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. 

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

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 […]
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 […]

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.

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 […]
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 […]

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.

April 16, 2019

Well Refurbishment Project – CAMDA NGO – Mongolia

Well Refurbishment Project – CAMDA NGO – Mongolia Let’s start with a question. Say you’re a herder in Mongolia, what do you think is one of […]
March 15, 2019
Meet Halmira, Olgii Western Mongolia

Meeting Halmira – Olgii, Western Mongolia

Meeting Halmira – Olgii, Western Mongolia This was a chance encounter … one of the Kazakh eagle hunters we work with in Olgii, Western Mongolia told […]
March 6, 2019
Celebrating International Women's Day in Mongolia

International Women’s Day (2019) In Mongolia

International Women’s Day (2019) In Mongolia March 8th is International Women’s Day in Mongolia. The focus of the 2019 campaign is #BalanceforBetter – a call-to-action for driving gender […]
February 2, 2019
Sunrise on Tsagaan Sar - experience Mongolia's Lunar New Year on one of our Mongolia winter tours

Tsagaan Sar – Your Guide

Tsagaan Sar – Your Guide Mongolian Lunar New Year is known as Tsagaan Sar (White Month). It is celebrated on the second new moon after the winter solstice and […]
January 30, 2019
Eternal Landscapes Trip Assistants - Mongolia

Tsagaan Sar – Mongolian Lunar New Year

Tsagaan Sar – Mongolian Lunar New Year There’s a lot of articles and blog posts on the traditions surrounding Tsagaan Sar  – Mongolian Lunar New Year […]
January 10, 2019
Horse trekking tours Mongolia

Mongolia Trekking Tours – Our Philosophy

Mongolia Trekking Tours – Our Philosophy So a quick quiz for you. What do you think this diverse range of four Mongolians have in common?   […]

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July 13, 2017
Archery at Mongolia's Naadam Festival

Mongolia’s Naadam Festival – 2017

If you’re reading about Mongolia then you have probably heard of Naadam. What surprises me is that people just see Naadam as the Three Manly Games. Naad means […]
June 1, 2017

International Children’s Day, June 1st, Mongolia

If you were in UB today and wondered why there was a descent of children into the main city centre … welcome to the celebration of […]
May 27, 2017

The ‘soul’ of Seoul Street, Ulaanbaatar

With the news that one of Ulaanbaatar’s beating arteries is about to turn into a pedestrian zone, just what can you experience on this urban thoroughfare? […]
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