Internationally Awarded and Recognized by NATGEO, Lonely Planet, Ashoka Changemakers, Give2Asia, UNESCAP, and more!
15% DISCOUNT on ALL Group Trips if booked before April 1.
GER to GER's eco-friendly rural operations leave virtually no carbon footprints beyond normal traditional practices.
Locals maintain 99% of GER to GER's nationwide operations.
Today more than 100+ jobs have been created for rural inhabitants.
All community assets are being mobilized into productive social economic usages.
Averagely 80% of GER to GER's annual revenues are re-invested into rural advancement both Domestically and Internationally! As of today, $200,000+ USD have been directly allocated to participating nomadic families across Mongolia.
With 6,000+ travelers, GER to GER maintains over 99% health and safety via its pre-departure trainings apart of our Responsible Travel Mission.
Responsible Community Based Cultural Eco Tourism at its Best!

Individual Trips
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GER to GER Individual Trips are community-made itineraries that are suitable to all budgets and interests that focuses on small groups (1-8) throughout Mongolia traveling with nomadic families across vast geographic distances like Mongolian Nomads.

Support Mission: assist networks of rural communities and nomadic populations to generate alternative incomes via the tourism industry while ensuring individual travelers are all responsibly trained on the destination, families, culture, health and safety, language, etc., prior to departure. 

Group Trips
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GER to GER Group Trips are custom tailored to offer you the best combination of Mongolia's highlights, community travel routes as well as experiencing the adventure of overland 4x4 travel throughout Mongolia; these have been designed these itineraries with the "traveler in mind".

 Support Mission: assist networks of rural communities and nomadic populations in generating alternative incomes via the tourism industry while meeting the leisure aspects of travel and tourism.

Special Interest
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We have combined the best of our expertise, community assets with your desires to pursue diverse range of activitiesIf you are interested in photo safaris, learning ethnic culinary, horseback and trekking expeditions, we have them and more! Feel free to contact our office directly for further inquiries beyond our website.

 Support Mission: assist networks of rural communities and nomadic populations in generating alternative incomes via uniquely designed and limited offered itineraries.

  • Horseback Riding Trips in Mongolia
  • Trekking Trips in Mongolia
Mongolia GER to GER Horseback Riding Trip

Horseback Riding in Mongolia along GER to GER Nomadic Travel Routes throughout the country is an experience that many should not miss! These custom-made routes are designed with in the input of our nomadic communities that are tailored to take you off the beaten path and safely show you the local wonders of their geographical terrains. We have horseback riding trips for families and for the more skilled and adventurous. 

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Mongolia GER to GER Trekking Trips, Tours and Vacations

Trekking Trips in Mongolia along GER to GER's nomadic networks offers beginners and more advanced trekkers an opportunity to uniquely experience Mongolia. You have a choice to trek along nomadic routes and camp near nomadic families in remote regions of Mongolia or have a local Mongolian nomad guide you deep into remote locations from camp site to camp site. We have trekking trips for the first timers and for the more adventurous. 

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Greetings from GER to GER MONGOLIA!!!

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 A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to YOU! 

In the tradition of being: 

Lonely Planet's “...most innovative tourism concept in Mongolia, the Ger to Ger Programme should be near the top of every traveller’s wish list...” 
2008-2014 LONELY PLANET Publications

and
National Geographic Society's Top 10 Global GeoTourism Finalist,
one of the "World's Innovative Travel Entrepreneurs", GeoTourism Ambassador
and listed #8 National Geographic's "World's Best Travel Experiences
- Out of the Ordinary Stays"

Today you are on your way to becoming an AWESOME kick-starter, crowd-funder and cultural GeoTourism Ambassador! Together we can all take the stand for ethically sustained tangible results!

