What is the best time to come to Mongolia?
June to September is the best season, with the peak season in July for the Naadam Festival and other many outdoor activities. July and August are also the mild and wettest months of the year, but be assured; the climate is such that you will still have many sunny days at this time. If you are an adventure maker who wants to challenge yourself with Mongolian harsh climate welcome to travel in Mongolia is cold and dry seasons
Also, plan your trip during the festivals. Mongolian festivals are extravagant, fun, and exhilarating. Many of these festivals still highlight the old traditional games, wrestling, and of course horse riding. A few of the most popular festivals in Mongolia are the Camel Festival in March, the Golden Eagle Festival in October, and the Naadam Festival in July. Plus, the best way to learn about Mongolian heritage and traditions
What I would I pack to Mongolia?
If you need something that not expect to buy from Mongolia during the trip please make sure that purchase from your place. The following is a rough guide of the things that will need a pack for your trip to Mongolia. Although this may not suit everyone’s needs it can be acceptable to personal requirements or the type of trip that you are planning to take.
If you are camping in Mongolia, the night can be cold and windy. It is essential to make sure you have proper clothes, a high-grade sleeping bag, and a tent that can hold up to the weather.
Is Mongolia is safe to travel to?
Generally, Mongolia is a safe destination for travelers. However, incidences of pick-pocketing and bag slashing have been on the rise in recent years, so always keep your personal belongings in a safe place (money belts are highly recommended), especially in crowded areas or in places where your attention is diverted, such as internet cafes. Notorious places for theft are the Black Market, the railway station, and crowded bus stops. Violent crime is uncommon, but still, caution is required at night, and dark or deserted alleys and streets, in particular, should be avoided. Most of the dogs in rural areas could be aggressive. Please note that they are guardians of the herd, not pets.
What I will eat in Mongolia?
Both traditional Mongolian and European cuisine is available. Look Mongolia provides the selection of the best available local restaurants in cities and popular destinations. During excursions to remote areas, we provide services to professional chefs who normally travel with the group. Arrangements can be made for vegetarians and those with special dietary needs.
It is easy to obtain Mongolian Visa?
Visa is not an issue to travel Mongolia. 63 nationals visa-free to Mongolia. Please checklist here. The rest of them are available to obtain an e-visa.
Tourist GER camp
The most common accommodation outside cities on our expeditions is so-called ger camps. Made of the latticed wood structure covered with felt layers and durable canvas, this dome-shaped unique accommodation is heated by a woodstove placed in the center and furnished with beautifully decorated wood-framed beds. Shower and toilet facilities are normally found in a separate building outside the ger. Staying in a ger is a memorable experience of Mongolian culture. Most visitors find their stays at ger camps to be among their most memorable experiences in Mongolia.
On many of our adventurous journeys to more remote areas, we use tented camps. tents of the highest qualities, mattresses, chairs, dining tables are provided. When necessary we also provide portal shower and toilet facilities for the comfort of our guests. Our expedition staff set up camps and prepares meals and takes care of all your needs. Tented camps allow you to interact more with nature and visit the remotest areas of the country.
How are the domestic flights?
We sometimes use domestic flights to aimag centers and tourist camps, in the surrounding area of which where many of our discovery tours and adventure tours are arranged. Major domestic flight destinations include Dalanzadgad in South Gobi, Murun town in Huvsgul, Khovd town in the western Altai region, and Choibalsan town in Dornod aimag. Helicopters are also chartered for special tours to the remotest areas where we can not fly an airplane or drive-by jeeps. The personal luggage allowance on domestic flights is 15kg; the cost per kilo of baggage is 3400-4100Tg depending on the distance.
What is the Look of Mongolia vehicles?
Depending on the nature of tours and type of destination we use different types of vehicles; for jeep overland expeditions we use Japanese Toyota Landcruiser jeeps, which is the best available for its type. In some remote areas where we have to fly we arrange local vehicles most of them happen to be Russian-made UAZ four-wheel drives either jeep or minivan. For sightseeing in Ulaanbaatar, we use deluxe coaches and minibusses or small cars.
How long will the drive take per day?
When you travel around the vast steppes in Mongolia, our trip will take about 6 to 10 hours per day and it will cover from 100 up to 360 kilometers / 62-225 miles
Tell me about currency exchange?
The monetary unit in Mongolia is TUGRUG, which is equal to 100 mungu. At the present, 20,000, 10,000, 5,000, 1,000, 500, 100, 50, 20, and 10 tugrug notes are in circulation. Commercial banks in Ulaanbaatar and province centers are the official organizations authorized to exchange foreign currency. They have a network of branches in Ulaanbaatar and exchange bureaus at main hotels. ATM machine is available. US Dollar, Euro, and Japanese Yen are common currencies in Mongolia. As Nov 2021 currency rate is:
1 USD =2844 MNT, 1 Euro= 3242 MNT; check official rate here
Bonus: Prepare to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
Mongolia might not be the easiest country in the world to travel around, but it is the perfect land for adventures and thrill-seekers. The people are friendly, the food is tasty, and the landscape is beautiful, however, the challenge of the country is the work it takes to get from one place to the next.
Don’t sweat it too much; for those willing to do the work, the rewards are an experience of a lifetime.
Many travelers are nervous about traveling across the open, exotic plains of Mongolia. The truth is that the scenic country of nomads and horse lards is beautiful and charming. It is a land where the culture and the people stick with you long after returning home. If you want a memorable adventure, then make plans to venture to Mongolia at least once in your life.