MONGOLIA WALKING & CREATIVITY EXPEDITION

28 JUNE - 11 JULY, 2019

The skies are almost always blue, the landscape is breathtaking & the wilderness unspoilt - Mongolia is a walker's paradise & a perfect backdrop for seriously fun & adventurous creative exploration & discovery.

Join Dr Erika Jacobson for an experience of a lifetime during our 14-day Walking & Creativity Expedition and be led through a powerful creative process while you reconnect with nature & are inspired by the rugged & natural beauty of the Tavan Bogd National Park in Mongolia's north west. 

Our expedition begins on June 28 when we all gather for a welcome dinner, meet each other and discuss the 13 days ahead. 

The following day we will fly to Ulgii in Mongolia's northwest and the gateway to the Tavan Bogd National Park. Here we will start the creativity workshops & exploration by taking part in a traditional felting workshop with a artisanal artist and scholar. 

 Mongolia Walking Tour crossing Khoton Lake in Tavan Bond National Park

We then make our way to the national park close to the Chinese & Russian borders where we begin our trekking expedition. One aim of the expedition is to traverse the national park from its its southwest lakes to its five sacred peaks in the north. This will take up to 9 days and we will be supported by a team of Mongolian-Kazakh camel & horse herders, a cook & an English speaking local guide. They will walk ahead of us and set up camp for us at the various camping spots along the way.

 Mongolia Walking Tour - Pack camels will help us with our gear!
Before setting off on this trek, I had hit a wall and was frustrated with life in general. Work was overwhelming; people were overwhelming. I had suppressed my creativity while striving so very diligently to stabilise my life through my job. This simply was no longer enough.

I made a quick decision to get away and hike away my cares. Mongolia seemed far enough and remote enough to accomplish this. So I set off halfway around the world to explore. What I never counted on was meeting such an engaging spirit as Erika.

Erika is beyond just enthusiastic. She is committed and fearless in her efforts to bring out creativity and honesty in others. In the wild of Mongolia, I felt safe to share, to discuss, to challenge, and to grow. I was able to get in touch with the profound beauty of the landscape and to rediscover my self-expression while doing so. Erika helped me to tap into my strength and creativity through guided exercises and simple conversation.

As mentioned, the location was remote, which could have been daunting. However, Erika is a skilled backpacker whose guidance and knowledge made the adventure safe and comfortable. The experience was life-changing, and I returned to the States with renewed energy and purpose.

I am forever grateful for the experience and would recommend an outing with Erika to anyone: it is guaranteed to change you in ways you never anticipated.
Lisa Franko, August 2018 - Pennsylvania, US
 Lisa Franko looking towards valley in the Tavan Bogd National Park

Lisa Franko looking towards valley in the Tavan Bogd National Park

The other aim of the expedition is to use the spectacular backdrop of the Mongolian wilderness and all its beauty & challenges to undertake a reflective, personal & collective exploration of creativity & the role it plays or can play in our lives. Dr Erika Jacobson's guidance brings together tools from applied theatre, creative writing, transformative learning & movement & over 15 years of using creativity & self-expression to work with people. 

It will be an experience of a lifetime that may bring life changing results.

PRICE $4,880 AUD

Early Bird until Nov 30 $4,000.

30% deposit required to reserve place - to be paid in full by March 15 , 2019.

Maximum 12 people

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