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. 

Today, more than 25,000 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

Trek leaders lead the Indiahikes teams in the mountains. Trek leaders ensure that, more than just leading trekkers on a trek, trekkers take back a transformative change in their minds, bodies, and spirits.

Trek leadership is not about taking trekkers from point A to point B. It is about imparting the Indiahikes experience. The experience consists of three key components:

  • At Indiahikes, on every trek, we focus on the transformation of the mind, body, and spirit. The trek leader facilitates this. 
  • We also want our trekkers to be future examples of sustainable trekking. Our treks focus a lot on teaching sustainable skills. 
  • We want to make our trekkers independent (so they don’t need Indiahikes). Our trek leaders teach them Do-It-Yourself trekking skills. 

The trek leader imparts all of these.

Trek leading is a skill that is learned. You devote up to 90 days to a training and mentorship programme. Training is imparted on leadership, safety, experience building, operations, and technical skills. At the end of the programme, 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.
  • You 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 obtained 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. You can run 5 km in under 30 minutes (this will be tested when you come for training).
  • Smoking and drinking are strictly prohibited under our work conditions.

Trek leader's salary starts at Rs 5.0 lakh per annum. In the second year, the salary increases to Rs 6.0 lakh annually. From the third year on, TL salaries can range between Rs 7.0 lakh and Rs 7.5 lakh annually, depending on the responsibility taken or seniority attained. In addition, there are other work perks.

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

Trek leaders save almost 80% of their income. Indiahikes provides for all your living expenses, including food while on duty.

Before you apply, watch these videos about the role of a Trek Leader:

To apply, follow the instructions given below in "How to Apply."

Assistant Trek Leader (full-time role)

Would you like to assist Indiahikes trek leaders? Perhaps you wish to be a future trek leader? If so, then the ATL programme is suitable for you.

The ATL role is for individuals who do not fully satisfy trek leader selection criteria (background, qualification, age, etc.) but are looking to be future trek leaders with Indiahikes

ATL applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of 22 years old.
  • 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. You can run 5 km in under 35 minutes (this will be tested when you come for training).
  • No smoking or drinking habits at all.

ATLs undergo extensive training before being considered as trek leaders with Indiahikes. The training is in two stages. The first stage is an induction period of 10–15 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' salaries start at Rs 5.0 lakh per annum. In the second year, the salary increases to Rs. 6.0 lakh annually. From the third year on, TL salaries can range between Rs 7.0 lakh and Rs 7.5 lakh annually, depending on the responsibility taken or seniority attained. In addition, there are other work perks.

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

Trek leaders save almost 80% of their income. Indiahikes provides for all your living expenses, including food while on duty.

Before applying for the assistant trek leader post, 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

To apply, follow the instructions below in "How to Apply."

Sales Executive (B2C, full-time)

At Indiahikes, we believe everyone must trek and experience the goodness of the outdoors. But every day, we see that trekkers are hesitant to step out. They have a keen desire to trek but have multiple concerns before making a final decision. As a result, many of them end up dropping their plans. 

This is where you come in. As our sales executive, you'll be crucial in bridging the gap between trekkers’ interests and the lack of guidance. You'll be the trusted advisor, the problem-solver, and the passionate guide who transforms hesitant inquiries into confident trekkers.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and qualify potential trekkers through various channels.
  • Provide comprehensive information and guidance on treks, itineraries, and logistics.
  • Address concerns and tailor trekking recommendations to individual trekker needs and preferences.
  • Follow up with trekkers in case they have not registered
  • Manage registrations and ensure smooth pre-departure processes.
  • Build strong relationships and generate repeat trekker business.
  • Contribute to sales targets and team goals.

What you need to come with:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and trust with trekkers.
  • Prior experience in sales or related field
  • Prior trek experience is preferred (let us know about some of the treks that you have done)
  • Proficient in CRM systems and relevant technology tools.

Salary starts at 7 lakh per annum. Plus incentives.

Please note that this is a Bangalore-based, full time role.

To apply, write a 150-word write-up on why you would make a good sales executive at Indiahikes. For the rest of the process, follow the instructions in the “how to apply” section. 

Business Development Executive (B2B, full-time)

Schools and professional institutes nationwide associate with Indiahikes to conduct experiential learning programmes. These programmes are run locally as well as in the Himalayas. There are three specific programmes that we run:

  1. For Professional Institutes: Collaborative Leadership Programme
  2. For Schools: Outdoor Leadership Programme
  3. For companies: Team building and collaborative leadership programmes

Business development executives help onboard schools/professional institutes with Indiahikes. You are responsible for speaking with schools/professional institutes, or companies. You explain to them about the programmes. When they are willing to enrol in a programme, you help sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the institution and Indiahikes. 

Who can be a business development executive?

  • You have a minimum of 5 years of prior experience in sales/business development
  • Must be above 25 years of age. Women make good business development managers.
  • We prefer it if you have done treks. 
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

The current opening is for Bengaluru only. You must be willing to relocate to Bengaluru if you reside in other cities.

The salary for a business development executive starts at Rs 10 lakh per annum.

To apply, write in 150 words why you would be a good sales executive for the experiential learning division. For the rest of the process, follow the instructions below in "How to Apply."

Assistant Slope Manager

It takes a lot to be a slope manager at Indiahikes. This is why we are looking for assistant slope managers to assist our slope managers.

The role would involve more or less the gamut of work the slope manager does, with the final responsibility resting on the slope manager. Assistant slope managers can look forward to being promoted to slope managers.

The assistant slope manager ensures everyone works towards the organisation's vision while observing our core values. 

You do this by ensuring that our treks run smoothly, our backend operations are flawless, and trekkers experience the unique Indiahikes trek experience we are famous for.

