About Us

The Kayakers is an adventure company established in 2015 with a deep and enduring love for the outdoors, and we welcome you to be a part of our journey.

Like-minded engineering grads from COEP (College of Engineering Pune) who loved to kayak started a kayaking club in 2015, which has currently become one of the foremost trusty and desired adventure companies in Pune. We have tendency to share best practices and to evolve as the foremost community in conducting adventure activities such as Kayaking, Trekking, Rappelling, Paragliding, Camping and Cycling.

The Kayakers is a growing outdoor and adventure company in Maharashtra, India.  We provide high quality service and activities in outdoor and we continuously improve it with feedback from clients. Our experiences are designed for those who like offbeat experiences and adventure. We deliver meticulously planned, carefully curated and safely executed adventure activities.

Qualified Team

We have an excellent team of extremely knowledgeable about and motivated professionals. All trek leaders are highly committed to supporting customers accomplish their adventure goals. Our team is well attentive of all the treks and kayak sport that adventure enthusiasts would love to experience. Team members are skilful and well trained State and National players in Kayaking and qualified from reputed mountaineering institutes like NIM, ABHIMAS.

Achieve Your Adventure Goals in Comfort and Safety

Safety, comfort and a unique local experience has always been on the highest of our priority list. We have rich experience in running safe and high quality adventure activities like Kayaking, Trekking, Rappelling, Paragliding, Camping and Cycling.

Let’s meet our Team

Mangesh Dongare


Mangesh is a supply chain consultant by profession. An avid trekker and outdoor lover. He was a kayaker and represented himself in National and State Kayaking Competitions during his college days. Though an accomplished engineer and management graduate, Mangesh found his true calling in the outdoors. With a germ of an idea and great love for the outdoors he founded the company in 2015 with two like-minded friends Sunil and Amar. Mangesh have been trekking and exploring in Sahyadri since last 12 years. Under his able leadership, The Kayakers has established itself firmly in the field of adventure and is growing by leaps and bounds every day. He has done few Himalayan Treks and cycling expedition from Pune to Goa, Pune to Kanyakumari, Manali to Leh. Mangesh is a pro when it comes to executing multiple ventures with several groups.

Sunil Kadam


An adventure lover Sunil is an IT Professional. He is passionate about kayaking and trekking. Being a National level Kayaker, he wants to impart awareness about kayaking to mass audience. This thought connected him to The Kayakers and he effectively executed different ideas to grow kayaking sport. He is very use to explore untouched places. The love for mountains drew him to various corners of Western Ghat and he did many treks in Sahyadri. Sunil is an experienced trek leader whose geographical knowledge is commendable. He is known for maintaining corporate as well as customer relation. If not mountains, Sunil enjoys providing team building programs to leading corporate firms in the metropolitans.

Amar Borawake


Amar is an outdoor enthusiast just like everyone else in the team. He is expert in rowing and performed on International level in rowing competition. He takes responsibility of transforming plans from paper to executing them flawlessly. On these slopes, and amidst enthusiastic trekkers, he learnt the basic principles of management. Amar is well versed in leadership theory and practical application. He has been on several mountaineering expeditions and loves to share his experiences. His photography and videography become more promising and eye catchy made with creative mind set. Gifted with an infectious sense of humour and engaging smile, he will have you chuckling in no time.

Varsha Gaikwad

Trek Leader

A true gypsy at heart, avid trekker and mountaineer. She started her career in Marathi newspaper and publications as a content writer and sub editor. With time she travelled a lot, she decided to turn her love for the outdoors into a full time profession. Looking at her professional training, she owns a Basic Mountaineering Course from ABHIMAS and Adventure Course from NIM. Having played pivotal role in the nurturing and progress of The Kayakers, Varsha’s untiring efforts have ensured that The Kayakers is where it is today. She has discovered the joy of trekking in Sahyadri as well as Himalayas. Also, she has successfully completed a self-supported cycling expedition from Pune to Goa and Manali to Leh with Mangesh. She is very good at adopting new skills like slackline, yoga.

Siddharth Waghmare

Trek Leader

A skilled kayaker and fitness lover. He is a national and state level kayaker. He has won many medals in kayaking competitions. He used The Kayaker’s platform to spread his passion towards kayaking. He is a quick learner and hard working. You can describe him the strongest pillar of The Kayaker’s family, only because of his leading skills and taking initiative at any work. This calm and cool young lad is a favourite trek leader of all. His enthusiasm energises others. He is a go getter. Generally very calm, composed and displays a rare maturity beyond his years. He paved his path on his own to become a good trek leader. With his humble attitude and high aspirations, he makes sure you have a great time in the outdoors.

Pankaj Saboo

Trek Leader

Pankaj is an IT professional. He began his adventure journey with The Kayakers as a volunteer and over a short period of time, he started leading a group of trekkers in Sahyadri as well as Himalayas. Other than trekking, Pankaj enjoys clicking photographs, making new friends and spreading all the love that he gathers from the mountains. He connects easily with people. Adding to this, he has entrepreneur mind set and he is associated with another travel start up.