Naadam festival in Mongolia, Naadam Festival 2017

Mongolia Naadam festival - 2018 tour - 11 days

Mongolia Naadam festival - 2018 tour

Mongolian Naadam Festival Tour. Experience Mongolian culture through this national holiday and explore the most beautiful places of Mongolia Naadam Tour. This special tour is designed to bring you into the colorful event of the year letting you to discover a lifestyle, arts and music that reflect the true national identity. While touring in the Mongolia‘s heartland - a classic landscape of rolling hills, steppe, grasslands and mountain forests, you will enjoy the uniqueness of the nature and the peaceful lifestyle of nomads.

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Mongolian Naadam Festival Tour. Experience Mongolian culture through this national holiday and explore the most beautiful places of Mongolia Naadam Tour. This special tour is designed to bring you into the colorful event of the year letting you to discover a lifestyle, arts and music that reflect the true national identity and culture of Mongolian people. While touring in the Mongolia‘s heartland - a classic landscape of rolling hills, steppe, grasslands and mountain forests, you will enjoy the uniqueness of the nature and the peaceful lifestyle of nomads.

Held annually between July 10-13, the great Naadam festival is thrilling three-day sporting event that has been happening for centuries since Chingis Khaan time. Now it formally commemorates the 1921 revolution when Mongolia declared itself a free country. The festival highlights Mongolia’s “three manly sports”- horseracing, wrestling and archery. Naadam festival brings together country’s sporting men and women from the remotest regions to compete at the national level in capital city. It is also celebration of common people- herders who ride into town and urbanities who leave their flats and offices to watch the games- gathering where they have opportunity to participate in the events, to barter, mix, sing and enjoy life to the full.

        Brief itinerary

Day 1.  Arrival in UB. City tour
Day 2.  Drive to Amarbayasgalant Monastery
Day 3.  Orkhon River basin
Day 4.  Ugii Lake
Day 5.  Tsetserleg town, Tsenher Hot Spa 
Day 6.  Kharkhorin, Erdene Zuu Monastery
Day 7.  Elsen Tasarkhai
Day 8.  Hustai National Park
Days 9-10. Naadam Festival Days in UB 
Day 11.  Transfer to the Airport & Departure


Services included in the cost:

Accommodation: Hotel***,* ger camp 
Guiding and interpreting service 
Full board meals 
Transport: vehicle 4x4 or minivan
Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks
Museums and cultural performance
Camping equipments

Services not included in the cost:

International airfare 
Personal equipments 
Optional activity cost 
Excess baggage charges
Single room supplement 
Alcoholic drinks 
Sleeping bag 
Travel Insurance


Day 1. /3 July/ Arrival. Transfer to the hotel. City sightseeing with visits to Gandan monastery and Bogd Khaan winter Palace museum. Hotel.

Day 2. /4 July/ Drive to Amarbaysgalant monastery. The Amarbayasgalant Monastery, the monastery of Tranguil Felicity, is located 360km north of Ulaanbaatar and is one of the favorite destinations for visitors.

Built between 1727 and 1736, it is once of the very few monastery to have partly escaped the destruction of 1937, affer which only the buildings of the central section remained.The monastery was originaly built to house the remains of Zanabazar. On the western and eastern side of this courtyard were two identical halls, the Bell and Drum Towers, and to the north stood the Hall of the Heavenly Kings, the guardians of the four directions. Past that, one came to second gourtyard with the Tsogchin Dugan, the main hall, set on a terrace, and flanked on either side by hexagonal pavilions, called the Halls of History. Tourist ger camp.

Day 3. /5 July/) Overnight at the basins of Orkhon river. Visit Nomad family. Family stay. 

Day 4. /6 July/ Arrive at the Ugii lake – a lake of 27 sq.m of area. The lake offers charming view extending for a far horizons. The lake abounds various types of fish and birds, which creates a wonderful natural beauty, a place of complete tranquility. Tourist ger camp. 

Day 5. /7 July/ Tsetserleg town – center of Arkhangai province which is one of the most beautiful Mongolia’s provinces, with mountains, cliffs, fast-flowing rivers and lush green forests. Peaks of the Khangai mountain range are seen in the south and Bulgan mountain rises sharply to the north. Visit local museum Zayiin khuree temple museum for interesting local exhibits and buddhist art works. Arrive at the Tsenkher hot -spa late afteroon and have relax hours at the resort. Tourist ger camp. 

Day 6. /8 July/ Arrive at the Kharkhorin – the ancient capital and one of the important sites of Mongolian history and culture. From here the Chinggis khan and his sons ruled the Great Mongolian Empire during XIII century, and it was a political and trade center through which passed legendary Silk Road, the main commerce network of whole Eurasia. Visit to Erdene Zuu monastery built on the ruins of Kharkhorin city in XVI century. Drop local market of traditional artworks and antique items. Tourist camp.

Day 7. /9 July/Bayangobi - lovely area presenting the contrast of Mongolian nature - small sand dunes, open valleys, green hills and extending mountain ranges which are seen in far horizons. Walking in the vicinity areas. Tourist ger camp. 

