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Khuvsgul lake Ice Festival event tour in February 2016 (11 days)

Tour overview

Day 1: Arrive in Ulaanbaatar
Day 2: Fly to Khuvsgul
Day 3: Lake Khuvsgul Ice
Day 4-5: Lake Khuvsgul Ice – horse sledges journey
Day 6-7: Visit Ice Festival
Day 8: Drive back to Khatgal
Day 9: Ulaanbaatar
Day 10: City tour
Day 11: Journey home

Route: Ulaanbaatar –Murun-Khatgal-Murun-Ulaanbaatar
Region: Central Mongolia
Tour Highlights: nomad family visitation
Available season: February
Travel type Winter tour

Day 1: Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. (D)
Tour begins: At the airport in Ulaanbaatar you will be met by our vehicle and transferred to your hotel. City orientation tour, visit the Choijin LamaMuseum- there are about five temples within the complex and, amongst other artifacts, it houses the best tsam masks in the country. And visit Bogd Khaan Palace, which is a series of beautiful traditional buildings in which the last religious King of Mongolia resided. Dinner at the Modern Nomads restaurant /Mongolian national food, modern and comfortable/. Overnight in 3 star hotel.

Day 2: Fly to Khubsgul(B/L/D)
You /group/ will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Murun /670 km, 1.50 hours/. In Murun you will be met by your jeep, and transferred to Hatgal village. Hatgal is located in south cost of KuvsgulLake . We will overnight in a very basic guest house, which is heated.

Day 3: Lake Khubsgul Ice (B/L/D)
You will drive by jeep on the ice of the lake for 2 hours and meet with our local guide with their horses and sleigh. They are the Numerous Darkhad Mongol nomads who live on the western shore their animals during the winter. Overnight in a ger where the felts are spread on the floor and equipped with the stove. It’s on the shore of the lake

Day 4-5: Lake Khubsgul Ice – horse sledges journey(B/L/D)
You will travel by horse sledges and visit the local nomadic family. You may also do trekking or skiing on the foot of the mount KhordolSardag. Ice-skating is possible too. We will also load all provisions to the sleigh and two or three people will carry them. The ice of the lake is around 1.20 meters thick and clear like glass that you can see the swimming fishes.
Mongolian one of ethnic group, Darkhad Mongol Nomad people live along the western cost of the lake which is called Renchinlkhumb village. Their winter pasture located in here. They use yak and horse to move to this place. And it takes several days. In the summer non-of the people live along the shore. So we will have an opportunity to become a friend and know the way of life of this hardy people. Overnight in the winter Ger.

Day 6-7: Visit Ice Festival (B/L/D)
Every year local people who live around the lake, celebrate a small Ice Festival. And also a few Tuva people / known as rain deer people/ came to this festival too. This small festival takes part on the ice of the lake after Mongolian New Year TsagaanSar /white moon/ before the spring migration. All people, who participate in ice festival, organize the computations such as ice-skating, horse sleigh racing, and tug-of-war. a Japanese wresting Sumo is being organized too. And also arms wrestling on the ice are the favorite competition for women.
It’s a wonderful sight that the reflection of the mountain KhoridolSaridag in the shiny ice of the lake Khuvsgul .Overnight in the winter Ger.

Day 8: Drive back to Khatgal(B/L/D)
Transfer back to Hatgal by jeep or a horse sleds. In Hatgal we will visit to the visitor centre of The Khuvsgul Lake National Park. In wintertime this place has very few visitors. Overnight in Hatgal.

Day 9: Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D)
The people /group/ will be transferred to back to Moron for the flight to Ulaanbaatar (the domestic flight usually departs early). Moron is the main town in Khuvsgul area. After depart the domestic flight to Ulaanbaatar, transferred to the hotel.Overnight in 3 star hotel.

Day 10: City tour (B/L/D)
After lunch, visit to cashmere factory ‘ Gobi ‘ for shopping. You can buy a original and pure wool and cashmere clothes and gifts. In the evening interesting Mongolian traditional cultural performance.Dinner in the restaurant Modern Nomads and night in 3 star hotel.

Day 11: Journey home (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time. Transfer to the airport or train station.


Price and Availability

Show prices in USD

Tour Code Tour Season Price 2014
May- October 2-4 PAX 5-9 PAX 10-14 PAX
Winter event tour-10:

Tour Prices Include:

  • Ulaanbaatar overnights in a 3 star Hotel
  • 7 Overnights ger camp
  • Horse riding and horse sledges journey
  • Domestic flight from Ulaanbaatar to Khubsgul 680 km
  • City tour and shopping
  • Museums, national entertainment
  • Entry fees and guides
  • Transport in countryside and terminal transfer
  • Meals, Meal codes = (B, L, and D): breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Tour price do not include:

  • International transportation
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Departure tax
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities and items of a personal nature
Tour map


Additional information

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:

  • Personal medications
  • Sun Glasses
  • Warm Hiking Boots
  • Warm socks
  • Warm hat
  • Pullover
  • Winter coat
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Mini vacuum bottle
  • Winter trousers

Why choose us?

  • 17 years of experience in Tourism industry
  • Expert team works as system
  • Affordable price policy
  • Fast and response
  • Well-designed programs

Why choose this tour?

  • Participate one of the most exciting event Ice festival
  • Rich cultural sightseeing
  • Affordable price
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