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
We travel responsibly, specialising in journeys to off-the-beaten-track locations. In these stunning corners of our world, there's potential not just to explore amazing scenery and nature but also remote mountain cultures.
Founded by Gavin Anderson and Jigme Lama, with over 50 years of experience in international rural economic development. Although we are based in Ullapool in the stunning North West Highlands of Scotland, we have long established links with the mountain communities where are journeys are focused.
We believe that ethical eco-tourism, if done correctly, can have positive impacts on remote and fragile communities and environments.
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.
These journeys can support fragile communities by ensuring that we use their skills and purchase locally wherever possible.
We believe in a slower form of trekking, where there is real interaction with local communities, with locals guiding us through the areas in which they live. Travel which is truly economically beneficial to them and their communities.