5 days tour of Naadam festival & Kharkhorin

Festival tours

5 days tour of Naadam festival & Kharkhorin

A short tour of the most exciting festival of Mongolia- Naadam and the ancient city of Kharkhorin

Price: from $750 per person
Transport: 4x4 vehicle
Difficulty: moderate

Day 1 Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Upon your arrival at the airport you will be greeted by your guide and driver who will take you to your hotel. Depending on the time of your arrival, we will organise half a day of city tour. Overnight in a hotel (Hotel; D)

Day 2 Naadam Festival opening ceremony

After breakfast you will be driven to the opening ceremony of the Naadam Festival in the main stadium of Ulaanbaatar. Naadam is one of the most ancient festivals in Mongolia and it is celebrated widely for nearly a month all over the country. Each region celebrates it on different dates. Three manly games of Naadam, wrestling, horse racing and arching, were originally created to test the stamina, strength and mastery of nomads. The horses race for 15-30 km in six age groups. After the opening ceremony, attend Naadam gala dinner and folk concert. Overnight stay in a hotel. (Hotel; B,L,D)

Day 3 Horse racing and Khustai national park

On the second day of the Naadam festival, you will drive to Hui Doloon Hudag for horse racing. Afterwards you will drive to the Khustai National Park where Mongolian wild horses graze. Overnight in a ger camp. (Hotel; B,L,D)

Day 4 Kharkhorin

After breakfast you will set off to Kharkhorin, the ancient city of Мongolian empire. Stop over at Elsen Tasarkhai which is small sand dunes formed in the steppe. After short stop and leg stretch carry on with the driving to visit Erdenezuu monastery and Kharkhorin museum. Visit a local nomadic family in a ger and see their traditional way of living. You are welcome to participate in cooking, herding and milking livestocks. If anything it is encouraged. Enjoy horse riding by the Orkhon river. Overnight in a ger camp (Ger camp; B,L,D)

Day 5 Ulaanbaatar

Today you will drive back to Ulaanbaatar, which will take about 4 hours and a half. Once you settle at your hotel your guide will take you for souvenir and cashmere shopping and short city tour. (Hotel; B,L,D)

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