Mongolia weather is very changeable. There are great differences between day and night, winter and summer temperatures. Need help on Clothing or Equipment
- Water and wind proof coats (thick and thin)
- Waterproof bag cover
- Mountain or trekking boots
- Warm socks
- Water proof pants
- Fleece jacket or warm sweater/jumper
- Riding boots (for horse treks) chaps (for horse treks)
- Riding helmet (for horse treks)
- Cotton t-shirts
- Long sleeve shirts.
- Lightweight trousers
- Sun hat
- Tent (for camp)
- Sleeping bag
- Sun cream – choose one with stronger protection (SPF 20 or more)
- Spare glasses
- Insect repellent
- Resealing (zip lock) plastic bags
- Money belt/pouch
- Allergies: If you are allergic to insect stings, please bring your emergency medication and inform the guide of where it will be stored in your day pack, etc. You should show the guide the antidote and give the guide clear instructions for administering it. The most common allergens in Mongolia are grasses, trees, wildflower pollens, dust, and of course, animals. Seasonal allergy sufferers will find that the end of July through mid September is the peak period for pollens. Bring your allergy medication and an inhaler if you suffer from asthma, and inform the guide of where the inhaler is kept in your luggage. If you have food allergies, you should inform us prior to your trip. Your guide will be briefed on checking for food ingredients to avoid during the trip.
- Insurance confirmation copy – must be left on file in our offices
- Emergency contact number – must be left on file in our offices
- Sunglasses and sun cream
- Personal toiletries
- A refillable water bottle
- Books/reading material
- Camera and memory cards (and something to protect the camera when out in the elements)
- Seasickness remedy
- Walking poles
- Head lamp/flashlight
- Medical and First Aid Kits
Electricity and plug types
The standard voltage is 220 volts/50Hz. Sockets require a two-pin type plug or an adapter. For sensitive electronic equipment such as camera, phone battery chargers and laptop computers, it’s best to bring a 220 VAC surge suppressor and countryside for cameras-a car battery charger. It is possible to charge your battery in town, when you pass.
Type E Electrical Outlet
The Type E socket is standard in Mongolia. It is incompatible with the Type F that is standard in Germany, the Netherlands, and other continental European countries. The incompatibility is due to the round male pin in the socket that earths appliances. The Type E socket’s male pin is installed upwards in the socket, with the live connection the left and neutral connection the right.
Type C Electrical Outlet
The Type C plug is technically known as the CEE 7/16 (Euro plug 2.5 A/250 V unearthed). There is a similar plug with slightly larger pins known as the CEE 7/17. Both types are unearthed and have two round pins which converge slightly. The CEE 7/16 is intended for devices that require 2.5 or less. The 19 mm separation of the pins and the pins’ 4 mm length allow for its safe insertion in most Type C, Type E, Type F, Type H, and some Type L outlets. The larger CEE 7/17 has a round plastic or rubber base that prevents it from being inserted into small sockets. The base has holes to accommodate the side contacts and socket earth pins.
Gifts for families
When you visit a nomadic family, you should give gifts. Also visitors want to bring small gifts for family visits and have asked us for ideas. Pens, pencils, crayons, paints, coloring books, notebooks, and unlined paper for drawing are always appreciated by children. Toys for small children are always a big hit, whether new or used. Green tea, incense, hand lotion, lip balm, and other useful items will be appreciated by everyone. Sewing needles, strong thread, band-aids or plasters, and first aid cream for small injuries is also very useful. If you have a Polaroid camera, people will be excited to get photographs of themselves or their children.