I grew up in Nepal, in a family that is passionate about working in the travel and tourism industry. I started traveling and trekking at an early age — I did my first 7-day trek (carrying my own backpack!) at the age of 9 in Nepal’s beautiful Annapurna Region.

Since then, my passion for travel has only grown. I fell in love with the Himalayas and mountain adventure activities, but I also wanted to explore seas and oceanic destinations and the adventure activities that come with these places. I have since traveled to the USA, China, India, Israel, Italy, Canada and Norway, and have organized trips in the Himalayan region (Nepal, India, Tibet, Bhutan) and in Greenland. I am now living in France, where I earned a master's degree in International Hospitality Management.

To me, traveling is an adventurous experience while at the same time humbling. And the more I travel, the more I realize that there is still much to be explored. After all my travels and related education, I am still passionate about continuing to explore adventurous destinations and helping create the most memorable experiences.

Anuj's Travel Expertise

I specialize in active travel with a focus on connecting to nature in the wild, unspoiled Nordic countries. Walking, trekking, kayaking, dog-sledding, wild camping, snowshoeing, skiing... From accessible family holidays to extreme expeditions.

The Nordic countries truly do hold a special place in my heart, especially the local culture, the intriguing history and the unique geography. For centuries, local people have practiced outdoor activities like hiking and sea kayaking here in order to connect to wild nature. What better way to discover the heart of these countries than to immerse yourself in the wilderness and enjoy such traditional activities among the flora and fauna? Pair this experience with insider information relayed by an expert guide or from a detailed roadbook and you have got yourself an authentic adventure which reveals the true heart of your chosen destination.

Anuj's best travel experience

One of my most memorable travel experiences was summiting Island Peak in the Everest region of Nepal in 2015. It was a cold night in November at base camp. My client and I tried to get some shut-eye before we started climbing, but the cold temperatures and high altitude made sleep difficult.

So, without getting much sleep, we ate our breakfast at around 2 am, prepared our packed lunch and set off to climb. As we gained altitude our breathing started getting more difficult. Then, we got to a point where we had to put our crampons on and climb with ice axe and ropes. We passed some other adventurers that were returning because of altitude sickness.

Keeping two mantras in our minds "slowly but surely" and "one step at a time" we made it to the top of Island Peak. There were several difficult moments that could have broken our motivation and courage to continue, but our team spirit, trust and the magic of being in nature kept us going. It was not just arriving on top that was memorable, but the intense feeling of being alive while pushing the limits previously thought were not possible that made this experience unforgettable.

Why is Anuj the right travel expert

If you pick me as your local expert I can guarantee you total honesty, real expertise, and my full support not only in the run-up to your trip but also during and after your adventure. I am super lucky to be part of the Altai family, a close-knit team of experts, who are all passionate about sharing our love for exploring the Nordic countries. If you choose me as your local travel expert, you are in fact also picking the support of the Altai family as well as all of our local contacts and connections.