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Welcome to Gurvanbulag community

Run in partnership with the local nomad community, Gurvanbulag community camp & Steppe eco camp are the few places where our clients can interact with nomad herders in their true life. These 2 camps offers basic services, but content luxurious comfort in its spectacular location where rolling steppe, sand dunes and forested mountains are combined. Our guests there can visit nomad families, explore in-depth their daily life and tradition, learn and involve activities such as making dairy products, milking animals, even can have an opportunity to herd animals in pasture. Traditionally handcrafted western size beds can provide comfortable rest for our clients’ overnight stays.

The camp is located in the central region of Mongolia where forest mountain, rolling steppe and Gobi sand dunes are found in one place.This unique area belongs to buffer zone of KhognoKhan Mountain Nature Reserve. The local community, called Gurvanbulag owns the camp and a trained team selected out of the community members runs the business. Since the small scale community based accommodation service is made by the local herders’ community, it exists together with local families’ Yurts. Gurvanbulag Community Based eco camp established in 2008 and has been actively operated since May of 2010 with the management contribution and financial support of Tour Mongolia.By combining traditional and modern technologies, the Gurvanbulag camp operates in environmentally friendly & culturally respective ways.

Because of the local people aim to generate extra income as relying and using own resources and advantages, an every member of the community makes their best efforts when serving guests at the camp. Staying in the camp offers a great opportunity to see, experience and learn the nomadic culture more in depth while roaming in authentic life. The community members provide ecological fresh meat, milk and dairy products to the camp in order to prepare and offer Mongolian traditional tasty food and tea.

KEY FEATURES AT A GLANCE

  • Tranquility & Quietness. This area has no other ger camps anywhere nearby
  • Perfectly situated nearby nomads who welcome guests at any time
  • Authentic Mongolian Food & Beverage
  • Views & Surroundings. Fantastic view of wide open steppe from your Ger
  • Friendly warm staff
  • Active & adventures & rich cultural activities
  • Traditional Mongolian Gers that provided by local community
  • Great location. Combination of different landscapes including rolling steppe, sand dunes and forested mountains.

The Gurvanbulag eco camp ideally locates at the buffer zone area of Khognokhaan Mountain, a beautiful natural reserve in the heart of Mongolia, 290kms from Ulaanbaatar and 7kms from the centre of Gurvanbulag county of Bulgan province. It is a 4½ hours exciting drive from Ulaanbaatar which takes you to Gurvanbulag eco camp, itself are where the local nomads stay with their livestock and horses in the summers, as the immediate area used for summer pasture. Some few nomadic families remain in the winter.

How to get?

We highly recommend our guests arrive with local bus or by the vehicles that we recommend.
Public buses
  • From Ulaanbaatar to Gurvanbulag every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7.30am and it takes 4-5 hours.
  • From Dragon bus station, which is 7km from center of Ulaanbaatar-From Gurvanbulag to Ulaanbaatar every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8.00 am and it takes also 4-5 hours. Our camp is located 8 km to the south of Gurvanbulag town. From the Gurvanbulag town it is better to take a local taxi to get to the camp.

Capacity & Facilities

ACCOMMODATION

The ger camp is seasonal in the summers, and is fully collapsible. It may be relocated leaving no more impact on the area than a herdsmen family would. It has 10 twin occupancy yurtsGER and 8 triple occupancy yurts. There are also 2 family size yurts, with a double bed and two beds. The yurts have wooden floors and are beautifully decorated in traditional nomadic style with hand-crafted furnishings.  Each yurt is designed to be as cozy as possible and has its own wood burning stove: close to nature with every aspect, carefully considered to ensure any impact on the surrounding environment, that is kept to a minimum. 

 Each yurts have comfy traditional beds with good, sprung mattresses(80х180 cm),tables, chairs, wood burning stoves, a bell fast sink & sheets and towels are all provided.

RESTAURANT GER

The Restaurant serves Mongolian and Western-style dishes in an authentic over sized yurt with 40 seats, similar to those used by great Khans centuries ago.Every morning our cooks prepare festive breakfast buffet with freshly baked bread, natural yoghurt and fresh milk provided by the neighboring nomads. One delicacy you should not miss is the urum, a creamy milk product which is irresistible on a piece of warm bread or bun topped with some butter & berry jam.The lunch and dinner consist of two to three-courses of set meals. Many traditional foods prepared by fresh meat and milk supplied by the community members and it will be offered to the guests. Any special request about diets either vegan or vegetarian, even halal meals can be provided for your pleasure. Please contact a staff member at the Restaurant Yurt to discuss your specific requirements.

A restaurant allows you to enjoy cold beers and soft drinks, and offers selection of selection of wine, vodka, spirits and sodas including domestic varieties such as Chinggis vodka and Golden Gobi beers. Tea, coffee and welcome platters with dairy products are available all day long. Fresh vegetables and fruits are harvested from organic farms in nearby Bayannuur village. Because Mongolia is one of the few remaining places where livestock are herded on fenceless, open pastures and eat a wide variety of grasses, shrubs, and herb species, Mongolian meats are organic and some of the freshest in the world. All dairy products are acquired from local nomadic families and pasteurized onsite. Purchasing food and supplies locally provides this remote region with opportunities for economic growth through responsible tourism.

There is a TV that shows well known Mongolian films with English-subtitles and folk music and performances We have a collection of movies, documentaries, slideshows and PP presentations that depict the natural and cultural treasures of Mongolia. A full list with descriptions is available at restaurant. These are available for viewing in restaurant from 15:00 pm to 17:00 pm every day, and 09:00 pm to 11:00 pm every evening. To schedule a viewing, please contact our staff at restaurant yurt. For a day hikes, you may ask the cooks to pack a lunch for you to take.

Showers are provided in two separate yurts.Shower yurts with hot water heated by solar panel and has a fire stove, why it is warm and cozy. Perfectly normal dry composting toilet with comfort.The toilets are long drop style allowing for natural decomposition.

NOMAD LIBRARY & GAME GER

A library ger with a suiting collection of books on Mongolian culture, history and people. There is a chess game and other fun stuff. Feel free to use the library ger at your own leisure. Nomad library ger project that promotes local children to read books and play traditional games, communicate with tourists and get acquainted with people all around the world. On the other side of this library allows tourist to meet with local people. 

FACILITIES

Children’s Playground with sand & sand toys

Sun terrace

Mountain bikes

Yoga math for your meditative walk

SERVICES

In case of lack of solar power because of bad weather, we’ll provide you by the wet warm towel and hair washing service.

To charge your batteries, head for the Restaurant Ger

Laundry service is available and may be requested by completing the laundry form located in your ger.