The Naadam Festival takes place in Mongolia in July and celebrates traditional Mongolian sports. The games include archery, horse racing, and Mongolian wrestling. Believed to have existed for centuries, the Naadam Festival is a great way to experience Mongolian culture.
Travelers should travel to Mongolia during the summer months in order to comfortably experience the country. June through September is the best time to travel to Mongolia. Ulaanbaatar is one of the world’s coldest capital cities, so winter is not an ideal time to visit.
Just like in any country, travelers should use caution. Be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye out for pickpockets, especially in the city. Our travel partners in the country help us ensure that travelers are safe. Refer to the State Department website for further information on safety in Mongolia.
Travelers do not need a tourist visa to travel to Mongolia if the stay is under 90 days. Your passport needs one blank page for entry and should be valid for six months beyond the date of arrival.