I’ll admit it. I’m in love … with a Russian 4×4 van … also known as ‘Furgons’. They are the ultimate off-road vehicle in Mongolia. No matter how you approach the subject, Mongolia is large with a (slowly) developing infrastructure. Out of a total of 50,000km of roads in Mongolia (give or take a few km) only about 10,000km (20%) are tarmac (asphalt) paved roads and they don’t have a long lifespan. A majority connect the provincal capitals / centres to Ulaanbaatar – the capital city. Otherwise, apart […]
Visit Mongolia and you’ll get used to seeing these piles of stones. It’s an ovoo – a shamanistic construction erected by local families and travellers to show gratitude and respect, and to honour the spirits of the surrounding land. This particular one is in the spectacular Khoridol Saridag Mountains, just to the west of Khovsgol Nuur – Khovsgol Lake known as Dalai Ej (Mother Sea) in Mongolian. Look more closely at an ovoo and you will see steering wheel covers, plaster casts, crutches, […]
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Nothing beats the freedom of wild camping in Mongolia. Mongolia was designed for wild camping – a country of spectacular raw natural beauty where the wide-open spaces and stretching horizons awaken a sense of possibility in you and make you feel free. In a country of nomads, it makes complete sense. In the words of our guest Sarah Cutler on her 2013 Untamed Mongolia small group adventure – ‘The thing I needed most and the thing I got out of my trip […]
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Back in September and October, Eternal Landscapes arranged the logistics for a photography workshop led by US based photographer Scott Davis.
The spectacular Altai formed the backdrop.