Solo Female Travel in Mongolia

Mongolia is a landlocked country located in East and Central Asia, bordered by Russia and China. It is known for its vast, untouched landscapes, nomadic culture, and ancient history. Mongolia is a great destination for travelers looking to explore the great outdoors, as it is home to some of the world's most stunning natural landscapes, including the Gobi Desert, the Altai Mountains, and the vast steppes. Adventure seekers can enjoy activities such as horseback riding, hiking, and camel trekking. Mongolia is also home to a rich cultural heritage, with many ancient sites and monuments, such as the ancient capital of Karakorum, the Erdene Zuu Monastery, and the ancient city of Kharkhorin.

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Hi I am Degi. I aman english teacher from Mongolia. Love to be friends with foreign people. I love talking about any subjects

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I am a traveler , an animal lover, between extrovert and introvert, a language enthusiast, a polyglot.

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Stay with locals in Mongolia

Chmgsrn

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You can stay for:

7 days

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Hey, I'm Chmgsrn and I'm interested in food & cuisine, nature, photography and live music

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China

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Jacque

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You can stay for:

3 days

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I am a traveler , an animal lover, between extrovert and introvert, a language enthusiast, a polyglot.

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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณ Mongolia, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ Cambodia, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong

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3 days

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Hello Iโ€™m Buya. Iโ€™m from Mongolia. I love travel.

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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France

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Experiences from Mongolia

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 3 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.2/5

Safety

3/5

Food

4.2/5

Budget-friendly

2.3/5

Solo travel experience

Ulaanbaatar is great. At night use common sense and stick to where the people are. Seoul Street has a ton of nightlife and karaoke. Naraantuul, the outdoor market, is the best place to go for shopping, but be smart. I've never personally been pickpocketed there, but have heard stories, especially when it's crowded. It's best to keep your money in a zipped pocket and keep purchases inside a shopping bag. If I know I'm going to buy something bulky I take my backpack and wear it in front. If you want to really experience Mongolia you need to go to the countryside. Terelj is probably the most tourist friendly, but I'd recommend Aglag Buteelin Hiid, a mediation center founded by an artist monk. It's an easy day trip from the city and off the beaten path for non-Mongolians (you'll definitely want a driver who can also translate). It took us about an hour and a half to walk the trail, and the drive itself is beautiful. A week will be hard. It takes me 2 full days of travel to get here from the States. If you can manage to get out to the Gobi, go. It's an overnight train ride...there's definitely enough closer to Ulaanbaatar to keep you busy a few days though. The only thing I strongly dislike here is winter pollution.

Posted: November 2, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

Ulaanbataar is not safe after dark. Keep your wits about you. I have travelled 50+ countries and Ulaanbataar is probably where i felt the most unsafe. The hotels and hostels have signs up making sure you are in before dark. Don't let this deter you though. In a day its fine. I wouldn't spend much time in the city. I did a 4 day 3 night mini gobi tour when I was there. Absolutely beautiful. You get to stay in a yurt in the national park, see some desert and do some sightseeing. All the hotels and things sell trips. One of the best experiences of all my travels.

Posted: September 7, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Ulaanbaatar is not that unsafe. Pickpocketing is the most common crime, but as long as you're careful with your belongings, it should be fine. There are no severe crimes around! As for areas to see: check out the Terelj NP, the Hustai NP, Karakorum, the White Lakes. You'll need a tour for that, as mongolian sites are all remote and only accessible by 4WD. If you're running on public transport only, you can take a bus both to the Terelj or Karakorum, from the dragon bus station. Prepare to be ripped off.

Posted: June 11, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 3/5
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Frequently asked questions

Is Mongolia safe for solo female travellers?

Yes, Mongolia is generally safe for solo female travelers. However, as with any destination, it is important to take precautions and be aware of your surroundings. Be sure to research the areas you plan to visit, and avoid walking alone at night. It is also recommended to dress modestly and avoid carrying large amounts of cash.

Is Mongolia good for solo travel?

Yes, Mongolia is a great destination for solo travelers. The country is generally safe and the people are friendly and welcoming. There are plenty of activities to do, from exploring the stunning landscapes to visiting the ancient monasteries and learning about the nomadic culture. Mongolia is also a great place to meet other travelers and make new friends.

Is Mongolia expensive for solo travellers?

Mongolia can be an expensive destination for solo travelers, depending on the type of activities and accommodations you choose. Accommodation and transportation costs can be quite high, and food and entertainment can also be pricey. However, there are ways to save money, such as camping or staying in hostels, taking public transportation, and eating at local restaurants.

What do I need to know before traveling to Mongolia?

Visa Requirements

Depending on your nationality, you may need to obtain a visa before traveling to Mongolia. Check with your local Mongolian embassy or consulate for more information.

Currency

The official currency of Mongolia is the Mongolian Tugrik (MNT). US Dollars and Euros are also widely accepted.

Language

The official language of Mongolia is Khalkha Mongolian. English is spoken in some areas, but it is not widely spoken.

Weather

Mongolia has a continental climate with cold winters and hot summers. It is best to visit during the summer months when temperatures are more moderate.

Safety

Mongolia is generally a safe country to visit, but it is important to be aware of your surroundings and take necessary precautions.

Transportation

The best way to get around Mongolia is by car or bus. There are also domestic flights available between major cities.

What is the best time to travel to Mongolia?

The best time to travel to Mongolia is during the summer months of June, July, and August. During this time, the weather is warm and sunny, making it ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking, horseback riding, and exploring the countryside. The days are long, with up to 20 hours of daylight, and the nights are cool and comfortable.

Is Mongolia safe to travel alone?

Yes, Mongolia is generally considered safe to travel alone. However, it is important to take the same precautions as you would in any other country. Be aware of your surroundings, avoid walking alone at night, and keep your valuables secure.

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