GER TO GER MONGOLIA – INTERNATIONAL PRESS, MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS
SEE WHAT THE “INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS” HAVE EXPERIENCED AND WRITTEN ABOUT GER TO GER SINCE 2005 ONWARDS
Since 2005, GER to GER has been actively involved in countless domestic and international initiatives to advance Mongolia’s GEOtourism presence around the world… That includes both GER to GER TEAM as well as researchers and writers from internationally famed agencies, institutions and publications such as National Geographic Society, Lonely Planet, Local Voices, USA Today, Rough Guides, UNESCAP, and so much more. Below we have provide a short list of initiatives and publications that we at GER to GER greatly enjoy and we hope that you will enjoy them as well.
A Mongolian NGO called “Ger to Ger” is creating opportunities for nomadic communities to take power back. The organization promotes a community-based ecotourism program for visitors who are interested in supporting these communities while also ensuring profits stay within the community. They work with numerous rural residents and nomadic communities across the country to develop their capacities and skills while offering instalment loan plans to pay for necessary equipment and lodging. This program has made it possible for many families to support themselves and continue their nomadic lifestyle by hosting one or two groups of travellers each week. Eighty percent of the profit from these homestay experiences is given directly back to the families, generating needed income during the three-month tourism season in Mongolia.
“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!”