Multi-Day Tour

Naadam Festival Mongolia (15 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Ulaanbaatar To Ulaanbaatar

Valid for Departures: 29 Jun 2018 - 10 Jul 2019


Day 1
None None
Day 1 Ulaanbaatar: There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 Ulaanbaatar/Amarbayasgalant: Enjoy a bumpy ride out to the Amarbayasgalant Monastery, the second-most important in Mongolia, located in the beautiful Iven Gol Valley. Additional Notes: Gers are traditional Mongolian tents made with wooden frames and layers of felt. The camps we stay at will have 4 beds per ger with mattresses, linens, and extra blankets. They have a central stove to keep the place cozy and a small table and chairs. Included Activities: Amarbayasgalant Monastery Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 3
Amarbayasgalant/Uran Togoo
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Amarbayasgalant/Uran Togoo: Continue on to the beautiful Selenge River. Arrive in the afternoon and stretch your legs after the long drive with a hike to the nearby volcanic crater at Pot Mountain. Included Activities: Pot Mountain Hike Transport: Stop for lunch and photos along the way. Private Vehicle
Day 4
Uran Togoo/Selenge
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.
Day 5
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Selenge/Khövsgöl: Spend the day travelling to scenic Khövsgöl Lake. Included Activities: Lake Khövsgöl and Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 6
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Khövsgöl: Enjoy a free day at Khövsgöl lake. Try your hand at archery, go horseback riding, or hiking.
Day 7
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 8
Jargalant/Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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. Additional Notes: Please note that facilities at this home are very basic, and travellers will use open-air "bush toilets" in nature, or a bush toilet enclosed by a small hut for privacy. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 9
Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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. Included Activities: Khorgo Volcano Visit
Day 10
Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake/Tsenkher
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10 Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake/Tsenkher: Stop en route to Tsenkher in the small town of Tsetserleg to visit the monastery museum. Opt to visit the handicraft shops here or the bakery. Stay in a ger camp nearby with options to visit the springs, go horseback riding, or chat with the locals. Included Activities: Zayain Khüree Monastery Museum Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 11
Tsenkher/Elsen Tasarhai
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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. Included Activities: Elsen Tasarhai Sand Dunes Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 12
Elsen Tasarhai/Ulaanbaatar
None Breakfast, Lunch
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. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 13
None Breakfast, Lunch
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. Included Activities: Nadaam Festival (Eriin Gurvan Naadam)
Day 14
None Breakfast, Lunch
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. Included Activities: Nadaam Festival (Eriin Gurvan Naadam)
Day 15
None Breakfast
Day 15 Ulaanbaatar: Depart at any time.

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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.

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