WHO IS CHAHAT?
Mountaineer | Motivator | Explorer
Forged to life on 1st May 92, welcomed by my parents Naresh Channana and Anita Channana. Born and brought up in Delhi, an alumni of Mother Teresa Public School, fascinated by mountains since childhood. Set out to become an engineer turned mountaineer at the age of 25.
After completing computer science engineering and getting placement in a renowned IT firm I started trekking with Khir Ganga as my first trek in beautiful Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh. After few high altitude treks in Himalayas I realized that I have acquired passion for climbing and trekking so switched my career to full time mountaineering and started preparing for professional mountaineering courses. After working for 2.5 years in IT field as a Database Administrator I finally resigned and moved to Manali for my Basic Mountaineering Course at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports and passed it with Grade A.
After BMC few months gone in struggle to find a job as a Trek Leader in various trekking companies and I couldn't clear interviews because of lack of experience, so I decided to go for Advance Mountaineering Course at the same institute.
AMC taught me how to stay optimistic in life. It was 100% tougher and technical than BMC and it changed me as a person in whole. I learned how to respect our mother nature and mountain gods.
After AMC I was still searching for the job of TL but due to no vacancies in the trekking companies I was trying for I joined Decathlon as a part timer and started conducting mountaineering workshops and free lance trekking tours. After few months I got the job for Trek Leader in Trek The Himalayas, a Rishikesh based trekking company and my journey started as full time Trek Leader in Himalayas.
Since then I have lead many high altitude Himalayan Treks in Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand states of India and many more to go.
As a licensed Mountaineering Guide since 2017, there’s very little I don’t know about Himalayas. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and expertise with my clients and am proud to have received many referrals from my happy and satisfied customers. Explore my site to find out more about me and what I offer. I’m really looking forward to guiding you on your next adventure.