MONGOLIA WALKING & CREATIVITY EXPEDITION
28 JUNE - 11 JULY 2019
1 - 14 JULY 2020
The skies are almost always blue, the landscape is breathtaking & the wilderness unspoiled - Mongolia is a walker's paradise.
Join us for a walking adventure of a lifetime during our 14-day Walking & Creativity Expedition. Reconnect with nature & be inspired by the rugged & natural beauty of the Tavan Bogd National Park & the Altai Mountains in Mongolia's north west.
As well as the unique hiking, you can choose to use this as a perfect backdrop for seriously fun & adventurous creative exploration & discovery led by Dr Erika Jacobson. Find out more!
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 acclimatise and enjoy the Kazakh Mongolian culture.
We’ll start the creativity workshops & exploration by taking part in a traditional felting workshop with a artisanal artist and scholar.
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.
July 1 - 14 2020
14-day creativity coaching with Dr Erika Jacobson
2 nights at the 4-star Bayangol Hotel in UB (twin-share)
2 nights in Eagle Nest Hotel in Olgii (twin-share)
9 tented nights (twin-share)
Camping & cooking equipment
All indicated meals & drinking water
National Park and border area permit fees
Overland transport: Russian 4*4 van(s) including gasoline
English speaking local guide
Pack camels and camel tenders
Satellite phone for emergencies
Flights to and from Mongolia
Excess baggage fee on local flights
Meals not indicated
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!
30% deposit required to reserve place - to be paid in full by March 15 , 2019.
Maximum 12 people