 This requires you to handle supply logistics, back-end operations, camp setup, and finance well. The role requires you to periodically check on our camps at our slopes to ensure things are running smoothly. 

 People management is also a big task in slope management. We deal with many people on our treks, from trek leaders to our mountain staff and trekkers. All of them have to be dealt with directly. Problem-solving and conflict resolution are critical parts of this aspect of the role. 

What we look for in an assistant slope manager:

  • Age: Between 26 and 37 years (Male or Female)
  • Work experience: is essential in other industries, especially in a supervisory or management role.
  • Trek Experience: Must have good trek experience
  • Languages: Must be fluent in English and Hindi
  • Behaviour and attitude: humble, respectful, and courteous. Being frugal is what we admire. You prefer a bus over a taxi. We expect you to be an excellent executor of tasks with a high sense of accountability.
  • Location of work: You must be willing to be stationed on our mountain slopes for long periods.
  • Marital status: Unmarried
  • Habits: Smoking and drinking are prohibited under our work conditions.
  • Nature of work: Slope management is fieldwork. You are always on duty on all days of the week. Slope managers are given a total of 40 days of annual leave. This can be taken in parts.

Salary starts at Rs 6.0 lakh per annum for the first year. The salary is increased to Rs 7.0 lakh per annum in the second year. Subsequently, your salary will increase further.

Assistant slope managers save almost 80% of their income. Indiahikes provides for all your living expenses, including food while on duty.

To apply, follow the instructions below in "How to Apply."

Sustainability Manager

We are looking for a sustainability champion who can make treks more sustainable in the Himalayan Mountains. 

At Indiahikes, we strongly believe that everyone must trek, as trekking deeply impacts the mind, body and spirit. But if trekking must be done, we believe that it must be done sustainably. We must trek to leave the mountains better than we find them. 

Here is where our Green Trails Initiative comes in. To leave the mountains better, we’re introducing futuristic systems and processes. These focus on minimising the impact of trekking on the mountains. An entire team at Indiahikes is working relentlessly to take this initiative forward. (Read more about Green Trails)

The work—ideating and implementing sustainable systems—is challenging, creative, and incredibly fulfilling. And to take it forward, we are looking for people with a leader’s mindset who feel deeply about sustainability. 

The role of a Sustainability Manager is that of a leader. It requires you to manage and mentor your team to reduce the impact of trekking in the mountains.

For this, we are looking for team members with:

  • A keen interest in making treks more sustainable, especially in the Himalayas
  • Experience of at least one Himalayan trek.
  • Min. 2-3 years of work experience.
  • Fluency in English and Hindi.
  • Intention of being stationed in the mountains for long periods of time.
  • Age between 25-35 years 

This is a full-time role based in the mountains. Salary starts at ₹ 5 lakhs per annum. 

To apply, follow the instructions given below in ‘How to Apply’.

Green Trails Internship

Sustainability has always been at the heart of everything we do. We want everyone to trek in such a way that they leave the mountains better than they found them. This is the mission of our Green Trails initiative. (Read about it here)

We are looking for team members who are deeply passionate about the environment and are willing to take on any challenge that comes their way. 

Most of our environmental problems are behavioural and cultural issues. Changing mindsets and executing new processes require a lot of perseverance and a high level of execution skills.  This will be the core area of your work as a Green Trails intern.

You will help in setting up new systems and maintaining the progress and consistency of our sustainable practices.

As an applicant for the Green Trails Internship, you must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Feel deeply about conserving the environment. 
  • You follow a strong personal, sustainable lifestyle
  • Must be at least 21 years old. 
  • Must have done treks (locally or in the Himalayas)
  • If you have work experience in any industry, that’s great!
  • Your core work will be based in the mountains after an initial induction in Bengaluru. 
  • Must have excellent English and Hindi communication skills.

We have two kinds of internships available for Green Trails. Please tell us your preference when applying.

  • Two-month Internship
  • Three-Month Internship

As a Green Trails intern, you get a stipend of Rs. 15,000 per month.

To apply, write a 150-word note on your personal sustainability journey. What do you do to lead a more sustainable life?

HR Manager

At Indiahikes, as we are growing, we have felt the need for an HR Manager to help manage our recruitment process and team dynamics. This is a full-time role based out of Bengaluru.

Ideally, we are looking for someone who is well-exposed, can communicate well, and has good interpersonal skills. We are looking at female candidates only.


Your responsibilities would be:

  • Recruitment:
    - Develop and implement recruitment strategies for roles like trek leaders, operations, marketing, content, etc.
    - Manage the recruitment process, from screening candidates to conducting interviews and helping in hiring decisions.
    - Build relationships with universities, business schools, and other institutions.
    - Leverage online platforms like LinkedIn and our website to source candidates.
  • Team Management:
    - Implement onboarding programmes.
    - Address team member concerns.

Qualifications:

  • Female candidates only. Minimum of 25 years old.
  • Minimum of 3+ years of work experience. It does not have to be in HR. We are looking at smart, intelligent people who are well-exposed.
  • If you have trekked with Indiahikes, there is nothing like it! You already know us well!
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Passion for the outdoors and trekking.

Benefits:

  • Salary: 6.5 lakhs per annum
  • Opportunity to work with the market leader in an exciting industry.
  • Go on Indiahikes treks

This is a full-time role based out of Bengaluru. Follow the instructions in the "How to Apply" section below to apply.

Experience Coordinator (Full-time, Bengaluru)

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

The role requires you to help prepare our trekkers for their trek. You support our trekkers by solving their problems, advising them, and coordinating their movements. You do this while considering our vision and values as an organisation. 

