Central Mongolia

Central Mongolia, Mongolia
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Climate & Best time to visit Central Mongolia

Climate in Mongolia:

Best time to visit Central Mongolia:

Summer (June to August):

  • This is the most popular time to visit Mongolia. The weather is warm, and the countryside is lush and green. Temperatures can range from 68°F to 86°F (20°C to 30°C).
  • Summer is ideal for activities like trekking, horseback riding, and exploring the vast Gobi Desert. It's also the best time to experience the colorful Naadam Festival, which celebrates traditional sports and culture.

Autumn (September to October):

  • Autumn offers cooler temperatures and stunning landscapes as the trees and grasses turn golden. This is an excellent time for outdoor adventures and hiking.
  • September is also the time when the nomadic herders move their livestock to winter pastures, providing a unique cultural experience.

Spring (May to June):

  • Spring is the season when Mongolia awakens from the harsh winter. The weather becomes milder, and wildflowers start to bloom.
  • It's a good time for birdwatching, as migratory birds return to the country. Early May is the best time for witnessing the baby animals among nomadic herders.

Winter (November to February):

  • Winter is the time for travelers interested in unique experiences. Mongolia's winter is incredibly cold, with temperatures dropping well below freezing.
  • It's a great time for cultural immersion and staying with nomadic families, experiencing their traditional way of life. You can also go dog sledding and explore the frozen landscapes.

Money & Prices

Currency in Mongolia:

Mongolian tögrög (MNT)

How expensive is a trip to Central Mongolia?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
4.85 USD
Fast food meal:
4.47 USD
Mid-range meal:
14.94 USD
Bottle of water:
0.41 USD
Soft drink:
0.79 USD
2.45 USD
Local Beer:
1.79 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.14 USD
Taxi - 1km:
0.60 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

General information

Mongolia general information:

Voltage: 230 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Type B (American 3-pin)
  • Type C (European 2-pin)
  • Type D (Old British 3-pin)
  • Type E (French 2-pin)
  • Type F (German 2-pin, side clip earth)
  • Type G (British/Irish 3-pin)
  • Type I (Australian/New Zealand & Chinese/Argentine 2/3-pin)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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