Health and safety
The last phone signal you will have during the trip will be in Ulgii. We will have a satellite phone with us in case of emergencies. We will send out the number closer to the date of travel.
There are no compulsory vaccines for Mongolia, but as in every trip to a remote area, it is advisable to keep your immunization record up to date. Vaccines against tetanus, rabies, typhoid and hepatitis A are recommended.
Medical care is variable and may be precarious in rural areas. On our trips, travel insurance is mandatory. If there is any medication you take on a regular basis, please bring it with you.
The most common problems are minor stomachs upsets, which usually come from the change in diet. We carry bottled water with us and the water used for cooking will have been thoroughly boiled.
It is customary in Mongolia to shake hands and eat with the right hand. In areas where the only source of food is livestock, it is a good idea to always be aware of our hand hygiene. We provide soap and water outside of the dining tent, but it’s not a bad idea to bring anti-bacterial gel with you.