Travel to Mongolia from Australia
Mongolia is one of the world’s last truly nomadic cultures. For millennia, pastoral herders have lived on almost every corner of Mongolian, moving with their livestock according to the seasons. They still live in traditional felt Ger tents, subsisting on the meat and milk of their animals, and living “as free as the country is wide.
In today’s fast changing world, Mongolia is considered as one of the few exotic destinations and a place designed for nature and culture lovers that can offer beautiful unspoiled nature, world’s last truly nomadic culture and unrivalled hospitality which have been kept for centuries.
Mongolia is a landlocked country that can be reached either by air or by land. Chinggis Khaan International Airport (ULN) is the major international airport that is located in 15 kilometers southwest of the capital city, Ulaanbaatar.
There are no direct flights and only available below connection flights from Australia via:
– Hong Kong – Ulaanbaatar by MIAT Mongolian Airlines,
– Beijing – Ulaanbaatar by Air China
– Seoul – Ulaanbaatar by Korean Air
The legendary Trans-Siberian Railway which is the longest (7925 km) continuous rail line on earth links Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia with Irkutsk and Moscow, Russia and Beijing, China. The journey from Moscow to Ulaanbaatar takes about 5 days, from Irkutsk (Baikal Lake) 24 hours and from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar takes about 28 hours. From the Mongolian steppes to Lake Baikal’s remote shores, and to the Great Wall of China, you can start your adventure at any of these three completely different cultures. More information for this train: click here!
How about Mongolia visa?
Australian passport holders: In order to apply for a visa, you must submit your visa application at the Embassy of Mongolia in Canberra.
Required documents for a Tourist Visa:
– Passport valid for 6 months beginning first day of travel
– Completed Visa Application form. Click here to download the Visa Application Form.
– One passport-size photo (3.5×4.5cm)
– A copy of flight/train tickets
– A letter of invitation from your host company in Mongolia
– Visa fee (please check the current a visa fee from the Embassy in your country)
Visa officer may require you to submit additional documents in order for you to prove the purpose of your visit.
On arrival Visa: If you are travelling from Australia to Mongolia, it is not possible to apply for this type of visa. Because, this visa is only available for who are coming from the countries with no Mongolian Embassy or Consulate office.
Transit Visa: If you are transiting and crossing through the territory of Mongolia up to 10 days, you can apply this visa at one of the following borders of Mongolia; Chinggis Khaan International Airport (Ulaanbaatar), Sukhbaatar (Russia – Mongolia) and Zamiin-Uud (China-Mongolia).
Requirements: valid passport, an onward flight/train ticket, visa application form, a passport-size photo and visa fee around 50US$.
The Embassy and Consulate address in your country:
Please contact in person by telephone or e-mail the embassy of Mongolia:
– Address: Embassy of Mongolia: 23 Culgoa circuit, O’Malley, ACT 2606.
– Telephone: +61 (02) 6286 2947
– Email: Visa and consular inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
– General inquiries (no visa inquiries, please): email@example.com
Mongolia - Customs Regulations
Foreign currencies may be introduced indefinitely, but must be declared if more than EUR 4500 or $ 5000. The export is possible up to the amount of the declared amount.
The import and export of local currency is prohibited.
When leaving the country, people often and strictly search for antiques, valuable minerals, gerontological finds, metals and hunting trophies. Hunters may import and export their personal hunting weapons including ammunition.
Read more: Customs Requlations & Passenger Clearance
MONGOLIA WEATHER - Best Times to Visit Mongolia?
Mongolia is known to the world as country of “Blue Sky of 4 Seasons “. In Mongolia, there are 257 sunny days a year, often with clear cloudless skies. The best time to visit Mongolia is during the Mongolian summer, from the 1st week of June till 1st week of September.