Mountain Travel Sobek is the world’s leading adventure and experiential travel designer. We create award-winning trips in the farthest corners of the world. The original Mountain Travel was founded in 1969 to promote the exploration, enjoyment, and protection of the world’s mountain wilderness areas by enabling travelers to experience them for themselves. We led the first commercial trek to Nepal’s Himalaya in 1969, quickly followed by the first sailing cruise to the Galápagos Islands in 1970 and many other "firsts" in the years to come. In 1991, Mountain Travel merged with rafting company Sobek Expeditions and, today, we remain the leaders in thoughtful, small footprint, sustainable experiential travel, using our 48 years of experience and expertise to offer more than 200 adventures in destinations worldwide. As testament to our success, we also create adventures for National Geographic Expeditions and for the active New York Times Journeys. Our office is based in Emeryville, California.