We have launched Trekking Summer Camps for children!
We have launched Trekking Summer Camps for children!

What does it mean to work at Indiahikes?

Working at Indiahikes can be extremely rewarding and equally frustrating. At Indiahikes everyone is committed to the vision of the organisation. Here responsibilities are high, work is busy. People love what they do.

Since 2008, Indiahikes has defined the future of trekking. Most trekking trails, like the Roopkund, Rupin Pass, Buran Ghati, Kedarkantha, Kashmir Great Lakes, Tarsar Marsar, Brahmatal, Warwan Valley, Phulara Ridge have been brought out by Indiahikes.

Modern safety systems like the microspikes, pulse oximeters, radios and oxygen on treks have been introduced in Indian trekking by Indiahikes.

Our Green Trails project has revolutionised how trekking trails are preserved in India.

Finally, the Indiahikes Experience has transformed the lives of thousands of trekkers in India. They have gone home with a deeper understanding of their mind, body and spirit. 

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Today, more than 20,000 trekkers trek with Indiahikes every year. ​Indiahikes is also India's largest trekking organisation.

​In this context look at the roles available at Indiahikes below​

Open Positions

Trek Leader

Our Trek leaders lead the Indiahikes teams in the mountains. Trek leaders ensure that more than leading trekkers on a trek, trekkers take back a transformative experience in their minds, body and spirit.

Trek leaders ensure that trekkers get to experience the unique Indiahikes trek experience. They are also the messengers of the Indiahikes brand.

Trek leading is a skill that you learn. You devote up to 90 days to a training and mentorship program. Training is on leadership, safety, experience building, operations and technical skills. At the end of the program, you go on to become a trek leader at Indiahikes.

Applicants for Trek Leaders must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Must be at least 24 years of age. Male/Female. We encourage women to be trek leaders.
  • Must have a minimum of a Basic Mountaineering Course certificate from a reputed Institute.
  • Must have done at least two high-altitude Himalayan treks above 14,000 feet.
  • Must be willing to acquire a BLS certification (Basic Life Support). A BLS certification can be done in any metro city at reputed hospitals.
  • Must have excellent English and Hindi communication skills.
  • Work experience in a leadership role in a different industry is preferred.
  • Must follow an active fitness regimen. BMI (Body Mass Index) must be between 18.5 and 24.9.
  • Smoking and drinking are strictly not permitted under our work conditions.

If you think you do not fulfil the requirements for the Trek Leader’s position, you may think of applying for the Assistant Trek Leader’s role.

Assistant Trek Leader

The ATL role is for those who still need to fully satisfy trek leader selection criteria (background, qualification, age or trek experience), but looking to be future trek leaders with Indiahikes

ATL applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum 22 years old.
  • Open to both men and women. Women make excellent trek leaders!
  • Trek Experience: Good trek experience, preferably Himalayan. Please mention the treks that you have done. If you have trekked with Indiahikes, we prefer that. Treks like Triund and Kheerganga do not count as experience.
  • Work experience in other industries is given preference
  • Must have excellent English and Hindi communication skills.
  • Must follow an active fitness regimen. BMI (Body Mass Index) must be between 18.5 and 23.9.
  • No smoking or drinking habits at all.

ATLs undergo extensive training before being considered trek leaders with Indiahikes.

The training is in two stages. The first stage is an induction period of 10 days at our Bengaluru office followed by a 90-day period of intensive training in the mountains. If your assessment is successful at the end of 90 days, you become a Trek Leader with Indiahikes.

Trek leaders earn between Rs 4.8 and 5.5 lakhs per annum (in their first year). The salary depends on previous work experience and the number of years spent working. Earnings increase considerably when you move to the second and third levels of responsibility (usually in one and a half to two years' time).

ATLs earn a stipend of Rs 20,000 per month during the 90-day training period.

Before you apply for the post of assistant trek leader, please see these videos about what the job involves.

  1. What it means to be a Trek Leader
  2. Challenges of Trek Leading
  3. Career Growth of a Trek Leader

Outdoor Internship Program in the Himalayas - Summer 2023

This internship is for around 28 days in the Himalayas. It ideally suits young adults between the age group of 22 and 28, who are looking to gain experience in Outdoor Leadership skills. 

At Indiahikes, we design our treks to create a very strong impact on our trekkers. Our aim is to use trekking as a tool to impact the mind, body and spirit of trekkers. We are able to create this impact only through strong facilitation skills that our Trek Leaders are trained on. 

During the internship you will be part of this facilitating team. You will also help in designing and leading the treks.

At the end of the internship you gain valuable skills of imparting experiences. As a byproduct you also learn a very high order of leadership skills. A certificate of internship is awarded to you at the end of the program. You also get a stipend of Rs 3,000 per trek during the internship program. You may go on an intensive 4-5 day training program before you start your actual work.

