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 … as part of our ‘be part of a bigger travel philosophy’ Crowdfunding campaign, we are creating a series of free virtual tours introducing you to our Mongolia. As you can’t currently travel to Mongolia, we will bring Mongolia to you. 

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 […]
June 23, 2020
Mongolia's Gobi Desert

Our Virtual Tour Of Mongolia’s Gobi Desert

Our Virtual Tour Of Mongolia’s Gobi Desert   “Mongolia’s Gobi Desert seems like earth reduced to its most basic elements: rock, sky, glaring sunlight and little […]
June 10, 2020
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Mongolia Introduced – A Virtual Tour

Mongolia Introduced – A Virtual Tour Let’s see how this goes … as you can’t currently visit our Mongolia, we will (attempt to) bring our beloved […]
June 10, 2020

Our Virtual Tour Of Eastern Mongolia

Our Virtual Tour Of Eastern Mongolia If you were to describe eastern Mongolia in one word, the word that would spring to mind is ‘vast’, vast […]

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

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 […]
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 […]
August 9, 2020

Explore Wilderness Trails – Trekking In Mongolia

Trekking In Mongolia Mongolia is a trekking mecca – wild landscapes & endless horizons stretch before you in this sparsely populated land without boundaries. But, this […]
July 15, 2020
Trans Mongolian Train Extensions - Local Trans Siberian train

Taking The Trans-Mongolian Train – Your Introduction

Taking The Trans-Mongolian Train – Your Introduction Firstly. remove your watch. A high-speed express train this is not.  What else can you expect when travelling on […]

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.

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 […]
June 7, 2019

Ulaanbaatar – Mongolia’s Capital City

Ulaanbaatar  – Mongolia’s Capital City Ulaanbaatar (UB) is a city I call home. It often divides visitors into two strong categories of love or hate…two opposing corners […]
September 17, 2018

Khentii Province – Eastern Mongolia

Khentii Province – Eastern Mongolia If you’re looking for solitude then Khentii Province in eastern Mongolia should come towards the top of your list. Due to the […]
August 22, 2018
Mongolia's Flaming Cliffs - also known as Bayanzag - in the southern Gobi Desert

Mongolia’s Flaming Cliffs – Bayanzag

Mongolia’s Flaming Cliffs – Bayanzag Mongolia’s Flaming Cliffs are located deep in the southern Gobi Desert (Omnogobi Province) and form part of the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan […]

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.

January 17, 2021
Book Cover - Hearing Birds Fly

Mongolia Must-Reads: Hearing Birds Fly by Louisa Waugh

Mongolia Must-Reads: Hearing Birds Fly: A Nomadic Year in Mongolia by Louisa Waugh Ever wondered about the realities of daily life in rural Mongolia? The travelogue […]
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 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 […]

‘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
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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 […]
November 2, 2020

Photography in Mongolia

Photography In Mongolia Are we a group of professional photographers?  No. So why this post on photography in Mongolia? Because when I was recently biking home […]
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 […]
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