Gaurav Athalye (Director)
A post-grad in Statistics, Gaurav has worked in multinationals like GE Capital, Citibank in Risk Management prior to co-founding Jungle Lore. He looks after trip design and execution and is always looking for innovative and challenging designs for students. Gaurav has spent more than a decade exploring India's most enthralling eco-systems and trekking around the globe. A renowned photographer and naturalist, he is also an aspiring musician and a certified Rescue Diver.
Kaustubh Upadhye (Director)
Co-founder of Jungle Lore, Kaustubh is always a shout away for anything you need. He is the back-bone of Jungle Lore and heads operations & product design. A dynamic problem solver, someone who thinks on his feet, Kaustubh leads with example. He specialises in Sahyadris and Himalayas and knows the mountains at the back of his hand.
Ayush is the co founder and face of Jungle Lore Student Expeditions and has been working with student organisations for years. Ayush loves adventure sports and is a certified mountaineer, is a die-hard Liver- pool fC Fan and a mountaineer at heart.
He loves exploring uncharted territories in the mountains and has a keen eye for unique trip designs that translate into meaningful learning experiences. Ayush strongly believes that experiential learning is the future of education.
With a degree in Hotel Management, Vishal found himself with two options at the start of his career—serving guests in a hotel or travelling with them around the world. The second seemed more interesting, which resulted in him working for Jet Airways for 7 years in in-flight services. But Vishal soon realized that being in a jungle or in the mountains was way better than being locked up in a capsule at 35,000 feet. He joined Junglelore in 2014 , leading tour groups to various Tiger reserves and Himalayan destinations across India. Vishal also loves cycling and takes frequent road trips with family and friends to fulfill his love for driving.
A state level table tennis player & management graduate by qualification, very early in life, Sampada discovered her love affair with the Himalayas and ever since she has been an avid traveller. She loves trekking and is always ready for a good climb.
At Jungle Lore, she handles operations pertaining to the north, mostly Himalayan destinations and also organises weekend trips & treks for us.