Welcome to our Mongolia Travel Blog

Our Mongolia travel blog is written by Jess – the founder of Eternal Landscapes Mongolia.  This is your informal introduction to our Mongolia.  Use our Mongolia travel blog for inspiration. Dip into it to discover more.

The blog is divided into four sections – Experience, See, Learn, Community.Or, if you’re short on time, every week I put one or a few posts … In The Spotlight.

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February 6, 2024

Achieving New Heights

Achieving New Heights As those who have traveled with us are aware, we are a small, registered Mongolian company and a business with a social conscience, […]
February 6, 2024

Proud Mongols

Proud Mongols “Young Mongols, Forging Democracy In The Wild, Wild East” by Aubrey Menard has been part of our suggested Mongolian reading list since it was […]
January 21, 2024

How to Visit a Mongolian Nomadic Family Respectfully

How to Visit a Mongolian Nomadic Family Respectfully International travellers are increasingly drawn to Mongolia, seeking to immerse themselves in the enduring legacy of its nomadic […]
December 7, 2023

Our 2023 Feedback Response

Our 2023 Feedback Response Your Voice, Our Commitment: It’s Our 2023 Feedback Response! Since Mongolia’s reopening in February 2022 following a two-year closure due to the […]
November 24, 2023
Do Good Friday - Mongolia

Do Good Friday

Do Good Friday Every year, the pressure of participating in Black Friday looms over small businesses including us. However, Black Friday symbolises consumerism, a concept in […]
October 24, 2023

Helping Mongolia’s Wilderness: Our Annual National Park Community Clean-Up

Helping Mongolia’s Wilderness: Our Annual National Park Community Clean-Up When most people think of Mongolia they don’t think of a rubbish clean-up. It’s not in the […]

Some of the experiences available in Mongolia are probably quite surprising. Use our ‘Experience Mongolia’ blog posts for inspiration.

December 31, 2023
A Mongolian yak herder battling the winter weather conditions during winter in Mongolia

Experience Winter In Mongolia

Experience Winter in Mongolia Mongolia is a land of extremes, boasting four distinct seasons each with its distinguishing features. But, it’s winter that casts a spell […]
December 6, 2023
Self driving guide to Mongolia

Our Self-Driving Guide To Mongolia

Exploring the Vast Expanse of Mongolia: Our Self-Driving Guide To Mongolia Mongolia, with its vast landscapes and untamed beauty, holds an allure for travellers seeking adventure. […]
August 31, 2023
Yes, Gorkhi-Terelj is the closest national park to Ulaanbaatar and is very developed (some would say over developed) for the tourist industry (the main valley was first developed for tourism in 1964) but it shares a common border with Khan Khentii and the two reserves are similar. Between the two sites, altitudinal variation is significant, leading to the development of different habitats but both support large areas of forest steppe and mountain steppe, with alpine habitats on higher peaks. The area is rich in rivers and streams, including the Terelj and Tuul and these water sources together with the rainfall in this mountainous region brings life to the pastureland – providing grazing for the livestock of the herding families who make this area their home. These herders include Naraa, Bujee (his wife) and their two children Tsindee and Bayasa – the family we work with in the region.

Trip Ideas For Autumn In Mongolia

Autumn In Mongolia – A Few Trip Ideas Autumn in Mongolia.  Naturally, it’s a time of spectacular colour, especially in the mountain-forest steppe regions such as Khentii […]
May 13, 2023
Deer stones - experience them as part of our archaeological Mongolia day tour

The Day We Spent With A Mongolian Archaeologist

The Day We Spent With A Mongolian Archaeologist Mongolia was a significant cultural hearth in the Palaeolithic Period and was a major stage for the emergence […]
April 21, 2023
An image of a door at Erdene Zuu Monastery in Kharkhorin, Mongolia

Tövkhön Khiid Monastery

Tövkhön Khiid Monastery Tövkhön Khiid Monastery (also spelt Tovkhon and Tuvkhun) is on the border of Övörkhangai and Arkhangai provinces in the Central Heartland. It is […]
March 21, 2023
Khovsgol Winter Ice Expedition - On va marcher sur le lac

Mongolia Winter Ice Expedition

Mongolia Winter Ice Expedition Back in April 2022, we were contacted by adventurers Renaud Fulconis and Aliénor Scrizzi the team behind On Va Marcher Sur Le […]

Mongolians typically divide their country into three main landscapes – the Gobi, Tal and Khangai (desert, steppe and mountain) but for our ‘Place To See In Mongolia’ posts we divide the country into five geographical sections (Gobi, Central Heartland, western Mongolia, northern Mongolia, eastern Mongolia) plus the capital city Ulaanbaatar.

February 1, 2024
Sunset over Buir Nuur in Dornod Aimag - Mongolia's eastern most province.

Explore Mongolia’s Lakes With Us: Our Comprehensive Guide

Explore Mongolia’s Lakes With Us: Our Comprehensive Guide Mongolia’s lakes are not just geographical features but essential components of the country’s cultural identity, ecosystems, and way […]
October 24, 2023

Mongolia’s Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park

Mongolia’s Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park A natural highlight,  Mongolia’s Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park (also written Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park) encompasses an area of […]
August 24, 2023
Selenge River Mongolia

Explore Mongolia’s Selenge Province

Explore Mongolia’s Selenge Province Mongolia’s Selenge Province is often dismissed by tour companies and visitors, but this northern province – dominated by the mighty Selenge and […]
August 4, 2023

Mongolia’s Monasteries – A Snapshot

Mongolia’s Monasteries Our ‘A Snapshot’ series of posts are posts highlighting daily life in Mongolia as well as aspects of Mongolian culture. This week … it’s […]
June 6, 2023
A glorious image of Khar Nuur in Zavkhan Province - it is quite remarkable - a crystal clear alpine lake surrounded by mountain steppe and sand dunes.

