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Great Gobi with Naadam festival tour

Tour description

Tour name:  Naadam festival tour
Start: UB-back UB
Destination: Southern an Central part of  Mongolia
Goal: to get a taste of some of the Mongolian's Gobi's highlights and Hot spring Tsenher
Duration:  8 days, 7 nights
Price: from US $2873 

Why do we love this trip

  • Learn unique Mongolian Culture
  • Discover Nomadic lifstyle
  • Spot Wild and Domestic animals
  • Visit and meet real Nomads    
  • Feel true silence and wild nature
  • Enjoy fresh and clean air

Mongolia is a quite big county - It is important to appreciate the landscape for its vastness. Rugged Mongolia is an adventure destination where travellers can see the tradition of the past still practiced today by hardy nomads dwelling on the country's vast steppe and deserts.

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Detailed tour itinerary

Our guide will meet you at airport upon your arrival in Ulaanbaatar city/capital of Mongolia/ and take you to the hotel you stay. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. Prepare yourself; on the most of days of this tour, we'll spend a several hours on the road. Note: the camera with full battery, torch, and other stuffs/suitable clothing for horse/camel riding/.

Overnight in Hotel
Meals included

After breakfast you will see naadam's opening ceremony and all day long at the stadium for the festival.

Naadam is held in during from July 11–13 annual, in the National Sports Stadium. Naadam begins with an celaborate introduction ceremony, featuring dancers, athletes, horse riders, and musicians. After the ceremony, the competitions begin. The competitions are mainly horseback riding. Naadam is the most widely watched festival among Mongols, and is believed to have existed for centuries in one fashion or another. Naadam has its origin in the activities, such as military parades and sporting competitions such as archery, horse riding and wrestling, that followed the celebration of various occasions, including weddings or spiritual gatherings. It later served as a way to train soldiers for battle. Now it formally commemorates the 1921 Revolution when Mongolia declared itself a free country. Naadam also celebrates the achievement of the new state. Naadam was celebrated as a Buddhist/shaman holiday until secularization in the 1930s. The three sports are called "Eriin 3 naadam" which is called three games of man in English. Genghis Khan's nine horse tails, representing the nine tribes of the Mongols, are still ceremonially transported from Sukhbaatar Square to the Stadium to open the Naadam festivities.

Overnight in a Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Then in the afternoon we will explore Terelj National park and Genghis khan statue. After exploring Terel NP we will back to Ulaanbaatar in the evening.

Terelj National Park located 75 km on the side, on the way you will explore Ovoo-the pile of sacred stones, according to the local legend, espirit of nature dwells in the heaped Rocks which was set for god of nature and blue sky. Terelj National Park is Mongolian's best known national park for good reason, it was created in 1965, popular among the Mongolians for its magnificent granite rocky hills, rock formation especielly Turtle Rock and the green forests.On the way to park you will visit to Biggest Equestrian Statue in the world.

Overnight in a Hotel

Meals: B, L, D

Yoliin am /Yol valley/

Yoliin Am is located 45km from province of Dalanzadgad. Altitude is 2800m from sea level. This is one of the best places to encounter wild animals and wander through the majestic canyons. This is the deep and narrow canyon in the Gobi GurvanSaikhan /Gobi three beauty / mountains. In the narrowest valley is named after Lammergeyer, which is called Yol in Mongolian. The Lammergeyer is old world Vulture. In there you can see 1-1.5m tick ice in the middle of gorges where it barely gets sunshine during summer time and the sky looks pretty narrow line between canyons.

Overnight in Deluxe Ger camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After brakfast We will drive approximately 4-5 hours by comfort 4WD vehicle to the Khongor sand dune.

Khongor sand dune

After having a breakfast, we will be heading to the Khongor Sand Dunes situated around 120 km from Yoliin Am. Often called as the singing dunes and surrounded with massive mountains. The site is amazing. Khongor Sand Dunes are some of the largest and most spectacular sand dunes in Mongolia. Reaching to the top of sand hill will be exhausting and around 40 minutes to one hour. but the views of the desert from the sundy summet are breathtaking. The sand dunes are a great place for riding camel so we take camel ride there. May stay overnight in the tent if weather is fine.

Overnight in the Ger camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we are heading to stunning sand dune of Khongor in the Gurvan Saihkhan national park

Khongor sand dune

after having breakfast, we will be heading to the Khongor Sand Dunes-situated around 120 km from Yoliin Am.  Often called as the singing dunes and surrounded with mountains. This grand sand dune stretches for 180km going from north-west to south-east. The most width part is 27km on the north-west section. The site is amazing. Khongor Sand Dunes are some of the largest and most spectacular sand dunes in Mongolia. Reaching to the top of sand hill will be exhausting and around 40 minutes to one hour. But the views of the desert from the sandy summit are breathtaking. The sand dunes are a great place for riding camel so we take camel ride there. May stay overnight in the tent if weather is fine.

Overnight in Ger camp
Meals: B,L,D

 

Bayan zag

Bayanzag, which means ‘rich in saxaul shrubs’, is more commonly known as the ‘Flaming Cliffs’, a name penned by the paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews. First excavated in 1922, it is best-known worldwide for the number of dinosaur bones and eggs found in the area, which you can see in museums around the world. Even if you are not a ‘dienophile’, the beauty of the surrounding landscape is a good reason to visit. It’s a classic desert of rock, red sands, scrub, sun and awesome emptiness. Bayanzag is around 90km from Dalanzadgad. Stay overnight may in the tent if the weather is fine

Overnight in Ger camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we will fly back to Ulaanbaatar leaving great Gobi. All you have to do is to sit back, relax and enjoy your journee. This day is for return to homeland and shopping for cashmere and souvenirs.

Stay overnight in a Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

We will take you to the airport. Check your items when you're leaving the hotel. Good luck for your next trip.

Meals: Breakfast

 

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