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Suggested Packing List (Mongolia)

Suggested Packing List

We recommend that you check the weather forecast prior to your departure so that you can pack accordingly. Generally, casual clothes are recommended. Loose fitting, lightweight cotton materials are the most comfortable for humid weather, while layers of warmer clothes are advised for cooler evenings. A waterproof jacket will be required for the wetter conditions in April. The dress code throughout the tour is casual; however, it is important that all passengers dress conservatively. 
  • Your travel documents and passport; including a photocopy of your passport in case it is lost or stolen while you are abroad. Keep one photocopy at home and take another photocopy on your trip with you.
  • Main luggage & luggage padlocks
  • Light bag/ hand luggage - it will be useful to take this with you during anytime spent in the countryside.
  • ‘Day bag’ - a smaller bag to carry with you during the day, both while driving and sightseeing. E.g. drinking water, hat, sunscreen, toilet paper, insect repellent, camera and spare batteries, jacket.
  • Money belt to carry passport, cash, credit cards, airline tickets, etc.
  • Trousers (or long skirts for women) – please remember to respect local customs (knee length is recommended).
  • Shirts or long-sleeved tops of light cotton material
  • Walking shoes and socks – it is important to have sturdy and comfortable shoes for hikes and long walks sightseeing every day.
  • Sun protection – hat, sunscreen and lip balm
  • Personal medical kit including insect repellent - visit Travel Health
  • Any medications in original packaging and doctors slip for prescribed medication
  • Antibacterial wipes and/or hand sanitiser to clean hands before eating
  • A water/windproof jacket
  • Light jumpers/thermals are great for layering, including gloves and scarf
  • Universal adaptor/conversion plugs
  • Chargers, cables and portable power bank.
  • Scarf or bandana – useful to protect your face against dusty winds at high altitude
  • Spare glasses – it is difficult to get any prescription lenses repaired or replaced in Mongolia
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, lotion) – for personal use during homestays.
  • Toilet paper or tissues – not all public toilets will provide toilet paper
  • Snacks – tea bags/coffee, milk powder or sachets, instant soups or noodles, or anything else you can’t live without!
  • Camera and memory card
  • A supply of face masks

Luggage Allowance

All passengers are limited to two items of luggage each:

  • One suitcase or backpack, with a maximum weight of 15kg. Your main luggage must have a lock on it, and you must be able to carry your own bags.
  • One piece of hand luggage, with a maximum weight of 5kg.

It is advisable that your hand luggage consist of a ‘daypack’ – a small bag which you can access during the day and carry items like your camera, bottled water, toilet paper, hat, etc.

If you are travelling to the countryside, we recommend taking a hand luggage size bag and using the laundry facilities (reasonable fees apply) whilst storing your main luggage at Ulaanbaatar.