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.
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 ParkUlaanbaatar, Mongolia
Top guest reviewsthe ger doesn’t have much modern facilities but it was clean
Host:host was very welcominganuk was kind and thoughtful hostthey were very hospitable and really took care of usthey were kind and helpful anytimehost family is very kind and friendly peopleRead more reviewsbeautiful location not too far from the capitalwhat a lovely location and even greater hostthe location is really authentic and the landscape is breathtakingfor those who are interested in night photography this is a must-visit locationthe location was incredible with amazing views
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, which is one of the best places for nature lovers in Mongolia, 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 parkTerelj, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Top guest reviewsthe ger while semi rugged is pretty comfortablei got to swim in a clear river fun horse riding session and bonfire under the stars
Host:mogi is a great hostmogi was a perfect host he took care of everythinghe was so kind and took care of allthanks for the kind host familymogi is one of the best host you can ever asked forRead more reviewsthe location is beautifulthe location is fantastic and the animals are friendlyi had an amazing time at munkhbataar's placeexcellent value in a beautiful place
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 Mongolian 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
Top guest reviewsthe ger was always clean and comfortable by msouthouse toilet but clean and showerthe gher is clean and comfortable situated outside ulaanbaatar and surrounded by a beautiful landscapeher meals were delicious the ger was clean and comfortablein the ger is always warm and always clean
Host:oyuntsetseg was such an informative and gracious hostoyuntsetseng is a wonderful hostshe could not be more accommodating and helpfuli can recommend oyuntsetseg as a host and tour guidauthentic experience with kind hostRead more reviewsthe ger is a beautiful location to relax thoughoyuntsetseg's ger is indeed pretty close to ulan bator which of course adds values to itour stay in the ger was fantastic: host food location all perfectby the time you reach her location you are in a beautiful valley that is very peacefuli could enjoy my stay due to her hospitality beautiful nature and unique location
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
Top guest reviewsthe ger was comfortable and warm with the fireplace in middlethe bed was comfortable and we really enjoyed learning the traditional mongolian way of livingclean cozy and welcomingthe place is cozy and cleanmunkh's ger was a great place and clean and comfortable enough for memunkh’s mom always made sure that my ger room is warm and clean a warm-hearted and hardworking housewifecomplete with wood stoves simple no running water arrangements and clean comfortable outhouse
Host:munkh is a great hostmunkh is an amazing hostthe host was extremely friendly and helpfulmunkh is a good hostboth are very good hostsRead more reviewsthis location is a perfect getaway from the cityjust to get around the bus is perfect 500 mnt per ridegreat stay at munkh's place in ulaanbaatarshe always helped me like buying bus tickets looking around some museums with her guide and so on
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 Mongolian tent house or ger that 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 ValleyUvurkhangai, Mongolia
Top guest reviews
Host:the nomadic family was so very kind and helpfulif you want to stay with real mongolian family highly recommend every one is very kind and niceRead more reviewsthe place is quite far from ub but it's worth itwe loved the food ger location and country sideoverall a wonderful and welcoming family in a beautiful location with lots to do
Your host, Mona has a heartwarming story to share. The Mongolian tent or 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 GerHatgal, Khövsgöl, Mongolia
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 Mongolian tent home or yurt where you will be staying, another yurt is also 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
Top guest reviewsthe ger is spacious and cleanRead more reviews
Host:sukhee and his son’s are very kind and his wife puujee's traditional mongolian meal is very deliciousmost amazing place and very friendly family the food is very good :)thanks againwe had a great experience at sukhee's the once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience
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 OlgiiBayan-Ulgii, Mongolia
Top guest reviewsbathroom and shower were both kept cleanRead more reviews
Host:excellent value and the host was very helpful even giving me a ride a couple times
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, which is one of the must-visit monasteries in Mongolia, you should take up the host’s offer of touring the famous landmark.
Gers 4 beds- Khamar monastery- Dornogobi SainshandUrgun, Dornogovi, Mongolia
Top guest reviewsRead more reviewsthe ger is spacious and clean and had the basic things we needed
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 MongoliaTerelj, Töv, Mongolia
Top guest reviews
Host:dashka’s parents and her daughter are very kind and thoughtfulthe family always smile and be helpful for everythingbut that's all part of the adventure dashka was so kind to us and speaks great englishRead more reviewsit is a good place for vacation
Those looking for an authentic Mongolian yurt stay experience will enjoy their time at this Airbnb offered by a nomadic family. Though it is ideally suited for two guests, the yurt is kid-friendly too and offers the use of children’s books and toys, kid’s tableware, and more. You will also enjoy participating in the daily activities of the nomadic family. This pet-friendly yurt is fully furnished and offers two comfy beds, storage and plenty of space to move around. The hosts also offer breakfast and lovely views can be had from the yurt camping site. Horseriding is a popular activity at this property.
Mongolian nomadic familyUlaanbaatar, Mongolia
Top guest reviewsthe stay at oyuntsetsegs winter yurt was more than comfortablethe bed is nice fire warm and enough space to stretch out and restas oyuntsetseg says if you want modern comforts you can always stay in one of her apartmentsshe even cooked a great dinner and breakfast for us complete with fresh yak milkmy private ger was clean and serenethe ger was warm and clean and the beds were very comfortablethe ger was clean airy and ver comfortablewe spent 1 night in a gert which was very clean and comfortable bedsplace was clean and sanitation is good
Host:oyuntsetseg was a great hostoyuna was a fantastic hostoyuntsetseg was friendly and always made sure we were okoyuntsetseg was very kind and helpfulshe is good host but also she is best guideRead more reviewsthe location is great - not too far from the city but surrounded by beautiful scenery and animalsit is still a good locationthe shower and outhouse are a short and safe walk awayonce we finally got out there the location was amazingit was the best decision to stay at oyuntsetsegs winter place
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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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