Welcome to our travel tips page.
If you’ve chosen your next holiday destination to be Mongolia, this list is for you. At Khan Travel, we think the best people to advise would be the travelers themselves. Upon completing a tour, one always comes back with tips on packing, weather reports, list of must and avoids. We have selected some useful tips from travelers and combined it with our own tips in hopes to help you get prepared for a memorable journey.
Visa: Foreign nationals who wish to enter or stay in Mongolia must obtain visas of appropriate classification corresponding to the purpose of their visit. In order to apply for a visa, you must submit your visa application at a Mongolian Embassy or consulate in your country.
Note: Nationals of some countries/ regions are exempted from visa to enter Mongolia, as . For the full list, please refer to http://consul.mn/eng/02visae.php
What you need to apply for a visa (tourist visa):
- Completed application form
- Passport (must be valid for a minimum of six months before your intended travel to Mongolia)
- 5×4.5cm photo
- A copy of hotel booking or accommodation information in Mongolia
- A copy of flight/ train tickets
- Proof of sufficient funds (if necessary)
- A non-refundable visa fee to be paid upon submission of application
For further information on visas please refer to: http://consul.mn/eng/01visae.php
Packing tips: (from us)
– Sunscreen, sunglasses
– Hiking shoes, rubber slippers
– Personal medication
– Layers for warm days
Make sure to visit your GP or travel clinics at least 6-8 weeks prior to departure to ensure you have all the necessary vaccinations and that they are up to date. Recommended vaccinations for Mongolia are:
- Routine vaccinations such as MMR, polio, tetanus, diphtheria
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B (Important as standards of hygiene can vary in Mongolian health facilities)
It is advised that travellers have travel insurance upon arriving to Mongolia. Some coverage that you should expect is listed below:
– Personal accident
– Medical expenses
– Loss of luggage & Personal items
– Loss of travel documents
– Travel or baggage delays etc.
Mongolia is called “land of eternal blue skies”, which literally means we have blue skies and sunshine for 250 days out of 365 in a year. Therefore, Mongolia is a dry land, especially in the Gobi region you tend to get dehydrated very fast, so be mindful to drink plenty of water, apply sunscreens and wear a hat.
Long bumpy rides
Mongolia is the 18th largest country by area in the world, so make yourself comfortable and be ready to travel through this vastness. There are plenty of paved roads in the center, however you need to travel through rugged roads to reach main destinations.
You can get away with wearing light in Gobi or the steppe areas, however if you are planning a trip around Khuvsgul lake, located at the very north of the country, we suggest you pack jumper or two. Khuvsgul is the second largest freshwater lake in the world. Swimming and diving in the cold lake is mainly for adventure seekers and the ones who are not afraid.
Ger camp accommodations
Ger, pronounced as ‘gher’, is the traditional dwelling of Mongolians. Gers are everywhere. Therefore, the majority of tourist camps use gers as accommodation so most likely you would be staying in one as well.