The Experience Coordinator’s role has communication at its crux. People who are well-travelled, socially friendly, and have 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 the Experience Coordinator's position must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Must be between 25 and 35 years old. Male or female.
  • We prefer it if you have done trekking. If you have trekked with Indiahikes, that's even better!
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in other industries.
  • Must be willing to work from Bengaluru 
  • Must have excellent English and Hindi communication skills. 

The salary starts at Rs 6.0 lakh per annum.

To apply, follow the instructions given below in "How to Apply"

Assistant Experience Coordinator (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.

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. Like us, they 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. As an AEC, your role is to assist the Experience Coordination team. Every AEC is given a specific role to play.

You can apply to be an AEC if you do not match the age or work experience criteria for an Experience Coordinator.

  • Must be a minimum of 22 years old. Male or female.
  • We prefer it if you have done trekking. If you have trekked with Indiahikes, that's even better!
  • Work experience is preferred.
  • Must be willing to work from Bengaluru 
  • Must have excellent English and Hindi communication skills. 

This role is full-time and Bengaluru-based.

The salary starts at Rs. 5.0 lakh per annum.

To apply, follow the instructions given below in "How to Apply"

Content Marketing Manager (Bangalore based)

The Indiahikes website is visited by over 12,000 trekkers every day. When they visit our website, they come looking for great treks, accurate, up-to-date information, and the latest trends in the trekking world. Yet, there are two problems: (a) Our website isn't reaching enough trekkers. (b) We believe there is a lot more information yet to be uncovered in the trekking world.

To help us solve both of these problems, we are looking for a talented Content marketing manager to take full responsibility for our inbound marketing strategies, including blogs and lead generation.

Our ideal candidate is a creative marketing professional, preferably with a writing background. You should be able to develop engaging content to attract and retain trekkers. For this position, it’s essential to be up-to-date with new technologies and marketing trends.

Ultimately, you should be able to expand the digital footprint of Indiahikes and brand awareness.

Responsibilities

  • Design content marketing strategies and set short-term goals
  • Undertake content marketing initiatives to achieve business targets
  • Collaborate with design and writing teams to produce high-quality content
  • Develop editorial calendar, delegate tasks, and ensure deadlines are met
  • Deliver engaging content regularly and inspire team members
  • Edit, proofread, and improve content
  • Optimize content considering SEO and Google Analytics
  • Analyze web traffic metrics
  • Share content through various channels, ensuring strong web presence
  • Receive trekker feedback and generate ideas to increase trekker engagement

Requirements and skills

  • At least 5 years of proven work experience as a Content marketing manager
  • Proficiency in digital Content Management Software (similar to Wordpress / Prismic)
  • Understanding of web publishing requirements
  • Editorial mindset with an ability to predict audience preferences
  • Hands-on experience with SEO and web traffic metrics
  • Expertise in social media platforms
  • Project management skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English

You must be Bengaluru-based (or willing to relocate). It is a full-time role out of our office in Bengaluru. 

Salary starts at 10.0 lakhs per annum. 

To apply, follow the procedure in the "How to apply" section.

Drone Videographer (Assignment-based)

At Indiahikes, we conduct multiple treks in the Himalayas throughout the year. We are looking for a skilled Drone Videographer to capture these treks from a bird’s eye view.

For this role, you should ideally be someone with prior experience handling a drone in the mountains. You also need some basic trekking experience to anticipate the challenges of flying a drone on treks.

If you’ve handled a drone at high altitude, that's great! But even if you have experience handling a drone on a local trek in the Western Ghats or Sahyadris, we’d love to get to know you.

Please note that you’ll need your own drone to apply for this role.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Shoot drone videos to show the landscape of a Himalayan trek
  • Define a clear plan of action with a timeline for such shoots in collaboration with Indiahikes leaders
  • Ensure the availability of all equipment required for the shoots
  • If required, remotely guide other photographers and videographers to gather such footage on other treks

What you need to come with:

  • Your own drone with a 4K resolution
  • Proficiency in video editing software like Premiere Pro and After Effects
  • Good interpersonal skills to collaborate with various team members
  • Good fitness is needed to trek in the Himalayas to conduct such shoots

This is an assignment-based role.

To apply, follow the instructions given below in "How to Apply"

Photography Internship - Summer 2024

This summer, we're searching for a passionate and talented photographer to join our team as an intern during our Summer Camp programme. You'll be responsible for capturing the essence of the camp, documenting the adventures, and creating vibrant memories for our participants. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable experience in outdoor photography, build your portfolio, and work in some of the best locations in our country. 

Responsibilities:

  • Capture high-quality photos of campers embarking on their adventures, exploring nature, and enjoying camp activities.
  • Photograph the diverse landscapes and scenery encountered during the trekking summer camp.
  • Create engaging content for our social media platforms and website.
  • Assist with editing and organizing photos, before submitting them. 
  • Follow Indiahikes' brand guidelines and maintain a consistent visual style.
  • Be open to feedback and willing to learn new photography techniques.

Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of photography principles and techniques.
  • Must have your own camera gear, preferably a DSLR.
  • Must have done Himalayan treks before
  • Familiarity with Adobe Lightroom or similar editing software is essential.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Physically fit and able to participate in moderate hikes and outdoor activities.
  • Passion for adventure, travel, and the outdoors.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to gain valuable experience in adventure photography.
  • Chance to build your portfolio and network with the Indiahikes team.
  • Work in the stunning Himalayan scenery.
  • Contribute to an organisation making a positive impact on the environment and local communities.

You will receive a stipend of Rs 15,000 for the internship period. Travel and accommodation from Dehradun to Dehradun will be covered by Indiahikes.

The internship dates are: 

14 Mar to 07 Apr
06 Apr to 30 Apr
30 Apr to 24 May
24 May to 28 Jun

Application Process: If you suit the role, please fill out this form to submit your application.


