General questions

To most swiftly reach Three Camel Lodge, there is a local airstrip about 10 minutes from the lodge for clients chartering helicopters or private planes. However, most guests arrive at the lodge via a 1.5-hour in-country flight from Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, to Dalanzadgad, on the edge of the Gobi Desert. Once there, you will drive another 1 hour by Land Cruiser or other 4×4 vehicle—truly an off-the-beaten-path adventure. All vehicles are provided to clients by Three Camel Lodge. We can arrange your flights and meet you at the airport.

The lodge rate encompasses a complete package like an all-inclusive resort.

Rate Inclusions:

  • All meals and beverages (except alcoholic drinks)
  • All lodge-based activities (excluding customized excursions)
  • Scheduled excursions
  • Roundtrip airport transfers between the Lodge and Dalanzadgad airport
  • Bottled/purified water throughout your stay
  • Entrance fees to National Parks
  • Extensive Pre-Departure Reading and Travel Guide

No, the excursions and activities are optional and the price doesn’t change.

The Excursions and Lodge Activities will fill your days with exploration. The quietude of the boundless natural environment also lends itself to perhaps the greatest luxury of Three Camel Lodge—the peace in which to focus and reconnect. Our Spa offers wonderful restorative treatments. And guests frequently tell us their favorite experience was reading a book on the lodge porch while observing the passing animals who are heading to the lodge well for water or seeing incredible sunsets and sunrises.

Book online or please send us a brief message of interest, and one of our Expedition Specialists will contact you within 48 hours to discuss a stay. We find that this personal attention helps travelers fully understand the scale of what we offer, and allows us to create a more customized journey at no additional cost to you. Hospitality is simply a significant part of our culture.

Mongolia is busiest during the July month and many clients prefer the less busy months of June and August or September.

A minimum stay of two nights is required.To truly appreciate the destination, we recommend a stay of three to four nights with excursions to see the region’s one-of-a-kind treasures.

All gers at Three Camel Lodge have en suite bathroom facilities including toilets and heated showers. The bathrooms have been crafted using locally sourced materials by local craftsmen.

Absolutely. Hospitality is our calling. We can accommodate a wide variety of dietary requirements including vegetarian & vegan, Kosher and Halal, and specific food allergies. Please let your Expedition Specialist know if you have any dietary needs in advance and we will be happy to plan accordingly.

A true off-the-grid experience, Three Camel Lodge has no cellular reception, though on top of its Bulagtai hill some experience very sparse cellular coverage and does not have Wi-Fi. For emergency uses, there is a land phone in our Lodge Manager’s office.

Yes. There are electrical outlets in each ger and electricity runs 24/7 should you wish to charge your phone, camera batteries, etc. Electrical power in Mongolia is 220V, 50Hz. Plugs require a two-pin socket with round pins. Most adapter/converter kits will have the necessary configuration, but a 220-volt surge suppresser is recommended for sensitive electronics.

We do indeed have suggested itineraries for your stay in the Gobi. The team at our sister company Nomadic Expeditions is also happy to assist in planning journeys for other parts of Mongolia and Asia as well.

Maximum occupancy is 2 adults per ger plus one child under the age of 12.

We do offer laundry at the lodge.

In our country of 3.17 million people we have minimal cases of COVID. While the world must of course take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we in Mongolia due in part to our natural seclusion have been blessedly spared any real outbreak.

 

Crime in Mongolia involving tourists is very rare. We experience zero crime in our remote location in the Gobi and advise basic precautions to deter potential pickpockets at the airport in the capitol city.

We recommend warm hats, gloves and jackets together with layers as temperatures can fluctuate during the day from Spring to Fall.

 

No, Mongolia is an independent country in East Asia, bordering Russia to the north and China to the south. China has a province called “Inner Mongolia” which is sometimes confused and is not part of Mongolia.

While most communication is in English, we can provide guides able to converse in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, and Korean.

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