Travel info

Mongolia enjoys four seasons. Due to one of the highest countries in the world with the changeable weather conditions, one of the essential things to do before you travel is to consider the climate. Mongolia has 260 days of sunshine a year. There will be mostly with bright blue sky with bright sunny days, or nights with a billion stars. Because of this, Mongolians like to refer to their country as “the land of eternal blue sky”. Depending on which season and which month you are arriving, keep in mind what preparation is needed for your travel. The average precipitation is 200-220 mm. Here are the average low and high temperatures for Mongolia. To convert to Celsius, subtract 30, then divide by 2. While not exact, this simple formula will give a close estimation.

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

-13/34°F

 

10/37°F

 

37/59°F

 

53/71°F

 

38/58°F

 

46/23°F

 
 

-8/12°F

 

23/44°F

 

48/68°F

 

50/68°F

 

23/43°F

 

-8/7°F

SUMMER

Summer is traditionally regarded as the “Peak season” for tourism in Mongolia. From June to August it is considered summer time. People who plan to see the annual Naadam festival need arrive in mid- July. Since July is peak season for tourism, crowds tend to be larger at this time. So book ahead for tours.  The average summer temperature is +20c (65F). Depending on which area, the temperature may reach 35 -400C. We recommend that you to arrive in Mongolia from May 15 to October 15 when the weather is at its best. It tends to get more rainfall at this time in Central and Northern part of Mongolia. Comparing to central and Northern part, the Gobi desert in the southern area will expect less rain.  Daylights are long, with the sun setting around 8.30 pm.

AUTUMN

August, September, and October are the autumn months which are a bit cooler and wet.  There will be more constant rain in August than in any other month. It increases the level of rivers and lakes, also roads get more muddy and soft in some places especially in the central and northern areas.  Rain brings brilliant green grass and flower carpet with the awesome view which delights the photographer. In September, leaves of trees and grasses turn into yellow and bring unique colors on its own. Weather is still good to travel in September.  From the end of September, it gets way more chilly and cold especially early in the morning and in night hours. People who plan to see Kazakh who use their magnificent eagles and Golden Eagle festival; you need to choose this time.  June and September are the best months to see the Gobi. October is a hazard not to be taken lightly. Mountainous regions, notably Khuvsgul, can even receive snow.

WINTER

From the middle of October until mid-April, the mercury rarely climbs up above 00C.  During the coldest days of winter, the temperature can plummet to - 300C. Winter is -20*C c(-13F). The wind is 1.5 – 4.5m/s. Further, because of Mongolia’s high latitude, the daylight hours are short, with the sun setting around 4 pm in late December. One advantage in terms of weather is the clear skies and lack of wind. If you arrive in Mongolia in winter, specialized activities such as dog sledding, cross country skiing, ice fishing can be done. The best place to ski is near the capital.  Really the best reason to visit in winter is to see the Mongols in their element (most photogenic): this is the time when people break out their huge sheepskin deel (/traditional clothes)/, fox fur hats, and embroidered boots. Please consider the Mongolian lunar year holiday which you will experience traditional culture and customs that they do. Ulaanbaatar is considered the coldest capital in the world.

SPRING

May and June are usually blistering hot and dry.  Due to crowds tends to be larger in July; you can choose May or June to experience a calm, peaceful journey. Fierce wind and dust storm blow in from Siberia. Snow may still cover the steppes and mountain passes, and where it is melting there is potential for flooding. The lack of rain in spring means that the grasslands will be grim brown. Mountainous regions, notably northern and western areas can still expect snow. One advantage to spring is that it is relatively bug-free, with fewer mosquitoes compared to late summer. Humidity is zero in spring.

Packing your traveling gear will definitely help you to travel comfortable enough in any case. Before you travel, there are many things to consider such weather and exactly which part that tour would be done. Of course, it really depends on what kind of trip you are about to embark on whether It’s trekking mountain, or crossing from Gobi desert to Northern Mongolia.

Here are a few things that are essential in your tour. But simply treat this as a packing checklist and tick off each item as you go. So we have tried to include necessary items that cater to every kind of tours!

Clothes

  • Wide brimmed hat against the sun
  • Sturdy hiking boots or walking shoes
  • A pair of sandals, flip flops
  • Light clothing
  • Warm puffy jacket
  • Warm and light socks
  • A light rain jacket
  • A rubber slippers
  • Sunglass and sunblock
  • Rain cover
  • Airtight plastic bag for camera and other electronic goods from dust

Other supply

  • Camera, film, binoculars
  • Flashlight, torch
  • Goggles
  • Notebook and pens
  • Spare batteries
  • Camera supplies
  • Money belt
  • compass
  • Passport photos
  • Photocopy of your passport in a safe place
  • A small medical kit
  • Lip balm
  • Personal toiletries
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Your favorite snakes
  • First aid kit
  • Medicine
  • Painkillers
  • Lip balm

If you are wondering that Mongolia is safe to place to travel alone? We have good news that Mongolia is one of the safest countries to travel. Mongolia is in the 8th place of the list before Vietnam and Kazakhstan. There have been no significant acts of kidnapping, terrorism, criminal incidents against foreign people.  Because no one can predict the future, it is better to travel with the help of a travel agency.

