Useful information

Аbout Ulaanbaatar

As a socio-economic, political and cultural center of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar welcomes you with various destinations and attractions. Either you are visiting Ulaanbaatar, for business or pleasure, you should definitely have sometime out exploring its history, arts, or natural museums that can give you sample understanding about not only the country itself, but its connections, roles and influences in the region and the whole world, in a broader sense.


Ulaanbaatar is located at about 1,350 metres (4,430 ft) above mean sea level, slightly east of the centre of Mongolia on the Tuul River, a sub-tributary of the Selenge, in a valley at the foot of the mountain Bogd Khan Uul.

The forests of the mountains surrounding Ulaanbaatar are composed of evergreen pines, deciduous larches and birches, while the riverine forest of the Tuul River is composed of broad-leaved, deciduous poplars, elms and willows. As a point of reference, Ulaanbaatar lies on roughly the same latitude as Vienna, Munich, Orleans, and Seattle. It lies on roughly the same longitude as Chongqing, Hanoi and Jakarta. 


Ulaanbaatar is the coldest national capital in the world, with a monsoon-influenced, cold semi-arid climate that closely borders a subarctic climate and a warm-summer humid continental climate. Most of the annual precipitation of 267 millimeters (10.51 in) falls from May to September. On the table below showed predicted temperature in September, 2019. 


SUN 9/8

Hist. Avg.

60° /41°

MON 9/9

Hist. Avg.

60° /40°

TUE 9/10

Hist. Avg.

60° /40°

WED 9/11

Hist. Avg.

59° /40°

THU 9/12

Hist. Avg.

59° /39°

FRI 9/13

Hist. Avg.

59° /39°

SAT 9/14

Hist. Avg.

58° /38°





The best time to visit

May to September is the best season, with the peak season in July for the Naadam Festival. July and August are also the wettest months of the year, but be assured, our climate is such that you will still have many sunny days at this time. The best time to visit the Gobi is June or September.

Currency information

The Mongolian Tughrik is the currency of Mongolia. Our currency rankings show that the most popular Mongolia Tughrik exchange rate is the MNT to USD rate. The currency code for Tugriks is MNT, and the currency symbol is ₮.


In Ulaanbaatar, you will be dining at fine European and Asian cuisine restaurants. Mutton, beef, rice and noodles form the basis of the Mongolian diet, so your meals will be based around this. However, the trail rations may include vegetables, eggs, peanut butter, cheese and sometimes yak! Please let us know in advance if you are a vegetarian. Alcohol is not provided on the trip but tourists are free to bring their own.

​Public transport

Buses are the main mode of public transportation in Ulaanbaatar. There is no set time table, but buses pass stops at approximately 15-minute intervals. Buses runs between 7:00am and 10:00pm.


There are few licensed taxi companies such as Ulaanbaatar taxi (1991), Noyon taxi (1950), Telecom taxi (1109), 1616 taxi (1616) and iTaxi operating in Ulaanbaatar. A typical fare is MNT 1500-2000 per kilometer; taxi drivers tend to ask for more especially if the client is a foreign national. Official taxis with proper markings are allowed to drive without plate number restrictions on the first lane of Ulaanbaatar's central road usually reserved for large public transports such as buses and trolleybuses from October 2013.

​You may need some personal things

Warm thin layers of clothing are the best such as bring a waterproof jacket, and a hat and headscarf to protect you from the sun and winds. Don't forgot insect repellent, sun cream, lip-gloss, water purifying tablets and first aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrhea, runny nose; bandages; any medicine prescribed for you ). All your camera equipment.


Most UK phone networks work in cities but the network isn’t widely available in remote areas. Wifi is available in many restaurants and bars and you can buy local SIM cards and mobile phones at a reasonable price.


Petty crime is common, particularly in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. Watch out for pickpockets especially in markets or other crowded public places. Be wary of large groups of people, including children and teenagers, who sometimes harass pedestrians for money when entering and leaving vehicles, pubs and restaurants. Tourists’ mobile phones are especially targeted by thieves in the streets and should be carried securely. Keep passports, money and other valuables in a safe place and don’t display signs of wealth – jewellery etc.