A Mukherjee World

Hello there, I am Amit Mukherjee and with me is Anamika, my wife and co-traveller for the last thirteen years. If you haven't guessed by now, we love to travel. It is in our genes. Living in India gives us the opportunity for all types of travel, but what we enjoy most is trekking in the mountains.

When we embarked on our first Himalayan trek from Gangotri to Gaumukh and Tapovan back in May 2001 we had no idea how our life would change. We had both been to the mountains before, we had enjoyed their majesty from the safety and comfort of a car. Climbing up to Tapovan and surviving two freezing nights in a plastic tent full of holes was enough to make us swear that we would not come back again. But we were wrong. We kept going back again and again.

Over the years we've been on many treks -- some only with each other, some with other people and some plain solo. Anamika spent three months trekking alone in the Himalayas and by the end of it, it was looking doubtful if she’d ever come back. But come back she did, and then she went on to write a book (Worth Every Gasp) about her experiences. Last year we went to Har Ki Dun in Garhwal with our twin daughters who were not yet five. They walked the entire fifty five kilometres happily. All they wanted was a bit of chocolate and a story or two to keep going!

It is impossible to discover something that's as much fun as trekking and not want to share it with everyone. So we have decided to live our passion, and have formed The Outdoor Gene.

Our simple endeavour is to kindle the joy of mountain trekking in you. We want you to experience the joys of walking in the mountains by climbing over high passes and descending to river valleys and camping in beautiful green, serene meadows. We want you to lie back on your mat and get lost in the stars. We want you to warm your fingers on a warm cup of tea when everything around you is covered with a blanket of snow. We want you to take photographs that will make your friends jealous. We want you to forget about your deadlines and projects and never want to go back. We want you to keep coming back.

Whether you are first timers or experienced trekkers, families with kids or just single men and women, we welcome you to join us and discover the mountains of India from the Western Ghats in the south to the Himalayas in the north. We will manage the entire experience for you from start to finish. Our treks are carefully researched, planned and personalised for you. We will only take you to places we have personally visited. We take full responsibility of your safety and well being at every step.

Come walk with us. Your life may change. Forever.

Enter Our World
Links to past treks and travels, including trip reports, fast facts, and photographs.

Upcoming Destinations
Our trip to Har Ki Dun departs on 11 May 2012. And if you want to trek in Ladakh, our packages start July 2012. Find out more.

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