For centuries across different cultures and regions, finding a feather has been considered a sign for travel. At Ultimate Frontier Outlands, we urge you to #follow_the_feather, as we fulfill this dream by taking people to the most isolated and unexplored territories in the world, places shrouded in mysteries and spiritual adventures. Our customized itineraries, a close-knit group of like-minded travelers, and our attention to detail provide you with an unforgettable experience to discover a region all by yourself. Our team of experts introduce you to the new cultures you will experience while respecting local traditions. Our mantra of 'Adventure by day, Luxury by night' is what differentiates us from the crowd, one which we always try and adhere to.
We love to travel here at UFO, and we want to quench that wanderlust with you.
Our unique, original itineraries – whether for small groups or crafted individually – allow travelers to take journeys that venture beyond the immediately visible. Unlike ‘ specialists’ who purport to know all about destinations, we concentrate on the locations we have come to love and understand. Our treks, mountain climbs, discover tours, yoga retreats and photography tours are full of local stories and interactions. Our itineraries allow travelers a chance to meet like-minded people from across the world. We also specialize in creating itineraries from scratch to provide a truly unique experience for a group or individual. We are more than eager to explore different destinations and tag along for an adventure with you!
Our guided tours are mostly limited to a group size of 10, allowing our guides to create a more immersive tour that dedicates itself to you and allows you to fully experience the cultures, and get to know the people and the region you are travelling in.
Our experienced team of guides in India, Jordan and Tanzania share a love for the outdoors. Our guides in Tanzania have over 200 summits of Mount Kilimanjaro to their credit, and are the most fun-loving people you will ever meet. Our folks in Jordan are well-versed with the rich ancient history of the country, and you will come back all the more wiser after a trip to Wadi Rum. A conversation with the guide while climbing a 6000m-plus high Himalayan peak in Ladakh is one you will never forget.
At UFO, we use the best camping equipment that provide for complete safety and comfort. We use 4 season 3 person Mountain Hardwear tents for expeditions and 5 person Vaude tents for treks on twin sharing basis. We want to give you ample room and comfort while camping at 5,000m in sub-zero temperatures. All camps usually include a mess tent with tables and chairs, a kitchen tent, a lounge tent (depending on the trek) with board games and books, and a toilet tent with a fully chemical portable toilet (on selected itineraries).
We believe in honest and value-added pricing. We quote our prices upfront and you will not be asked to pay anything extra. Our itineraries cover accommodation, land transport, meals and entry fees from the day you land at the airport at the destination till the day you depart. A few discover itineraries have a different meal plan, which will be clearly intimated to you should you choose to opt for them.
Key to how we operate is that we care for our crew, for the environment and for the communities in which we operate.
Our values are:
· Leave nothing behind
· We’re the visitors, let’s be respectful at all times
· Deliver a breath-taking experience for our clients
· Benefiting local communities and environments
We want to visit these wonderful places for a reason – we must help keep them precious.
We are proud to be a small independent company and are not looking for investments from venture capital firms or increasing our valuation. We feel privileged that we have a passion for traveling and exploring new places. And we want to share this with you!
Hajra has traveled extensively and that is what inspires her to photograph. In 2007 she participated in a group exhibition that traveled to Bangalore, Bombay, Madras and New Delhi and attended the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Manali mentored by Andrea Bruce in 2009. In 2011, Hajra was one of the 30 photographers chosen for the Angkor Photo Workshop in Cambodia. In the same year she also participated in a group exhibition that included the works of Amit Pasricha, Raghu Rai, Prashant Panjiar and other renowned photographers. She has also managed a luxury tented camp, Sher Bagh in Ranthambore, Rajasthan. Traveling to Ladakh is her 'annual piligrimage' to one of her favorite places on this planet. Her photography is continuously developing as are her skills evolving with time. At UFO , Hajra brings her creative insight as Head of Visual Content and also mentors the Outdoor Photography tours in Ladakh. Her works can be seen on her website as well as social media handles.
Shariq brings with him 8 years of hospitality experience with a hands on approach of building a business from the ground up making him a core member for UFO, handling Finance & Strategy. An engineer by education, he has previous work experience with a multinational IT firm and real estate consulting firm. Shariq has an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Finance from Oxford University, and his penchant for dynamic strategies have held him in good stead in his previous ventures. His strength lies in finding innovative ways to improve existing systems, procedures & practices; giving UFO the much needed perspective & edge.
A native of the trans Himalayan region of Ladakh, Jigmet has been working in the luxury tourism industry for the past 11 years. His attention to detail, organization and in depth local knowledge of the region makes him our go to guy for everything. Ever smiling and willing to help and get things done, a conversation with him about Ladakh and its culture over a coffee is something you should not miss if you ever meet him. As Head of Operations, Jigmet's clear vision and workhorse attitude is contagious to all around him.
Passionate about mountains and outdoors , nothing beats the ruggedness of the mountains and the clear air for Aatir. He has climbed Mt. Stok Kangri, twice, hiked 100km in the Wadis of Jordan, summited Mt.Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, trekked in Nepal and Sikkim and explored the rain forests of Meghalaya amongst others. Under the Team Up for Change Platform, he recently led a team to clean up Leh city and also the trail and camps on the route to Stok Kangri. He is responsible for exploring new destinations and regions, laying down the route for the ever expanding UFO trip portfolio. His previous work experience includes stints at handling sports celebrities and working with ESPN STAR Sports in Gurgaon after completing his MBA in Sports Management from Universidad Europa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
Born and brought up in Darjeeling, India, Deven 'dai', as he is lovingly referred to, heads the operations for UFO in the frontiers of Nepal. Always with a smile on his face and willingness to help others, he also advises UFO on new routes and experiences in Nepal. Dai has been trekking and climbing in Nepal, India, Bhutan and Tibet for years and has almost 20 years of experience handling clients in the mountains.