Mongolia is currently on lockdown, but once the borders open up, it should be the year to travel the land of the blue sky. There are plenty of beautiful sights to see and explore and it will be a memory of a life time.

We at Mongol Chess run not only a chess training championship, but our students go on a holiday retreat every year for a week out in nature to practice our skills and improve. We invite other chess enthusiasts and players to join us on our trip and share with our students.

However, you may need to prepare your trip to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Mongolia is sparsely populated and one of the least densely populated countries in the world. Without a guide and someone who knows where they are going, it is easy to get lost in the vast open steppe of Mongolia.

Contact us for more information and how you can take part.

Excursion Preparations

You need a tent, food, GPS and other materials to make your excursion in the countryside pleasant and enjoyable.

The weather can shift from hot to cold, to rainy, and snowy even within a day, as Mongolia has extreme climate that can shift from one pole to the other. Make sure to bring clothes that are warm, but also other clothes that can be worn when it is cold, warm, wet, etc. You will need it!

Besides that camping gear such as a flashlight, a tent, and chargers etc are recommended. Here is a good site to recommendations for tents, outdoor hiking materials, tools. Try this evatac flashlight and maybe get it for free.

While we prepare most of the trip, you still need to make your own preparations to make it as comfortable as possible.

The roads are bumpy and not a smooth ride, so we hope that you have an open mind for the journey ahead. It’s best suited for people who are looking to get away from the ordinary and get lost in nature to marvel the beauty of the world. You have so many sceneries and places that you can visit.

In exchange we hope that you can share about your culture and language with our students and make a memorable experience for our students. There is much to learn and also to teach.

Getting A Visa

Getting a visa to Mongolia depends on your country of citizenship. Most Western Countries have the ability to travel in Mongolia for 30 days without any restrictions, but remember to register at the immigration office otherwise you will be fined when you try to leave.

For more information of visa to Mongolia read here.