The internship dates are:

Batch 1: 15th March to 13th April, 2023

Batch 2: 12th April to 11th May, 2023

Batch 3: 11th May to 9th June, 2023

This internship suits those:

  • Who are between 22-28 years old (male or female)
  • Have work experience (preferable)
  • Are very good communicators of thoughts
  • Can articulate in English well
  • Can give around 28 days full time for this internship.
  • Have done at least 1-2 Himalayan treks

To apply for this internship, write to venkat@indiahikes.com. Include "Summer 2023 Internship" in your subject line.

Your application must include

1. Your resume
2. The batch date suited to you
3. 250 words on why do you wish to do this internship
4. Your current height and weight

Outdoor Internship Program in Bangalore

This internship is for usually 15-20 days in Bangalore. It ideally suits young adults between the age group of 19 and 26, who are looking to gain experience in Experiential Learning skills. 

The Experiential Learning Treks will be conducted around the beautiful hills surrounding Bangalore.

At Indiahikes we design some very impactful experiential learning treks for school students. These treks help school children to become more resilient, confident, develop leadership skills and also get them accustomed to hardship. At the end the impact of this program is measured and detailed studies drawn out.

During the internship you will be part of the facilitating team. You will also help in designing and implementing the program.

At the end of the program you gain valuable skills of imparting experiential learning programs. As a byproduct you also learn a very high order of collaborative leadership skills. A certificate of internship is awarded to you at the end of the program. You also get a stipend of Rs 1,000 per trek during the internship program. You may go on 9-10 day treks during the 15-20 day program.

This internship suits those:

  • Who are between 19-26 years old (male or female)
  • Have work experience (preferable)
  • Like working with children
  • Are very good communicators of thoughts
  • Can articulate in English well
  • Can give 20 days full time for this internship.
  • Ideally Bangalore based, but we can make exceptions if you feel you are well suited for this role (we will take care of your housing).

To express your interest in volunteering, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/JEmoEoxABDDtbxiE7

Volunteer for Experiential Learning Programs (Bangalore-Based)

This volunteering program is to help conduct our Experiential Learning Programs in Bangalore. It ideally suits young adults between the age group of 19 and 28, who are looking to gain experience in Experiential Learning skills. 

The programs will be held in the beautiful hills surrounding Bangalore  

At Indiahikes we design some very impactful experiential learning treks for school students. These treks help school children to become more resilient, confident, develop leadership skills and also get them accustomed to hardship. At the end the impact of this program is measured and detailed studies drawn out.

During the volunteership you will be part of the facilitating team. You will also help in designing and implementing the program.

 At the end of the day, you gain valuable skills of imparting experiential learning programs. As a byproduct you also learn a very high order of collaborative leadership skills.

 A certificate of volunteership is awarded to you at the end of the program.

You get a stipend of Rs 500 per trek during the volunteership.

 You can choose to volunteer for a day, or for a longer period of time, based on our requirements and your availability. As of now, we are building a pool of volunteers for our upcoming programs in the next three months.

This volunteership suits those:

  • Who are between 19-28 years old (male or female)
  • Have work experience (preferable)
  • Like working with children
  • Are very good communicators of thoughts
  • Can articulate in English well
  • Ideally Bangalore based, but we can make exceptions if you feel you are well suited for this role (we will take care of your housing).

To express your interest in volunteering, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/VGsNkKd4GSCwN1y8A

We will send you an email as soon as our programs come up, with a 1-2 week notice.

Experience Coordinator (Full-time, Bengaluru)

 

Experience Coordinators build the unique Indiahikes trek experience before a trekker gets on the trek. 

The role requires you to help prepare our trekkers for their trek. You support our trekkers in solving their problems, advising them, and coordinating their movements. You do this keeping in mind our vision and values of the organisation. 

The Experience Coordinator’s role has communication at its crux. People who are well-travelled, socially friendly and with good exposure to the outside world do well in this role.

Experience Coordinators work out of our office in Bengaluru. It is a full-time role.

Applicants for Experience Coordinators must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Must be between 23 and 35 years old.
  • We prefer if you have done Himalayan treks. If you have trekked with Indiahikes, that's even better!
  • If you have work experience in other industries, it greatly matters.
  • Must be willing to work from Bengaluru 
  • Must have excellent English and Hindi communication skills. 

Salary starts between 4.8 - 5.0 lakhs per annum.

Assistant Experience Coordinator (Part-time/Full-time, Bengaluru)

Coordinating the treks of 20,000 trekkers is complex. Coordinating it with the vision, values and culture that we have is what makes it interesting and challenging. 

Our operations span the Himalayas, mostly in remote locations where even mobile signal is difficult to come by.

Assistant Experience Coordinators lend integral support to the Experience Coordination Team at Indiahikes. Assistant Experience Coordinators are called AECs at our office. 

