What is tourist ger camp?

What is tourist ger camp?

Out of the city, ger camps are the most commonly available full service facilities for tourists. Tourist ger camps use the traditional home of Mongolian nomads, the felt covered ger, as guest rooms.

 ? What is tourist ger camp of Mongolia? Sometimes called as ger eco lodge, tourist lodge, tourist camp etc. Here is clear explanation with pictures about the tourist ger camps of Mongolia.
view of Mongol Gobi tourist ger camp from Bayanzag
view of Mongol Gobi tourist ger camp from Bayanzag
view of Khustai Resort from a distance
view of Khustai Resort from a distance

Accommodation

The tourist ger camps have 20-30 gers and each ger normally has between 2 and 4 single beds in it, along with a traditional stove, a simple table, and sometimes cupboards and wash stands.

Guests' gers of Gobi Mirage tourist ger camp in Gobi Desert)
Guests’ gers of Gobi Mirage tourist ger camp in Gobi Desert)
A Ger room of Amarbayasgalant Urgii tourist ger camp near Amarbayasgalant Monastery, North Mongolia
A Ger room of Amarbayasgalant Urgii tourist ger camp near Amarbayasgalant Monastery, North Mongolia
inside view of the ger of Mongol Gobi tourist ger camp
inside view of the ger of Mongol Gobi tourist ger camp

Restaurant & Food Service

In a separate building or big ger could be restaurant or dining room of the tourist ger camp and sometimes a bar or a recreation room.

restaurant of the Juulchin Gobi 2 tourist ger camp in Gobi Desert
restaurant of the Juulchin Gobi 2 tourist ger camp in Gobi Desert
inside view of restaurant of Terelj Lodge
inside view of restaurant of Terelj Lodge
our customers are taking the breakfast in the tourist ger camp
our customers are taking the breakfast in the tourist ger camp
our guide with our customers lunch restaurant Smoke & Steppe
our guide with our customers lunch restaurant Smoke & Steppe
Breakfast The breakfasts are different by the tourist camps. But all of the tourist ger camps serve western styled breakfast in the morning. The breakfast usually included fried egg, toast, bred, butter, jum glass of juice, some buscuits and tea or coffee. Some of them give mongolian traditional noodle soup which usually typecal breakfast of mongols.
Lunch They usually serve vegetable (potato, carrots etc) salad in first and then soup. Soup could be western or Mongolian traditional which oriented to tourists. Then they provide main course which is Russian styled or traditional Mongolian. They portion is large. At the end provide dessert like candy or pie.
Dinner Like the lunch. But usually no soup.

Shower & Toilet

There will generally be a central building that houses hot water showers, sinks, and western style toilets. This building will be some distance from your ger.

Shower and toilet facility building of Erdene Ukhaa tourist ger camp at Baga Gazar Rocks, Middle Gobi Desert.
Shower and toilet facility building of Erdene Ukhaa tourist ger camp at Baga Gazar Rocks, Middle Gobi Desert.
Hand washing facilitities of Juulchin Gobi 2 tourist ger camp at Khongor Sand Dune in Gobi Desert.
Hand washing facilitities of Juulchin Gobi 2 tourist ger camp at Khongor Sand Dune in Gobi Desert.
Shower facilities of Terelj Lodge tourist ger camp at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park.
Shower facilities of Terelj Lodge tourist ger camp at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park.
toilet of Gobi Mirage tourist ger camp in Gobi Desert
toilet of Gobi Mirage tourist ger camp in Gobi Desert

Electricity

Some tourist ger camps are connected to central electricity line and has 24 hours electricity. But some of the tourist ger camps which are located far away from the settlement area have a generator and on it in the dark evening for the lighting and off before people sleep in the tourist ger camp. Also lighting from solar charged batteries for some part of the night, allowing you to have light for using the washroom facilities, reading, charging your camera gear etc.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email