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Colorful Naadam Festival 

Tour date | from 09 July 2022 to 16 July 2023

Naadam Festival

The Naadam Festival is the greatest holiday celebrated each summer and herdsmen, many from distant places, converge on the city to view and take part in the three manly sports and winners are richly rewarded with fame. This fascinating trip will give you many opportunities to experience the excitement of watching hundreds of racing horses with young riders, strong wrestlers and sharp shooters. This trip also includes stunning Gun Galuut Natural Reserve and Terelj National Park where you can enjoy the real beauty of the scenery and observe the wild nature.

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Day 1 | Ulaanbaatar city / Terelj National Park

Upon your arrival you will meet the Destination Mongolia (SND Co.,Ltd) crew and we drive to Terelj National Park, located within the Khan Khentii Mountains to the East of Ulaanbaatar. Terelj is a beautiful setting where you can enjoy the natural scenery of this forested area, home to wolves, deer, bears and wild boars. We'll also tour the curious rock formations known as the "Turtle rock", and visit a local nomadic family. Overnight in ger camp. (L, D)

Day 2 | Horse racing preparation day

Although Naadam officially begins on the 11th, preparations are well underway and some events, such as the archery and horseracing, being on the 10th. We'll attend the opening of the Buryatstyle archery competition, which is unique among Naadam events in being open to men and women. Next to the archery, we'll check out the ankle bone shooting competition, popular with young and old competitors alike. Then we'll travel outside the city to the race course where will join thousands of Mongolians to cheer on the youngest group of horses who compete on the first day. The race is truly memorable, and dangerous, as hundreds of child- jockeys gallop bareback over the 20 km course. Overnight in hotel. (B, L, D)

Days 3/4 | Naadam Festival

Experience the magnificent celebrations at the Central Stadium - beginning with the mounted escort of Chinggis Khaan's nine standards from the Government House. Enjoy the colorful parades and musical entertainment of the official opening distance horse-races continue in the nearby countryside. Overnight in hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 5 | Gun Galuutain Nature Reserve

After breakfast, a short two-hour drive will take us to the stunning Gun Galuutain Nature Reserve, nestled in the Khentii Mountains. We'll spend the afternoon fly-fishing on the Kherlen River, with its abundance of rare fish species - including the Taimen salmon, Lenok trout, Silurid catfish and pike. You can also enjoy the unforgettable opportunity to meet with local nomadic families and learn about Mongolia's ancient nomadic lifestyle. Overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 6 | Ulaanbaatar

The journey concludes in Ulaanbaatar, with the remainder of the day free for rest or shopping. After dinner, we'll attend a performance of an ensemble performance of Mongolian folk art. Overnight in hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 7 | Departure

Our adventure together ends with your transfer back to the airport for your departure. (B)

Other Information

Price Include

  • Transfer
  • Accomodation
  • Guide
  • All visits
  • Meals

    Price Exclude

    • International flights
    • Single supplement
    • Insurance
    • Drinks in restaurant
    • Supplementary services
    • Personal items
    • Tips


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