Things you should bring on your Mongolia tour.
If you’re planning your next vacation to Mongolia, here are few things that are a must-have in your pack to make your trip a fulfilling and a comfortable experience. Since the weather in Mongolia is highly unpredictable, you need to be prepared.
It should be a big travel backpack or suitcase made of smooth material roughly 78*38cm in size. If possible, it should be made of nylon materials and have long zips and handle. It is appropriate to have a hanging small lock on every big backpack or suitcase.
Daily usage backpack for your camera, water bottle and other private items
- Comfortable light boots for walking
- Rubber slippers to wear in ger camps’ bathrooms
- Waterproof and windproof raincoat or cloak with a hood
- Warm coat or jacket
- Scarf, hat, gloves
- Casual pants, shirt, pullover and skirt etc that are suitable to wear in the city.
- Short sleeved shirt or T-shirt: 2-3 pcs
- Long-sleeved sweater: 1-2 pcs
- Sizable pullover or jacket
- Thin (quick-drying) pants or skirt – 2 pairs
- Socks, underwear, nightwear
- Scarf to cover head: 1-2 pcs
- Sleeping bag
- A bed sheet or inner liner for the sleeping bag (in order to make it more warm)
- Clear plastic bag to put small items inside of your larger bag
- Sunglass (with cover)
- Additional sunglasses if needed.
- 1 liter water bottle
- Pocket knife
- Sanitation devices (included environmentally-friendly face soap etc)
- Quick-drying thin towel (dedicated to washing, wiping and drying)
- Jacklight or head light with batteries
- First aid or medicine box, sun cream, female hygiene products, etc
- Camera, film, binoculars
- Books, magazines, notebooks, tabouret box
- Money belt
- Travel food is delicious but you can bring your favorite snacks
- This is the most delightful item on your packing list! If you have plans to visit nomadic families in Mongolia, like the Tsaatan reindeer herders or the eagle hunters, you should plan to bring along small presents to show your appreciation for their hospitality. Gifts are important in Mongolian culture.
- Hats, t-shirts, pens and notebooks, or children’s toys tend to be good choices. When presenting the gifts, always hand them to the adults, even if the gifts are intended for kids.
- All in all, if someone is letting you into their home or community for a drink of tea or to observe local customs, presents are a wonderful parting gesture, and they are much appreciated
Now that you have taken a look at the perfect packing list for Mongolia, go ahead and get started on filling up that suitcase of yours!
Be careful not to fill it up all the way, though. You will need to leave a bit of room in order to bring back souvenirs for friends, family, and, of course, yourself.
Good luck packing and have a lovely time in Mongolia!0