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Mongol Nomadic Naadam

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Tour Brief

  • Duration: 2nights / 3days
  • Activities: Mini Naadam festival, Nomadic live show, exploring varied natural landscape.
  • Distance: 250kms
  • Group: Min 2 - Max 20
  • Season: June - September
  • Fitness level:

Price included

Stay in Ger camp (2 nights)
English speaking guide service
Entrance fees to Protected Areas and sightseeing cost
Mini Naadam Festival fee
All transfers by private car in the countryside
Meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner as mentioned per day itinerary.

Price excluded

International transportation to and from Mongolia
Hotel stay in Ulaanbaatar
Travel insurance
Mineral bottled water and alcoholic drinks
Tips and gratuities
Laundry and items of a personal nature.

Highlight

This fantastic trip gives you the opportunity to enjoy the classic event famed as the “Nomad Olympics” and takes you to behind the cultural background of ancient traditions inherited from generations to generations for centuries along. When taking a part in the Naadam festival you will experience the thrill of watching hundreds of racing horses with their remarkable young riders, strong wrestlers performing the “Eagle dance” and traditionally dressed archers drawing their bows and impressive competition of ankle bones shooting. But our tour doesn’t stop there. You will also have the chance to discover the training of the fast horses and to explore more in-depth about the preparation of wrestlers and the traditional technique of archery.

Places to visit

Ulaanbaatar – Mongol Nomadic Ger camp – Khustai National Park – Ulaanbaatar.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Travel to Mongol Nomadic Ger camp

We will pick you up from your hotel and travel to Mongol Nomadic ger camp which will take 50kms located west of Ulaanbaatar city.
Then we will enjoy the Mongol nomadic show. One place to another using an ox, yak, camel and horse carts which are the carts traditionally used during the Golden Age of Mongol Empire until now.

We will also see:

– Demonstration of everyday life of traditional Mongolian family and herders in a real life,
– Making dairy products and offer the taste of it,
– Live demonstration of the movement of Mongolian herder family by the carts including ox cart and by the camel freight,
– Live demonstration of milking yaks, fastening and milking sheep, goats and milking the mare.
– Making the felt and tanning process
– Demonstration of national musical instrument and singing folk songs,
– Horsemanship shows.
We will have a lunch in ger camp.
After the lunch enjoy Mongol Nomadic Naadam festival.
All visitors will be greeted and welcomed to the arena to join the Naadam.
The event will begin with a Mongolian long song & horse head fiddle performance according to Mongolian tradition. Then 16 strong wrestlers compete in 1st round of the wrestling tournament.
Archery competition and ankle bone shooting competition will be followed afterwards.
Local artists will perform Mongolian dances and national songs.
Guests can practice archery and ankle bone shooting, and all guests would see how nomads transport their loads with ox cart.
The most interesting part of Naadam festival is the horse racing. Little jockeys will sing the Giingoo or a special song to encourage the horses to win the race.
The winners of the competitions will be awarded with sheep and other traditional gifts. You have the opportunities to meet with wrestlers, jockeys and archers to take the memorable photos. Optional horse riding is available. We’ll be staying overnight in ger camp. LD

Day 2 Travel to Khustai National Park

We will travel to Khustai National Park which will take 100kms. The National Park covers an area of 50.620ha reserve, protecting the wild Mongolian horses famed as Takhi or Przewalski’s horse. We will visit the information center and get more insight about the Takhi horse. Then we will visit the Khustai National Park and spot the wild horses hiking around the area followed by a visit of the Turkic historical place called Ungut, the ancient graveyard of 7th century. We will be staying overnight in ger camp.BLD

Day 3 Travel back Ulaanbaatar

We will travel back to Ulaanbaatar which will take 100kms. Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar we will transfer you to your hotel. End of the service. B

Date
StatusStart dateEnd dateSinglePriceJoin
Open05 Jun 201907 Jun 201960$520$Book
Open15 Jun 201917 Jun 201960$520$Book
Open26 Jun 201928 Jun 201960$520$Book
Open03 Jul 201905 Jul 201960$520$Book
Open18 Jul 201920 Jul 201960$520$Book
Open24 Jul 201926 Jul 201960$520$Book
Open02 Aug 201904 Aug 201960$520$Book
Open13 Aug 201915 Aug 201960$520$Book
Open27 Aug 201829 Aug 201960$520$Book
Open05 Sep 201907 Sep 201960$520$Book

