Mongolia’s #1 Specialists in
“ETHICAL” NOMAD CENTERED COMMUNITY BASED TRAVEL
GER to GER Routes ACROSS MONGOLIA are truly versatile!
From travel to international film/TV productions for famed reality TV shows and races… GER to GER can accommodate any/all needs across Mongolia!
GER to GER Nomadic Routes across Mongolia are “extremely versatile” as they can be used for:
1) Solo Trips – individuals/couples
2) Group Trips – family, friends, etc.
3) School Trips – high school, university
4) Summer/Winter Races – mountain biking, marathons, cross-country skiing, etc.
5) Home-Stays – amazing Basecamping!
6) Special Events – corporate team building
7) Film/TV Productions – reality, docs, tv, etc.
SHORT LIST OF GER TO GER’S SERVICES:
- All inclusive packaged expeditions across Mongolia AND ALASKA’S INTERIOR
- “Do it yourself” nomadic family to nomadic family travel routes – community tourism
- “Educational Adventures” we support classroom cultural adventures across Mongolia
- Overland transportation – buses, 4×4 jeeps, vans and more
- Arranging accommodations, restaurants, in-country ticketing (bus, trains, etc.)
- City and around city-tours and sightseeing opportunities
- In-country “Professional Mongolia Briefing” conducted by a certified
- NATGEO Geotourism Ambassador (training on culture, history, health/safety, language and more!)
- Networks of nomadic families – choose from our operational areas (deserts, mountain, steppes)
- Mixed travel activities with our Nomadic guides by horses, camels, ox carts, trekking, etc.
- Trained guides and interpreters
- Options to have a nomadic family member to join your trip as a cook so you can focus on your trip activities and relaxation.
- and so much more!
When considering a trip with GER to GER please do consider your past experiences as it will influence your expectations…
Trip Suitability Question 1 – YES/NO and why…
Do you enjoy NON-RIGID itineraries/experiencing travel like old school explorers (unexpected changes to: times, activities, etc.)?
Trip Suitability Question 2 – YES/NO and details…
Do you have any rural countryside/bush/outback travel experience (deep rural lifestyles, cultures, terrains, etc.)?
Trip Suitability Question 3 – YES/NO and why…
Do you ENJOY LEARNING about foreign histories, cultures, lifestyles, languages, outback navigation/safety, etc.?
Trip Suitability Question 4 – YES/NO and why…
Do you ENJOY being pro-active/independent vs. passively waiting for everyone to serve/take care of you all the time?
If you are a “Quadruple NO” then we encourage you to consider our Tour Operations “Overland Expeditions” instead of humanitarian trips with nomadic families.
Explore Mongolia from nomadic family to nomadic family across deserts, mountains, steppes, etc.; families are your hosts and guides. These Geotourism trips are 100% Affordable, 100% Community Based, 100% Reality, 100% On Your Own with trained nomadic communities that earn 80% of the Trip Fee!!! Nomadic families provide 3 meals with unlimited hot tea; your own nomadic ger as specified; nomadic guides that travel with you on an average of 20 to 40+ kilometers per day from one nomadic family to the next (family to family networks) across Mongolia’s deserts, mountains, steppes, pastures, river valleys, etc., with horses, ox-carts, camel, etc.. These types of trips are semi-all inclusive; contact us for further details.
HUMANITARIAN TRIPS are specifically designed to assist foreign travelers to become apart of the nomadic families across Mongolia – this IS NOT a “tourist day by day itinerary” type of travel. Success of Humanitarian Trips are 100% associated with the traveler’s ability to become a family/nomadic tribe member. If you succeed, then CONGRATULATIONS and pat yourself on the back! However if you fail, kick yourself on the ‘bum’ – don’t worry we will professionally train you prior to departure. Simply, you will have tons of FREEDOM to explore nomadic culture, lifestyle, epic locations, and more – you will stay 1 night/1 day with each nomadic family before they guide you to the next nomadic family where you will repeat your nomadic homestay. The methods/distances of travel between families will vary depending on quality of season pastures (you can always use families as base-camps for exploring the regions), nonetheless, the travel between nomadic families by horseback, ox carts, trekking, etc., will fulfill any avid adventures desires while the homestay will be greatly appealing to cultural lovers. The ONLY failures along Humanitarian Trips have been city tourists that had grand expectations that nomads would be an entertainment park instead of learning how to go with the flow like true explorers… Otherwise we have had GREAT SUCCESS with over 99% of international travelers! AND DON’T FORGET, 80% OF REVENUES GENERATED ON HUMANITARIAN TRIPS GOES BACK TO THE NOMADIC FAMILIES!
Travel across Mongolia in style – our mid/high-end travel packages include vehicles, drivers, guides, camps, etc., that combines the best of Mongolia! These Geotourism trips are 100% mid/high-end tour operator services AND experiences; all inclusive: hotels, restaurants, drivers/vehicles, translators/guides, etc. GER to GER’s international partners scored GER to GER 9.2 out of 10 for EXCELLENCE.
