Here is some essential information about travelling to Mongolia. When you book your holiday with Zendmen Travel, you will be provided with a more detailed information pack.
What are the best times of a year to visit Mongolia?
The best time to visit Mongolia is between the end of May and the mid of September when temperatures are between 15 and 30 °C. There are plenty of things to do in Mongolia during summer time. However, some of the best traditional festivals, such as the Lunar New Year festival and Thousand Camel Festival, Golden Eagle Festival and Ice Festival, all take place in winter and are worth braving the cold for!
What is the main language spoken in Mongolia?
The language spoken in Mongolia is Mongolian, though different ethnic groups speak in slightly different dialects of the main language. Mongolian Kazakhs speak in Kazakh as well. English, Russian, Korean and German is also widely used by people who work in the travel and tourism industry.
What are travel options to Ulaanbaataar?
You can catch direct flights from the following cities to Chinggis Khaan Airport in Ulaanbaatar with the Mongolian Airlines-MIAT; Turkish Airlines, Korean Air; Aeroflot and Air China. The following airports handle direct flights to Monggolia:
- Tegel Airport, Berlin, Germany,
- Incheon Airport, Seoul, South Korea
- Shermitova-2 Airport, Moscow, Russia
- Irkutsk International Airport, Irkutsk, Russia
- Narita Airport, Tokyo, Japan
- Ataturk Airport, Istanbul, Turkey
- Capital Airport, Beijing, China
How can we book a tour with Zendmen Travel?
After consulting our booking terms and conditions, please fill in an online tour booking form and submit it to us. Upon receiving your tour booking, we will confirm the booking and reply with tour invoice.
Are there any vaccination required to travel to Mongolia?
There are no specific vaccinations that are legally required to enter to Mongolia. However, there are a number of vaccinations you should consider, including: Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Meningococcal Meningitis, Hepatitis B and Rabies. Please consult your doctor or travel clinic for the latest up-to-date advice.
What currency should I bring with me to Mongolia?
US dollar is accepted throughout Mongolia, along with the Mongolian currency, the Tögrög. Travellers’ cheques can be cashed easily at commercial banks. Hotels and major shops accept credit cards including American express, Visa, MasterCard and Diners Club. It is possible to obtain cash from your Visa or MasterCard at commercial banks and ATMs in Ulaanbaatar.
Do I need a travel visa to Mongolia?
A visa is required for all travellers except the citizens of countries that are exempt from a travel visa to Mongolia. Please check who are exempt from travel visa to Mongolia here. Those who are resident of a country where Mongolia do not have a diplomatic mission, you can get Mongolia’s travel visa upon your arrival. However, you are advised to make special arrangements with us in advance.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, you can also apply for Mongolian visa in the countries where you are travelling. To do that, we will send a letter, our company certificate and the copies of your passports to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia electronically. The Ministry will forward all these documents to the embassy where you are applying for Mongolian visa. It takes minimum 2-3 working days depending on the number of application they precede during that time. Here are the lists of countries where you can apply for Mongolian visa at http://embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-of/mongolia
Do Zendmen Travel's tours require travel insurance?
Travel insurance is mandatory for all those travelling with Zendmen Travel to Mongolia.
The British Mountaineering Council offers sophisticated Travel and Activity Insurance cover for travel all over the world. You can find more detailed information on their site https://www.thebmc.co.uk/insurance and also buy insurance online.
What accommodation do you use during the tour in the countryside?
Ger (traditional felt dwelling) camps are a comfortable, exotic way to lodge in the countryside. Ger camps are equipped with showers and bathrooms and some gers are en suite or deluxe. These are usually double or twin bedded. However, family travellers can also have triple or quad gers. Those who are travelling to remote areas will stay carefully selected Vango or North Face tents. We also use comfortable Thermarest mattresses.
What meals do you offer your clients?
All your meals in Ulaanbaatar are at the best available restaurants in the city. Oriental, western and traditional Mongolian cuisine is available and the cost of all meals (excluding alcoholic beverages) is inclusive to your tour cost. During camping tours, we offer selection of salads, soups (such as noodle soup- ‘Lapsha’ and cream soup-‘Bantan’, vegetable cream soup) and main courses (i.e. Mongolian barbecue-‘Horhog’, khuushuur, buuz and steaks). If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know prior to the trip. As we make special arrangements for you.
What is a Ger camp?
A ger camp is a travellers’ accommodation in Mongolia. A ger is a Mongolia’s traditional dwelling, made of collapsible round wooden structures, covered by felt layers. A ger has being used by nomads for centuries. It is regarded as the most eco-friendly structure and well adapted continental climate. As it can be stable for strong wind, cool in the summer and warm inside when air temperature drops. Nowadays, gers are trendy accommodation for the people who are travelling through Mongolia’s countryside. You can stay in a ger equipped with modern furnishing while gazing scenic scenery from your comfortable bed through the door.