Gun-Galuut is a locally protected area with important natural, historical
and cultural significance. It has been under the special protection since
2003 and has been successfully implementing projects for the protection
of wild - life and community-based tourism and has now become distinguished
eco - tourism destination in the Mongolian tourism industry. Merely a 2-hour
drive from the capital city, Gun-Galuut has become a fa - vorite destination
for wildlife viewing, bird watching, fishing, boating, horse riding, trekking
and mountain biking trips for many travelers, international and domestic
alike. Being the only camp in Gun-Galuut Nature reserve, Steppe Nomads
is an eco-lodge with harmoniously embedded Western and Eastern hospitality
elements. Your reservation can be made easily online by using your credit
card and upon arrival you will be welcomed by a highly-skilled team with
many years experiences in hospitality.
In collaboration with the local government and the community, we have been developing and supporting community-based tourism (CBT) and en - vironmental protection efforts in the area since 2003. Within the scope of our CBT project, we organize various training for local community members including on how to lead horse/camels tours and how to host international visitors, souvenir making and guiding skills. Moreover, the local community is actively involved in our annual “Nomads Day” festival.
Kherlen river is a beloved destination for recreational fishers and bird
- watchers alike. While a great number of endangered species of birds are
found along the shoreline, there are 38 fish species are found the waters
Raised 1631m above sea level, Baits mountain are an important hab - itat
to the globally endangered Argali sheep. The population of Argali sheep
in the area is around 300, and the herds can be easily seen by visitors.
Lake Ikh-Gun is a salty lake which is home of various rare bird species
including Whooper Swan, Ruddy Shelduck and Relict gull etc.
Lake Ayaga is a fresh water lake with critically endangered birds such as Siberian crane, Hooded Crane and Bar-Headed Goose.
Tsengiin Burd is a wetland, the nesting habitat for many significant species,
including White-napped Crane, White-tailed Eagle and Swan Goose etc.
D. Natsagdorj’s birth place who was famous poet and writer, the founding
father of modern Mongolian literature. Furthermore, ar - chaeological artifacts
such as ancient ruins of city of Undur Dov, burial mounds and Deer stones
are also found in the area.
Meet real nomads: the local community and their traditions have not been
adversely affected by mass tourism, and families are leading their nomadic
life just like their ancestors did for thousands of years