Choosing the right time in terms of weather and climate would be the key step to enjoy Mongolia travel at the fullest.Mongolia mostly experiences sunny days and rightly called as 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 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 rather choose quieter time, you are suggested to visit in May, September or October when Mongolia has less crowd because this time around, Mongolia can be very wet yet you are rewarded with beautiful landscape and the whole of Mongolia seems to bursting with colours.
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 chance to see Golden Eagle Festival in Altai, Western Mongolia.
- February is the best time to experience Mongolia's winter season.