WHAT CREDIT CARDS DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept Visa and MasterCard as methods of payment.
CAN I BRING TRAVELER’S CHEQUES?
Several banks accept and issue Travelers Check. But Credit cards are preferred over traveler's cheques.You can also withdraw cash from any ATM in all major towns. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and JCB card are acceptable. It is almost impossible to use your credit cards in the countryside.
WHERE CAN I CHANGE MY MONEY?
US Dollars are often accepted, especially in Ulaanbaatar, but it is also useful to carry some cash in the local currency, the Tugrik. 1USD=2006 Tugrik /Feb 2016/ Any bank in Mongolia will be more than happy to exchange your currency, as will most of the hotels you'll stay in.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT MONGOLIA?
May to September is the best season, with the peak season in July for the Naadam Festival. July and August are also the wettest months of the year, but be assured, our climate is such that you will still have many sunny days at this time. The best time to visit the Gobi is June or September.
How is the infrastructure in Mongolia?
Inside Ulaanbaatar there are a number of options, all suited to different time frame and budgets. The cheapest public transport is the buses. These buses charge you with ranging 500 Tugrics. Every car in Ulaanbaatar is a potential taxi. However, there are official taxis with meters. At night it would be safest if you take an official cab. Taxi journey costs you 500 Tugrics in average. You can hire cars too. But it is wise not to drive it yourself, rather hire a driver and make sure he has insurance or liable for accidents.Outside the capital the easiest way to travel long distance is a plane, but air traveling in Mongolia involves a two-pier price structure, which is significantly higher for foreigners than for locals. If you want your trip to be more adventurous and exciting, there is also a possibility to charter with Russian and Japanese SUVs or 4WD Minivans for private use from the most liable and high quality cars to visit more remote sites.
How do I get to Mongolia?
If you have decided to visit Mongolia, you can come by either plane or train. There are a few places which fly to the capital, Ulaanbaatar. From Europe, there is an infrequent service from Berlin, Frankfurt and Moscow. Check with your local Mongolian Embassy too. There are almost daily flights from Seoul as well as other flights through Beijing. It is also possible to fly to Ulaanbaatar through Tokyo's Narita Airport.The Trans-Mongolian Line of the Trans-Siberian Railway links Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar with Moscow and Beijing . The ride between Ulaanbaatar and Moscow will continue for 4 sometimes 5 days. From Ulaanbaatar to Beijing the trip takes almost 2 days. Although the train is very promising for the tourists who want to discover the beauty of Mongolia, it might be a little tiring for the elders though.
How long will the drive take per day?
When you travel around the vast steppes in Mongolia, our trip will take about 6 to 10 hours per day and it will cover from 100 up to 360 kilometers / 62-225 miles. Roam the dry wastes of the famous Gobi for dinosaur bones, feel the hospitality of our nomad people, enjoy staying at their cozy, traditional Mongolian gers, have fun at the wonderful Huvsgul Lake National park which has a totally exotic and untouched nature with spectacular scenery and watch the naadam festival. Watch our fastest horses racing, our strongest wrestlers wrestling and the sharpest sighted archers shooting. For the intrepid, a visit to the Reindeer people of Tsaatan tribe or Kazakh eagle hunters will be an uforgettable experience.
You can make an international call from almost every hotel in the capital and the main cities. Also, Mongolia is widely accessed with mobile and internet operators throughout the country, so communicating is never a problem. Wi-Fi is usable in most places in Ulaanbaatar city.
What is the electric measurement?
The standard voltage in Mongolia is 220volts/50Hz with European two-pin type sockets.
Should I bring my towels?
In the cities or camp sites, towels are not required. But, If you came to explore the country life, they would be of great use.