Great Gobi with Naadam festival tour
Tour name: Nomadic life tour
Start: UB-back to UB
Destination: Winter Palace of Bogd Khan, Zaisan Hill Monument, Nature Reserve Khogno Khan, Sand Dune of Mongol Els, Ancient Capital city Kharhorin, Ogii Lake, a visit Nomadic Family(Horseman & Camel herdsman) and experience of the countryside and Hustai NP
Goal: to have a taste of the Countryside without having to spend much time traveling along the endless country road.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
Group Size: Max 12
Travel Date: Available from June to August
Price: from the US $ 1572 per person
Why do we love this trip?
• Learn unique Mongolian Culture
• Discover a Nomadic lifestyle
• Spot Wild and Domestic animals
• Visit and stay with real Nomads
• Feel real silence and wild nature
• Enjoy fresh and clean air
The trip, we offering you, will give you a good chance to experience their tradition and culture. way of life and hospitality. Despite the warm welcome, you will receive, there are several things to explore within the central part of Mongolia. Examples; spectacular countryside, vast steppes, rugged mountains, clear lakes, and abundant wildlife and livestock.
Detailed tour itinerary
Our guide will meet you at the airport upon your arrival in Ulaanbaatar city/capital of Mongolia/ and take you to the hotel you stay in. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. Prepare yourself; on the most of days of this tour, we'll spend several hours on the road. Note: the camera with a full battery, torch, and other stuff/suitable clothing for horse/camel riding/.
Overnight in Hotel
After breakfast begins the drive to the central region of Mongolia. Elsen Tasarkhai is 280 km west from Ulaanbaatar. After lunch, we will visit a camel herdsman's family. Discover their daily life and ride a camel through sand dunes. In the evening sit out under the night sky and stars, watching the fun, singing, and dancing.
Overnight in tourist Ger camp. (B+L+D)
Drive to Ugii Lake (altitude 1387 m; surface area—25 sq. km). After lunch at the camp, drive to visit the family of a horseman. You are free to taste the favorite drink of Mongolians - airag, fermented mare's milk. Then volunteers are welcome to try milking the mares or participate by holding the foals next to their mothers or riding the horses. You may also enjoy tea and conversations with the family, take hikes or read a book around the family Ger. Enjoy a traditional Mongolian dinner.
Overnight with the family. (B+L+D)
In the morning see and help milking horses. Continue the tour in a nomadic family, giving you the chance to learn a little about the Mongolian way of life. After lunch attends the Mongolian Ger Program, which will give you an introduction to the traditional Mongolian dwelling, the ger. Learn how to assemble a Ger and how to pack the components on a yak cart. Bring drinking water from a well by a cow cart. The program duration is two to four hours. You would like to watch the sunset down on the beach of Lake Ugii.
Overnight in “Ugiin khishig” tourist ger & House camp. (B+L+D)
After breakfast, continue driving to Kharkhorin, the symbolic ruins of the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire. On the way, we will enjoy a beautifully changing landscape from semi-desert the Gobi into a forest steppe. Visit Erdene-Zuu, the oldest monastery, with 108 stupas, built-in 1586. Then visit the Kharkhorin museum and see the Great Mongol state period, Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Ancient state period halls.
Overnight in Ger tourist camp. (B+L+D)
Up early to drive to visit yak herdsman family. You are free to taste dairy products and discover their daily lives. Yak ride trial. After lunch drives to Hustai National Park and sees the Takhi, the Asian wild horse. Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife. Visit Takhi's small museum.
Overnight in Khustai tourist camp. (B+L+D)
After breakfast, drive back from the camp to Ulaanbaatar. Ulaanbaatar city tour and places where you will be taken to souvenir and cashmere shops before enjoying an evening concert of National Folklore.
Overnight in a hotel. (B+L+D)
You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport. (B)