Naadam Festival Mongolia

Resort: Naadam Festival Mongolia
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Mongolia
Price From: £1719.20

Over View

Wander the land that gave the world Genghis Khan and experience the rich pageantry and intense competitions of the legendary Naadam Festival. Witness giants wrestle, archers hit impossible targets, and horses race across grasslands to glory. Travel the regions steppes and sand dunes to uncover storied Buddhist monasteries and cultural treasures on this unique adventure. Stay overnight in gers with local families for extraordinary cultural experiences you wont soon forget.


Day 1

Arrive at any time.

Day 2

Visit Amarbayasgalant Monastery before sleeping in a ger camp. Stargazing takes on a whole new meaning in the Mongolian countryside.

Day 3
AmarbayasgalantUran Togoo

Hike up the volcanic (extinct volcano) crater at Pot Mountain. Stay overnight in a traditional Ger camp.

Day 4
Uran TogooSelenge

Enjoy free time in this scenic region and learn more about Mongolian nomadic culture. Opt to taste traditional Mongolian barbecue which is made only during ceremonies, or family celebrations. Overnight with a Nomadic family on the Selenge River.

Day 5

Spend the day travelling to scenic Khvsgl Lake.

Day 6

Enjoy a free day at Khvsgl lake. Try your hand at archery, go horseback riding, or hiking.

Day 7

Travel through the Lake District of Mongolia, looking for wildlife on the way. Spend the evening at a ger camp in Jargal Jiguur.

Day 8
JargalantTerkhiin Tsagaan Lake

Continue on with another long day of scenic driving to reach Great White Lake. With two days to explore, there are plenty of ways to spend time here.

Day 9
Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake

Spend a full day exploring the area. Climb the crater of a nearby volcano and crawl inside lava tubes. Spend a free afternoon in the area horseback riding, fishing, or mingling with the locals.

Day 10
Terkhiin Tsagaan LakeTsenkher

Visit the monastery museum of Tsetserleg before continuing on to the Tsenkher Hot Springs. Opt to experience the waters’ healing powers first hand.

Day 11
TsenkherElsen Tasarhai

Drive to Elsen Tasarhai. Enjoy the activities that so called little Gobi sand dunes has to offer hiking in sand dunes, visit an ancient stone carving, and soak in the desert atmosphere.

Day 12
Elsen TasarhaiUlaanbaatar

Travel back to Ulaanbaatar in time for the Naadam Festival ceremonies. Over the next few days, enjoy the opening ceremony, wrestling, archery, Naadam horseracing, and the closing ceremony, as well as free time for exploring Ulaanbaatar.

Day 13

Watch the opening ceremony. Observe some of the wrestling matches and also the archery contests. With free time, opt for a wonderful cultural show or souvenir shopping.

Day 14

Head out to see the finish line of the Naadam horserace. Enjoy a free afternoon before attending the Festival Closing Ceremony in the evening.

Day 15

Depart at any time.

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