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Naadam Festival Tour

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Naadam Festival Tour 11 Days/ 10 Nights

DAY 1 (July 11) Naadam Festival

We will pick you up from your location at 8:30 am and drive to Sukhbaatar Square to witness the ceremony of placing the National 9 white banner in the Central Stadium. Explore the Naadam Court and its surroundings, observe locals in their traditional costumes, and engage with the festive atmosphere. Then, we will enter the main stadium for the spectacular Opening Ceremony of the Naadam Festival at 11:00 am. After that, we will head to the horse racing field, just an hour outside the city, to watch the exciting Naadam horse races. Finally, return to the city and be transferred to the hotel.

Hotel**** (Lunch/ Dinner)
Naadam Festival Tour

DAY 2 (July 12) Kharkhorum

We will meet you at 8:30 am at your hotel. Then, our tour will depart to Kharkhorum. Kharkhorum was the capital of the Mongol Empire from 1235 to 1263. Today, Kharkhorum is a small village and one of Mongolia’s major tourist destinations. Explore the Erdene Zuu Monastery, built in 1585 on the ruins of the ancient city.

Distance: 385km ( 6h drive on paved road )
Standard Ger Camp (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
Karakorum

DAY 3 (July 13) Ongi Monastery

Ongi Monastery is located at the foot of Mount Saikhan Ovoo, near the village of Saikhan Ovoo in the province of Dundgovi. The monastery was one of the largest and most respected monasteries in Mongolia before it was destroyed in 1939 by the communist authorities. Even though there isn’t much left, it’s still interesting to visit and explore the ruins.

Distance: 250km ( 6h drive on dirt road )
Standard Ger Camp (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
Ongi Monastery

DAY 4 (July 14) Bayanzag

Today, we will be driving to Bayanzag. Bayanzag, also known as The Flaming Cliffs, is famous for its historical events, dinosaur fossils, and the very first discovery of dinosaur eggs. American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews, known for leading a series of expeditions, named this site “Flaming Cliffs” because the colors become even more vibrant, especially at sunset. 

Distance: 150km ( 5h drive on dirt road )
Standard Ger Camp (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
Gobi and Kharkhorum Tour

DAY 5 (July 15) Khongor sand dunes

Khongor Sand Dunes are among the largest sand dunes in Mongolia, covering an area of 180 kilometers in length. The tallest dunes, reaching heights of up to 800 meters, are in the northwestern part of the range. Climbing these dunes can be tough for many people. But when you get to the top, you’ll see an amazing view of the desert. Experience riding on two-humped Bactrian camels.

Distance: 130km ( 5h drive on dirt road )
Standard Ger Camp (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
Gobi desert Tour

DAY 6 (July 16) Yol Valley

Yol Valley is a beautiful narrow valley in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park in Mongolia. Tall cliffs and rocks add to the valley’s stunning appearance. You can explore the towering cliffs, narrow passages, and even come across a glacier that doesn’t melt until the end of June. Enjoy a leisurely hike and capture charming landscapes and wildlife through photography.

Distance: 180km ( 5h drive on dirt/ paved road )
Standard Ger Camp (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
Naadam Festival Tour

DAY 7 (July 17) Tsagaan Suvarga

Today’s our destination is Tsagaan Suvarga, also known as the ‘White Stupa.’ The cliffs of Tsagaan Suvarga exhibit a stunning array of colors, ranging from white and yellow to red and orange. These vibrant hues are the result of different minerals and clay compositions in the rock layers. You can enjoy hiking around this colorful Stupa.

Distance: 220km ( 5h drive on paved/dirt road )
Standard Ger Camp (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
Gobi desert Tour

DAY 8 (July 18) Baga Gazariin Chuluu

 Today, we will explore Rock Formations. Baga Gazariin Chuluu is a huge area of rocks, 15 km long and 10 km wide, in the Middle Gobi. It’s famous for its beautiful views, with rough rocks that look different from the sandy desert around. You can walk around the rocks, go for a hike, and enjoy the special scenery.

