Discover Travel with Purpose


Travel with us in small trekking groups to off-the-beaten-track locations.
Explore not only incredible landscapes, but also unique local and indigenous cultures in a way that benefits communities, supports cultural preservation and environmental conservation.

OUR PURPOSE IS DEVELOPMENTAL

OUR METHOD IS TRAVEL

OUR PRODUCTS ARE UNIQUE JOURNEYS
DEVELOPED WITH LOCAL GUIDES
AND THEIR COMMUNITIES

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DISCOVER REMOTE CULTURES IN AMAZING PLACES

Join us and explore incredible, remote locations and experience unique, fascinating mountain and indigenous cultures

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.

Our Trips

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

“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.”

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Linda Behnken

"It's as if we were part of a BBC documentary on the indigenous people of Dolpo. An amazing experience."

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Jeanette Arnott

“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.”

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Linda Di Maio

"A truly shared experience with a community. Not just a hike through a wonderful landscape."

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Liz Bibby

"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."

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Anne Ince

“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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Jason Scott

Slower travel with meaningful, deeper interaction with remote communities

OUR JOURNEYS:

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Journeys that impact on travelers and the communities we visit.

19 days

Trails of remote High Himalayan culture and wisdom

from

US$ 4650 (around £3650)

19 days
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.


2024:

  • 14th April to 2nd May (confirmed trip - last few places available)
  • 14th October to 1st November (open for bookings)
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17 days

The bio-diverse Virunga of South West Uganda

from

US$ 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

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13 days

Silk Trade & Pilgrim Routes of Armenia

from

US$2900 (around £2300)

13 days
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)


2024

  • 19th to 31st May 2024
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16 days

Sacred fibres: Textiles of the hidden High Himalaya

from

US$ 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

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About Us

We're a developmental trekking company founded on a professional background of international development

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:

  • Enhancing local incomes and employment, addressing challenges of rural population migration and the impact of climate change on livelihoods.
  • preserving culture and indigenous wisdom.
  • addressing local environmental and social challenges.

    We don't believe that we can be THE solution to these problems, but we do believe we can contribute to addressing these challenges and potentially influencing others to travel in a way that is not just an incredible experience for the traveller, but positive to local communities, cultures and environments.

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Our Vision

Travel that supports fragile communities in remote locations

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.

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Latest News

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25

April

2023

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Explorers or Voyeurs: A quest for respectful and mutually beneficial travel with and among indigenous peoples

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13

March

2023

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Snow Leopards & Slow Trekking in Dolpo, Nepal

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10

March

2023

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The Batwa of Western Uganda– conservation refugees

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03

March

2023

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New journey to the Stunning biodiverse Virunga of SW Uganda

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29

August

2022

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Journey to the Crystal Mountain

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20

December

2019

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A new journey to Undiscovered Armenia

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22

January

2020

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Welcome to our new website

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