What to bring for a trip through Mongolia
What to bring for a trip through Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Reviews
A good preparation is everything! Aug 22, 2011
- A flashlight and extra batteries. If you stay in ger camps, many of them will not have 24 hours of electricity. And at times there is electricity, the power may go down at times you least expect it. This means you may get caught in complete darkness while taking a shower, waking up in the middle of the night and looking for an extra blanket or when you walk to the bathroom.
- Extra batteries for your camera. Again: most camps don’t have 24 hours of electricity, the time to charge your camera can be limited.
- For the ladies: a female urination device, preferably made of rubber. You can get them online or in most well equipped travel stores.(http://www.whizproducts.co.uk/en/whiz_freedom.aspx)When you are on the road, there will be no toilets. There are no trees or bushes in Mongolia to hide behind. If you are staying with a nomad family, there are also no toilets or any places to hide behind. This thing is essential for a comfortable trip.
- Toilet paper. There’s a big chance that if you don’t bring anything with you in your day pack, you’ll be caught without it. Especially when staying at a nomad family.
- A phrasebook or a book with many pictures, like ‘point-it’. Not many Mongolian people speak English, a phrasebook or picture book that shows transport, all kinds of food and stuff like that is essential.
- Warm sweaters. Even in the summer months, the Mongolian outback can be bitter cold. Bring plenty!
- A good sense of humour. If you are looking for luxury, Mongolia is not the place to be. Be prepared to very primitive circumstances in the middle of nowhere and you’ll have a great time!
Part of the Mongolia 2011 travel blog
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