Khar Nuur Lake Mongolia

Khar Nuur Lake Mongolia When we first started working in Mongolia back in 2006, Khar Nuur Lake in Zavkhan Province in Western Mongolia was little mentioned […]
June 6, 2023
Furgon van at Otgon Tenger Mountain

Mongolia’s Otgon Tenger Mountain

Mongolia’s Otgon Tenger Mountain Mongolia’s Otgon Tenger Mountain is the highest mountain in Mongolia’s central Khangai Range – with its permanent snow-capped peak, it is said […]

Mongolia is the 18th largest country in the world and with a population of only just over 3 million, it is one of the least densely populated.  Our ‘Learn About Mongolia’ blog posts will help introduce you to a country that has the world’s fifth-largest desert (the Gobi),  a breeding population of snow leopards, Kazakh eagle hunters and a very modern capital city where Prius cars dominate.

February 16, 2024

Expeditions In Mongolia

Expeditions In Mongolia Mongolia has captured the imagination of explorers and adventurers for centuries. From the iconic figures who inspired legends to modern-day trailblazers pushing the […]
January 21, 2024

How to Visit a Mongolian Nomadic Family Respectfully

How to Visit a Mongolian Nomadic Family Respectfully International travellers are increasingly drawn to Mongolia, seeking to immerse themselves in the enduring legacy of its nomadic […]
January 12, 2024

Vegetarian Options in Mongolia

Exploring Vegetarian Options in Mongolia This is an update on our 2021 post. Mongolia, with its nomadic heritage, boasts a traditional cuisine deeply rooted in the […]
December 21, 2023
A Mongolian yak herder battling the winter weather conditions during winter in Mongolia

Mongolia’s Nine Nines of Winter: A Journey Through Extreme Cold and Tradition

Mongolia’s Nine Nines of Winter: A Journey Through Extreme Cold and Tradition Mongolia’s climate is fiercely continental, devoid of any oceanic moderation, making it one of […]
November 14, 2023
Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue

Discover Genghis Khan’s Legacy In Mongolia: Destinations To Explore

Discover Genghis Khan’s Legacy In Mongolia Travellers are often drawn to Mongolia to learn about Genghis Khan, the founder and leader of the Mongol Empire, and […]
October 5, 2023
A Mongolian ger - Gorkhi Terelj National Park in summer in your guide to Mongolia's seaons

Best Time To Travel To Mongolia

Best Time To Travel To Mongolia Mongolia is not exactly a pack-light destination.  It experiences four very distinct seasons all of which bring their own weather […]

‘Our Community in Mongolia’ blog posts introduce you not only to the EL team but to the people we work with countrywide. We focus on creating local community partnerships that offer long-term support and that also allow us to showcase the diversity of skills and knowledge of Mongolian’s in the 21st Century.

November 24, 2023
Do Good Friday - Mongolia

Do Good Friday

Do Good Friday Every year, the pressure of participating in Black Friday looms over small businesses including us. However, Black Friday symbolises consumerism, a concept in […]
September 21, 2023
Mongol Kazakh musicians

The Mongol Kazakhs Of Western Mongolia

The Mongol Kazakhs Of Western Mongolia Western Mongolia is dominated by the formidable Altai Mountains physically and culturally. For millennia, these imposing peaks have served as […]
May 13, 2023
Deer stones - experience them as part of our archaeological Mongolia day tour

The Day We Spent With A Mongolian Archaeologist

The Day We Spent With A Mongolian Archaeologist Mongolia was a significant cultural hearth in the Palaeolithic Period and was a major stage for the emergence […]
March 7, 2023
Eternal Landscapes Mongolia trip assistants gathered for international women's day Mongolia

International Women’s Day Mongolia

International Women’s Day Mongolia March 8th is International Women’s Day in Mongolia as it is around the world. But, how does International Women’s Day in Mongolia […]
May 30, 2022
Our host Darsuren Amarbayasgalant Monastery Mongolia

Meet Darsuren Our Host At Amarbayasgalant

Meet Darsuren – Our Host At Amarbayasgalant  Life is frequently tough in Mongolia. And life got very tough for Darsuren when her husband who was a […]
February 10, 2021
Milking yaks. Part of the typical Mongolian herding calendar

Ar Arvidjin Delgerekh Cooperative Mongolia

Ar Arvidjin Delgerekh Cooperative Mongolia We work in long-term local community partnerships with two families in Arkhangai Aimag in Mongolia who are members of the Ar […]

From The Archive

September 2, 2022

The Meaning Of Buddhist Stupas

Stupas are one of Buddhism’s most sacred objects and throughout our trips and on our city walking tour of Ulaanbaatar, we like our guests to gain […]
March 7, 2022

Mongolia From The Air – Aerial Photos of Mongolia

Mongolia From The Air – Aerial Photos of Mongolia I have a confession to make. I can lose hours looking at aerial photography. The unique perspective […]
December 21, 2021

Mongolia’s Population

Mongolia’s Population – 3 Million And Counting Back in January 2015, Mongolia’s population hit 3 million. (As I update this blog post at the end of […]
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