Mongolia is considered a very peaceful country and a relatively safe destination for travelers. However, general precaution should be taken while in the city as should be in any other big city. Refrain from going out at night to unfamiliar locations unaccompanied, and keep your valuables in safe places to prevent petty theft..
The best time to visit Mongolia is during the warm season from May to October. Most travel services close down starting from November until May. However, special tours can be arranged for travelers who wish to visit in the off-season. Please contact us to discuss further details.
Weather in Mongolia is unpredictable. Summer days can get as hot as up to 40’C or some days can feel chilly like fall or spring. Nights are usually cold out in the countryside sometimes even necessitating winter jackets. Accordingly, it will be a good idea to bring many layers including warm clothes to worn at night in the countryside. Active tours involving hiking, trekking and climbing should be prepared for accordingly.
Citizens of several countries including the US, Canada and Germany do not need visa to travel to Mongolia. Nationals of most other countries including UK, France and Italy will need visa to enter Mongolia. Please contact us if you need to apply for a visa.
Mongolians love meat, so mutton or beef are the basis of most traditional dishes. Other popular ingredients include flour, rice, onion, cabbage and root vegetables like potatoes and carrots. Traditional dishes rarely use spices and the seasoning is usually limited to salt and pepper as the Mongolian free-roaming and grass-fed organic meat is considered very tasty on its own. In general, Mongolian cuisine has been significantly influenced by those of Russia and China. Ulaanbaatar city has a wide variety of international cuisine on offer including many vegetarian and vegan options. In the countryside choices are much more limited, but when you travel with Wild Mongolia we try to provide you the best available options.
We can usually accommodate vegetarian and vegan diets, but you must let us know far in advance. We will also try our best to accommodate any other dietary needs you may have. If you have special dietary requests please let us know as early as possible.
Most of our tours do not require strenuous physical activities but usually involve some walking. Some tours include long drives over bumpy roads, which we try to make as relaxing as possible by traveling in comfortable cars and having snack breaks approximately every 1.5 hours. We have a long heritage of professional mountain climbing and offer hiking and climbing tours to those interested in more active adventures.
Outside of the city we usually stay in ger camps. Gers (yurts) are traditional nomadic dwelling structured on latticed woodwork and covered in felt. Flush toilets and/or showers are available in a central building in some ger camps. Some ger camps in more remote locations can have wooden toilets. Sometimes we stay in a local hotel when traveling through the provincial capital town.
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