Most travellers to Mongolia are keen to experience the warmth and hospitality of a homestay. And all of the trips e offer include homestays with the rural families that we work with.
However, did you also consider Ulaanbaatar as an option? After all, it is home to approximately 45% of Mongolia’s population and will give you an insight into their way of life.
Yes, there’s a wealth of hotels and hostels in Ulaanbaatar and yes, there’s a wealth of properties on Airbnb. But why not do something a little different? This is more than just handing over keys. And we don’t advertise on any site. This is only for EL guests. It doesn’t get more authentic than this.
We have two options available - for a maximum of two nights. I can also incorporate your EL city walking tour into your UB homestay experience. Price is 100,000 MNT per person per night including breakfast and dinner. Children under 15 stay for free. This is not a profit making enterprise but part of the EL philosophy of providing you with a real insight and helping to provide support.
Undram and Daria
Selenge is one of my EL female trip assistants. She is also afull time member of ISU - the International School of Ulaanbaatar in her role as community liaison coordinator and primary library educational assistant.
You would stay in her home - a one bedroom apartment in the Bayangol district (known locally as the third micro-district).
It’s a short walk to one of the beating arteries of the city - avibrant shopping district consisting of small retail shops and eateries - mainly owned by Mongolian nationals. And another short walk takes you to what is the heart of Bayangol - Gandan Monastery - the principal centre of Buddhist learning in Mongolia. The ger districts within Bayangol some of theoldest in the city.
You book knowing this is a shared family space - not your own private en-suite room. This homestay would be suitable for solo travellers or a couple or two friends travelling together.
There is a bathroom inside the apartment but it is shared by the family.
Undram and Daria are the parents of Khaliun one of my female trip assistants who is also an English teacher.
Undram and Daria live in the 9th micro district - a ger district close to the wonderful Nogoon Nuur Community Project that we support. They live in ‘haasha’ (fenced compound), typical to the ger district.
This is perfect for those that aren’t so interested in exploring independently. Instead, you make the most of
this urban homestay - learning to cook with the family and visiting the great Nogoon Nuur project.
You book knowing this is a shared family space. There is no bathroom inside - just an outside long drop toilet as is typical of most ger district families.
This homestay would be suitable for anyone includingfamilies that want to experience family life in the ger districts. There will be the sound of barking dogs at night - bring earplugs if you’re a light sleeper!