Gobi, Mongolia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Gobi, Mongolia? If you're planning to go to Gobi, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Gobi, Mongolia

Based on the climate and weather in Gobi, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

Important essentials for Gobi, Mongolia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Gobi, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good option.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for Gobi, Mongolia by month

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January

January for Gobi is unbearably cold. Temperatures average in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. There is frost almost every day of the month.

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February

February in Gobi is beyond freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (10+ below zero C). There is frost almost every day of the month.

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March

March in Gobi can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C). There is frost most days.

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April

April in Gobi is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost most days. It rains or snows sometimes.

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May

If you vacation in Gobi during May, you might notice that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes. There is frost about a third of the time.

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June

June is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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July

If you go to Gobi in July, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

August in this region is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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September

September in Gobi is mild. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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October

October in Gobi can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost most days. It rains or snows sometimes.

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November

November in Gobi is very cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C). There is frost almost every day of the month.

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December

December for Gobi is biting cold. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. There is frost almost every day.

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