No vaccinations are compulsory for Mongolia but check your polio, diphtheria, and tetanus shots are up to date. The following vaccination should be considered before visiting Mongolia:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningococcal
  • Meningitis
  • Cholera
  • Tuberculosis

Consult a health clinic at least six weeks before departure, and carry with you an International Certificate of Vaccination, which is a personal record of your immunizations.

For health care, Ulaanbaatar has many respected hospitals. In case of emergency, contact your embassy, which can put you in touch with a resident expatriate doctor.

Make sure you take with you any prescription drug you know you may need, as well as a broad spectrum antibiotic, diarrhea, medicine, water purification tablets, an effective mosquito repellent, eye drops, and sunblock.

Tap water is generally not safe to drink throughout Asia. For sightseeing and excursions, we recommend you purchase bottled water to bring with you. Bottled water is also common in restaurants. In the countryside, out on the steppe boil the water for five minutes to purify and kill off bacteria. Mongolians do this too, so it is safe to drink water or tea that has been offered to you.  We will always provide you enough daily bottled water. Mongolians always boil their milk and process further into dairy products. But ask first fresh milk can be infected with brucellosis.

Your chances of getting either rabies or bubonic plague are small, but these remain a concern in the countryside. Avoid dogs, even ones that appear tame, and take caution if offered marmot meat.

Mongolian weather is not something taking lightly. Warm, felt-lined boots and thick mittens are necessary for winter travel to fend off frost-nip and frostbite. If you are traveling to taiga to explore reindeer people and their lifestyle, it is highly recommended to bring your very warm clothes.  You may experience four seasons in one day.

In the summertime, be aware of sunstroke and sunburn (especially Gobi) by wearing sunscreen cream and hat, and drinking plenty of water.

A visa is compulsory whether you are staying in Mongolia or just in transit. Visas can be obtained at Mongolian embassies and consulates. If there are no Mongolian embassies in your country, visas can be obtained upon arrival at the airport in Ulaanbaatar or at train border crossings.  Its validity is up to 3 months from the date of issue. For a single entry visa, you need to pay 60euros. If you need visa help, we will send you an invitation letter by email for you to take a Mongolian visa once you book a travel service with us. The tourist visa can be extended for up to 30 days. Overstaying visas will result in a fine upon exiting the country.

The following nationalities are currently allowed visa-free travel in Mongolia.

  • The USA – no need a visa for a visit not exceeding three months
  • Hong Kong – no need visa for a visit not exceeding 14 days
  • Israel – no need visa for a visit not exceeding one month
  • Malaysia – no need visa for a visit not exceeding one month
  • Poland, Kazakhstan – do not require a visa not exceeding 3 months
  • Singapore – no need visa for a visit not exceeding two weeks
  • China, Vietnam, Bulgaria, and Romania – who has a diplomatic or official passport – no need a visa for a visa not exceeding three months
  • Thailand, Hungary, Turkey, Democratic Peoples of Korea and the Republic of Korea – who has a diplomatic or official passport – no need a visa for a visa not exceeding one month.

Other nationalities pay $53 for a single entry-exit visa and $15 for a transit visa.

The following materials are required to obtain the Mongolian visa:

  1. Invitation from Mongolia
  2. Passport with a validity date of at least six months beyond the end of the application intended period of stay in Mongolia.
  3. Visa application form for tourists
  4. 3 recent (3x4)  size photo for the application form
  5. Transit visa requires a visa for next destination, copy of the onward ticket

We recommend you consult your local consulate for travel information, regulations, and requirements. Here, you can find the most up-to-date information about destination descriptions, passports/visas, safety and security, transportation, travel local laws, alerts/warnings, vaccinations, and more.

