Arunachal is unexplored and unmapped, a hotspot of biodiversity and tribal culture teeming with river gorges. Oken Tayeng

How did you get started as an adventure tour operator?

I’m very restless. I was on a quest for a very glamorous and reasonably lucrative job where I could meet new people and be in a different place every day. Then I worked for a friend, filmmaker Sanjay Kak, on a documentary film (In the Forest Hangs a Bridge). He said: “Tour guide!” The rest is history and I wouldn’t trade my job for any other.