But first, you must understand how we view our trekkers. They are not clients. They, like us, are trekkers. We communicate with them in the same way that one trekker communicates with another. They consult with us as senior trekkers, not as an organisation.

These are briefly the Assistant Experience Coordinator’s responsibilities:

  • Trekkers and non-trekkers alike are interested in learning everything they can about treks. The first expert consultation is provided by the assistant experience coordinator. Your primary responsibility as an Assistant Experience Coordinator would be to handle trekkers' inquiries about our treks. Trekkers frequently inquire about the location of a trek, as well as the availability of space in our groups. They want to know which trek to take or if they can bring a friend. Each question is unique, and each question is intriguing.
  • Because AECs interact with our trekkers on a daily basis, they are familiar with their pain points and problems. Your role is critical in resolving these issues through content, communication, or process changes. Communication with the rest of the organisation is critical at this point. You are the vital link that connects our trekkers to the organisation.
  • In a nutshell, an AEC is Indiahikes' voice. You communicate the vision and values of Indiahikes to the trekkers. It helps trekkers understand Indiahikes better. It gives them a reason to trek with Indiahikes.

There are 2 ways in which you can be a part of the AEC team. In both these roles, you will be working from the Bengaluru office in Sahakarnagar:

  1. A part-time role where you work for 6 hours a day 
  2. A full-time role where you work from 9:30 -6:30 like the rest of the office team members.

This role is open to Bengaluru-based candidates only. 

Salary starts at Rs 3.6 Lakhs per annum for a part-time role and Rs 4.5 Lakhs per annum for a full-time position.

Content Writer (Full-time, Bengaluru)

We are looking for writers who can write about our world of treks. Writing about treks goes beyond writing superlative words about how beautiful the sunset was or how stunning the views from the summit were.

One of the most significant pillars of strength at Indiahikes is our vast database of trek information. Thousands of trekkers use this information every year to do their treks. When we write about the information we get down to the nitty-gritty. These are not glamorous writing. These are facts that have to be researched, double-checked, and then published.

On the trek, we break down the trail into the minutest sections. We talk about the sections where we climb, get a water spot, and where the forest opens up. We talk about the switchbacks, the campsites, and the steep descents.

We also write articles on gears and equipment. We talk about new treks and explorations. We give trekking tips and advice.

Naturally, the first question that may come to your mind is whether you need to be a trekker to be a content writer at Indiahikes. The answer is yes and no. Being a trekker helps, but being a good writer is more important. We can train you on trekking knowledge, but we cannot teach you to be a writer. You come with that skill. 

We are looking at you with

  • At least 4-5 years of work experience in the content/writing world 
  • Between the age of 25 and 30 
  • You are willing to work in Bengaluru.

Our salary range starts between ₹6-8 lakhs. This would depend on your experience.

Assistant Content Team Member (Part-time, Bengaluru)

Do you want to be part of the content team but do not match our age, eligibility or experience criteria? You can apply to be an Assistant Content Team Member.

The role is fairly exciting, because Assistant Content Team Members generally get to do a variety of work. From handling cameras, to writing feature stories, to publishing articles, to archiving photographs, to replying to comments. Gradually, as they gain experience, they become a regular content team member with their own responsibilities. 

We need you to write well. We don’t want you to have a masters in English, but writing fluently is an ability honed since childhood. When we see your application we will know.

  • You are willing to be Bengaluru based. 
  • Minimum 21 years of age. Maximum 29 years. 

Salary starts at ₹3.6 lakhs per annum.

Content Editor (Part-time/Full-time)

Can you write English really well? Have you been an author of articles that have been published?  

We need Content Editors at Indiahikes. The role requires you to review our online content for flow, readability, and ease of understanding. You will need to improve our style of writing and the clarity of our thoughts. The content editing process requires rereading our document to look for significant issues, such as text organisation, flow, language and factual correctness. This includes making sure the content reflects Indiahikes’ voice. 

In a nutshell your role would be to lift our content to a publishable standard.

This can be a part-time role that you could do from home or a full time engagement. 

Salary: This role is skill based. Naturally, we are looking to see if your skill matches our expectations. Your salary will be handsome.

Content Marketer

Overview:

You will be responsible for managing Indiahikes' content as a content marketer. 

Indiahikes is the leading voice of trekking in India. We are known for the depth of information we bring out about trekking in India.

While Indiahikes is excellent at producing content, we could be better at reaching our Content to our audience. We need a content marketer who not only reaches the content to the right audience but also helps increase website traffic.

