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.

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 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 so why are we saying to experience spring in […]
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 in long-term local community partnership with […]
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 […]
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 […]

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.

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 26, 2015

Tsuivan – Mongolian Noodles

Tsuivan – Mongolian Noodles I first wrote this blog post having spent the day at Naran Tuul (Black Market) in Ulaanbaatar with Turuu. As well as […]
May 17, 2015
A Mongolian ger - Gorkhi Terelj National Park in summer in your guide to Mongolia's seaons

Your Guide To Mongolia’s Seasons

Your Guide To Mongolia’s Seasons Mongolia is not exactly a pack-light destination.  It is better to be prepared to bring everything or at least be prepared […]
April 12, 2015

Mongolian Khuushuur – Mongolia’s Ultimate Street Food

Mongolian Khuushuur First, you have to battle with the spelling and pronunciation, but once you’ve won those two small challenges, all you have to do is […]
April 8, 2015

Expeditions to Mongolia

Most of you will have heard of Indiana Jones? Did you know that Steven Spielberg apparently based his character on 20th-century explorer-scientist Roy Chapman Andrews? Roy […]
March 18, 2015

(The ultimate) packing list for Mongolia … possibly …

(The Ultimate) Packing List For Mongolia Mongolia is definitely not a pack-light destination and everyone’s packing style is different. Also, we all have our own travel […]
January 15, 2015
Meet Bujee - a herder of Gorkhi Terelj National Park. This image is of her in her small kitchen - located next to her family ger. You can meet her as part of our Mongolia women only tour

Traditional Mongolian Cuisine – Your Guide

Traditional Mongolian Cuisine “Mutton was in the air. If there had been a menu, mutton would have been on it. It was served at every meal: […]

‘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

 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 […]
March 28, 2018
A woman preparing samples at the Mongolian Quilting Centre

Mongolia One Day Tours – Mongolian Quilting Centre

Mongolian Quilting Centre The Mongolian Quilting Centre (https://www.facebook.com/MongolianQuiltingCenter) is known more formally as the Shine Zamnal (New Way Life NGO) was established in 2005 to make […]
November 24, 2017

Alternatives to Black Friday – Mongolia

Alternatives to Black Friday – Mongolia Black Friday is synonymous with consumerism and excess. Yes, there is nothing wrong with making a profit responsibly but there […]
June 1, 2017
The beautiful smile of a local Mongolian boy from a herding family

International Children’s Day, June 1st, Mongolia

International Children’s Day Mongolia If you are in Ulaanbaatar on June 1 and wonder why there is a descent of children into the main city centre […]
April 19, 2016
Asral NGO Ulaanbaatar

Stuff YOUR Rucksack For Asral NGO Mongolia

Stuff YOUR rucksack for Asral NGO Mongolia  Asral is the Mongolian word for ‘care’ and Asral NGO (https://www.asralmongolia.org/) was founded by High Tibetan Lama, Ven. Panchen […]
January 6, 2016

New Year, New Travel Experiences!

The New Year has been celebrated around the world, including in Mongolia. From 9pm through to the early morning,  music and entertainment was provided in a public […]

From The Archive

November 7, 2016

In Search Of That More Local Experience…Travel Tips For Mongolia

The World Travel Market London is currently taking place in London spread over three days. The focus is networking as well as discovering the latest industry opinion and trends. One focus is sustainability […]
October 5, 2016

Watching Sunrise From Shiliin Bogd In Eastern Mongolia (it’s good for the soul!)

Back at the start of Eternal Landscapes, I remained as a guide on the tours we ran whilst we were building up our Mongolian team. This […]
October 1, 2016

In The Land Of The Gods – Mongolia’s Altai Tavan Bogd National Park

Mongolia is one of the highest countries in the world. Did you know that? Over 80% of the country is over 1000m. The whole region was […]
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