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Naadam Festival Mongolia

15 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

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Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Ulaanbaatar
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Ulaanbaatar/Amarbayasgalant 
Visit Amarbayasgalant Monastery before sleeping in a ger camp. Stargazing takes on a whole new meaning in the Mongolian countryside. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 3 Amarbayasgalant/Uran Togoo 
Hike up the volcanic (extinct volcano) crater at Pot Mountain. Stay overnight with a nomadic family on Selenge River and enjoy a traditional Mongolian barbecue dinner. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 4 Uran Togoo/Selenge 
Enjoy free time in this scenic region and learn more about Mongolian nomadic culture. Opt to taste traditional Mongolian barbecue which is made only during ceremonies, or family celebrations. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 5 Selenge/Khövsgöl 
Spend the day travelling to scenic Khövsgöl Lake. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 6 Khövsgöl 
Enjoy a free day at Khövsgöl lake. Try your hand at archery, go horseback riding, or hiking. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 7 Khövsgöl/Jargalant 
Travel through the Lake District of Mongolia, looking for wildlife on the way. Spend the evening at a ger camp on Zuun Lake. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 8 Jargalant/Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake 
Continue on with another long day of scenic driving to reach Great White Lake. With two days to explore, there are plenty of ways to spend time here. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 9 Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake 
Spend a full day exploring the area. Climb the crater of a nearby volcano and crawl inside lava tubes. Spend a free afternoon in the area horseback riding, fishing, or mingling with the locals. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 10 Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake/Tsenkher 
Visit the monastery museum of Tsetserleg before continuing on to the Tsenkher Hot Springs. Opt to experience the waters' healing powers first hand. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 11 Tsenkher/Elsen Tasarhai 
Drive to Elsen Tasarhai. Enjoy the activities that so called little Gobi sand dunes has to offer— hiking in sand dunes, visit an ancient stone carving, and soak in the desert atmosphere. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 12 Elsen Tasarhai/Ulaanbaatar 
Travel back to Ulaanbaatar in time for the Naadam Festival ceremonies. Over the next few days, enjoy the opening ceremony, wrestling, archery, Naadam horseracing, and the closing ceremony, as well as free time for exploring Ulaanbaatar. (1B, 1L)

Day 13 Ulaanbaatar 
Watch the opening ceremony. Observe some of the wrestling matches and also the archery contests. With free time, opt for a wonderful cultural show or souvenir shopping. (1B, 1L)

Day 14 Ulaanbaatar 
Head out to see the finish line of the Naadam horserace. Enjoy a free afternoon before attending the Festival Closing Ceremony in the evening. (1B, 1L)

Day 15 Ulaanbaatar 
Depart at any time. (1B)
All This Included
Wander the land that gave the world Genghis Khan and experience the rich pageantry and intense competitions of the legendary Naadam Festival. Witness giants wrestle, archers hit impossible targets and horses race across grasslands to glory. Travel the region’s steppes and sand dunes to uncover storied Buddhist monasteries and cultural treasures on this unique adventure. Overnight in gers with local families for extraordinary cultural experiences you won’t soon forget.
  • Naadam Festival ceremonies entrance
  • Amarbayasgalant Monastery entrance
  • Pot Mountain hike
  • Khovsgol Lake visit
  • Lake District stay
  • Tsetserleg Monastery Museum visit
  • Tsenger Hot Springs stay
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hotels (4 nts), nomad family stay/camping (1 nt), Mongolian gers (9 nts, multi-share).
  • 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 10 dinners.
  • Transportation: Private van
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Watch the opening ceremony of the Naadam Festival
  • Cheer on wrestlers and archers
  • Listen to famous throat singing
  • Sleep in traditional gers
  • Devour Mongolian barbecue in the grasslands
Hotels (4 nts)
Nomad family stay/camping (1 nt)
Mongolian gers (9 nts, multi-share)
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12
  • Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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