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Equipment list


  • Big traveling bag or backpack

  • 1 comfortable and robust backpack for everyday use

  • Fabric bag for dirty laundry


  • Passport, at least valid until after 6 months from the date of returning

  • Valid visa for the Russian federation

  • Insurance card, REGA card

  • Airline ticket and flight schedule

  • Little amount of cash in US-dollar or EURO (notes)

  • Valid credit- and/or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, Maestro, EC; unlock the card via your bank for Russia!)

Drinking and food

  • Thermos/water bottle (ca. 1lt)

  • Snacks, if necessary

  • Granola/chocolate bar, if necessary


  • Long trousers (jeans and casual trousers)

  • Light shorts

  • Thermal underwear, if necessary

  • Underwear and socks

  • Long-sleeved t-shirt/shirt

  • Short-sleeved t-shirt/shirt

  • A warm and a light pullover

  • Fleece or softshell jacket

  • Bathing suit and bath towel

  • A cap or sunhat, if possible with mosquito net

  • Pyjamas

  • Training suit, if necessary

  • Robust, wore in trekking shoes

  • Light, comfortable sneakers or other shoes

  • House shoes (recommended for inside the truck and housing in Irkutsk)

  • Scarf, if necessary

Hygiene/toilet articles

  • Towel, face cloth

  • Bath towel

  • Toiletry bag

  • Personal toilet articles (shower gel, shampoo, everything biodegradable)

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste

  • Nail clippers

  • Hand wash detergent (biodegradable)

  • Wet wipes

  • For women: articles for monthly hygiene

  • Disinfectant

  • Medicament to relief pain of insect bites

  • If necessary, personal medicaments (please regard the import regulations!)

Sun/weather protection

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses

  • Lip balm with sun protection factor

  • Rain hat

  • Umbrella

  • Insect protection

  • Mosquito net for your sun hat

Photo equipment/electronics

  • Photo/video camera with different lenses

  • Tripod, if necessary

  • Spare batteries (batteries are very expensive in Russia) including charging cable

  • Enough memory cards/films (also very expensive in Russia)

  • Mobile device, music player, e-book, laptop, and others, including charging cable (with USB-input) and protection case

  • Binoculars, if you want


  • Purse/money belt

  • Copies of your passport, visa and airline ticket (it would be best if you have it saved electronically too)

  • Lighter, match sticks

  • Reserve shoelaces

  • Pocket knife (do not put the pocket knife in your hand luggage)

  • Small, lockable bags or containers

  • Writing utensils

  • Travel literature, travel guide

  • Readings

  • Dictionary, if necessary

  • Games

  • Outdoor hassocks

  • Neck pillow (for the flight or long rides)

  • Tick card (to remove ticks)

  • Headscarf (mandatory for women in orthodox churches)

  • Fishing utensils