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.

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 […]
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 […]
December 21, 2019
As the sun dips ever lower during the shorter days of winter, the landscapes of Mongolia seem to stretch further than ever. Such as the immensity of the Altai Nuruu Mountains seen here that stretch across western Mongolia

Mongolia’s Nine Nines Of Winter

Mongolia’s Nine Nines of Winter Mongolia has a very extreme continental climate which means that it lacks any moderating influence from the ocean. This makes it one […]

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.

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 […]
August 29, 2019
Reasons to visit Mongolia - sacred stone shrines on high passes

Reasons To Visit Mongolia

Reasons To Visit Mongolia Why visit Mongolia? I could provide a list of reasons to visit Mongolia …but I think it helps to understand the experience […]
June 30, 2019
Reindeer belonging to the Tsaatan reindeer herders of Mongolia

Mongolia’s Tsaatan Reindeer Herders

Mongolia’s Tsaatan Reindeer Herders Mongolia’s Tsaatan reindeer herders are located in the far north of Mongolia in the Darhad Depression – one of three parallel rift […]

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.

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  – […]
February 11, 2020
A series of books about Mongolia

Books About Mongolia

Books About Mongolia Everyone prepares differently for a holiday but reading can be a way to explore a country’s past, present and future before you arrive. […]
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 […]

‘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 28, 2017
Local Mongolian men enjoying using the camera of one of our guests at the local Naadam Festival in Kharkhorin, central Mongolia

Mongolia Through A Lens

My brief guide to photography in Mongolia Am I a photographer? No. Do I take photographs? Mostly no. So why am I writing a post on […]
July 20, 2017

Wilderness Trails – Trekking In Mongolia

My brief guide to trekking in Mongolia. If you prefer glamping (one of the current ‘buzz’ words in travel) then read no further.  There is no mention of scatter […]
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 […]
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