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10 Best Yurts In Mongolia

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The steppes of Mongolia is dry and flat, and often deals out extreme weather conditions to its native dwellers. For thousands of years, nomadic inhabitants of the steppes of Central Asia have been living in yurts—a portable home that can house as many as 15 warm bodies. It takes anywhere from half an hour to three hours to set up. The portable and sturdy yurt has proven to be reliable and it is still a distinctive feature of the landscape. The design and structure of the Mongolian yurt have not changed for thousands of years. While still following the basic design, contemporary yurts have abided by the times and offer modern comforts. Your adventures in Central Asia should start in a self-supporting yurt made from a latticework of wood. Check out our list of some of the best yurts in Mongolia.

1. Authentic nomad yurt near Khustai National Park

Yurts complement the way of life of nomadic tribes in the steppes of Mongolia. If you have a burning desire to learn more about the culture, then spend time where nomads roam. Book an authentic nomad dwelling and see for yourself how they make yurts work for them. With a five-star rating, Anuk, the Superhost is quite keen on her offer—a yurt all to yourself and your companions. The host of Nomad Family Homestay provides breakfast to get your day going. You may cook food in the kitchen, which provides basic amenities. There’s no need to bother with other essentials because soap, toilet paper, and towels are provided. The yurt is located near Khustai National Park which is 102.3 kilometers (641.44 miles) from the capital city of Ulaanbaatar.

Nomad Family Homestay near Khustai National Park
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
57 reviews
Yurt 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the ger doesn’t have much modern facilities but it was clean
Host:
host was very welcoming
anuk was kind and thoughtful host
they were very hospitable and really took care of us
they were kind and helpful anytime
host family is very kind and friendly people
Location:
beautiful location not too far from the capital
what a lovely location and even greater host
the location is really authentic and the landscape is breathtaking
for those who are interested in night photography this is a must-visit location
the location was incredible with amazing views
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2. Exciting yurt stay for an immersive domestic life

Gorkhi-Terelj National Park is a rock climbing destination located 37 kilometres (23 miles) away from Ulaanbaatar. The mountains and rivers beckon tourists to trade the hustle and bustle of city life for a simpler one. Superhost Munkhbaatar (Mogi) invites you and your friends to stay with a family of herders in a shared room that accommodates as many as six people. The simplicity of the ger and its surroundings could be a good antidote to a stressful and often monotonous routine. You’ll have opportunities to interact with locals, assist in collecting wood, and help see to domesticated sheep, cows, and horses. For the adventurous type, the yurt can serve as your starting point for custom tours in the national park.

Stay with Nomadic family in Terelj national park
Terelj, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
35 reviews
Shared room in yurt 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the ger while semi rugged is pretty comfortable
i got to swim in a clear river fun horse riding session and bonfire under the stars
Host:
mogi is a great host
mogi was a perfect host he took care of everything
he was so kind and took care of all
thanks for the kind host family
mogi is one of the best host you can ever asked for
Location:
the location is beautiful
the location is fantastic and the animals are friendly
i had an amazing time at munkhbataar's place
excellent value in a beautiful place
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3. Comfortable and private room inside a ger

A yurt is called a ger sometimes but some insist on distinct differences. We won’t concern ourselves with semantics at this time. For now, we’re all agreed that a traditional yurt or ger house near the city is the perfect accommodation for you and your friends. Superhost Oyuntsetseg guarantees privacy and comfort in a private room in a ger with ample space for two guests. There are two beds and a half-bath so that you and your companion experience comfort during your stay. If you book during the summer, the host offers interested guests a short stint as a farm hand. Be prepared to work with domesticated animals if you have nothing else planned and doing dairy work in Mongolia is in your bucket list.

Mongolian national Ger .
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
47 reviews
Private room in yurt 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the ger was always clean and comfortable by ms
outhouse toilet but clean and shower
the gher is clean and comfortable situated outside ulaanbaatar and surrounded by a beautiful landscape
her meals were delicious the ger was clean and comfortable
in the ger is always warm and always clean
Host:
oyuntsetseg was such an informative and gracious host
oyuntsetseng is a wonderful host
she could not be more accommodating and helpful
i can recommend oyuntsetseg as a host and tour guid
authentic experience with kind host
Location:
the ger is a beautiful location to relax though
oyuntsetseg's ger is indeed pretty close to ulan bator which of course adds values to it
our stay in the ger was fantastic: host food location all perfect
by the time you reach her location you are in a beautiful valley that is very peaceful
i could enjoy my stay due to her hospitality beautiful nature and unique location
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4. Accommodation that is the epitome of Mongolian hospitality (from USD 13)

Outstanding hospitality—that’s what guests say about Munkh, the host for this private ger accommodation. He is offering a private room and guarantees cleanliness. He’s assured of this because his mother handles the chores herself. Munkh offers transport from the airport and train station and promises an interesting Mongolian menu every day. There seems to be no shortage of hospitality in Ulaanbaatar. Your host also offers assistance for tours in the city and other places of interest.

