Base Camp Bangladesh Ltd.
Unleash Your Inner Tiger

Philosophy

We are passionate in creating meaningful experiences of life that gives you a better understanding of the self, community, culture and the nature through outdoor activities, expeditions and adventure.

These are tourism programs that through empowering them for travelers , in diverse geographical settings, to create deeper connections between communities and people through engaging experiences

Through these experiences, an individual should be more aware of his/her identity, with increased tolerance and respect.

Background

Bangladesh, a middle income country in South East Asia, accommodates more than 170 million people. It has one of the most densely populated urban areas, with very few public spaces. The tourism industry is not prepared for the growing number of middle class with growing income. We wanted to break the conventional approach towards tourism (just be at a place and not do anything to extract the full experience from it). We wanted to create a unique experience blending tourism and learning together. We wanted to use the “lack of infrastructure of the country” to our advantage and provide unique experiences to people who wouldn’t have done so otherwise. It is an innovative approach, not from a global perspective may be but definitely in local context. Bangladesh is under exposed globally as tourist destinations but it has a lot of diversity in its terrain . If we can build the local tourism infrastructure in an organized way now, we can attract a huge pool of foreign tourists in our country. Our tourism model can be replicated to neighboring countries. We are also involving indigenous people in community tourism and engaging them in economic activities.

Our goal

We have established country’s first camp ground along with on tree and on ground activities where city dwellers, both individuals and institutions, experience outdoor living, adventure and curriculum learning.

We have already engaged with two communities to build experiences around it. This sustainable business model identifies, empowers and packages unique features of that community, and makes the experience memorable for local and international tourists.

We are organizing events like walks, cycling trips and treks in different locations of the country, many of which have become regular phenomena already. We have always challenged the status quo, in all our ventures and thus we have generated great results. Base Camp has been the first initiative of such kind in Bangladesh and has already attracted a lot of attention in the last 3 years. It is largely because of the unique experience we provide to every type of our clients.

Starting from one location near Dhaka, we have already expanded to two community tourism destinations for local and in-bound tourists in Tangail and Bandarbans under the initiative Thousand Miles Expeditions. We are also facilitating people to expeditions in Nepal, Bhutan, Mongolia and Kenya.

In 2013, we built country’s first camp ground that allowed city dwellers to experience outdoor living and adventure activities. Working with them made us passionate in creating meaningful experiences of life that creates a deeper connection with the self, community, culture and the nature.

We have already served more than 10000 adventure lovers and have 2 hundred thousand followers in social media and we take pride in keeping active relationship with them. Any assistance would help us leap frog towards our vision we are pursuing.

The founders are all entrepreneurs from diverse industries including market communication, information technology and FMCG. Travelling and adventure connected us to this venture. We are supported by a pool of exciting youths who enthusiastically align themselves with our vision and dash towards achieving great results.

Board of Directors

A. K. Sabbir Mahbub
Cofounder and Director

He is very passionate about learning through play, outdoor education and adventure. He is known for his positive and motivational attitude towards entrepreneurship, his dynamic range of acquaintances, and a sense of adventure that knows few bounds.

A. K. Sabbir Mahbub has been seen in many roles - an entrepreneur, a sought out industry leader, and a Lego® Serious Play® facilitator; co-founder of Devnet Limited and Basecamp Limited; an independent director of BRAC IT Services Limited. He has also been an elected director of BASIS for the term 2010-2012.

Ashad Ullah
Cofounder and Director

Ashad Ullah is one of the key role players in the development of Base Camp’s infrastructure and activity development. A passionate traveler and keen observer in nature, Ashad has been instrumental in creating a lively ambience in Base Camp. He has also been involved in multiple businesses including agro inputs and RMG.

Mahboob Zaman
Director

Mahboob Zaman is a valiant freedom fighter, and has been recognized as one of the pioneer entrepreneur in the software industry for his company DataSoft Systems Bangladesh Limited. He has been successfully leading a promising team to the global forefront to build up the name of Bangladesh as one of the upcoming countries in the field of Information Technology. Mr. Zaman was elected as the President of BASIS (Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services) for the year of 2010-2012 with the vision of taking Bangladesh to the next level. A veteran traveler with a very young heart participates intensely in the changing of the tourism landscape of the country.

S.M Mobasser Hussain
Cofounder and Director

S M Mobasser Hussain has been working with human centric experience design, communication and brand building for last 17 years. With hands-on experience of designing products and their promotion, Mobasser has been intricately involved in designing the experience and activities of the Base Camp. He has been the Chairman and Creative Director of ZANALA Bangladesh, ZANALA Systems and Beshto.com Ltd.

Syed Mubdi Munawar
Cofounder and Director

Syed Mubdi Munawar runs a FMCG company with a diverse range of products including household cleaning, cooking ingredients and dental care products. In running the operation, he involves himself in product development, marketing and distribution management. On the other hand he is an inquisitive traveler with critical analytical ability, making him an avid contributor to Base Camp’s activities and operation.

Tamzid Siddiq Spondon
Cofounder and Managing Director

Tamzid Siddiq Spondon is an entrepreneur, communication expert, planner, organizer and activist. He has more than 20 years of experience in Brand Building, Advertising, Information Technology and Tourism. He has served as the Joint Secretary General of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Technology (BASIS) for two terms. He has directly initiated formation of a number of companies and initiatives. He is the Managing Director of ZANALA Bangladesh & ZANALA Systems and Director of Beshto.com Ltd. He is also Spreeha Bangladesh Board of Trustees Member. With his 20 years experience in human centric solution design, technology and people management, he has been one of the major driving force of Base Camp in exploring new initiatives and exciting activities.

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