TRAVEL TIPS AND ADVICE
Before leaving for the trip to Mongolia, there are several things that you have to consider as following information that can help you during the visits.
The success of any trip is a delicate mix of laughter, feelings of mutual aid and conviviality, spirit of discovery, of goodwill, participation in common tasks and a respect for local traditions. Hence, each participant is invited to learn about the country in practical way.
Depends on the trip that you chosen especially trekking, riding, hiking etc which are mainly based on the campsite. Hence here are some equipments to carry during trip.
- A large travel bag and a small backpack for hiking (stuff of the day)
- A sleeping bag
- A jacket (fur polar type)
- Warm sweaters
- Rain cape
- Hiking shoes, or running shoes, boots and gaiters for horseback riding
- Shirts (long sleeve against the sun)
- Light clothing
- A hat
- Sunscreen, an anti-mosquito cream
- A scarf
- A flashlight (spare batteries and bulbs)
- Water bottle and tablets to purify the water (type Micropure)
- A knife, multi-use, a sewing kit
- Possibly a compass
- A pharmacy: against cold, sore throat and cough, possible diarrhea, aspirin, antibiotics and any medications you usually use
- Toilet paper (make sure to throw it into trash box which would help the nature be clean and fresh)
- A pair of binoculars (if possible)
- And prepare tips for team members, which have cooperated with during the trip.
Luggage: Do not exceed 20 kilos, the surplus can be heavily taxed by flight companies in domestic and international.
The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the date of return for the French citizens (check with the consulate or embassy for other countries).
There are no compulsory vaccinations. However, some of the recommended vaccines when often precarious hygiene require that the traveler is effectively protected against:
Moreover, we suggest to take a small pharmacy, with the following medications:
Medicines or toiletries regularly used
Note that the BBC World Service presents its emissions in Mongolian with bulletins "information in English with Mongolian broadcastings. CFI (Canal France International) and TV5 broadcast in French.
The first taxis appeared in August 1994, there are still few in Ulaanbaatar. They must have on their rear window a stamp "MGL". The habit is to sign a private car, which can take you where you want, in exchange of a small financial charge (with the risks that this may, of course).