I Love Adventures - Naadam Festival Mongolia

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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.

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Whats Included

  • 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.
  • 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 10 dinners
  • Hotels (4 nts), nomad family stay/camping (1 nt), Mongolian gers (9 nts, multi-share).
  • Private van
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • 15

Countries Visited

  • Mongolia

Watch the opening ceremony of the Naadam Festival, cheer on wrestlers and archers, listen to famous throat singing, sleep in traditional gers, devour Mongolian barbecue in the grasslands

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Days : 15

Price : From AED 11,651*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights

Trip Style : Classic

Trip Type : Individuals

Physical Grading : 3 - Average

Trip Map

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Ulaanbaatar
Day 2 Ulaanbaatar/Amarbayasgalant (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 3 Amarbayasgalant/Uran Togoo (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 4 Uran Togoo/Selenge (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 5 Selenge/Khövsgöl (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 6 Khövsgöl (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 7 Khövsgöl/Jargalant (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 8 Jargalant/Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 9 Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 10 Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake/Tsenkher (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 11 Tsenkher/Elsen Tasarhai (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 12 Elsen Tasarhai/Ulaanbaatar (1B, 1L)
Day 13 Ulaanbaatar (1B, 1L)
Day 14 Ulaanbaatar (1B, 1L)
Day 15 Ulaanbaatar (1B)

Trip Advice

We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.

What to Take

What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15-20 mintues with your bags which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10-15kg/22-30lb. Suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures trips! Most travellers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!) as they need to fit under the beds when travelling on sleeper trains. You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones. If your trip involves overnights in homestays, villages or camping then you usually have the opportunity to rent sleeping bags if need be instead of bringing them with you.

About Accommodation

Hotels (4 nts), Nomad family stay/camping (1 nt), Mongolian multishare gers (9 nts).

Local Dress

In Asia the dress standard is more conservative than it is back home. When packing try to pick loose, lightweight, long clothing that will keep you cool in the usually hot and humid climate of Asian summers. In predominately Buddhist countries we ask that you dress respectfully and avoid very short shorts/skirts and singlets/tanktops when visiting temples or other holy sites.

Meals

Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Outside Ulaan Baatar, Mongolian diet consists mainly of mutton and few fresh vegetables. Please, be prepared to very limited variety. If you prefer to spice your food, we recommend you to bring your favourite spices and supplies from home (or buy them in Ulaan Baatar). Vegetarian option is possible on Mongolia trips, but again - local died provides almost no variety. Vegetarians may choose to supplement meals with supplies bought from home, i.e. protein bars, bags of dried fruits, etc. Ulaan Baatar has a good selection of imported goods where you can stock up on food such as cereals, UHT milk, chocolate, fruit juice, biscuits, candies & chocolate, rice and pasta. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

Group Leader Description

All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO). The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting - we think it's the best of both worlds.

Check List

Conservative Dress: • Modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders) • Shawl or scarf (for temple visits) Documents: • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border) • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies) • Passport (required) (With photocopies) • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies) • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required) Essentials: • Binoculars (optional) • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries) • Cash, credit and debit cards • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights) • Ear plugs • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal) • Fleece top/sweater • Footwear • Hat • Locks for bags • Long pants/jeans • Moneybelt • Outlet adapter • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.) • Reusable water bottle • Shirts/t-shirts • Sleepwear • Small travel towel • Sunglasses • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) • Watch and alarm clock • Waterproof backpack cover • Windproof rain jacket Light Hiking: • Hiking boots/sturdy walking shoes • Hiking pants (Convertible/Zip-off and quick dry recommended) Sleep Sheet: • Sleeping bag liner/sleep sheet Warm Weather: • Sandals/flip-flops • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended) • Sun hat/bandana • Swimwear

Start Date - End DateAvailabilityPrice
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
2019-06-29 - 2019-07-13Available AED 11651
2019-07-10 - 2019-07-24Available AED 11651