Lingdok boy Kaushal takes travelling seriously

Gangtok, 08 Jul:

“Travelling and adventures are my passion. Travelling makes me modest and gives me a different perspective of the world. We meet new people and become friends along the way,” says traveller and adventurer, KaushalNeopany while speaking to SummitTIMES. Kaushal hails from Lingdok, East Sikkim.

Kaushal, who is 26 years old, has been travelling and “adventuring” for 7 years. He has hiked through the famous trails of Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan. Some of his adventures include; the Everest Base camp trek, the Annapurna Base camp trek, Dhaulagiri Base camp trek, DzongriGoechalatrek, SandhakpuPhaluk base trek, and the famous Tiger's Nest Parotaksang hike in Bhutan. He has also been an avid mountain biker for around three years and feelslucky to have visited plenty of beautiful places in Sikkim on his bike. Some of them include Lachung, Yumthang, Dzongu, Okhrey, Kabi, Lingdok and Rangpo.

“I have this tendency to take my bike to unexplored places of Sikkim, pitch my tent and stay there overnight,” says Kaushal who rides a Scott Aspect 750, hard tail bike.

“There are many hidden treasurers in Sikkim, some of which locals are unaware of. I go to these places and promote them by making adventure/lifestyle videos and uploading them on my YouTube channel,” he shares.

Kaushalhas always beeninterested in adventure and travelling, ever since he was a child.

“I still remember back in the day when my Sunday school would get over and I would gather some friends, collect some money and make our way to the riverside. As years passed, this turned into my hobby and it later turned into my passion,” he informs.

Kaushal graduated from Delhi University and did his Masters in International Relations. He then started working for about a year and managed to save enough to fund his own ventures. In future, he plans on furthering a career in tours and travels which focuses on camping and biking in the least explored, raw, unseen places of Sikkim, thereby making his small contribution to the state.