Exclusive small group, internationally led trekking expeditions to remote off-the-beaten-track locations that explore not just amazing landscapes and nature, but unique mountain cultures in a way that benefit these communities, supports cultural preservation and nature and wildlife conservation.
Dolpo: Remote Tibetan High Himalaya of Nepal
Silk Trade and Pilgrim Routes of Southern Armenia
The Virunga Volcanoes of South West Uganda
DISCOVER REMOTE CULTURES IN AMAZING PLACES
A journey with us means not only trekking in some of the most spectacular remote locations on earth, but also on forging links with remote communities. This means experiencing traditional cultures in a way that few travel companies do, in countries as diverse as remote Tibetan Nepal, Armenia and Uganda. We tap into local expertise and indigenous wisdom to give unique insights into the beliefs, stories legends and the daily lives of these remote cultures.
Nomadic Skies links with remote communities, traditional herbalists, lamas and monks, village elders, traditional households, forest people, yak herders and nomadic traders create unique trekking journeys with authentic and meaningful interactions with cultures that we can learn so much from.
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Journeys that impact on travelers and the communities we visit.
A stunning trek to the sacred and other-worldly Lake Phoksundo. Ascending off established trails through Shamanic Hindu mountain villages to the monastries and stunning landscapes of the hidden, culturally Tibetan valleys of the High Himalayan of North West Nepal.
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.
Inaugural journey 13th to 25th September
Now being developed with our pioneer journey in summer 2023
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.
2023: Inaugural journey 23rd July to 7th August
We are a responsible travel company, specialising in journeys to off-the-beaten-track locations. In thesestunning corners of our world, there's potential not just to explore amazing scenery and nature but also remote mountain cultures. The company was founded by Gavin Anderson and Jigme Lama who between them have over 50 years of professional experience in international rural economic development. Although we are based in Ullapool in the beautiful North West Highlands of Scotland, we have close links with the mountain communities where are journeys are focused.
We believe that ethical and eco-tourism can impact positively on remote and fragile communities and environments if done correctly. Journeys that tap into local wisdom and knowledge and seek to create a deeper understanding of the culture, lives and eco-systems of remote areas are inevitably more enriching and interesting. But these journeys can also support remote and fragile communities by ensuring that we use local skills and purchase locally wherever possible.
We believe in a slower form of trekking where there is potential for authentic interaction with local communities and where locals become our guides to the areas in which they live. A form of trekking which also economically benefits local communities.