Guidelines For Mongolia Travel
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Are you planning a trip to Mongolia? Then you need to keep in mind these guidelines, especially when exploring the Mongolian countryside:

1. Do not deface or touch archaeological treasures and antiquities, many of which are, up to now, still left unprotected in Mongolia. These treasures are often exposed to the elements, where they were originally found or built. Help the locals preserve these fragile artefacts for future generations by not doing anything to damage them.

2. Respect the nomadic families you are staying with. Some travellers abuse the hospitality of these families by staying for long periods without paying or contributing to the household. If you join a tour, part of the money you pay will already be given to the family for essential food items and other necessities, as a compensation for time and resources they are using to accommodate you. Try not to extend your visit unnecessarily, as this takes their time away from important chores, collecting water or fuel, and caring for their animals. If you are not joining an organised Mongolia tour and have simply invited yourself into a nomadic family’s home, return their hospitality appropriately. You may contribute food and supplies, as well as help out with chores. Do not forget to leave some compensation for the resources you’ve consumed. If the head of the family refuses to accept cash, simply leave it discreetly in the home.

3. Do not throw out plastic bags and harmful materials like batteries in the countryside. Put toilet paper and other paper waste in trash containers for proper disposal, or bury them in a trench toilet. Have a lighter in hand so you can burn toilet paper away from camp. Be sure you are only burning paper far from flammable items like dry wood or grass. Extinguish the flame fully before leaving.

4. Wash with caution. Use only biodegradable liquid soap. If you have to wash yourself or your clothes in a river or a lake, do not use soap. Insect repellents also contain ingredients that may be poisonous to amphibians and fish. If you are using inspect repellent o your skin, wash up at least 100 meters from the water, ensuring that the run-off won’t flow downhill into the water source.

5. Do not buy items that you suspect are made using parts of wild animals. If you doubt the appropriateness of the item you wish to buy, ask your guide. Its okay to buy naturally shed antlers, skins of animals that have been slaughtered for meat, as well as wool from domestic animals. Please visit Goyo Travel for more.


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