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4DAYS AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE OF LUNAR NEW YEAR - WHITE MOON CELEBRATION IN FEB.2020
Tsagaan Sar is the Mongolian Lunar New Year celebration. It is one of the most important events for all Mongols. During this Holiday people dress in traditional clothes, tell stories that transmit traditional knowledge consume traditional dishes, play games, and practice customs that reinforce Mongolian identity solidarity and continuity. Transmission occurs primarily within families.
We encourage You to invite your friends and family to this exciting and interesting event where International Travelers and Mongolians will join together in a traditional celebration.
Recommended Days: 4 days/3 nights
Recommended Activities: Authentic Experience of Lunar New Year with Nomads/Discover Przewalski Wild Horses in Khustai National Park/Khugnu Khaan Mountain Nature Reserve Area/Explore Semi-Desert/Sleep in Traditional Ger & Spend time with Nomadic Family/Experience a Nomads Traditions & Culture/Sightseeing/Camel Riding
Transport Type: by Private Vehicle
Total Driving km: 900kms
Tour Date: Depart February*
24/Feb.2020: Day 1. Welcome to Meet Our Tour Team / Route to Khustai National Park / Continue to Travel to Khugnu Khaan Mountain
We will start our tour via driving to Khustai National park where you can closely observe and enjoy the magnificent Takhi (Przewalski) wild horses which are indigenous Mongolian and where re-introduced in the early 1990ies after the extinction in the nature of its homeland. After an excursion in the Khustai National Park, we will continue to the Khugnu Khaan Mountain Nature Reserve with a towering picturesque granite rock mountain. Today is the Eve of the Coming Lunar New Year commonly referred to as Bituun by locals. This particular day we will experience a variety of Mongolian cuisine and taste different food and beverage. Overnight will stay with a nomadic family in Ger.
25/Feb.2020: Day 2. The first day of the Lunar New Year – Tsagaan Sar
Today, excited hosts will start their new day of the new year relatively earlier by performing special rituals and giving bows to the first Sunrise. Following a special greeting event of Zolgolt will start amongst the extended family members as a sign of tribute to their elders. Continue to enjoy the festival day. An optional short hike around the area and visit Erdenekhamba Buddhist temple remain from old Buddhist complex ruins dated from the 16th century. Overnight will stay with a nomadic family.
26/Feb.2020: Day 3. The second day of the Lunar New Year / Arrive at Elsen Tasarkhai - Semi-Desert
Today we will transfer to a new family by the stretching dunes of Elsen Tasarkhai. As a custom, Mongolians pay a visit to their neighbors and relatives as a sign of respect. Today you will have another new experience with a camel breeding family by sharing their holiday atmosphere and hospitality. Optional camel ride. Overnight will stay with a nomadic family.
27/Feb.2020: Day 4. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar city
After relaxing 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 with us.
SIGNING UP The Lunar New Year Celebration in Feb - 2020
350USD (per person)
THIS TOUR LEAVE MINIMUM 2 MEMBERS
THIS TOUR PRICE GUARANTEED 4DAYS
The tour price includes the following services
• Accommodation during the trip
• 3 Nights Nomadic family (shared in traditional Ger)
• Private Driver + Vehicle + All Petrol
• English speaking Tour Guide
• Our own cooking meals for daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
• Catering for Vegetarian Food (on your request)
• Water during the safari
• All entrance fees & Sightseeing as listed in the itinerary
• National Park fees
• Private Camel Ride with Local Guide
• Camping equipment (sleeping bag)
The tour price exclusive the following services
• International Airfare & Train tickets
• Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar city
• Personal expenses
• Optional activities and additional costs
• Soft drink & Sweet bars (available to purchase)
• Toiletry (toilet paper, wet tissue)
• Travel & Medical Insurance
• Vaccination charges
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.