“The mountains are big, but a person with big heart you climb with, adds more value and meaning to your climb.”
There are so many mountains around, so many different routes to climb them, so many secrets of nature to share, so many species to introduce, so many trees to show, so many hidden jewels to find, so many properties of nature to discuss, so many ways to give help in forests, and so many ways to inspire different hearts while climbing.
Mr. Prateek Deo Gupta, he is less like a CEO of Life Away From Life and more like a friend to every being he comes across. A man who believes in exploration. He wants people to explore themselves and the nature around them. He says, “I don’t want to change human lives, the choice is in their hands; I just want to inspire them.”
He has been tracing every trail possible, to find out the less travelled and most unique trail which leaves everlasting impact in traveler’s life.
He doesn’t miss any season to explore, because according to him, exploration doesn’t require any specific season. Any place that looks naturally so beautiful at a given period of time, one must never miss that precious time and the place too.
The monsoon winds bring with them the beauty of western ghats, a lot of greenery and freshness, a reason for rice to grow, a new hope for villagers and a special offer for us to trek the mountains and forts of Maharashtra.
He’s been looking forward to spread the beauty of this season to all Mumbaikars, staying two hours away from these mountains, by the mean of one day treks. He is born in Mumbai, but brought up by these Mountains of Maharashtra.
One day treks with him are so qualitative. A trek with him diverts your mind in nature’s direction and indirectly opens your heart for new adventures to come. Another trek with him to Peb fort inspired me even more. It made me realize, the mountains are big, but a person with big heart you climb with, adds more value and meaning to your climb.
- Written by Ashwini Nakrani
- Photo credits Priyal Thakkar, Angeli Rajan