Insects in Mongolia


Mongolia has no problem with insects because of its very, very cold winter and short summer. During the winter many of them get frozen and die, and in short summer they don’t have enough time to grow up big. So, how we understand Mongolian insects are very small sized compared to other tropical countries in the world.

Ticks in Mongolia or insects in Mongolia

If you are planning to travel to Mongolia during the springtime, you must be aware of ticks. Spring is the worst time of the year, and many ticks carry Lyme disease or encephalitis, so make sure you get vaccines for that.

According to our travel experiences in Mongolia, no tourist had a problem with any other insects during their tours in Mongolia. So ticks are the only insect that you need to worry in spring.

If you travel to western Mongolian Altai Tavan Bogd national park you will meet even less insects as those areas are colder even in summer and elevation is higher which is really uncomfortable for insects to appear there.

insects in Mongolia

In many of other camping spots you can meet many grasshoppers in different sizes. But they used to eat only grass and don’t care of human. When you are camping in outdoor just make sure you did close all zips of your tents properly.