Your role will involve researching and developing content ideas and measuring the success of our content marketing campaigns. You will work closely with our other teams so that your content strategy aligns with Indiahikes' vision and goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and develop content ideas that align with Indiahikes’ vision, goals, content strategy and target audience
  • Create and manage a content calendar to ensure a consistent flow of content
  • Collaborate with other teams like our Experience, Operation or L&D to create engaging and informative content that promotes Indiahikes’ treks, vision, values and goals
  • Use analytics to measure the success of content marketing campaigns and make data-driven decisions to improve performance

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Media or a related field. If you don’t match the education requirements but have relevant experience, you should apply. 
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in content marketing
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to use data to make informed decisions
  • Passion for treks is a must

Our salary range starts between ₹5-6 lakhs. This would depend on your experience.

WordPress Developer

Trekking is a minimalist sport, requiring the bare minimum of resources. And renting aligns quite well with a trekker’s minimalist mindset. 

We have built our rental website on WordPress using WooCommerce. We are looking for WordPress developers who can work with WooCommerce as well. 

Here is what we would expect from you:

  1. The Indiahikes rentals website you see is built on WordPress. Work involves managing the website, including maintenance, fixing issues, developing new features and growing the website. 
  2. The backend system is WooCommerce. The system is built to handle the entire rental bookings at Indiahikes. We need you to help us manage this WooCommerce system. You need to deploy, develop new features, maintain, fix issues and ensure minimum downtime to end users.

We expect you to work around 4-5 hours daily. 

You can work from home and in any city (within India). 

If you're based in Bangalore, that's a bonus. 

If this interests you, please write to sandhya@indiahikes.com (COO and Co-founder) with details of your work experience in these domains.

Java

At Indiahikes, our main focus has been on growing our database of trek information. To do this, our website has been our biggest pillar of strength, hosting all our content over the past 13 years. There are over 1,300 articles, photos and videos on our website. We also run treks across the Himalayas and technology plays a central role in ensuring a smooth experience for all our trekkers.

Here is a bit about what we would expect from you:
The backed system is a Java API based system. The system is built to handle the entire trek registration and trekker handling process at Indiahikes. We need someone who can work with us in managing this entire Java based backend system. You need to deploy, develop new features, maintain, fix issues and ensure that there is minimum downtime to end users.

We would expect you to put in around 10-15 hours of work every week.

React.js and Prismic

At Indiahikes, our main focus has been on growing our database of trek information. To do this, our website has been our biggest pillar of strength, hosting all our content over the past 13 years. There are over 1,300 articles, photos and videos on our website. This can grow and reach more people only with the right technology support from the backend.

Here is what we expect from a technology expert:

The Indiahikes website you see is built on React.js with a headless CMS (Prismic.io) as the backend. Work involves managing the website as a whole including maintenance, fixing issues, developing new features and growing the website.

We would expect you to put in around 15-20 hours of work every week.

Business Development Associate

Schools and professional institutes from across the country associate with Indiahikes to conduct experiential learning programmes. These programs are run locally as well as in the Himalayas. There are two specific programmes that we run:

  1. For Professional Institutes: Collaborative Leadership Program
  2. For Schools: Outdoor Leadership Program

Business Associates help onboard schools/professional institutes with Indiahikes. You are responsible for speaking with the schools/professional institutes in your region. You explain to them about the programs. When they show willingness to enrol for the program for their students, you help to sign an Memorandum of Understanding with the institution and Indiahikes. 

For this you are given a share of revenue. 

If you wish to be a Business Associate with Indiahikes, please share the region you wish to work in. Business Associates can work only in one specific area. These are how geographical area is distributed for Business Associates:

  1. In a metropolitan city: area of the city. For example, Thane Mumbai, or Ghatkopar Mumbai. 
  2. In a capital city: select any 4 areas of the city. For example, Sector 43, 44, 34 and 35 of Chandigarh. 
  3. In a B-Town: whole town can be your area
  4. District town (but not a B-town): Four towns can be your area 

Depending on the performance of the Business Associate the area under his/her jurisdiction will be increased. 

Who can be a Business Associate:

  • If you have a good network of connections in schools/professional institutions or are willing to develop such connections
  • Must be above 25 years of age
  • Must have done treks (local or Himalayan)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

Business Associates will be required to undergo 10 days of training at our Bangalore office before starting the role.

Our Trek leaders lead the Indiahikes teams in the mountains. Trek leaders ensure that more than leading trekkers on a trek, trekkers take back a transformative experience in their minds, body and spirit.

Trek leaders ensure that trekkers get to experience the unique Indiahikes trek experience. They are also the messengers of the Indiahikes brand.

Trek leading is a skill that you learn. You devote up to 90 days to a training and mentorship program. Training is on leadership, safety, experience building, operations and technical skills. At the end of the program, you go on to become a trek leader at Indiahikes.

