Condé Nast Traveler Specialist Sanjay Saxena Joins Nomadic Expeditions
Nomadic Expeditions, the award-winning provider of luxury adventure travel to Mongolia since 1992, is pleased to announce that Sanjay Saxena, the founder and CEO of Destination Himalaya, a California-based tour operator specializing in adventure travel to the Himalaya and Southeast Asia, has joined Nomadic Expeditions as Director of Operations.
“I have known Sanjay for well over a decade,” says Jalsa Urubshurow, founder and CEO of Nomadic Expeditions. “As founders of boutique adventure travel companies, we have crossed paths at industry events for many years. As a result of our long relationship and my respect for Sanjay, I am very pleased to announce his joining our operations to offer unforgettable, adventure-minded journeys in alluring destinations.”
Both Jalsa Urubshurow and Sanjay Saxena have been named as experts in their destinations and have earned multiple awards, including inclusion on the Condé Nast Traveler Specialist lists and the Wendy Perrin WOW List of Trusted Travel Advisers.
“Sanjay’s breadth of knowledge, contacts and experience will be an indisputable asset to Nomadic Expeditions as we celebrate our 25th year and open more of the world to our travelers, but it is his dedication to conservation and his commitment to sustainable tourism, a mission we have in common, that makes this relationship particularly special,” adds Urubshurow.
Urubshurow has been a longtime conservationist, establishing the Golden Eagle Festival nearly 20 years ago as a means of supporting the Kazakh eagle hunters’ centuries-old tradition. It has become Mongolia’s second largest festival and is not only a celebration but a source of income for this small community in the remote Altai Mountains. Saxena was named as one of the 51 Unsung Heroes of Compassion by His Holiness The Dalai Lama for his philanthropic work with the local communities in which he operates.
“I believe that travel is a powerful tool for education and understanding and I wanted to align myself with a like-minded company,” says Saxena of his new role. “The goal for me has always been to integrate the best of travel – exposure to foreign cultures, art, geography, history and recreation – with the best of human nature – the desire to connect and improve each other’s lives. I am looking forward to moving ahead as Nomadic Expeditions, offering new destinations and a higher level of service to our clients.”
Saxena has already made his mark on Nomadic Expeditions with the addition of three alluring new itineraries: Iconic Bhutan and Iconic Tibet, both designed to initiate the new traveler to the must-see destinations, as well as India: Photographer’s India featuring the Pushkar Camel Fair, led by renowned photographer Lewis Kemper. Learn more about these trips at nomadicexpeditions.com