Mongolia Travel Tips

Planning To Tour Mongolia? Just Want Some Facts?

The Mongolia Travel Guide brings you my family's views, tips and independent travel advice about Outer Mongolia.

Want to know our favorite tours; our favorite food; why we have lived here for over twelve years? Read on!

Take a virtual journey from Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia, through the Mongolian steppe and the Gobi desert. Meet our friends - the Mongolian people, and learn about Mongolian culture and Mongolian cuisine.

Gobi sand dune Mongolian man riding horse Altai mountain campsite

Travel To Mongolia

Mongolia travel is easy! Mongolia opened its doors to the outside world in the 1990s. You can fly direct from various Western and Asian countries or journey here on the trans-Siberian.

If you prefer a more adventurous route, consider the Mongol Rally - a ten thousand mile journey from London to Ulaanbaatar.

Once here you will find one of the last nomadic bastions on earth - a vast land of endless Steppe and the famed Gobi desert.

Mix in a million nomads, extinct volcanoes, dinosaur graveyards and mystic shamans and you know you will have the time of your life!

This site overflows with Mongolia travel advice, including...

  • Mongolia Travel Tips - Essential Mongolian travel advice. Discover how to get around Ulan Bator and the Gobi desert. Learn a little Mongolian to help you get by.
  • Mongolia Tours - Learn about what you can see and do here. Fishing, hiking, and camel treks are just a few of the activities on offer. Download free brochures and discover which tour companies I recommend.
  • Mongolia Pictures - Nothing beats a picture. This virtual tour shows you pictures of Ulan Bator, the Mongolian people, and select Mongolia travel destinations.
  • Map of Mongolia - Don't leave home without a map! Mongolia travel will be a nightmare without one! Discover which maps I recommend and why.
  • Inner and outer Mongolia - What's the difference? Put yourself one step ahead of your friends and learn something they don't know.
  • Ulan Bator - A complete guide containing a list of top things to do and see. You'll kick yourself if you visit without reading this page!
  • The Gobi Desert - The world's greatest wilderness. Learn about Gobi desert plants and dinosaur graveyards. Read my tips on where to stay. But beware of the Mongolian Death Worm!
  • The Mongolian Steppe - Mongolia has vast areas of pristine wilderness and forms part of the world's largest steppe zone. The steppe also includes many lakes and rivers. An angler's paradise - Mongolia is home to several unique species of fish.
  • Mongolia Weather - The Mongolian climate goes from MINUS 40°C in winter to PLUS 40°C in summer. Make sure you book your trip at the right time!
  • Mongolian People - Mongolian nomads are the friendliest people on earth. Learn more about a diverse and ancient people. Find out how you can enjoy the greatest home stay experience in the world.
  • The Mongol Empire - The greatest empire the world has yet seen - conquered on horseback by an army of nomads.
  • Genghis Khan - Founder of the Mongolian empire. A nomad empire leaves no ruins. Instead, you can see the same open vistas Genghis Khan did. Visit his birthplace and the extraordinary site of his coronation.
  • Mongolian culture - Discover how to make a ger and listen to khoomei singing - songs in which the singer produces two notes at the same time. See the incredible array of Mongolian clothing and learn about Mongolian festivals.
  • Mongolian food - Modern Mongolian food has nothing do with Mongolian barbecue. Learn how the nomads really cook their food - sometimes from the inside out!

BUT wait! I could write for a long time. Instead, I should just show you...

But Take Care...

Dangers lurk in every country. Ensure a safe trip by reading my safety advice.

On this site, you will learn how to spot a con man a mile away and how to catch a taxi without paying over-the-odds. We will also alert you to other hidden dangers - such as open manholes and exposed live wires.

Tourists Crossing Mongolian River on Horseback

We will give tips on choosing appropriate transport for steppe or desert trips. You will also get advice on how to prepare for a breakdown and what to do in an emergency.

Mongolia travel tips you will get nowhere else!

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