Applicants for Trek Leaders must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Must be at least 24 years of age. Male/Female. We encourage women to be trek leaders.
  • Must have a minimum of a Basic Mountaineering Course certificate from a reputed Institute.
  • Must have done at least two high-altitude Himalayan treks above 14,000 feet.
  • Must be willing to acquire a BLS certification (Basic Life Support). A BLS certification can be done in any metro city at reputed hospitals.
  • Must have excellent English and Hindi communication skills.
  • Work experience in a leadership role in a different industry is preferred.
  • Must follow an active fitness regimen. BMI (Body Mass Index) must be between 18.5 and 24.9.
  • Smoking and drinking are strictly not permitted under our work conditions.

If you think you do not fulfil the requirements for the Trek Leader’s position, you may think of applying for the Assistant Trek Leader’s role.

The ATL role is for those who still need to fully satisfy trek leader selection criteria (background, qualification, age or trek experience), but looking to be future trek leaders with Indiahikes

ATL applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum 22 years old.
  • Open to both men and women. Women make excellent trek leaders!
  • Trek Experience: Good trek experience, preferably Himalayan. Please mention the treks that you have done. If you have trekked with Indiahikes, we prefer that. Treks like Triund and Kheerganga do not count as experience.
  • Work experience in other industries is given preference
  • Must have excellent English and Hindi communication skills.
  • Must follow an active fitness regimen. BMI (Body Mass Index) must be between 18.5 and 23.9.
  • No smoking or drinking habits at all.

ATLs undergo extensive training before being considered trek leaders with Indiahikes.

The training is in two stages. The first stage is an induction period of 10 days at our Bengaluru office followed by a 90-day period of intensive training in the mountains. If your assessment is successful at the end of 90 days, you become a Trek Leader with Indiahikes.

Trek leaders earn between Rs 4.8 and 5.5 lakhs per annum (in their first year). The salary depends on previous work experience and the number of years spent working. Earnings increase considerably when you move to the second and third levels of responsibility (usually in one and a half to two years' time).

ATLs earn a stipend of Rs 20,000 per month during the 90-day training period.

Before you apply for the post of assistant trek leader, please see these videos about what the job involves.

  1. What it means to be a Trek Leader
  2. Challenges of Trek Leading
  3. Career Growth of a Trek Leader

This internship is for around 28 days in the Himalayas. It ideally suits young adults between the age group of 22 and 28, who are looking to gain experience in Outdoor Leadership skills. 

At Indiahikes, we design our treks to create a very strong impact on our trekkers. Our aim is to use trekking as a tool to impact the mind, body and spirit of trekkers. We are able to create this impact only through strong facilitation skills that our Trek Leaders are trained on. 

During the internship you will be part of this facilitating team. You will also help in designing and leading the treks.

At the end of the internship you gain valuable skills of imparting experiences. As a byproduct you also learn a very high order of leadership skills. A certificate of internship is awarded to you at the end of the program. You also get a stipend of Rs 3,000 per trek during the internship program. You may go on an intensive 4-5 day training program before you start your actual work.

The internship dates are:

Batch 1: 15th March to 13th April, 2023

Batch 2: 12th April to 11th May, 2023

Batch 3: 11th May to 9th June, 2023

This internship suits those:

  • Who are between 22-28 years old (male or female)
  • Have work experience (preferable)
  • Are very good communicators of thoughts
  • Can articulate in English well
  • Can give around 28 days full time for this internship.
  • Have done at least 1-2 Himalayan treks

To apply for this internship, write to venkat@indiahikes.com. Include "Summer 2023 Internship" in your subject line.

Your application must include

1. Your resume
2. The batch date suited to you
3. 250 words on why do you wish to do this internship
4. Your current height and weight

This internship is for usually 15-20 days in Bangalore. It ideally suits young adults between the age group of 19 and 26, who are looking to gain experience in Experiential Learning skills. 

The Experiential Learning Treks will be conducted around the beautiful hills surrounding Bangalore.

At Indiahikes we design some very impactful experiential learning treks for school students. These treks help school children to become more resilient, confident, develop leadership skills and also get them accustomed to hardship. At the end the impact of this program is measured and detailed studies drawn out.

During the internship you will be part of the facilitating team. You will also help in designing and implementing the program.

At the end of the program you gain valuable skills of imparting experiential learning programs. As a byproduct you also learn a very high order of collaborative leadership skills. A certificate of internship is awarded to you at the end of the program. You also get a stipend of Rs 1,000 per trek during the internship program. You may go on 9-10 day treks during the 15-20 day program.

This internship suits those:

  • Who are between 19-26 years old (male or female)
  • Have work experience (preferable)
  • Like working with children
  • Are very good communicators of thoughts
  • Can articulate in English well
  • Can give 20 days full time for this internship.
  • Ideally Bangalore based, but we can make exceptions if you feel you are well suited for this role (we will take care of your housing).

