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Mongolia Travel Packing List

What should I pack?

Preparation of your Mongolian tour and packing list depends on the type of your tour type, its length and time of the year. We recommend you to keep the luggage as light as possible. Especially when taking domestic flights. The luggage limit on the domestic flight is 15 kg including handbag and extra per kg luggage costs 2-3 USD depends on your destination. Even though, you can leave some of your items at your hotel which is unnecessary for the countryside trip.

Discovery tour packing list

  • Torch/headlamp will be useful when going to bathrooms in the evenings and at nights at ger camps.
  • Wind/rain proof, light weight jacket at the end of June, July and in the first half of August and wind/rain proof warmer jacket in May, in the first half of June, in the last half of August, September and October. It is better to have a warm jacket even in the summer months if you are traveling in western and northern mountainous parts of Mongolia.
  • Light weight travel trousers that can be unzipped into shorts would be ideal for most summer days and better to have layers of clothes in cooler months including trousers.
  • T-shirts and long sleeved t-shirts will be comfortable and help you to protect your arms from the sun and stay warm.
  • Fleece jacket/sweatshirt could be handy in cooler months and winter.
  • Woolen hat, gloves, scarf and layers of undergarments help you stay warm in spring and autumn.
  • Waterproof walking boots are needed throughout the year, and a sturdy pair of walking sandals can be useful for walking around ger camps. Some of the ger camps do not have slippers in their gers.
  • Pyjamas/tights or something similar to stay warm at night.
  • Shorts and whatever suitable for high up to +38°C during day time in summer months and +8 to + 18°C in the evening/night temperature. The temperature drops dramatically when it rains.
  • Bringing your eyeglasses is preferable instead of lenses on dusty roads, during spring and autumn occasional storms.
  • Sun cream, lip balm, sunglasses, and a sunhat are vital.
  • Some pill of common symptoms you may have while traveling such as travel sickness pills, allergies pills (there is vast expanse of grasslands), Pepto-Bismol for the inevitable upset stomach, Antibiotic cream for cuts, scratches, and insect bites, etc. These should be carried in the original, clearly labeled container, in your hand luggage and should be checked with the Mongolian embassy if necessary.
  • A watch or alarm clock can be useful if your mobile phone does not have enough charge or you do not want to use your phone.
  • Backpack is ideal. Rolling suitcases are suitale to bring, but some ger camp paths are not even and stony to pull them
  • Razorblades, shampoo, soap, lotions, deodorant and toothpaste are all available extensively in Ulaanbaatar. However, they are not available at ger camps and during camping. Therefore, bring your supply.
  • Bringing your towel, dry/wet tissues and hand sanitizer will not go wrong. Particularly, when you have picnic meals in the countryside and during some important stops in the countryside (call of nature).
  • Travel and medical insurance, passport and what else you need.
  • Camera with a spare battery or with a mobile charger. Bringing a power bank is not recommended as it is not allowed and cause a delay in your luggage for the flights.
  • Resealing (ziploc) plastic bags – to protect your documents, money, camera, binoculars, and other items from wetness, sand and dust.
  • No certain vaccination is required. However, you may check here vaccination and health information to travel Mongolia.
  • Small gifts for nomad children if you do not mind. Visiting nomads and learning about this unique culture is an inseparable and experiential part of our tours. Expressing thanks for your sudden and uninformed visits to nomads on your way and their hospitality is nice feeling either of you. Giving little gifts to the nomads are not must, but you may like to give little more happiness to the people live in the middle of nowhere. Below are just to give you an idea: Any of small toys, hair ribbons, children’s books, educational materials, paper, pencils, crayons or sweets for children, sewing kits, face or hand cream, a little perfume, cigarettes, cigar related items or snuff tobacco for adults. Candies are an ideal gift both children and adults to keep the things simple.
  • Horse riding tour packing list