Day 8. /10 July/ We will head back to Ulaanbaatar and have overnight stay at the Hustai National Park - unique landscape that features mountain steppeland. The one and only species of wild horse, the Takhi (Prjewalski horse), which was discovered at the end of the XIX century, is being reintroduced to Mongolia in Hustai Park during last 10 years. Now the number of Takhi horses has reached up about 200. We will have an opportunity to watch Takhi wild horses at the pasture site and other wildlife within this magnificient natural park. Tourist ger camp.

Days 9-10. /11-12 July/ NAADAM FESTIVALS DAYS Naadam festival, biggest national holiday mongolia 
Early morning depart to Ulaanbaatar for colorful ceremony of Naadam festival opening in the central stadium. Attend festival activities: horse race, archery and traditional wrestling competition. We will go for a amazing performance of traditional folk song and dance. Have a visit to State department store for a beautiful souvenirs and mongolian natural products. Farewell dinner. Hotel.

Naadam festival Naadam, the national holiday of Mongolia, held annually July; great Naadam festival is a thrilling three-day sporting event that has been happening for centuries and features the ‘’three sport games of men’’, horse racing, archery and wrestling. 

Horse racing: The most impressive spectacle is surely the horse racing. The horses cover different distances according to their age. Azarga (stallions) 28km, Ikh nas (horses more than 5 years old) 30km, Soyolon(5-year olds) 25km, Khyazaalan (4-year olds) 22km, Shudlen (3-year olds) 20km and Daaga (colts to 2 years old) 15km. There are no limits on the number of horses participating; usually 200-600 horses in each race. The five winning horses are honored with a cup of mare’s milk (airag) on their neck, a khadag (respectful blue scarf) and a medal.

Wrestling: The 512 wrestlers fight in the stadium, for the prestigious title “State Titan”. Both the “Titan” himself and the trainers, have the opportunity to choose partners during the first few rounds, thus reducing the number of less experienced wrestlers early on and creating more excitement for the final matches at the second day. The rules are very simple: The wrestling area is unrestricted; there are no weight-classes and the one who touches the ground the any part of the body, other than the feet, has lost. The winner continues to the next round. The loser has to stand under the wings of the proud winner. The wrestlers wear tight pants and a small vest with arms across the shoulders, which barely cover their well-trained bodies. 

Archery: Mongols are almost born with the archery skills, an integral part of nomads lifestyle. From the very childhood such qualities as perfect eyesight, measurement, patience and strength are nourished to develop a good archer. Mongolian bows are very tight ones, so that it requires a pure strength to stretch it out. As a rule, several teams of archers compete. Each team of 5-7 archers should hit 33 leather cylinders from a distance of 75 meters. 

Day 11. /13 July/ Transfer to the Airport and Depart Ulaanbaatar.


Mongolian Naadam Festival Tour. Experience Mongolian culture through this national holiday and explore the most beautiful places of Mongolia Naadam Tour. This special tour is designed to bring you into the colorful event of the year letting you to discover a lifestyle, arts and music that reflect the true national identity and culture of Mongolian people. While touring in the Mongolia‘s heartland - a classic landscape of rolling hills, steppe, grasslands and mountain forests, you will enjoy the uniqueness of the nature and the peaceful lifestyle of nomads.

Held annually between July 10-13, the great Naadam festival is thrilling three-day sporting event that has been happening for centuries since Chingis Khaan time. Now it formally commemorates the 1921 revolution when Mongolia declared itself a free country. The festival highlights Mongolia’s “three manly sports”- horseracing, wrestling and archery. Naadam festival brings together country’s sporting men and women from the remotest regions to compete at the national level in capital city. It is also celebration of common people- herders who ride into town and urbanities who leave their flats and offices to watch the games- gathering where they have opportunity to participate in the events, to barter, mix, sing and enjoy life to the full.

        Brief itinerary

Day 1.  Arrival in UB. City tour
Day 2.  Drive to Amarbayasgalant Monastery
Day 3.  Orkhon River basin
Day 4.  Ugii Lake
Day 5.  Tsetserleg town, Tsenher Hot Spa 
Day 6.  Kharkhorin, Erdene Zuu Monastery
Day 7.  Elsen Tasarkhai
Day 8.  Hustai National Park
Days 9-10. Naadam Festival Days in UB 
Day 11.  Transfer to the Airport & Departure


Services included in the cost:

Accommodation: Hotel***,* ger camp 
Guiding and interpreting service 
Full board meals 
Transport: vehicle 4x4 or minivan
Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks
Museums and cultural performance
Camping equipments

Services not included in the cost:

International airfare 
Personal equipments 
Optional activity cost 
Excess baggage charges
Single room supplement 
Alcoholic drinks 
Sleeping bag 
Travel Insurance

Naadam map, Naadam Ticket
Group size Price/Per person
2 pax 2100$
3-4 pax 1900$
5-8 pax 1800$
9-15 pax 1700$

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