Our visits to the national parks and protected areas of Mongolia can bring economic benefits as our entrance fees contribute to maintenance and conservation. We as visitors benefit from the natural beauty but must be aware of, and manage, our own level of impact.
Mongolia has extremely limited waste management and recycling. Plastic bottles, batteries and sanitary waste are particularly challenging to dispose of safely. In certain areas, Mongolia is not as pristine as expected but there is no need for us to add to this problem. All litter will be carried with us until we can dispose of it in a responsible manner – removing any litter left by others (to the best of our ability).
Eternal Landscapes makes a constant effort to support local businesses. We buy Mongolian produce for the meals on the tour, we support local traditional crafts by buying direct from local artisans and we use locally owned restaurants both in UB and in the countryside. On overnight treks we use only guides and horse wranglers local to the area that we are trekking in.