Best time to Mongolia
Geography of Mongolia:

Mongolia is a land-locked country sandwiched between Russia and China. It covers an area of about 1,564,000 square kilometers - roughly the size of Alaska.

Mongolia is known for its steppelands, the dry, grassy plains that support the traditional Mongolian livestock-herding lifestyle. Some areas of Mongolia are mountainous, however, while others are desert.

A tiny 0.76% of Mongolia is arable, with exactly 0% under permanent crop cover. Much of the land is used for grazing.

Climate of Mongolia:

Mongolia has a harsh continental climate, with very little rainfall and wide seasonal temperature variations.

Winters are long and bitterly cold, with average temperatures in January hovering around -30 C (-22 F); in fact, Ulaanbaatar is the coldest and windiest nation capital on Earth. Summers are short and hot; most precipitation falls during the summer months.

Rain and snowfall totals are only 20-35 cm (8-14 inches) per year in the north, and 10-20 cm (4-8 inches) in the south. Nevertheless, freak snowstorms sometimes drop more than a meter of snow, burying livestock.


 

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

Average
temperature
°C

- 26.1

- 21.7

- 10.8

+ 0.5

+ 8.-20

+ 18-25

+ 20-30

+ 10.-20

+ 7.6

Precipitation

1.5

1.9

2.2

7.2

15.3

48.8

72.6

47.8

24.4

 

 

When to go

Mongolia has an extreme continental climate; it is so far inland that no sea moderates its climate. With over 260 sunny days a year, Mongolia is justifiably known as the “Land of Blue Sky”. The main travel season is from May to early October. Mongolians, especially nomads, consider March and April the worst months. After the long winter, livestock will already be thin and a lack of rain means many will die, causing financial and psychological hardship.

June to September very pleasant times to visit. Early July gives you the best weather for the northern part of the country. Also, July is the time to see the Naadam Festival and this is the peak tourist season. Ulaanbaatar is possibly the coldest capital city in the world.

The Best of Months:

February: Tsagaan sar, Lunar New Year

March: "Nomads winter-2018" festival tour

July: Naadam Festival 2018 tour

August: "Danshig" Ulaanbaatar city festival 

September: Nomads Day festival

October: Golden Eagle festival 2018 tour