"Naadam festival & Beyond" 13 days



Day 1: Ulaanbaatar –  Relax with the Remaining Day at Leisure
Day 2: Ulaanbaatar - City tour (drive)
Day 3 : Ulaanbaatar- Naadam festival opening ceremony (drive)
Day 4: Ulaanbaatar - Khui doloo - See horse racing  (drive)
Day 5: Ulaanbaatar- South Gobi including "Yol valley" (flight)
Day 6: Yol valley - Bayanzag or Flaming cliffs (drive)
Day 7: Flaming cliffs- Khavtsgait rock art- Dalanzadgad (drive)
Day 8: Dalanzadgad- Ulaanbaatar-  Terelj  NP (flight)
Day 9: Terelj NP - Ulaanbaatar (drive)
Day 10: Ulaanbaatar - Khuvsgul lake (flight)
Day 11: Day trip through Khuvsgul lake (drive)
Day 12: Khuvsgul lake - Ulaanbaatar (flight)
Day 13: Departure


What do we expect?

  • Learn unique Mongolian Culture
  • Discover Nomadic lifestyle
  • Spot Wild and Domestic animals
  • Visit and meet real Nomads    
  • Feel true silence and wild nature
  • Enjoy fresh and clean air



Through where: Southern, Central, Northern west 
Date : July 09 - July 21  ( 2019/2020)
Price: By request




Mongolia is a quite big country. It is important to appreciate the landscape for its vastness. Rugged Mongolia is an adventure destination where travellers can see the tradition of the past still practiced today by hardy nomads dwelling on the country's vast steppe and deserts.  The trip, we offering you, will give a good chance to experience their tradition, culture and way of life and hospitality. Despite the warm welcome you will receive, there are several things to explore within central part of Mongolia. For example; spectacular countryside, vast steppes, rugged mountains, clear lake, and abundant wildlife and livestock.


Day 1 (July 9): Arrive in Ulaanbaatar

We  will meet you at airport upon your arrival in Ulaanbaatar city/capital of Mongolia/ and take you to the hotel you choose. The rest of day is for you to get rid of fatique and enjoy a free day. Prepare yourself,  the camera with full battery, torch, and other stuffs/suitable clothing for horse/camel riding/. 

Overnight: at the Shangri-La five star hotel or similiar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 2 (July 10) - City tour

After breakfast at the hotel, a experienced guide will pick you from the hotel and then we start our wonderful trip.  We will visit to Gandan Monastery, Central square, Bogd khan's palace museum, Zaisan memorial hill.

Overnight in Shangri-La five star hotel or similiar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3 (July 11): Naadam festival opening ceeremony 

After breakfast you will see naadam's opening ceremony.

Naadam  is held in during from July 11–13 annual, in the National Sports Stadium. Naadam begins with an elaborate introduction ceremony, featuring dancers, athletes, horse riders, and musicians. After the ceremony, the competitions begin. The competitions are mainly horseback riding. Naadam is the most widely watched festival among Mongols, and is believed to have existed for centuries in one fashion or another. Naadam has its origin in the activities, such as military parades and sporting competitions such as archery, horse riding and wrestling, that followed the celebration of various occasions, including weddings or spiritual gatherings. It later served as a way to train soldiers for battle. Now it formally commemorates the 1921 Revolution when Mongolia declared itself a free country. Naadam also celebrates the achievement of the new state. Naadam was celebrated as a Buddhist/shaman holiday until secularization in the 1930s. The three sports are called "Eriin 3 naadam" which is called three games of man in English. Genghis Khan's nine horse tails, representing the nine tribes of the Mongols, are still ceremonially transported from Sukhbaatar Square to the Stadium to open the Naadam festivities. 

Overnight in Shangri-La five stars hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 (July 12): This morning we drive to Khui doloon khudag and see horse race. Then we will short explore Khustai national park.

The Mongolian Government declared Hustai National Park as a Specially Protected Area in 1993, one year after the initiation of the reintroduction project of the Takhi (Przewalski's horse) to the Hustain Nuruu. The HNP extends through the Khentii Mountains and includes the western edge of the Mongolian steppe at the boundaries of Altanbulag, Argalant and Bayankhangai Soums of Töv Province. The park is about 100 km from the capital city of Ulaanbaatar to the west.

The HNP covers 50,600 ha land which is home to 459 species of vascular plants, 85 species of lichens, 90 species of moss and 33 species of mushrooms. 44 species of mammals have been recorded, including Altai wapiti, Mongolian gazelle, roe deer, wild boar, wild sheep, ibex, Mongolian marmots, grey wolves, Eurasian lynx, Pallas cat, red fox, corsac fox and Eurasian badger. The 217 species of birds include golden eagle, lammergeier, great bustard, whooper swan, black stork, Daurian partridge and little owl. There are 16 species of fish, 2 species of amphibians, and 385 species of insects (including 21 species of ants, 55 species of butterflies, 10 species of bush crickets and 29 species of grasshoppers). A new species of soil insect has been found in the Hustai and given the scientific name of Epidamaeus khustaiensis.

