Mongolian Ger Camp: Flora


Summer came to Mongolia last week, conveniently timed with a long weekend. By Friday it was HOT, up to 30C/88F, so we were ready for our first visit to a Mongolian ger camp. (I think I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s a ger, not a yurt here.) We went to the beautiful Mongolian Secret History Camp and stayed in the ger above.

After lunch, we took our pasty, urban selves off for a hike. Most of the landscape we’ve seen so far has been wide-open hills, so it was definitely a novelty to walk in the woods. Aspen were everywhere, punctuated by pine trees.

And wildflowers:





Wild Iris?

Wild Iris?

Wild Strawberry

Wild Strawberry

Amazing views, plus lots of hawks, at the top of the ridge.



The Batmunkh Witch Project?

We made it down — the steep way: “Just traverse, Honey” — and found the families around us playing and preparing their dinner. IMG_1155

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6 thoughts on “Mongolian Ger Camp: Flora

  1. dayna

    Beautiful photos! Happy summer! Enjoy it. How far north are you? Is it light all night?

    • I think we’re about at the latitude of the US-Canada border, so this time of year (almost the Summer Solstice) it gets dark by 9:00 pm and light by 5:30 am.

  2. Joan and Wally MacDonald

    WOW! ! 85F – that’s warmer than it’s been here for much of the “spring”. Beautiful country and wonderful wild flowers. How cold did it get at night? The ger looks quite luxurious — more than a cut above Yosemite’s Camp Curry tent cabins.

  3. nancy mckown

    what fabulous pictures and a great opportunity to see all that countryside. the wild flowers are particularly beautiful and unexpected

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