and love for travelling was the real motivation for Arunachal Pradesh based Sange
Tsering to start an own venture in travel and tourism. Within few years of its
operation, Sange’s venture ‘Holiday Scout’ started getting recognition from travelers not only in India, but from other parts of the world.
Scout is offering customized day tours in Northeast India. The company offers guided treks in the
pristine wilderness, nature walks, insider takes on monastic festivals, tribal
village markets, local cuisines and much more. Founder and guide Sange from
Bomdila, in Arunachal Pradesh will hand-pick the gems of your personal
itinerary and string them together in a once-in-a lifetime experience.
going. I want the world to know what a wonderful place North East India is. I
want to change the perception people have regarding this region. This is what drives
|Sange Tsering, Founder, Holiday Scout|
exclusive interview with Startup Terminal; Sange Tsering shares more insights about his
Tsering: Back when I
was in primary school I already sensed that I would become an entrepreneur.
With entrepreneurship comes tremendous freedom. I realized that my creativity
was simply not cut out for the limitations of corporate life. There’s a lot of
hype about having a flexible lifestyle but the truth about entrepreneurship is
that you’re going to work really hard and really long. As the old adage goes,
entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so
that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t. It is hard
work but with that effort comes the ability to shape your life how you see fit.
and the North-East states of India. The exploration of this region and doing
work that changes the region as a whole is something that drives me in this
Tsering: Since childhood
I have had a love for travel. Tourism provides opportunities to share the
unique and special features of a region with travelers and, when carried out
responsibly, can also aid conservation efforts. This is the thing I am most
passionate about. Tourism allows me to meet people from all walks of life. It’s
a mutually broadening experience.
is a pioneer in travel and tourism in the region, has been my inspiration. His
zeal in the field motivated me as well.
Tsering: We are
relatively new in this field. However, the journey so far has been wonderful, almost
magical. I have met people from all around the world, each of them amazing in
their own right. Because of them I have had the privilege of learning many
things about different cultures, and about life in general. I am happy that my
efforts are being appreciated.
that wonderful things await Holiday Scout in the future.
Tsering: At present,
we offer a host of services including eco-tours, adventure tours and heritage
tours. Our main focus is on showcasing the natural beauty and culture of the
region and on bringing the things we love about North East India closer to
travelers from around the world.
Tsering: In the
beginning, like every other entrepreneur, I faced some challenges. Since I
started from scratch, it was not an easy task to set up a base. I didn’t have a
network yet and for the first few months, there were no clients. But with time,
as word spread, I started making connections and quickly grasped the basics of
have been, it proved to be invaluable and life-changing. I cherish those days
as they taught me a lot and put my perseverance to the test.
Tsering: My passion
for this region is what keeps me going. I want the world to know what a
wonderful place North East India is. I want to change the perception people
have regarding this region. This is what drives me on.
showcase the natural beauty of North East India and the amazing culture of the
region for the world to behold.
passionate about something then there is nothing in the world that can stop
them from doing it.
Tsering: My immediate
plans are to make people more aware about the region. I am planning to
introduce a host of travel activities which, at present, are not available in
the locals of the region. My plan is to include those areas which are yet
unexplored, but which deserves to be on every vacationer’s wish-list.
going to be busy. I am looking forward to this challenge.
Tsering: Travel. Yes,
you heard it right. Travelling is my number one hobby. Apart from that, I like
listening to music and going on long drives. I also enjoy photography.
Tsering: Tawang, Ziro
Valley and Menchuka are the three places that top my list of favorite holiday
destinations. However, every place in this world is worth visiting, at least