Naraa, Buje his wife, and two children, Tsindee and Bysa live in the Khan Khentii mountains just east of Terelj Village. The Terelj and Tuul rivers form a horse shoe shape around the mountains in which they live. This geographical barrier and the Gorki Terelj National park status of the area make Naraa’s homeland a pristine Mongolian inhabited wilderness which is home to nomadic herders. These herders live in largely the same manner as their ancestors have for centuries. However, their home is only three hours East of Ulaanbaatar which allows them to stay in touch with city life whilst keeping it at arm’s length.
Lightfoot Travel work with host families who act as caretakers of our guest gers. This means that you can stay alongside nomads, engaging in traditional activities and cultural exchange, whilst still having your own space in which to relax. You will still experience the nomadic life, sharing meals with the family, and can join in with as much or as little as you like, helping with daily tasks, collecting fuel and water to heat for a hot shower, or simply relax in a beautiful spot. Facilities are still basic, but there will be a long drop or sit-on eco loo and a pump shower as well as bowls of hot water for washing.
Naraa Homestay Information
Three hours East of Ulaanbaatar
Experiencing the local authentic nomad lifestyle
The best time to visit is during the summer months when temperatures reach highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C