EK Journeys is an American owned tour operator offering extraordinary journeys to exquisite destinations. Every journey is tailor-made and run as a private trip, or an exclusive small-group tour.

Every journey is carefully designed by Eli, and built around your interests as a discerning traveller. Furthermore, Eli personally hosts every tour to ensure your satisfaction.

With a current focus on several Asian countries, and a continually growing base of offerings, EK Journeys travels to some of the most unique countries on earth.

Join us as we discover the incredible world we live in!


“Custom, private and small group tours means that each trip begins with YOU. After determining your travel interests, I will craft an itinerary specially tailored to you.

“Allow me to manage all the details so you can focus on the things that matter most!

“As a fellow discerning traveler, I understand the needs required of the western traveler while exploring exotic destinations.  So allow me to prepare a specialized tour package that fits you!”

Eli Kretzmann
Founder / Tour Operator
EK Journeys
custom tours to exquisite destinations



Eli’s love of mountains and beautiful places was fostered growing up in the Rocky Mountain North West. During university, a study-abroad program opened the door to foreign travel, and a new passion was born.

Eli spent the next decade working summers as lead guide for a high-end rafting outfitter in Idaho and winters exploring abroad. In 2011 Eli decided to lay roots in Nepal, rented an apartment and moved in for five months each year.

EK Journeys was born out of Eli’s passion for sharing exquisite destinations with discerning travelers.


EK Journeys exists to craft extraordinary experiences for the discerning traveler.

Realizing a need for high quality and honest tour operators in lesser-traveled destinations, Eli jumped at the opportunity to fill that niche.

With a focus on high quality and integrity, EK Journeys’ focus is providing hand-tailored experiences for private and small-group tours.

All tours are flexible and can be modified based upon the traveler’s interests.


  • From guides to accommodation to activities, every experience is crafted with the focus of providing a high quality, authentic, and culturally responsible tour.

  • Every tour starts with you. Eli works directly with you to ensure he is able to craft a tour that fits your and your small-groups interests ideally.

  • Eli personally hosts every tour to ensure your satisfaction and his exacting standards of quality.

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