Do I need a visa for Mongolia?
Since 15 June 2014 most nationalities, incluing British, do not need a visa to enter Mongolia, and a 30 day visit will be granted on arrival. This concession is valid until the end of 2015. Further information can be found at http://www.embassyofmongolia.co.uk/.
American passport holders are offered 30-days visa-free entry to Mongolia on presentation of a valid passport at the time of entry.
Xanthe Howard - Mongolia Operations
What is the weather like in Mongolia?
July and August are summer months, and daytime temperatures should be a pleasant 20C in Ulaan Baatar and central regions. Temperatures can reach up to 40C in the Gobi desert in July and although the average is lower, clients should expect some very warm weather in certain parts. Evening temperatures are quite pleasant and humidity is very low. These months are also the wet season and over a trip of this duration you should expect some rain but showers are not normally long lasting and the total
rainfall during this period is very low.
Daniela Pontis - Product Manager
What level of comfort should I expect?
You should be aware that Mongolia is still a relatively new country to tourism and standards may not be as high as you will find elsewhere. While Exodus work hard to ensure the accommodation is as comfortable as possible, certain aspects such as the roads need to be allowed for! Roads outside the major cities can be pretty bad, making any driving days uncomfortable at times, but we try and keep this to a minimum. While the infrastructure may be underdeveloped in places, the Mongolian sense of humour should get you though most things!
Jim Carder - Sales Manager
What are the ger camps like?
These are professionally managed tour camps where the accommodation is traditional Mongolians ger tents. Gers accommodate 2-4 persons, usually on a same sex or twin share basis. Bedding is provided.
There is a separate dining tent and male/ female toilet and shower facilities. Many camps have hot and cold water facilities (however due to the remoteness of these camps hot water can be a little erratic!).
Rebecca Caldicott - Customer Operations
What are the cycling routes like in Mongolia?
Mongolia is a land of just 900km of sealed roads, and these tend to be heavily trafficked and in poor condition. By far the most appealing travel is away from the main transit corridors and this is where our route takes us. The majority of travel is on smooth dirt 4WD tracks, but these can also be sandy in places and rocky on the hills. If you are bringing your own bike, please ensure that suitable off road tyres are fitted – if in doubt please contact our office for clarification.
Daniela Pontis - Product Manager
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