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.

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

November 2, 2020

Responsible Photography in Mongolia

Responsible Photography In Mongolia Why this post on responsible photography in Mongolia? Because when I was recently biking home through Ulaanbaatar I observed a group of […]
October 8, 2020
Mongolian horseback archery

Mongolian Horseback Archery

Mongolian Horseback Archery Simply put, a horse archer is armed with a bow and arrows and able to shoot while riding from horseback.  In Mongolian culture, […]
September 30, 2020
Landscapes of western Mongolia

Our Virtual Tour Of Western Mongolia

Our Virtual Tour Of Western Mongolia Western Mongolia is a glorious mix. As well as Mongolia’s highest mountains and its largest glacier, the region also has […]
August 11, 2020

Untamed Mongolia – Review by our guest Lynn McCaw

Untamed Mongolia Untamed Mongolia is one of our Mongolia small group experiences. It’s a celebration of the diversity of Mongolia’s ‘eternal’ landscapes where the focus is about […]
August 9, 2020
Tent Camping Mongolia

Explore Wilderness Trails – Trekking In Mongolia

Trekking In Mongolia Mongolia is a trekking mecca – wild landscapes & endless horizons stretch before you in this sparsely populated land without boundaries. But, this […]
July 15, 2020
Trans Mongolian Train Extensions - Local Trans Siberian train

Taking The Trans-Mongolian Train – Your Introduction

Taking The Trans-Mongolian Train – Your Introduction Firstly. remove your watch. A high-speed express train this is not.  What else can you expect when travelling on […]

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.

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 22, 2020
Stupa at Khamariin Khiid Monastery

Khamariin Khiid Monastery

Khamariin Khiid Monastery In a country with a rich Buddhist heritage, why should you visit Khamariin Khiid Monastery? Well, first you have to understand who Danzan […]
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 […]
September 17, 2018
Khentii Aimag Mongolia

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 […]
August 22, 2018
Mongolia's Flaming Cliffs - also known as Bayanzag - in the southern Gobi Desert

Mongolia’s Flaming Cliffs – Bayanzag

Mongolia’s Flaming Cliffs – Bayanzag Mongolia’s Flaming Cliffs are located deep in the southern Gobi Desert (Omnogobi Province) and form part of the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan […]
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 […]

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.

May 28, 2021
Mongolian boots

Guide to Mongolian Souvenirs

Guide To Mongolian Souvenirs In our guide to Mongolian souvenirs, we’re only going to focus on local products. * We keep this blog fresh and up […]
May 28, 2021
A lot of the traditions of Mongolia were made illegal during the Communist era. Even though since independence in the early 1990’s Mongolia has had to forge and reforge its identity, a lot of the banned older customs and social rules have returned and still remain an inherent part of 21st Century Mongolian life. However, some are so integrated into everyday life that it can be hard for visitors to tell that they exist. One tradition that most travellers come across and that remains at the core of rural life in Mongolia is ‘khoorog’ – the passing and receiving of the snuff bottle. Passing a snuff bottle is seen as a formal occasion. If given, always try to remember to accept it with your right hand and with an open palm. You may take a pinch of snuff or just sniff the bottle’s top. Before passing the bottle to another person, you should offer it back to its owner. Do not replace the cap firmly before passing the bottle back – simply leave it resting on top of the bottle, with the snuff blade inside. This great image was taken by our guest Egon Filter on our Untamed Mongolia – one of our Mongolian small group adventures.

Gift Ideas For When Travelling In Mongolia

Gift Ideas For When Travelling In Mongolia Local Mongolians will not expect anything in return for their hospitality. However, it is perfectly appropriate to offer gifts […]
May 10, 2021
Traditional Mongolian barbecue

Traditional Mongolian Barbecue

Traditional Mongolian Barbecue Firstly, accept no restaurant imitations when it comes to the traditional Mongolian barbecue. Known as khorkhog, Mongolia’s traditional barbecue is a Mongolian favourite […]
May 10, 2021
Delicious fresh and local produce at a fruit and vegetable market in Bulgan Aimag, northern Mongolia

Being Vegetarian In Mongolia

Being Vegetarian In Mongolia Mongolia’s traditional cuisine is simple yet tasty. Simple base materials are processed with a surprising variety of methods and combined with vegetables […]
January 17, 2021
Book Cover - Hearing Birds Fly

Mongolia Must-Reads: Hearing Birds Fly by Louisa Waugh

Mongolia Must-Reads: Hearing Birds Fly: A Nomadic Year in Mongolia by Louisa Waugh Ever wondered about the realities of daily life in rural Mongolia? The travelogue […]
May 17, 2020
Dashdorjiin Natsagdorj - Mongolian Poet

Dashdorjiin Natsagdorj

Dashdorjiin Natsagdorj If you’re not Mongolian, then you (probably) will not have heard of Dashdorjiin Natsagdorj. Born in 1906, Natsagdorj was a Mongolian poet and writer. […]

‘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.

June 6, 2018
An image showcasing the partnership beteen Water-to-Go and Eternal Landscapes Mongolia

World Environment Day with Eternal Landscapes Mongolia

World Environment Day Mongolia Tuesday 5th June 2018 marks World Environment Day including in Mongolia . The hashtag is #beatplasticpollution. With the slogan, ‘if you can’t […]
April 22, 2018
'From small acorns.' Seedlings ready to be planted at the Gobi Oasis Tree Planting Project, in Mongolia's middle Gobi

Earth Day Mongolia – April 22nd

Earth Day Mongolia April 22nd is Earth Day in Mongolia as it is around the world. Earth Day was launched on April 22nd, 1970 as a […]
March 28, 2018
Mongolian Quilting Centre

Mongolian Quilting Centre

Mongolian Quilting Centre The Mongolian Quilting Centre – known more formally as the Shine Zamnal (New Way Life NGO) – was established in 2005 to make […]
June 1, 2017
The beautiful smile of a local Mongolian boy from a herding family

Mother and Children’s Day Mongolia

Mother and Children’s Day Mongolia * Updated May 2023 If you are in Ulaanbaatar on June 1 and wonder why there is a descent of children […]

From The Archive

December 8, 2021

On The Road Updates – Destination Bayan Ulgii

On The Road Updates – Destination Bayan Ulgii Our ‘On The Road Updates’ are short little memories from some of the previous tours we have run. To […]
December 3, 2021

On The Road Updates – Howling Wolves

On The Road – Almost Full Moons & Howling Wolves Our ‘On The Road Updates’ are short little memories from some of the previous tours we […]
November 2, 2020

(Informal) Notes From The Mongolian Road

(Informal) Notes From The Mongolian Road On each of the Mongolia experiences we offer we do all our own research, drive the distances, speak to the […]
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