Mongolia

Discover a strikingly beautiful and authentic destination of rolling steppe, rugged deserts, majestic mountains, and gentle, welcoming people.

Untamed and untrodden, Mongolia enchants with its wide-open plains, friendly and proud people, and the lore of one of the world’s greatest empires.

One of the oldest and least populated countries on earth, the landscape is dotted with timeworn Buddhist monasteries, crystal-clear lakes, towering sand dunes and there’s plenty of opportunity for quiet reflection.

On a journey to this enigmatic land, a place that feels largely unchanged from the days of Genghis Khan, you’ll visit the sprawling capital Ulaanbaatar, venture into the Gobi Desert where a variety of wildlife is found, from gazelles and camels to snow leopards and sand plovers, and where fascinating archaeological finds have been unearthed. Explore the craggy Altai Mountains and foothills and encounter nomadic herdsmen eking out a living on the steppe.

Consider timing a visit with one of the country’s popular festivals: Naadam in July, which pays homage to Mongolia’s nomadic culture, and the Golden Eagle Festival in October when Kazakh horsemen compete and celebrate the skills of their prized raptors.

Decades of in-country expertise means our Journey Designers can curate exceptional activities and experiences for you that are beyond the reach of the average traveller. Piece these together as a framework for your own bespoke adventure or find them in our featured journeys.

Continent Asia
Language Mongolian
Capital Ulaanbaatar
Population 3,278,290
Area 1,565,000 km²
Currency Mongolian tögrög

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Decades of in-country expertise means our Journey Designers can curate exceptional activities and experiences for you that are beyond the reach of the average traveller. Piece these together as a framework for your own bespoke adventure or find them in our featured journeys.

When to Go

One of the best times to visit Mongolia is during the summer, from mid-June to late August when days are sunny and the steppe green and lush. Expect temperatures between 20°C and 25°C, though the desert can reach as high as 40°C. The mountains and northern parts of the country can get cold in August. In September and October, the landscape is at its autumnal best while temperatures are cooler in the Gobi. The Mongolian winter (November to February) is harsh with snowstorms and freezing winds and temperatures from -25°C to -30°C, and below. Spring (March-May) is unpredictable with rain in the taiga areas and temperatures between 5°C and to 15°C.

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Our Orient travel experts have spent decades pioneering one-of-a-kind luxury holidays. And it is no different in Mongolia which is undeniably one of the most unique and rewarding travel destinations on earth. A&K’s partner in Mongolia maintains the high commitments to sustainable travel which our travellers have come to expect so all journeys respect the environment and preserve the country’s priceless natural and cultural heritage while supporting local communities.

This kind of unencumbered insight into the authentic heart and soul of a place — to the people and sites that exist far beyond the reach of the average traveller — is something we pride ourselves on and ensure we deliver on every journey we create.

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