In 2002, the Man and the Biosphere Reserves organization of UNESCO certified the HNP as a member of the world biosphere network of natural reserves. The HNPT was enrolled as a member of IUCN in 2007.

Overnight in HS Khan luxury resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (July 13): Today we will fly to the Gobi and drive to great Yol Valley. (Flight will take an hour)

Yoliin am /Yol valley/
Yoliin Am is located 45km from province of Dalanzadgad. Altitude is 2800m from sea level. This is one of the best places to encounter wild animals and wander through the majestic canyons.  This is the deep and narrow canyon in the Gobi GurvanSaikhan /Gobi three beauty / mountains. In the narrowest valley is named after Lammergeyer, which is called Yol in Mongolian.  The Lammergeyer is old world Vulture. In there you can see 1-1.5m tick ice in the middle of gorges where it barely gets sunshine during summer time and the sky looks pretty narrow line between canyons. 

Overnight in Deluxe Ger at the Three Camel Lodge or Similiar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 (July 14): This morning we head to Bayan zag /Flaming Cliffs/

Bayan zag
Bayanzag, which means ‘rich in saxaul shrubs’, is more commonly known as the ‘Flaming Cliffs’, a name penned by the paleontologist  Roy Chapman Andrews. First excavated in 1922, it is best-known worldwide for the number of dinosaur bones and eggs found in the area, which you can see in museums around the world. Even if you are not a ‘dienophile’, the beauty of the surrounding landscape is a good reason to visit. It’s a classic desert of rock, red sands, scrub, sun and awesome emptiness. Bayanzag is around 90km from Dalanzadgad.

Overnight in comfort Ger camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (July 15):  After breakfast at the Ger camp  we drive to Khavtsgait rock art

Khavtsgait rock art
One of many great attractions in the Gobi desert. This rock painting  located at the Boginin Khyar ridge to the west of the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan Mountain Range, where you can see well preserved petroglyphs of ibexes, horses, camels, and depictions of ancient man drawing their bow and arrow. Here you will do a wonderful hiking trail.

Overnight in comfort Ger camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 8 (July 16): Today we will fly back to Ulaanbaatar. Then drive to Terelj and 13th Century complex.

Terelj National Park located 75 km on the side, on the way you will explore Ovoo-the pile of sacred stones, according to the local legend, espirit of nature dwells in the heaped Rocks which was set for god of nature and blue sky. Terelj National Park is Mongolian's best known national park for good reason, it was created in 1965, popular among the Mongolians for its magnificent granite rocky hills, rock formation especielly Turtle Rock and the green forests.On the way to park you will visit to Biggest Equestrian Statue in the world /Chingis Khaan/, and 13th century complex. 

Overnight in Terelj luxury hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 9 (July 17) : Terelj to Ulaanbaatar

After the breakfast at the Terelj luxury hotel we will arrive Aryabal meditation temple and enjoy walking through beautyful nature. Then we will get lunch at the Terelj luxury hotel and back to Ulaanbaatar.

Aryabal meditation temple was built in 1810-s by Mongolian and Tibetan artists in Terelj National Park. In many cases Buddhist monks from Manzushir monastery came to this temple to do meditation. The temple style is more Tibetan styled like white square shaoed and white colored main building and porcelain roofs decorated with Buddhist and religious signs. In 1937-1939 Mongolian communists came to this temple and destroyed it completely and killed some monks from this temple. Later in 2000 Buddhist monks of Lamiran temple in Ulaanbaatar initiated the project to restore this temple and completed the restoration work in 2004-2007. Lamiran temple monks sometimes come to this temple and cater religious service here and in many days of year it is open place for visitors and tourists, who want to thank for the god and do meditation.

The set of 108 stone stairs will lead you to the main temple and 108 small stupas and 108 prayer wheels were placed around the temple. Moreover, signs with 144 Buddhist teachings, written in English and Mongolian, lined the sides of the path.

Overnight in Shangri-La five star hotel or similiar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 (July 18 ): Fly to Murun and drive to Blue pearl khuvsgul lake.

Overnight in deluxe log cabin
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11(July 19): Journey to Khovsgol Lake
We go on our interesting trip to the Blue Pearl Khovsgol lake. Today you will do visit to Tsaatan family and take a quite walk along the mother sea shore. 

Khovsgol Nuur/Lake Khovsgol/.
Khovsgol Nuur is located 101km from Murun province. The Khovsgol lake is amazing pure lake which stretches 136km deep into the Siberian taiga and the deepest lake in Mongolia as well as the world's 14th largest source of fresh water. Altitude is 1645m above sea level . The lake has 2760 square km, 133.4km long, 262m deep. Historicaly the stunning lake was formed 7 million years ago. 

Stay overnight in deluxe log cabin
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Day 12(July 20): Back to Ulaanbaatar 

Having stayed overnight at the lake, we will fly back to Ulaanbaatar leaving blue pearl. All you have to do is to sit back, relax and enjoy your journee.  This day is for return to homeland and shopping for cashmere and souvenirs.

Stay overnigh in Blue Sky five stars hotel or similiar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 13(July 21): Departure

We will take you to the airport. Check your items when you're leaving the hotel. Good luck for your next trip.

Meals: Breakfast





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