My name is Manzoor Billoo, the founder of Snow Leopard Expeditions. I was born in Srinagar, Kashmir, India.My Australian wife Jill and I are based in Srinagar for most of the year running my trekking business and our homestay Snow Leopard Lodge.
My first trek was with my Dad when I was eleven years old and I fell in love with the mountains and have been trekking ever since. In my early trekking days I worked with overseas trekking companies as a guide and I then started my own trekking company, Snow Leopard Expeditions (based in Kashmir) in 1992.
Over my long trekking career I have had the pleasure of leading people from all over the world through the Indian Himalayas. Every trek that I lead, I ensure is as memorable, exciting and safe as possible for my customers. I use the highest quality equipment (including Macpac and Vango Force tents) and employ experienced local staff, including cooks, horsemen, porters and guides who are all as enthusiastic as I am. My staff are well paid and consequently I have been using the same staff over a long period of time.
I have a passion for what I do and my main priority is that my customers come first and I want to pass onto them my love of the Himalayas.
On this website I have chosen some of my favourite treks. I am more than happy to tailor a trek that suits you.