Photo Trekker (Assignment-based)

Want to cover some of our best treks as a photographer? It’s not often that photographers get an opportunity to capture the remotest landscapes of the Himalayas. This has very rarely been done in India. If you're selected, you'll be among the hand-picked few capturing the Himalayas in collaboration with us. 

At Indiahikes, our vision has always been to document different aspects of trekking trails — in different seasons, under different weather circumstances, the different terrains, flora and fauna — all in photographs and video. Your collaboration with us is a small step towards that. 

At the same time, if you want to build your portfolio as a travel photographer, nothing will give you more experience than roughing it out on treks, where no trails are even, no weather is predictable and adventure is at every step.

We will do everything to take care of your trek, going out of our way to give you added time on the trail to take the right shots. We hope you make the best of it with the care and safety of Indiahikes. 

What we will take care of:

  • We will waive of your trek fee and take care of your trek. (The trek will be selected by us, based on the season and our requirements)
  • We will take care of your food and accommodation on the trek.  
  • We will also pick you up and drop you back to and from the basecamp at our expense. 
  • We will allow you to offload your backpack without paying for it, since you will be carrying heavy camera equipment. 

What we expect from you:

  • Excellent photography skills 
  • Camera equipment of your own
  • Prior trek experience (so that you understand the difficulties of taking photographs on a Himalayan trek with tough terrain, negative temperatures and erratic weather) 
  • Good fitness (BMI - not above 28)
  • We expect you to fulfill our photography requirements, adhering to all our guidelines, which will be shared with you once you’re selected. 

How to apply:

If you think suitable for an assignment with us, send an email to swathi@indiahikes.com, and cc: jothiranjan@indiahikes.com, with the subject line - Working with Indiahikes - Photo Trekker. Include the following details in your email.

  • Your portfolio of photos
  • A small write-up (1- paragraph) on “Why I would like to be a Photo Trekker”
  • Details of camera lenses that you intend to use.

There will be a strict selection process based on your skills, experience and work culture. We will get back to you within 7 days if you’re shortlisted. 

Learning and Development (L&D) Assistant Manager

Indiahikes is known to be a house of learning. One of the reasons why Indiahikes is respected and known for its trekking experience is because of our strong emphasis on learning and development. Everyone who works at Indiahikes goes through a constant training process. 

As a Learning and Development (L&D) Assistant Manager, you help develop and execute Indiahikes’ learning strategies, design and deliver training programmes, assess development needs, and track learning effectiveness.

Your key responsibilities would include:

  • Create and execute Indiahikes learning strategies and programmes
  • Evaluate individual and organisational development needs
  • Implement various learning methods companywide (e.g. coaching, job-shadowing, online training)
  • Design and deliver learning courses, workshops and other training
  • Assess the success of development plans and help make the most of learning opportunities
  • Help slope managers develop their team members through career pathing
  • Track budgets and negotiate contracts with training specialists
  • Hire and oversee training of other L&D specialists.

Skills we require

  • Proven experience as an L&D Manager, Training Manager or similar
  • Current knowledge of effective learning and development methods
  • Familiarity with learning platforms and practises
  • Experience in project management and budgeting
  • Proficient in MS Office and Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Excellent communication skills; sharp business acumen
  • Ability to build rapport with employees and other stakeholders
  • Graduation in Business, Psychology or a related field

Salary: This is a full-time position based out of Bengaluru. Salary starts at Rs 7.0 lakhs per annum.

To apply, follow the instructions below in "How to Apply."

Appsheet Low Code Developers (part-time, work from home)

We digitise our remote operations using mobile applications built on the Appsheet low-code platform. The app will power the everyday running of our treks for our teams. We use these apps for many applications, from collecting trekker health information to managing inventory to forecasting rations and supplies for more than 30,000 people on the slopes.

Skillset that you need to come with:

  1. Proficiency in developing low-code apps
  2. If you have developed it in Appsheet, it is even better

You will need to put in 15 hours of work per week.

To apply, follow the instructions given below in "How to Apply"

Full-stack developer (Full-time, hybrid role)

At Indiahikes, our primary focus has been growing our trek information database. To do this, our website has been our most significant pillar of strength, hosting all our content over the past 15 years. There are over 1,400 articles, photos, and videos on our website.

We have a vision to strengthen the backend of our digital experience for our trekkers. This is where our dashboard and backend software development come in.

We have built our backend on Java and our website (the one you interact with) on React.js and Prismic. 

We have many ideas to implement, yet we need expert tech help to advance our Indiahikes experience. Ideally, we want trekkers like us who can work on technology.

In this context, we are looking for a full-stack developer. Here is some background information, first:

  1. The backend 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 to work with us to manage our Java-based backend system. You must deploy, develop new features, maintain, fix issues, and ensure minimum downtime for end users.
  2. The Indiahikes frontend website is built on React.js with a headless CMS (Prismic). Work involves managing the website, including maintenance, fixing issues, developing new features, and growing the website.

We would like you to come with the following: 

  • At least 4 years of work experience. 
  • You can work on any one of these systems (or both). 
  • We expect you to work full-time for Indiahikes in a hybrid model. You attend two days of office.
  •  You work in coordination with other developers on the team (they are working remotely)

Salary starts at Rs 10 lakhs per annum. 

If this interests you, please write to sandhya@indiahikes.com (COO and co-founder) with a 150-word note on “Why working at Indiahikes interests you.” Note to enclose details of your work experience in these domains. For the rest of the process follow the instructions in the “How to Apply.” section below.

Trek leaders lead the Indiahikes teams in the mountains. Trek leaders ensure that, more than just leading trekkers on a trek, trekkers take back a transformative change in their minds, bodies, and spirits.