Ger /Traditional dwelling/
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
123 reviews
Private room in yurt 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the ger was comfortable and warm with the fireplace in middle
the bed was comfortable and we really enjoyed learning the traditional mongolian way of living
Cleanliness:
clean cozy and welcoming
the place is cozy and clean
munkh's ger was a great place and clean and comfortable enough for me
munkh’s mom always made sure that my ger room is warm and clean a warm-hearted and hardworking housewife
complete with wood stoves simple no running water arrangements and clean comfortable outhouse
Host:
munkh is a great host
munkh is an amazing host
the host was extremely friendly and helpful
munkh is a good host
both are very good hosts
Location:
this location is a perfect getaway from the city
just to get around the bus is perfect 500 mnt per ride
great stay at munkh's place in ulaanbaatar
she always helped me like buying bus tickets looking around some museums with her guide and so on
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5. Unforgettable stay experience with a local herdsman and his family

When you fly from Ulaanbaatar to Uvurkhagai (Övörkhangai) Province you will notice the contrast between the bustling capital city and the peaceful province to the south immediately. Your host is Bayarmaa and she has arranged for a shared room that can accommodate as many as six guests. The traditional ger you’ll be living in is the home of Ochir and Tsegi. Ochir is a herdsman of the picturesque Orkhon Valley. Nearby is a cliff and a waterfall is within walking distance. In July, there’s a highly celebrated felt-making festival. If you book the yurt at other times of the year, you can look forward to hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and cooking sessions with the family.

Nomadic stay at Orkhon Valley
Uvurkhangai, Mongolia
18 reviews
Shared room in yurt 6 Beds 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Host:
the nomadic family was so very kind and helpful
if you want to stay with real mongolian family highly recommend every one is very kind and nice
Location:
the place is quite far from ub but it's worth it
we loved the food ger location and country side
overall a wonderful and welcoming family in a beautiful location with lots to do
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6. Hospitable quarters in Hatgal

Your host, Mona has a heartwarming story to share. The ger in Hatgal on offer is actually a passion project of hers. Mona helped a family to purchase a new ger after their home burned down. When you book this accommodation you’ll be helping a family earn a living. In return, you can expect excellent Mongolian hospitality. Hatgal (Khatgal) is a charming village near the vicinity of one of the largest freshwater lakes in the country. It is quiet and peaceful and patches of wildness await whenever you step out of your nomadic dwelling.

Support locals not big tourist places: private Ger
Hatgal, Khövsgöl, Mongolia
3 reviews
Private room in yurt 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

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7. Traditional accommodations far from the city

Exotic camping—that is how your host, Sukhee describes the experience awaiting you at Kharkhorin. This ancient city on the Silk Road was Genghis Khan’s capital –the very place where he ruled the Mongol Empire. When you go to Kharkhorin be prepared to leave modern living behind. The space you will be renting is the home of Sukhee and his wife. Aside from the yurt where you will be staying, another yurt is accessible to guests. There, you can observe dairy production, which is the family’s livelihood. The nearest restaurant and fast food chain is quite a distance away so you will learn to appreciate the meals prepared for you.

Live like a nomad! (food, horseriding and fun)
Kharkhorin, Uvurkhangai, Mongolia
14 reviews
Shared room in yurt 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the ger is spacious and clean
Host:
sukhee and his son’s are very kind and his wife puujee's traditional mongolian meal is very delicious
most amazing place and very friendly family the food is very good :)thanks again
we had a great experience at sukhee's the once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience
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8. Modern rental inside a new yurt complex

Yurts in Olgii are affordable, charming, and comfortable. The private room is located within a new yurt complex in Bayan-Ulgii. Your host, Pyerizat offers comfortable lodgings and access to the kitchen, if you want to cook your own meals. Aside from basic essentials, you can expect hot water and ironing and washing services. WiFi is available if you want to stay connected with family and friends back home.

Yurts in Olgii
Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia
5 reviews
Private room in yurt 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
bathroom and shower were both kept clean
Host:
excellent value and the host was very helpful even giving me a ride a couple times
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9. Resort facilities near Khamar Monastery

This facility is proud of its five-star ratings from all previous guests. No wonder Nomin, your host is proud to offer the resort in Sainshand in Dornogovi Province. Private rooms are available in public areas for meals. The location is about half an hour’s drive from the Sainshand train station. The host will be there to pick you up and bring you to your temporary home in Mongolia. Since the resort is only 2 km (1.24 mi) from Khamar Monastery, you should take up the host’s offer of touring the famous landmark.

Gers 4 beds- Khamar monastery- Dornogobi Sainshand
Urgun, Dornogovi, Mongolia
3 reviews
Yurt 4 Beds 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the ger is spacious and clean and had the basic things we needed
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10. Simple accommodation for a nomadic lifestyle

Your host, Dashdulamsuren offers an entire yurt for your own particular use for a reasonable daily rate. Guests enjoy the privacy of their own ger, which can accommodate as many as 10 people. This offer works only for intrepid travelers who want to experience nomadic life as it is. Luxury is an unfamiliar word in a traditional ger, and even basic modern amenities are absent. Nevertheless, a traditional setting allows for sharing of food and daily chores. The meals will be adequate, and you will get a chance to milk cows and make dairy products. If you’re not keen on helping out, then it’s alright to just sit back and relax, and take in the Terelj countryside.

Real nomadic life of Mongolia
Terelj, Töv, Mongolia
8 reviews
Yurt 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Host:
dashka’s parents and her daughter are very kind and thoughtful
the family always smile and be helpful for everything
but that's all part of the adventure dashka was so kind to us and speaks great english
Location:
it is a good place for vacation
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Nomadic tribes have been thriving in the steppes of Mongolia for thousands of years. Stay in a traditional yurt or ger to experience a life so far removed from the daily grind of urban living. You will enjoy every minute of your stay.

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