When to Travel to Mongolia

When to Travel to Mongolia

The time of year that you choose to travel to Mongolia can drastically change your journey. It really boils down onto what you would like to see and what you would like to do. Mongolia is known to contain picturesque scenery and landscapes that abruptly change as you travel. This scenery also abruptly changes at the change in each season.

No matter what time of year you choose, Big Mongolia travel is able to provide our clients with a custom tour that will adapt to their preferences. If you have any special requests, just let us know or fill our our tailor-made tour form.


May to August

Green mountains, cool(and sometimes rather hot) air, and a lot of baby sheep and goats. Summer, undoubtedly, is by far the most popular time of year to travel to Mongolia with the most tourists. During this time, you can travel to almost anywhere in Mongolia. If you come during July, definitely make some time for the Naadam Festival. Summer is also great for outdoor adventure tours.


September to November

Many Mongolians will claim that Autumn is their favorite season due to the lack of strong winds, color changes of the foliage, and cool reprieve from Summer. Definitely travel this time of year During this time of year, you can also celebrate the famous Golden Eagle Festival in the Bayan-Olgii province.


November to March

This time of year is for those who truly want to see Mongolia with an entirely different perspective. During winter you can see why Mongolia is called the land of the blue sky. Mongolian winter has the fewest tourists, but can be extremely cold. The three main attractions during winter is Tsagaan Sar (the lunar new year), The Camel festival in the Gobi Desert, and the Ice Festival on Lake Hovsgol.


March to May

If avoiding other tourists is your goal while still seeing the main sites, late spring is a good choice for you. Due to Spring in Mongolia being quite dry and windy, most tourists avoid this time of year. A few festivals, such as the Kazakh Nauryz (Kazakh new year) and local Horse Festivals are celebrated this time of year.

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