Trek leadership is not about taking trekkers from point A to point B. It is about imparting the Indiahikes experience. The experience consists of three key components:

  • At Indiahikes, on every trek, we focus on the transformation of the mind, body, and spirit. The trek leader facilitates this. 
  • We also want our trekkers to be future examples of sustainable trekking. Our treks focus a lot on teaching sustainable skills. 
  • We want to make our trekkers independent (so they don’t need Indiahikes). Our trek leaders teach them Do-It-Yourself trekking skills. 

The trek leader imparts all of these.

Trek leading is a skill that is learned. You devote up to 90 days to a training and mentorship programme. Training is imparted on leadership, safety, experience building, operations, and technical skills. At the end of the programme, 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.
  • You 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 obtained 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. You can run 5 km in under 30 minutes (this will be tested when you come for training).
  • Smoking and drinking are strictly prohibited under our work conditions.

Trek leader's salary starts at Rs 5.0 lakh per annum. In the second year, the salary increases to Rs 6.0 lakh annually. From the third year on, TL salaries can range between Rs 7.0 lakh and Rs 7.5 lakh annually, depending on the responsibility taken or seniority attained. In addition, there are other work perks.

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

Trek leaders save almost 80% of their income. Indiahikes provides for all your living expenses, including food while on duty.

Before you apply, watch these videos about the role of a Trek Leader:

To apply, follow the instructions given below in "How to Apply."

Would you like to assist Indiahikes trek leaders? Perhaps you wish to be a future trek leader? If so, then the ATL programme is suitable for you.

The ATL role is for individuals who do not fully satisfy trek leader selection criteria (background, qualification, age, etc.) but are looking to be future trek leaders with Indiahikes

ATL applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of 22 years old.
  • 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. You can run 5 km in under 35 minutes (this will be tested when you come for training).
  • No smoking or drinking habits at all.

ATLs undergo extensive training before being considered as trek leaders with Indiahikes. The training is in two stages. The first stage is an induction period of 10–15 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' salaries start at Rs 5.0 lakh per annum. In the second year, the salary increases to Rs. 6.0 lakh annually. From the third year on, TL salaries can range between Rs 7.0 lakh and Rs 7.5 lakh annually, depending on the responsibility taken or seniority attained. In addition, there are other work perks.

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

Trek leaders save almost 80% of their income. Indiahikes provides for all your living expenses, including food while on duty.

Before applying for the assistant trek leader post, 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

To apply, follow the instructions below in "How to Apply."

At Indiahikes, we believe everyone must trek and experience the goodness of the outdoors. But every day, we see that trekkers are hesitant to step out. They have a keen desire to trek but have multiple concerns before making a final decision. As a result, many of them end up dropping their plans. 

This is where you come in. As our sales executive, you'll be crucial in bridging the gap between trekkers’ interests and the lack of guidance. You'll be the trusted advisor, the problem-solver, and the passionate guide who transforms hesitant inquiries into confident trekkers.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and qualify potential trekkers through various channels.
  • Provide comprehensive information and guidance on treks, itineraries, and logistics.
  • Address concerns and tailor trekking recommendations to individual trekker needs and preferences.
  • Follow up with trekkers in case they have not registered
  • Manage registrations and ensure smooth pre-departure processes.
  • Build strong relationships and generate repeat trekker business.
  • Contribute to sales targets and team goals.

What you need to come with:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and trust with trekkers.
  • Prior experience in sales or related field
  • Prior trek experience is preferred (let us know about some of the treks that you have done)
  • Proficient in CRM systems and relevant technology tools.

Salary starts at 7 lakh per annum. Plus incentives.

Please note that this is a Bangalore-based, full time role.

To apply, write a 150-word write-up on why you would make a good sales executive at Indiahikes. For the rest of the process, follow the instructions in the “how to apply” section. 

Schools and professional institutes nationwide associate with Indiahikes to conduct experiential learning programmes. These programmes are run locally as well as in the Himalayas. There are three specific programmes that we run:

  1. For Professional Institutes: Collaborative Leadership Programme
  2. For Schools: Outdoor Leadership Programme
  3. For companies: Team building and collaborative leadership programmes

Business development executives help onboard schools/professional institutes with Indiahikes. You are responsible for speaking with schools/professional institutes, or companies. You explain to them about the programmes. When they are willing to enrol in a programme, you help sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the institution and Indiahikes. 

Who can be a business development executive?

  • You have a minimum of 5 years of prior experience in sales/business development
  • Must be above 25 years of age. Women make good business development managers.
  • We prefer it if you have done treks. 
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

The current opening is for Bengaluru only. You must be willing to relocate to Bengaluru if you reside in other cities.

The salary for a business development executive starts at Rs 10 lakh per annum.

To apply, write in 150 words why you would be a good sales executive for the experiential learning division. For the rest of the process, follow the instructions below in "How to Apply."

It takes a lot to be a slope manager at Indiahikes. This is why we are looking for assistant slope managers to assist our slope managers.

The role would involve more or less the gamut of work the slope manager does, with the final responsibility resting on the slope manager. Assistant slope managers can look forward to being promoted to slope managers.

The assistant slope manager ensures everyone works towards the organisation's vision while observing our core values. 

You do this by ensuring that our treks run smoothly, our backend operations are flawless, and trekkers experience the unique Indiahikes trek experience we are famous for.

 This requires you to handle supply logistics, back-end operations, camp setup, and finance well. The role requires you to periodically check on our camps at our slopes to ensure things are running smoothly. 

 People management is also a big task in slope management. We deal with many people on our treks, from trek leaders to our mountain staff and trekkers. All of them have to be dealt with directly. Problem-solving and conflict resolution are critical parts of this aspect of the role. 

