When is the best time to go to Mongolia?

When is the best time to go to Mongolia? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Mongolia, the weather is good everywhere in June, July and August
  • The best months to go to Ulaanbaatar are June, July and August
  • July is the hottest month in Ulaanbaatar, and the coldest months are January and February
  • The rainiest months in this city are July and August
  • The cities with the best climate are Choybalsan, Dalanzadgad, Baruun-Urt, Choyr, Javhlant, Khovd, Ovoot, Saynshand, Ulaan-Uul and Undurkhaan, with good weather at least 5 months a year


Annual weather in Mongolia

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Mongolia for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January -20°F to 14°F
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February -14°F to 23°F
0 to 1 days*
March 2°F to 41°F
0 to 1 days*
April 27°F to 58°F
0 to 3 days*
May 36°F to 72°F
1 to 5 days*
June 45°F to 83°F
1 to 11 days*
July 50°F to 88°F
2 to 15 days*
August 49°F to 83°F
1 to 13 days*
September 38°F to 72°F
1 to 4 days*
October 22°F to 54°F
0 to 2 days*
November 2°F to 32°F
0 to 1 days*
December -14°F to 18°F
0 days
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Mongolia by cities

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Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar

The best months to go to Ulaanbaatar are june, july and august.

Choybalsan

Choybalsan

The best months to go to Choybalsan are may, june, july, august and september.

Dalanzadgad

Dalanzadgad

The best months to go to Dalanzadgad are may, june, july, august and september.

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Temperatures and rainfall in Mongolia

On these 2 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Mongolia and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Ulaanbaatar, Choybalsan, Dalanzadgad, Darkhan and Erdenet.


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Mongolia

Find out when Mongolia has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Mongolia

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December. The number of visitors to Mongolia is high in: June, July, August and September.

  • Very low season in Mongolia: January, February, March, November and December.
  • Low season in Mongolia: April, May and October.
  • High season in Mongolia: June and September.
  • Peek season in Mongolia: July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for Mongolia month by month


Average price for flights to Mongolia

A return flight between London and Ulaanbaatar is generally cheaper if you go in november ($ 811 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 564 more for your airline ticket to Ulaanbaatar if you go in july.

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Where to go in Mongolia?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Ulaanbaatar4°F9°F25°F45°F58°F68°F74°F68°F58°F40°F20°F5°F
Choybalsan4°F11°F29°F50°F67°F77°F83°F77°F65°F47°F23°F7°F
Dalanzadgad14°F23°F40°F56°F68°F77°F83°F79°F68°F52°F32°F18°F
Darkhan4°F9°F29°F50°F63°F74°F77°F72°F61°F43°F22°F7°F
Erdenet5°F11°F29°F49°F61°F70°F74°F68°F59°F43°F22°F7°F
Hatgal5°F13°F27°F41°F52°F65°F68°F65°F54°F38°F20°F7°F
Tsetserleg7°F14°F29°F45°F58°F67°F72°F68°F58°F41°F23°F11°F
Ulaangom5°F11°F25°F47°F61°F74°F76°F72°F61°F45°F25°F11°F
Uliastay5°F13°F25°F43°F56°F68°F72°F68°F56°F40°F22°F9°F
Altai7°F14°F29°F47°F58°F68°F72°F68°F58°F41°F23°F11°F
Arvayheer9°F16°F31°F47°F59°F68°F74°F70°F59°F43°F25°F11°F
Baruun-Urt2°F9°F29°F50°F67°F76°F81°F77°F65°F47°F23°F7°F
Bayanhongor-0°F5°F20°F38°F49°F59°F65°F59°F49°F32°F14°F2°F
Chihertey5°F14°F29°F43°F52°F63°F67°F63°F52°F36°F20°F9°F
Choyr5°F13°F32°F50°F65°F76°F81°F76°F63°F47°F25°F9°F
Ider4°F11°F27°F45°F56°F65°F68°F65°F54°F38°F18°F7°F
Javhlant4°F11°F29°F49°F63°F76°F79°F74°F63°F43°F22°F7°F
Khovd13°F20°F36°F52°F61°F72°F76°F72°F61°F49°F31°F18°F
Ovoot4°F13°F32°F52°F67°F76°F83°F77°F67°F49°F25°F7°F
Saynshand11°F20°F40°F58°F72°F83°F88°F83°F72°F52°F32°F14°F

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Is this weather information for Mongolia reliable?

Climate data for Mongolia has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Mongolia allows us to determine the average for each month in Ulaanbaatar, Choybalsan, Dalanzadgad, Darkhan, Erdenet, Hatgal, Tsetserleg, Ulaangom, and 15 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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