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Naadam Festival Adventure - 9 Days

Naadam Festival Adventure

Mongolia · Private Tour · 9 Days
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culture
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landscape

Be witness to the cultural climax of Mongolia attending the legendary Naadam Festival famous for its archery and wrestling competitions, then travel to Karakorum, the sand dunes of Elsen Tasarkhai and Khustai National Park. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Ulaanbaatar
Day 2 - The Ceremony Of Naadam Festival
Day 3 - Naadam Festival & Terelj National Park
Day 4 - Nomadic Show & Khustai National Park
Day 5 - Khustai National Park → Karakorum
Day 6 - Karakorum → Tsenkher
Day 7 - Tsenkher → Elsen Tasarkhai
Day 8 - Elsen Tasarkhai → Ulaanbaatar
Day 9 - Ulaanbaatar

What is included

  • Transportation in comfortable AC Delica 4x4 off road minivan, including airport transfers
  • 5 nights accommodation at traditional mongolian ger camp with full board
  • 3 nights accommodation at luxury hotel with breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees at all visiting sites
  • Camel ride and Horse ride
  • English speaking guide service throughout the entire itinerary
  • Local guides for horse and camel ride trials

What is NOT included

  • International flights
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and personal expenses
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
1
Ulaanbaatar

After arriving in Ulaanbaatar, you’ll be taken on a city sightseeing tour including a visit to the Gandan Monastery. There is a huge gold plated Buddha which is symbol of Mongolian national pride and cultural revival. See the monks chanting, spin some prayer wheels and view the intricately embroidered thankas. 

Explore the Sukhbaatar Square, which is surrounded by all central departments including the Government House

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
2
The Ceremony Of Naadam Festival

After breakfast, today you will watch and admire the inauguration ceremony of Naadam which is opened by the president of Mongolia. 

The opening ceremony features marches and music from soldiers, monks and athletes and live performance of the national instrument Morin Khuur and a choir concert before the real fun begins.

You have opportunity to see interesting tournaments which fills you heart with joy. There will be tournament of wrestling and archery in the Central Stadium while horse races take place outside the city center. 

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
3
Naadam Festival & Terelj National Park

After breakfast, watch second day of Naadam, including wrestling, archery and traditional games. 

After lunch, drive to Giant Chinggis Khaan Statue. The statues in total is 40m high and see as far sighted Chinggis Khaan holds a golden whip in his right hand. The Terelj National Park incorporates parts of Khentii Mountain Range. 

You will explore extraordinary formations of rocks and stones. Some of them look quite similar to turtles.

Overnight at a mongolian traditional ger tent.

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Ulaanbaatar → Terelj 1h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
4
Nomadic Show & Khustai National Park

After breakfast, drive to Mongol Nomadic Show. This performance shows the traditional life of real Mongolian nomads, the breeding and use of five kinds of livestock, as well as the constant travel using ox, yak, camel and horse carts. Enjoy horse ride trial for an hour

In the afternoon, drive to Khustai National Park, see Takhi, the Asian wild horse. You might also see wolves, argali sheep and deers. 

Enjoy small hiking and capture photographs of this breathtaking landscape and wildlife. After this, visit Takhi's information center.

Overnight at a mongolian traditional ger tent.

Q
Terelj → Khustai National Park130 km 3h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Y

Khustai Camp

Khustai National Park

day
5
Khustai National Park → Karakorum

After breakfast, drive to Karakorum, the symbolic ruins of the XIIIth century capital of the Mongol Empire. 

Visit Erdene-Zuu, the oldest monastery, with 108 stupas, built in 1586. Then admire the beautiful Karakorum Museum and see the Great Mongol state period, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Ancient state period halls. 

Overnight at a mongolian traditional ger tent.

Q
Khustai National Park → Karakorum289 km 4h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Y

Munkhtenger Camp

Karakorum

day
6
Karakorum → Tsenkher

After breakfast, we cross the Khangai Nuruu Mountains through a series of passes until we reach The Paradise Of The Horse Breeders, an area known for its lush grasses and wide valleys. 

Once again we will be amazed by the ever changing landscapes and the beauty of the surrounding mountains. Our next destination is Tsenkher Hot Springs, a region of once active volcanoes which still provide a number of excellent and refreshing hot springs. 

This afternoon we will be free to enjoy this natural spa, to relax in a hot pool or to hike up to the source of the spring. Water temperatures range up to 82 C. Later you may want to relax with a massage (not included). 

Overnight at a mongolian traditional ger tent.

Q
Karakorum → Tsenkher110 km 2h 30min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Y

Duut Resort Camp

Tsenkher

day
7
Tsenkher → Elsen Tasarkhai

 Early morning, drive to Elsen Tasarkhai which is unique area of forest and sand dunes. 

After lunch, there is an opportunity for a camel ride trial through the sand dunes. We will visit a local nomad family where you have an opportunity to experience their way of life, their culture and traditions. 

Enjoy dinner with experience of real authentic Mongolian barbecue, prepared in the traditional style with hot stones. 

Overnight at a mongolian traditional ger tent.

Q
Tsenkher → Elsen Tasarkhai190 km 4h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Y

Hoyor Zagal Camp

Tariat

day
8
Elsen Tasarkhai → Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, drive back to Ulaanbaatar

Visit Bogd Khan Palace, which is a series of beautiful traditional buildings, where the last religious King of Mongolia resided. You may choose an optional city tour where you will be taken to souvenir and cashmere shops before enjoying an evening concert of National Folklore

Overnight at the hotel.

Q
Elsen Tasarkhai → Ulaanbaatar280 km 5h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
9
Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport.   

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Ulaanbaatar
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Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace

Terelj
Y

Terelj Lodge Resort

Khustai National Park
Y

Khustai Camp

Karakorum
Y

Munkhtenger Camp

Tsenkher
Y

Duut Resort Camp

Tariat
Y

Hoyor Zagal Camp

Price for luxury experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing
4 pax
Double Sharing
10 Jul 2018 - 18 Jul 2018$2352$1764

Photos

National Archery, Ulaanbaatar
Mongol Nomadic Show
Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes, Uvurkhangai province
Bogd Khan Winter Palace, Ulaanbaatar
Naadam Festival opening ceremony, Ulaanbaatar
Wild Takhi, Hustai National Park
Tsenkher hot springs
Erdenezuu monastery, Karakorum

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