Our expert team

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Ramesh Wattal Founder & Managing Director

With a passion for active outdoors, Ramesh started his journey in 1979 with trekking in Ladakh. Taking this passion forward, in 1985 he set-up Welcome Travels in Srinagar to manage and organize adventure tours.
Ramesh has seen the adventure tourism grow from the start in India, and today the company runs number of special activity tours like Cycling, Photography, Expeditions, Culinary, etc.
Along with the team at Welcome Travels, Ramesh is still actively involved in the day to day affairs and can be seen on the bike on one of the tours.

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Mrs. Indra Koul Director

One of our directors and an experienced team member. Mrs. Kaul, looks after the tour reservations and overseeing the communications between our suppliers (hotels, transport) and the office

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Ravi KoulGeneral Manager

Ravi has stared the operations of our leisure segment from over 27 years and has vast experience in getting great rates from the hotels. He has a vast network of hotels, transport and activity service providers.

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Sunny Wattal Product & Marketing

One of the youngest members of our organization but not a novice, he started his tryst with travel during his teen age.
A post graduate in Marketing sought different markets in Himalayan Passes has travelled India by length & Breath. A versatile Character, having led many of our groups, he now looks after marketing and product development. And yes speaks great German.

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Sohan LalManager Transport

Mr. Lal, as he is fondly known among the friends and the clients has vast amount of personal skills which he has used over thirty years of his service. Mr. Lal is probably our first point of contact as he heads our airport representations. He’s always been helpful in his capacity and handled uncountable scenarios one can think at the airport ensuring the safe travel of the clients.

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Sonam ChosphelManager Operations - Leh

A Wonderful mountaineer and Himalayan leader, he has been working with us for more than twenty years now, leading groups to various peaks in Ladakh. In a year he climbs the summit of Stok Stok Kangri 6153m 2-3 times.

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Sanjeev KaulManager Travel - J&K and South India

Well long before changing tracks he used to work as an engineer in Automobile Industry. It's been nine years since Sanjeev started his career in Travel Industry; he is our Expedition expert in Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Garwhal Himalaya & Sikkim. His portfolio includes climb to Dzo Peak in Ladakh (6125 Mts) & newly opened trekking route in east of Ladakh, Mentok V Peak 6100 Mts)

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Ashish ChaudhryManager Operations

Born in Kashmir and Brought up in Delhi, working since 2013 in Welcome Travels, holding Tour Executive position - A premiere travel and destination management company. He is aware of every aspect of tourism and is sensitive towards the needs of the clients. He has been successful in creating a long chain of satisfied clients. I love of India’s rich cultural and natural diversity is reflected in his commitment to our clients - to provide the best possible experience, each and every time.

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Asif Ali KhanTour Leader

I am Asif Ali Khan Government authorized Tour Leader having experience of 15 years and working with us since 2013. I am handling Adventure as well Cultural Tours in Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and rest of India. I also speak German language too.

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Rajeev RawatTour Guide

Rajeev is working with us since 2015. He born & brought up in Uttarkashi, a small town of Garhwal Himalaya. Passionate about the mountain since his childhood he started looking for the opportunities which would take him back to the mountains. He completed the Basic & Advanced Mountaineering Courses, Method of Instructor course from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering Uttarkashi and became a mountain Guide. He has led trekking, climbing & cycling groups in Ladakh, Himachal, Sikkim, Nepal and also guided several mountaineering expeditions to the Summits of Mt Kun (7077m), Chamser Kangri, Mentok Kangri, Stok Kangri, Kang Yatse and many more.

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Pasang BoanjanTour Leader

Working since 2008, he hails from Bhutan and has been a Tour leader for over 20 year. He has been nominated in “WONDERLUST” in 2009 and leader of the year few times. And in 2012, was awarded the “WORLD BEST TREKKING LEADER” which Pasang believes to be the best movement he ever had after all those long working years in this field. He has been leading trips around the Himalayas including Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and Ladakh since many years.

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Nighma SherpaManager Operations

Working since 2007, he can always be found out and about leading treks and cycling holidays in Ladakh and Sikkim. He’s always cheerful and helpful when it comes to being a companion on the trip.

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Sonali MisraManager Travel

Working since 2006, her role is issuing Domestic / International tickets & change reservations, seat assignment, answer inquiries about flight schedules and fares, verifies reservations by phone, figure fares and handle payments.

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Meena Pokhrel Sr. Manager Tours

After receiving my graduation I chose a career in the tourism industry, first working in the reservations department of a domestic travel agency. More than 16 years of experience in Domestic and Inbound Tours. My current role as Manager Tours at Welcome Travels since 2013, handling itinerary planning and costing towards customer satisfaction.

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Jai Shanker DubeySr. Account Manager

I have a working experience of 15 years and I am working with this organization since 2015 having professional financial expertise & extensive logistic office management experiences and ability to interact with board of Director’s and Chartered Accountants. Devotion and dedication for work are my key attributes as a leader. As Tour Executive, I primary responsibility is coordinating between our reservations and operations departments - to ensure consistently high standards of safety, quality and delivery of service from our many service providers across India.

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Anuradha PradhanAccount Assistant

I Anuradha Pradhan, a bright, sharp, self- motivated, dedicated & hardworking as assistant accountant working since 2016 with Welcome Travels with in depth Knowledge of accounting tools, procedures and transactions. Seeking to work in a challenging environment and grow with the company to achieve its goal and get additional knowledge. I enjoy working in the Accounting industry because, even as there are challenges that come with it, there is the constant need to handle multiple things at a time and meet deadlines. This has translated into my every day activities making me more reliable in everything I set myself to do.

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Jigmet MepamTour Guide

Working with us since 2015 handling Ladakh
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Rajesh RazdanCycle & Motor Bike Leader

Working with us since 2015 as a Cycle & Motor Bike Leader handling North India and East India region. With over twenty years of experience in the Travel industry Rajesh is working with us since 2015, has helped on various speciality tours like Motorbiking, Cycle Tours, Walking tours and Photography.

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Ravender ShahCrew Support

Working with us since 2008, Ravinder has worked as our support crew on a lot of treks, cycling holidays. He has done basic adventure course and also a skilled bike mechanic.

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Rashid Mountain Guide

Son of the Soil, Rashid is a Native of Jammu and Kashmir and knows the Mountains just like a neighborhood Playground. He works as a guide in Ladakh and Spiti Himalayas and accompanies groups a number of times a year. Well, has been an asset for us since 1986 now, has helped us in exploring new trekking trails by conducting reccee.

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JohnSr. Cook

Working with us since 1990

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Mani LalSr. Cook

Working with us 2003

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Anil Driver

Working with us 2003

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Abhay Yadav Office Assistant

Working with us since 2001

Our support team contributes enormously to our success by performing superb customer service; they all go to great lengths to assist our customers when they need help. Every member of our support team is a valuable asset to our company.