TRAVEL TO MONGOLIA - experience the fascinating nomadic culture of Mongolia, enjoying the summer Naadam festival with horse racing, wrestling and archery competitions. Marvel at the vast steppe, dramatic mountains, and desert and forest landscapes.Soldiers on horseback, sometimes dressed in Chinggis Khan Warrior’s regalia, formally receive the nine white horsetail banners at the Parliament House where they are normally displayed.
Then they will ride in procession through the city to later place the banners in the center of the National Stadium, from here you will be viewing the Opening Ceremony.At the Stadium, a huge procession is held including hundreds of adults and children dressed in costumes representing Mongolia’s numerous ethnic groups.
29June DAY:1 ARRIVAL IN ULAANBAATAR,MONGOLIA
Upon arrival you will be welcomed at Chinggis Khaan international airport and transferred to your hotel. Take a refreshment and tour briefing is followed by dinner.
30June DAY:2 ULAANBAATAR CITY TOUR
A.M. City tour including visits of Chinggis Khaan square and National History Museum of Mongolia. Lunch in Mongolian restaurant. Visit to Zaisan Memorial Hill (dedicated to friendship between former Soviet Russia and communist Mongolia) and Bogd Khaan Winter Palace (Bogd means sacred monk) who was last king of Mongolia and had power of religion and state in the end of XIX and early XX century. Traditional folklore followed by dinner.
1-2July DAY:3-4 TRAVEL TO TERELJ NATIONAL PARK
Travel to Terelj National Park and the areas is cool and the alpine scenery is magnificent and there are great opportunities for hiking, rock climbing and horse riding.On the way to get there we will visit to Chinggis Khaan Statue which is made of about 50 tons of stainless steel a giant horseman that is looking at his birth land northeast of the country and the highest horseman statue on our world. Visits of Turtle rock and meditation temple Aryapala.
Accommodation: Ger camp in Terelj National Park
3July DAY:05 FLY TO GOBI & TREKKING YOL VALLEY
Early in the morning drive to airport and take a short flight to Dalanzadgad, town of South Gobi. We will drive to Yol valley (Lammergeier’s Gorge) to get to Ger camp and check in and change off. This picturesque place is nestled between the beautiful peaks of the Gurvan Saikhan Mountain and shelters rich wildlife. Visit Gobi museum and trekking through the valley.
Accommodation: Ger camp in nearby Yol valley
4July DAY:6 TRAVEL TO KHONGOR SAND DUNE
Travel to Khongor sand dunes with a stretch of 180kms and a unique location where high sand dunes are falling against the green pastures, rugged hills and stream. You will climb up the Golden Sand dunes before the sun sets in to watch how darkness engulfs the desert area. You will meet for the first time a nomad family from Gobi desert area then have a chance to see their daily chores, experience the unique lifestyle and culture of the Gobi area. Don’t forget to ride double hump Bactrian camel in Gobi desert.
Accommodation: Ger camp in nearby Khongor sand Dune
5July DAY:7 TRAVEL TO BAYANZAG OR FLAMING CLIFFS
Travel to Bayanzag, is the type location for dinosaurs which is about 3hours of driving to north of Khongor sand dune where you will see saxaul forest, red flaming cliffs and pedestal rocks formed by the Aeolian effect on the sand and rock over millions of years. This is the place where dinosaurs were lived 70 million years ago, and is internationally famous for its dinosaur remains of complete skeletons, eggs and hatch-lings of the Cretaceous Period.
Accommodation: Ger camp in nearby Flaming Cliffs
6July DAY:8 ONGI RIVER
Travel to Ongi river where you will stay overnight and visit to a small local temple.
Accommodation: Ger camp in near Ongi river
7July DAY:9 TRAVEL TO KARAKHORUM
Travel to Karakhorum and is the ancient capital of Mongolia where Chinggis Khan established his headquarters in 1220. In 1235,Ogodei,his son and successor, built a palace there enclosed by walls. You will visit newly built Kharakhorum Museum and ErdeneZuu monastery, the largest and first Mongolian Buddhist temple complex built on the remains of 16th century Kharakhorum city.
Accommodation: Ger camp in Karakhorum
8July DAY:10 LOCAL NAADAM FESTIVAL IN KARAKHORUM
Today you will be experienced Mongolian local Naadam Festival in Karakhorum town.The festival is consists of traditional wrestling,archery of men and women and horse races.
Accommodation: Ger camp in Karakhorum town
9July DAY:11 TRAVEL TO HUSTAI NATIONAL PARK
Travel to Hustai Nuruu National Park. The area of 50.620ha reserve protects wild Mongolian horses famed as Takhi (Przewalski’s Horse) that successfully re-introduced in its original home land by great supporting from Holland Foundation since 1992.
Accommodation: Ger camp in Hustai National Park
10July DAY:12 TRAVEL TO ULAANBAATAR
Travel back to Ulaanbaatar. On the way, you may experience "Uyachidiin Naadam" or Horsemen Naadam in outside of Ulaanbaatar.Transfer to your hotel and check in and free in the afternoon. Traditional fol concert is followed by dinner in Mongolian restaurant.
11July DAY:13 OPENING CEREMONY OF NAADAM FESTIVAL
A.M. Toward to Chinggis Khaan square on foot to see official 9 banners carried on horseback by state honored soldiers from Parliament House to central stadium. Get on bus drive to the stadium to watch opening ceremony and picnic lunch inside it. Discover more about archery and ankle bone shooting competitions outside of the central stadium.
12July DAY:14 DEPARTURE
You will be transferred to Chinggis Khaan international airport or train station for departure.
Traditional accommodation Ger at tourist camp
One way local air fare to Gobi
Transportations mini bus in UB and 4WD in countryside
Meals as per day itinerary
All sightseeing fees
Ticket for opening ceremony
Ticket for traditional concert
English speaking local guide
Entrance fees to National Parks
Pick up and drop off.
International airfares in and out of Mongolia
Accomodation in Ulaanbaatar
Drinks, tipping, laundry and other expanses of personal nature
Extra expanses or loss caused due to traveler`s personal health, accident, voluntary cancellation
Flight cancellation or unforeseen events