Due to many unusual parameters (language barrier, poor food variety, unpaved roads, few showers in yurt camps...), a trip to Mongolia is not really relaxing but it is certainly magical, exotic and unforgettable. By following the instructions in the Mongolian tourist guide, you will have all the keys to discover the country as you should. For example, you can discover the nomadic way of life and spend at least one night in a yurt. And far from the fury of the capital Ulaanbaatar, the meeting with the Mongols is always a very warm moment! As for nature, you won't be disappointed either. From the surroundings of Lake Khövsgöl to the wonderful colour contrasts of the Gobi Desert, the superb steppes of Central Asia or the western mountain ranges wrapped in their Kazakh culture, the change of scenery is complete.

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When to go to Mongolia?

The best time to visit Mongolia is summer, from June to September, the only time of year when the climate is relatively mild and sunny. Most tourist stays are most often made between mid-June and mid-August and it is generally the period of peak fares. The rest of the year is the low tourist season in Mongolia; many ger camps (yurt camps with showers, restaurant...) and travel agencies are closed. The two flagship events marking Mongolia's calendar are Tsagaan Sar, the white moon, usually in February, which marks the New Year, and the national holiday, Naadam, which takes place every year from 11 to 13 July. Without doubt the best time to be in Mongolia and share the daily life of Mongols, preferably under a ger.

How to go to Mongolia? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Mongolia is a huge country and it will be impossible to discover it entirely in one trip unless you leave for a month. The tours offered by Tour Operators target different regions and you will have to take the time to choose the one you really want to discover in an average of ten days. To do absolutely during your tour: sleep in a yurt at the Nomads' house. It is a unique experience, make sure that a night in a yurt is on the program.

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The capital, Ulaanbaatar, is well served. No particular danger in Mongolia if you go alone. On the other hand, if you wish to discover the steppes or the Gobi desert, it is formally not advisable to venture there alone, even if you have a good compass. It is necessary to leave with an experienced guide because many unaccompanied solo travellers disappear each year; it is indeed almost impossible to find your way back if you do not know a minimum of the region.

Provided you have time, horseback riding is the most suitable means of transport for Mongolia because you can access hard-to-reach areas. But given the distances, flying is a practical solution to discover several regions of Mongolia. The rail network is limited to a single north-south axis and buses are an economical way to travel in the country. In Mongolia, we usually rent the services of a driver with a Jeep (many tracks) but it can be expensive.

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Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
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  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

The best time to visit Mongolia is summer, from June to September, the only time of year when the climate is relativ...
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Weather forecast

Mongolia's climate is continental, with short, hot and rainy summers and long, very harsh winters (average temperatur...
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Budget

Life in Mongolia is not very expensive for Europeans. Food is inexpensive, especially in popular restaurants. Bus tra...
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Formalities

For European Union nationals, a visa is required to enter Mongolia. For a tourist stay of up to 30 days, the cost is...
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Health

No vaccinations are required to travel to Mongolia. However, it is recommended to be up-to-date in tetanus, diphtheri...
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How to travel by yourself?

The capital, Ulaanbaatar, is well served. No particular danger in Mongolia if you go alone. On the other hand, if you...
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How to get organized?

Mongolia is a huge country and it will be impossible to discover it entirely in one trip unless you leave for a month...
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Getting around

Provided you have time, horseback riding is the most suitable means of transport for Mongolia because you can access...
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