About Us

Beyond the Clouds was set up by the Nepali and British directors of the charity, First Steps Himalaya (FSH).   The FSH team set up Beyond the Clouds both to showcase the best of the Himalayas, and to raise vital funds to support the running of the charity and its life-changing education projects in rural Nepal. 

Our team has a wealth of experience in organising incredible Himalayan journeys.   Durga Aran, our Nepali co-founder, has worked in tourism for over 25 years, and has been running treks, tours and adventure holidays for most of that time.   Durga's warm and hospitable personality, alongside his extensive local knowledge, ensure the ultimate Himalayan experience.

Fionna Heiton, our other co-founder, has travelled extensively in the Himalayas, and personally checks out our accommodation from resorts to village homestays, to ensure that our clients' needs are well catered for. Not only that, she's also a foodie who tests out every single eating place to make sure it's top quality!

The Beyond the Clouds team meticulously plans each and every journey and prides themselves on their exceptional customer service and willingness to go the extra mile.   We are passionate about the Himalayas and want our clients to have the best experience possible. 

Best of all, all profits from Beyond the Clouds journeys help to support First Steps Himalaya's work in Nepal.