"I could never resist the call of the trail" - Buffalo Bill

Ger Camp

A ger (yurt) is a traditional Mongolian round shaped dwelling. They have been used for generations by nomadic herders not only in Mongolia but across other parts of Central Asia.

Herders had to move their livestock around, often great distances, due to the poor quality of the grazing areas. As a result, people of these regions had never settled in traditional cities or towns until only the last century.

Ger camps are designed especially for receiving and serving tourists. There are at least 5 and up to 50 gers at the Ger camps (housing up to 150 people) and have the following facilities:
  • Comfortable 2-3 bed with thick mattresses;
  • Restaurant serving up to 150 people at the same time;
  • Clean and modern toilet (sometimes with weight scale);
  • Hot shower available up to 24 hours (sometimes with hair drier);
  • Electricity available up to 24 hours;
  • Other useful things like cup, ash tray, cloths and trash bin;
  • Souvenir shop or entertainment center with TV, magazines and international phone call or internet access (in some camp).
Every ger camp has manager, cooks, waitresses and herder. Travelers will stay at their own gers, just like a hotel room. At few luxury ger camps, toilet or bathroom can be attached to ger as a room. Standard ger does not have bathroom.

Cooks at the ger camps are professional, so travelers can have opportunity to taste Asian and European as well as Mongolian traditional dishes. Depending on the distance from the main market, the menu will vary.