Born and raised in the lap of the mighty mountains of Karakoam and Hindu Kush in Gilgit, Raji is a passionate traveller who has traveled Pakistan extensively, from the high mountains in the north to the lowlands in the south and all the way to the Arabian Sea.
Raji has been working as a freelance tour guide since 2006 and has led countless trips covering history, culture and archaeological sites, especially mountain tours, safaris, treks and expeditions. In 2013, he started his own travel company (UAT), which expanded to Indonesia in 2022.
Raji is a big proponent of girls’ education and women’s empowerment. He has established two institutions for girls in Minawar village, a conservative place where girls’ education has been neglected. These two projects are the Outliers Secondary School for underprivileged girls (2010) and the Rotary Sewing Center (2018), both of which aim to empower women through fair access to education and sewing skills.
Raji sometimes teaches at the Outliers School when he is not on tour. He also raises funds for the school to support education for poor students and other projects. His biggest dream is to turn the girls’ school into a college, and to that end he is raising funds to buy the land.
Raji is also trying to create job opportunities for unemployed boys through UAT’s platform, and his current team consists of the following people.
Co-founder of UAT Indonesia / tour guide / OLSS volunteer
Tini joined our team after several visits to Pakistan and explored the country from south to north. She helped us register UAT in Indonesia and set up the new base. She has led several tours to Pakistan from Indonesia and is also the organizer of the tours we organize in Indonesia.
Saeed ur Rahmen
Guide | Manager
Saeed has been working at UAT since 2017 alongside his studies and has now been promoted to guide after assisting us on several tours across Pakistan. He has more experience leading historical tours in South and North Pakistan. Saeed is also a student in addition to his work for UAT.
Has led many tours for UAT on the Hindu Kush route and in Gilgit Baltistan, he has been working with UAT since 2018 and is currently one of the senior guides on our team.
Guide | Manager
Nazir is young and new to the team and joined us last year after completing his basic training. He is assisting us with group tours while gaining experience and we hope that in the near future he will be able to lead the tours as a guide.
Atiq ur Reham
Atiq specializes in driving and is also a tour guide for our local clients. We are happy to be able to offer him this opportunity and hope that in the future he will be able to guide our international clients in addition to his driving skills.