"I had a great time on both of my Dorje trips this summer! Jon and Sam are both really great guys who genuinely love the outdoors. Generally when camping I wouldn't expect the most exciting meals, but all of the food prepared by Dorje was great. I will be enlisting their services in the near future for some fun in the Sierras."
Ryan D., California
"I went on a rock climbing trip with Dorje Adventures to Santa Barbara and I absolutely had an amazing time!! Jon (one of the guides) made us the best pasta when we were camping!! Aaaaand they brought anything we needed, even warm jackets and pants!!! I'd def want to go on more trips with Dorje."
Sheiva S., California
"Dorje made my very first camping trip so memorable. I was definitely skeptical of roughing it at first, but the knowledge and experience of the guides made me feel at ease. All of the meals were phenomenal. We were provided with much more than I asked for. We were able to kayak and paddleboard on the lake as well as rappel from some peaks. We even had wine and cheese in the meadow while we attempted slacklining. I am so excited to plan another trip."
Bree O., California
This is not your typical guiding service and we are not your typical guides. From delicious, trail-cooked meals to America's iconic Wildernesses, our passion takes us above and beyond.
Simply put Dorje invents outdoor experiences. Our creativity lies in unlocking an environment's full potential so that you walk away with an experience you'll never forget.
We've been guiding trips for years, and your peace of mind is our top concern. For us, there are no shortcuts in outdoor safety.
Dorje adventures done in a day. All adventures involve skill oriented activities, depending on the location.
Stay out a little longer and warm yourself by the fire.
If your thirsty for a fun filled adventure, this is the full Dorje experience. All Meals included.
All you need is love, and a bit of Dorje help, to truly say "I Love You."
Family get togethers, celebrations, or just a day outside.
An elegant dining experience where you'd least expect it. We pull out all the stops.
Few environments inspire awe like towering ranges of rock and ice. California's mountains are no exception. From the Sierra Nevadas, boasting some of the country's highest and most iconic peaks, to the White Mountains, home to Earth's oldest living things, everyone can appreciate and revel in the grandeur of our planet's natural high-rises.
Deserts are humble places. They don't beg for attention and, therefore, go widely unnoticed. But deserts present a breathtaking personality once you get to know them. Have you ever seen wildflowers in full bloom in Death Valley, Anza-Borrego, or the Carrizo Plain? Have you wanted to rappel down Zion's red rock canyons where emerald swimming holes await? Let us arrange a meet and greet with your desert of choice!
What is it about kayaking that fascinates people? Is it being out in the sun and on the water? Is it reaching places you perhaps could not otherwise reach? Maybe it's learning a new skill, like when you learned to ride a bike... without training wheels. Truth be told, it's all of those things! Dorje takes kayaking and kayak camping to a whole new level.
If you live in California you're probably a hop, skip, and a drive away from a handful of world renowned climbing destinations. Maybe you've seen climbers while hiking through Joshua Tree or the headlamps of big wall junkies high on Yosemite's El Capitan. Maybe you want to experience the same thrills, but lack the gear or expertise. With the highest standards of rock safety, we'll get you to the top.
Dorje would love to work with you on a completely customized adventure. Actually, that's what we enjoy most! Your passion for planning with us only gets us more and more amped to deliver. So don't hold anything back! Whether it's the Moon Kitchen or a Guided Trip. We'll ask some simple questions based on length of the trip (day, overnight, weekend), ideal environment (mountainous, coastal, desert), preferred cuisine, and desired activities. Dream big, Adventurers!
Jon has found that the outdoors provides him with the purest senses of his most valued virtues: peace, personal challenge, and fun. He's proud to be a two-time Jansport 8000 Meter Challenge first-place finisher (3 mountains, 38 miles, 22,000 feet of elevation change, 1st place, smiley face).
Sam's passion for life revolves around nature and helping people to appreciate it. Ever since he was 7 years old, he has taken every opportunity to explore the wide open places of this world. Because of this he is extremely proud of his Wilderness First Responder certification.