12 days Mongolian Naadam festival cultural Mongolia tour will offer you great chance to explore Chinggis Khaan’s fabled city and famous great Gobi. After exploring those Mongolia attractions you will watch Naadam festival which is the most fascinating widely celebrated holiday among Mongolians. Ceremony combines sports, traditions, customs, and arts. There are three main components of the Naadam: horse races, wrestling and archery.
During this Mongolia trip you will also visit several nomadic families to have tea which would be good chance to exchange some meaningful times with them.
- Day 1: Ulaanbaatar (Arrival)
- Day 2: Kharakhorum ancient city
- Day 3: Ongi Cloister
- Day 4: Bayanzag flaming cliffs
- Day 5: Eagle Valley
- Day 6: Ulaanbaatar City tour
- Day 7-8: Naadam festival
- Day 9: Terelj national park
- Day 10: Khan Khentii wilderness area, Princess Lodge
- Day 11: Ulaanbaatar City tour
- Day 12: Ulaanbaatar (Departure)
|Route:||Ulaanbaatar –Kharkhorum-Ulaan-Ongi Cloister-Bayanzag-Eagle Valley-Ulaanbaatar-Terelj national park-Khan Khentii protected area-Ulaanbaatar|
|Region:||Central and South Mongolia|
|Tour Highlights:||Visit nomad family, Horse riding, Bonfire, Concert, Naadam festival|
|Travel type||Cultural tour|
Easy traveler category – Accommodation in comfortable tourist camps and 3 star or 5 star hotels, Japanese vehicle or latest Land Cruiser jeep, guided horse riding trek (if you are riding first time), guided camel riding trek (if you are riding first time) and hiking.
Moderate traveler category – Accommodation in comfortable tourist camps and 2 stars or 3 star hotels, occasionally camping in the tent, Japanese vehicle or latest Land Cruiser jeep, guided horse riding trek (if you are riding first time), guided camel riding trek (if you are riding first time) and trekking.
Adventure Traveler category- 2 star hotel or Guesthouse, mixed accommodation and tourist ger camping or camping in the tent, field cooked meals, steppe biking for beginners, basic rock climbing and hiking.
Extreme adventure seekers – camping, field cooked meals, mountain and steppe biking (advanced biker), horse riding trip (advanced rider with more than 5 years experience), Camel riding trek, and extreme mountain climber.
Day 1: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar
At the airport in Ulaanbaatar you will be met by official representative and transport to hotel. Overnight in Hotel
Day 2: Kharkhorum and Erdene Zuu
After having early morning breakfast at the Hotel we drive to Kharkhorum ancient city. Upon arrival visit Erdene Zuu monastery which was built in 1586 and is surrounded by a massive 400m-x 400m wall. Not a single nail was used in the construction of the ornate temples, only a few of which remain standing after the communist purges. Mongolia´s ancient capital Kharkhorum, Chinggis Khaan´s fabled city, was founded in 1220 on the bank of ORKHON river, at the crossroads of The “Silk Road”. It was from there that the Mongol Empire was governed, until Kublai Khaan moved to Beijing.
Overnight in GER tourist camp /B, L, D /
Day 3: Ongi Cloister
Today we continue our journey to Middle Gobi (about 240km). Next Stop is the Ongi Cloister ruin which was founded in 1760 and consisted of two temple complexes on the North and South banks of the Ongi River. The northern complex, built in the 18th century, consisted of 17 temples-among them one of the largest temples in all of Mongolia. At its heyday, Ongi Cloister could accommodate over 1000 monks at a time.
Overnight in GER tourist camp /B, L, D/
Day 4: Flaming cliffs “Bayanzag”
After having nice breakfast at Ongi Secret tourist camp we head towards the Great South Gobi (250km). On the way visit the Flaming cliffs (dinosaur excavation site) known as Bayanzag. The place is an area of red cliffs, which formed from the erosion of sand and rock over many thousands of years. It also the site of several successful dinosaur excavations. And visit Moltsog Els (sand dune).
Overnight in GER tourist camp /B, L, D/
Day 5: Eagle Valley, Gobi National Park
After having breakfast we drive to the beautiful Eagle Valley in Gurvan Saikhan Mountains (about 40km). The valley is about 10km long and is completely shaded from the sun in some parts due to the high cliff walls. There you can walk and taking spectacular local landscape photographs. At the opening of the valley is a Local Natural History Museum displaying interesting illustration about the Flora & fauna of the area. You will return to the GER camp in the evening and enjoy free time walking around and see the stunning Gobi sunset.
Overnight in GER tourist camp /B, L, D/
Days 6: Arrive Ulaanbaatar, city tour
In the early morning after having breakfast drive to Dalanzadgad airstrip to catch a flight to Ulaanbaatar. On arrival our driver and guide will pick you up and transport to hotel. Today will be a day of guided sightseeing in UB, including Chinggis square, historical museum and shopping and free time.
