Local Naadam Festival 2020 in Western Mongolia, 8 Days
Our mini Naadam festival tour package gives you the opportunity to experience the festival in an authentic way either in Ulgii town or in a small village. You will also have the chance to see the Tavan Bogd mountains which are the highest mountains in Mongolia.
Day 1. Fly to Ulgii city in Western Mongolia
Fly from Ulaanbaatar to Ulgii. We will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to one of the best hotels in Ulgii. After having lunch at a restaurant, visit the local museum and bazaar. Do a short hike to the lookout to view the town.
Day 2. Meet a true falconer
After breakfast, drive to meet a true eagle hunter who lives a 2-hour drive from Ulgii. Opportunity to see and photograph his majestic bird. Enjoy local herder people’s hospitality. Time to observe their nomadic lifestyle. Drive back to Ulgii. Dinner at a restaurant. Get rest.
Day 3. Festival Day 1
In the morning we’ll hurry to the town stadium along with the colorfully dressed locals to watch the opening ceremony of the Naadam festival. The festival goes on with opening speeches, festival parades, musical performances and first rounds of the traditional wrestling competition. We’ll taste ‘Huushuur’ Naadam’s special dish as lunch. Dinner at a restaurant. Good rest.
Day 4. Festival Day 2
The second day’s main event is horse racing competition and in the morning we’ll drive 15 min out of the city to a hill where the competition takes place. The Mongolian horse race is a cross-country event, with races 15–30 km long. The length of each race is determined by horses’ age.
Day 5. Drive to Tavan Bogd Mt.
The journey begins with a scenic drive through the splendid countryside to Mongolia’s most attractive alpine mountains, TavaBogd Mountains. After 5 to 6-hour drive, we will reach Tsagan Gol Valley (White River), the gateway to the Tavan Bogd Mountains. Enjoy the unforgettable stay at Tsagan Gol! This stunning valley with its small blue lakes and impressive alpine panorama offers amazing views. Here Tuvan people spend their summer.
#Driving time: 5-6 hour
Day 6. World of peaks and glacier
Go for a horseback hike to view majestic Tavan Bogd peaks and Potanin glacier. Hike back to the valley. The rest of the day is at your disposal.
#Hiking time: total 5-6 hour
Day 7. Drive back to Ulgii
Return drive to Ulgii. Stop for a picnic lunch en route. Check in to the hotel. Some time to do souvenir shopping and in the evening gather for a farewell dinner.
#Driving time: 5-6 hour
Day 8. Fly out of Ulgii
We will transfer you to the airport. Fly back to Ulaanbatar. (B)
#Driving time: 10-15 min.
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.