AUSTRIA – Vienna

Botschaft der Mongolei Teinfaltstr. 3/6, 1010. Wien. Austria
Tel: 0043-1-535 3013
0043-1-535 2807
fax: 0043-1-535 3016
e-mail: [email protected] 

Australia- Canberra

1/44 Dalman Crescent O'Malley, ACT 2606 
[email protected]
(02) 62862947
(02) 62866381
www. mongolianembassy.org.au

BELGIUM – Brussels

18, Avenue Besme, 1190, Foret Bruxelles Belgique
tel: 0032-2-3446974
fax: 0032-2-3443215
e-mail: Brussels.mn. [email protected]


BULGARIA – Sofia

Embassy of Mongolia
ul.Frederic Joliot Curie 52
1113 Sofia 
tel: 00359-2-665929, 00359-2-659012
fax: 00359-2-9630745
e-Mail: [email protected]

DENMARK – Copenhagen

Honorary Consulate Uniscrap A/S
Grindings Industri
Fiskerihavnsgade 6
DK - 2450 Copenhagen
tel: 3312 8373 

GERMANY – Berlin

Botschaft der Mongolei Gotlandstrasse 
12 D-10439 Berlin, Germany
tel: 0049-30-4469320
fax: 0049-30-4469321
e-mail: [email protected] 


HUNGARY – Budapest

Ambassador Mr. T.Sultan Mongol Nagykovetsege
Bogar Utca 14/c
1022 Budapest Hungary
Tel: 0036-1-2124579
Fax: 0036-1-2125731
E-mail: [email protected] 

ITALIA – Trieste

Honorary Consulate Viale XX Settembre, 37
24126 Trieste
tel : 40 362 241
fax : 40 363 494 

KAZAKHSTAN – Almaty
g.Almaty ul.Aubakerova 1/1, Embassy of Mongolia, Kazakhstan Tel: 007-3272-200865
fax: 007-3272-293259
e-mail: [email protected]


NORTH KOREA – Pyongyang

Embassy of Mongolia
Mansu-dong
Pyongyang, DPRK
tel: 00850-2-3817322 fax: 00850-2-3817323

RUSSIA – Moscow

Embassy of Mongolia
Moscow 121069, ul.Borisoglebsky Per. 11, Russia
tel: 007-095-290-6792
007-095-244-7867

fax: 007-095-291-4636
e-mail: [email protected]
[email protected] 

SWITZERLAND – Geneva

Mission Permanente de la Mongolia 
4, Chemin des Mollies 
1293 Bellevue, Suisse
tel: 0041-22-7741974
fax: 0041-22-7743201
e-mail: [email protected] 


TURKEY – Ankara

Embassy of Mongolia, 
Koza Sokak-109, G.O.P./ 
Ankara 06700 Turkey
tel: 0090-312-4467977
fax: 0090-312-4467791
e-mail: [email protected]
website: web. ttnet.net.tr

The UNITED KINGDOM – London

Mongolian Embassy, 
7 Kensington Court
London W8 5DL, United Kingdom
tel: 0044-171-9370150
fax: 0044-171-9371117
e-mail: [email protected] embassyofmongolia.co.uk
website: www. embassyofmongolia.co.uk

USA - Washington DC

Embassy of Mongolia
2833 M Street, N.W. 
Washington D.C. 20007, USA
tel: 001-202-333-7117
fax: 001-202-298-9227
e-mail: [email protected] mongolianembassy.us

website: www. mongolianembassy.us


VIETNAM – Hanoi

Embassy of Mongolia
39, Tran Phu Str.
Hanoi, Vietnam
tel: 0084-4-8453009
fax: 0084-4-8454954
e-mail: [email protected]

CANADA – Ottawa

Embassy of Mongolia
151 Slater Street, Suite 503 Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5H3
Tel: 001-(613) 569-3830, 001-(613) 569-2623
fax: 001-(613) 569-3916
e-mail: [email protected]
website: www.mongolembassy.org

CHINA –Beijing

Embassy of Mongolia, 
2, Xiushui Beijie Jian Guo Men Wai Da Jie,
Beijing, China
tel: 0086-10-6532-1810, 65321203
fax: 0086-10-6532-5045
e-mail: monembbj @public3.bta.net.cn 


CUBA – Havana

Embajada de Mongolia
Calle 66 No 505 Esquina a 5 ta-A Miramar
Havana, Cuba
tel: 0053-7-2042763
fax: 0053-7-2040639
e-mail: [email protected] 

CZECH REPUBLIC – Prague

Velvyslanectvi Mongolska, Na Marne 5, Praha-6, 
160000 Ceska Republika
tel: 00420-2-24311198
fax: 00420-2-24314827
e-mail: [email protected]

FRANCE – Paris

Ambassade de Mongolia
5, Avenue Robert Schuman
92100 Boulogne-Billancourt
Paris, France
tel: 0033-1-46052318 0033-1-46052812
fax: 0033-1-46053016
e-mail: [email protected] ambassademongolie.fr


EGYPT – Cairo

Embassy of Mongolia
No.14, Str-152 MAADI
Cairo, Egypt
tel: 00202-359 16 70 , 00202- 3591674 fax: 00202-3586012
e-mail: [email protected] 

INDIA - New Dehli

Embassy of Mongolia
34, Archbishop Makarios Marg,
New Delhi 110003 India
tel: 0091-11-4631728, 4717989
fax: 0091-11-4633240
e-mail: [email protected]
website: www.mongemb.com

