Seeking and Traveling Deeper
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.
In the footsteps of Matthiessen
May 12th to June 3rd 2022
Approached by the official biographer of the late Peter Matthiessen’s, Lance Richardson, Nomadic Skies was asked to support the organisation of an expedition to retrace the footsteps of Matthiessen and naturalists George Schaller’s 1973 expedition to Dolpo Crystal Mountain. An expedition that will contribute to a major biography of Matthiessen that will be published by Penguin Random House. This builds on Nomadic Skies’ contacts and knowledge of Dolpo and our ambition to promote the people and culture of the area in the most positive way possible.
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
A stunning trekking journey to the sacred and other-worldly Lake Phoksundo. ascending off established trekking 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.