Hashmat Singh has led over 150 journeys on three continents for us since 1990. He holds a BA in History from Delhi University and is a noted photographer. His book, Trekking in the Himalaya (Roli Books), features photographic essays from Ladakh to Bhutan. Born an army brat, Hashmat traveled extensively as his father was posted in various remote regions of India. His first big Himalayan trek was at age 12, with his school group, and during college, he headed into the Himalaya to take mountaineering courses. “Big mountains of the world, whether they are in the Himalaya, Alps, or the Andes, hold a special fascination for me, as do the people living amongst them, holding on to their ancient cultures in a world where everything is rapidly changing.” A passionate traveler, Hashmat has been instrumental in designing new adventures for us throughout Asia. The profession of Trip Leader combines several of his interests—hiking, exploring the mountains, photography, and meeting new people. Hashmat lives in Delhi with his wife and two children.
We think Hashmat is the best guide we have EVER had. His experience, generosity of spirit, humor, tolerance, and knowhow just amazed us.
Hashmat caan be inducted into the guiding hall of fame. He's excellent!
There is no better trip leader than Hashmat. This is our third trip with him and we would go anywhere with him.
In the feast for the senses that is South India, Hashmat's knowledge of, and insights about, the area, the people, and the culture and his patience, good humor, and kindness were the seasonings that made the feast truly delectable. It was difficult to push myself away from the table and I am certain I will be back for a second helping.
Hashmat is an amazing trip leader. He seems to know everyone and was able to get us into places where other tours were not able to go.
Amazing trip, and Hashmat is an amazing guy, so full of energy, knowledge, caring, attentiveness.
Hashmat was totally unflappable, careful, candid, delightful, strong, encouraging, professional, yet warm and friendly. We plan to seek out trips led by him. He is unique and extraordinary!
Hashmat is a marvelous leader—knowledgeable, sensitive, funny, and passionate about his country.
As always, Hashmat was the perfect leader! His sensitivity, compassion, patience, and humor are second to none.
Hashmat is fabulous (but you already know that!). We were so fortunate to be able to enjoy his expertise and learn from him.
Hashmat is the best guide we have ever had. His enthusiasm and friendliness were never-ending. I felt like I was his special friend (but I'm sure everyone else in our group felt the same!).
Hashmat was a terrific guide and host. His passion for the area was contagious and his knowledge invaluable.
Hashmat is the best trip leader we have had on our 10 trips with WT. He knows culture, religions, food, nature—you name it. He is simply outstanding.
Hashmat remains one of your "superstars." His helpfulness and knowledge are unsurpassed and I'd recommend him as a guide to anyone.
Hashmat is a wonderfully knowledgeable and enthusiastic leader.
Hashmat is an exceptional leader. His love and knowledge of Indian history, culture, religions, current events, etc. gave me a deeper appreciation of the country. His warmth, high spirits and wit made the journey all the more delightful.
Cannot say enough about what an excellent leader Hashmat is. That a number of our group had been with him on several other trips is a testament to his guiding prowess.
Hashmat is an incredibly talented leader and it's no wonder clients follow wherever he goes. We are now Hashmat groupies!
Just a consummate professional. Would rate him at the top of his field. Incredible enthusiasm, energy and knowledge. Most importantly, the man cares about his people and clients.
Hashmat is a great trip leader—there are very few individuals who are as knowledgeable about culture and natural history of the region.
My fifth trip with Hashmat, all of which have been outstanding. His knowledge and experience are unsurpassed, and he is a great trip companion. I'm looking forward to the next trip!
One could not ask for a better guide than Hashmat: knowledgable, kind, funny, resourceful.
Twelve trips with Hashmat so far. Need I say more?
I get why so many people go on journey after journey with Hashmat. He is knowledgeable, professional, and always knows just what to do.
Hashmat is a treasure. He knows the country, loves it, makes everyone around him enthusiastic and comfortable, and gets along with an incredible variety of personalities.
Hashmat always brings all his heart to his trips, teaching history, culture, the sense of India.
Hashmat was simply the very best. He has great knowledge, knows how to share it to the group, interacts with us on a personal basis, is considerate of our needs, and has personality second to none.
This man is an amazing treasure! He made the trip so memorable, and made us crave more.
Once again Hashmat knocked one out of the park! So many wonderful sights and new experiences all brought to life with his brilliant leadership. Can hardly wait to travel with him again.
Eleven trips with Hashmat so far. What more is there to say?
Wow—best trip leader I've ever encountered! Always personable, informative, organized yet spontaneous, thorough, pro-active. A real treasure.
Hash is a terrific guide in every way, the consummate professional, concerned with individual's needs. His passion for India is palpable and contagious, and his leadership is an integral part of what makes this trip so special.
Hashmat is truly one of your 'stars!'
Hashmat is an inspiring trip leader, extremely knowledgeable, both in terms of cultural and historical aspects and the area traveled, and very supportive of staff and trekkers. It was a real privilege to trek with him and I hope I have the opportunity to do so again.
I cannot imagine a better guide...always helpful and knowledgeable about the history and culture of the trip!
This is my fifth trip with Hashmat. He is affable and unflappable.
Hashmat was terrific. He is so knowledgeable and proud of his country. He made India come alive for all of us. We loved his enthusiasm and encouragement.
This is our second trip with Hashmat–he’s a great leader.
This is my fourth WT trip and second with Hashmat. He is the best!
Again, Wilderness Travel exceeded my expectations! Hashmat and Ang Tsering took extra care to locate beautiful, quiet, set-apart campsites off the main trail.
We couldn’t have asked for a better trip leader than Hashmat Singh. This trip raised our standards to a new high!
Hashmat is simply the best!
I can’t tell you how comfortable I feel traveling with Hashmat. The experiences he provided for us were unforgettable.
As always Hashmat organized a rich and full trip experience. Not only was he, as usual, an incredibly well organized and knowledgeable leader, but added to our experience by keeping away from the usual tourist crowds and arranging special events to entertain, relax, and teach us. He remains an ideal leader who deserves his superb reputation.
Hashmat Singh is without question the best leader, hiker, and friend any WT client could hope to have. His enthusiasm and curiosity is contagious.
Hashmat Singh’s knowledge, experience, and professionalism are of the highest order.
Hashmat Singh is a remarkably effective leader. I think I have joined the Hashmat Fan Club.
Hashmat is always on task, behind the scenes as well as during events.
What can I say? He’s the best!
I understand why Hashmat has a committed group of fans who will follow him anywhere, who choose trips according to his leadership. He is knowledgeable, passionate, wonderful.
Hashmat is simply the best. Knowledge, communication, attention to detail, adding special experiences, and he’s a really fun person to be with.