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Group Booking (5 days)
High Altitude Trek
Rajesh Panwar, Village Agora, India

Rajesh Panwar

The Native Himalayas

Village Agora, India
21 reviews

Trekkers Speak On Rajesh

1-5 of 21 reviews


Abhishek Bhai

Dodital Trek,

September 2018

2.5 Reviewed 150 days ago
He is friendly and broad minded. He arranged everything for a comfortable trek for the whole period. We stayed for 2 nights in his rest house. It was very comfortable one, keeping in mind it's in Agora. He arranged nice food during the trek, I never expected it to be so good. We had various cuisines ranging from Maggie to gulab jamun. We had local dishes like Dalia, gulab jelly, etc.

Arun Pandey

Dodital Trek,

September 2018

5 Reviewed 150 days ago
He is very patient and knowledgeful of the terrain en route. He taught us about putting up tents and collecting good wood for campfire. He also provided us with very good quality food. His own homestay at Agoda village was very good.

Swadesh Sarangi

Dodital Trek,

September 2018

5 Reviewed 150 days ago
Rajesh is a very nice guy and helping by nature. He describes the matter very clearly. Also support the weak member of the group and continuous encourage us.

Wilfred D'souza

Dodital Trek,

March 2017

5 Reviewed 312 days ago
Rajesh is a very calm and nice guy. He took us thru to the lake and Darwa top and made sure we were all enjoying while at it! I recommend him a 100%
The food was nice and the camping equipment was good quality as well. On the way we were also told about the forest line and the snow line and different flora and fauna there.

Ashok Vishnoi

Dodital Trek,

April 2017

5 Reviewed 313 days ago
Rajesh is knowledgeable and an experienced guide. His experience n expertise in the dodital/daraya-bugyal mountains is abundant which will help in case of unforseen calamities. He lead our trip like our friend and created a vibrant hiking experience.

About Rajesh Panwar

Rajesh has been trekking for more than a decade. His first one being Nanda devi in 2005, thats what got him to become a trekking guide.

His favorite treks are Dodital and Dayara Bugyal. He has done these treks countless times! His favorite peak is the Draupadi ka danda 2 (DKD-2), which he had summited during his Advanced mountaineering course in 2013.

Rajesh says he also likes trekking because it gets him to meet new people, make new friends as well as keeps him physically fit.

On conservation, Rajesh says -

                    "We should not pollute the mountains .... I pick plastic waste if I see ..."

                    "In Kedartal there was so much plastic … we brought 2-3 kgs of plastic from there."

                    "Most of the trekkers are aware and do not throw things."

Rajesh did his schooling in Agora high school. He fondly remembers playing cricket in his village as a kid. His village is on a mountain slope and there is not much of flat ground. Farming is done by the villagers in whatever little flat ground is available. He recalls, the cricket rules, when a sixer used to be when a batsmen would hit the ball above 4 fields. A four would be when the ball went above 2 fields.

He recalls himself to be a sincere student, who used to also study while walking to school. His favorite subject used to be English because the English teacher used to teach like a friend.

Village Agora is on the route of Dodital trek. So when a few of Rajesh's guests visited him, they suggested to make his home a guest house. He took their advise and now runs a guest house as well. Rajesh has done a first aid course from Mussorie.

Rajesh can also arrange for bird watching trips, he says we can sight 'Monal' the Uttarakhand state bird on the Dodital trek.

Rajesh says its a great time to visit his village in December during a festival called 'Pandav Nritya', i.e the Pandavas Dance,  the festival happens to chase away the bad spirits from the village. It's a 5 day festival, with the last day being the most fun, when they have a big fire burning the whole night along with singing and dancing.

Also between July to August they have a flower festival in the village, when flowers of different varieties and from different mountain peaks are brought to the village and offered to the village temple.

Rajesh and his guest house is mentioned in this blog.