I’m Jess the founder of Eternal Landscapes and together with my small Mongolian team (I am the only westerner) we focus on providing original adventure experiences – from small group travel to winter journeys and research trips.
We are not a ‘world specialist’; we concentrate on the country we know and love – Mongolia. We have chosen to keep Eternal Landscapes small and we research, design and operate all our trips ourselves – and operate all aspects of the business as well. We believe working in this way allows us to stay in touch with the ‘real’ Mongolia as we are in touch with it daily.
Supporting local is at the heart of what we do and at the centre of each experience we offer. We will encourage you to use a blend of accommodation and to contribute to the sustainability of travel in the areas you pass through. Working directly with the local people helps to support the rural communities through which you travel and it allows us to source local knowledge leading to a more personal style of holiday for you.
Responsible, sustainable or ethical travel – in recent years, it has developed many labels and is now a widely-used selling tool in the tourism industry. But, what does it mean? For us, this is about our responsibility to Mongolia. Travel can, and should be, a positive experience for both you, the visitor, and for Mongolia – its natural environment, people, culture and traditions. I believe that travel has to be beneficial to all concerned.
As part of our commitment to ethical travel in Mongolia we have started our annual rubbish clean-up at a national park in Mongolia. This is fully funded by us and runs in connection with the local community of the national park area and also the protected area rangers.
We also focus on supporting social enterprise and grass-roots NGOs located in Mongolia that provide greater opportunities and benefits for local communities. We donate a percentage of our annual profits to each project we work with and where possible we try to take that project support further. For example, in connection with the Mongolian Quilting Centre we now offer a one-day quilting experience with 100% of the payment going directly to the quilting centre.
2016 Tourism Concern Members Discount:
We are willing participants of the 2016 Tourism Concern discount voucher offer. New Tourism Concern members that receive a £100 discount voucher can redeem the discount with us (conditions apply). Email us at the link below for more details.