Extend your adventure in Mongolia
8DAYS ANNUAL ICE FESTIVAL~2019 ON THE FROZEN ICE LAKE OF KHUVSGUL, MYSTICAL RITUAL OF SHAMANISM & ENJOY THE PHOTOGRAPHING OF THE WHITE WINTER SCENERY IN MONGOLIA
Recommended Days: 8days/7nights
Recommended Activities: Discover the Khuvsgul Lake in Winter/Enjoy Ice Festival on the frozen ice of the Lake Khuvsgul/Experience, Sleep in Traditional Ger & Spend time with Nomadic Family/Experience Nomadic Traditions & Culture/Horse Riding/Hiking/Unique Mystical Ritual of Shamanism
Transport Type: by Russian Van (4WD)
Grade: Ice Festival & Cultural Touring
28/Feb.2019: Day 1. Welcome to Meet Our Tour Team / Travel to Rashaant village
Today, we will have an intensive driving to Rashaant village. Head straight up north through the central part of Mongolia. Arrive at any time. Overnight will stay with a nomadic family in Ger.
01/Mar.2019: Day 2. Travel to Lake Khuvsgul / Pass by Murun town
After early morning breakfast, we will set off again by 4WD and drive to Lake Khuvsgul. On the way, we will stop for food supply in the Murun town and enjoy our lunch an open-air. We will continue our picturesque journey drive to Lake Khuvsgul, the second-largest freshwater lake in Central Asia with over one percent of the world’s fresh water and a maximum depth of 262m. Overnight will stay with a nomadic family in Ger.
02/Mar.2019: Day 3. Enjoy the first day of Ice Festival~2019 at the frozen Lake Khuvsgul
After relaxing morning breakfast, enjoy the spectacular scenery surrounding Lake Huvsgul in the winter and the event of the Ice Festival, which involves such as Overnight will stay with a nomadic family in Ger.
~ Grand Opening Ceremony of the Ice Festival
~ Skating Marathon
~ Local handcraft’s market in Ice Ger
~ Sacrificing ceremony for the Lake Khuvsgul & Highest Peak of the Khordil Saridag Mountain.
03/Mar.2019: Day 4. Enjoy the second day of Ice Festival~2019 on the frozen ice of the Lake Khuvsgul
After enjoying morning breakfast, begin the second day of the Ice Festival contests, which involve: Enjoy the Winter Photographing at the Khuvsgul lake. Overnight will stay with a nomadic family in Ger.
~ Wrestling Competition on the Ice
~ Horse Sledge Races
~ Anklebone-Shooting Game
~ Competition for Car Driving skill on the Ice
~ Closing Ceremony & Bon Fire Party in the evening
04/Mar.2019: Day 5. Visit Mystical Ritual of the Local Shaman
Today, we will experience for visiting local Shaman and attending a unique opportunity of mystical rituals at the shaman family at the Lake Khuvsgul. Overnight will stay with a nomadic family in Ger.
05/March.2019: Day 6. Drive Bulgan town
After early morning breakfast, we will start to drive to Bulgan town. The exit of the Khuvsgul province. On the way, we will enjoy the wild nature white winter view. Overnight I will stay at a local hotel in town.
06/March.2019: Day 7. The road to Amart Monastery
Enjoy our morning breakfast at the place, we will drive to the Amart monastery. Amart, one of the most well-known and largest of Mongolia, is located in the beautiful Iven Gol River valley. The beauty, decorations, and construction of the monastery have made it one of the most magnificent architectural monuments not only in Mongolia. The monastery was established by the order of Manju emperor Enkh-Amgalan Khan, to cherish and give respect to the Undur Gegeen Zanabazar, his skills, wisdom, intellect, and accomplishments. Overnight will stay with a nomadic family in Ger.
07/March.2019: Day 8. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar city
After breakfast, we will continue on travel by our car for driving back to Ulaanbaatar, transfer to your accommodation in Ulaanbaatar and ending our memorable journey.
Every Tour is Private
Every customer starts pre-tour meetings that we talk about Day-By-Day itinerary together. Also, we introduce our tour guide and driver who will chauffeur and spend time only with you and the people you are traveling with and arrange the activities during your trip from
start to finish.
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Signing up the Ice Festival Tour ~ 2019
USD760 (per person)
THIS TOUR LEAVE MINIMUM 3 MEMBERS
THIS TOUR PRICE GUARANTEED 8DAYS
The tour price includes the following services
• Accommodation during the trip
• 6 Nights Nomadic Family (shared in traditional Ger)
• 1Night Local Hotel (shared in a private room)
• Private Driver + 4WD Vehicle + All Petrol
• English speaking Tour Guide
• Our own cooking meals for daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
• Mongolian Barbeque Grilled with Super Hot Stones
• Catering for Vegetarian Food (on your request)
• Water during the safari
• All entrance fees & Sightseeing as listed in the itinerary
• National Park fees
• Optional Horse Sledge with Local Guide
• Camping equipment
The tour price exclusive the following services
• International Airfare & Train tickets
• Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar city
• Tips & Gratuities for Shaman Ritual
• Personal expenses
• Optional activities & additional costs
• Soft drinks & Sweet bars (available to purchase)
• Travel & Medical Insurance
• Vaccination charges
~ PLEASE NOTE: The Tour cannot be held responsible for the cancellation of the local Naadam Festivities / Events (winter festivals such as Ice Festival, Camel and Eagle Festival) and other local events due to extreme weather conditions, natural/ecological disasters, animal diseases, terrorism, war acts or any other cause that is beyond our influence.
~ By signing up for our tour and you will cherish a valuable experience with a team of international fellow travelers.
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.