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Mongolia has extreme continental climate as it is situated far from any ocean or sea. It has very long and cold winters and short and warm summers. The temperature during the winters can go down to -30 oC. The average temperature during the summer is between 20 oC to 25 oC. Mongolia rarely receives rainfall, with an average annual precipitation 200-350mm concentrated mostly in the northern reaches of the country.
The official language of Mongolia is Mongolian. However, English and Russian is spoken and understood with variable fluency in major cities.
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The meals are primarily non-vegetarian and consist of all kinds of meat. Vegetarian options are also available. However, as a country it is a meat lover’s delight. As the country has a strong tradition of herding, dairy products are also a part of most meals.
We have put down a list of personal equipment that would prove helpful during your trip. Please add toiletries, towels, travelling clothes and any other items you may need.
Here are our recommendations:
All our trips start and end in Ulaanbaatar. You must plan your flights accordingly.
It will help for you to carry some easy to access medicine on the trip, for headaches, diarrhea, constipation, and some re-hydration. powders like Electral etc. and any other personal medication.
Shangri La Hotel in Ulaanbaatar offers Wi-Fi internet access. However, rest of the stays will not have internet access due to the remoteness of the location. Having said that, local Mongolian mobile service providers offer decent connectivity in a few towns.
We can offer this trip privately for a group of 2 people and also handle larger groups.
The local currency in Mongolia is the Tugrik. It is recommended that travelers take cash in USD which can be exchanged in banks. You may be able to spend USD cash in Ulaanbaatar, but the rest of the country the accepts Tugrik only. Credit cards can be used for purchases at upmarket shops but otherwise they are not widely accepted. We strongly recommend that you do not solely rely on credit or debit cards to access your money while in Mongolia as it is still a cash-friendly economy.
All tipping is optional and by no means mandatory, however if you feel that your staff and drivers have performed at a satisfactory level, it is a great way to let them know you appreciate their efforts.