The most beautiful things in life are perhaps moments- accentuated with wilderness and the desires of the heart. Nothing can surpass the beauty of a sunset dipping in melancholic melody of country music. The beauty that surrounds us- the nature that surrounds us just needs to be explored and harnessed, to turn it to a lifetime experience and we at Izifiso give wings to these unharnessed desires of the heart. Meanings are often lost in translations, but the zulu word Izifiso expresses exactly the spirit of life which a travelers’ heart chases after-through and through. Come with us, travel away from home, feel the goose bumps break into the skin in the eerie night, sweat under the scorching sun on an uphill trek, dance in the twilight sands to the waves that crash on the shore, whisper to the mangroves, gape at the constellations and let the mountain winds lull you to sleep. Let all these be a part of your story and your life and let them turn you into a story teller. We at Izifiso, aim at offering such off-beat travel experiences by making travel a venture to the dreamland. Our motto is: Explore, Educate, Evolve.
Izifiso offers a variety of trips, from trails to treks designed exclusively to help you explore your destination to the fullest. We take pride in providingcomplete freedom to explore places to your heart’s content, whether it is sunny beaches, depths of wildness or unattainable remote areas hidden in mountains. This is where we differ from other travel websites. We letyour heart choose andguide the entiretravel experience.
We are a team of storytellers. Every trip is a story in itself, every trek is a journey. From beaches that are struggling due to Climate Change to monasteries that are eroding away, we take our planet seriously. Our trips are designed in a way to enhance your knowledge about our fragile environment and the cultural diversity of the Indian Subcontinent aiming to spread awareness and a sense of responsibility.
Nature is an entity that exposes our truest self and brings us closer to our own weaknesses and strengths. With each trip, we let you experience challenges that shape up your life and that helpyou to evolve as a human being. This is the reason that Izifisohas been known to provide complete customer satisfaction and has made travelling a life changing experience for people across all walks of life.
The leader of the team. Founder and CEO, Gopal Paul is the adhesive that binds the entire team together. From execution of new ideas to on field operations, the entire team can always look up to him for guidance and support.
Ayon Das is one of those people who knows how to spread smiles. His positive attitude towards life helps him face any problem head on. He is a problem solver an inspiration and one of those passionate people who wants to make a difference. He thinks Izifiso is his platform to do so as it can change the education system in india.
“ A picture is worth a thousand words” . Manaska Mukhopadhyay turns all abstract imagination to concrete ideas and expressions. An indispensible part of the creative team, he is a compassionate person who is always there as a mentor and a friend.
Saikat whose main mottos are "Think different" and "just do it" is the website developer of Izifiso. He feels smile is his best friend and laptop is his girlfriend. He believes the power within can do anything and everything.
If faith could move mountains, Joydev could surely rearrange entire topographical features. Not only sure footed in the literal sense, Joydev is adept when it comes to any responsibility bestowed upon him. A fun loving person , Joydev takes up all challenges that comes his way with a smile .
“The pen is mightier than the sword.” Never falling short of words, Sampurna is always ready to learn new things and to explore uncharted waters in her own unique way. She believes that life is a journey where each turn throws new challenges, teaching how to survive in the process.
Perseverance is his motto. Methodically arranging every aspect of the team and managing each and every nook and corner, Mehbub believes that to succeed you must first treat success and failure the same way and learn from both.
A trip to remember for a lifetime !! It was an amazing experience. Went to Gorkhey 6th April, 2017, it is just WOW, couldn't ask for anything better than this. The suggestions they made for us were fantastic. Starting from home stay at Himalayan foothills, scenic beauty, sitting beside Gorkhey river at midnight and watching star trails, the results met and exceeded every expectations. Fantastic trip, beautifully organized, was simply spectacular, the service and the attention that we have received was really great. Thanks a ton IZIFISO, keep going and all the very best for all your future endeavors.
Our trip to Mosuni Island at the end of February was amazing! For someone who isn't traveling on a boat so often it was a remarkable experience. We even had a chance to taste some amazing Indian food on our way there! Once we reached the island, we went to explore it a bit more. Amazing shores on one side and fascinating mangrove forests on the other! After this healing-mud-trip we went to a small village to meet local people. We learned about their lifestyle and their growing struggle. Thanks to colaboration between oikos Kolkata and izifiso we tried to brainstorm and further elaborate the solution for the problem locals are facing for a couple of months already. Keep up the great work - you are the proof that the change can be achieved if you try hard enough. And I, on behalf of oikos Prague, am very thankful for that..
Would like to express my sincere gratitude to IzIfiso being such wonderful holiday makers.. Sepi- Gorkhey trek was a first for us just mother and son ...and we were a bit sceptical but the organisers ensured a warm and comfortable stay at each of the locations. Whistling pine forests running into miles, starry nights, dancing streams , vast grassy meadows, colourful birds , gracious hosts and the confident and informative guides - we got all this and much more. Pictures say it all. Thank u Izifiso and Thank u Gopal .. Looking forward to many such experiences with Izifiso. It has been especially informative journey for my 13 yr old son .. Knowing about the Himalyas , Rocks, birds and trees and meeting up with interesting people. Will be recommending Izifiso to all my friends and family .
I have been to the Himalayas many times as a tourist but Izifiso's trekking holiday helped me connect with the mountains, the people living there and their lifestyles for the first time.
It was such a lovely experience. I think with Izifiso our mentality changed and we mingled smoothly. For me that made the trip more satisfying. Staying at home stays was another nice concept. Dil khus ho gaya.