Overnight in 3 star hotel /B, L, D/
Days 7-8: NAADAM festival
After Breakfast, participate The Naadam festival opening ceremony and enjoy watching wrestling and archery contests. These manly sport are most popular in Mongolia since ancient times such as wrestling, horse racing and archery. At present it is a national holiday held 11-13th of July each year to commemorate the Mongol People’s Revolution. The traditional style of wrestling has its own long-standing ritual. The second element of the Three Manly Sports is horse racing. The third element of the national competitions is archery, which has been perfected over centuries. Full day in Ulaanbaatar exploration & enjoy Naadam Festival.
Next day, after breakfast drive to the horse race course about 36 km and see the Daaga (2-year-old horse) race of 10km and the Soyolon (5-year-old horse) race of 25km. In the evening we’ll have exciting performance in Tumen Ekh Chuulga to see traditional folklore showing dance, song, Buddhist ritual mask dance and so on.
Overnight in 3 star Hotel /2B, 2L, 2D /
Days 9-10: Khan Khentii Protected Area, Princess temple
Breakfast at the Hotel, before we leave Ulaanbaatar you can go to nearby bank for money exchange and shop for your personal concern. Drive to Terelj National Park, on the way we will have short brake at Turtle rock. There you have great opportunity to take photos of gorgeous stiff rock. Afternoon, arrive in Princess Lodge having lunch in the GER restaurant. Late afternoon see the river and hike the mountain nearby and spend rest of the day at Princess Lodge having nature wooden Sauna or shower.
On next day, after having nice tasty breakfast served by the Lodge staff, ride horse like a nomadic Mongol to Princess Temple, our local horse guide will assist you all the time. We ride on horseback around 16 km two ways through spectacular valleys and across small rivers surrounded by highly–eroded rock formations of the Khan Khentii Mountains. Lunch break on picnic at a site chosen for its spectacular setting. Visit the ruins of Princess Temple which was built in 1740. Late afternoon arrive in Princess Lodge and enjoy rest of the having several activities including traditional game and bonfire in the evening and Sauna and shower time.
Overnight in Princess Lodge /2B, 2L, 2D /
Day 11: Ulaanbaatar
After breakfast we drive back to Ulaanbaatar. En route visit nomadic family. Watch their everyday life and try dairy product. After arrival rest of your day will be guided sightseeing in UB spent in shopping at most beautiful handcrafts of the country and shop at local brand cashmere factory.
Overnight in 3 star Hotel /B, L, D /
Day 12: Journey Home
Breakfast at the hotel. Transport to the airport for your departure flight to home.
Prices in USD
|Tour Code||Tour Season||Price||2018|
|July||2-4 PAX||5-9 PAX||10-14 PAX|
Tour Price include:
- 5 overnights in 3 star Hotel
- 6 overnights in GER tourist camp
- English speaking guide
- All meals are provided: stated as Bold letters below the daily program
- Ground transportation, four wheel drive
- Domestic flight
- Horse riding
- Camel riding
- Park entrance fees, museum
- Pure water supply (1 liter per day)
- As following destinations stated in itinerary
- Airport pick up and deliver
Tour Price exclude:
- Travel insurance
- Visa application fees
- Bank transfer fee
- Departure tax
- Beverages, snacks
- Personal expenses including, telephone call, internet, laundry
- Additional services
Accommodation: We choose the best partners in order to attain best outcome. Every year we personally check our partner hotels and tourist camps to ensure they are maintaining the standard of service. Depending on your preference we offer various 3 to 5 star hotels and guest houses. Tourist camps are all equipped with shower and toilet, 2 to 4 PAX per Ger and restaurants.
Meals: While your stay in Ulaanbaatar there are plenty of choices among Mongolian traditional, European, Indian and Asian cuisine restaurants. During your travel along the countryside tourist camps will serve with standard breakfast and meals of beef, rice and vegetables. If you are vegetarian or require Halal food we also able to organize your special need of food in Mongolia.
Transport: Our vehicles are prepared to travel on Mongolian road. We use variety of air-conditioned, four wheel drive vehicles and bus. The average mileage you will drive per day in Mongolian tour is 180 to 220 kilometers. Our vehicles include Land cruiser, Delica 2, Russian Van, Bus.
Guide: We arrange English, French, Russian and German speaking Mongolian guide on your Mongolian trip. Depending on the tour our special experienced guide will serve you a meal while stay in tent. Our guides always there to help you and work passionately with full of knowledge about the country and make your Mongolian travel one of your most favorite exploration around earth.
Packing List: we highly recommend you to read following article about what you should prepare before your Mongolian holiday.
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