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.

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 […]
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, […]
May 11, 2019
Mongolia Family Tours

Mongolia Family Tours

Mongolia Family Tours Mongolia? With kids? Seriously? Yes! Wide open spaces. Freedom. Exploration. Adventure. Discovery. And yes, even a decent 3G network with affordable data for […]
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 […]

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.

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 […]
June 16, 2018
Two Mongolian Wild Ass (Khulan) in Mongolia's southern Gobi

Mongolian Conservation And Research Expedition

Mongolian Conservation and Research Expedition Experience Mongolia differently on our Mongolian conservation and research expedition – in collaboration with the Mongolian Association Goviin Khulan NGO. Our […]
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 […]
March 24, 2018
Photo from one of our recent Mongolia winter tours to Khovsgol Ice Festival

Khovsgol Ice Festival

The Khovsgol Ice Festival takes place on March 3rd and 4th in northern Mongolia. Khovsgol is short for Khovsgol Nuur National Park located in Khovsgol Province. Probably […]

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 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 […]
April 7, 2019
Experience spring in Mongolia in the the Orkhon River Valley, Mongolia. This vast landscape is part of one of Mongolia's four UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Experience Spring In Mongolia

Experience Spring In Mongolia Spring in Mongolia is not typically a time of year promoted by companies although it is one of the most important times […]
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 […]
March 3, 2019
A Mongolian ger - Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Five Signs You’ve Fallen In Love With Mongolia

Five Signs You’ve Fallen In Love With Mongolia Jess Signet is a travel blogger who spent some time in Mongolia and who loved it – ‘Mongolia is […]
February 21, 2019
Participant at Mongolia's Thousand Camel Festival

Mongolia’s Thousand Camel Festival

Mongolia’s Thousand Camel Festival Mongolia’s Thousand Camel Festival is a yearly event – falling on the same date each year. Taking place on March 6th and […]

‘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 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 2018

 Earth Day Mongolia April 22nd is Earth Day. That’s great. What is it? Earth Day began in 1970 as a day to celebrate the planet and encourage […]
November 24, 2017

Alternatives to Black Friday – Mongolia

Alternatives to Black Friday – Mongolia Today is Black Friday – synonymous with consumerism and excess. Yes, there is nothing wrong with making a profit responsibly […]

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May 27, 2017

The ‘soul’ of Seoul Street, Ulaanbaatar

With the news that one of Ulaanbaatar’s beating arteries is about to turn into a pedestrian zone, just what can you experience on this urban thoroughfare? […]
May 1, 2017

Photo Essay: The Landscapes Of Mongolia

What’s inspired this post? One of our guests has just returned from a two-day EL experience in the middle Gobi. The following images are his own. The middle […]
February 8, 2017

Wild Swimming In A Landlocked Country

Mongolia is the world’s second largest landlocked country after Kazakhstan. When you think of Mongolia you might not automatically think of swimming. Well, I might be about to change that. Maybe … Mongolia. […]
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