Abhinav Kaushal, Writer
“There’s a sound I hear deep within me that makes me wander and it arouses questions to which only nature has answers. In recent years, my travels have made me feel more connected to what we actually are as human beings. The uniqueness of each journey fascinates and intrigues me more and more to look beyond the horizon. I travel as it gives me peace and makes me feel alive.” That’s how Abhinav (The Wayfarer) describes his wanderlust.
Born and brought up in Boileauganj, Shimla, Abhinav walks the talk when it comes to travelling. An experienced trekker and climber, especially when it comes to the ranges and peaks in Himachal Pradesh, Abhinav has trekked to the Kinner Kailash, the Mani Mahesh, Mantalai, Chandra Khani, and has done the Shrikhand Mahadev trek four times.
An alumni of St Mary’s and St Edward’s schools in Shimla, Abhinav holds a Bachelor’s in Hotel Management (from the Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Catering and Nutrition, IHM Chandigarh) and an MBA in HRM and Marketing (from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla).
Abhinav picked up work experience during industrial training stints – six months with the Ashoka Hotel in New Delhi, and then eight weeks with ITC during his MBA, doing market research. He then spent a year managing a Guest House in Kasol. Subsequent to that Abhinav took up free lance assignment as a creative content writer.
At Mountain Walker, Abhinav plans itineraries, explores new regions, travels, writes, shoots photographs, cooks, climbs and also researches markets and business opportunities.