What we look for in an assistant slope manager:

  • Age: Between 26 and 37 years (Male or Female)
  • Work experience: is essential in other industries, especially in a supervisory or management role.
  • Trek Experience: Must have good trek experience
  • Languages: Must be fluent in English and Hindi
  • Behaviour and attitude: humble, respectful, and courteous. Being frugal is what we admire. You prefer a bus over a taxi. We expect you to be an excellent executor of tasks with a high sense of accountability.
  • Location of work: You must be willing to be stationed on our mountain slopes for long periods.
  • Marital status: Unmarried
  • Habits: Smoking and drinking are prohibited under our work conditions.
  • Nature of work: Slope management is fieldwork. You are always on duty on all days of the week. Slope managers are given a total of 40 days of annual leave. This can be taken in parts.

Salary starts at Rs 6.0 lakh per annum for the first year. The salary is increased to Rs 7.0 lakh per annum in the second year. Subsequently, your salary will increase further.

Assistant slope managers save almost 80% of their income. Indiahikes provides for all your living expenses, including food while on duty.

To apply, follow the instructions below in "How to Apply."

We are looking for a sustainability champion who can make treks more sustainable in the Himalayan Mountains. 

At Indiahikes, we strongly believe that everyone must trek, as trekking deeply impacts the mind, body and spirit. But if trekking must be done, we believe that it must be done sustainably. We must trek to leave the mountains better than we find them. 

Here is where our Green Trails Initiative comes in. To leave the mountains better, we’re introducing futuristic systems and processes. These focus on minimising the impact of trekking on the mountains. An entire team at Indiahikes is working relentlessly to take this initiative forward. (Read more about Green Trails)

The work—ideating and implementing sustainable systems—is challenging, creative, and incredibly fulfilling. And to take it forward, we are looking for people with a leader’s mindset who feel deeply about sustainability. 

The role of a Sustainability Manager is that of a leader. It requires you to manage and mentor your team to reduce the impact of trekking in the mountains.

For this, we are looking for team members with:

  • A keen interest in making treks more sustainable, especially in the Himalayas
  • Experience of at least one Himalayan trek.
  • Min. 2-3 years of work experience.
  • Fluency in English and Hindi.
  • Intention of being stationed in the mountains for long periods of time.
  • Age between 25-35 years 

This is a full-time role based in the mountains. Salary starts at ₹ 5 lakhs per annum. 

To apply, follow the instructions given below in ‘How to Apply’.

Sustainability has always been at the heart of everything we do. We want everyone to trek in such a way that they leave the mountains better than they found them. This is the mission of our Green Trails initiative. (Read about it here)

We are looking for team members who are deeply passionate about the environment and are willing to take on any challenge that comes their way. 

Most of our environmental problems are behavioural and cultural issues. Changing mindsets and executing new processes require a lot of perseverance and a high level of execution skills.  This will be the core area of your work as a Green Trails intern.

You will help in setting up new systems and maintaining the progress and consistency of our sustainable practices.

As an applicant for the Green Trails Internship, you must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Feel deeply about conserving the environment. 
  • You follow a strong personal, sustainable lifestyle
  • Must be at least 21 years old. 
  • Must have done treks (locally or in the Himalayas)
  • If you have work experience in any industry, that’s great!
  • Your core work will be based in the mountains after an initial induction in Bengaluru. 
  • Must have excellent English and Hindi communication skills.

We have two kinds of internships available for Green Trails. Please tell us your preference when applying.

  • Two-month Internship
  • Three-Month Internship

As a Green Trails intern, you get a stipend of Rs. 15,000 per month.

To apply, write a 150-word note on your personal sustainability journey. What do you do to lead a more sustainable life?

At Indiahikes, as we are growing, we have felt the need for an HR Manager to help manage our recruitment process and team dynamics. This is a full-time role based out of Bengaluru.

Ideally, we are looking for someone who is well-exposed, can communicate well, and has good interpersonal skills. We are looking at female candidates only.


Your responsibilities would be:

  • Recruitment:
    - Develop and implement recruitment strategies for roles like trek leaders, operations, marketing, content, etc.
    - Manage the recruitment process, from screening candidates to conducting interviews and helping in hiring decisions.
    - Build relationships with universities, business schools, and other institutions.
    - Leverage online platforms like LinkedIn and our website to source candidates.
  • Team Management:
    - Implement onboarding programmes.
    - Address team member concerns.

Qualifications:

  • Female candidates only. Minimum of 25 years old.
  • Minimum of 3+ years of work experience. It does not have to be in HR. We are looking at smart, intelligent people who are well-exposed.
  • If you have trekked with Indiahikes, there is nothing like it! You already know us well!
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Passion for the outdoors and trekking.

Benefits:

  • Salary: 6.5 lakhs per annum
  • Opportunity to work with the market leader in an exciting industry.
  • Go on Indiahikes treks

This is a full-time role based out of Bengaluru. Follow the instructions in the "How to Apply" section below to apply.

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

The role requires you to help prepare our trekkers for their trek. You support our trekkers by solving their problems, advising them, and coordinating their movements. You do this while considering our vision and values as an organisation. 

The Experience Coordinator’s role has communication at its crux. People who are well-travelled, socially friendly, and have 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 the Experience Coordinator's position must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Must be between 25 and 35 years old. Male or female.
  • We prefer it if you have done trekking. If you have trekked with Indiahikes, that's even better!
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in other industries.
  • Must be willing to work from Bengaluru 
  • Must have excellent English and Hindi communication skills. 

The salary starts at Rs 6.0 lakh per annum.

To apply, follow the instructions given below in "How to Apply"

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.

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. Like us, they 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. As an AEC, your role is to assist the Experience Coordination team. Every AEC is given a specific role to play.

You can apply to be an AEC if you do not match the age or work experience criteria for an Experience Coordinator.

