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AMNF - Naadam Festival Mongolia

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 region's steppes and sand dunes to uncover storied Buddhist monasteries and cultural treasures on this unique adventure. Overnight in gers with local families for extraordinary cultural experiences you won't soon forget.

Inclusions

Naadam Festival ceremonies entrance
Amarbayasgalant Monastery entrance
Pot Mountain hike
Khovsgol Lake visit
Lake District stay
Tsetserleg Monastery Museum visit
Tsenger Hot Springs stay
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
15
Price From
AUD $3,499
Start Location
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
End Location
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Original
Tour Themes
Small Group
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
28 Jun 201812 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,499 
29 Jun 201813 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,499 
09 Jul 201823 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,499 
10 Jul 201824 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,499 
29 Jun 201913 Jul 201913AUD $3,499
10 Jul 201924 Jul 201913AUD $3,499
29 Jun 202013 Jul 202014AUD $3,499
10 Jul 202024 Jul 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,499 
Itinerary
Day 1 - Ulaanbaatar
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Ulaanbaatar/Amarbayasgalant
Visit Amarbayasgalant Monastery before sleeping in a ger camp. Stargazing takes on a whole new meaning in the Mongolian countryside.
Day 3 - Amarbayasgalant/Uran Togoo
Hike up the volcanic (extinct volcano) crater at Pot Mountain. Stay overnight with a nomadic family on Selenge River and enjoy a traditional Mongolian barbecue dinner.
Day 4 - Uran Togoo/Selenge
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.
Day 5 - Selenge/Kh vsg l
Spend the day travelling to scenic Kh vsg l Lake.
Day 6 - Kh vsg l
Enjoy a free day at Kh vsg l lake. Try your hand at archery, go horseback riding, or hiking.
Day 7 - Kh vsg l/Jargalant
Travel through the Lake District of Mongolia, looking for wildlife on the way. Spend the evening at a ger camp on Zuun Lake.
Day 8 - Jargalant/Terkhiin 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 Lake/Tsenkher
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 - Tsenkher/Elsen 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 Tasarhai/Ulaanbaatar
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 - Ulaanbaatar
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 - Ulaanbaatar
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 - Ulaanbaatar
Depart at any time.