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.

May 21, 2018
The Khoridol Saridag Mountains and western shoreline provide a backdrop to the frozen lake surfaces of Khovsgol Nuur. Notice the traditional and WARM (!) coats modelled by Turuu and Bataa. These are hand made for Eternal Landscapes.

Mongolian Winter Tour Experiences

Mongolian Winter Tour Experiences The chances are you’ve heard about Mongolia’s reputation of being incredibly cold during winter, and I can definitely confirm that the rumours […]
February 27, 2018
Sunrise on Tsagaan Sar - experience Mongolia's Lunar New Year on one of our Mongolia winter tours

Winter Festivals In Mongolia

Read a little around the subject of Mongolia’s wintertime temperatures and you may start to think, ‘I’ll delay my visit until the summer.’ However, although winter […]
September 25, 2019
At one of Mongolia's Eagle Festivals

Mongolia’s Eagle Festivals

Mongolia’s Eagle Festivals Mongolia’s Eagle Festivals focus on promoting Kazakh culture and the tradition of hunting with eagles. Although the most well-known ones take place in […]
September 25, 2019
The Eagle Huntress Mongolia

The Eagle Huntress (es) Of Mongolia

The Eagle Huntress (es) of Mongolia The Eagle Huntress of Mongolia is a Kazakh – one of  Mongolia’s largest ethnic minority group representing 3-4% of Mongolia’s […]
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 […]
August 25, 2019
Kazakh eagle hunter with eagle

Mongolia’s Kazakh Eagle Hunters

Mongolia’s Kazakh Eagle Hunters The Kazakhs are Mongolia’s largest ethnic minority group representing 3-4% of Mongolia’s population (Mongolia’s entire population is just over 3 million people). […]
August 25, 2019
A typical Mongolian ger out on the Mongolian steppe. In this image you can see the families working horses waiting to be ridden as well as the hand-made dairy products drying in the sun

The Mongolian Ger

The Mongolian Ger If there was a tick-list for experiences that travellers look for on their visit to Mongolia then sleeping in a Mongolian ger would […]
May 26, 2019
Mongolia's Orkhon River Valley

Mongolia Small Group Experiences – Modern Nomads

Mongolia Small Group Experiences I sometimes get asked how do we put together the Mongolia small group experiences that we offer. Well … it’s about balance, […]
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 […]
January 7, 2019

Modern Mongolian Nomads – Meet Naraa and Bujee

Modern Mongolian Nomads As part of our responsible tourism philosophy we focus on community based tourism – working directly with local people, rural families and communities – slowly […]
December 5, 2018

Mongolia Horse Sleigh Expedition – Khovsgol

Mongolia Horse Sleigh Expedition – Khovsgol When you think of Mongolia one of the first images that comes to mind might be that of the wide-open […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
August 25, 2019
Kazakh eagle hunter with eagle

Mongolia’s Kazakh Eagle Hunters

Mongolia’s Kazakh Eagle Hunters The Kazakhs are Mongolia’s largest ethnic minority group representing 3-4% of Mongolia’s population (Mongolia’s entire population is just over 3 million people). […]
August 25, 2019
A typical Mongolian ger out on the Mongolian steppe. In this image you can see the families working horses waiting to be ridden as well as the hand-made dairy products drying in the sun

The Mongolian Ger

The Mongolian Ger If there was a tick-list for experiences that travellers look for on their visit to Mongolia then sleeping in a Mongolian ger would […]
July 29, 2019
Batmonkh - master bow and arrow maker, Mongolia

Mongolia Day Trips – Archery Workshop

Mongolia Day Trips – Archery Workshop One day? What can you hope to experience on just one Mongolia day trip – a country the size of […]
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 […]
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 […]
March 6, 2019
Celebrating International Women's Day in Mongolia

International Women’s Day In Mongolia

International Women’s Day 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 balance […]
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

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
The panoramic view from horseback during our Khoridol Saridag horse trek in Mongolia's Khovsgol Nuur National Park

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?   […]
January 7, 2019

Modern Mongolian Nomads – Meet Naraa and Bujee

Modern Mongolian Nomads As part of our responsible tourism philosophy we focus on community based tourism – working directly with local people, rural families and communities – slowly […]
October 30, 2018

Our Annual Community National Park Clean Up

Our Annual Community National Park Clean Up True. It’s not the most eye-catching of subject titles. It’s difficult to try and ‘jazz’ it up. But, that’s […]

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September 4, 2017

Life On The Steppe – Mongolian Dogs

Pick up a guide book to Mongolia and glance at the section on the culture. You’ll probably find that gers are (obviously) mentioned as are the […]
August 23, 2017

How To Horse Trek In Mongolia

Horses are a central part of the life and culture in Mongolia. And, in a country of great horse men and women what could be a […]
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 […]
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