Travel Awards

Our clients aren’t the only ones who turn to our trusted experts. Leading media consider us the authority on our regions. Year after year we are named to the Condé Nast Traveler Top Specialists List, Travel + Leisure A List, and Wendy Perrin’s WOW List. From bucket lists to trips of a lifetime, our journeys are mentioned in publications including Architectural Digest, National Geographic Traveler and Town & Country.

Award Winning - Nomadic Expeditions

My WOW List of Trusted Travel Experts is a collection of exceptionally knowledgeable and well-connected trip planners around the world, all rigorously road-tested, based on my decades of experience as a travel journalist and based on recent trip reviews from my readers.


These are the pros who assemble many of the elaborate itineraries that appear in the magazine, and since the dawn of the pandemic, their up-to-the-minute insights on shifting safety protocols have made them even more essential.

Jalsa Urubshurow
for Mongolia

Sanjay Saxena
for the Himalaya

Wendy Perrin knows her way around experts in travel and has selected two of Nomadic’s staff for inclusion on her list. One is a Mongolian-American who was among the first to offer highly customized trips to his homeland. And the other expert is a native Indian with extensive knowledge of the attractions and ins and outs of travel
in India.


Following an extensive vetting and research process, the editors of Conde Nast Traveler have picked the best travel specialists in the world for their feature “The Expert’s Issue.” The April 2020 issue of Condé Nast Traveler was dedicated to the “Travel Experts.” We are proud to announce that our Founder and CEO Jalsa Urubshurow was once again chosen as the Specialist for Mongolia. Also, on the list, is our Director of Operations Sanjay Saxena, named as the Specialist for the Himalaya. 


Global luxury travel network Virtuoso ® has announced that NomadicExpeditions has won this year’s coveted Sustainable Tourism Leadership Award at the 31st annual Virtuoso Travel Week.  The honor is significant, as only a small fraction of the network’s more than 1,800 partners are recognized at Virtuoso Travel Week.


Following an extensive vetting and research process the editors of Conde Nast Travelers have picked the best travel specialist in the world for their feature “The Expert’s Issue.” Two of Nomadic Expedition’s staff were recognized again as the true experts for travel in both Mongolia and the Himalaya.


Every year, Travel + Leisure editors evaluate hundreds of luxury-travel advisors to determine which ones will best serve our readers. After receiving this year’s input Nomadic Expeditions again makes the grade with a position on the A-List for travel to Mongolia and the Himalaya.


2015 Pure Award Winner for Transformational Travel

Jalsa Urubshurow. This Kalmyk Mongolian–American, who is the founder of Nomadic Expeditions, has spent the past 25 years developing adventure-filled trips to Mongolia. His love for the people and country are expressed by is continued efforts promoting eco-friendly tourism and cross cultural understanding.