|When to Visit Mongolia|
Mongolia experiences some of the harshest climatic conditions on earth ranging between the two extremes. Temperatures in winter can go down to minus 40 degrees Celsius while they could reach 40 degrees hot in summer. Never the less, Mongolia is also known as the land of the blue skies. Even in the middle of winter, the sun will shine and the sky will be bright blue. The most pleasant times to be travelling around Mongolia are generally considered to be late August early September as the temperatures will then be warm but not burning, the days will be long and the nights cool.
Otherwise early May to the end of June is also a great time to come and visit us. The Months of July and August are the busiest in terms of visitors to the country, this has the adverse affect that most hotels are fully booked, tours and travelling in the country has become considerably more expensive and there seems to be more tourists in Mongolia then Mongolians. But the famous Nadaam games also take place during that same time and are fun to watch. The rivers start to become navigable from May onwards where it is then possible to do some canoeing, kayaking white water rafting and fly fishing. All of those activities are available from Mongolian Resorts; they are a great way to visit the true Mongolia.
To come in Mongolia in winter can also be a fun experience, it is cold and the days are short but the countryside is breathtaking in its beauty when it is covered with a uniform layer of white snow and everything seems to slow down and find a pleasant pace of life. There are some activities available in and around Ulaanbaatar for those coming in winter. Mongolian Resorts owns a luxurious country club 35kms outside of the city where it is possible to do dog sledging and winter trekking. Cross country skiing will be offered as an option at the resort from the winter of 2007.
Another good option for winter traveller is to fly to Moron, near Lake Khosvgol to the north of the country where the lake is completely frozen and the local population move their tents on the lake. There is a large ice festival which takes place every year at Khosvgol Lake. Please ask your tour operator for further details on this event as it changes every year.