  • Torch/headlamp is vital.
  • Light, wind/rain proof warmer jacket help you to stay warm in the evening while camping.
  • It is better to have a warm jacket even in the summer months if you are traveling in western and northern mountainous parts of Mongolia. The temperature drops below zero late in spring and early in autumn.
  • Bring riding pants. Waterproof over trousers if it rains and lightweight travel pants that can be unzipped into shorts would be ideal. Having layers of clothes is better in cooler months including trousers.
  • T-shirts and long sleeved t-shirts will be comfortable and help you to protect your arms from the sun and stay warm.
  • Fleece jacket/sweatshirt could be suitable at cold temperature of spring/autumn and eveing/morning
  • Woolen hat, gloves/riding gloves, scarf and layers of undergarments help you stay warm in spring and autumn. As well as in the evenings and in the mornings when camp.
  • Riding boots/boots with gaiters and waterproof walking boots are needed throughout the year, and a sturdy pair of walking sandals can be useful for walking around ger camps/ camping sites and let your feet relaxed.
  • Pyjamas/tights or something similar to stay warm at night.
  • Clothes suitable for high up to +38°C during day time in summer months. The temperature could drop into zero degrees just after +30 °C. Therefore, expect and prepare for the inflexible weather. The rain turns into snow in the higher elevated areas either in summer.
  • Bringing your eyeglasses is preferable instead of lenses on dusty roads, during spring and autumn occasional storms.
  • Sun cream, lip balm, sunglasses, and a sunhat are vital.
  • Some pills of common symptoms you may have while traveling such as travel sickness pills, allergies pills (there is vast expanse of grasslands), Pepto-Bismol for the inevitable upset stomach, Antibiotic cream for cuts, scratches and insect bites etc. These should be carried in the original, clearly labeled container, in your hand luggage and should be checked with the Mongolian embassy if necessary.
  • A watch or alarm clock can be useful if your mobile phone does not have enough charge or you do not want to use it. Bringing a power bank is not recommended as it is not allowed and cause a delay in your luggage for the flights.
  • Razorblades, shampoo, soap, lotions, deodorant and toothpaste are all available extensively in Ulaanbaatar. However, they are not available at ger camps and during camping. Therefore, bring your supply.
  • Bringing your towel, dry/wet tissues and hand sanitizer will not go wrong. Particularly, when you have picnic meals in the countryside and during some important stops in the countryside (call of nature).
  • Lightweight helmets.
  • Sleeping bag - rated comfortable down to -5°C for summer trips, -10°C to -15°C for spring and autumn trip. We can provide synthetic sleeping bags, but not specializes proper temperatures.
  • Day pack to keep your water, cameras etc. on horseback and backpack
  • Waterproof day backpack cover
  • Insect repellent
  • Travel and medical insurance, passport and what else you need.
  • Camera with a spare battery or a mobile charger. Bringing a power bank is not recommended as it is not allowed and cause a delay in your luggage for the flights.
  • Resealing (ziploc) plastic bags – to protect your documents, money, camera, binoculars, and other items from wetness, sand and dust
  • No certain vaccination is required. However, you may check here vaccination and health information to travel Mongolia.
  • Small gifts for nomad children if you do not mind. Visiting nomads and learning about this unique culture is an inseparable and experiential part of our tours. Expressing thanks for your sudden and uninformed visits to nomads on your way and their hospitality is nice feeling either of you. Giving little gifts to the nomads are not must, but you may like to give little more happiness to the people live in the middle of nowhere. Below are just to give you an idea: Any of small toys, hair ribbons, children’s books, educational materials, paper, pencils, crayons or sweets for children, sewing kits, face or hand cream, a little perfume, cigarettes, cigar related items or snuff tobacco for adults. Candies are an ideal gift both children and adults to keep the things simple.
  • Biking tour packing list

