Accommodation on a Tour in Mongolia


Nowadays Ulaanbaatar has a good choice of accommodation, ranging from cheap guest houses to expensive hotels of international standard. We have chosen the "Continental Hotel" which is a ✯✯✯ HOTEL close to the city centre. If you prefer to stay in a different hotel you are welcome to arrange it yourself, but the tour will start and finish at the Continental.


Elsewhere in the country there aren't many hotels, but in the most important places visited by tourists, there are Ger Camps. The round white felt gers (known as "yurts" in Russia) which are the traditional homes of Central Asian nomads, provide comfortable and authentic accommodation in the most beautiful locations. In very remote areas there are no facilities of any kind so we take our own tents and kitchen, camping out in the wild. Truly an exciting experience for the adventurous traveler.

Hotel in Ulaanbaatar

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The Continental Hotel is located in central Ulaanbaatar, just 10 minutes walk from Genghis Khan Square. The staff are friendly and helpful, the restaurant is fine, with a buffet style breakfast served each morning (included for all guests), and downstairs is a gym and other facilities.

Ger Camps

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Ger camps are the most wonderful authentic kind of accommodation in Mongolia. They are situated in important or particularly beautiful locations, and each one is unique. Often the furniture and roof poles are painted traditionally and there is a wood burning stove.

Camping in Tents

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Mongolia is the perfect place for wild camping and it is as close to nature as it is possible to get. Often during the summer months, the wild flowers are spectacular. Our expedition tents are strong enough to withstand all kinds of Mongolian weather conditions.

Mongolia Hotel in Ulaanbaatar


"To suit our guests’ needs, our hotel has been providing services that is second to none. It starts with location and space.  Like no other large hotels, Continental promises specious rooms and the advantage of central location among main urban public, business and entertainment activities, but offers privacy and tranquility for good rest after a long day."

Hotel in Mongolia

We have chosen the ✯✯✯ HOTEL "Continental" for your accommodation in Ulaanbaatar. It is a smart three star hotel situated only 10 minutes walk from Genghis Khan Square in the city centre. Being located on the southern side of Ulaanbaatar, we can usually avoid driving in the worst traffic congestion when heading for the airport or getting in and out of the city.
Our guests have enjoyed the Continental Hotel for many years; it has a business centre, a gym and a good restaurant where a nice buffet style breakfast is served every morning. The hotel has a free of charge luggage store service for the guests.
Included in the price of your tour is the hotel accommodation for your arrival night and the last night when you arrive back in Ulaanbaatar. You will share a twin "Standard" room with your friend / partner or another person in our tour group. Single rooms are available if ordered in advance and there will be a single supplement charge.

Hotel Continental

Location

Being right in the city centre you are close to shops, restaurants, museums and other facilities.

Rooms

The rooms are spacious and attractively furnished. single rooms available on request.

Restaurant

The smart restaurant has a good menu and provides a buffet style breakfast each morning.

Business Centre

You will be able to use computers as well as send faxes, make international phone calls or print documents.

Conference Room

The conference room is often where our pre-tour meeting is held on the evening before the tour.

Bar

The bar serves Mongolian beer as well as other local and international drinks.

Mongolian Ger & Ger Camps


When you are travelling in the countryside you might stay in traditional Mongolian style gers. The ger camps are all privately owned and staffed mainly by local people. Standards and services vary a lot, which is part of the beauty of this kind of accommodation as no two ger camps are the same. The number of gers ranges from just a few to perhaps a hundred in the largest camps. Each ger has two to four beds and usually guests will share with the same friend(s) as in the hotel.

Nowadays most people know what a Central Asian ger or yurt looks like as they have been exported all over the world. A "GER" is a portable dwelling traditionally used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia. The structure comprises a compression wheel, usually steam bent, supported by roof ribs which are bent down at the end where they meet the lattice wall (again, steam bent). The frame is usually covered by layers of fabric and sheep's wool felt for insulation and weatherproofing. Tourist ger camps usually have the following facilities:

  • 2 - 4 single beds per ger
  • Wood burning stove.
  • Coffee table.
  • 2 or 3 low stools
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Hot water showers (separate ladies and gents)
  • Western-style toilets
  • Washing facilities

Ger Camp Facility

All the ger camps have a restaurant where a fixed menu is served, often European style food. There will also be showers, washing and toilet facilities. In most camps the water is heated by solar power or by lighting a fire, so it's not hot 24 hours a day and not very powerful. Inside each ger there is usually a simple wood burning stove, the same as in the homes of ordinary nomadic families, and you can light a fire if it's cold.

Some camps have electricity, which might mean just an electric light powered by a generator, or in some cases there might be an electric plug where you would be able to recharge cameras, phones and other electrical equipment. It's best to bring spare batteries for everything rather than depend on being able to recharge equipment.

Mongolian Ger

Sometimes it is possible for a single person to have a ger to himself / herself but it depends on the policy of the ger camp and how many other guests they have that night. You might have to share with another person in our group, but you wouldn't be expected to share a ger with an unknown person. Bed linen and a quilt are provided, but some people prefer to bring their own sleeping bag anyway because some nights are quite cold, especially when traveling at higher altitudes.

In some areas, such as the Gobi Desert, the ger camps don't have a wood burning stove because the Gobi doesn't have trees and anyway in the summer at night time it is warm. Nearly all tourist ger camps are privately owned so the standards and facilities vary a lot.


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Wild Camping in Tents


If you are the kind of person who enjoys camping, you will love the experience of camping in Mongolia. On most nights the big sky is a spectacular display of stars, the milky way and shooting stars. This is a wonderful escape from the busy, noisy world in which many of us live.

Camping Tour Tents

TENTS

The tents we provide are high performance Vango "Storm 300" or Force 10 "Baltoro", able to withstand Mongolia's unpredictable weather conditions. You will share with the same person that you shared with at the hotel, except if you have paid the single supplement. Sometimes there's a communal mess tent, but it depends on the group size and weather conditions.

Camping Tour Food

CAMPING FOOD

On camping tours we take our own cook. There will be a table and chairs set up at meal times and the cook serves three good meals a day, plus snacks and drinks. If you require special food (vegetarian or gluten-free) that needs to be cooked separately, there is an additional charge and we must be informed at the time of booking.

Camping Tour Washing Facilities

WASHING FACILITIES

If possible we make camp near to a river or lake so that there is water for washing, but we can't always manage that so you have to be prepared for no washing facilities (bring wet wipes). The staff will dig a pit latrine with a wind shelter / screen nearby. That's all the washing and toilet facilities, in other words eco-friendly and non-luxurious.

  • Uureg Lake, Uvs province
    Uureg Lake, Uvs province

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  • Kharkhiraa Mountain, August
    Kharkhiraa Mountain, August

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  • Bulgan Province
    Bulgan Province

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  • Kharkhiraa Pass, Uvs
    Kharkhiraa Pass, Uvs

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  • Khentii Province
    Khentii Province

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    Lunchtime

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  • Khovsgol province
    Khovsgol province

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    Dinner Time

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    Preparing Lunch

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  • Tsenkher Village
    Tsenkher Village

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  • Khentii Province
    Khentii Province

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  • Orkhon Valley, central Mongolia
    Orkhon Valley, central Mongolia

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