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.

This week … a focus on spring in Mongolia – one of the most industrious times of the year for Mongolia’a herders.

April 9, 2020
Milking yaks. Part of the typical Mongolian herding calendar

The Mongolian Herding Calendar

The Mongolian Herding Calendar Out of the current Mongolian population of 3.2 million (April 2020), there are approximately 230,000 herding households -families with livestock that move […]
April 25, 2019
A Mongolian yak herder battling the winter weather conditions

Mongolian Nomads’ Migration

Mongolian Nomads’ Migration There are approximately 165,000 herding households spread throughout the vastness of  Mongolia – a country the size of western Europe. Between them are […]
April 7, 2019
Experience spring in Mongolia in the the Orkhon River Valley, Mongolia. This vast landscape is part of one of Mongolia's four UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Experience Spring In Mongolia

Experience Spring In Mongolia Spring in Mongolia is not typically a time of year promoted by companies so why are we saying to experience spring in […]
May 17, 2015
A Mongolian ger - Gorkhi Terelj National Park in summer in your guide to Mongolia's seaons

Your Guide To Mongolia’s Seasons

Your Guide To Mongolia’s Seasons Mongolia is not exactly a pack-light destination.  It is better to be prepared to bring everything or at least be prepared […]

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

April 9, 2020
Milking yaks. Part of the typical Mongolian herding calendar

The Mongolian Herding Calendar

The Mongolian Herding Calendar Out of the current Mongolian population of 3.2 million (April 2020), there are approximately 230,000 herding households -families with livestock that move […]
March 11, 2020
The Mongolian flag - showing the national symbol of Mongolia - the Soyembo

Blogs About Mongolia

Blogs About Mongolia What does Mongolia mean to the people who have travelled there? What was their experience like? Sometimes you need the perspective of someone […]
March 11, 2020
Trekking in Khovsgol and the Darkhad Depression

Trekking Khovsgol & the Darkhad Depression

Trekking Khovsgol & the Darkhad Depression We were joined by Swiss guest Deborah Furrer on a three week trip to northerm Mongolia – trekking  at Khovsgol […]
March 5, 2020
The Lost Khulan In The Gobi - World Wildlife Day Mongolia

World Wildlife Day Mongolia

World Wildlife Day Mongolia On 20 December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March – the day of signature of the Convention on […]
February 19, 2020
Mongolia mountain bike tours

Mongolia Mountain Biking Experiences

Mongolia Mountain Biking Experiences Here at Eternal Landscapes Mongolia, we offer a small range of Mongolia mountain biking experiences. Vast and wild, the diverse landscapes of […]
February 15, 2020
A birvaz ferry. One way to cross a Mongolian river

How To Cross A Mongolian River

How To Cross A Mongolian River Khentii Province in Mongolia’s north-east is considered the birthplace of Chinggis Khan.  We typically leave it alone for July and early […]

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.

March 11, 2020
Trekking in Khovsgol and the Darkhad Depression

Trekking Khovsgol & the Darkhad Depression

Trekking Khovsgol & the Darkhad Depression We were joined by Swiss guest Deborah Furrer on a three week trip to northerm Mongolia – trekking  at Khovsgol […]
February 19, 2020
Mongolia mountain bike tours

Mongolia Mountain Biking Experiences

Mongolia Mountain Biking Experiences Here at Eternal Landscapes Mongolia, we offer a small range of Mongolia mountain biking experiences. Vast and wild, the diverse landscapes of […]
February 15, 2020
A birvaz ferry. One way to cross a Mongolian river

How To Cross A Mongolian River

How To Cross A Mongolian River Khentii Province in Mongolia’s north-east is considered the birthplace of Chinggis Khan.  We typically leave it alone for July and early […]
December 30, 2019
Khogno Khan Nature Reserve during our Modern Nomads Mongolia winter tour

Mongolia Winter Trip – Modern Nomads

Mongolia Winter Trip – Modern Nomads Our Mongolia winter tours are a celebration of Mongolian tradition and culture. We look at what Mongolians do in the […]
October 18, 2019

Mongolia Winter Trip – Orkhon River Valley

Mongolia Winter Trip – Orkhon River Valley If you’re considering a Mongolia winter trip then think about visiting Mongolia’s Orkhon River Valley – located near the […]
September 17, 2019
Deer stones - experience them as part of our archaeological Mongolia day tour

Mongolia Day Tour – Spend a day with an archaeologist

Mongolia Day Tour – Spend a day with an archaeologist  The land of Mongolia only offers a hint at the flow of history, people and the […]

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.

