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“Our Mongolia Experience At Gun-Galuut”

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Steppe Nomads Eco Camp
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“Our Mongolia Experience At Gun-Galuut”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

On our grad trip (with my girlfriend), we went to stay at this camp for a total for about 6 days. We took our time to do the sightseeing and really had a laidback attitude whilst staying at the camp!

We went during the month of May, which was spring but the weather was still really cold! We didn't bring enough warm clothes but the staff there gladly provided us extra warm clothing and frequently help us set the ger fire. After awhile, we learnt how to set the ger fire ourselves!

The scenery there is AMAZING! Every morning when we woke up and opened our ger door, the scene outside simply took our breath away! Endless green pastures with numerous wild animals speckled as black dots in the horizon! We star gazed every night!

The food at the camp was awesomely deliciously! We looked forward to EVERY single meal we had there! =D The rafting experience was unforgettable! Simply one of the best ways to enjoy the scenery over there as you get to raft past wild horses and other animals. Horse back riding is fun too but can be abit painful haha! Cycling around is a good way to explore by yourselves but can be abit tiring over the numerous slopes! Trekking is a good way to explore the area as well.

Totally awesome place!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

I stayed here to finish off my travels in Mongolia after spending two weeks with a nomad family in the country. How amazing to find this oasis in the middle of nowhere in the gorgeous Gun Galuut nature reserve. It was truly special to be surrounded by such breathtaking views of the mountains and river. The staff were warm, friendly, helpful and welcoming, and it was such a luxury to have an entire ger to myself. I was lucky enough to be there for the Nomads Festival. The festival was well organised, well run, fun, educational and such a great way to experience Mongolian culture. The definite highlight for me was the horseriding and meeting such wonderful people. Highly recommend this place to others.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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New York
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Spent 5 days at the camp last month and can't say enough about it as long as you accept the premise that your staying in an unheated tent in late September except for the wood burning stove which actually set my Ger on fire, no ones fault, the wind blew embers onto the roof, we all put it out and everything was fine.

The food is simple and good, the wine list considering all things was fine. Both the help and the other guests were fantastic. Now to the important stuff, the scenery was breathtaking as was the night sky although it wasn't quite up the the sky over the Gobi. The mountains were gorgeous, guides from Selena were great and we saw wild horse and mountain sheep. The mini nomads day was delightful. Note to the foolhardy, don't try outdrinking a nomad when the drink is yak milk vodka, they have iron stomachs, whew. Overall, again taking into account that your basically in a tent and sharing facilities, this place was delightful. Thinking about going to Mongolia again in warmer weather and would definitely split my stay between this camp and staying with a nomad family for 4-5 days.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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London
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

This camp is set in the middle of nowhere, far away from any other camps and the city. The scenery is simply amazing, we stayed for 6 days during our honeymoon and never grew tired of the view. The staff were very friendly and would always do as you asked. The food was varied and tasty, and they'd go to great lengths to ensure you didn't have the same lunch or dinner more than once during your stay.
The luxury Ger that we booked was lovely and very cosy. We had a double bed and 2 armchairs as well as a table and a stove. The staff provided us with wood to create a fire whenever we needed it, and endless candles to burn in the evenings.
We did a variety of different excursions - kayaking, horse-riding (amazing), cycling, hiking.....all were brilliant and when we left we felt we knew the surrounding area really well.
If you want to relax in a peaceful location, and get back to basics - this is the place to do it!

Room Tip: We felt it was worth having a luxury ger as that meant we had 2 armchairs in our Ger
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

I stayed here as part of a personal tour booked with Julchin tour company to Huduu Aral, where Chingghis had his "winter palace." This camp is enroute to my final destination. Subsequently I stayed at a great number of ger camps throughout Mongolia, from the Gobi to Lake Huvsgul. This was the only ger camp that had no electricity in the individual gers--you had to use candles, which is "romantic" but not a great light source. Also, the stove needed to be lit even in late July, as the nights are very chilly--take a hat. Lots of mosquitoes at dusk. However, it's a very beautiful site. When I was there the grounds were carpeted in blooming thyme; there were wild cranes flying everywhere, along with other birds. The valley itself is quite scenic and very relaxing just to wander around in, or take horse-riding trips. The meals were among the more interesting ger camp meals (although they served beef and more beef); many of the items were traditional Mongolian fare. During the week the camp didn't seem to have many guests; more seemed to come on the week-ends, when I gather that Mongolians from UB come here for a break. The road is terrible to the camp; all roads in UB are terrible. If you want a ger camp in a nature reserve (I think that's what it's in) where you can basically relax, unwind and breath good air, this is a very good option reasonably close to UB.

Room Tip: Many of the gers have double beds. Not a big camp, so all are reasonably close to everything.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

We had booked two stays with Steppe Nomads, one we paid for in advance and the other we had confirmed via the phone (following our trip into the Gobi). On our way to the camp our driver was contacted and told that the camp decided to close because the staff was tired and there weren't many bookings. We were left scrambling to make other arrangements and needless to say, we cancelled our second reservation. We were assured that we would be receiving a refund shortly. Despite repeated emails, we've never seen a refund, and not even the courtesy of an email response.
I don't know what the camp is like but if they are stealing customer payments and closing the camp on a whim, I would be careful about booking this particular camp- there's not much else in the area. Our other experiences in Mongolia were very positive.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

This was my second trip to Mongolia. This was a great ger camp! The valley it is located in is beautiful. Get up early to go find the mountain sheep...take a guide otherwise you won't find them. If you are a birder, after you find the sheep, walk the wetlands...incredible birds. We say Siberian cranes, storks and many water birds. Good food, comfy bed. It was cold but they come in and start a fire when you go to bed and around 5:30am so you don't freeze getting out of your warm bed. Nice showers. Good food and a bar! ;-) Get out of Ulaanbaatar and see the real Mongolia!

Room Tip: Get a ger near the bathrooms!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Steppe Nomads Eco Camp
Address: Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve, Ulaanbaatar 15160, Mongolia
Location: Mongolia > Ulaanbaatar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 86 Specialty Lodging in Ulaanbaatar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Steppe Nomads tourist camp is an exclusive eco tourist camp situated in the amazing Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve - just 2.5 hr drive from Ulaanbaatar. The scenery is simply spectacular with opportunities to enjoy many activities such as horseback riding, nomad family visiting, swimming, fishing, mountain biking and wildlife viewing. TOP GER CAMP 2011 MONGOLIA! ... more   less 
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