" Expedition Leaders has gained an excellent reputation for working with students as well as teachers and for their long lasting and beneficial impact on the village cultures they have assisted "

Devdan Sen, Author – Rough Guide to India

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We know India & The Himalayas better

Quite simply we know India & The Himalayas better and because we really understand the terrain and climate, the people and culture, we’ll be able to provide you with a richer, safer and more memorable experience.

Expedition Leaders has been providing inspiring trips to India & The Himalayas for 15 years - we take you to places other providers don’t know; we provide experiences that only we have the local connections to be able to offer. Whether you’re in a School group or an Independent Traveller, we use_10 decades of combined experience to design a highly personalised and unique trip. This is why many of our Travellers come back to us

Welcome from
our Founder Director, Puran

A more local experience

Our Founder Director, Puran, was a teacher before beginning guiding in The Himalayas. He has a deep understanding of the local area, which we use to shape all our expeditions. So those who travel with us can safely enjoy the physical challenges of trekking but also learn and benefit through unique insights into community and Northern Indian culture.

So, if you would like to truly experience India & The Himalayas - stay in a Himalayan village, cook and eat local dishes and help in meaningful community projects, then look no further

Professionals with decades of combined experience

Our Indian Field Operations Team is a close-knit team of educated and trained local ‘Paharis’ (mountain people) who speak English and have decades of experience in India & The Himalayas. For those who want to trek, we have organised and guided expeditions at over 6,000 metres. We are professionals with our own equipment and local connections to be able to deliver memorable adventures.

Sustainable and Memorable

We established our own charity in the area and re-invest some of the profits back in local communities and run valuable Community Projects. Those who have travelled with us tell us that they have been unable to find this level of sustainable travel elsewhere and it’s one of the reasons they choose to travel with us again.

Involving you from the start

We encourage pre-trip involvement by all our Travellers and, for most, this is part of the excitement! We work hard with you on all the details to ensure we provide a high quality and memorable expedition.

So, if you’re a Teacher planning a school trip, you’ll get the support you need as you plan and prepare your Students for the trip.

If you’re an Independent Traveller, you can be confident that Expedition Leaders will be on hand to personalise and create an unforgettable and inspiring adventure.

Expedition Leaders is different

Have a look at the expeditions that some of our Travellers have been on