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No other country on earth presents the traveler with as many stark contrasts as India: teeming cities and lush green fields, extreme wealth and poverty, nature both pure and polluted.  It is a country of sensory overload, and no traveler goes home unaffected by their visit here.  Indeed, to call India a country is something of a misstatement, as it contains within its borders innumerable religions, languages, cultures, and geographical contrasts.  While it is virtually impossible for anyone to fully understand the entirety of India, our trips here focus on specific cultural and geographical areas in an attempt to open up to our travelers the possibility of coming to understand one small aspect or corner of this fascinating country.  Our Indian adventure travel offerings range from challenging Himalayan treks in Ladakh and Sikkim, to tiger safaris and cultural and culinary tours.

 

 

  • Looking out from the arches
  • The Twins & Nepal Peak - From Yabuk, Sikkim, India - Steve Conlon
  • Marble work in Agra Fort
  • Agra Fort Gate
  • Fatehpur Sikri interior
  • Sunrise on the East Face of Kangchenjunga

It is a country of sensory overload, and no traveler goes home unaffected by India.

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Blog Posts about India

Trekking with Jamling Tenzing Norgay

Trekking with Jamling Tenzing Norgay

With over 40 years of trekking in the Himalaya under his belt, Steve Conlon has a lot to compare treks and trek leaders to; however, he says few can compare to trekking with Jamling Tenzing in his own backyard in Sikkim. More...

Magical Sikkim

Magical Sikkim

After over 40 years of traveling through the Himalaya, Steve Conlon headed out to Sikkim thinking it would be more of the same and that his experience could give him a good idea of what to expect. Boy was he wrong! The magic of Sikkim captured him and and since expanded the annual offerings of ATC to include a special trek to Sikkim co-led by Steve and Everest Sumiteer, Jamling Tenzing. More...

Group vs. Private Departure: A Personal Decision

Group vs. Private Departure: A Personal Decision

When Richard & Dorothy's group departure was canceled they weren't sure if they would get a chance to visit India at all; however, they decided to go ahead and have Above the Clouds put together a private departure just for the two of them. They found themselves to be happily surprised with the adventure they had booked - a more personal journey than expected. More...