidden parts of Nepal to better understand the country I was born in.