MONGOLIA - June 26th /JULY 9th 2017  (This trip has been completed)

This trip invited the participants to discover Mongolia through Mongolian shamanism. It was an opportunity for cultural as well as shamanic exchanges. We shared shamanic practices, ceremonies and rituals to honor the Spirits and Mother Earth.

 

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 Lunch on the steppes

Lunch on the steppes

 Temple ruins

Temple ruins

 A view within the ruins

A view within the ruins

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 The local variety of lavendar, a natural insect repellant

The local variety of lavendar, a natural insect repellant

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 The fence is to keep the livestock out rather than in

The fence is to keep the livestock out rather than in

 Flying a kite with the children

Flying a kite with the children

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 After a breakdown, walking the last few kilometers into the camp in the Orkon Valley

After a breakdown, walking the last few kilometers into the camp in the Orkon Valley

 The Orkon Valley

The Orkon Valley

 A view of the Valley from camp

A view of the Valley from camp

 Outside the kitchen tent

Outside the kitchen tent

 After dinner conversation

After dinner conversation

 An offering to the spirits of food and fermented mares milk

An offering to the spirits of food and fermented mares milk

 Our first Orkon Valley rainbow

Our first Orkon Valley rainbow

 Nearing sunset

Nearing sunset

 Camp

Camp

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 Yaks afoot

Yaks afoot

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 More yaks

More yaks

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 Collecting water at the spring

Collecting water at the spring

 Our mascot 'Biquette'

Our mascot 'Biquette'

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 On the road again...

On the road again...

 A poignant image, a wheelchair empty, in the middle of the steppes.

A poignant image, a wheelchair empty, in the middle of the steppes.

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 Pitching in to clean up the river

Pitching in to clean up the river

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 Warming up for a race

Warming up for a race

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 On the lake

On the lake

 A local with his pipe

A local with his pipe

 Back in Ulaanbataar

Back in Ulaanbataar

 Our last night

Our last night

 Our group and support staff, the very best

Our group and support staff, the very best