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 … a focus on Nauryz – the Central Asian celebration of spring that falls on March 21st this year and is celebrated in Mongolia by our Kazakh team.

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

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 […]
December 4, 2019
A Mongolian ger in northern Mongolia

Wellness Holiday In Mongolia

Wellness Holiday In Mongolia You may not naturally think of a wellness holiday in Mongolia. But consider what defines wellness travel – an experience that allows […]
November 23, 2019
A guest of Eternal Landscapes taking a walk in the immensity of the landscapes of western Mongolia.

Embracing Low Season Travel In Mongolia

Embracing Low Season Travel In Mongolia Why a post on embracing low season travel in Mongolia? It’s simple. In essence, we are keen to make tourism […]
November 12, 2019
Some of our female Mongolia trip assistants. Meet them on our Mongolia female only tour experience

Our Mongolia Female Only Tour Experience

Our Mongolia Female Only Tour Experience Do a Google search for ‘solo female travel’ and 206,000,000 results (as of November 2019) pop up.  Trekksoft (the online […]
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 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 […]

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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]

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.

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 […]
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 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 […]
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). […]

‘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

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?   […]

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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 […]
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 […]
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