  • Bike shorts
  • Active socks
  • Cycling jerseys
  • Bring some gears such as your pedal, seat etc. or use our TREK bikes with its factory gears
  • Shoes (to clip in or for flat pedals)
  • Lightweight jacket
  • Arm/Leg warmers in colder months
  • Lightweight headband or hat
  • Helmet (or use ours. Should inform in advance)
  • HBiking gloves (or use ours Should inform in advance)
  • Torch/headlamp will be useful when going to bathrooms in the evenings and at nights at ger camps.
  • Wind/rain proof, light weight jacket at the end of June, July and in the first half of August and wind/rain proof warmer jacket in May, in the first half of June, in the last half of August, September and October. It is better to have a warm jacket even in the summer months if you are traveling in western and northern mountainous parts of Mongolia.
  • Light weight travel trousers that can be unzipped into shorts would be ideal for most summer days and better to have layers of clothes in cooler months including trousers.
  • T-shirts and long sleeved t-shirts will be comfortable and help you to protect your arms from the sun and stay warm.
  • Fleece jacket/sweatshirt could be handy in cooler months and winter.
  • Woolen hat, gloves, scarf and layers of undergarments help you stay warm in spring and autumn.
  • Waterproof walking boots are needed throughout the year, and a sturdy pair of walking sandals can be useful for walking around ger camps. Some of the ger camps do not have slippers in their gers.
  • Pyjamas/tights or something similar to stay warm at night.
  • Shorts and whatever suitable for high up to +38°C during day time in summer months and +8 to + 18°C in the evening/night temperature. The temperature drops dramatically when it rains.
  • Bringing your eyeglasses is preferable instead of lenses on dusty roads, during spring and autumn occasional storms.
  • Sun cream, lip balm, sunglasses, and a sunhat are vital.
  • Some pill of common symptoms you may have while traveling such as travel sickness pills, allergies pills (there is vast expanse of grasslands), Pepto-Bismol for the inevitable upset stomach, Antibiotic cream for cuts, scratches, and insect bites, etc. These should be carried in the original, clearly labeled container, in your hand luggage and should be checked with the Mongolian embassy if necessary.
  • A watch or alarm clock can be useful if your mobile phone does not have enough charge or you do not want to use your phone.
  • Backpack is ideal. Rolling suitcases are suitale to bring, but some ger camp paths are not even and stony to pull them
  • Razorblades, shampoo, soap, lotions, deodorant and toothpaste are all available extensively in Ulaanbaatar. However, they are not available at ger camps and during camping. Therefore, bring your supply.
  • Bringing your towel, dry/wet tissues and hand sanitizer will not go wrong. Particularly, when you have picnic meals in the countryside and during some important stops in the countryside (call of nature).
  • Travel and medical insurance, passport and what else you need.
  • Camera with a spare battery or with a mobile charger. Bringing a power bank is not recommended as it is not allowed and cause a delay in your luggage for the flights.
  • Resealing (ziploc) plastic bags – to protect your documents, money, camera, binoculars, and other items from wetness, sand and dust.
  • No certain vaccination is required. However, you may check here vaccination and health information to travel Mongolia.
  • Small gifts for nomad children if you do not mind. Visiting nomads and learning about this unique culture is an inseparable and experiential part of our tours. Expressing thanks for your sudden and uninformed visits to nomads on your way and their hospitality is nice feeling either of you. Giving little gifts to the nomads are not must, but you may like to give little more happiness to the people live in the middle of nowhere. Below are just to give you an idea: Any of small toys, hair ribbons, children’s books, educational materials, paper, pencils, crayons or sweets for children, sewing kits, face or hand cream, a little perfume, cigarettes, cigar related items or snuff tobacco for adults. Candies are an ideal gift both children and adults to keep the things simple.
  • Winter tour packing list:

  • Torch/headlamp will be useful when going to the bathroom in the evening while staying with nomads and at ger camps.
  • A warm jacket can protect you at -40°C. Layers of warm clothes are another good idea (fleece jacket/sweatshirt). The layers of clothing allow efficient heat retention and provide protection against cold and chill wind. Three-quarter length, (and full length) jacket is advisable. For added warmth, we can provide full length, warm traditional cloth “deel” on request.
  • Pyjamas/tights or something similar to stay warm at nights.
  • Sheepskin lined warm boots and a good pair of thermal wool socks.
  • Sun cream may protect your skin from the sunlight reflected on snow.
  • Some pill of common symptoms you may have while traveling such as travel sickness pills, allergies pills (there is a vast expanse of grasslands), Pepto-Bismol for the inevitable upset stomach, Antibiotic cream for cuts, scratches and insect bites etc. These should be carried in the original, clearly labeled container, in your hand luggage and should be checked with the Mongolian embassy if necessary.
  • A watch or alarm clock can be useful if your mobile phone does not have enough charge or you do not want to use the mobile phone.
  • Razorblades, shampoo, soap, lotions, deodorant and toothpaste are all available extensively in Ulaanbaatar. However, they are not available at ger camps and during camping.
  • Bringing your towel, dry/wet tissues and hand sanitizer will not go wrong. Particularly, when you have picnic meals in the countryside and during some important stops in the countryside (call of nature).
  • Travel and medical insurance, passport and what else you need.
  • Camera with a spare battery or a mobile charger. Bringing a power bank is not recommended as it is not allowed and cause a delay in your luggage for the flights.
  • No certain vaccination is required. However, you may check here the vaccinnation and health information to travel Mongolia.
  • Small gifts for nomad children if you do not mind. Visiting nomads and learning about this unique culture is an inseparable and experiential part of our tours. Expressing thanks for your sudden and uninformed visits to nomads on your way and their hospitality is nice feeling either of you. Giving little gifts to the nomads are not must, but you may like to give little more happiness to the people live in the middle of nowhere. Below are just to give you an idea: Any of small toys, hair ribbons, children’s books, educational materials, paper, pencils, crayons or sweets for children, sewing kits, face or hand cream, cigarettes, cigar related items or snuff tobacco for adults. Candies are an ideal gift both children and adults to keep the things simple.