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Naadam Festival Tour

Naadam Festival Tour

Naadam Festival Tour

Duration-12 days/11 nights

Group size– 2- 6 travelers

Departure July 11-21 July.

Activities –horse riding, camel riding, hiking, cultural experiences, Naadam festival

Location–Ulaanbaatr, Gobi and Central Mongolia.

Naadam Festival Tour

DAY 1 ( 11 JULY ) NAADAM FESTIVAL & OPENING CEREMONY

Naadam Festival opening ceremony

In the morning at  9.00 am, we will pick you up from your hotel. Today we will be attending the opening ceremony of Naadam Festival in Ulaanbaatar national stadium.  In the afternoon, we will drive to “Hui Doloon hudag” (horse racing field of Naadam festival) with Mongolian racers from all corners of Mongolia. Transfer to your booked hotel or guesthouse. Experience Naadam Festival Tour with us

DAY 2 ( 12 JULY ) TERELJ NATIONAL PARK & CHINGES KHAN STATUE COMPLEX

Drive to Terelj National Park.

On the way we will stop for big statue of Chinggis Khaan. Gorkhi Terelj is one of the most visited and interesting parks of Mongolia. The natural landscape is colorful and with magnificent alpine scenery. One of the most recognizable attractions of Terelj is Turtle Rock. And a few kilometres from Turtle Rock, you will find another must-see spot, the Ariyabal Meditation Temple.  From the top of the temple, you can see the beautiful view of the national park. 

DAY 3 ( 13 JULY ) BAGA GAZARIIN CHULUU

Baga Gazariin Chuluu –(Rock Formations) is a 15 km long and 10 km wide stone massif, is located Middle Gobi. This site is about 4 hours south of Ulaanbaatar. Over 20 kinds of medical herbs and many species of exist here. The granite Stone Mountain formations look like melted marshmallows one on top of another. Also, there is a spring water which comes from under source is good for eye illness. 

DAY 4 ( 14 JULY ) TSAGAAN SUWARGA

Today’s destination is White Stupa.

The scarp of Tsagaan Suvarga is located in Ulziit soum of Dundgovi province. The cliff is 30 meters high and 100 meters wide. Over thousands of years the wind has created this amazing structure. Tsagaan suvarga is a big escarpment with 200m height and 400m long. Also it’s 90 degree of straight, consists of many colors of clay deposits. It looks like an ancient city. And sometimes looks like white stupas from a distance. After heavy rains,the unusual forms of cliffs can also look like a massive waterfall. So you can enjoy hiking around colorful Stupa. 

DAY 5 ( 15 JULY ) YOL VALLEY

Yoliin Am Naadam Festival Tour

Yoliin Am is  about 60 kilometres (37 miles) Southwest Dalanzadgad, in the mountains of Züün Saikhan. Yol valley forms a gorge that is so deep and so narrow, that only two persons can pass in some places. Although the sun shines a lot in this region, the canyon remains dark, so that in the bottom, a part of the river remains nearly all year long covered by a thick layer of ice. Here, travelers can discover permanent glaciersendemic plants, and rare animals such as Siberian ibex, argalis, or bearded vultures. Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife. 

DAY 6 ( 16 JULY ) KHONGOR SAND DUNES

Our trip will continue driving to the sand dunes of Khongor.

Khongor sand dunes are one of the largest sand dunes in Mongolia. And it covers a 180km long area. The largest dunes are North West of the range up to 800 meters high. You can climb to the top of the sand dunes and slide down. But it seems a challenge for many people. Once you are on the top of the dunes, slide the sand northwards against the wind. You will hear a sound like an aircraft. This is the sand singing. And you can hear the sand singing when the sand is dry. The view of the desert is awesome from the top of the sand dunes. Experience the endangered two-humped Bactrian camels and big open blue skies in the Gobi Desert. Dune journey, camel riding and trekking.Enjoy Naadam Festival Tour

DAY 7 ( 17 JULY ) BAYANZAG- FLAMING CLIFFS

Today we will drive to Bayanzag.

Flaming cliffs are located about 100 km at the northwest of Dalanzadgad. Bayanzag is one of the most famous palaeontological sites in the world. American explorer Roy Andrew Chapman first found dinosaur bones and eggs in the area in 1922. During the 2 years he searched through the Mongolian Gobi Desert and he found Dinosaur fossils from Bayanzag, Nemekht Mountain. 

DAY 8 ( 18 JULY ) ONGI MONASTERY

Drive to Ongi monastery.

The older southern complex consisted of various administrative buildings as well as 11 temples. The northern complex, built in the 18th century, consisted of 17 temples – among them one of the largest temples in all of Mongolia. The grounds housed also 4 Buddhist universities. It was completely destroyed in 1939. Although there is little left, it is interesting to go there to explore the ruins.Naadam Festival Tour

DAY 9 ( 19 JULY ) ORKHON WATERFALL

Drive to Orkhon Waterfall, which was formed by volcanic eruptions about 20.000 years ago, the waterfall cascades from a height of 20 km. It is a scenic, tranquil spot and the surrounding nature is undisturbed, where is hiking.Horse riding 1h

DAY 10 ( 20 JULY ) TSENKHER HOT SPRINGS

Drive to Tsenkher hot springs .