  • Must be a minimum of 22 years old. Male or female.
  • We prefer it if you have done trekking. If you have trekked with Indiahikes, that's even better!
  • Work experience is preferred.
  • Must be willing to work from Bengaluru 
  • Must have excellent English and Hindi communication skills. 

This role is full-time and Bengaluru-based.

The salary starts at Rs. 5.0 lakh per annum.

To apply, follow the instructions given below in "How to Apply"

The Indiahikes website is visited by over 12,000 trekkers every day. When they visit our website, they come looking for great treks, accurate, up-to-date information, and the latest trends in the trekking world. Yet, there are two problems: (a) Our website isn't reaching enough trekkers. (b) We believe there is a lot more information yet to be uncovered in the trekking world.

To help us solve both of these problems, we are looking for a talented Content marketing manager to take full responsibility for our inbound marketing strategies, including blogs and lead generation.

Our ideal candidate is a creative marketing professional, preferably with a writing background. You should be able to develop engaging content to attract and retain trekkers. For this position, it’s essential to be up-to-date with new technologies and marketing trends.

Ultimately, you should be able to expand the digital footprint of Indiahikes and brand awareness.

Responsibilities

  • Design content marketing strategies and set short-term goals
  • Undertake content marketing initiatives to achieve business targets
  • Collaborate with design and writing teams to produce high-quality content
  • Develop editorial calendar, delegate tasks, and ensure deadlines are met
  • Deliver engaging content regularly and inspire team members
  • Edit, proofread, and improve content
  • Optimize content considering SEO and Google Analytics
  • Analyze web traffic metrics
  • Share content through various channels, ensuring strong web presence
  • Receive trekker feedback and generate ideas to increase trekker engagement

Requirements and skills

  • At least 5 years of proven work experience as a Content marketing manager
  • Proficiency in digital Content Management Software (similar to Wordpress / Prismic)
  • Understanding of web publishing requirements
  • Editorial mindset with an ability to predict audience preferences
  • Hands-on experience with SEO and web traffic metrics
  • Expertise in social media platforms
  • Project management skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English

You must be Bengaluru-based (or willing to relocate). It is a full-time role out of our office in Bengaluru. 

Salary starts at 10.0 lakhs per annum. 

To apply, follow the procedure in the "How to apply" section.

At Indiahikes, we conduct multiple treks in the Himalayas throughout the year. We are looking for a skilled Drone Videographer to capture these treks from a bird’s eye view.

For this role, you should ideally be someone with prior experience handling a drone in the mountains. You also need some basic trekking experience to anticipate the challenges of flying a drone on treks.

If you’ve handled a drone at high altitude, that's great! But even if you have experience handling a drone on a local trek in the Western Ghats or Sahyadris, we’d love to get to know you.

Please note that you’ll need your own drone to apply for this role.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Shoot drone videos to show the landscape of a Himalayan trek
  • Define a clear plan of action with a timeline for such shoots in collaboration with Indiahikes leaders
  • Ensure the availability of all equipment required for the shoots
  • If required, remotely guide other photographers and videographers to gather such footage on other treks

What you need to come with:

  • Your own drone with a 4K resolution
  • Proficiency in video editing software like Premiere Pro and After Effects
  • Good interpersonal skills to collaborate with various team members
  • Good fitness is needed to trek in the Himalayas to conduct such shoots

This is an assignment-based role.

To apply, follow the instructions given below in "How to Apply"

This summer, we're searching for a passionate and talented photographer to join our team as an intern during our Summer Camp programme. You'll be responsible for capturing the essence of the camp, documenting the adventures, and creating vibrant memories for our participants. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable experience in outdoor photography, build your portfolio, and work in some of the best locations in our country. 

Responsibilities:

  • Capture high-quality photos of campers embarking on their adventures, exploring nature, and enjoying camp activities.
  • Photograph the diverse landscapes and scenery encountered during the trekking summer camp.
  • Create engaging content for our social media platforms and website.
  • Assist with editing and organizing photos, before submitting them. 
  • Follow Indiahikes' brand guidelines and maintain a consistent visual style.
  • Be open to feedback and willing to learn new photography techniques.

Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of photography principles and techniques.
  • Must have your own camera gear, preferably a DSLR.
  • Must have done Himalayan treks before
  • Familiarity with Adobe Lightroom or similar editing software is essential.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Physically fit and able to participate in moderate hikes and outdoor activities.
  • Passion for adventure, travel, and the outdoors.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to gain valuable experience in adventure photography.
  • Chance to build your portfolio and network with the Indiahikes team.
  • Work in the stunning Himalayan scenery.
  • Contribute to an organisation making a positive impact on the environment and local communities.

You will receive a stipend of Rs 15,000 for the internship period. Travel and accommodation from Dehradun to Dehradun will be covered by Indiahikes.

The internship dates are: 

14 Mar to 07 Apr
06 Apr to 30 Apr
30 Apr to 24 May
24 May to 28 Jun

Application Process: If you suit the role, please fill out this form to submit your application.


Want to cover some of our best treks as a photographer? It’s not often that photographers get an opportunity to capture the remotest landscapes of the Himalayas. This has very rarely been done in India. If you're selected, you'll be among the hand-picked few capturing the Himalayas in collaboration with us. 

At Indiahikes, our vision has always been to document different aspects of trekking trails — in different seasons, under different weather circumstances, the different terrains, flora and fauna — all in photographs and video. Your collaboration with us is a small step towards that. 

At the same time, if you want to build your portfolio as a travel photographer, nothing will give you more experience than roughing it out on treks, where no trails are even, no weather is predictable and adventure is at every step.

We will do everything to take care of your trek, going out of our way to give you added time on the trail to take the right shots. We hope you make the best of it with the care and safety of Indiahikes. 

