Visit Mongolia & Quick Information
Mongolia is located between Russia to the north and China to the south. Its remarkable variety of scenery consists largely of upland steppes, semi-deserts, and deserts, although in the west and north forested high mountain ranges alternate with lake-dotted basins.
Below you will read about the some quick facts and useful information that will help you to plan your trip to this fascinating country.
- Country name: Mongolia
- Official language: Mongolian
- Population: 3,270,785 (May 12, 2020)
- Area: 1,565,000 square kilometers (604,800 square miles)
- The population density: 2 per Km2 (5 people per mi2).
- Capital city: Ulaanbaatar (1,584,358 people live in the city, 2020)
- Major Religions: 94Buddhist and over 4% Shamanism. Also, Christians and Muslim
- Literacy: Very high, in excess of 92.9%
- Ethnic groups: 85% Mongol, mostly Khalkha Mongol
- Political system: Parliamentary republic. A president elected for four years.
- Voting Qualification: All citizens above 18 years of age
- Natural resources: Oil, coal, copper, molybdenum, gold, silver, iron.
- Agriculture products: Wheat, barley, vegetables, forage crops, sheep, goats, cattle, camels, horses.
- Exports: copper, apparel, livestock, animal products, cashmere, wool.s
What is the best time to go?
The best time to visit Mongolia is during the Mongolian summer, from the mid of June till last week of August. This is the safest time of the year to travel to Mongolia in terms of weather, sunny days throughout Mongolia and sufficient rainfall to make the steppes lush and green.
June and September are both very pleasant times to visit Mongolia. September, autumn is enjoyable, colorful, not hot, and not cold. Nomads have plenty of dairy products and are busy processing milk and preparing for winter. Beautiful countryside of Mongolia is even more beautiful and picturesque with the autumn colors.
Months to Best:
- July is the best time to see the Mongolia Naadam Festival.
- The best season for Gobi Desert tour: from June to September and October is shoulder season.
- July to August is the best season to travel to Northern Mongolia and Khuvsgul Lake tour and September is shoulder season.
- First of October is chance to see Golden Eagle Festival in Altai, Western Mongolia.
- February is the best time to experience Mongolia winter season.
What months in Mongolia are consider green Peak Season (High Season), Shoulder Season, and Low Season?
Generally and traditionally, the Peak Season refers to July and August; the Shoulder Season refers to May, June, September and October; the Low Season refers to January, February, March, April, November and December.
Visitors must obtain visa approval prior to entry. A tourist visa for Mongolia can be obtained from any Mongolian Embassy or consulate office worldwide.
Visas are valid for 30 days and can be extended through our head office in Mongolia.
Mongolia Visa Requirement
* Passport valid for 6 months beginning the first day of travel
* Visa Application form
* One passport-size photo
* A letter of invitation from the host company in Mongolia.
* Visa fee: The visa fee depends on Embassy and type of visa you have required.
Visa On Arrival
On Arrival Visa is only available for who travel from the countries with no Mongolian embassy or consulate office!
More Information: Visa On Arrival
Mongolia Visa Waiver
A list of Visa Free Countries to Mongolia
More detailed and complete information here.
Mongolia is landlocked in central Asia between Siberia, Russia on the north and China to the south. There are two most common ways to reach to Mongolia as stated below.
By Air Travel
Chinggis Khaan International Airport (ULN) is the major international airport that is located in 45 kilometers southwest of the capital city, Ulaanbaatar.
Direct and connection flight to Mongolia:
– Beijing, China by MIAT Mongolian Airline and Air China
– Hong Kong by MIAT Mongolian Airlines and Eznis Airways
– Seoul, South Korea by MIAT Mongolian Airline and Korean Air
– Busan, South Korea by MIAT Mongolian Airline and Air Busan
– Tokyo, Japan by MIAT Mongolian Airline
– Osaka, Japan by MIAT Mongolian Airline
– Bangkok, Thailand by MIAT Mongolian Airlines
– Istanbul, Turkey by Turkish Airlines
– Moscow, Russia by MIAT Mongolian Airline and Aeroflot
– Frankfurt, Germany by MIAT Mongolian Airline
– Nur-Sultan, Kazakstan by SCAT Airline
More Information: International Flights to Mongolia
By Land (TRAIN)
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: Train
What gift would you recommend us to bring to Mongolia?
Our tours designed to enhance your learning, discovery, and people to people experience. For instance, all of our tours include a home visit in nomadic families and explore their daily lifestyle. If you would like to bring some gifts to them, suggested items include Swiss pocket knives, flash light for man, some candies, small toys, crayons/color pencils for house wife and kids are just as fine. Whatever gift you choose to present, the recipient will be most grateful.
Can I bring my laptop, iPad, or iPhone when travelling Mongolia?
Internet access is available at almost all hotels on your Amicus Mongolia travel itinerary. In most of hotels you can access free Wi-Fi internet. Outside of the city, some of tourist Ger camps offer little charged or free internet access. So you may want to bring your own laptop.
We recommend you bring a converter to Mongolia. As throughout Mongolia, the AC power standard is 220V/50Hz. So you may use the converter for 110-volt electrical appliance. Usually the four and five star hotels provide adapters, but we still suggest you bring a converter.
What are the appropriate clothes for travel in Mongolia?
Mongolia is a vast country with various climates and four distinct seasons. Thus traveler may need to pack different clothes at different seasons. But weather patterns at any time can change rapidly. One minute you’re walking around in a T-shirt and sandals, next you need an overcoat and boots, then its back to T-shirts. This is especially the case during autumn and spring.
suggest you check the climate of your travel season, month and then choose the appropriate clothes. In most cases you will not need to bring towels as you will be provided in the hotels and tourist Ger camps. In general, you should take the easily dry clothes and prepare the umbrella for a rainy day. In addition, we suggest you also bring along a first aid kit with the common used medicines.