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Mongolian spirit in winter; How cold is it?


In contrast, cold weather makes you feel invigorated and alive. The cold weather can also be stimulating, whereas hot or humid warm weather can feel like it’s draining your energy.
In contrast, cold weather makes you feel invigorated and alive. The cold weather can also be stimulating, whereas hot or humid warm weather can feel like it’s draining your energy.

In Mongolia the infrastructure, transportation, and road conditions are still lacking, and especially during the winter, it can be a little bit of a challenge for people who want to travel.  So, if you’re coming during the winter, please make sure to stay updated.

Due to long winter long and cold winters Mongolian break season is nine blocks of nine days, commonly known as Nine Nines beginning of winter solstice. However, many say winter starts long before that day with temperatures dropping below zero in November. Due to the dry conditions, many say the extreme cold is not as unpleasant as it is in countries with damp weather.  


If you love winter, and don’t mind if there is not too much snow, then this is the time to visit Mongolia. Wood dung coal is stockpiled so Gers can stay warm during the winter and the sky is full of stars on crisp winter evenings. The nomads practice sincere traditional customs of leaving their dwellings unlocked when they leave home to give long-distance travelers a chance to quench their thirst and escape the cold. There are several interesting events worth marking your calendar such as the Ice Festival at Khuwsgul Lake on March 2-3, the Eagle Hunters Festival in Chingisiin Khuree near Ulaanbaatar on March 4-5, the Thousand Camel Festival in the Gobi Desert on February 1-3.  Lunar New Year February 10-12, Nauriz March 21-23 in 2024.


How do Mongolians stay warmer?

To keep their homes warm, Mongolians have traditionally used a variety of methods.

One common method is to use a stove or fireplace to heat the home. Stoves and fireplaces are fueled by a variety of materials, including wood, coal, and dung. In rural areas, it is common for people to heat their homes with a stove that burns dung, which is a cheap and readily available fuel. In urban areas, people may use wood or coal to heat their homes.

Another way that Mongolians keep their homes warm is by using insulation. Many Mongolian homes are built with thick walls made of clay or adobe, which helps to retain heat. Some homes also have insulation in the walls and ceilings to help keep the heat in.

Mongolians may also use blankets and warm clothing to keep themselves warm. They may also use heaters or other devices to supplement the heat in their homes.

 

In the cities, the main method is central water heating. Water is heated to boiling water in a CHP (Cogeneration or combined heat and power), and then it is sent through pipes to every building, to every apartment. Having reached the final address, the water will cool down a little, and it will be about +50 ... + 60 С. This gives the temperature inside the apartment about + 25 C (+/- 5 degrees).

Additional methods are electric and gas boilers, wood-burning, and coal stoves (this is used only in villages and in the private sector of the suburbs).

Another advantage of traveling in the winter is you can get a discounted price during the winter.

 

 

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