If you are planning to travel to Mongolia, the most significant thing to consider is the weather. The country experiences an extreme continental climate; it is so far inland that no sea tempers its climate.
Mongolia has four seasons and each has its own character. Keep in mind that the country has an average of 230-260 annual days of sunshine. That is why Mongolia owns a nickname of “The Land of the Blue Sky”. Do not forget your sunglasses and sunscreen.
Visiting in summer (June to August)
- The temperature ranges from 20C to 25C, Gobi temperatures this month can rise up to 40°C
- Dry throughout the central and southern regions
- The mountains and northern areas can be cold in August
Pack a fleece, windproof rain jacket and a good pair of waterproof shoes.
Things to do in summer
If you are wondering when is the best time to visit Mongolia, June might be the answer. It’s a decent time to get out of the city and drive to the countryside. You will love camping in Mongolian spectacular scenery.
July is the time to see the largest and Olympic-like Naadam Festival in Ulaanbaatar city. Also, each province or soum (small administrative district) of Mongolia organize the festival of their own on different dates throughout the summer allowing travelers to experience a genuinely authentic and uncrowded Mini Naadam.