Distance: 255km ( 5h drive on paved/ dirt road )
Standard Ger Camp (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
Gobi desert Tours

DAY 9 (July 19) Terelj National Park

Terelj National Park is famous for its beautiful landscapes, like lush valleys, winding rivers, and rugged rock formations. Enjoy hiking to Ariyabal Meditation Temple. From the top of the temple, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the national park. Horse riding 1h

Distance: 290 ( 5h drive on paved/ dirt road )
Standard Ger Camp (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
Naadam festival

DAY 10 (July 20) Chinges Khan Statue & Back to UB

After brekfast we will drive to the Genghis Khan statue. After exploring Genghis Khan statue complex, we will drive back to UB. Explore Mongolia’s history at the museum, featuring captivating exhibits on culture and artifacts.

Distance: 100km ( 2h drive on paved road )
Hotel**** (Breakfast/ Lunch)
Mongolia Short tours

DAY 11 (July 21) Departure

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel, and then transfer you to the airport or train station to end the tour. Enjoy Naadam Festival Tour!

Breakfast

Naadam Festival Tour

Standard Package

2 person-$2250 per person

3 person-$1780 per person

4 person-$1690 per person

group tour-$1590 per person

Included

*Breakfast- 10, Lunch- 10, Dinner-9
*Ger camp 8 nights, Hotel**** 2 nights
*English speaking tour guide
*Driver+ fuel+4WD vehicle / Minivan
*Camel riding 1h
* Horse riding 1h
*Naadam festival ticket & permissions
*Entrance fees for the parks and museums indicated in the program
*Daily drinking water (1.5 liter per person per day)

Not Included

-International Airfare and Mongolia visa fee
-Personal items
-Alcoholic drinks, snacks, bar bills and laundry
-Travel insurance
-Single supplement
-Gratuities for guides and drivers

About Naadam Festival Tour 11 days

A Naadam Festival  tour provides a well-rounded travel experience, encompassing cultural immersion, adventure, natural beauty, and meaningful interactions with the locals. It’s a unique opportunity to explore the diverse facets of Mongolia and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Highlights of Naadam Festival Tour

The 11-day Naadam Festival Tour offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and adventure. Combining the festival with a trip to the Gobi enables you to experience both the cultural and natural wonders of Mongolia in a single journey.

Naadam Festival: The Naadam festival its Mongolia’s most important cultural event, showcasing traditional sports like wrestling, horse racing, and archery.  It provides a glimpse into the nation’s history and cultural practices.

Baga Gazarin Chuluu: Explore special rocks and hills that make a beautiful landscape. Hike through rocky terrain and take stunning photos of the desert scenery.

Tsagaan Suvarga (White Stupa): Marvel at eye-catching white and red limestone rock formations that resemble ancient stupas. Capture the colorful cliffs against the blue sky.

Yol Valley : Hike through the breathtaking beauty of a deep, narrow canyon surrounded by tall cliffs.

Khongor Sand Dunes: Climb to the top of the dunes to take in the panoramic views. Enjoy camel riding.

Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs): Discover the famous red sandstone cliffs, renowned for dinosaur fossils. Enjoy breathtaking sunset views as they turn fiery red.

Kharkhorum (Karakorum): Explore Erdene Zuu Monastery, Mongolia’s oldest Buddhist monastery. Visit the Kharkhorum Museum to learn about the region’s history.

Terelj National Park and Chinges Khan Statue Complex

Hiking and Horseback Riding: Enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and horseback riding.

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About Naadam Festival ?

The Naadam Festival is a popular traditional event and the largest national holiday in Mongolia. It offers travelers a chance to interact with Mongolians and experience their genuine traditions. Unlike typical tourist events, Naadam is a holiday where Mongolians actively participate in traditional sports such as horse racing, wrestling, and archery. Wrestling represents strength, horse racing symbolizes endurance, and archery showcases precision and focus. The festival takes place from July 11 to 12 all over Mongolia, providing a special opportunity for travelers to immerse themselves in Mongolian culture. Experience Naadam Festival Tour with us!

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