Mongolia: Sleeping in Mongolian Gers

For the entire 2 weeks in Mongolia I slept in yurts (or gers as they are called on Mongolia – “ger” literally means “home”). These accommodation range from semi-luxury tourists ger camps lavishly decorated and with expensive wood to just staying in a nomadic family’s guest ger – a simple yurt making you feel like a real nomad. Toilets/showers are always outside. The yurt is circular with a wooden skeleton and round roof that together form a self-supporting structure. Inside, there is usually a wood-burning (camel dung in Gobi) stove. When it’s burning, it’s sweltering heat, but by the morning you wake up in near-freezing condition. All together – fun adventure.