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.

For our in ‘The Spotlight’  this week we have chosen to highlight films and books that promote Mongolian culture, history or geography.  

September 20, 2021
Book cover - On The Trail Of Genghis Khan

Mongolia Must-Reads: On The Trail of Genghis Khan by Tim Cope

Mongolia Must-Reads: On The Trail Of Genghis Khan by Tim Cope For the next book in our series of  Mongolia Must-Reads, we’re focusing on On The […]

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

July 27, 2021

Camel Trekking Mongolia

Camel Trekking Mongolia The Gobi Desert is Asia’s largest desert – split between northern China and southern Mongolia. John Man is his book, Tracking the Gobi, […]
November 6, 2020
Mongolian children on their horses at the start line of a Naadam Festival horse race

Mongolia’s Naadam Festival

Mongolia’s Naadam Festival Mongolia’s Naadam Festival is a national celebration.  It is also a favoured public holiday, one of Mongolia’s top sporting events, a celebration of […]
November 2, 2020

Responsible Photography in Mongolia

Responsible Photography In Mongolia Why this post on responsible photography in Mongolia? Because when I was recently biking home through Ulaanbaatar I observed a group of […]
October 8, 2020
Mongolian horseback archery

Mongolian Horseback Archery

Mongolian Horseback Archery Simply put, a horse archer is armed with a bow and arrows and able to shoot while riding from horseback.  In Mongolian culture, […]
September 30, 2020
Landscapes of western Mongolia

Our Virtual Tour Of Western Mongolia

Our Virtual Tour Of Western Mongolia Western Mongolia is a glorious mix. As well as Mongolia’s highest mountains and its largest glacier, the region also has […]
August 11, 2020

Untamed Mongolia – Review by our guest Lynn McCaw

Untamed Mongolia Untamed Mongolia is one of our Mongolia small group experiences. It’s a celebration of the diversity of Mongolia’s ‘eternal’ landscapes where the focus is about […]

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.

July 27, 2021
Khongoryn Els Sand Dunes Mongolia

Khongoryn Els Sand Dunes Mongolia

Khongoryn Els Sand Dunes Mongolia The Khongoryn Els Sand Dunes in Mongolia are known locally as Duut Mankhan – the Singing Sands. These are the largest […]
June 28, 2021
Sunrise from sacred Shiliin Bogd Mongolia

Shiliin Bogd Mongolia

Shiliin Bogd Mongolia As we have mentioned elsewhere in our blog and website, if someone asked us to describe Mongolia in one word, the one word […]
May 19, 2021
Khar Nuur in Zavkhan Province, Mongolia

Khar Nuur Zavkhan

Khar Nuur Zavkhan Although we’re a small company (150-200 bookings per year) we receive returning guests. John Holman had travelled with us twice (‘I enjoyed the remoteness, […]
November 9, 2020
Mongolia's Orkhon River Valley

Mongolia’s Orkhon River Valley

Mongolia’s Orkhon River Valley Mongolia is an ancient land and has a rich and varied history. However, the country only offers a hint at the flow […]
August 18, 2020
Amarbayasgalant Monastery - Selenge Province, Mongolia

Focus on Amarbayasgalant Monastery Mongolia

Focus on Amarbayasgalant Monastery Mongolia According to Mongolia’s recent 2020 Population and Housing Census, 59.4 percent of Mongolia’s population aged 15 years and over are religious. […]
June 22, 2020
Stupa at Khamariin Khiid Monastery

Khamariin Khiid Monastery

Khamariin Khiid Monastery In a country with a rich Buddhist heritage, why should you visit Khamariin Khiid Monastery? Well, first you have to understand who Danzan […]

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.

September 20, 2021
Book cover - On The Trail Of Genghis Khan

Mongolia Must-Reads: On The Trail of Genghis Khan by Tim Cope

Mongolia Must-Reads: On The Trail Of Genghis Khan by Tim Cope For the next book in our series of  Mongolia Must-Reads, we’re focusing on On The […]
August 5, 2021
Skateboarding in Mongolia

Skateboarding In Mongolia

Skateboarding In Mongolia Let’s start our post on skateboarding in Mongolia with a photo … As a visitor, it might seem slightly incongruous to see a […]
July 29, 2021
This is Erdeneochir - a talented Mongolian musician. His musical skills include the art of khoomi (throat singing) and playing the horse head fiddle.

Mongolia’s Horse Head Fiddle

Mongolia’s Horse Head Fiddle Visit Mongolia and music is all around you. Spend time out in rural Mongolia and you will hear a herder singing or […]
July 28, 2021
Bactrian camels Mongolia

Tale Of The Weeping Camel

Tale Of The Weeping Camel The Tale of the Weeping Camel is a 2003 German documentary drama which was released internationally in 2004. The movie was […]
July 26, 2021
Mongolia and the Olympics - winning gold in Judo

Mongolia And The Olympics

Mongolia And The Olympics What do you know about Mongolia and the Olympics?  Did you know that Mongolia has a National Olympic Committee? Those who have […]
May 28, 2021
Mongolian boots

Guide to Mongolian Souvenirs

Guide To Mongolian Souvenirs In our guide to Mongolian souvenirs, we’re only going to focus on local products.   Consider woolen items made out of cashmere, […]

‘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.

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 […]
February 10, 2021
Water To Go Logo

Plastic Bottles Mongolia – Working With Water To Go

Plastic Bottles Mongolia – Working With Water To Go It is easy to feel that companies in the travel and tourism sector have inflated claims about […]
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 […]
January 7, 2020

Tree Planting Project In Mongolia

Tree Planting Project In Mongolia When you think of Mongolia you might not immediately think of a tree planting project in Mongolia. But one of the […]
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 […]

From The Archive

November 2, 2020

(Informal) Notes From The Mongolian Road

(Informal) Notes From The Mongolian Road On each of the Mongolia experiences we offer we do all our own research, drive the distances, speak to the […]
March 3, 2019
A Mongolian ger - Gorkhi Terelj National Park in summer in your guide to Mongolia's seaons

Five Signs You’ve Fallen In Love With Mongolia

Five Signs You’ve Fallen In Love With Mongolia Jess Signet is a travel blogger who spent some time in Mongolia and who loved it – ‘Mongolia is […]
November 28, 2018
One of the 'eternal' landscapes of Mongolia - gers in the central Khangai Mountains.

The (Eternal) Landscapes Of Mongolia

The (Eternal) Landscapes Of Mongolia When people ask me why did we choose the name Eternal Landscapes I typically show them a photograph. I don’t have […]
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