Mongolia is a land of infinite space, a wild country with untouched nature, rich in tradition and culture. The Naadam Festival dates back several centuries and takes place each year July 11-13. Originally a test of a nomad’s aptitude, it requires strength, stamina, accurate marks manship and skillful horsemanship. Given the equine nature of nomadic life, much importance is placed on the horse races. Drawing herdsman from hundreds of miles around, races are staged on the vast steppes covering distances of up to 20 miles.

Highlights | Naadam Festival in Mongolia
  • Land of the Nomads
  • The biggest festival in Mongolia
  • Three captivating games: Wrestling, horse racing and archery
  • Locals in their traditional costume
  • Feast on Mongolian’s favourite cuisine such as Khuushuur and the drink Airag (fermented horse milk)
  • True Nomadic cutural experience
  • Unique stay in a ‘Ger,’ the nomad’s traditional accommodation
  • Will take you back to the feel of 13th century Mongolia

Brief Itinerary | Naadam Festival in Mongolia

Day 1 Jul 10 Wed Ulaanbaatar arrival (No meal)
Day 2 Jul 11 Thu Naadam Festival (B/L/D)
Day 3 Jul 12 Fri Terelj national park  (B)
Day 4 Jul 13 Sat 13th century national park (B)
Day 5 Jul 14 Sun Ulaanbaatar departure (B)

Duration: 5 days
Activities Level: Easy to Moderate
Transport: Private air-conditioned vehicle
Meals: 4 hotel breakfast & 1 lunch & 1 dinner

Tour details | Naadam Festival in Mongolia
Day 1 Jul 10 Wed Ulaanbaatar arrival (No meal)

Ulaanbaatar arrival, transfer & hotel check in.

Day 2 Jul 11 Thu Naadam Festival (B/L/D)

Nadam Festival – Terelj national park, overnight in the Ger

Day 3 Jul 12 Fri Terelj national park  (B)

Terelj National Park exploration, visit the Nomads

Day 4 Jul 13 Sat 13th century national park (B)

Drive to the 13th century national park exploration

Day 5 Jul 14 Sun Ulaanbaatar departure (B)

Transfer & Departure

Photo credit: Morten Eggert 

CNY 5880 per person twin sharing
CNY 7180 per person, single room
based on a minimum of 6 persons traveling together

What’s Included:
  • 4 nights hotel or ger accommodations
  • All private transfers with air-conditional vehicle as indicated in itinerary
  • Sightseeing tour, Nadam Festival entrance ticket as indicated in the itinerary
  • Local licensed English speaking guide as indicated in itinerary
  • Daily breakfast, 1 lunch & 1 dinner on day 2
What’s Not Included:
  • In & out air tickets or train tickets (pls ask our further assistant)
  • Mongolian visa (pls ask our further assistant)
  • Travel Insurances (pls ask our further assistant)
  • Personal expense such as telephone calls, fax, laundry, beverages and meals, and highlights or sightseeing’s which are not indicated in the program.
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Tips to guides, porterages & drivers if service is satisfied
Accommodation | Naadam Festival in Mongolia 

Hotel: Ulaanbaatar Ramada Hotel
Information: Ulaanbaatar Ramada Hotel is a contemporary 4-star superior hotel offering modern accommodation in the heart of Ulaanbaatar. Near Gandantegchilen Monastery, combines the best accommodations with a great location in the heart of the city.

Juulchin Bayalag camp, Terelj National Park

13th century national park complex camp

Mongolian Ger Camps 

Throughout the countryside accomodation is offered in the form of traditional Mongolian “gers”. These ger camps are slightly modified for foreign tourists but in effect offer a traditional experience and the opportunity to experience Mongolia’s wilderness. Most ger caps are situated in attractive areas: on the shores of small rivers, nestled under rocky hills or on vast open plains and all under amazing night skies. The gers are made from wooden frames with layers.

Photo credit: Stephanie C. G. Moeller 

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