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Voygr is a tour operator and travel services provider that specializes in Himalayan adventures, photography expeditions, mountaineering, trekking, and student learning expeditions in India, Nepal, and Bhutan. Voygr’s services pull upon a wide web of 32 associate travel agencies around the sub-continent, over 60 guides with diverse specializations, and a network of 300+ professional subject experts, photographers, artists, historians, educators, and doctors.

If you can think of an itinerary in South Asia, we can execute it.

Voygr is always on the look-out for passionate professionals with great personalities and a specialization in outdoor skills with the motivation to help people explore the world through travel. Shoot us an email if you’d like to work with us.

Management Team

Behzad LarryBehzad J. Larry
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Behzad is an adventurer, entrepreneur, and professional with a decade of experience running ventures and development programs in South Asia, Eastern Africa, and the United States. He has worked in partnership with the private sector and state and national governments in India and Africa in the fields of waste management, public infrastructure, environmental policy, education policy, and livelihood development. He has also served in India as a William J. Clinton Fellow.

Behzad has a BA from Colby College, Maine, where he was a Ralph J. Bunche Scholar and majored in History and Classical Civilizations. Originally from Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, India, he is a keen trekker, outdoorsman, and professional photographer. Behzad has traveled the length and breadth of the Himalayas and loves leading photo expeditions for Voygr into the seldom visited remote reaches of Ladakh. He splits his time between the Voygr offices in Ladakh and the USA.

Elijah Q. Monroe
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Eli Monroe is a professional program and brand strategist, and has designed successful approaches in the domains of social business, leadership and skill development, online jobbing, and mental health.  He has worked and traveled extensively, with a strong focus on Asia. Eli is also an alumnus of the William J. Clinton Fellowship.

He holds an M.A. in International Diplomacy from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies and a B.A. from the Evergreen State College. Despite a career that has seen him working on high-impact projects in metropolitan areas around the world, Eli is a backwoods man at heart.  Born in the pristine wilderness of Northern California’s coastal mountains, the appreciation and preservation of Earth’s remaining natural places are paramount to his core values. Eli builds Voygr’s partnerships and is developing the Voygr Outdoor Expeditionary Learning center in Mendocino, California.

Abdul Rashid
MANAGING DIRECTOR, VOYGR INDIA

Abdul Rashid is a mountaineer, photographer, and Voygr’s Himalayan expert. Originally from a small village in Nubra Valley by the Indo-Chinese border, he speaks 8 languages. Rashid has successfully helped clients summit the tallest peaks in Ladakh including Nun & Kun (7,125m & 7,077m), Saser (7,518m), Chamser (6,634m), Lingser (6,666m), and Stok Kangri (6,153m) among others in his 20 year career as a mountain guide. He has led expeditions for explorers and students across the Himalayas.

Rashid is a certified Advanced Mountaineer from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering in Uttarkashi. Apart from Voygr’s mountain expeditions, Rashid specializes in organizing logistics, location scouting, and expeditionary requirements for various photo and filming clients. Previous high profile clients have included both National Geographic and The Discovery Channel. Rashid lives in Leh with his family.

Charles IannuzziCharles Iannuzzi
VICE PRESIDENT, STUDENT EXPEDITIONS

Charles Iannuzzi has dedicated his career to combining the fields of education and travel. Since graduating from Duke University in 2007 with majors in biology and political science, Charles has volunteered with the INGO WorldTeach on Kaben Island in the Republic of the Marshall Islands; developed syllabi and curricula for Ashram Paryavaran Vidhyalaya (APV) School in Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India, on a William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service, served as the Dean of Students and Dean of Admissions at Fudan International School in Shanghai, China, and managed international admissions at the Hotchkiss School as Director of International Admissions.

Charles is an avid hiker, runner, and outdoor enthusiast. He currently resides in Beijing, China.

 

Cassie DenbowCassie Denbow
VICE PRESIDENT, 360+ LEADERSHIP COLLECTIVE

After getting her BA in International Relations from Seton hall University, Cassie has spent the past 5 years working on gender, livelihood, and education issues with a focus on South Asia. Her work has taken her across the western Himalayas, including her William J. Clinton Fellowship in lower Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh where she managed a rural supply chain for farmers transitioning to organic. She has managed multiple youth education projects in the US, including running service projects for middle and high school students in Northern New Mexico. Cassie views hands on education and storytelling as the two greatest hopes for the world and is thrilled to incorporate both aspects in her work with Voygr.

Cassie enjoys cooking with various millets, practicing Hindi, attempting to grow vegetables of all sorts, and spending as much time in the mountains as she can manage. She splits her time between Cleveland, Ohio and India.

Sridar IyengarSridar Iyengar
ADVISOR-IN-CHIEF

Sridar Iyengar is an independent mentor investor in early stage startups and companies.
Earlier, Iyengar was a senior partner with KPMG in the US and UK and was Chairman and CEO of KPMG India. Sridar is a director in Dr. Reddy Laboratories, Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India, ICICI Venture Management, CL Educate, Cleartrip Travel Services Private and serves on the Management Board of Murugappa group. He has previously served on the boards of Infosys, Infosys BPO, ICICI Bank, Rediff.com, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance. He has served as president of TiE Silicon Valley, TiE Global and TiE Mumbai and Chaired the Clinton Fellowship. He was also on the board of Janaagraha Center for Citizenship and Democracy and co-creator of www.ipaidabribe.com.
Sridar is the co-Founder of the 360Plus network focusing on providing “learning through travel” opportunities to low-resourced students in the US and India.

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Our Guides & Partners
Our amazing guides are the heart and soul of Voygr expeditions. It is easy to know that they are what set us apart and make our tours truly exceptional. Voygr guides are the key to unlocking a thousand doors.

Voygr’s guides have decades of experience, an intimate knowledge of the land, and absolutely love what they do. They have been chosen from the best of the best, and vetted time and again by our discerning customers from around the world.  Whether you go on a photo tour, a mountaineering expedition, tracking snow leopards in mid-winter, or fishing for trout, with Voygr you will go with a guide that is an expert at what they do.

Voygr student expedition leaders are former Fulbright Scholars, William J. Clinton Fellows, & Princeton in Asia Fellows, with incredible international experience.  They have all worked and lived in India for extended periods of time and have an in-depth understanding of the country, its people, and a range of diverse issues ranging from history, to climate change, to national identity movements, to linguistics, to wildlife. Voygr works closely with teachers and administrators from each school to craft the ideal trip for their students.