Amrit grew up in the foot hills of the Nepali Himalayas, to the West of Pokhara and spent every available moment while at school, exploring the region by foot or playing in the rapids on the Aadhi Khola river. His passion for the outdoor life continued after he graduated when he went to work for the family adventure sports business, offering him the opportunity to raft many of Nepal’s awesome rivers and trek and climb the country’s majestic peaks.
During this time Amrit was heavily involved in the conservation of Nepal’s rivers through his work with the Nepal River Conservation Trust. Amrit’s desire to learn more and expand his horizons took him to the USA on a scholarship, where he qualified as an instructor for the National Leadership School (NOLS), leading trips within the Rocky Mountains and the Himalayas. He also undertook his Single Pitch and Mountain Leader Awards from British Mountaineering Council while living in the UK. Amrit also instructs courses in the Indian, Ladakh and Nepal Himalayas for leading experiential learning education company, Where There Be Dragons, and each January works as an ice climbing instructor for the Khumbu Climbing Centre in Phortse in the Everest region, teaching technical skills to high altitude Sherpas ahead of the expedition season.
With over decade of experience leading adventure trips, Amrit is passionate about his country and culture and loves to explore his home and to share the joys of Nepal with others. Amrit is an avid climber, mountaineer, rafter and outdoor educator and is Wilderness First Responder qualified.