What is a ger?
What’s a ger? I get asked this question often. Here’s your answer in pictures!
A Mongolian ger is the same as a Russian yurt.
Mongolian families live in these nomadic tents across Mongolia
The gers are always white and made of felt and cloth
There is one door and no windows. Doors normally are intricately painted in orange or blue
Often families will set up their gers close together and a family will all live within a few km of each other
Each ger has a stove in the middle wth a 'chimney' poking out of the top
The whole family live/sleeps/eats inside the tent with no privacy
Two or three times a year the family takes down the ger, places everything they own on a truck and move about 5 to 13 km and sets up the tent again.
And that, my dear readers, is what a ger is all about!
Would you like to stay in a ger someday?