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  • Full Name: Ankit Sood ( 42 / Male )
  • Lives In: Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Citizenship: India
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Occupation: Lecturer Tourism, Ecotour Entreprenuer
  • About sunhimalay:

    I am a lecturer of Ecotourism in the Govt. Degree College at Kullu teaching tourism to undergraduates.I became a naturalist and guide after receiving a Bachelors Degree in Commerce and a Masters Degree in Tourism from Himachal University. i also holds a Certificate in Environmental Tourism from IGNOU and will soon begin working towards my PhD in eco-tourism. i have worked as an interpretive naturalist for the Great Himalayan National Park and has been involved in community and environmental activism in the Western Himalayas from 1996 to the present. My community based work include using my computer programming expertise to help create the website for the Western Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and working with SAHARA (NGO) in creating a staff-training manual for tourism guides as well as increasing the marketing of traditional crafts and tourism products to help improve the livelihoods of the local Kullu Valley people. For the last 8 years, i have guided and operated SHA to be at the forefront of Eco-friendly tours to the Western Himalayas.

  • Hobbies:

    Trekking , Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Paragliding, Fishing, Surfing (the net) , Photography

  • Favourite places:

    Great Himalayan National Park, Tirthan Valley, Puri Orissa, Chitkul - Kinnaur , Several peaks which i have climbed for the first time- Chakri, Yeshe,


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Visiting: India.

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I can provide indepth information about mountaineering, trekking and all adventure sports in the Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh reigon of the western himalayas. At the moment i am pesuing my Phd on the Great Himalayan national Park so any information required on this prestine park would be no problem.

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