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

Traveling to Karakorum, Mongolia? If you're planning to go to Karakorum, this article contains 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 Karakorum, Mongolia

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

Important essentials for Karakorum, Mongolia

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

General health necessities

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January can be bitter cold. Temperatures average in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C) during the day. There is frost almost every day of the month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Erdene Zuu Monastery, take the following:

If you want to visit Orhon Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

February

February here can be bitter 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Erdene Zuu Monastery, take the following:

If you want to visit Orhon Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

March

March in Karakorum is freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). There is frost almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Erdene Zuu Monastery, take the following:

If you want to visit Orhon Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

April

April in Karakorum is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Erdene Zuu Monastery, take the following:

If you want to visit Orhon Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

May

If you go to Karakorum in May, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain or snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Erdene Zuu Monastery, take the following:

If you want to visit Orhon Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

June

Traveling to Karakorum in June, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Erdene Zuu Monastery, take the following:

If you want to visit Orhon Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

July

If you visit Karakorum during July, you will probably see that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Erdene Zuu Monastery, take the following:

If you want to visit Orhon Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

August

August in Karakorum is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Erdene Zuu Monastery, take the following:

If you want to visit Orhon Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

September

September is chilly. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. There is frost about half of the time. It rains or snows a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Erdene Zuu Monastery, take the following:

If you want to visit Orhon Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

October

October in Karakorum is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost almost every day of the month. It rains or snows occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Erdene Zuu Monastery, take the following:

If you want to visit Orhon Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

November

November can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. There is frost almost every day of the month. It rains or snows occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Erdene Zuu Monastery, take the following:

If you want to visit Orhon Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

December

December here can be bitter cold. Temperatures average in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. There is frost almost every day. It rains or snows occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Erdene Zuu Monastery, take the following:

If you want to visit Orhon Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

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