AboutGOBI MOUNTAIN LAKE
Gobi Mountain Lake is a union of eleven people who had their own experiences of traveling, where each brought their working skills, the passion for traveling and their visions about the demanding essences of traveling in the country. Each of them shared their ideas and all the unsolved charges of the past, for the new adventures with establishing a new travel company.
Cofounder and Initiator Mr. Boya L. worked for the Travel Industry for over 25 years since the beginning of the country being opened after the fall of the Soviet period in the '90s. Having the chance to live and study hospitality in Germany for many years, and with an open mind to new practices and other cultures, he shortly realized some of the shortcomings and wrong practices that have been keeping Mongolia from becoming a professional and an example of great travel destinations. In 2013, he founded a social activity club "Smile Mongolia" where the members have united with a wish and vision by nature traveling along with trekking, hiking, yoga, guided tantric meditation session and community projects such as giving support to single-headed women with many children, supplying school kids of remote areas by educational and world classic literature books, and also introducing native Mongolian guardian dogs within travel routes of Gobi Mountain Lake.
"Gobi Mountain Lake happily joins and supports Smile Mongolia Club as its social responsibility"
Countless mistakes and misconceptions needed to change in order to bring Tourism in Mongolia to a higher standard, however keeping in mind the needs of preserving Nature, the wildlife and the heritage of the Mongolian culture intact. The difficulty resulted mainly by changing the minds of those who are leading the industry, especially when a well-established system of about a quarter of a century's old appeared very rigid. The support of a great change was just not there yet. After many unsuccessful attempts, Mr. Boya searched a new way to create a solution that would be both viable and sustainable for the future of Tourism in Mongolia. The solution was to create a new Company that will open up to new freedom of tackling this delicate subject. It was the only opportunity to change and develop new practices and visions for Tourism. Through connections and new encounters, he decided to launch this project with the help of great actors of the Industry including Mrs. Davka J, Otgontuya E "Oggie", Tsolmon J "Tsomo", Khulan E "Kula", Bulgaa D, Mr. Azjargal L "Azaa", Enkhsaikhan E "Eddie", Batbileg D "Bilgee" and others, and launch this unique agency and concept focused on new ways to travel and provide the best possible services.
The advantage of a New Company is that it brings a new perspective and willpower, a different approach to development and growth
"We are achieving the goals that we always dreamed of"
Bringing joy to our guests and contributing to the wealth of the country and its people is the real goal. Changing the way of working with the local actors makes us even more responsible, and conscious about the life of the nomads and the way to link them to the modern world. In order to bring a better future, we developed the concept of sustainable tourism. We notably opened the Western regions and creating our own key places to support the expeditions. We are happy to provide a new apartment hotel in Kharkhorin city, supporting nomad families along with our travel side by building a nomadic guest ger stay to bring our travelers closer to their lives and bringing back the native Mongolian guardian dog "Bankhar" to its territory. To develop further the Western travels, we also launched the sand dune lodge, located at the heart of the Great Sand Dunes of Western Mongolia. Under this new system, we contributed to building a better experience of traveling through the country, with better safety practices and control over the quality, to fully enjoy Mongolia the way it should always have been.
We are proudly introducing a passionate team of diligently skilled individuals tuned in loving their home country and clients oriented people who share our core value, and take high pride to respect nature and our own people
Cofounder & CEO
Mrs. DAVKA J
Beautician and Therapist
Yoga and Belly Dance Coach
Mrs. BULGAA D
Plant Based Food and Expedition Cook
Sand Mountains Lodge Vegeterian Cook
Sand Mountains Lodge Cook
- To provide excellent expeditions to western Mongolian Gobi - Gobi Mountain Lake developed a chain of hotel, camp, and lodge
- A luxury lodge located in the heart of western Mongolian Gobi / fully equipped luxury Eco Gers with private patio-cozy armchairs, ensuite toilet, and service of hot towels
- Kind to the local community with supporting the lives of the locals by developing and establishing nomadic guest ger stay and introducing their lives to travelers
- Solutions to over-tourism / stay in a company-owned hotel - at the ancient capital, Kharkhorin
- We include additional services and activities in the itinerary / soft hiking to the sites, hiking, and trekkings in the diverse nature, wildlife viewing expeditions, horse riding in the quietest and unoccupied locations, trailside nature yoga, trailside guided meditation, sand dune expeditions
- Excellent gourmet picnics at the perfect locations
- We do invest in materials quality that will last long, to avoid waste
- We provide biowaste recycle management at our camps
- We use bio-toilet at our lodge and campings
- We share Katadyn - filter purified water during the tour / we do not maintain the use of plastics
- We use a lithium battery and solar panels for our outdoor campings and lodge usage
- Company's outdoor equipped 4WD kitchen jeep with cooler
- Company's outdoor equipped 4WD comfortable vans with cooler, a travel pillow, blankets
- Additional services at the Lodge/relaxing head wash with scalp massage, body massage, hot towels scented with essential oil, wellness services, morning yoga in the lodge's sand garden, cycling in the surrounding hills, coffee and book corner, a bonfire on the sand and sunset cocktail party at the sand mountain
- Unique Sand Mountain Expeditions - accompanied with a camel caravan and local guide
- Trips to the Gobi Rocky Mountains
- An awesome high mountain expeditions in the Altai and Hangai Mountains - accompanied with a camel caravan and local guide
- High-quality outdoor types of equipment for outdoor camping & meals / tables, chairs, cutlery, travel shower, XL size comfortable sleeping bag, sheets, pillow, high-quality mats, and turbo tents
- Well salaried local horse and camel guides, nomad families
- Company's tour leader, operation manager, meditation and yoga coach, drivers, cook
We believe in the passion of travel and how it inspires people, connecting with locals, traveling the unexplored nature in remote locations, we have established a new reputation for creative and premium travel experiences. Our clients include individuals, families, and private groups.
We as a new tour operator with a new travel standard, willpower, and perspective specializing in the most successful traveling to western Mongolia.
Changing Tourism practices in Mongolia takes time, and instead of trying to push governmental initiatives and delay the process, we decided to grow the interest of sustainable tourism in the country on our own, and offer a chance to see through our agency the many benefits of respecting the Land, its People, and Culture.
We work with local families in different regions, social activity club "Smile Mongolia", a native dog breeding "Arslan" club, local wooden furniture factory, waste management consulting service "Add Color" NGO, national park authorities, strictly protected area authorities, local village administration offices,