Mongolia Travel Packing List

So you’ve finally decided to take that Mongolia trip you’ve been dreaming for ages!

You’ve booked your flights, you know what Mongolian travel destinations you’re going, and where you’re staying. This will be the trip of a lifetime and you can’t wait to leave. 

Basic Mongolia Packing List

You cannot leave without your tickets and travel documents. You will absolutely need your passport and plus Visa on it if needed. Additionally, take the originals and make copies of all your airplane, train, and bus tickets as well as your accommodation confirmations. These are the more boring, but nevertheless, extremely important items that you must pack.

Mongolia Packing-Travel Documents 

Passport copies

Other form of ID, such as a driver’s license


ATM/credit cards

Emergency cash

Travel insurance

Plug adaptor (you can buy in China but I recommend you buy one prior to travel)

Pen (so you’ll be extra prepared to fill out customs forms on the plane!)

Inflatable neck pillow + ear plugs (Optional)

A durable pair of chopsticks (Optional)


What to wear in Mongolia 

Hiking Pants – 3 pairs of comfortable bottoms

Shorts – 1-2 pairs

Short sleeve shirts – 3-5

Long sleeve Shirt – 1-2 casual or dress shirts

Fleece jacket or hoodie

Underwear – 3-4 pairs, ideally travel underwear

Socks – 4-6 pairs

Jackets – 2 jackets, one fleece and one wind breaker/rain jacket

Wind Proof Clothes

Sun-blocking hat


Mongolia Packing list-Shoes

Hiking Shoes

A comfortable, casual shoe

Flip flops for showers

Waterproof winter boots

Trekking Pole


Mongolia Packing List - Accessories 

Mobile device and charger

All necessary chargers

Portable recharger (Optional)

Laptop, iPad, or E-reader and charger(s)

Headphones (consider noise-reducing headphones if you're sensitive to sound)

Camera and Go Pro/video camera, memory card, and chargers

Electrical converters and adapters

Light Binoculars & Compass

Flashlight & Head torch 


Mongolia Packing List- Necessarie 

Shampoo and conditioner 

Toothbrush & Toothpaste

Emergency kleenex/tissue

Personal Medical  first-aid i.e. ibuprofen, pepto, imodium, sleeping pills, jet lag pills, prescriptions, etc.)

Insect repellent 

Sunscreen 30-50SPF



what to pack for mongolia


Mongolia is a country of extremes and weather is unpredictable and what to pack will depend on where and when you intend to travel, and in which way you travel- on an organized tour, on a wilderness expedition or on a business trip. 

Download film on your phone, or keep digital camera batteries on hand. Do you have the right plug-in adapter for Mongolia? How about gear for the weather? A guidebook? A language book? What will make your trip go off without a hitch?

Planning to horse riding tours in Mongolia or camping in the wilderness? Read a book and things to do. A CD on tape about a road trip or your specific Mongolian destinations will be great to get you in the mood. Good music is a must, too. For more detailed info read about- what to pack for Mongolia.


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