Faraz is a confident and highly experienced public speaker. He fills his stories with vivid, colourful descriptions, fascinating trivia and amusing anecdotes, all illustrated with beautiful photographs and videos. He has spoken in a variety of formats, including lectures, after-dinner speeches, panel discussions, video calls and informal talks.

Faraz is available to speak at events or to organisations, including businesses, schools and charities, on a wide range of topics. These include:​

  • travel, adventure and exploration

  • leadership

  • teamwork

  • diversity

  • motivation

  • overcoming adversity

  • the kindness of strangers

  • Mongolia

Previous venues include Oxford University, Cambridge University, the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society for Asian Affairs.


Faraz captivated us all with his tales of crossing the Gobi Desert, leading us on a journey through one of the remotest corners of the world. He left us wanting to hear more and inspired us to take on our own adventures.

Oxford University Exploration Club

Faraz was a thoroughly captivating after-dinner speaker, transporting us from the refined setting of the RAC Club in London to the somewhat less comfortable surroundings of his 1,600km trek across the Gobi Desert and some of its rather special challenges.

Society of Property Researchers


Faraz's lecture to the Royal Geographical Society entitled Outer Mongolia: the last place on Earth.



Faraz speaking to BBC Radio 4's Ritula Shah about whether outdated, imperialist forms of exploration still exist.


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