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, Khovd, Ovoot, Saynshand, Undurkhaan, Baruun-Urt, Choyr, Javhlant and Ulaan-Uul, with good weather at least 5 months a year


Where and when to go based on the weather?

Map of the best times to visit Mongolia
Map of the best times to visit Mongolia ©whereandwhen.net

Central of Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar, Tsetserleg, Arvayheer...

June, July and August
67°F to 74°F°C
4 to 9 days
May and September
58°F to 59°F°C
1 to 4 days
January, February, March, April, October, November and December
4°F to 47°F°C
0 to 3 days

East of Mongolia
Choybalsan, Ovoot, Undurkhaan...

June and August
74°F to 77°F°C
3 to 5 days
May, July and September
63°F to 83°F°C
2 to 7 days
January, February, March, April, October, November and December
2°F to 52°F°C
0 to 2 days

Gobi
Dalanzadgad, Altay (Govi-Altai), Saynshand...

June, July and August
59°F to 88°F°C
1 to 10 days
May and September
49°F to 72°F°C
1 to 4 days
April
38°F to 58°F°C
0 to 3 days
January, February, March, October, November and December
-0°F to 54°F°C
0 to 1 days

North of Mongolia
Hatgal, Erdenet, Darkhan...

June, July and August
65°F to 79°F°C
4 to 15 days
May and September
52°F to 63°F°C
2 to 5 days
January, February, March, April, October, November and December
4°F to 50°F°C
0 to 2 days

West of Mongolia
Ulaangom, Uliastay, Khovd...

May, June, July and August
52°F to 76°F°C
1 to 8 days
January, February, March, April, September, October, November and December
5°F to 61°F°C
0 to 3 days

Best time to travel to Mongolia by cities

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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, Altay (Govi-Altai), Arvayheer, Choybalsan and Dalanzadgad.


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, September, October, November and December. The number of visitors to Mongolia is high in: June, July and August.

  • Very low season in Mongolia: January, February, March, April and November.
  • Low season in Mongolia: May, September, October and December.
  • High season in Mongolia: June.
  • Peak 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 march ($ 902 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 441 more for your airline ticket to Ulaanbaatar if you go in august.

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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
Altay (Govi-Altai)7°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
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
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
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
Undurkhaan4°F11°F31°F50°F65°F76°F81°F76°F63°F45°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
Baruun-Urt2°F9°F29°F50°F67°F76°F81°F77°F65°F47°F23°F7°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

Legend:

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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, Altay (Govi-Altai), Arvayheer, Choybalsan, Dalanzadgad, Darkhan, Erdenet, Hatgal, and 15 other cities.

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

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