Nomadic Life in Mongolia

Mongolia: Picture of Davaa and Dan.

A ger is essential to nomadic life in Mongolia.

My guest this week is Tsenddavaa Nasanjargal, AKA Davaa. She and her husband own an amazing guesthouse called the Mongol Ujin Tourist Camp in the village of Khatgal, Mongolia. Davaa is passionate about the nomadic lifestyle that is still so prevalent in Mongolia, and she was generous enough to talk about it with me on the show.

You can find more info about the Mongol Ujin Tourist Camp on TripAdvisor, Facebook, and AirBnB.

And now, please enjoy this special podcast:

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Show notes:

  • In Thailand it's the year 2560 BE. In Israel it's the year 5777. In North Korea it's Juche year 106. In Mongolia it's the year 2017.
  • Ulaanbaatar has a storied history dating back to 1639. For more info click here.
  • Here's an interesting article about Mongolia's reindeer hunters, and their threatened way of life.
  • Once again, you can find the Mongol Ujin Tourist Camp at the following locations:

And here are a few photos from this episode:

Mongolia: Picture of ger.

This is the ger we stayed in.

Mongolia: Picture of inside of ger.

Inside our ger.

Mongolia: Picture of window.

Looking out the window from the lodge.

Mongolia: Picture of forest.

The yellow forest.

Mongolia: Picture of Katie and Lane Changer.

Katie and Lane Changer.

Mongolia: Picture of campsite.

Day 1: Our campsite.

Mongolia: Picture of Katie and Lane Changer.

Day 2: Snow!

Mongolia: Picture of pass.

Our first view of the Lake Khuvsgul from the pass.

Mongolia: Picture of cabin campsite.

Camping next to an abandoned cabin.

Mongolia: Picture of inside of cabin.

Inside the warm and cozy cabin.

Mongolia: Picture of guide.

Me and our guide.

Mongolia: Picture of campsite.

Our colorful campsite on our last night.

Mongolia: Picture of Khuvsgul Lake.

The lake's water is incredibly blue, yet also totally clear.

Mongolia: Picture of snowman.

Before heading back to the big city: Time to build a September snowman!

For more of my photos from this corner of Mongolia, click here.

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