February 12, 2018
Turuu and Onroo during Tsagaan Sar 2017 at the Gua Undur ovoo (sacred stone shrine) – the ovoo close to where their father was born and the inspiration for our Mongolian b

Mongolian Lunar New Year – Your Guide

Mongolian New Year – known as Tsagaan Sar is fast approaching. Here’s my (brief you’ll be pleased to hear) guide. Most people will have heard of Chinese New […]
January 23, 2018
On top of the world at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. Not a generic tourist ger camp in sight. Image by EL

Short Winter Tour Ideas Mongolia

Are you planning on a winter trip on the Trans Siberian / Mongolian train line this winter or next? Most companies will send you off to […]
January 8, 2018
One of the husky dogs used for dog sledding in Mongolia

Dog Sledding In Mongolia

When you think of dogs and Mongolia, you wouldn’t necessarily think of huskies or dog sledging. The traditional breed of Mongolian dog (bankhar) has always played […]
December 27, 2017
Mongolia experiences four very distinct seasons. Each has its positives and challenges. Winter is one of the most challenging for Mongolia's herders. But, one of the most rewarding as a visitor.

Winter In Mongolia

Winter in Mongolia has a bit of a reputation. Temperatures as low as -40. Lack of infrastructure. Limited domestic flights. Outside toilets. Roads often impassable. So […]
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 […]
December 10, 2017

The Lost Khulan In The Gobi

A wonderful concept – a book written with children in mind to help educate about the protection and conservation of one of Mongolia’s key wildlife species First up. […]
December 1, 2017

Downtime In The Gobi

Because sometimes you just have to take time out Ever wondered what the EL team do in Mongolia when they have a short work break? Well, […]
November 24, 2017

Alternatives to Black Friday – Mongolia

Today is Black Friday – synonymous with consumerism and excess. Yes, most of us still have to work and there is nothing wrong with making a profit […]
November 17, 2017

Photo Essay – Hunting With Eagles

Hunting with eagles (‘berkutchi’) is a form of falconry traditionally found throughout the Eurasian steppe. It is still practiced by the Kazakhs of western Mongolia. Winter is hunting season […]
October 31, 2017

Focus On Ulaanbaatar for World Cities’ Day

  A blog post focusing on a social entrepreneurship in Ulaanbaatar for World Cities’ Day So. Now you know. Today is the World Cities’ Day. You probably know […]
October 26, 2017

Photo Essay: Mongolia’s National Parks and Nature Reserves

Roughly 17% of Mongolia’s landmass has some form of national environmental protection. A further 10% has local protected area status. Every September I offer our National […]
October 10, 2017

The Annual EL Mongolian National Park Clean Up

True. Not the most eye catching of subject titles. It’s difficult to try and ‘jazz’ it up. But, that’s what this post is about – the […]
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