Land of Genghis Khan

Trip Level

The trip is Level 2, Easy to Moderate, due to the light hiking as well as the remote locations of our camps, simple accommodations in ger and tent camps, and rough roads. The trip is an overland journey by 4WD vehicle with some long drives across the historic heart of the country. It is expected that each participant be in excellent health and physical condition. We recommend that you make a special effort to get in good shape for the trip. Daily walking or hiking, jogging, stair-climbing, etc., are excellent preparatory exercises.

A Special Note on Travel to Mongolia
Mongolia is an exciting destination, and while tourism is growing rapidly, the infrastructure remains limited. The country is modernizing quickly from its Soviet-era standards, but they are not yet up to the level of many countries (particularly felt by travelers on the bumpy roads!). Roads outside Ulaanbaatar are unpaved and often very bumpy and dusty. Travel on these roads might be done in Russian 4WD vans, which are not up to Western standards, but are reasonably comfortable. Essential requirements for travel in Mongolia are flexibility, a sense of humor, curiosity, enthusiasm about new peoples and places, and an openness to the unexpected.

Weather

The best months to travel to Mongolia are May through October. Mountain weather is always unpredictable. Come prepared for at least some rain, wind, and some very cold nights and mornings. Nighttime temperatures can drop to 30ºF! A dusting of snow is not uncommon here at this northern latitude, even in the summer. That said, there are also many beautifully clear and sunny days with bright blue skies.

Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.

References

We are proud to have an exceptionally high rate of repeat travelers. For more information, we would be happy to put you in touch with a client who has traveled with us.

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