WHAT CREDIT CARDS DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept Visa and MasterCard as methods of payment.
CAN I BRING TRAVELER’S CHEQUES?
Several banks accept and issue Travelers Check. But Credit cards are preferred over traveler's cheques.You can also withdraw cash from any ATM in all major towns. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and JCB card are acceptable. It is almost impossible to use your credit cards in the countryside.
You can either pay us online or upon your arrival with your credit/debit cards. We accept USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, RUB, CNY, JPY, AUD, KRW, and CAD and it can be in cash/wire transfer too. We advise you not to look for or exchange Tugrug - Mongolian currency before coming to Mongolia as it is often not available and waste of effort, even in Beijing, you may end up paying extra. Upon your arrival in Mongolia, our guide/driver will bring you towards the bank where you can do the fast and safe transaction. The only thing you need to be aware of is to bring newer notes that aren’t torn at sides. ATM machines accept Visa, Master, JCB, and American Express cards in Ulaanbaatar if you have previously notified your bank of your travel plans. Share your plans with us to get help for the details.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT MONGOLIA?
May to September is the best season, with the peak season in July for the Naadam Festival. July and August are also the wettest months of the year, but be assured, our climate is such that you will still have many sunny days at this time. The best time to visit the Gobi is June or September.
How is the infrastructure in Mongolia?
Inside Ulaanbaatar there are a number of options, all suited to different time frame and budgets. The cheapest public transport is the buses. These buses charge you with ranging 500 Tugrics. Every car in Ulaanbaatar is a potential taxi. However, there are official taxis with meters. At night it would be safest if you take an official cab. Taxi journey costs you 500 Tugrics in average. You can hire cars too. But it is wise not to drive it yourself, rather hire a driver and make sure he has insurance or liable for accidents.Outside the capital the easiest way to travel long distance is a plane, but air traveling in Mongolia involves a two-pier price structure, which is significantly higher for foreigners than for locals. If you want your trip to be more adventurous and exciting, there is also a possibility to charter with Russian and Japanese SUVs or 4WD Minivans for private use from the most liable and high quality cars to visit more remote sites.
How long will the drive take per day?
When you travel around the vast steppes in Mongolia, our trip will take about 6 to 10 hours per day and it will cover from 100 up to 360 kilometers / 62-225 miles. Roam the dry wastes of the famous Gobi for dinosaur bones, feel the hospitality of our nomad people, enjoy staying at their cozy, traditional Mongolian gers, have fun at the wonderful Huvsgul Lake National park which has a totally exotic and untouched nature with spectacular scenery and watch the naadam festival. Watch our fastest horses racing, our strongest wrestlers wrestling and the sharpest sighted archers shooting. For the intrepid, a visit to the Reindeer people of Tsaatan tribe or Kazakh eagle hunters will be an uforgettable experience.
You can make an international call from almost every hotel in the capital and the main cities. Also, Mongolia is widely accessed with mobile and internet operators throughout the country, so communicating is never a problem. Wi-Fi is usable in most places in Ulaanbaatar city.
What is the electric measurement?
The standard voltage in Mongolia is 220volts/50Hz with European two-pin type sockets.
Should I bring my towels?
In the cities or camp sites, towels are not required. But, If you came to explore the country life, they would be of great use.
How can I figure my WC?
There are WCs at the camp sites. But during the tent camp, we will take care of it. Please be rest assured.