There is several tourist camps which are offering for tourists indoor and outdoor baths. They transfer the hot water via tubes from and built some pools. There are also indoor pools. Men and women bathe separately. It is an excellent place to relax.

DAY 11 ( 20 JULY ) KHARKHORUM

Early morning we will start drive to Kharkhorum .

Kharkhorum was the capital of the Mongolian Empire between 1235 and 1260, and the Northern Yuan in the 14–15th centuries. Genghis Khan set up the first plan to build the capital and after his death, his son Ugudei continued the construction and established the capital. Explore Erdene Zuu Monastery and modern style historical Museum .

DAY 12 ( 21 JULY ) DRIVE BACK UB

Drive back to UB, on the way having lunch. Transfer to your booked hotel or guesthouse. Travel Mongolia and Discover Naadam Festival Tour

We offer 2 different type of tour arrangements for our customers.

Budget tour includes stay in Nomadic family’s ger
Standard tour includes stay at Ger camps which are a kind of 3*hotel standard
You can combine the accommodation!

Budget package

2 person-$1200 per person

3 person-$960 per person

4 person-$840 per person

5 person-$ 780 per person

6 person-$ 720 per person

Included

*Breakfast- 11, Lunch- 12, Dinner-11
*Traditional Barbecue Khorkhog-1
*Ger Guesthouse 10nights, 1 Night Ger Camp
*English speaking tour assistant / cook
*Driver+ fuel+4WD vehicle / Minivan
*Camel riding and horse riding
*Entrance fees for the parks and museums indicated in the program
*Naadam Festival tickets
*Daily drinking water (1.5 liter per person per day)
*Pick up and drop off from/ to train station or airport

Not Included

-International Airfare & Mongolia visa fee
-Personal items
-Alcoholic drinks and snacks
-Travel insurance
-Accommodation in UB
-Gratuities for guides and drivers

Standard package

2 person-$1950 per person

3 person-$1800 per person

4 person-$1700 per person

5 person-$ 1580 per person

6 person-$ 1450 per person

Included

*Breakfast- 11, Lunch- 12, Dinner-11
*Traditional Barbecue Khorkhog-1
*Ger camp 11 nights
*English speaking tour guide
*Driver+ fuel+4WD vehicle / Minivan
*Camel riding and horse riding
*Entrance fees for the parks and museums indicated in the program
*Naadam Festival tickets
*Daily drinking water (1.5 liter per person per day)
*Pick up and drop off from/ to train station or airport

Not Included

-International Airfare & Mongolia visa fee
-Personal items
-Alcoholic drinks and snacks
-Travel insurance
-Accommodation in UB
-Gratuities for guides and drivers

Naadam Festival Tour

Naadam Festival is the most famous traditional event. And it is the biggest national holiday of Mongolia. It allows travelers to mingle with Mongolians and observe the authentic traditional culture.  And the Naadam is not a tourist event but a holiday Mongolians celebrate by competing and playing traditional sports and games. The Festival is celebrated every year from 11 to 13 July across Mongolia that focuses on three traditional games: Horse-racing; Wrestling and Archery.

Standard Naadam Festival Tour

Guide

An English speaking Mongolian guide will accompany the group at all times. The guide will be a native Mongolian person with great local knowledge. Also who can deal with any requests and ensure that your holiday to become one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life.

Accommodation

We believe that comfortable, welcoming accommodation is vital to the enjoyment of your trip. You will be staying in a standard tourist ger camp (traditional dwelling) with currency (220V), shower and other useful services (2 to 4 people per ger) in the countryside.

Meal

The tour meals included according to the itinerary. In the countryside, ger camps serve with some European and Mongolian meals. On some days there will be lunchboxes.  It is good food and our experience has been that guests are happy with this arrangement.

Budget Naadam Festival Tour

 Tour assistant guide

English-speaking local tour guide/assistant who also cooks. And will assist you to make your adventure tour around Mongolia in reality.

Accommodation

During our budget tours, you will stay in Mongolian traditional accommodation Ger Guesthouse.We make active support for local communities to improve their living standards by involving them in sustainable tourism. It would be also the best way for experiencing true Mongolian lifestyle. Also to be closer to the nomads. Most nomadic families do not have formal toilets in their summer places. So the most you can expect to find is a designated toilet trench that may be screened on three sides. No showering facilities will be available in some of the local ger guesthouses. Ger guesthouse has 4 -6 beds and occupancy is based on multi-share. But with only your group members and not with other tours.

Meal

During our driving days, we mostly have our lunches at local cafes on the way. On some days there will be lunchboxes. Also the breakfast and dinner is cooked by the tour guide. Vegetarians are welcome. Drinks provide 1.5 liter of mineral water per day.

Personal things to bring

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Warm coat/jacket and layers
  • Swimsuit for hot spa
  • Sunglasses
  • A hat
  • Headscarf to protect you from the sun and winds
  • Trekking shoes
  • Rubber slippers
  • Don’t forget insect repellent
  • Sun cream
  • Lip-gloss
  • Water purifying tablets
  • First aid kit
  • Large backpacks and bags
  • All your camera equipment
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