Mongolia is a land of infinite space, a wild country with untouched nature and rich in tradition and culture.
Arriving in the capital of Mongolia Ulaanbaatar, you will first take part of the amazing Nadam Festival, which means sport competition. It is Mongolian major holiday and wonderful time to experience the culture and people of this land.
Then you will discover the wonderful Terelj National Park, stroll quietly on the meadows carpeted with edelweiss and other wildflowers. A large number of adventure activities such as rafting, horse riding, hiking, biking is possible.
You will also follow the steps of Marco Polo and Gensis Khan and have a night in the typical mongol camp.
Destinations: Terelj national Park, 13th century National park, Ulaanbaatar
Highlights | Nadam 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 | Nadam Festival in Mongolia
Day 1 Jul 10 Ulaanbaatar arrival, stay at Kempinski or Ramada Hotel (no meals incl.)
Day 2 Jul 11 Ulaanbaatar – Naadam Festival – Terelj national park, Overnight in the ger of tourist camp (Breakfast and Lunch and dinner)
Day 3 Jul 12 Terelj national Park, overnight in the ger of tourist camp (Breakfast)
Day 4 Jul 13 13Th century National Park excursion, overnight in the ger of tourist camp (Breakfast)
Day 5 Jul 14 Transfer to Ulaanbaatar, Departure (breakfast)
Duration: 5 days
Activities level: Easy to moderate
Accommodation: Ulaanbaatar Kempinski or Ramada hotel, Mongolian Ger
Transport: Private air-conditions vehicle
Price: CNY 5880 per person twin sharing, CNY 7180 per person, single room
based on a minimum of 6 persons traveling together
Meals: 4 hotel breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Size of group: min. 6 pax
Tour details | Nadam Festival in Mongolia
Day 1 10 Jul Ulaanbaatar arrival (no meal)
Meet at the airport and transfer to Kempinski or Ramada hotel or same level for overnight. – Your Nadam Festival in Mongolia trip starts!
Day 2 11Jul Ulaanbaatar – Nadam Festival – Terelj national Park (Breakfast and lunch and dinner)
Enjoy Naadam Festival (Opening ceremony, wrestling, archery and horse racing). The highlight of the journey begins here as you mix with locals and nomads alike to witness the opening ceremony of the festival, where featured events will include wrestling, horseracing and archery. Next view the procession of the athletes, officials and monks, as the first round of competition in the wrestling begins. The following day’s agenda includes horseracing as the title ‘tumnii ekh’ (leader of ten thousand) is sought amongst the younger competitors. Participate along with the locals in cheering the athletes as they compete and enthrall in the carnival like atmosphere. after the festival, transfer to Terelj national park which is located around 80 kms from Ulaanbaatar (1.5 hours driving).
Lunch during Naadam Festival and Dinner at Terelj national park.
Overnight in the ger of tourist camp
Day 3 12 Jul Terelj national Park, overnight in the ger of tourist camp (Breakfast) Terelj National park, a fascinating area
about 80km to the east of Ulaanbaatar. High Mesozoic granite cliffs, sculpted into unique formations by wind, frost and rain erosion, loom over fertile valleys. Here we’ll see all differently shaped and formed rocks which truly gift from the nature for us. Visit Turtle like rock and also visit Arayabal secret meditation Temple which hold its specialty in Gelugpa sect Buddhism in the world. After the temple we’ll drive deep into National Park and visit local horse breeding nomadic family. Here you’ll be able to try little horse riding and enjoy look of the surrounding wilderness and have very Mongolian lunch within the family. Then we head to one of our best GER (traditional nomadic dwelling) camp in the Terelj National Park. Overnight in the ger of tourist camp
Day 4 13 Jul 13Th century National Park excursion, overnight in the ger of tourist camp (Breakfast)
After relaxing night in fresh air we’ll start driving to 13th century National Park which located 10km away from Terelj national Park. Little more than 1 hour drive we see 40m tall Chinggis Khaan’s monument surrounded by many Mongol tribe camps. After short stop we’ll continue driving to east. About 1 hour drive we’ll reach back to 13th century…. Mongol kingdom. At the stone gate our GEREGE (permission for entrance) will be checked by fully armored warriors of Mongol Empire. Here you will travel back to 13th century and have lunch with Mongol Kings as merchant Marco Polo did in many century ago. Walk around many different camps included shaman’s camp and handicraft camp. After all this drive back to modern time and stay overnight at same ger camp.
Day 5 14 Jul Transfer to Ulaanbaatar, Departure (Breakfast)
After breakfast, you will head back to Ulaanbaatar airport. – Your Nadam Festival in Mongolia trip ends.
end of services
- 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 | Nadam Festival in Mongolia
Hotel Name: Mongolian Ger
Information:Yurts have been continually in use since this time as habitation for the Mongolian nomadic peoples of the Central Asian Plateau. Archeological evidence proves that the first empire of steppe warriors in Central Asia, the Huns, who were active from the 4th to the 6th century AD, used yurts as their principal dwellings.
City: Ulaan Baatar
Hotel Name: Ulaanbaatar Ramada hotel
Information: Ramada Ulaanbaatar Citycenter is a contemporary 4-star superior hotel offering modern accommodation in the heart of Ulan Bator.
Location: Ulaanbaatar Ramada hotel, near Gandantegchilen Monastery, combines the best accommodations with a great location in the heart of the city.