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Custom Journeys

With over 30 years of experience in the adventure travel industry, creating individualized trips that are well curated and hand crafted with your dates, interested and needs in mind, has become our specialty. Combining our knowledge of the areas we offer travel, with your interests and schedule, opens the door for a custom journey that could fulfill all of your dreams.

We’ve worked with groups from a single solo traveler to professional organizations with upwards of 19 or 20 travelers per group. We have helped families get away and explore the Himalayas and even produced itineraries around the perfect marriage proposal (with the biggest mountains in the world as the backdrop of course). We’ve worked to create the ultimate honeymoons, last minute Christmas trips to the mountains, boys adventure trips, romantic getaways, friends on a soul searching adventure and many things in between. We’ve loved it all and we hope to get the chance to create a custom fit adventure with all of your needs in mind!

Check Out These Custom Itineraries & the Clients that Loved Them!

Enjoying the breeze on the Chele La pass

Melissa & Gregg wanted a special journey that would fit into their busy schedules that would leave them feeling like they had a true travel experience while still returning home feeling rested, relaxed and ready.

Ashley & Aimee all smiles on Viedma Glacier.

Aimee & Ashley were in search of a "Great South American Soul Search." They knew that they wanted to get from the trip, but weren't sure where to find it. That's where we came in.

Elizabeth & Jane with Dhawa & Tendi (their guides) making friends in the villages along the way -Dhawa Gyanjen Tsumba

Jane and Elizabeth reached out to us in search of their 3rd trek in Nepal with us. They were looking for access to Buddhist culture, village life, great trekking and strong views - Tsum Valley was right for them! Prepped, ready to go and excited, they ladies were off on their adventure, but when a small accident left one of them with discomfort walking - the entire itinerary was up in the air!

Exploring the beauty of East Nepal (Photo by Steve Reynolds)

Steve was set up to do a 30-day trek on the Jaljale Himal, but when bad weather unexpectedly pushed him and his staff off the ridge, he got a chance to explore the rest of the richness of east Nepal. It was serendipity speaking and Steve listened, followed and loved it!

Bill & his Bhutanese guides, Lekhi & Kencho

Looking to explore a vast amount of the subcontinent, Bill has the heart of a true adventurer. When his wanderlust got the best of him and all of his hopeful destinations became a bit unwieldy, he called on us to refine his plans and create an itinerary to help him search for what Buddhism looks like today.

One of Nancy's many students, enjoying her very first art class.

Nancy originally called Above the Clouds in search of a trip that could help her engage with local women and children in Nepal who might be interested in doing some art with her. Now, three years and three custom journeys later, Nancy has held art workshops in a variety of rural areas of Nepal and created relationships and a legacy that have left many people, including her, much richer for it!

How Does A Custom Trip Work?

The itineraries found here on this site should be viewed as a jumping off point. A place to feed your imagination, to begin the conversation of your upcoming journey. These are here to help share the possibilities out there, we want to customize them to fit your dates, needs, interests and of course ... your dreams.

Feel free to peruse our samples and offerings, while keeping in mind what is the most important to you (exploring new foods, spending time in the wilderness, experiencing the bazaars, watching a festival, meeting new people etc...) and then be in touch! We'll work with your interests and our local expertise on the ground to put together a journey made just for you.

We here at Above the Clouds believe that the best journeys should fit you perfectly.

Interested in blogs written by ATC alumni who have done custom adventures?

Richard & Dorothy Dorsay were invited to be guests at a local wedding while on their custom journey in Jodhpur, India.

Read some ATC Alumni Blogs:

  • Richard & Dorothy's blog about their custom trip to India!
  • Jane's blog about her custom trip to the Everest Region!
  • Cassady's blog about her custom trip to the Kingdom of Mustang!

Interested in your own Custom Itinerary? Get in touch! We're more than happy to put together a proposal for you!

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