What we will take care of:

  • We will waive of your trek fee and take care of your trek. (The trek will be selected by us, based on the season and our requirements)
  • We will take care of your food and accommodation on the trek.  
  • We will also pick you up and drop you back to and from the basecamp at our expense. 
  • We will allow you to offload your backpack without paying for it, since you will be carrying heavy camera equipment. 

What we expect from you:

  • Excellent photography skills 
  • Camera equipment of your own
  • Prior trek experience (so that you understand the difficulties of taking photographs on a Himalayan trek with tough terrain, negative temperatures and erratic weather) 
  • Good fitness (BMI - not above 28)
  • We expect you to fulfill our photography requirements, adhering to all our guidelines, which will be shared with you once you’re selected. 

How to apply:

If you think suitable for an assignment with us, send an email to swathi@indiahikes.com, and cc: jothiranjan@indiahikes.com, with the subject line - Working with Indiahikes - Photo Trekker. Include the following details in your email.

  • Your portfolio of photos
  • A small write-up (1- paragraph) on “Why I would like to be a Photo Trekker”
  • Details of camera lenses that you intend to use.

There will be a strict selection process based on your skills, experience and work culture. We will get back to you within 7 days if you’re shortlisted. 

Indiahikes is known to be a house of learning. One of the reasons why Indiahikes is respected and known for its trekking experience is because of our strong emphasis on learning and development. Everyone who works at Indiahikes goes through a constant training process. 

As a Learning and Development (L&D) Assistant Manager, you help develop and execute Indiahikes’ learning strategies, design and deliver training programmes, assess development needs, and track learning effectiveness.

Your key responsibilities would include:

  • Create and execute Indiahikes learning strategies and programmes
  • Evaluate individual and organisational development needs
  • Implement various learning methods companywide (e.g. coaching, job-shadowing, online training)
  • Design and deliver learning courses, workshops and other training
  • Assess the success of development plans and help make the most of learning opportunities
  • Help slope managers develop their team members through career pathing
  • Track budgets and negotiate contracts with training specialists
  • Hire and oversee training of other L&D specialists.

Skills we require

  • Proven experience as an L&D Manager, Training Manager or similar
  • Current knowledge of effective learning and development methods
  • Familiarity with learning platforms and practises
  • Experience in project management and budgeting
  • Proficient in MS Office and Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Excellent communication skills; sharp business acumen
  • Ability to build rapport with employees and other stakeholders
  • Graduation in Business, Psychology or a related field

Salary: This is a full-time position based out of Bengaluru. Salary starts at Rs 7.0 lakhs per annum.

To apply, follow the instructions below in "How to Apply."

We digitise our remote operations using mobile applications built on the Appsheet low-code platform. The app will power the everyday running of our treks for our teams. We use these apps for many applications, from collecting trekker health information to managing inventory to forecasting rations and supplies for more than 30,000 people on the slopes.

Skillset that you need to come with:

  1. Proficiency in developing low-code apps
  2. If you have developed it in Appsheet, it is even better

You will need to put in 15 hours of work per week.

To apply, follow the instructions given below in "How to Apply"

At Indiahikes, our primary focus has been growing our trek information database. To do this, our website has been our most significant pillar of strength, hosting all our content over the past 15 years. There are over 1,400 articles, photos, and videos on our website.

We have a vision to strengthen the backend of our digital experience for our trekkers. This is where our dashboard and backend software development come in.

We have built our backend on Java and our website (the one you interact with) on React.js and Prismic. 

We have many ideas to implement, yet we need expert tech help to advance our Indiahikes experience. Ideally, we want trekkers like us who can work on technology.

In this context, we are looking for a full-stack developer. Here is some background information, first:

  1. The backend 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 to work with us to manage our Java-based backend system. You must deploy, develop new features, maintain, fix issues, and ensure minimum downtime for end users.
  2. The Indiahikes frontend website is built on React.js with a headless CMS (Prismic). Work involves managing the website, including maintenance, fixing issues, developing new features, and growing the website.

We would like you to come with the following: 

  • At least 4 years of work experience. 
  • You can work on any one of these systems (or both). 
  • We expect you to work full-time for Indiahikes in a hybrid model. You attend two days of office.
  •  You work in coordination with other developers on the team (they are working remotely)

Salary starts at Rs 10 lakhs per annum. 

If this interests you, please write to sandhya@indiahikes.com (COO and co-founder) with a 150-word note on “Why working at Indiahikes interests you.” Note to enclose details of your work experience in these domains. For the rest of the process follow the instructions in the “How to Apply.” section below.

Are you a trekker with us as well as a practising advocate? We need legal advice and help occasionally. 

Our legal requirements are met on 3–4 occasions in the entire year. We need you to guide us through the legal process, talk to partnering advocates, or, if required, represent us yourself. 

As an advocate or legal consultant, we need your expertise to:

  • Guiding Indiahikes on legal matters
  • Drafting of agreements, legal notices, and replies to legal notices received

Our requirement: You are a senior advocate with at least 5–6 years of experience. You must have trekked with us. This would be a Pro Bono arrangement with you. As mentioned, our need for legal consulting occurs only on 3–4 occasions yearly. For your help and guidance, we will compensate you with our treks.

Please email Arjun Majumdar, Founder and CEO of Indiahikes, if you would like to be our legal consultant. Tell us why you would like to be a legal consultant for us. Email directly (arjun@indiahikes.com)

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 seven days, in all probability, your application has been rejected. You can, of course, remind us again if you feel you are the right fit for Indiahikes.

Note: Sometimes, applications get rejected because they have not followed the complete application process mentioned in “How to Apply” above. Applications are also rejected when it is too much about their passion for travel/trekking and not about why they wish to work at Indiahikes. Do not use ChatGPT or other AI tools to write your application. It results in applications being rejected.

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.