To express your interest in volunteering, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/JEmoEoxABDDtbxiE7

This volunteering program is to help conduct our Experiential Learning Programs in Bangalore. It ideally suits young adults between the age group of 19 and 28, who are looking to gain experience in Experiential Learning skills. 

The programs will be held in the beautiful hills surrounding Bangalore  

At Indiahikes we design some very impactful experiential learning treks for school students. These treks help school children to become more resilient, confident, develop leadership skills and also get them accustomed to hardship. At the end the impact of this program is measured and detailed studies drawn out.

During the volunteership you will be part of the facilitating team. You will also help in designing and implementing the program.

 At the end of the day, you gain valuable skills of imparting experiential learning programs. As a byproduct you also learn a very high order of collaborative leadership skills.

 A certificate of volunteership is awarded to you at the end of the program.

You get a stipend of Rs 500 per trek during the volunteership.

 You can choose to volunteer for a day, or for a longer period of time, based on our requirements and your availability. As of now, we are building a pool of volunteers for our upcoming programs in the next three months.

This volunteership suits those:

  • Who are between 19-28 years old (male or female)
  • Have work experience (preferable)
  • Like working with children
  • Are very good communicators of thoughts
  • Can articulate in English well
  • Ideally Bangalore based, but we can make exceptions if you feel you are well suited for this role (we will take care of your housing).

To express your interest in volunteering, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/VGsNkKd4GSCwN1y8A

We will send you an email as soon as our programs come up, with a 1-2 week notice.

 

Experience Coordinators build the unique Indiahikes trek experience before a trekker gets on the trek. 

The role requires you to help prepare our trekkers for their trek. You support our trekkers in solving their problems, advising them, and coordinating their movements. You do this keeping in mind our vision and values of the organisation. 

The Experience Coordinator’s role has communication at its crux. People who are well-travelled, socially friendly and with good exposure to the outside world do well in this role.

Experience Coordinators work out of our office in Bengaluru. It is a full-time role.

Applicants for Experience Coordinators must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Must be between 23 and 35 years old.
  • We prefer if you have done Himalayan treks. If you have trekked with Indiahikes, that's even better!
  • If you have work experience in other industries, it greatly matters.
  • Must be willing to work from Bengaluru 
  • Must have excellent English and Hindi communication skills. 

Salary starts between 4.8 - 5.0 lakhs per annum.

Coordinating the treks of 20,000 trekkers is complex. Coordinating it with the vision, values and culture that we have is what makes it interesting and challenging. 

Our operations span the Himalayas, mostly in remote locations where even mobile signal is difficult to come by.

Assistant Experience Coordinators lend integral support to the Experience Coordination Team at Indiahikes. Assistant Experience Coordinators are called AECs at our office. 

But first, you must understand how we view our trekkers. They are not clients. They, like us, are trekkers. We communicate with them in the same way that one trekker communicates with another. They consult with us as senior trekkers, not as an organisation.

These are briefly the Assistant Experience Coordinator’s responsibilities:

  • Trekkers and non-trekkers alike are interested in learning everything they can about treks. The first expert consultation is provided by the assistant experience coordinator. Your primary responsibility as an Assistant Experience Coordinator would be to handle trekkers' inquiries about our treks. Trekkers frequently inquire about the location of a trek, as well as the availability of space in our groups. They want to know which trek to take or if they can bring a friend. Each question is unique, and each question is intriguing.
  • Because AECs interact with our trekkers on a daily basis, they are familiar with their pain points and problems. Your role is critical in resolving these issues through content, communication, or process changes. Communication with the rest of the organisation is critical at this point. You are the vital link that connects our trekkers to the organisation.
  • In a nutshell, an AEC is Indiahikes' voice. You communicate the vision and values of Indiahikes to the trekkers. It helps trekkers understand Indiahikes better. It gives them a reason to trek with Indiahikes.

There are 2 ways in which you can be a part of the AEC team. In both these roles, you will be working from the Bengaluru office in Sahakarnagar:

  1. A part-time role where you work for 6 hours a day 
  2. A full-time role where you work from 9:30 -6:30 like the rest of the office team members.

This role is open to Bengaluru-based candidates only. 

Salary starts at Rs 3.6 Lakhs per annum for a part-time role and Rs 4.5 Lakhs per annum for a full-time position.

We are looking for writers who can write about our world of treks. Writing about treks goes beyond writing superlative words about how beautiful the sunset was or how stunning the views from the summit were.

One of the most significant pillars of strength at Indiahikes is our vast database of trek information. Thousands of trekkers use this information every year to do their treks. When we write about the information we get down to the nitty-gritty. These are not glamorous writing. These are facts that have to be researched, double-checked, and then published.

On the trek, we break down the trail into the minutest sections. We talk about the sections where we climb, get a water spot, and where the forest opens up. We talk about the switchbacks, the campsites, and the steep descents.