Some Featured Online International Reviews, Articles and Honors:
Lonely Planet Review of GER to GER Link - Click Here
National Geographic Society Honors GER to GER Link - Click Here
WHL Travel Review of GER to GER Link - Click Here

GER to GER - The History
Greetings from GER to GER MONGOLIA!!!
National Geographic Society Explorers Take Action
Our Achievements
Our Succeses
Some of our GER to GER Communities and Nomadic Families' Testimonies

GER to GER - The History

GER to GER is more of a long life journey of experiences and observations that started with nothing more than a feeling inside me that we have to do something more then what is currently being done. Social economic development cannot be stalled, nor hampered, nor interfered, nor stopped owing to an array of financial and social political related constraints within a given country. This feeling was solidified more so after my works with the United States Agency for International Developments (USAID) The Competiveness Initiative; I can never forget all the fantastic works we carried out nor the incredible feeling of disappointment being the last person standing in an empty office. In the years to follow, this feeling was further fortified as I personally witnessed numerous rural communities also being closed down owing to the lack of donor funds being available and the lack of proper/sustainable market linkages. In the ciaos of closing communities, private sector entities were swooping in like vultures cannibalizing years of works and millions of international donor funds. These very Mongolia Tour Operators would then go publically claiming to the internationally community that they carried out the works and often publicized community based tours, etc. to unethically advance their company into other markets; sometimes the lack of ethics would make you just sick. Often my early development works took me across Mongolias vast geographical terrains where I chatted with many nomadic people about the current benefits reaching them via the tourism industry; my personal findings were shocking. It was from this point onwards that I dedicated roughly three years, on and off, towards developing the first concepts of GER to GER in my lonely office room from 2003-2005. 

Read more: GER to GER - The...

Greetings from GER to GER MONGOLIA!!!

 A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to YOU! 

In the tradition of being: 

Lonely Planet's “...most innovative tourism concept in Mongolia, the Ger to Ger Programme should be near the top of every traveller’s wish list...” 
2008-2014 LONELY PLANET Publications

and
National Geographic Society's Top 10 Global GeoTourism Finalist,
one of the "World's Innovative Travel Entrepreneurs", GeoTourism Ambassador
and listed #8 National Geographic's "World's Best Travel Experiences
- Out of the Ordinary Stays"

Today you are on your way to becoming an AWESOME kick-starter, crowd-funder and cultural GeoTourism Ambassador! Together we can all take the stand for ethically sustained tangible results!

Some Featured Online International Reviews, Articles and Honors:
Lonely Planet Review of GER to GER Link - Click Here
National Geographic Society Honors GER to GER Link - Click Here
WHL Travel Review of GER to GER Link - Click Here

National Geographic Society Explorers Take Action

National Geographic Society's | Explorers Take Action

National Geographic's Explorers Take features hundreds of amazing efforts to reduce human suffering, protect plants and animals, preserve cultures, and more. National Geographic has launched a sweeping new website to highlight and support the heroic work being done by nonprofits around the world to solve problems facing people and nature. The Explorers Take Action connects people to causes and grassroots projects, enabling those who want to do good to volunteer, donate, advocate, and spread the word about on-the-ground efforts to improve our planet.

Sharing our passion for travel, exploration and development.

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Our Achievements

At GER to GER we operate as travel industry experts, social economic developers and film media specialists supporting Mongolia's nomadic populations and their rural communities. Via the diversity of our skills within our Agency, we assist our communities throughout Mongolia to systematically link to the greater international tourism industry in order to generate greatly needed alternative incomes to sustain their livelihoods. On and off for a course of three years prior to its rapid and successfully implementation in June 2005, GER to GER was designed uniquely for Mongolia. Since then, GER to GER has successfully expanded across 11,000 square kilometers of Mongolia (around 10 Provinces). Within our operational locations, GER to GER spans across a very massive geographic terrain of mountains, deserts, river valleys, pasture lands, steppes and more! You can only begin to imagine what awesome cultural eco adventures we all have designed.