Note

  • Private departure is available on request.
  • City sightseeing excursion tour is available on request
  • Customize your trip: we are able to make amendments in the program according to our client’s special interest and request. Details would be discussed by emails in advance.
  • Hotel stay and transfer: we are glad to book your hotel and transfer in Ulaanbaatar as well as private transportation for your trip at our discounted rates.

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Single and double occupancy: you can stay in single and double for overnights at Ger camps, tents and hotels. Single occupancy would might not available during Naadam festival period on 5th -15th of July at Ger camps. And for single stay at community based camp and nomad home would be confirmed depending on availability.
Single and twin/double stay at Ger camp requires extra supplement fee as shown per person in above table.

Tailoring your tour: we are delighted to create and arrange your special trip according to your specific interests and wishes. Please contact us for details.

More information: info@tourmongolia.com or sales@tourmongolia.com

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Trip information

Joining point
Your guide and driver will pick you up at the location you confirmed with us in advance. It can be your accommodation, airport or train station in Ulaanbaatar. Pick up time will be stated at the confirmation document/or single email we would send you after the booking made.

Joining point instructions
Meet your tour guide who holds a welcoming board with your name(s) shown. It is your responsibility to advise us of your accommodation, number of flight/or train and carriage numbers in advance.

Problems and emergency contact information
In the case of an emergency, or concerns about a missed pick-up please contact us on cell phones: (+976) 9905 9466, (+976) 9909 8467.
For all other enquiries and outback tour services please contact our office team on (+976) 11 35 46 62.

Finishing point

Your guide and driver will drop you off at the location you confirmed with us in advance. It can be your accommodation, airport or train station in Ulaanbaatar.

Passport and visas

All travelers must obtain a visa before traveling to Mongolia. Some nationalities can obtain visa at the airport, however it requires an application through us to the Immigration Authority of Mongolia in advance.
Please check the following website for your nationalities requirements. www.consul.mn

Food and dietary requirements

Travelers with special dietary requirements or food allergies must inform at the time of booking. Due to the nature of our trips, food is basic. We are able to provide vegetarian, vegan, gluten free food to our clients. However religious dietary requirements and specifically sourced foods are unable to be catered for remote trips.
Inclusive meals in your trip as indicated B, L, D with per day itinerary. On most days, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included. For expedition trip, your service team will prepare meals. You will have an opportunity to assist with cook and learn how to make Mongolian traditional meal. As well as your help on daily activities such as setting up dining camp, prepare meals and clearing dishes is much appreciated.
It is also available to have and taste traditional dairy products such as yogurt /Mongolian name is tarag/, dried milk curds /aaruul/, milk tea /suutei tsai/, fermented mare’s milk wine /airag/, sour cream /tsotsgii/ and cheese /byaslag/ when you visit nomad herder families.
Generally, in Mongolia water quality is good. But you are advised to buy mineral water with big bottles from shops, food markets and kiosks in capital and many of the provinces centers and tourist Ger camps in the countryside. Mineral or bottled water usually exclude in our offers since we try to produce as less garbage as possible. But in other hand we provide well plenty of drinks like tea and coffee during our trips.

Accommodation

Depending on your trip in countryside, you will have different type of accommodations including tourist Ger camps, community based Eco Ger camp and nomad Ger homes or tents.
Normally, three or four beds are in one Ger and 2 people will share a tent. And the Ger camp provides restaurant/bar, western-style toilet, washing facilities and showers. Low-impact eco, community based Ger camps provide composting toilet and shower where available.
Nomad home condition is very basic, none of shower, a ground hole surrounded with side covers as used for composting toilet.
For expedition trips with tent stays, we provide good quality light spacious tent of 3people for twin occupancy. And as well we provide other gears including foldable mattress, ground sheet tarpaulin, toilet tent, sometimes shower tent and dining tent for groups with more than 5 parties, kitchen equipment, table and chairs depending on the trip conditions.
All travelers in expeditions trips are advised to bring own sleeping bags according to hygienic reasons.

