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Ajeet Bajaj, Padma Shri Awardee- Managing Director
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Ajeet Bajaj is the first Indian to have completed the much coveted Polar Trilogy comprising skiing to the North Pole, to the South Pole and across the Greenland Icecap. With over 25 years of experience in adventure sports, he was conferred the Padma Shri by the President of India in 2012 for his achievements in adventure sports.

His latest achievement has been summiting Mt. Aconcagua in January 2016. Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America, is also the highest mountain outside of the Himalaya and is one of the Seven Summits. Ajeet has now climbed four of the Seven Summits, having earlier summited Elbrus (2012) in Europe, Mount Kosciuszko (2008) in Australia and Kilimanjaro (1990) in Africa.

Ajeet is one of the very few in the world to have skied to the North Pole and the South Pole within a year. In June 2006, Ajeet became the first Indian to have skied to the North Pole. In 2007, Ajeet proudly unfurled the Indian flag at the Geographical South Pole on January 26, the Indian Republic Day. In May 2011, Ajeet skied from the west to the east coast of Greenland, skiing 550 kms over 20 days, with ambient temperatures touching (-) 23 degrees Celsius, becoming the first Indian to achieve the feat.

Ajeet is also the first Asian to have rafted and kayaked some of the most challenging rivers spanning six continents of the world. Ajeet has done a number of first descents of rivers in India and is considered a pioneer of river rafting, kayaking and sea kayaking in India.He has won a bronze medal in the national games for kayaking and one silver and two bronze medals in international rafting competitions in Switzerland and Siberia, Russia. He captained the international team for world white water rafting championships in Turkey in 1994. Read more


Shirly Thomas Bajaj – Director
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Shirly is a former journalist with the Times of India, the leading newspaper in India, and is a keen adventure enthusiast. She has experienced adventure sports in India, Africa, South Africa, Turkey, Thailand, Vietnam and Mongolia. She has a post graduate degree in English from Miranda House, Delhi University, an MBA degree from Amity University, Delhi and a Post Graduate diploma from the Times School of Journalism.Be it brainstorming on new destinations or spearheading winning marketing strategies, Shirly is part of the Snow Leopard think-tank and heads the administration, booking and office operations in Delhi.Read more


Wg Cdr Praveen Korla – Vice President
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A fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force, Winco, as he is fondly called, has served with the Indian Air Force for 24 years before he took pre-mature release.Inspiring the Snow Leopard Team with his commitment to quality service and a clear vision for the company’s future, Winco heads the operations and HR functions at Delhi office.He also has a Masters Diploma in Business Administration from Symbiosis Institute, Pune and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management.Read more


Asta Maharjan – GM (Operations)
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Asta has over 25 years of adventure sport experience and is qualified and certified in River Rescue, River Survival and Wilderness Medicine from National Outdoor Leadership School of India (NOLS).He has rafted most of the major rivers in both India and Nepal. He has an in depth knowledge of trekking in Nepal and has led trekking groups in India. He also has a vast knowledge of the wildlife and the bird life in the Himalayas.Read more


Anjan Roy – GM (F&B)
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Fascinating guests with his culinary spells and hospitality charms, Anjan Roy is the creative mind behind the stupendous camping experience for our guests in the outdoors.A seasoned hospitality professional trained with the Taj group of hotels, Anjan ensures that the comfort and cuisine at the camps are exceptional. Anjan has been resort manager at the Binsar Valley Resort and the Tiger Moon Resort in Ranthambore. He is a keen bird watcher and has a vast knowledge of resident and migratory birds in the area.Read more


Tek Bahadur Budhathoki (Senior Manager-Camps)
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TB, as he is fondly called, is a daring adventurer with an infectious sense of humor. He is the proverbial happy camper who keeps his guests entertained with his leopard stories around the campfire at the end of an adventurous day.With a vast outdoor experience of over 20 years, TB is certified in River Survival Techniques, Wilderness Medicine, First Aid and CPR from National Outdoor Leadership School of India (NOLS).Read more


Urvashi Ambardar – Dy. General Manager Sales
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A seasoned industry professional, Urvashi has over 12 years of experience with the Travel Trade. She spearheads our corporate relationships and ensures meticulous execution of team building/ outdoor management training modules for our guests from the corporate sector.


Deegha Mann – Manager ( Schools)

Deegha Mann

Deegha Mann

A hospitality professional, having started her career with the Taj Group of hotels, Deegha is in charge of our schools segment.Adept at multitasking, she weaves the complete package as per the requirements of each of our domestic or international schools.

Milestones

Highlights
• Awarded the Best Adventure Tour Operator National Tourism Award (2013-2014) by the Government of India
• Padma Shri Award (2011) for Ajeet Bajaj
• National Tourism Award (2008- 09) to Snow Leopard Adventures for the Most Innovative Adventure Activity- Sea Kayaking in Kerala.
• Voted 'Best Adventure Tour Operator in India' by Outlook Traveller readers, in 2016
• Adventure Tour Operators Association of India Hall of Fame Award (2010) for Ajeet Bajaj.
• The Bird Express Travel Award 2010 to Snow Leopard Adventures for Excellence in Customer Experience for its new campsite, Camp Blue Bull in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh.
• Handled adventure projects for the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council and Sikkim Tourism
• Handled filming projects for Thums Up commercial, ‘Aisha’, an Anil Kapoor Film Production, Tele- serial ‘Seven’ with Yashraj Telefilms Pvt. Ltd.
• Started Ganga First Aid Clinic at Shivpuri Village, Near Rishikesh.
• Started girl’s wing for Divya Prem Sewa Mission children’s home near Haridwar.

Credentials

*India’s first “ISO” certified adventure tour operator

*Recognized as an Adventure Tour Operator by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

* National Tourism Awardee (2008- 09) for the Most Innovative Adventure Activity- Sea Kayaking in Kerala.

* Active Member of The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO).

* Member, Adventure Travel Trade Association.

* Founder member of The Adventure Tour Operators’ Association of India (ATOAI).

* Founder member of The Indian Association of Professional Rafting Outfitters (IAPRO).

* Member, Association of Domestic Tour Operators' Of India.

* Member, Indian Mountaineering Foundation.

* Member, Skal Delhi.

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