Wild Women Expeditions Plans Journey through Millennia Traversing Mongolia's Gobi Desert

By: Wild Women Expeditions
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Oct. 2, 2019 - PRLog -- For 12 days in 2020, Wild Women Expeditions will immerse women-only guests in a universe so old, so vast and so remote that the 21st century itself is at risk of seeming other-worldly.

The pioneer of women-only travel has arranged an in-depth foray into the Gobi Desert that is on the distant frontier of adventure travel. The May 13-24 and May 27-June 7, 2020, Women of the Gobi Desert Tour (https://wildwomenexpeditions.com/trips/women-of-the-gobi-desert/)s are one-of-a-kind itineraries that begin and end in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. This city is in the northern realms of the Gobi that spans some two-thirds of Mongolia's southern border with China.

A mission of Wild Women Expeditions is to support women, wherever possible, against the hazards of marginalization due to change. Laced through this itinerary are opportunities for visitors to see firsthand how nomadic women are managing the trajectory of change brought about by modern climate issues and by the collapse, less than 20 years ago, of the former Soviet Union. They will also be able to discuss with Gobi women their takeaways from a UNESCO project launched in 1991 to help nomadic women protect themselves from becoming marginalized due to economic ups and downs. Reads a UNESCO report: "Nomadic women, in this process, have become active earners and agents of change in the desert."

Women here are charged with shaping a better life for their families, communities and themselves. Guests meet up with one community leader among the local herder women who has reached beyond the Gobi to display her products overseas at a slow food event.

Guided by Duya, the female guide for this expedition, guests and hosts interact during a homestay with a family that herds cattle. In one of the model rural districts in Mongolia, with notable modern buildings for school, hospital and administrative buildings, a local women's group explains how and why women expanded from solely domestic use to commercial application of their creations from sheep wool felt and camel yarn. Another visit to a women-run cooperative reveals centuries of tradition in displays of handmade garments of felt and yarn, often with embellished with colorful embroidery.

The per person rate for this adventure is $3,695 USD including accommodations in hotels, ger camps, homestays in the guest ger of herder families and tent camping, travel costs, meals and entry fees to museums and protected areas.

For details on this trip please see: https://wildwomenexpeditions.com/trips/women-of-the-gobi-desert/

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