How do I get to Mongolia?
All direct flights come into Ulaanbaatar – most of them from Beijing, Moscow, Seoul, Tokyo or Berlin. Except that direct flight, Mongolia travel guide offers wide selection of flight network for you. The Trans-Mongolian train from Moscow or Beijing makes a particularly exhilarating entry into the country. There are domestic flights and trains from Ulaanbaatar to the rest of Mongolia. Many of the tours use a 4WD vehicle to transport you to your destination
What visa requirements are there?
Some citizens (such as US and Singapore) are no need to obtain tourist visa to Mongolia within 30 days. Visas are available from the Mongolian embassy in your country. If there is no Mongolia embassy in your country, one month visas can be obtained on the spot once you arrive at the airport or railway station. There will also be a visa fee of $53US. We will supply an official confirmation letter (by email or post) for your visa application once you book a trip with us.
Is Mongolia a safe destination?
Mongolia has one of the lowest crime rates in the world and compared to the some other parts in the world, is considered a very safe destination. Mongolian people are known for their nomadic hospitality and they will make you feel very welcome.
What is the accommodation like?
If you are staying in Ulaanbaatar, you will be in standard hotel. During any trips around the country, you will be camping in tents and in traditional Mongolian Ger.
What should I bring with me?
Warm thin layers of clothing, waterproof jacket, good walking boots, sandals and a hat and/or headscarf to protect you from the sun and winds. Don’t forget insect repellent, sun cream, lip-gloss and first aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrhea, runny nose; bandages; any medicine prescribed for you); all your camera equipment and binoculars.
What about local food?
Mutton, rice and noodles form the basis of the Mongolian diet, so your meals will be based around this. However, the trail rations may include vegetables, eggs, peanut butter, cheese and different kinds of meat. Please let us know in advance if you are a vegetarian.
Where can I exchange my money?
US Dollars are often accepted, especially in Ulaanbaatar, but it is also useful to carry some cash in the local currency, the Tugrik. Any bank in Mongolia will be more than happy to exchange your currency, as will most of the hotels you'll stay in.
Can I bring traveler's cheques?
Several banks accept and issue Travelers Check. But Credit cards are preferred over traveler's cheques. You can also withdraw cash from any ATM in all major towns. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and JCB card are acceptable. It is almost impossible to use your credit cards in the countryside.
Do I need travel insurance, and if so, what should it cover?
We recommend that our tour participants purchase a standard travel insurance policy through your insurance company. This is an affordable and comprehensive travel protection program that covers you for unexpected events that could cause you to cancel or interrupt your vacation, unexpected delays, medical assistance, loss of or damage to baggage.