Paras Loomba
Paras Loomba
CEO
Global Himalayan Expedition

Paras is the founder of Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE), a social Impact tourism enterprise, that takes travelers from all over the globe to the remote villages of Himalayas and provides them with access to clean energy using Solar microgrids.

Over last 6 years, Paras has led several leadership expeditions to Ladakh (India) to provide clean energy and education access to remote off-grid communities. His initiative GHE, has been instrumental in electrifying 85 remote off-grid Himalayan villages and impacting over 35000 lives. In the process, GHE has setup more than 40 Homestays in these solar electrified villages to promote community tourism experiences. An engineer by profession, Paras merges technology and passion with an approach to entrepreneurial models in these high-altitude areas advocating use of sustainable tourism solutions that would eventually providing stimulus to local economy, reducing local emigration and preserving age old cultural Himalayan heritage.

For their work in Impact and sustainable tourism, GHE’s has received awards from World travel and tourism Council (WTTC), World Tourism Award (WTA), World Tourism Forum Lucerne (WTFL) and recognized by UNWTO as one of the successful case studies in sustainable tourism. GHE’s work has also been highlighted by BBC and National Geographic as one of the "Breakthrough technologies" in the present world.