Planning your


What to bring

Camping equipment
  • Sleeping bag (essential)
  • Sleeping mat (for the 2019 season we are providing mats for all trips)
  • Pillow (OK we admit it, we’re soft!)
Riding / camping clothes
  • Boots / walking shoes (more...)
  • Comfortable trousers (zip-off travelling pants are not recommended, but jodhpurs are OK - even for guys)
  • Shirts / T-shirts
  • Spare shoes / sandals
  • Thermal tops and leggings
  • Jersey / polar fleece / down jacket
  • Raincoat (DO NOT bring a horse-scaring poncho-style plastic coat)
  • Light water-proof over-trousers
  • Socks
  • Comfy underwear (G-strings not recommended)
  • Swim wear
  • Sun hat (with a string if you expect to be galloping!)
  • Beanie / warm hat
  • Gloves (warm ones mainly, but also for riding if you have soft hands...)
  • Towel
  • Toiletries

Check out John's 'real life' packing list here. Or Lieu Chi's female-friendly list here.

Personal first aid kit

We suggest you have your own kit containing at least the items listed below. Talk to a travel doctor about including more serious medication such as antibiotics. Mongolia is actually a very healthy country because of the climate and low population density, so no problems with malaria or other tropical nasties. The plague did I hear you ask? Well yes, it does occur but is nothing to worry about (unless you are a marmot poacher).

  • Diarrhoea - Imodium or Lomotil
  • Rehydration salts - if suffering from above
  • Constipation - mild laxatives. Remember you’ll be on a low-fibre diet!
  • Headache or other mild aches and pains - paracetamol or disprin
  • Coughs and colds - nasal decongestant, throat lozenges
  • Skin care - sun block, lip balm
  • Wound care - antiseptic ointment
  • Selection of bandages
  • Insect repellent and after-bite cream
Other useful items
  • Head torch
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Dry bags (plastic bags) for keeping gear dry
  • Fishing rod / handline
  • Pocket knife
  • Photo album (to show the locals your family, horse etc.)
  • Spare boot laces
  • Sewing kit
  • Book