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 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
Mongolia is ... photo

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 […]
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 within 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 […]

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.

August 14, 2018
A close up of the Genghis Khan Statue, Mongolia

Chinggis Khan Equestrian Statue – Mongolia

Chinggis Khan Equestrian Statue – Mongolia Why this post about the  Chinggis Khan Equestrian Statue? Because some of our guests ask about how authentic the experience […]
August 2, 2018
The town of Kharkhorin in central Mongolia with snow on the hilltops

Kharkhorin – Mongolia

Kharkhorin Located in Ovorkhangai Aimag in central Mongolia, Kharkhorin, on first glance, may not inspire. However, often towns in rural Mongolia look bleak and unproductive but […]
July 20, 2018
One of our wild picnics on top of Chichee Uul in Mongolia's Khovsgol Nuur National Park. The view is remarkable!

Khovsgol Nuur National Park

Khovsgol Nuur National Park Allow us to introduce Khovsgol Nuur National Park in northern Mongolia. But first, a question. When you think of Mongolia what do you […]
July 16, 2018
A female camel herder in Mongolia's Gobi Desert

Gobi Desert – Mongolia

Gobi Desert – Mongolia The Gobi Desert (although there’s no need to put ‘desert’ after it as in Mongolian ‘Говь’ is the word for desert) is the fifth-largest […]
May 20, 2018
A harem of wild Takhi / Przewalski horse (Equus przewalskii) grazing at Khustain Nuruu National Park in central Mongolia

Khustain Nuruu National Park – Mongolia

Khustain Nuruu National Park Khustain Nuruu National Park is one of three locations chosen for the re-introduction of the endemic Przewalski horse (Equus przewalskii)– the only wild […]
May 11, 2018

Discover Mongolia’s Middle Gobi

Discover Mongolia’s Middle Gobi Why discover Mongolia’s Middle Gobi? Well. There are many places in Mongolia to visit  but the landscapes of the middle Gobi remain my […]

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.

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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
November 27, 2019
The Chinggis Khan Equestrian Statue in Mongolia. It is 131ft high!

Chinggis Khan’s Birthday

Chinggis Khan’s Birthday Chinggis Khan (or Genghis Khan as we call him in in the west) is known to have been born around 1162. The year is […]

‘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.

September 25, 2019
The Eagle Huntress Mongolia

The Eagle Huntress (es) Of Mongolia

The Eagle Huntress (es) of Mongolia The famous Eagle Huntress of Mongolia is a Kazakh – Mongolia’s largest ethnic minority group representing 3-4% of Mongolia’s population […]
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 […]
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 […]
July 7, 2019
Yak cart trek in Mongolia

Yak Cart Trek Mongolia

Yak Cart Trek Mongolia Perfect for those that don’t enjoy a rigorous hike or trek, a yak cart trek in Mongolia gives you the option to […]
April 25, 2019
A Mongolian yak herder battling the winter weather conditions

Mongolian Nomads’ Migration

Mongolian Nomads’ Migration There are approximately 165,000 herding households spread throughout the vastness of  Mongolia – a country the size of western Europe. Between them are […]
April 16, 2019

Well Refurbishment Project – CAMDA NGO – Mongolia

Well Refurbishment Project – CAMDA NGO – Mongolia UPDATE: In 2020, when they were close to celebrating their 20th anniversary, the Trustees of CAMDA made the […]

From The Archive

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 […]
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 […]
May 27, 2017

The ‘soul’ of Seoul Street, Ulaanbaatar

As I keep on saying, I really like Ulaanbaatar – Mongolia’s capital city. It is a surprising mix of East meets West. Yes, it is polluted […]
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