Surrounded by nothing but dunes and mountains, Three Camel Lodge celebrates the nomadic heritage of Mongolia in the Gobi desert. The remote resort keeps with tradition, housing guests in authentic gers. These felt tents have been a part of Mongolia culture for centuries, originally used by local herders as they followed their flocks. Each of the 40 huts has been handmade from latticed wood and covered with layers of felt and canvas. Their interiors are a bit more luxurious than those of their ancestors, featuring private bathrooms, custom, hand-painted beds, and wood-burning stoves. South-facing doors offer views of the vast desert and the Gobi-Altai Mountains. After a day of exploring the countryside and the Flaming Cliffs, guests can indulge in a Mongolian-inspired massage before refueling with seasonal fare at the Bulagtai Restaurant. End the night back at the ger for a stargazing session courtesy of circular opening right above the bed.
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