Mongolian climate can be described as extreme continental dominated climate with short warm summers and long, dry and very cold winters. Known as Land of eternal blue sky, the country averages 257 cloudless days a year, and it is usually at the centre of a region of high atmospheric pressure. The average temp in summer is 15°C, in winter -22.3°C.
Mongolian is a windy country especially in spring. When wind blows from north, temperature can drop sharply, when wind stops the wheatear warms up quickly. Even in high summer depending on which region you are in you might need all season clothes. One minute you walk in T shirt and sandals next you might need coat and boots.
The Mongolian diet is based on meat, noodles, rise and basic vegetables. Stores in Ulaanbaatar offer the possibilities to shop for a diverse selection of western products. While in Ulaanbaatar, you can eat out in number of restaurants serving Indian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, English, French, German, Russian, Latin American and of course Mongolian cuisines.
While in the countryside you have 3 options to cater yourself: self catering, a cook joining your trip or eating in local facilities. Self catering while on a selfdriving tour is the cheapest option. You’ll buy the base of your meals in Ulaanbaatar. In local markets you can refill basic food products such as meat, potatoes, bread and noodles. We can supply all kitchen equipment.
For those interested in discovering remote regions of Mongolia but not interested in cooking themselves, hiring a cook and having food included in the toue is the right choice. Our cooks will prepare 3 Mongolian/Western meals a day. For larger groups the cook will be assisted by a helping cook. Arrangements can be made for vegetarians and those with special dietary needs with advance notice.
If you drive the major roads, you can sleep and eat in the ger camps. Ger camp provides meals as western cuisine. There are not so many choices of meals in tourist Ger camps’ restaurants due to their remote location. Mostly they only offer one menu set a day. Beer and other alcoholic beverages are available.
Clothes: Mongolian is a windy country especially in spring. When wind blows from north, temperature can dropsharply, when wind stops the wheatear warms up quickly. Even in high summer depending on which region you are in you might need all season clothes. One minute you walk in T shirt and sandals next you might need coat and boots.
Sanitation/Laundry: Laundry service is widely offered among most of the hotels we work with and some of the Ger camps we stay. Note: Price is different in different areas, it costs depending how many pieces and how big your clothes are.
International flights land in Chingiss Khaan Airport of Ulaanbaatar. There are several major frequent flights such as Beijing to UB, Seoul – UB, Moscow – UB, Bishkek/Istanbul – UB and Tokyo – UB, Moscow -Ulaanbaatar, Berlin – Ulaanbaatar and Frankfurt – Ulaanbaatar. Major air companies are: MIAT, AEROFLOT, TURKSIH AIRLINE, KOREAN AIRLINE, and AIR CHINA. All the flight are operated due to seasonal schedule.
An international train to Mongolia is a Trans-Mongolia railway that starts from Moscow, passes through Mongolia and ends in Beijing. It also runs in reverse direction. It is the longest and most famous railway journey in the world. It will take you about 5 days to cover 7,500 km train journey.