Land transport

Mongolia is a big country! Here in Mongolia we’re used to driving long distances between destinations. An advantage of driving trip you can travel through different zones and enjoy vast open spaces with natural contrasts within several days. During the trip, approximately it takes 5-8 hours driving from one to next destination. Each 1-1.5 hours, we have short stop frequently for photographs, toilets, stretch and meet with local nomads.
In the countryside, we use 4WD vehicles, specially, Russian minivans and Japanese jeep and minivans. Normally, 2-3 people can seat in one jeep with luggage. The Russian minivan has capacity of 6 people with luggage and Japanese minivan can take up to 4 people with luggage.
All vehicles used in our tours are insured and carefully prepared before departures. Our drivers are also good mechanics, have many years of experience for driving through unmarked, unpaved bumpy roads in the countryside.

Money matters

The Mongolian currency is called Tugrug (MNT). Please refer recent rates on
www.bloomberg.com/markets/currencies
Credit and debit cards are accepted in Ulaanbaatar and center of the provinces.
Automatic teller machines (ATMs) are common in central areas.

Important notes

Refill bottle: Please bring your own water bottle to refill along the way. We recommend at least a 1.5litre capacity. We encourage our clients not to use small bottled water when traveling in countryside.
Battery: Trips with stays in Ger camps have access to power to recharge batteries for phones and cameras every couple of days. We would like to recommend to bring an extra battery for your camera. For expedition trips, most handy item is solar charger.
Headlamp: A headlamp or torch is useful at night time. Some Ger camps have limited lighting and are powered by generators that switch off at a certain time.
Pack: Please ensure you pack appropriately according to season and temperature. Warm jacket, thermals, underpants, woollen hat is advisable for the colder months. Please refer our “Pre travel advisory” document with detail information regarding temperatures during your travel time.
Luggage: Please pack smart. Due to the domestic flight luggage limitation, a passenger can carry maximum of 15 kg including hand baggage. Excess luggage will be charged according to airlines fee.
Tour guide: The aim of the guide is to help you have the best trip possible. Your guide will provide information on the places you are travelling through, organize things to do and see according to the itinerary, lead the group including travelers and service staff. The guide will provide you all relevant information for options and introduce you to our nomad herders along the way.
Safety: We will provide you relevant information on safety before and during the trip. As well as we would like to recommend that you check your government’s advice for their latest travel information before departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas your itinerary covers. Travel insurance is compulsory for joining all our trips.
Responsible Travel: Being a responsible tour operator is at the heart of what our company is all about. We committed to offering low-impact tours that benefit traveler and host alike. Thanks to our clients support (who paid for tours) we work with local communities, businesses and individuals to develop sustainable tourism opportunities that help local economies while minimizing negative environmental and cultural impacts. Please find more information: www.tourmongolia.com/who we are/about us
Community projects: We are pleased to combine your trip route to destinations where our local supporting projects run. Please advice us your wish in advance.

Fitness Level

As you will note, all our tours are graded to help you decide whether they’re right for you. The grading is as follows:
EASY: A basic level of fitness is required, the tour is generally easy-paced.
MODERATE: Within the capability of anyone leading a normal active life. However, involves more walking or tiring journey.
ACTIVE: These tours may involve considerable walking and long travel days.
STRENUOS: These tours may include different energetic activities.
CHALLENGING: A high level of fitness is required. It may contains high altitude trek or rope climbing.

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Review

Perfect location, cultural combination, incredible show – plus great service of Tour Mongolia was the highlight of this trip. Super! Thanks to our driver Shinee, you are the best!

Hana and Annie
hana1990@yahoo.com

We were really enjoyed Nomadic Naadam at the camp and searching takhi in the mountains was exciting. Our guide Zula is really professional and her English is perfect like us. Without our super driver Gana, we would not be moved. Therefore, we are deeply thankful for them and Tour Mongolia!

Sally and her friends from UK
sally_888@yahoo.co.uk
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