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Accommodation during our tours in Mongolia

Except in Ulaanbaatar, there are very few hotels in Mongolia.

To discover the famous endless landscapes of the Orkhon Valley or the Gobi Desert, you have 3 accommodation options:

  • Touristic yurt camps: the most comfortable.
  • Guest-yurts by nomadic families: the most authentic.
  • Camping: the closest to nature.

Touristic Yurt camps

Touristic yurt camps (called gercamps) are the most comfortable accommodation in Mongolian countryside.

You sleep in traditional yurts (called gers in Mongolia), furnished with single beds (from 2 to 5 beds / yurt), small tables and a stove. It is very difficult - or impossible - to have single yurts in most of the camps, so be ready to share your yurt with other travellers from the group. Some camps offer yurts with double beds, but it can not be guaranteed.

You can find showers, washbasins and toilets in a separate building.

A restaurant provides breakfast and meals.

Yurt camp at Mongolia Travel & Tours

GOOD TO KNOW

Yurt camps are the most comfortable accommodation available in Mongolia, but don't expect luxury: hot water in the showers is often unpredictable, electrical standards are "unique", and food at the restaurants relies on bad supplying conditions due to their remote situation.

Yurt camps offer simple international food, adapted to their different clients: Mongolian people, and tourists from European, American and other Asian countries (China, Korea, Japan).

The comfort of the yurts and furniture depends ont the yurt camps, and we often don't have a large choice of camps in a given place. We always choose the yurt camp offering the best value for money in each place.

Yurt camp at Mongolia Travel & Tours

Guest-yurts by nomadic families

Most of our tours include one night or more in a guest-yurt close to a nomadic family.

This accommodation is a unique opportunity to share and discover the traditional way of life of the nomadic herders in Mongolia.

2 or 3 guest-yurts are set close to the the familie's yurt, surrounded by the free roaming horses, yacks, sheep and goats.

Guest yurt by a nomadic family at Mongolia Travel & Tours

You will sleep in guest-yurts with 4 or 5 single beds, heated with a traditional stove.

Meals are served either in the family's yurt or outside, weather permitting.

Your host will prepare traditional Mongolian dishes and it can be interesting to see how women cook only with the central stove of the yurt.

Guest yurt by a nomadic family at Mongolia Travel & Tours

For your comfort, a shower tent is provided close to the yurts.

Water can be heated on the stove.

Dry toilets are also at your disposal.

Guest yurt by a nomadic family at Mongolia Travel & Tours

Camping

Mongolia is one of the last countries where you can camp wherever you want.

Our adventure tours explore the most remote regions of the country and we have selected the best camping equipment to make sure you enjoy the best of this wild environment.

Because the success of your trip in Mongolia is also based on the quality of equipment you use on site, we only use recent camping equipment complying with Western standards of safety and quality for your comfort.

Camping equipment - Mongolia Travel & Tours

All our camping gear and riding is carefully maintained and checked after each trip, and renewed as necessary.

We use French Decathlon tents for 1 or 2 persons.

For better privacy, we can provide single tents at no extra charge to anyone who registers alone  (on request before departure and subject to availability).

Our self-inflating mattress are especially thick for your comfort.

A large tent hosts table and chairs for meals and moments of conviviality.

Camping equipment - Mongolia Travel & Tours

The logistics vehicle also brings the table and the chairs for the picnic lunch (except in very remote regions, such as Naiman Nuur Park, where we use pack horses).

A "shower tent" is also provided. The shower water can be heated on demand on the campfire.

This shower tent is also provided on our "Nomadic Life Tours" because you spend several days in nomadic family.

Camping equipment - Mongolia Travel & Tours

Safety equipment

We attach great importance to your safety , which is why we carry on each circuit a complete safety equipment: filtration pumps to purify the water used for cooking, and a first aid kit ...

Mongolia has a natural environment, but in which circulate many herds, that's why making sure that the water we use for cooking and drinking is safe is essential!

Camping equipment - Mongolia Travel & Tours

Filter pump for potable water

For each trip, we provide a manual filter pump water (Swiss brand Katadyn, the world reference in water purification).

This pump has three levels of filtration : a high performance fiber glass filter, a ceramic prefilter which can be used individually depending on the turbidity of the water and activated carbon to remove odors. 
In addition to these three levels of filtration, we also use  Micropur Forte pills to eliminate viruses and bacteria in 30 minutes.The potability of the water you use and which is used for cooking is guaranteed.

 

Moreover, some of the food is placed under vacuum before departure in order to optimize its conservation during the trip.

Camping equipment - Mongolia Travel & Tours

Our office in Mongolia


Mongolia Travel & Tours
/ Randocheval Mongolie LLC

8 toot, 33 bair, Erkhuugiin gudamj
7r khoroo, Sukhbaatar duureg
Ulaanbaatar, MONGOLIA

Our office in France


Randocheval Mongolie
2 place Charles de Gaulle
38200 Vienne
FRANCE
+33 437 02 2000 (Monday to Saturday)

IMPORTANT - Flights in Mongolia


Be aware that very few airlines go to Mongolia, flights are therefore quickly fully booked, especially between June and September. Book at least 6 months in advance to have the best air fares.
If your luggage has been delayed, the airlines do NOT deliver it in Mongolia, they keep it available in Ulan Bator. If your tour has already started, and you are already in the Orkhon Valley for example, it can be very expensive to deliver it.
We can do it for you at extra cost:
- 50 € for a delivery inside Ulan Bator
- 100 € for a delivery in Hustai
- 200 € for a delivery in Khogno Khan
- 300 € for a delivery in Karakorum, the Orkhon Valley or Arkhangai
- 400 € for a delivery at Lake Khövsgöl or in the Gobi Desert
This cost includes the driver & the vehicle for 1 or 2 days depending on the distance + fuel for the vehicule for the round trip + meals and accommodation for the driver if the roundtrip is more than 1 day.
If your flight is late, the same rates apply if you need a private transfer.