Our Mongolia Female Only Tour Experience

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Some of our female Mongolia trip assistants. Meet them on our Mongolia female only tour experience

Our Mongolia Female Only Tour Experience

Do a Google search for ‘solo female travel’ and 206,000,000 results (as of November 2019) pop up.  Trekksoft (the online booking software company) highlights that Google Trends reflects a growing interest in solo female travel experiences as well.

But statistics are not the reason we decided to offer our own Mongolia female only tour experience.

As a female business owner, it is important to me to use my skills and influence to improve the prospects for other women. An integral part of our business philosophy is empowering women through travel and tourism and we do that by providing training, development and employment opportunities to Mongolian women that want the opportunity to work in tourism (whether that be for a professional reason, for development of personal skills or for economic empowerment). We provide opportunities for them to work as our long-term trip assistants (guides). We also form long-term local community partnerships throughout the country and working in this way, it was a natural step to offering Mongolia women only tours that focused on experiencing Mongolia from a woman’s perspective.

Our team (of brilliant – but I am biased) trip assistants.

 

Some of our female Mongolia trip assistants. Meet them on our Mongolia women only tour

Celebrating International Women's Day in Mongolia with some of our female Mongolia trip assistants. Meet them on our Mongolia women only tour

But this is not about ticking the box for equality or diversity and 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 our female travellers a unique opportunity to discover the challenges and lives of local women in Mongolia through a range of experiences. 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 and experiencing Mongolia from a woman’s perspective will surprise you.

During this 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 – led by one of our brilliant female Mongolian trip assistants providing you with a more personal introduction to Mongolia as you travel with someone who not only sincerely loves their home country but loves the moments that travel brings.

Meet the Kazakh eagle huntresses of western Mongolia – Aisholpan, Aikerim & Ahkelik. .

 

Aigerim - a female Kazakh eagle huntress. Meet her as part of our Mongolia female only tour experience

The Eagle Huntress - Ahkelik - Mongolia

The Eagle Huntress - Aisholpan. Meet her as part of our Mongolia female only tour experience

We are proud that we work with all three and their families. Yes, they are eagle hunters and the subject of many media images. But they are also young women who enjoy going to school and meeting with their friends. They are very sociable young women and like to meet people from other cultures and countries. Because our trip assistants (guides) are Mongolian women, we believe that seeing women in independent positions is surely one of the best ways to inspire younger girls within the rural communities of Mongolia – including the eagle huntresses  – and to let them understand that they can do the same.

 

So … bring your sisters, your daughters, your mums, your grandmothers and your close female friends. Join our 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.

 

Meet Byamba. Byamba Tseyen is from the community of Mandalgobi in Dundgobi in the Gobi Desert. For over 40 years, Byamba – the driving force behind the Gobi Oasis Tree Planting Project, a retired forest engineer and local conservationist – has been leading her small conservation project by growing small seeds & branches, and nurturing them in harsh conditions, before replanting them in areas in desperate need for defence against desertification.

 

Byamba of Gobi Oasis Tree Planting Project - located in Mongolia's Middle Gobi.

For more details, look at our Mongolia Women Only Tour website page or get in touch for details.

Jess @ Eternal Landscapes.

Jessica Brooks
Jessica Brooks
I’m Jess Brooks. I am the founder of Eternal Landscapes Mongolia - a registered Mongolian business and social travel enterprise that focuses on providing travellers with a real 21st Century insight into Mongolia. I have been based in Mongolia since 2006 and together with my beloved Mongolian team, we focus on tourism that makes a positive difference. I'm also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society - awarded for my work in Mongolia and a published guidebook author - having worked together with World Adventure Guides to produce a digital interactive guide to Mongolia. http://www.jessbrooks.co.uk/
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