Mongolia Women Only Tour

Bring your sisters, your daughters, your mums, your grandmothers and your close female friends on our Mongolia women only tour. Join this female only female led experience through Mongolia. Unlike most female only experiences, we haven’t just replicated standard tour itineraries and just made them female only. Instead, we have designed this experience to allow you as a female traveller a unique opportunity to discover the challenges and lives of local women in Mongolia through a range of experiences – whether those local women are young, old, rural, urban, modern or traditional.

Women in Mongolia typically enjoy equality with men and traditionally have had higher social status and greater autonomy than women in some other Asian countries. From a western stereotype it may seem that most are nomads but during our women only Mongolia experience you’ll soon understand the breadth and depth of the careers and lives of women in Mongolia as you experience their daily lives side by side with them. This is the Mongolia they don’t cover in the guidebooks.

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Our Mongolia women only tour is a tailor made trip – designed to give you a refreshing and individual insight into Mongolia and the diversity of the way of life for its women in the 21st Century. It is customisable – giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen dates. The linked PDF gives you an idea but we give you the flexibility to upgrade your accommodation for all – or just part – of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way. At each step of the experience you’ll be hosted by women that we work in long-term local community partnership with. These are our own personal friendships.

Prices are in the PDF

Meet Some Of Your Hosts

Meet some of the fantastic women that we are proud to work in long-term local community partnership with.

Meet Byamba

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Meet Byamba Tseyen – the driving force behind the Gobi Oasis Tree Planting Project located in Mongolia’s middle Gobi. Byamba is retired forest engineer and a dedicated local conservationist – leading the Gobi Oasis conservation project since 1975.

Meet Gaya

Since becoming a widow, Gaya has contined the business she set up with her husband – a small guesthouse in Kharkhorin. Although living through her own heartbreak she learnt English, business acumen and also the basic principles of construction to provide an income and stable base for her two daughters. She’s an inspirational woman.

Meet Aikerim

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Actually, meet Ahgul and her six daughters – Ahjakar, Ardagul, Nargulan, Aigerim, Aijarin, Jakarke. This delightful family will be your hosts in the far reaches of western Mongolia as you spend time in the company of Aigerim and her sisters – some of the regions Kazakh eagle huntresses that are bucking traditions with their remarkable outlook on life.

Meet Our Trip Assistants

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We provide training and development opportunities to Mongolian women that other companies won’t take as they don’t fit the stereotype or have the professional qualifications. Learn more through the link but our female Mongolian trip assistants are dynamic women who are searching for an opportunity to train and develop and we provide that long-term opportunity – single mothers, teachers, linguists, herders – our female trip assistants cover a broad spectrum of Mongolian society.

Meet Jargaa

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Jargaa owns and runs the Surtiin Eco Ger Camp at Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur. Having grown up in the region she is at the centre of this rural community and it is with her and the protected area rangers that we arrange our annual two-day community rubbish collection (see link).
Jargaa prepares all meals herself for her small business in her kitchen – with Jargaa cooking is an art form and the kitchen is at the centre of family life here as well as the business.

Meet Bujee

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Together with her husband Naraa, Bujee lives in Gorkhi Terelj National Park. Staying at their accommodation provides a great insight into how herders are adapting – setting up micro businesses as a way of substituting their income. Although the domestic tasks of Bujee as a herder remain similar to centuries ago there is often sharing and mixing of responsibilities.

Meet Selenge

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Selenge Tserendash is the director of the Mongolian Quilting Centre. Selenge established the NGO in 2005 to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged and unemployed women based in Ulaanbaatar and in rural areas. This link will also take you to an interview I had with Selenge behind her motivation in setting up the NGO.

Meet Aisholpan

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Yes, you probably do recognise Aisholpan – the focus of the film documentary The Eagle Huntress. However, what’s remarkable about this young woman is not that she is a film star but that she has been awarded a scholarship to Harvard (yes! Harvard). Her schooling is important to her future so we make sure our visits are at a time that doesn’t impose on her.

Meet Erdenetsetseg

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B. Erdenetsetseg is a retired Associate Professor and member of the International Feltmakers Association. We offer an informal workshop at her home in Ulaanbaatar – designed to give you an insight into someone’s way of life in UB as well as a chance to practise this traditional art form.

We Would Love To Hear From You!

Call: +44 (0) 7810280403     Mail: jess@eternal-landscapes.co.uk


 
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