Spending a holiday in Mongolia could well be one the best trips of your life. The landscape is breathtaking and its nature unparalleled. So hurry up and pack your bags - a unique destination awaits!
Clothes-wise you'll need gear for both scorching temperatures and a glacial cold. It all depends during which season you go. Just bear in mind that, depending on the region and time of year, temperatures can vary from +40°C to -40°C! Pack carefully!
You should also make sure your medical kit is in order. Apart from the basics, make sure you take a good sunscreen, insect repellent and plasters for blisters, as a trip to Mongolia invariably involves hiking across its steppes. Visitors should also pack something for tummy troubles. So make sure you have medicine to treat any stomach bugs that, if left untreated, could ruin your holiday.
Take a camera or camcorder (with enough memory sticks) so you can capture all those magical moments. It's wise, before any trip, to make sure you have a photocopy of your passport. You'll need it if you lose the original. If you're planning on renting a car, then you'll need an International Drivers Permit. Make sure you have a debit/credit card so you can withdraw cash.
Finally, a well prepared traveller will pack an open mind and a love of adventure before boarding a plane to Mongolia.
What to pack
- A torch - powercuts are common
- Your International Drivers Permit so you can rent a car and hit the road
- A camera or camcorder to record all those wonderful moments
- A debit/credit card to withdraw cash
- A photocopy of your passport, in case of loss
- Medicine for tummy bugs
- A good sunscreen to protect you from hot rays
- A medical kit including treatment for cuts and bruises
- Good walking shoes or boots for those long hikes
- Warm clothes to protect you from a glacial cold
- Lightweight clothes for hotter weather