Getting to Mongolia : Air: There are flights to Ulaanbaatar via Moscow with Aeroflot, via Berlin and Moscow with Miat (Mongolian airline), via Beijing with different airlines that stop there and go on with Air China and Miat. Train: from Moscow (5 nights/6 days) and from Beijing (1 night/2 days). For more details please contact us.
Health: Mongolia is generally a healthy country to travel in. Hospitals are available in Ulaanbaatar . If you require particular medication, take an adequate supply with you. No specific vaccinations are legally required to enter Mongolia . All our cars are equipped with first-aid kits in case of emergency.
Language: The official language is Mongolian. Foreign languages spoken mainly in the cities include English, Russian, German, and French.
Money: Tugrik, 1US$ = 1100 Tugrik (April 2005). To pay cash it is better to have US$. Credit cards are accepted only in the larger hotels and restaurants. Traveller's Cheques can be changed only in bank but with a very high exchange rate.
People and Population: The population of Mongolia is approximately 2.5 million people living on a surface of more than 1.5 million of square kilometres. The majority (86%) are Khalkh Mongols. Other ethnic groups include Kazaks (6%) in western Mongolia , the Tsaatan or reindeer people (only about 200 people) in the north of Mongolia and more than twenty other tribes of Mongolian or Turkic descent.
Public Holidays and Festivals: Shiin Jil (new Years day), 1st January; Tsagaan Sar (lunar new year) January/February (acc to lunar calendar); Buddha's birthday, May/June (acc to lunar calendar); Mother & Children's day, 1st June; Naadam (national day), 11-13 July; Independence Day, 26 November.