GER to GER Relief Initiative: As of 2018 spring, nomadic families of the Dundgovi region are suffering owing to winter storms, spring droughts, etc., – this has been an ongoing issue for this region for the past few years… All travelers that desire to travel to this region are kindly requested to travel with minimal impact practices and visit these families with kind “supportive” hearts – your income via Geotourism is greatly assisting these families’ ability to stabilize. Please do enjoy the spectacular landscapes of this region but do take it easy on the nomadic families.
Lastly, for those bloggers trying to make a name for themselves via “sensationalism” and belittling the harsh challenges that nomadic families face with their children… please do not use these nomadic families for your ‘negative career launcher’ by associating our international brand name with your unknown blogs (such as FreshCoffeeStains “JugglingTam” did) – thanks!!!
Golden Geregs (“Paiz”) have authority over all others; this passport gives full control over rules, punishments, and much more!
“Under the Almighty Eternal Sky the King’s Name is Absolute Providence…”, “Chingis Khan’s Order as Destined by the Sky. This matter shall be allowed transit with Incredible Attention…”, “By the Almighty Eternal Sky – The King’s Name is Sword. No One Shall Hinder – Death”.
“Мөнх тэнгэрийн хүчин дор хааны нэр халдашгүй дархан…”, “Тэнгэрээс заяасан Чингис хааны зарлиг. Хэргийг үзэмжээр явуулбаас зохимой.”, ”Мөнх тэнгэрийн хүчинд хаан нэр хутагтай болтугай. Хэн үл бишрэх алдах, үхэх.”
LIKE MARCO POLO,
GOLDEN GEREGS (PAIZ) “AMBASSADOR PASSPORTS” ARE EARNED. BECOME AN AMBASSADOR BY LEARNING FROM AN AMBASSADOR and WISELY EXPLORE REMOTELY WITH NOMADIC FAMILIES!
Do you have what it takes (tactics, cultural knowledge, skills, honor, orthodox/ unorthodox multi-situational applied diplomacy, etc.) to successfully travel across Mongolia like Marco Polo, the ancient Khaan Huu(s) and nomadic tribes who were both warriors and peacekeepers that ruled the largest Empire known to human history from “GER to GER”?
OFFICIALLY MINISTRY AWARDED – MEDAL OF HONOR
Tested. Tried. Proven. AWARDED
Zanjan Fromer and his team provided top notch creative and logistic support for an episode of “The Amazing Race” for CBS. His creative problem solving and fast thinking helped us get through some very tough situations and in the end added one of the more memorable episodes to an Emmy and DGA award winning season.
– Barry Hennessey (Senior Field Producer for The Amazing Race)
METHOD 1: Community Based Tourism Networks of Nomadic Base Camps for the Adventurous. Knowledge Based Travel: This means a certain level of learning and acceptance/empathy is required as you will be trained for an ole style cultural adventure! “Simply… just be good humans and understand that Mongolia’s nomadic populations are slowly developing their capacities – it takes time; be flixible and you’ll succeed in having a WONDERFUL adventure.” – GER to GER TEAM
METHOD 2: Packaged Overland Expeditions “We’ve custom designed these trips for people of different backgrounds and interests; which includes: active adventurers, soft adventurers and even first-time adventurers who desire a good mix of city-like travel with a dash of adventure” – GER to GER TEAM
Leisure Travel: Ger to Ger offers a variety of different trips depending on the objective. Specially packaged trips for your market offer you the unbeatable combination of uncommon nomadic real life adventures with the diverse spectrum of geographic overland expeditions that are escorted by a professional guide. These trips move at a slower pace and you have more time to explore, experience your surroundings, and get to know local people.
Horseback Trek to Black Mountain Lake | GER to GER Community Geotourism with Nomadic Families in Mongolia
Community fee: $604 for 12days /11nights UB to Terelj Park Bus Fee (approx.): $2 USD Booking, briefing, handbook, healthy/safety coordination: $25 USD This is a definitive horseback riding/trekking
Gobi Desert Camel Riding and Trekking | GER to GER Community Geotourism with Nomadic Families in Mongolia
Community Fee: $222USD for 4 days/ 3 nights Additional In-Country Travel Expenses UB to Mandalgovi Bus Fee (one way): $4USD Rural jeep to first ger and pickup
Community fee $301 for 6 days / 5 nights Community fee $234 for 5 days / 4 nights Community fee $211 for 4 days /
Desert Quest for the Last Emperor | GER to GER Community Geotourism with Nomadic Families in Mongolia
Community fee $163 for 3 Days/ 2nights Community fee $199 for 4 Days/ 3 nights Community fee $285 for 6 Days/ 5 nights Additional In-Country
Winter Trip in Mongolia – Overland Trips and Travel to the Gobi Desert to Experience Nomadic Lifestyle in the Gobi Desert Region This winter GER
Once and awhile some trips are purely designed to give you, the international traveler, the best possible geographical experience within traditional overland routes. This itinerary
WHAT DO PEOPLE THINK ABOUT US?
