MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH JOURNEYS THAT CARE FOR THEIR PEOPLE, THE LAND AND THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL
TRAVEL TO CONTRIBUTE
Travel to contribute is a beautiful thought we deeply care about. This human adventure brings value and service to our guests while giving back to the local community, families of herders in need, raising funds for the children of the countryside, and establishing the future of the next generation without disturbing Nature.
How does it work? For all our trips, each participation includes by default a percentage dedicated to supporting our projects in the countryside each year for the 4 main initiatives we engage with. As we love our people and Nature, we make a point to support those in need both financially but also with communication and various help annually. But what makes it even more special is that we should absolutely respect the environment and leave no trace when traveling. Explore our moving ongoing projects below.
TRAVELING: AN UNPARALLELED EXPERIENCE WITH NOMADS
It is our privilege and honor to represent and introduce some of the last remaining true nomads located in remote and less inhabited regions of the country. Our deepest wish is to welcome travelers from around the world, and giving them the experience of true cultural exchange, and getting answers to reaching a quality standard of living in the countryside, and be staying there very comfortably.
Our priority is to bring to life the most unique trip experience to discover the nomads and untouched lands. To fulfill our dream, we make a point to not disturb, pollute, or disrupt Nature and the ancient ways and practices of those who chose to remain close to the land. For that, we developed a way to marry our wish with reality thanks to modern techniques and technologies, and create a unique opportunity to build beautifully decorated and Eco-Gers, Eco toilets, but also train and promote skillful partners to join our project. This is our way to making it sustainable for years to come.
Our trips are made possible thanks to you and are the result of combining 2 fundamental cultures: one from the modern and developed world, and the other more organic, natural, and simple.
Traveling with us is making a connection with the nomadic heart, and sensible culture, but also meeting with the resilience and strength they developed during centuries by necessity, facing the wild and unpredictable weather of Mongolia. You will be right there together with the Mongols building relationships, and enjoying the most engaging treks and horse riding sessions in beautiful locations.
Those places we chose have landscapes that do not repeat for a great overview of the country’s unique biodiversity. Those are supported by our outposts closely built to the nomad camps, about a hundred meters away for keeping both your privacy and comfort. We dismount the Ger outposts at the end of the season to allow the land to rest and keep the place pristine like it was before.
For your benefits, we include in our journeys varied activities to stay active and closer to Nature and yourself. Yoga, trekking, horse riding, and mindful meditation are part of your adventure together with the best meals and foods to spice up and cheer up your time.
What the beauty about our trips is that you will be experiencing all those landscapes, culture,s and activities without disturbing the nomadic lifestyle of our close neighbors. We can even choose to be part of their own activities, observe and give a hand for daily things like milking, gathering the animals, or making dairy products.
You will be at the core of the nomadic life of the regions crossed, something we call being part of cultural exchange, when you will be immersed into their world, and welcomed with curiosity especially with the children of each family. With your participation, we are proud to contribute to a better future for our families, by bringing up their own valued work and contributing to financing projects that matter for nomads. They are different from the world of the cities we live in, with an acute sense of resilience, pride, and freedom of living from their land. They are very adaptable by necessity when the weather and terrain are unforgiving in Mongolia. These journeys are amazing on so many levels, bringing insights about life, and how to grow as a human and receiving and giving, and shortening the gap between cultures and traditions.VISIT OUR NOMAD FAMILIES
WORKING WITH LOCAL COMMUNITIES
ECO-PRACTICES AND DOMESTIC WASTE MANAGEMENT PROJECT
Gobi Mountain Lake started its journey into tourism by first providing inbound tours. It has been a specialist for trekking and meditation open to many, and active tours for local clubs around the themes of meditation and hiking.
During this time our company established a proper way to travel among pristine and virgin places where no one else travels. The objective was to get Mongolians to be more and more sensible to eco-practices and facing the challenge of traveling without disturbing the land.
This is why we have been looking for local partners to support this eco-based project, and reached out to the "Mongolian Eco-Police, a branch of the State Police specialized in this question. The Eco-Police trains and give courses and lectures to companies in order to fulfill an Eco engagement and good practices in order to travel safely and respect Nature. That is how we came to be an official partner of the Mongolian Eco-Police organization, and be responsible for keeping the surroundings clean and exactly the way we have seen it during our journeys. We also engage ourselves in giving advice and education on how to protect the land from pollution and destruction.
SMILE MONGOLIA CLUB
Originally created by Mr. Boya with the goal of supporting its members involving Meditation and Hiking activities, Smile Mongolia Club, helps local people to remain active and travel in Nature throughout the vast territory of Mongolia. The club is supporting educational traveling and sustainable meditation initiatives. The meditation sessions depend on the ancient Tantric traditions, that were well present in Mongolia centuries ago. While traveling, the club creates a special bond with Nature, brings the benefits of sharing healthy meals and foods, practicing yoga, and get mindfulness through Tantric meditations in deep natural sites. In just a few years of existence, the Club grew to an extensive number of members (more than a hundred today), bringing together people of various backgrounds from herders to top representatives and high ranks officers of the State. Each and everyone is involved in his/her own way into bringing benefits to others with their various skills and moral support. Growing together, growing healthier would be a good summary of what the club is all about.
"Mongolian Eco-Police, a branch of the State Police trains and gives courses and lectures to companies in order to fulfill an Eco engagement and good practices in order to travel safely and respect Nature. That is how we came to be an official partner of the Mongolian Eco-Police organization, and be responsible for keeping the surroundings clean and exactly the way we have seen it during our journeys. We also engage ourselves in giving advice and education on how to protect the land from pollution and destruction. Gobi Mountain Lake is an official Eco-Police member-ranger for its travel destinations, and recently obtained certification for that matter. We are very proud of our engagement.
“Be Colorful” is a Waste Management NGO with the goal to elevate the waste treatment standards of Mongolia to those of the global conventions, in order to reduce the environmental impact caused by garbage, cooperate with other NGOs and the private sector as well as educate the general population, and to contribute to developing the practice of implementing eco-friendly waste management systems. “Be Colorful” therefore aims for long-term objectives to provide a healthy and clean environment for future generations and maintain an ecological balance, to reduce the global warming effects.
"ARSLAN" MONGOLIAN NATIVE DOG BREEDING CLUB
Arslan Club-Mongolian Bankhar Breeding Club aims to raise Mongolian purebreds with their pure blood, protect their genetic fund, reintroduce them into nomadic herder culture, promote the breed internationally, and register it as an internationally recognized independent breed and it’s expanding as a Mongol Bankhar Federation in Mongolia. The federation currently unites more than 100 official Mongolian Bankhar breeders and it will be active in the future with the aim of becoming a specialized association of Mongolian Bankhar breeds not only in Mongolia but also worldwide.