About Us


I am Kaushal Desai, I am a mountain guide. I live in Manali. I am also the founder and owner of Above14000ft; a trekking, climbing, cycling, ski touring and paragliding company based in Manali. I have operated small group custom trips all over Himachal, Ladakh and Uttarakhand for the last 30 years. I pursue all the above activities also for personal pleasure 🙂

My wife Meera is currently on a break (the break has now become permanent) from her work as a lawyer to spend her full time with our 1.5 yr (who is now 7) old daughter Mirka. She is also an awesome cook. We spend most of our time in Manali and sometimes also make it to Dharamshala in winters.

We are both love travel and enjoy exploring new places, experience new cultures and meet new people.

One of my favourite quotes is by Mark Twain :

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."