Traditions of the past are still practiced today on the steppe by its peoples. Mongolia, being one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world, is inhabited by the skilled Kazakh Eagle hunters in the west, the reclusive Reindeer Herders in the north, and the hardy nomadic herders living in yurts sprinkled throughout the countryside. All of these groups hold a tradition of legendary hospitality dating back to the time of Genghis Khan.
Barbara Expedition to Mongolia
February 25th 2019 – March 10th 2019
|Day 1||Arrival in Mongolia||Ger camp|
|Day 2||Archery Day and Traditional Music||Ger camp|
|Day 3||Flight To Nomadic Family||Personal ger (yurt)|
|Days 4-5||Days with Nomadic Family||Personal ger (yurt)|
|Day 6||Flight to Bayan-Ulgii and School Speech||Activity|
|Day 7||Women Carpet Makers||Activity|
|Days 8-9||Days with Eagle Hunter and Huntress||Personal ger (yurt)|
|Day 10||Domestic Flight back to Ulaanbaatar||Ger Camp|
|Day 11||Domestic Flight to Murun town (Reindeer area)||Personal ger (yurt)|
|Days 12-13||Days with the Reindeer Herders||Personal ger (yurt)|
|Day 14||Domestic Flight Back to Ulaanbaatar||Ger Camp|
|Day 15||Full Final Day||Ger camp|
After making her way west, she will spend a day with an all-female team of Kazakh rug makers. Barbara will then visit the the örst Eagle Huntresses, where Barbara can learn about the huntress’s struggles as well as the Kazakh tradition of hunting with a Golden Eagle. Lastly, she will visit the Reindeer Herders in the far north and learn about their dying culture.
A lifelong boundary-breaker who defies expectations to remind us what we are all capable of, Barbara has been an inspiration to many people in her lifetime, particularly women and girls, and now looks to bring her curiosity and courage to a new environmental frontier.