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A diverse team of experts accompanies this expedition — seasoned naturalists, undersea specialists, and researchers — who will share their knowledge and insights with you and bring each destination to life. Listed below are some of the experts and the departure date(s) they will be joining.
Medical anthropologist Carroll Dunham has resided in the Himalaya for the past 25 years and currently resides in Nepal. Carroll is the director of Wild Earth, an organization that works with rural Nepalese women who create handcrafted products to generate income. An expert in Himalayan cultures, she is passionate about sacred geography, pilgrimage, and indigenous medicinal plants. Carroll has written four books and produced films for National Geographic, PBS, and the BBC.
Photographer Thomas Kelly first came to the Himalaya in 1978 as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal. He now documents disappearing cultures all around the world. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, he has worked with UNICEF and Save the Children to promote social programs for families. His work has appeared in articles, books, and films for National Geographic, as well as the New York Times, Time, and Natural History. His books include Himalayan Mysteries and Buddhism on the Path to Nirvana.