We also write articles on gears and equipment. We talk about new treks and explorations. We give trekking tips and advice.

Naturally, the first question that may come to your mind is whether you need to be a trekker to be a content writer at Indiahikes. The answer is yes and no. Being a trekker helps, but being a good writer is more important. We can train you on trekking knowledge, but we cannot teach you to be a writer. You come with that skill. 

We are looking at you with

  • At least 4-5 years of work experience in the content/writing world 
  • Between the age of 25 and 30 
  • You are willing to work in Bengaluru.

Our salary range starts between ₹6-8 lakhs. This would depend on your experience.

Do you want to be part of the content team but do not match our age, eligibility or experience criteria? You can apply to be an Assistant Content Team Member.

The role is fairly exciting, because Assistant Content Team Members generally get to do a variety of work. From handling cameras, to writing feature stories, to publishing articles, to archiving photographs, to replying to comments. Gradually, as they gain experience, they become a regular content team member with their own responsibilities. 

We need you to write well. We don’t want you to have a masters in English, but writing fluently is an ability honed since childhood. When we see your application we will know.

  • You are willing to be Bengaluru based. 
  • Minimum 21 years of age. Maximum 29 years. 

Salary starts at ₹3.6 lakhs per annum.

Can you write English really well? Have you been an author of articles that have been published?  

We need Content Editors at Indiahikes. The role requires you to review our online content for flow, readability, and ease of understanding. You will need to improve our style of writing and the clarity of our thoughts. The content editing process requires rereading our document to look for significant issues, such as text organisation, flow, language and factual correctness. This includes making sure the content reflects Indiahikes’ voice. 

In a nutshell your role would be to lift our content to a publishable standard.

This can be a part-time role that you could do from home or a full time engagement. 

Salary: This role is skill based. Naturally, we are looking to see if your skill matches our expectations. Your salary will be handsome.

Overview:

You will be responsible for managing Indiahikes' content as a content marketer. 

Indiahikes is the leading voice of trekking in India. We are known for the depth of information we bring out about trekking in India.

While Indiahikes is excellent at producing content, we could be better at reaching our Content to our audience. We need a content marketer who not only reaches the content to the right audience but also helps increase website traffic.

Your role will involve researching and developing content ideas and measuring the success of our content marketing campaigns. You will work closely with our other teams so that your content strategy aligns with Indiahikes' vision and goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and develop content ideas that align with Indiahikes’ vision, goals, content strategy and target audience
  • Create and manage a content calendar to ensure a consistent flow of content
  • Collaborate with other teams like our Experience, Operation or L&D to create engaging and informative content that promotes Indiahikes’ treks, vision, values and goals
  • Use analytics to measure the success of content marketing campaigns and make data-driven decisions to improve performance

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Media or a related field. If you don’t match the education requirements but have relevant experience, you should apply. 
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in content marketing
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to use data to make informed decisions
  • Passion for treks is a must

Our salary range starts between ₹5-6 lakhs. This would depend on your experience.

Trekking is a minimalist sport, requiring the bare minimum of resources. And renting aligns quite well with a trekker’s minimalist mindset. 

We have built our rental website on WordPress using WooCommerce. We are looking for WordPress developers who can work with WooCommerce as well. 

Here is what we would expect from you:

  1. The Indiahikes rentals website you see is built on WordPress. Work involves managing the website, including maintenance, fixing issues, developing new features and growing the website. 
  2. The backend system is WooCommerce. The system is built to handle the entire rental bookings at Indiahikes. We need you to help us manage this WooCommerce system. You need to deploy, develop new features, maintain, fix issues and ensure minimum downtime to end users.

We expect you to work around 4-5 hours daily. 

You can work from home and in any city (within India). 

If you're based in Bangalore, that's a bonus. 

If this interests you, please write to sandhya@indiahikes.com (COO and Co-founder) with details of your work experience in these domains.

At Indiahikes, our main focus has been on growing our database of trek information. To do this, our website has been our biggest pillar of strength, hosting all our content over the past 13 years. There are over 1,300 articles, photos and videos on our website. We also run treks across the Himalayas and technology plays a central role in ensuring a smooth experience for all our trekkers.

Here is a bit about what we would expect from you:
The backed system is a Java API based system. The system is built to handle the entire trek registration and trekker handling process at Indiahikes. We need someone who can work with us in managing this entire Java based backend system. You need to deploy, develop new features, maintain, fix issues and ensure that there is minimum downtime to end users.

We would expect you to put in around 10-15 hours of work every week.

At Indiahikes, our main focus has been on growing our database of trek information. To do this, our website has been our biggest pillar of strength, hosting all our content over the past 13 years. There are over 1,300 articles, photos and videos on our website. This can grow and reach more people only with the right technology support from the backend.

