When to Go to Mongolia
When is the best time to visit Mongolia?
Summer is the best time to visit Mongolia, from late May through September. In the mid-summer, average daytime temperatures are in the 70s and 80s with no humidity. The steppe is green and visitors enjoy the full bounty of Mongolia's famed dairy products.
The Naadam Festival, the annual celebration of the Three Manly Sports, wrestling, horse racing and archery, is held every year from July 11–15. The week of Naadam is the most popular time to visit Mongolia.
Will the summer crowds be overwhelming?
Mongolia is the world's most sparsely populated independent nation. In the Mongolian countryside, you will enjoy vast open spaces at all times of the year.
Should I travel to Mongolia in the winter?
In the winter, temperatures of -40°F or below combined with harsh winds can make travel through the Mongolian countryside difficult. In addition, most ger camps are closed in the winter.
On the other hand, winter is the time of Tsagaan Sar, the lunar new year, and travelers ready to meet the challenges of winter travel will be welcomed into this celebration.