My Favorite Ger Camp

Steppe Nomad Ger-001Okay, so when I wrote this it may have also been the only ger camp that I had stayed in, but I bet it will be still be one of my favorites when we leave.

The place where we stayed about a week ago in Gun Galutt National Reserve was pretty sweet. As I said, the place was beautiful. It was about 2 hours from town, not too tough to get to. It was pretty quiet and peaceful, probably not even half full even though it is the high season. It had running water and showers with hot water — often a luxury on the country side. And the food was so so good.

We stayed in a “deluxe ger,” which I think means we got a double bed instead of two twins. There was no electricity in the gers, just in the main restaurant. I have to give a shout out to Tom’s grandmom for getting me a camping headlight (literally, a light that attaches to one’s head) — it kept me from wandering off the path and eating it or running into another ger after dark.

I was most surprised by the food. Our lunches were three-course meals, dinner was a tasty bar-b-que, and we had our meals on the wrap-around porch looking out onto the valley. Not a bad life.

Our ger camp in the river valley
Our ger camp in the river valley

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The view from our ger door
The view from our ger door
Morning at the ger camp
Morning at the ger camp
The patio of the restaurant
The patio of the restaurant

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We didn't need it this night, but these stoves can really heat a ger when its cold (at least so far...)
We didn’t need it this night, but these stoves can really heat a ger when its cold (at least so far…)
The deluxe ger
The deluxe ger

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