Today GER to GER (traditional nomadic dwelling) has become Mongolia’s only and last surviving internationally donor funded community-based tourism initiative (according to its original master plan - I'm still here) to successfully maintain its sustainability via private sector. GER to GER has become the definitive cultural eco tourism agency for rural communities, inhabitants and nomadic families to systematically link to the global tourism industry as well for international travelers and operators to ethically link and support Responsible Tourism in Mongolia. Since June 2005 till today, GER to GER continues to be officially recognized by a wide variety of international institutions and like-minded individuals that includes the Swiss Agency for International Development (SDC), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Mercy Corps International, Recording Artist Ms. Loreena McKennitt, Asian Foundation’s Give2Asia.org, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), National Geographic Society USA-D.C., National Geographic Society’s Explorers Take Action, Ashoka Changemakers, Global Giving, WHL Travel, Lonely Planet, Rough Riders, Trailblazers and more!

With our local travel knowledge and rural human resources that span vast geographical terrains coupled with our multi-industry development expertise, it allows us to custom tailor travel experiences effectively with communities thus ensuring eco sensitivity, less impact on culture, value for money, etc. By partnering with GER to GER you will be directly supporting our Responsible Eco Tourism mission throughout Mongolia & beyond and in return highlighting your commitment towards Responsible Travel and Tourism; KNOW YOUR PRODUCTS - purchase locally, purchase ethically and purchase responsibly!

 

Our Succeses

Know the GER to GER Difference; here are some of our Successes:

  • 99% rurally operated
  • Expanded across 11,000 sq. kilometers of Mongolia
  • Rural operations leave virtually no carbon footprints
  • At own expense over 99% of human resources are being trained by GER to GER now
  • With 6,000+ travelers, GER to GER maintains over 99% health & safety via its pre-depature Responsible Travel trainings
  • GER to GER continues to finance/joint-finance social economic initiatives for nomadic communities
  • Assisted 26 families, in Gobi Region, during massive climatic winter disaster (food, hay, etc.)
  • Carried out open health clinic for 4,000+ locals in association with a Korean Doctors without borders N.G.O.
  • Assisted over 50+ children to access higher education
  • Continues to assist in job market diversification
  • Today more than 100+ jobs have been created for rural inhabitants
  • Annually, with partners, 200+ bags of trash are being collected as apart of our river conservation initiative
  • As of today, $200,000+ USD have been directly allocated to participating nomadic families across Mongolia
  • And more! 

Some of our GER to GER Communities and Nomadic Families' Testimonies

Arhangai Province

On June 2005, three weeks after receiving a grant from the Swiss Development Center, Ger to Ger Team had carried out its first rapid rural asset mapping, field surveys and analysis, rural training of nomadic families and community stakeholders, designed its first marketing brochure, and sent out its first family of four on the newly established travel route. Over the next few months, with no previous marketing works, Ger to Ger had nearly sent out over 60 travelers in the first year. Within 4 months of the project implementation Ger to Ger had double and in some cases tripled the annual cash incomes of its participating families.

Mr. Batmunkh, Local Facilitator - "Ger to Ger contributed to our household income and we could pay our two sons’ University tuitions."

Mr. Batdelger, Nomadic Herder - "I am happy that I did have earned enough money from Ger to Ger to spend for my daughter’s health when she was giving birth."

Bulgan Province

In April 2007, Bulgan was the third self-financed implemented expansion route of Ger to Ger. This is the second route that Ger to Ger decided to implement within a competitive tourism region with the goal of working with nomadic families to provide an alternative working framework for locals.

Mrs. Ichinhorloo, Local Facilitator - "It has improved my household income and language knowledge. Ger to Ger project was very helpful to finish our small house construction in Rashaant village."

Mrs. Dulamsuren, Nomadic Herder - "Our household increased. So now, I can pay my son’s tuition. I also purchased a new ger for my second son’ family."

Darhan Uul Province

Spring 2009, well after a year and a half of observing the seasonal changes and migration of nomadic families to the surrounding Selenge Province, Darhan Uul (dead-center of Selenge Province) is a classic example of many regions of Mongolia that have GeoTourism assets and service suppliers but lack training, linkages, marketing, and etc. Its is for this prime reason that Ger to Ger is starting to work closely with the local government and other public-private sectors to bring about a symbiotic-regional approach towards GeoTourism development.

