Mongolia……not necessarily an easy option as a travel destination. It is a tough country in
everything from its climate to its infrastructure and, if you’re considering visiting, you’ll need to
pack your adaptability and flexibility along with your sun cream and your thermals.
But, the rewards for those who make the effort to get to Mongolia are, like its land, immense.
This guidebook has been written to give a general overview to modern Mongolia for the active traveller. It will hopefully help deal with expectations, give you an overview of the country and the diversity
and variety of locations and experiences available.
As journeys in Mongolia traditionally go in a clockwise direction, so do the location chapters. And,
in between those, are chapters on the culture and everyday living aspects of the country.
Throughout the location chapters there are Trip Inspirations - providing ideas on where to go.
And, when you do choose to travel to Mongolia, remember to leave behind your expectations.
Instead, come with an open mind and be delighted, challenged and surprised.
21st Century Mongolia will be so much more than you expect it to be.
This Guidebook has been put together by Jess Brooks, who has been based in Mongolia since 2006
and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society - awarded for her work in Mongolia. Jess is also the
founder of Eternal Landscapes Mongolia - a registered Mongolian business and social travel enterprise
that focuses on providing travellers with a real 21st Century insight into Mongolia that supports the local communities.
We hope you enjoy the guide.