Principals: The lodge is built according to environmentally and culturally sustainable development guidelines.
Accommodation: Experience living in a traditional felt tent of Mongolia’s nomadic herders.
Surroundings: Stay in the unforgettable environment of the Gobi Desert's stunning Gobi-Altai Mountain Range.
The Three Camel Lodge was constructed without nails from Siberian timber and local stone using traditional techniques, and is situated within view of the Gobi Desert's stunning Gobi-Altai Mountain Range. Built under environmentally and culturally sustainable guidelines, energy for the lodge is drawn partially from solar and wind power; the main building has a large shaded porch and remains cool and comfortable even on hottest desert days. The staff is a group of well-practiced folk musicians who don beautiful costumes and play the horse-head fiddle and other traditional instruments in the evening. Guest rooms are in 30 gers (yurts), made from latticed structures covered by layers of felt and canvas and heated with wood-burning stoves. The beds and furniture are hand-painted in vivid colors. The main lodge has a bar with a selection of beers, wines and spirits, a gift shop with local crafts and artwork and a business facility including fax service. Meals of traditional Mongolian cuisine are served in an over-sized ger, with ingredients fresh from local farms. There is no fitness center but you will not want for physical activities: a number of expeditions are possible, including hiking in the foothills of the Gobi-Altai Mountains, camel trekking through sand dunes, horseback riding through mountain valleys to local springs, and excavating dinosaur fossils at the Flaming Cliffs under the guidance of a paleontologist from the Mongolian Academy of Sciences. The Three Camel Lodge is 1.5 to two hours from the airport in the provincial capital of Dalanzadgad (DLZ).
Three Camel Lodge is home to 20 Deluxe Ger. Ger are the traditional dwellings of Mongolia’s nomadic herders.
The handmade felt tents are constructed using latticed wood, which is layered with felt and canvas. The gers are designed inline with nomadic Mongolian traditions by being built with south-facing doors, providing an unobstructed view of the desert the Gobi-Altai Mountains The gers have king size beds with hand-painted wooden-frames, private bathrooms and individual wood burning stoves keeping them cozy on dark nights. The well-furnished gers come with luxury amenities including Mongolian-styled bathrobes, felt slippers, and locally produced toiletries with camel milk moisturizing lotions.
The lodge has a range of services and amenities to make guests’ stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Resort facilities include a spa, shop, library, Mongolian temple building and cooking classes
Dino House is located in the center of Three Camel Lodge, it is built in the style of a traditional Mongolian temple and provides guests space for relaxtion and contemplation.
The resort has a private spa offering massages and other treatments by trained staff. Though there is no gym or pool, the surrounding great outdoors cater for a number of invigorating activities such as walking, trekking and horse riding.
The lodge has a traditional circular restaurant serving local and international cuisine as well as a cozy bar.
The stunning circular Bulagtai Restaurant serves a range of Mongolian specialties, regional and western dishes. The restaurant uses locally grown organic ingredients as well as dairy products made by nomadic families in the area and organic meats from Mongolia's free-range livestock herds
Thirsty Camel Bar, is situated in a naturally geo-cooled room underneath the restaurant, serves beers, wines, spirits, and soft drinks.