Aryaman (Ari) – Having initially grown up at Mountain Quail Lodge itself, Ari spent most of his childhood trekking, fishing and camping. Being a soul mountain and travel lover, he opted out of college to pursue The Great Outdoors. Ari is a certified Mountaineer, Ski Instructor and NOLS Wilderness First Responder. Besides running MQL, he is a High Altitude Trekking Guide and has been guiding treks in the Uttarakhand Himalaya since 2012. He has traveled extensively in the Himalayan belt from Ladakh in the North West to Nepal in the East. His other interests lie in White Water Kayaking, Angling, Photography, Music, Carpentry, Motorbiking, Offroading, Birding & Wildlife.
Faiza – Munia, as known by her loved ones has grown up in a family of wildlife and travel enthusiasts. Her every vacation was spent in a different national park or assisting her father in his various conservation projects. She is a trained SCUBA divemaster and has spent majority of her teen years underwater guiding divers and working with marine biologists. She is the budding naturalist here at MQL, sharing her love for birding and other wildlife with guests. Besides that her other passion is Food - she is constantly devising new menus at the lodge and loves experimenting with local produce that we find here.
Ari and Faiza were in school together and it is their connection and love for the outdoors that brought them together. While one spent most of his time in the High Mountains and the other in the Sea, Mountain Quail Lodge is the place they first fell for each other. They presently handle all bookings, marketing and operations at MQL and will most likely be the first faces you see when you reach!