Naadam Festival Tour Western Mongolia Taste of Altai, 9 days
Travel time: 7th July-15th July
Duration: 9 days
Day 1, Fly to Ulgii( Western Mongolia ) and directly drive from airport to the Eagle Hunters family.The Mongolian Kazakhs use for hunting female eagles as far they are bigger mail ones and more aggressive. These eagles are trained to hunt foxes, wolves, rabbit and wild cat. Every day going side by side with eaglehunter to hunt mostly fox we learn and enjoy this unique customs of the Mongolian Kazakhs. B+L+D
Day 2, Drive to Tsagaan Gol valley and meet the Tuvan people who are also nomads and small ethnic group of Mongolia. This place surrounded by beautiful snow capped mountains and on the way will see petroglihs from the time of Huns and Turkic invasions. B+L+D
Day 3,Horse ride towards the Base camp of Great Altai Tavan Bogd Mountains. ( 18 km up and down in one day) Tavan Bogd means “The Holy Five", referring to the five highest peaks, of which Huiten Uul is the highest in Mongolia, 4374 meters above sea level. There we see 20km long Potanina glacier – the biggest of the twenty glaciers in Mongolian Altai. Overnight in Kazakh or Mongolian ger. B+L+D
Day 4, Drive back to Ulgii and came to another nomadic family and stay with them in the yurts(gers). B+L+D
Day 5, Naadam Festival in Ulgii: We will see opening ceremony of the festival which is the first day of Naadam and more interesting than the next day. At the evening you will enjoy small Kazakh instrumental concert. ( Only for our group ) B+L+D
Day 6, Drive to Syrgaali area( Twin lakes: Hoton and Hurgan lakes ). We will pitch our camp near to Nomadic family. We are now only 10km from the China border. Overnight in Kazakh ger or camp. B+L+D
Day 7, Day with nomads. You will see the real nomadic way of life of Mongolian nomads. Also, we see the snowcapped mountains with forest, which make the wall between China and Mongolia and some beautiful waterfalls. B+L+D
Day 8, Drive back to Ulgii and city tour. B+L+D
Day 9, Fly back to UB and transfer to hotel. If we have time we will do city tour.
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