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.
#Accommodation: Hotel
#Meals: L+D

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.
#Accommodation: Hotel
#Meals: B+L+D

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.
#Accommodation: Hotel
#Meals: B+L+D

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.

#Accommodation: Tent
#Meals: B+L+D
#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.

#Accommodation: Tent
#Meals: B+L+D
#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.

#Accommodation: Hotel
#Meals: B+L+D
#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.

Number of days: 8
Covered regions:
Central Mongolia
Gobi Desert
Western Mongolia
Northern Mongolia
Eastern Mongolia
Included services:
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Transport: Minivan
Tour season:
Tour categories:
Private tours
Cultural tours
Adventure tours
Offroad tours
Sightseeing tours
Winter tours
Special Event tours
Wildlife tours
Highlight tours
Photo tours
Hiking tours
Horseback riding tours
Circle tours
Short tours
Budget tours
Payment Method

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.

Cancellation Policy

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.