Here is what we expect from a technology expert:

The Indiahikes website you see is built on React.js with a headless CMS (Prismic.io) as the backend. Work involves managing the website as a whole including maintenance, fixing issues, developing new features and growing the website.

We would expect you to put in around 15-20 hours of work every week.

Schools and professional institutes from across the country associate with Indiahikes to conduct experiential learning programmes. These programs are run locally as well as in the Himalayas. There are two specific programmes that we run:

  1. For Professional Institutes: Collaborative Leadership Program
  2. For Schools: Outdoor Leadership Program

Business Associates help onboard schools/professional institutes with Indiahikes. You are responsible for speaking with the schools/professional institutes in your region. You explain to them about the programs. When they show willingness to enrol for the program for their students, you help to sign an Memorandum of Understanding with the institution and Indiahikes. 

For this you are given a share of revenue. 

If you wish to be a Business Associate with Indiahikes, please share the region you wish to work in. Business Associates can work only in one specific area. These are how geographical area is distributed for Business Associates:

  1. In a metropolitan city: area of the city. For example, Thane Mumbai, or Ghatkopar Mumbai. 
  2. In a capital city: select any 4 areas of the city. For example, Sector 43, 44, 34 and 35 of Chandigarh. 
  3. In a B-Town: whole town can be your area
  4. District town (but not a B-town): Four towns can be your area 

Depending on the performance of the Business Associate the area under his/her jurisdiction will be increased. 

Who can be a Business Associate:

  • If you have a good network of connections in schools/professional institutions or are willing to develop such connections
  • Must be above 25 years of age
  • Must have done treks (local or Himalayan)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

Business Associates will be required to undergo 10 days of training at our Bangalore office before starting the role.

How to Apply

We're extremely careful about who we select as a part of team Indiahikes. Through the selection process, we want to make sure you are the 'right fit.

For all positions email

Sandhya Chandrasekharayya: sandhya@indiahikes.com
CC: Arjun Majumdar: arjun@indiahikes.com

Subject: Working with Indiahikes — (name of position)

Sandhya Chandrasekharayya, is the COO and Co-founder at Indiahikes. Arjun Majumdar is the CEO and Founder of Indiahikes

What to include in your email application

  • Your latest resume (Even if you don’t have a background in trekking, your past work experience matters to us)
  • Write a paragraph about 'why you wish to work at Indiahikes'. A passion for trek and travel is important, but must not be the only reason for you to apply.
  • Write another paragraph about your skills and talents that make you suitable for the role.
  • If you have any trek experience, mention it in the email.
  • Any specific write up or inclusions as mentioned in the role description

A note about your application status

We receive a large number of applications. If you are shortlisted we will write back within seven days, usually quicker. If you do not hear from us within 7 days in all probability your application has been rejected. You can, of course, remind us again in case you feel you are a right fit for Indiahikes.


Note: Sometimes applications get rejected because they have not followed the complete application process as mentioned in “How to Apply” above. Applications also get rejected when it is too much about themselves (a lot of passion for trekking, travel but not much else).

Why Our Work Culture is Unique

The Core Values that make us who we are

These are values that anybody working here is expected to imbibe.

You are Humble

Humility is the biggest trait we look for in our team members. Even if an applicant is highly skilled, or experience but not humble, we do not take them. You’ll find this as a virtue among all team members at Indiahikes — whether it’s our founders, our Trek Leaders or our local staff members. A humble person makes for an ideal team member. They are open to feedback, easily teachable, curious and eager to learn.They are able to grow and nurture the organisation

Humility is practiced everyday at Indiahikes. Those who are not humble are not encouraged to be at Indiahikes.

You are Fit

We expect trekkers to be fit for our treks. It holds true for all of us at Indiahikes as well. If we are unfit, then we have little right to ask trekkers to be fit on our treks. To us, fitness is a way of life. This means everyone has a fitness routine, everyone is always ready to go on a Himalayan trek.

If you are unfit and do not have a fitness routine, you cannot work at Indiahikes.

You are a Sustainability Champion

At Indiahikes we have taken the responsibility of bringing in systems that make trekking more sustainable. We are here to leave our mountains better. We do this through our Green Trails project. And for this, the best place to begin is at home. So, everyone at Indiahikes is a sustainability champion. We buy little or no packaged goods, we use no disposables. We compost our waste. We lead minimalist lives. This extends to everyone working here.

If you do not lead a sustainable life, you cannot be with us at Indiahikes.

You show Care

To show care for our trekkers is to put the needs and interests of our trekkers before our own. It means sacrificing ourselves on behalf of our trekkers. Caring means using our time, skills, and talents to help our trekkers.

To show care is giving beyond what is required. Nobody asks you to do it. Showing care is one of our biggest differentiators at work. It has helped Indiahikes be where it is today. If you do not show care, eventually you will be a misfit at Indiahikes.