Mongolia is a landlocked country in Central Asia and East Asia, located between China and Russia. The terrain is one of mountains and rolling plateaus, with a high degree of relief. The total land area of Mongolia is 1,564,116 square kilometres. Overall, the land slopes from the high Altai Mountains of the west and the north to plains and depressions in the east and the south. The Khuiten Peak in extreme western Mongolia on the Chinese border is the highest point (4,374 metres). The lowest is 518 metres, an otherwise undistinguished spot in the eastern Mongolian plain. The country has an average elevation of 1,580 metres. The landscape includes one of Asia’s largest freshwater lakes (Lake Khovsgol), many salt lakes, marshes, sand dunes, rolling grasslands, alpine forests, and permanent mountain glaciers. Northern and western Mongolia are seismically active zones, with frequent earthquakes and many hot springs and extinct volcanoes. The nation’s closest point to any ocean is approximately 645 kilometres (401 mi) from the country’s easternmost tip bordering northern China to Jinzhou in Liaoning province, China along the coastline of the Bohae Sea. It is very important to pack as convenient as possible accordingly to your trip style. So here are the things you should bring before you depart from your home:
- Passport details – Passport should be valid for at least 6 months after your arrival time.
- Visa and Permission – If you don’t need visa to Mongolia, you will probably asked to get permission by immigration office.
- Service voucher or Tour Booking Form
2. Personal Equipment
- Watch/Alarm – These are helpful for you to manage your time and schedule during the trip.
- Camera/Charger – There will be a lot of photo opportunities
- Torch – When you camp outside with tents, it is helpful to use a torch at night.
- Warm jacket – Typical summer days can reach up to 30degree, but can be 5degree at night in the desert area.
- Rain coat – Better to bring water proof jacket for unpredictable weather. It is not good ride wihtout rain jacket during rain or strong wind.
- Sun hat – Some people easily get sun stroke. Hat can protect you from strong sunlight.
- Walking shoes – Are even more comfortable than boots.
- Long trousers
- Gloves – During camel riding, gloves are essential for holding the reign.
- Sun Block Cream – We have a dry and strong wind in most part of Mongolia.
- Insect Repellent – Morning and evenings are time for mosquito and flies. None of those insects are dangerious but it not good to get biten.
- Hand sanitizer – Some parts of the itinerary has no regular toilets especially in the middle of the Gobi Desert
- Soap/Toothpaste – You may buy them in local grocery shops.
- Laundry service is widely offered among most of the hotels we work with and some of the ger camps we stay. Note: Price is different in different areas, it costs depending how many pieces and how big your clothes are.