SEEKING & TRAVELLING DEEPER
A unique trekking journey to the sacred and other-worldly Lake Phoksundo within the hidden culturally Tibetan valleys of the High Himalaya of North West Nepal
2021: from mid September and from the end of October (contact us for exact dates)
Historical and cultural sites of the Kathmandu valley
Stunning Himalayan mountain flight to the start of our trekking journey.
Discovering Nepal’s highest waterfall and the stunning other-worldly aqua blue sacred Lake Phoksundo
Moving among the majesty of the glaciated peaks, hills and valleys of the hidden high Himalaya
Exploring the habitat of the elusive snow leopard and being led by local herdsmen to seek snow leopard tracks
Experiencing traditional mountain Hindu and Tibetan villages and culture of the Bon religion
Ascending the fabled Devil’s path to a stunning viewpoint above the aqua waters of lake Phoksundo.
Spending evenings by the firesides of family homes to discover the stories, culture, music and lives of the remote Himalaya.
Being led by traditional Tibetan herbalists and healers (Amchi) to discover the medicinal plants of the high Himalaya
Engaging with the lamas (monks) of remote Trasung Choeling Gompa to discover the teachings of ancient Bon religion.
Viewing the intimate and visually stunning ceremonies of mountain Bon religion that few travellers see.
Discover Remote Nepal
This journey was developed as a result of the rural development work being undertaken by Nomadic Skies’ founder Gavin Anderson, who has advised on development projects in Nepal for more than 7 years, and Jigme Lama who is from the Tibetan speaking areas of the High Himalaya of NW Nepal.
It was developed in response to research undertaken into emerging tourism in remote NW Nepal and a recognition that much of the trekking did not interact with or benefit most mountain communities.
It is as if we were part of a BBC documentary on the indigenous people of Dolpo. An amazing experience.
A shared experience with a community. Not just a hike through a wonderful landscape
A unique experience very much into the heart of the Dolpo-pa, unlie other treks which speed through the landscape and seldom touch the culture
Responsible travel that works with local communities
A unique journey retracing the footsteps of the 1973 expedition of author Peter Matthiessen to the sacred Crystal Mountain of Upper Dolpo that resulted in the cult travel book 'The Snow Leopard'. The journey is being undertaken with biographer Lance Richardson as research for a major official biography of Matthiessen.
2021: Delayed to September to October 2021
Now being developed with our pioneer journey in summer 2022
An extraordinary journey by foot among little visited villages, through equatorial forest, across crater lakes by dug-out-canoe and to the African Alpine zone of the high Virunga Volcanoes - the habitat of the Mountain Gorilla.
2022: Trip starting July (contact us for dates)
A pioneering journey along the hidden pilgrim trails and silk trade routes of Southern Armenia, exploring the ancient, modern and recent history and natural environments of the Vorotan River Gorge in collaboration with hill communities along our route.