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Introducing the brave, beautiful group of new (and old) monsooners so far who are coming this winter on our epic trip on The Silk Road:



Calvin "O Captain My Captain" Sun – NYC | Expedition Leader | Emergency Medicine Physician | Columbia University, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine



Charlotte "Ri Sol-ju" G – Beijing, China | Expedition Leader | Media Officer, Tour Guide



Tan "Dr. Who" Nguyen – Previous Monsooner (The Palawan, East Timor Leste) | NYC | Internal Medicine Physician | UC Irvine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine



Inés P – Geneva, Switzerland | Hospitality, Marketing | Les Roches International School Of Hotel Management



Patricia "Nomad" T – Hong Kong | Intern, Marketing | San Jose State University



Marco C – San Francisco | Apple Software Engineer | UMass – Amherst



Yvonne "Weinstein Co." L – Philadelphia, PA | Media, Business Student | Columbia University, UPenn – Wharton School of Business

Gareth "The Guvnor" Johnson – Previous Monsooner (9 trips) | Xi’an, China | Expedition Leader | Managing Director of Young Pioneer Tours


Eilidh "Mother Of The Turkmen" G – Melbourne, Australia | Expedition Leader | Tour Guide



Helen C – NYC | Consultant | Chengchi University, UPenn – Wharton School of Business



Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | Mass Communications | Boston University, Singapore Nanyang Technological University



Chris "Finger Strength" T – Hong Kong | Service Representative | Macquarie University



Melissa W – Chicago, IL | Media, Video Editor | Loyola University Chicago



Remi "Class Prez" C – NYC | Doctoral Student | Columbia University, Adelphi University


Siavash D – San Francisco | Software Engineer | Cornell University


Johnson L – Singapore | KTH Royal Institute of Technology



And from this December 28th to January 10th, we are heading out to:


Asghabat, Turkmenistan


Kipchak, Turkmenistan


Bukhara, Uzbekistan


Tashkent, Uzbekistan


Istaravshan, Tajikistan


Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan


Almaty, Kazakhstan


Derweze, Turkmenistan


Mary/Merv, Turkmenistan


Samarkand, Uzbekistan


Khujand, Tajikistan


Dushanbe, Tajikistan


Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan