Why We Offer Low Season Experiences In Mongolia

Khentii Province – Eastern Mongolia
September 17, 2018
One of the husky dogs used for dog sledding in Mongolia
Dog Sledding Mongolia
October 11, 2018
A guest of Eternal Landscapes taking a walk in the immensity of the landscapes of western Mongolia.

Why We Offer Low Season Experiences In Mongolia

As part of our Responsible Tourism philosophy, we offer low season experiences in Mongolia. We are keen to make tourism less concentrated around peak season here in Mongolia (July) and to help the income of the people we work with be more evenly distributed.

Why?

Most importantly, it’s a more sustainable approach.

Along with mining and agriculture, tourism is one of the main sources of income for the country, and with a peak tourist season of barely three months, many Mongolians struggle to make ends meet. Many others involved in tourism – particularly the drivers – have little other work. Huge numbers of drivers are required in July and August, and there is simply not enough work for the rest of the year to keep them all employed.

Also, as the temperature drops, local Mongolians need to buy serious clothing, as well as food and coal, which is expensive. Herders do battle with the weather – including the unique cyclical weather phenomenon called a dzud.  Hosting visitors can really ease the stresses of winter, and takes the pressure off earning a year’s worth of money in the short summer season.

Travelling off peak in Mongolia may seem like a brave prospect but come in the low season and you’ll be doing a good thing. Not only will you be rewarded with cheaper airfares, but you’ll be helping to sustain the local economy and as the sun dips ever lower, the landscapes seem to stretch further than ever.

A guest of Eternal Landscapes taking a walk in the immensity of the landscapes of western Mongolia. Just one reason to choose a low season experience with us in Mongolia.

One of Mongolia’s many ‘eternal landscapes.’ Choose a low season experience in Mongolia and all this vastness could be yours.

And for those of you that do it, we’ll take care of you – providing our hand made goat skin blankets, Mongolian felt boots and Mongolian deel … as well as a detailed packing list. We also offer a 15% discount as a reward for going against the grain!

For ideas and inspiration, about our low season experiences in Mongolia, look at the Winter Tours Mongolia page of our website. Alternatively, get in touch for further details.

We look forward to welcoming you. Just bring thermals!

 

Jess @ Eternal Landscapes

Jessica Brooks
Jessica Brooks
I’m Jess Brooks. I have been based in Mongolia since 2006 and am the founder of Eternal Landscapes Mongolia - a registered Mongolian business and social travel enterprise that focuses on providing travellers with a real 21st Century insight into Mongolia that supports local communities. I'm also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society - awarded for my work in Mongolia and a published guidebook author - having worked together with World Adventure Guides to produce a digital interactive guide to Mongolia. http://www.jessbrooks.co.uk/
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