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.

For our in ‘The Spotlight’  this week we have chosen to highlight films and books that promote Mongolian culture, history or geography.  

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
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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 […]
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 […]

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 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
Khovsgol Nuur Mongolia

Khovsgol Nuur National Park

Khovsgol Nuur National Park Allow us to introduce Khovsgol Nuur National Park in in Khovsgol Province in northern Mongolia.   But first, a question. When you think […]
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
Mongolian ger in the vastness of the middle Gobi. Image by our guest Tristan Clemens

Discover Mongolia’s Middle Gobi

Discover Mongolia’s Middle Gobi Why discover Mongolia’s Middle Gobi? The middle Gobi is the informal term given to the area found in and around Dundgobi Aimag […]
November 26, 2013

Mongolia’s Monasteries – A Snapshot

Mongolia’s Monasteries Our ‘A Snapshot’ series of posts are quick informal posts highlighting daily life in Mongolia as well as aspects of Mongolian culture. This week […]

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 (2020 Census), there are approximately 230,000 herding households -families with 67 million head […]
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 […]

‘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.

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?   […]
January 7, 2019

Modern Mongolian Nomads – Meet Naraa and Bujee

Modern Mongolian Nomads One aspect of our responsible tourism philosophy is our focus on forming long-term local community partnerships with Mongolian people, rural families, and communities […]
December 5, 2018

Mongolia Horse Sleigh Expedition – Khovsgol

Mongolia Horse Sleigh Expedition – Khovsgol When you think of Mongolia one of the first images that come to mind might be that of the wide-open […]

From The Archive

February 3, 2017

48 Hours In Mongolia

Seriously? 48 hours in the world’s 19th largest country? For those travelling on the Trans-Mongolian this is sometimes the reality. Just what can you do? This […]
January 1, 2017

Thank you 2016 for what has been a remarkable year

As 2017 arrives on our doorstep, what better way to say goodbye to the old one than with a review of a few of our 2016 […]
December 13, 2016

Photo Diary – 2016

Here are some images from our 2016 adventures to help inspire you for 2017.  Our website was down when I put these together in a slight […]
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