Mongolia Packing Lists

Packing lists for every season, adventure, and type of traveler. Browse my recommendations from waterproof gear to puffer jackets, sleeping bags and sleeping pads, to horseback riding and hiking boots, and more.

When it comes time to packing for a trip to Mongolia, most people don’t know where to start.

First of all, the weather in Mongolia is temperamental. One second you can have clear blue skies and the next thing you know a hailstorm of epic proportions rolls through. It’s all too common.

Second, since most of the things you’ll be doing in Mongolia are outside, you need to be prepared for it all.

I always recommend a solid set of base layers and top layers with good moisture wicking and the ability to withstand any activity. Waterproof shoes are a must. As well as always having a beanie or something to wrap around your ears handy.

Read through my recommended gear lists below, as well as the tried and trusted brands I put my stamp of approval on.

If you have any gear you think I shouldn’t be living and traveling Mongolia without, I’d love to hear about it!

Quick Packing Lists

Winter in Mongolia Travel

Winter in Mongolia: 7-Day Itinerary (+What to Budget)

With temperatures that drop below -30°C (-22°F), there are a few things you need to know about traveling to Mongolia during the winter season. Plus, I share my packing essentials to help you stay warm, even when it seems impossible.

Mongolia Horse Riding

Quick Guide to Horse Riding in Mongolia

Riding Mongolia’s semi-wild steeds can be the adventure of a lifetime. Read this quick guide to horse riding in Mongolia for things to know, riding advice, and more before booking your big horse riding adventure.