Why we like Ger Camping
Ger camps can be set up in the most magical settings and dismantled, leaving no evidence of their existence, ensuring these beautiful landscapes remain untarnished. It is also a truly Mongolian experience.
Why you should experience Ger Camping
- Experience a slice of nomadic life
- Watch the sunset and the stars shine from the campfire
- Stay in a riverside camp, exploring the area by river raft
- Travel to your camp by yak cart or camel cart
- Go horse riding, mountain biking or hiking from your camp
- The best way to experience the Mongolian wilderness
A little more about Ger Camping
Staying in a traditional ger is an essential part of any holiday to Mongolia. The word ger means home or household in Mongolian and over half the Mongolian population live in gers, whether that be as nomads or in fixed gers in urban locations.
These portable circular tents have been dwellings for the Mongolian people for thousands of years. A lattice of flexible poles fit together, creating a dome-shaped tent which is then covered with felt to form a strong, weatherproof home. In its centre sits a wood burning stove which heats the interior.
There are now a number of excellent, small privately owned ger camps, enabling visitors to the country the chance to experience this unique part of Mongolian culture. One of the most magical things about staying in a ger camp is the remote locations which can range from a riverside setting to rugged desert landscape or endless grassy steppe, far from any day trippers.
Guest gers are normally simply furnished using traditional Mongolian crafts and fabrics with separate compost style toilets and safari style showers. Guests eat together in a separate dining ger.