This tour gives you a chance to enjoy the Naadam Festival in the countryside with nomads. Join us for the 2015 Naadam held in Tariat town of Arkhangai province where located beside the beautiful White Lake from 9th-11th July. Witness fear for the brave young jockeys and marvel at the elegance of the wrestlers. While in Tariat, we will do hiking around the beautiful lake, Horgo extinct volcano, mountains and horseback riding and meet nomadic families. This is the best opportunity to discover Mongolia and join to nomadic people and expierence the fascinating nomadic life style.
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DAY 1. NATION'S CAPITAL-ULAANBAATAR.(L,D)
Upon arrival at the Ulaanbaatar airport, you will be met by your guide and driver and transferred to your hotel. Ulaanbaatar is a very rapidly growing and developing city with a population of nearly a million people. Your hotel is located within walking distance from main square called Sukhbaatar Square, museums, theatres, and shops. Depending on an arrival time, you may enjoy a short city orientation tour before dinner. Overnight at hotel
DAY 2. HUSTAI NURUU NATIONAL PARK(B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will drive to the National Park Hustai Nuruu and reach the park . The park lies in the foothill of southern Khentii Mountain range. It is the place we will see wild horse- called Takhi known as Przewalski horse in thier pasture. Wild horse Takhi having been reintroduced from Holland on international project.
Lunch in the park and then we will visit a local horseman's family. You can experience long lasting nomadic culture and traditions. Overnight in ger camp
DAY 3-4 . KHUSTAI/KHOGNO KHAAN
After breakfast, we will drive to Khogno Khan, on the way we will visit to Mongol Els sand- dunes. Here we have an opportunity to ride two humped Bactrian camel. We will then reach Khogno Khaan Mountain. Dinner overnight in ger camp. After relaxed breakfast, we will hiking and see ruins of ancient monastery Erdene Khamba Monastery, also known as Khogno Tarnyn Khiid. Dinner overnight in ger camp.
DAY 5. VISIT ERDENEZUU MONASTERY AND KHARAKHORIN. (B,L,D)
Breakfast at camp, we will drive towards to Karakorum. Arrive at Kharkhorin, ancient Capital of Great Mongolian Empire and Erdenezuu Monastery, Mongolia's oldest Buddist monastery with 108 stupas, founded by Avtai Sain Khan in 1586. Kharakhorum was established in the valley of the Orkhon River and was formerly a great capital city built in 1235, by Ogoodei Khan, Chingish khaan's third son. It was one of the stops along the Legendary Silk Road. It was the capital city of the Mongolian Great Empire until Khubilai Khaan, a grandson of Genghis Khaan, moved the capital to Beijing during the Yuan Dynasty. Erdene Zuu Monastery is the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. The monastery is surrounded by beautiful white walls with 108 stupas. Overnight in the tourist camp.
DAY 6. ERDENE-ZUU/TOUR TO TSENKHER HOT SPRINGS. (B,L,D)
Our Journey continues beautiful Arkhangai province. On the way we will visit nomadic family where you will enjoy their long lasting traditional culture, wonderful hospitality, ride their horses and have a taste fermented mare's milk. We will reach at Tsenkher Hot Spings where flows out of the ground at 80 degrees Celsius. Here we can have a relaxing hot spring bath and get a massage. Overnight in ger camp
DAY 7-10. HORGO EXTINCT VOLCANO AND WHITE LAKE/ MONGOLIAN NAADAM FESTIVAL. (B,L,D)
We will drive to Horgo extinct volcano and beautiful White Lake (Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake). Here we can ride horse and hiking to see the volcano crater and the Lake - good place fishing and relaxing. Also we will visit a local horsemen family where you have an opportunity to experience their way of life, their culture and traditions. Overnight in tourist camp. Here we will experience the Great Naadam Festival and traditional Mongolian biggest ever sporting event-Horse Racing, Wrestling and Archery. "Three Manly Games". Naadam, or "Games", as it is called, is centuries old and is a classic introduction to Mongolia's culture, people and environment. Horse racing (jockeys are children aged 6-11 boys and girls and race 15-30 kilometres), Wrestling (men only) and Archery (women and men). July 11th is the official date of Naadam and continues to 13th. Watch and Enjoy Naadam Festival, Horsebackriding. Overnight in a ger camp
DAY 11. WHITE LAKE/TSETSERLEG (B,L,D)
We will drive to Tsetserleg A day trip to Tsetserleg, the provincial centre of Arkhangai Aimag. On reaching the town you will visit the aimag museum, Zaya's monastery, and the local market. Overnight in ger camp
DAY 12. LAKE OGII. (B,L,D)
Ogii is one of the biggest lakes in Mongolia and located in Arkhangai province. It has 25.7 km squire area, average depth is 6.64m, in some sections 15.3 m and coastal length is 24.7 km. It is quite stunning place for birdwatching, fishing and swimming. There are 150 sorts of extremely rare and rare species birds of passage come to settle down on the "Ogii" lake. For this reason Lake Ogii was included in Ramsar Convention in 1999 for the purpose of protecting the environment where the birds deliver their eggs and spend summer. Here you can watch 178 varieties of 16 tribes of birds. Also the "Ogii" lake has 14 sorts of fish belonged to the North Atlantic ocean area such as Esoc lucius, Rutilus lacustrisl, Perca fluviatilis, leucisous idus, Cyprinus carpio haematopterus, Parassius auratus gibelio, lota, Leuciscus baicalensis, Phoxinus pall, Phoxinus peronurus, Barbatula, Toni, Cobitus taenia sibisica and has plenty of fish reserves. So it's most convenient place for fishermen to have a good catch.
DAY 13. DRIVE BACK TO ULAANBAATAR. (B)
After breakfast, we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar, arrive in UB and further sightseeing of UB including the Natural History Museum with 16 m long 70 million year old skeleton of a Tarbosaur, Gandan Monastry - Mongolia's Buddist centre, the Green Palace of the Mongolian last king Bogd Javzandamba. shopping for souvenir and cashmere products. In the evening we will see fascinating performance of traditional folk songs, throat singing, and beautiful melody of horse-headed fiddle, ethnic dances and artistic contortion.Overnight in hotel. Farewell dinner and bar. Your guide will remain with you as you return to the hotel.
DAY 14.DEPARTURE FROM MONGOLIA. (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport.
Official date of Naadam Festival 11-13 of July
2, 4 to 8 people
14 days/ 13 nights
$3,220.00 USD per person for 2-3 pax:
Tour price include:
- All accommodation: twin bedded rooms in hotel, sharing tourist Ger camp and tent
- All transport as listed in itinerary and Airport transfers.
- All meals as listed in itinerary.(Breakfast-B, lunch-L and dinner-D).
- Camping equipments (tent, sleeping bag, kitchen, cooking equipment, cook etc...)
- All entrance fees of attractions. • English speaking guide
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- Insurances of any kind
- Hotel porterage
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