Dundgovi Province

In spring of 2006, USAID Director - Skip Waskins, had taken Ger to Ger to the next level by funding our Dundgovi Regional works via Mercy Corps International at a time when serious droughts were (and still are) hitting this Gobi region of Mongolia. Within a few months, Ger to Ger had established three community routes extending from the eastern region all the way to the south western region of Dundgovi - amazingly enough within two years Ger to Ger had recovered the donor grant amount towards the local economy. As of today, Dundgovi piloted and established the first regional route and has maintained its sustainability with annual increases of visitors every year. Starting winter 2009, CAMDA (Cambridge Appeal for Development in Mongolia) has co-financed the western Dundgovi expansion of Ger to Ger.

Mr. Tsembeldorj, Nomadic Herder - "Household income increased. Earned income spend for my health."

Mr. Chimiddorj, Nomadic Herder - "Our household income has increased. So now, I can pay my daughter’s tuition. I have learned many things during the training and project."

Ms. Oyunerdene, Nomadic Herder - "Ger to Ger project gave very good influences, a job and opportunity to learn foreign language etc, to my life. I have learned how to implement SME, communicate with domestic partners and travelers, become responsible, etc. In future, I will implement them. In addition, I have very nice team. In conclusion, I would like to say this project gave me willing and power to live in future."

Mr. Ganbaatar and Mrs. Narangarav, Regional Facilitator - "Ger to Ger gave us a chance to start a guesthouse business and increase our income. In addition, we got tourism education and improved our language, knowledge and communication skills. Ger to Ger project is very good example of essential projects to provide real benefits and contributions to the local people’s livelihood. "

Selenge Province

Spring 2009, well after a year and a half of observing the seasonal changes and migration of nomadic families as this region of Mongolia has seen an influx of nomadic families migrating from Uvs and other economically challenged Provinces. Selenge contains a vast amount of natural, historical and cultural wealth but faces the lack of localized industry service providers and market linkages. What is critical to the development of this region is the strengthening of symbiotic-regional partnerships with Darhan Uul as it has a strong potential to supply the region with human, educational, transportation and other services in the future.

Terelj National Park

In winter 2005, Ger to Ger set out to set up the first winter and year-round operational community routes in a location that had become overly commercialized with the objective to provide Ger to Ger frameworks, education, knowledge sharing and training workshops to reverse the ill effects of 'tourism gone bad'. Since the successful implementation of Ger to Ger, participating nomadic families are becoming more systematic and professional in their approach of strengthening and expanding of Ger to Ger's potential by introducing nomad organized and managed Naadam Festivals.

Mr. Tsembeldorj, Nomadic Herder - "Household income increased. Earned income spend for my health."

Mr. Chuluuunhuu, Nomadic Herder - "Before we involve in Ger to Ger project we did not have own animals and we used to herd other people’s animals to feed our four daughters. We are very happy now to became member of Ger to Ger. We bought sheep, few cows and horses. Even we could send our two daughters to Universities."

Mrs. Amarjargal, Nomadic Herder - "Ger to Ger made much contribution, we bought our own Ger with furniture.

Honors

 
GER to GER Honors and Accolades
Within less than a decade, GER to GER has arisen both domestically and internationally as a competitive social economic development initiative that successfully taps the mainstream tourism industry in order to maintain its sustainability; this has led to numerous international honors and accolades. 

Supports

GER to GER Social Economic Development
Social economic development being the heart and soul of our operational endeavors, this is broken-down tangibly by both direct (us) and indirect (everyone else). With 50+ projects, majority of annual revenues going "directly" to rural advancement, in addition to travelers' massive income disbursement into Mongolia's economy, etc., this page honors our works and those that have supported our initiatives.

Articles

 

GER to GER in the PRESS
Who doesn't like to show-off a little bit? WE ARE NOT SO DIFFERENT! :) Over the years we have had numerous of wonderful articles both on and offline written about GER to GER and we have dedicated this area of our website to share them with you all! Enjoy!