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Land of the Blue Sky
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Mongolia

There simply is nowhere quite like it. One of the world's last wildernesses. A holiday in Mongolia will be like no other.

We design bespoke holidays and tours during which you can stay in luxury five star lodges, authentic homestays or even wake up in your own private camp. From the mesmerising Gobi Desert to the steppe of the central heartland, the eagle hunters of the Altai to the camel herders of Bayangobi, ancient Kharkhorin and colourful Naadam festivals; the Land of the Blue Sky will entrance you.  We would be delighted to hear from you, to share our passion for Mongolia and to start planning your holiday of a lifetime.  

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"BE WARNED Mongolia and its wonderful people will likely become an addiction ...one that Panoramic Journeys knows how to totally and professionally satisfy"

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Essential Information

Getting there

There are no direct flights from Western Europe or the USA to Mongolia however there are regular connecting flights from Beijing, Moscow, and other Asian cities.  Talk to us regarding the best options for your journey.


If you crave a little more adventure then the Trans-Mongolian Railway is for you.  Travel from Beijing to Ulaanbataar or from Moscow using the linking Trans-Siberian Express.

Health

Travellers to Mongolia should ensure that they are up-to-date with routine vaccination courses and it may be advised that further vaccines are sought. Please talk to a health professional 4 - 6 weeks before travelling.  It is recommended that most travellers are vaccinated for Hepatitis A and Tetanus but it is also worth discussing Hep B, Typhoid, Meningitis, Tuberculosis, Tick-borne Encephalitis and Rabies.

There are no immunisation certificate requirements for entry to Mongolia.

Visas

Guests are responsible for ensuring they have the correct visas to travel  however if you wish to use a visa service to help you apply then we recommend CIBT who will be able to assist.  Click here for our dedicated area on their website.

Travelling responsibly

Over the years we have built close links with communities across this beautiful country.  One of our passions is to support the nomadic culture and minimise urban migration.  We do this through working closely with our homestay families to provide valuable income that supports nomadic life and encourages cultural exchange.  For more read our Tips for Sustainable Travel

Mongolia is a country of distinct seasons and extreme regional variation, the hottest days in the Gobi desert can reach 40C and the coldest winters in Kovsghol can get as low as -50C.  Fortunately those are the extremes and a visit in June to September you might expect temperatures of around 15ºC to 20ºC with a little rainfall and January days will be blue skies but potentially down to -40ºC.


Visit in the winter for dog sledding adventures and the months of June to September will give you the best opportunity to enjoy everything that the ‘Land of the Blue Sky’ has to offer.

Read more about When to visit Mongolia

Currency

The currency in Mongolia is the Tugrik. It has been a relatively stable currency in recent years, and $1 roughly equates to 1,800MNT.  It is not possible to obtain Mongolian Tugriks (MNT) outside of Mongolia. Although dollars are accepted in some places in the capital, you will need Tugriks for any spending in the countryside.

Tipping

Tipping is discretionary in Mongolia so it is your choice to reward good service.  Our pre-departure Practicalities documents will give you guidance on appropriate tipping levels but some $1 notes and appropriate Tugriks for out of the city encounters.

Electrical Plug Sockets

Mongolian plug sockets take the European 2-pin plug.  Unless you are camping you will virtually always find somewhere to plug in chargers or appliances.  This may be in your own ger at at ger camp or in shared facilities.

What to Pack

In a country where the temperature can range from +35ºC to -35ºC you'll need to pack according to the season, our pre-departure documents will advise you on this.  However items like a torch, plenty of batteries, insect repellant and a sink plug will come in handy.  Binoculars might be appreciated in Mongolia's vast landscapes.

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