Important Travel Information
Book Tickets for Your Holiday in Mongolia Early!
Summer is the high tourist season in Mongolia. You will want to book your air or train travel to Mongolia as early as possible to ensure a confirmed seat. The number of airlines and flights to and from Ulaanbaatar is growing, but at the height of season there are still shortages. Check with your travel agent or contact us for more travel information.
Here are further recommendations for preparing Your Holiday in Mongolia:
Travel and Evacuation Insurance
We require all clients traveling with Stone Horse to have current and valid travel and evacuation insurance with a recognized international insurance provider. If you don’t already have one, you can find international travel insurance providers online as well as a policy that suits your needs that can be purchased with a credit card. Compare prices and find what’s best for you.
If you don’t have travel and evacuation insurance, we can arrange through our insurance provider to purchase international travel and evacuation insurance for the days you are visiting Mongolia.
Some suggested travel and evacuation insurance providers online:
www.worldnomads.com (recommend by Lonely Planet)
www.medjetassist.com (discount for AARP members)
We also highly recommend trip cancellation insurance as part of any travel insurance package.
Bring sufficient supplies of all special medicines you require, such as inhalers, for your stay in Mongolia.
Passport and Visas
Passport and Visas for Mongolia (and other countries you must pass through to get here)
Your passport should be valid for at least six months past the date of your leaving Mongolia. This will ensure you have no hassles with immigrations officials upon arrival and departure. Citizens of some countries can get a one-month tourist visa upon arrival and this can be extended up to three months. U.S citizens can get a 90-day tourist visa upon arrival. You can find online information on your visa requirements at sites like http://mongolia.visahq.com/. But you may want to double check with the Mongolian Embassy or Consul in your country for the current regulations that pertain to your visa requirements. Addresses of Mongolian Embassies and Consulates are provided at http://www.embassypages.com/mongolia.php or other sites. If you need further assistance, let us know, and we’ll do what we can to make sure you have the proper visa information.
Personal Body Weight Considerations for Riders
Mongolian horses are fairly small compared to those in the Americas and Europe and can carry safely about a third of their average weight of about 600 pounds. Please note that the maximum weight we can allow for a rider is 220 pounds or 100 kilograms.
Recommended Personal Items for the 10- and 14-day horse trips
Required Minimum Age of Riders
We welcome families, and horses like kids. The minimum age for riders however is 14 years, and the young rider for our expeditions will have some riding experience and needs to have the physical strength and endurance for the multi-day riding tours and for the experiences of a backcountry travel travel adventure.