DISCOVER REMOTE CULTURES IN AMAZING PLACES
Travelling with us means not only trekking in some of the most spectacular remote locations on earth, but also on forging links with remote communities. It means experiencing traditional cultures in a way that few travel companies do, in countries as diverse as remote Tibetan Nepal, Armenia and Uganda.
Get unique insights into the beliefs, stories legends and the daily lives of these remote cultures through tapping into local expertise and indigenous wisdom.
Our 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.
“With local guides, a deep appreciation for place and people, and an unhurried pace, Nomadic Skies bring a new dimension to travel. You will find yourself immersed, inspired, and refreshed by your trek through this beautiful, spiritual land.”
"It's as if we were part of a BBC documentary on the indigenous people of Dolpo. An amazing experience."
“Incredible journey to one of the most beautiful places on earth with the opportunity to interact in a meaningful way with locals— gaining deeper insights and enjoying the warmest of welcomes.”
"A truly 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, unlike other treks which speed through the landscape and seldom touch the culture."
“A slow trip through the more unvisited corners of Doplo, taking time to connect with the local people and understand the world from their perspective.”
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Journeys that impact on travelers and the communities we visit.
fromUS$ 4650 (around £3650)
A stunning trek to the sacred and other-worldly Lake Phoksundo. Ascending off established trails through Shamanic Hindu mountain villages to the monasteries and stunning landscapes of the hidden, culturally Tibetan valleys of the High Himalayan of North West Nepal.
fromUS$ 4,700 (around £3,700)
Journey now open for bookings: Summer 2024
An extraordinary journey through one of the most stunning and biodiverse areas of Africa. A trekking journey combining travel by boat, local dug-out canoe travelling to the African Alpine Zone of the high Virunga (over 3600m), through equatorial and cloud forest. Exploring forest and mountain cultures and experiencing incredible diverse wildlife and habitats.
2024: Inaugural journey 23rd June to 9th July
2025: 19th January to 4th February
2025: 22nd June to 8th July
fromUS$2900 (around £2300)
Journey along the hidden pilgrim trails and silk trade routes of Southern Armenia, exploring the ancient, modern and recent history and natural environments of the Vorotan River Gorge in collaboration with hill communities along our route.
Cost: From US$ 2600 (around £2200)
fromUS$ 4650 (around £3650)
An immersive journey into the textiles of the mountain communities of the Humla area of Northwestern Nepal An inspiring opportunity to travel with fellow textile enthusiasts. Find out about the practical, cultural and sacred relevance of woven and sewn textiles. Spend time with skilled local artisans, work with them and learn from them. A window into rich but little explored cultural heritage and a journey of personal creative development and inspiration in a stunning mountain environment.
29th September to 14th October 2024
Nomadic Skies was built around the question on how travel, to remote areas and amongst fragile indigenous cultures, can be more beneficial to these communities.
Established by development professionals Gavin Anderson and Jigme Lama, we have over 50 years experience of working in small business and rural international development. As a group of likeminded people we passionately believe that travel, if developed collaboratively and run effectively, can contribute meaningfully to:
Our Vision is for travel that is led by local guides. Guides that not only know the route, but who are part of the area and communities we travel to. Journeys that involve local communities and households and where we are invited to meaningfully interact with communities and participate in local events, ceremonies and share in arts, crafts and music.
Our vision is for travel that maximises economic benefits within local communities and locally owned small businesses. Contributing to the mix of income sources that are so essential to sustainable livelihoods that are not reliant on tourism.
Our vision is for travel to support the preservation of local knowledge and wisdom. Broadening our awareness and understanding as travellers while assisting communities (and younger generations) recognise the immense value of traditional skills, wisdom, folklore and aural and physical culture.
In doing this, our vision is to offer travel experiences in remote areas that are unique and offer a depth of exploration and a quality of local interaction beyond traditional travel. Travel that will change the traveller and support positive change and preservation within remote and fragile communities and environments.