Three Camel Lodge
The Gobi Desert, Mongolia
This premier expedition camp of 20 gers, set in a peaceful hillside spot in the Gobi Desert, offers great comfort and is strategically close to several of the desert's "must-see" attractions. Modeled on the traditional felt tents of Mongolian nomads, the gers provide an authentic and memorable taste of Mongolian culture. Made of a latticed wood structure covered with layers of felt and canvas, they are furnished with beautifully painted wood-framed double beds and heated by a wood stove. The restaurant and Western-style shower facilities are located in a nearby central building that features a beautiful blend of Mongolian artifacts and traditional design. The lodge was one of National Geographic Adventure’s top 50 ecolodges of 2009. Hint: Don’t sleep in too late—you’ll miss a spectacular sunrise!