CONTINUOUS ACTION IS MORE MEANINGFUL THAN WORDS ALONE – EXCELLENCE IS A SUSTAINED HABIT
Our Success Rate
99% are very satisfied clients
“If you are thinking to take a tour in Mongolia this is the place to shop. Forget about all other agencies that offer traditional touristic tours with a English speaking guide, sleeping in tourost camps, etc. Ger to Ger will place you in real nomadic family without a tour guide so you will be on your own, sleeping in real gers with family, eating with family etc. I took 2 humanitarian tours (Dairy and Gobi) and no doubt one of my best experiences in my life.”
RESULTS FROM THE LAST 7,000 TRAVELERS
WHO ARE WE?
WE ARE CHANGEMAKERS
First ever financial surplus that GER to GER makes funds surgery for a Nomad; those funds didn’t go into anyone’s bonuses;
one of 1000+ reasons why we are protective of GER to GER as it changes people’s lives… and the launch of a 10+ year research initiative called the “Last Lifeline”.
We can’t change the world overnight, HOWEVER, we can try to change how people see the world!
BEFORE: HASHHUU SUFFERED FROM A SERIOUS INJURY SINCE CHILDHOOD – HE WASN’T ABLE TO WALK NORMALLY, COULDN’T MOUNT A HORSE BY HIMSELF AND ALWAYS REQUIRED SOMEONES ASSISTANCE WHILE HERDING ANIMALS, ETC., AS HIS WIFE EXPLAINS BELOW…
SURGERY FINANCED BY GER TO GER: AS HASHHUU’S FAMILY DIDN’T HAVE THE FINANCES FOR A COMPLETE HIP-REPLACEMENT SURGERY DURING A RANDOM INTERNATIONAL VISITATION OF SURGEONS – HIS ONE CHANCE… ESPECIALLY IN A COUNTRY WHERE ‘YOUR HEALTH’ MEANS YOUR SURVIVAL…
“If you want to get an idea of what traditional life in Mongolia is like while also staying off the beaten track, this is the place to book a tour. I did a three day tour in the Middle Gobi region and a 6-day tour in Bulgan Province. I stayed in Mongolia near the end of april, which is a good time temperature-wise. Both tours greatly exceeded my expectations, as did the service provided by GerToGer…”
“…I thoroughly enjoyed staying with these people and want to thank GerToGer. These tours were the best combination of feeling safe (knowing you can always call them in case of emergency) and experiencing something real and unique. Definitely a highlight of my travels, you can’t miss this if you are visiting Mongolia!”
what to expect
GER to GER Founders quest to design uniques Cultural Adventures/Geotourism Trips that explore the relations between economics, environment and complexities of “humanity” in relation to history, lifestyles, traditions, cultures, etc. Like famed early explorers (Marco Polo, etc.) we prepare ourselves to explore, investigate and depict these ancient mysteries in hopes of bettering society’s comprehension of “different cultures, lifestyles and more” via sharing our experiences ethically for the world to enjoy!
how we give
At GER to GER we pride ourselves on a statement that we give back 80% of humanitarian trip’s earnings to nomadic families/ participating rural community members (drivers, businesses, etc.) whereas 20% is returned to our office for their marketing and training works… however, when calculating the expenses for international marketing (online/offline), international travel fairs (WTM, ITB, KOFTA, etc.) and associated costs (exhibit stand fees and exhibit designs, airline and transportation, print brochures, hotels, food/drinks, etc.,)… IN REALITY those humanitarian trips CAN NOT cover these costs… For over a decade, GER to GER has been paying for these critical works from its own ‘packaged trips’, international partnerships (packaged trips), personal investments, etc., to cover those expenses for Mongolia’s rural communities. Hence, the amount that GER to GER gives back to the rural communities is actual MUCH GREATER than 80%.
GER to GER FULFILLS "ALL" UNITED NATIONS SDGs within its Operations
it’s time to go all out Indiana Jones!
TOP TIP FOR JOINING TRIPS WITH NOMADIC FAMILIES
On GER TO GER you are embarking on an authentic “Indiana Jones” adventure to explore, learn how to navigate like an outback pro, safely explore Mongolia’s deep “off the beaten path” rural areas, immerse yourself into nomadic lifestyle, use your Gers as base camps that you can trek and explore from, travel from family to family with you nomadic guides, enjoy hearty portions of local food and drinks, absorb the incredible geographic locations and flexible travel (relax near rivers/lakes, etc.), and give back to locals via meaningful methodologies as an Ambassador. GER TO GER is Mongolia’s premiere community based Geotourism Initiative that aims to train you so that you may experience what most NEVER experience across Mongolia… As Mongolia’s greatness is NOT what you can see – but rather