JAPAN – Tokyo

Embassy of Mongolia
21-4 Kamiyama Cho Shibuya Ku
Tokyo 150-0047, Japan
tel: 0081-03-34-69-2088 34-69-2162
fax: 0081-03-34-69-2216
e-mail: [email protected]
website: www.embassy-avenue


LAOS – Vientiane

Embassy of Mongolia
Q. Wat Nak Km.3, P.O.Box 
370, Vientiane, Lao P.D.R
tel: 00856-21-315220
fax: 00856-21-315221
e-mail: [email protected] 

POLAND – Warsaw

Ambasada Mongolia 
00478 Warszawa, Polska, ul.Rejtana 15 m.16
tel: 0048-22-8499391
fax: 0048-22-8499391
e-mail: [email protected]
website: www.ambmong.net

SOUTH KOREA – Seoul

Embassy of Mongolia
33-5 Hannam-Dong, Yongsan-gu Seoul, ROK
tel: 0082-2-7941350
fax: 0082-2-7947605
e-mail: [email protected]
Website: www. mongolembassy.com


THAILAND – Bangkok

Embassy of Mongolia, 
251 Soi Rojana Sukhumvit Road 
21 Klongtoey-Nua, Wattana
Bangkok 10110, Thailand 
tel: (66-2) 640 8017, 640 8018
fax: (66-2) 258 3849
e-Mail: [email protected] 

SWEDEN – Stockholm

Svärdvägen 25B
182 33 Danderyd
Stockholm, Sweden
[email protected]
(08) 753 11 35, (08) 753 11 36 (08) 753 11 38
http://www.stockholm.mfat.gov.mn

UKRAINE – Kiev

Embassy of Mongolia
U1 M Kotsyubinskogo 3 Kiev
tel : 44 216 8891
fax : 44 216 8751


USA - New York

6 East 77th street
New-York, N.Y.10021 USA
tel: 001-212-7373874
fax: 001-212-8619460
e-mail: [email protected]
website: www.un.int

 

 

Most visitors come to Mongolia via air or rail. There are five airline companies that have a flight to Mongolia. Miat ( Mongolia’s national airline ), connects Mongolia to Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, and Japan. Flights are limited in winter and extra flights are put on at the height of the tourist season. You can choose also Korean Air, Air China, Aeroflot and Turkish airlines with transit in their own capital cities. It is better to book as early as possible to get a cheaper price.

You can also arrive by using Trans-Siberia express. The Trans-Siberia express from Moscow to Ulaanbaatar lasts four to five days (Ulaanbaatar to Moscow is slower), and the train from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar takes 30 hours. It is another interesting and cheaper way to travel. The Trans- Siberian is a great train ride that covers 10,000 kilometers from Moscow to Beijing via Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia.

ACCOMMODATION

Our Agar discovery team pays special attention to the choice of accommodation. In Ulaanbaatar capital, we offer hotel from mid-range or top end hotels.  There will be our carefully chosen tourist camps once we are away from the capital. Tourist camps are the Mongolian style of accommodation with traditionally decorated gers with currency (220V) for sleeping, huge ger for the dining hall and basic facilities for toilet and shower. Normally 2 people share one ger.

MEAL

The capital city of Ulaanbaatar has a wide range of restaurants, from Italian bistros, Korean hot pot restaurants, and Japanese sushi bars …etc. Traditional Mongolian restaurants such as Modern Nomads and Bd’s Mongolian barbeque are popular with both locals and tourists, offering an electric menu of traditional Mongolian fare with modern recipes, all using local ingredients. The national cuisine of Mongolia mainly consists of noodles and meat. We advise you to try on local foods like Khuushuur ( meat-filled pasty ), Buuz ( dumpling), Noodle soup ( handmade noodles ) and Mongolia’s favorite Tsuivan ( noodle stir fry with many vegetables ).

Once you are away from the city, tourist camps provide a mixed menu of traditional Mongolian fare and modern meals. Cold beers are available to crunch your thirst in the middle of the Gobi desert.  Try the traditional beverage – Airag - mare’s milk fermented in a large leather bag and turned into unique local drinks. Both inside the city and countryside, meats. If you are vegetarian or with special food preferences, please inform us previously.  Alcoholic drinks are not included in the trip, but feel free to bring your own.

TOUR GUIDES

Our knowledgeable English speaking guides have well experience in the Mongolian tourism sector. They are chosen for unbridled passion to explore and a desire to share in the experience.  Our Tour Leaders will get you from the beginning till the end of the tour, organize activities and no doubt show you secret spots along the way. Ultimately they are there to make sure you get the most out of your adventure. Our Tour Leaders are chosen for their professionalism,

TRANSPORTATION

Our vehicles are chosen especially to suit our style of travel and designed with your comfort in mind. Our new private, air-conditioned vehicles are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and some other great features.

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