Enjoy an authentic Mongolian experience at Three Camel Lodge
Travel far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, into the Gobi Desert and you will eventually arrive at Three Camel Lodge. The trip from the airport to the Eco-lodge through the wilderness is approximately 70 km along dirt roads and gives you a foretaste of the adventures you’re about to enjoy.
Three Camel Lodge was founded to provide accommodation for tourists in the Gobi Desert without damaging the environment, culture and people of the region. A mixture of relaxation and adventure await you while you are also being educated in the ways of the nomadic people who descend from Genghis Khan.
The Lodge serves as a base for travellers, film makers, adventurers and best of all for a relaxing holiday, it’s technology-free. The Gobi Desert is much as it was thousands of years ago and remains sparsely populated. Nomadic herders roam the desert as they did in the days of Genghis Khan, their spiritual home as sacred to them in the 21st century as it was in the 12th century.
The Lodge partners with Nomadic Expeditions to take you on a tour that will be exciting, energetic and send you to the Massage Ger when you return. The accepted vision of the Gobi is vast areas of sand dunes in a fearful wilderness but there is much more to the Gobi Desert. Mountains, lakes, colourful fauna and lots of birds will surprise you if you haven’t visited previously.
Enjoy drinks and Mongolian music in the sunset at the foot of the Flaming Cliffs where evidence of dinosaurs was found. Take a horseback or bike ride, and star gazing will be a delight not often experienced. A variety of animals populate the Gobi, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, gazelle, wild camel and Gobi bears share their space with vultures and eagles.
Hiking in the lush Yol Valley is a rewarding adventure and ice formations can be seen up to late July. The Hongoryn Els are the Gobi’s spectacular sand dunes where you can hear the wind sing as it blows from any direction. Watch out for the elusive snow leopard on your journey.
Visit the rock drawings created by early settlers in the Khavsgait Petroglyphs valley and if you fancy organic produce grown by local farmers you can visit the town of Bulgan.
A traditional Ger is a variation of the more commonly known Turkish Yurt and is made of latticed wood covered by felt and canvas. Each Ger is heated by a wood stove and contains a beautifully crafted wooden bed and custom made furnishings. Gaze at unobstructed views of the stars at night or the herders bringing their animals to drink during the day, from the comfort of your own bed.
Meals are sourced from fresh, local ingredients with most dairy products being bought from the nomadic tribes and pasteurized on site. The food is simple but tasty and dietary requirements such as vegetarian or non-gluten dishes are well catered for.
A True Getaway
The Three Camels Lodge is a true get-away-from-it-all experience. The remoteness of the location and the fact that there is no telephone or internet coverage ensures you can enjoy the ultimate relaxing holiday.