Frequently Asked Questions
About Your Trip
Almost all nationalities, including British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand, require a single entry visa for Mongolia. If you think you may be exempt you must check requirements with your local authorities or your agent. The current cost of a visa for British Citizens is £40 and further information can be found at http://www.embassyofmongolia.co.uk/.
American passport holders are offered 30-days visa-free entry to Mongolia on presentation of a valid passport at the time of entry.
Rebecca Caldicott - Mongolia Operations
July and August are summer months, and daytime temperatures should be a pleasant 20C in Ulaan Baatar and central regions. Temperatures can reach up to 40C in the Gobi desert in July and although the average is lower, clients should expect some very warm weather in certain parts. Evening temperatures are quite pleasant and humidity is very low. These months are also the wet season and over a trip of this duration you should expect some rain but showers are not normally long lasting and the total
rainfall during this period is very low.
Daniela Pontis - Product Manager
You should be aware that Mongolia is still a relatively new country to tourism and standards may not be as high as you will find elsewhere. While Exodus work hard to ensure the accommodation is as comfortable as possible, certain aspects such as the roads need to be allowed for! Roads outside the major cities can be pretty bad, making any driving days uncomfortable at times, but we try and keep this to a minimum. While the infrastructure may be underdeveloped in places, the Mongolian sense of humour should get you though most things!
Jim Carder - Sales Manager
These are professionally managed tour camps where the accommodation is traditional Mongolians ger tents. Gers accommodate 2-4 persons, usually on a same sex or twin share basis. Bedding is provided.
There is a separate dining tent and male/ female toilet and shower facilities. Many camps have hot and cold water facilities (however due to the remoteness of these camps hot water can be a little erratic!).
Rebecca Caldicott - Customer Operations
Mongolia is a land of just 900km of sealed roads, and these tend to be heavily trafficked and in poor condition. By far the most appealing travel is away from the main transit corridors and this is where our route takes us. The majority of travel is on smooth dirt 4WD tracks, but these can also be sandy in places and rocky on the hills. If you are bringing your own bike, please ensure that suitable off road tyres are fitted – if in doubt please contact our office for clarification.
Daniela Pontis - Product Manager
‘In-country’ bike hire should be arranged at the time of booking, and the cost will be added to your invoice. Please note that there are a limited number of bikes available locally. We always have to match a person's height to the bike frame size and, as there are a limited amount of each size, we cannot always guarantee availability of the correct frame. Therefore it is recommended you add the local bike hire as early as possible.
Andy Ross - Product Manager
No. The leader carefully breaks up the distances covered with refreshment stops and lunch. The terrain will vary but clients are always free to hop on the support vehicle that shadows the whole group, if they feel like a break. Saying that, you do cover more ground than you think, especially with a tailwind behind you!
Will Shoubridge - Agency Sales
Yes. All the bikes are adaptable to be fitted with personalised bike parts. The support team accompanying the group will be able help with any bike alterations or damage to the bike along the entire trip.
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
Mongolia Specific Questions
Please visit the Exodus Travel Guide to Mongolia where you can find out what plugs they use, as well as more detailed Country information in the menu on the left of the page.
Cycling Specific Questions
Please download this PDF document to assist you in your preparation for flying with your bike.Flying with the bike information sheet PDF document size 124Kb
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