May 17, 2020
Dashdorjiin Natsagdorj - Mongolian Poet

Dashdorjiin Natsagdorj

Dashdorjiin Natsagdorj If you’re not Mongolian, then you (probably) will not have heard of Dashdorjiin Natsagdorj. Born in 1906, Natsagdorj was a Mongolian poet and writer. […]
May 16, 2020
Spend time in Mongolia and you will notice that a majority of families own a dog. Very rarely are they fashionable, small, pedigree dogs as traditionally the dogs role was to alert it’s owners to the arrival of strangers arriving from the wide-open steppe, herding the livestock when families moved to new pasture and guarding against the threat of wolves. Did you know that in Mongolia, dogs traditionally are the only animal given their own name? It is a sign of honour and part of a belief that dogs are the last stage before humans in the reincarnation process. When a dog dies, the owner whispers in the dog’s ear his wishes that the dog will return as a man in his next life. They are buried high in the hills so that people do not walk on their remains. Their tail is cut off and put beneath the head, and a piece of meat or fat is cut off and placed in the dog’s mouth to sustain its soul for its journey; before the dog is reincarnated, the dog’s soul is freed to travel the land, to run across the high open steppe for as long as it would like.

Mongolian Dogs – Life On The Steppe

Mongolian Dogs Pick up a guide book to Mongolia and glance at the culture section. You’ll probably find that gers are (obviously) mentioned as are the […]
April 9, 2020
Milking yaks. Part of the typical Mongolian herding calendar

The Mongolian Herding Calendar

The Mongolian Herding Calendar Out of the current Mongolian population of 3.2 million (April 2020), there are approximately 230,000 herding households -families with livestock that move […]
March 23, 2020
A Mongolian ger in northern Mongolia

Films About Mongolia

Films About Mongolia Sometimes the best way to experience a destination is to watch a film that takes place there. If you have been, it’s also […]
March 5, 2020
The Lost Khulan In The Gobi - World Wildlife Day Mongolia

World Wildlife Day Mongolia

World Wildlife Day Mongolia On 20 December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March – the day of signature of the Convention on […]
March 5, 2020
Inspiring female adventurers Mongolia

Inspiring Female Adventurers Mongolia

Inspiring Female Adventurers Mongolia Mongolia has been attracting explorers and those with a wanderlust for centuries. As a country it was considered a remote destination  – […]

‘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.

March 8, 2020
Eternal Landscapes Mongolia trip assistants gathered for international women's day Mongolia

International Women’s Day (2020) In Mongolia

International Women’s Day (2020) In Mongolia March 8th is International Women’s Day in Mongolia and around the world. The focus of the 2020 campaign is #EachforEqual […]
March 5, 2020
The Lost Khulan In The Gobi - World Wildlife Day Mongolia

World Wildlife Day Mongolia

World Wildlife Day Mongolia On 20 December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March – the day of signature of the Convention on […]
November 12, 2019
Some of our female Mongolia trip assistants. Meet them on our Mongolia female only tour experience

Our Mongolia Female Only Tour Experience

Our Mongolia Female Only Tour Experience Do a Google search for ‘solo female travel’ and 206,000,000 results (as of November 2019) pop up.  Trekksoft (the online […]
July 29, 2019
Batmonkh - master bow and arrow maker, Mongolia

Mongolia Day Trips – Archery Workshop

Mongolia Day Trips – Archery Workshop One day? What can you hope to experience on just one Mongolia day trip – a country the size of […]
July 7, 2019
Yak cart trek in Mongolia

Yak Cart Trek Mongolia

Yak Cart Trek Mongolia Perfect for those that don’t enjoy a rigorous hike or trek, a yak cart trek in Mongolia gives you the option to […]
April 25, 2019
A Mongolian yak herder battling the winter weather conditions

Mongolian Nomads’ Migration

Mongolian Nomads’ Migration There are approximately 165,000 herding households spread throughout the vastness of  Mongolia – a country the size of western Europe. Between them are […]

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November 11, 2018

Guidebook to Mongolia

Guidebook To Mongolia It’s remarkable where a chance encounter can lead isn’t it? In this case, to the publication of our interactive guidebook to Mongolia. Mongolia […]
December 24, 2017
Winter community events at the Nogoon Nuur Community Project in the ger districts of Ulaanbaatar. Once a quarry. Then a waste dump. Now a thriving space for families and children of the ger districts. The vision of Mongolian philanthropist Ulzii.

A Christmas Message From Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Christmas in Mongolia. For the 3.5 percent of Mongolia’s population that is Christian (in the 2010 Census, 64.4 % of Mongolia’s population highlighted they were of some […]
August 23, 2017

How To Horse Trek In Mongolia

Horses are a central part of the life and culture in Mongolia. And, in a country of great horse men and women what could be a […]
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