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Welcome to Arohi Travels

More than Three decades ago when Adventure Tourism in Himachal Pradesh was still in its infancy. M.C. Thakur an accomplished mountaineer and skier incorporated Arohi Travels the first trek and tour operators recognised by the Himachal pradesh Govt., department of tourism in the Manali region. Arohi was an appropriate name we felt as it means - The Summiteer.

When the Manali-Leh Highway was first opened to visitors, we pioneered this heady highway by taking the first group of overseas tourists by luxury coaches all the way to Leh. Subsequently in 1990, Arohi again took overseas tourist by Himachal pradesh Tourism luxury coaches on the same route and this was flagged of by the then "Director General Tourism, Govt. of India Mr. B.K.Goshwami". In 1991 when the tribal districts of Kinnaur and Spiti bordering China were opened to overseas visitors we were the first to flash this news to all the Indian government tourist offices abroad. The detailed information and itineraries about the opening up of these areas were then published in Travel News India-Germany in February 1992 and also other travel related publications during the same year.

Eco friendly Tourism is another first from Arohi. We knew very well the dangers that our fragile ecology and environment would face by increased tourism if tours and treks were not organised and coordinated well. Campsites were to be kept clean and left in the same natural state unspoiled for other groups. We incorporated safe guards in to all our trekking and mountaineering expeditions. Unnecessary risks were to be avoided at all costs even if it meant a slight change in the itinerary. Nature is to be enjoyed not ravaged by man.

Today Arohi Travels is one of the leading adventure tour operators in the state providing excellent trekking and mountaineering opportunities in the Western Himalayas. Our outdoor staff comprise of 'born in the mountains' guides, cooks, camp assistants and porters. We engage only the most reliable pack-pony men and use the latest equipment in all our adventure activities. What's more important is that we are also equipped for any kind of emergency that may arise in the mountains. For nature is unpredictable. Our office staff is well versed with all aspects of adventure tourism and can offer any tourist information required by our visitors. So when you're planning a trek, ski trip or a mountaineering expedition in the Western Himalayas - Arohi can provide all ground logistics to make your adventure a safe and memorable one.

Meher Chand Thakur (Founder)

Meher Chand Thakur Founder of Arohi TravelsM.C.Thakur completed mountaineering and skiing courses from the "Western Himalayan Mountainnering Institute(Manali)". He also participated in many National Skiing Competitions to emerge with 1st and 2nd position.

Arohi intends to cross all barriers and attain a honourable name in promoting eco friendly tourism within the state and in India. Our vision was to make adventure tourism safe yet thrilling and adventurous. We reconnoitred new routes into the Greater Himalayas and promoted existing ones. We use experienced and proffesional local mountain guides who know the routes well and are equipped to deal with any untoward circumstances that could arise in the mountains.

Rajat Thakur (Field Director)

He hails from the Himalayas itself, Rajat Thakur - field director of the company an energetic young man who is the main strength behind the entire network. Completed his Mountaineering and skiing courses from the Atal Bihari Vajpai Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (Manali) he is now capable of negotiating almost all sort of terrains in the western Himalayas. With his years of experience as an avid trekker, mountaineer, skier and nature lover he is now involved in trying to preserve and improve the ecology and environment of the Himalayas. Besides this he has been involved in promoting eco-friendly tourism in the Himalayan region.

Through his passion for Mountain Biking, Nature Photography, bird watching and various other skills he also has been playing a vital role to evoke ones love for nature among youth. After wandering most of the paths in the Himalayas all through his young age he is now disseminating his experience at Arohi eco-adventures.

For any kind of information please contact : mcthakur@yahoo.com | rajatthakur04@gmail.com