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Where I Slept: Karakorum, Mongolia


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Karakorum Mongolia
Karakorum, Mongolia | 19 June 2006 | $3.33 USD

I stayed in this ger with four other travelers who were sharing a van with me on a 10-day roadtrip around Mongolia, Northwest of Ulaan Baatar. Surprisingly, most gers had plastic “linoleum” laid out on the floor and a single lightbulb powered by a car battery outside. The circle in the center of the roof opens for ventilation.

The price included dinner and breakfast cooked by the family/owners.

2 responses to “Where I Slept: Karakorum, Mongolia”

  1. RichNYC Avatar

    That’s a great topic. It brings back memories of my overnight stays when biking in Asia. Will keep checking it out…

    BTW, the only yurt I slept in was in China’s Xinjiang region near Karakul Lake on my way from Pakistan to Kashgar in Sept. of 2006. Yours looks definitely more upscale;)

  2. Megan Avatar

    That’s a beautiful location. I didn’t go to Karakul Lake in Western China (so many Chinese tourist were going so I passed) but I did stop by Karakol Lake in Tajikistan. Stunning. I actually slept in a lot of gers and yurts (Mongolia, Kyrgystan, Jordan… I’m sure there’s more). This one on Song Kul Lake in Kyrgyztan might have been the most remote.