| When to visit Mongolia
Mongolia experiences some of the harshest climatic conditions on earth ranging between the two extremes. Temperatures in winter go down to minus 40 degrees Celsius while they could reach 40 degrees hot in summer. Nevertheless, Mongolia is also known as the land of the blue skies. Even in the middle of the winter, the sun will shine and the sky will be bright blue. The most pleasant times to be travelling around Mongolia are generally considered to be late August early September as the temperatures will then be warm but not burning, the days will be long and the nights cool.
Otherwise early May to the end of June is also a great time to come and visit us. The Months of July and August are the busiest in terms of visitors to the country, this has the adverse affect that most hotels are fully booked, there seems to be more tourists in Mongolia. But the famous Naadam Festival take place during that same time and is interesting to watch. The rivers start to become navigable from May onwards where it is then possible to do some canoeing, kayaking white water rafting and fly fishing. All of those activities are available from Tourism; they are a great way to visit the true Mongolia.
To come in Mongolia in winter can also be a fun experience, it is cold and the days are short but the countryside is breathtaking in its beauty when it is covered with white snow and everything seems relaxed and you will find a pleasant place of life. There are some activities available in and around Ulaanbaatar for those coming in winter.
Another good option for winter traveler is to fly to Murun, near Lake Khuvsgul to the north of the country where the lake is completely frozen and the local population moved their tents on the lake. There is a large ice festival which takes place every year at Khuvsgul Lake.