Choosing the right time in terms of weather and climate would be the key step to enjoy Mongolia travel to the fullest. Mongolia mostly experiences sunny days and rightly called the 'Land of the Blue Sky' but keep in mind that there are hardly any warm days. Mongolia experiences extreme continental climate; it is so far inland that no sea tempers its climate.
There are four seasons in Mongolia. Winter from November to February, Spring from March to mid-May, Summer from mid-May to late August and Autumn in September and October. Since winters in Mongolia is very cold – with the temperature dropping down to as low as minus 40°C (-40°F) – no amount of layering clothes will help! So, summer would be the best time to visit Mongolia, i.e., from June to August and at this time around the year, tourism in Mongolia soars at its peak. Or if you are someone who would instead choose a quieter time, you are suggested to visit in May, September, or October when Mongolia has less crowd. Because of this time around, Mongolia can be very wet, yet with beautiful landscapes, that will be a reward for you, and the whole of Mongolia seems to burst with colors.
You can also consider visiting on:
- July: the best time to see the Mongolia Naadam Festival.
- The best season for Gobi Desert tour: from June to September and October is shoulder season.
- July to August is the best season to travel to Northern Mongolia, and Khuvsgul Lake tour and September is shoulder season.
- First of October is a chance to see the Golden Eagle Festival in Altai, Western Mongolia.
- February is the best time to experience Mongolia's winter season.