Travel to Mongolia from Irkutsk (Lake Baikal)
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 direct flights from IRKUTSK to ULAANBAATAR:
Irkutsk – Ulaanbaatar – Irkutsk by AeroMongolia
Frequency: 4 times in a week (Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun)
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!
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.