Local Naadam and Huvsgul Tour

Events and festivals
Experiences
15
Days
7

Itinerary Details

This tour Naadam and Huvsgul tour combine the local traditional Naadam festival with Asian Blue Pearl Huvsgul Lake.  The local Naadam is a golden opportunity to see Nadaam ceremonies & its three manly games from the closest distance, away from the crowds. You can get truly involved and have the  chance to take part in some activities, as well as capturing all the excitement on your camera. Huvsgul Lake is the second biggest fresh water lake in Asia and enigmatic Reindeer people live in pristine forests of the Huvsgul National Park. This tour allows you a chance to meet Reindeer nomads, discover their way of the life and to relax in a traditional Mongolian ger camp by boating, swimming, horseback riding & hiking besides enjoying the most interesting local Naadam Festival. Enjoy the all benefits of Naadam and Huvsgul tour itinerary.

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Day 1 Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Meet at the airport. Take a city tour.
Meeting point
Meet in Sukhbaatar square, Ulaanbaatar.
09:00 AM
Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Ulaanbaatar city is the capital of Mongolia finally settled on its present site in 1778. Holy mountains surround it; the Bogd Uul Mountain to the south, the Songino Mountain to the west, the Bayanzurkh Mountain to the east and the Chingeltei Mountain to the north.

Activity: Sightseeing around Ulaanbaatar such as National historical Museum, Palace Museum of Bogd King, Zaisan memorial hill, Sukhbaatar’s square, etc.

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Day 2 Fly to Murun province (one and half hour) Drive to Huvsgul National park.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Huvsgul Lake National Park is the largest freshwater and the most beautiful lake in the country exists. The lake has an area of 2612 km square and 262 m deep. It contains 1% of world freshwater.  The area is a paradise for outdoor travelers and there are plenty of activities such as hiking, birding, fishing, horseback riding, kayaking, exploring, etc.

Activity: Fly to Murun (1.5 hours), Discover the lake by taking a boat tour. Enjoy more the lake by trekking. Take lovely nature pictures. Explore the flora and fauna of the area.

Accommodation options:
Nomad Family
Tourist Ger Camp
Day 3 Visit a local Tsaatan or reindeer family and explore their lifestyle.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Tsaatan or reindeer people are the people who live in the northernmost part of Mongolia. Usually, they live in a high and cool dense forest of Taiga mountains. They keep reindeers and use reindeers’ meat and milk for their food needs and ride them in the forest. There are no many families in Huvsgul province and the Tsaatan population number is decreasing at the present time.

Activity: Visit a local Tsaatan or reindeer family and explore their lifestyle. You may try riding a reindeer. Horse riding (1 hour). Relax in the beautiful nature.

Accommodation options:
Nomad Family
Tourist Ger Camp
Day 4 Drive back to Murun province. Preview of the local Naadam festival.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Naadam is the biggest festival in Mongolia and we celebrate on the 11-12th of July annually. Originally it is a combination of three main games and there are wrestling, archery & horse-racing. In modern days Naadam officially commemorates the anniversary of the revolution of 1921 that Mongolia proclaimed independence.  

Activity: See the preview of the local Naadam festival, singing, and dancing. Watch the first round of traditional wrestling competition. Enjoy “Archery” and “Ankle bone shooting”. Visit the horse-racing area to see the race of the baby horse.

Accommodation options:
Nomad Family
Tourist Ger Camp
Day 5 Last day of wrestling, archery, anklebone shooting & horse racing.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Naadam. Every year 512 and more wrestlers compete for the state title, 6 different ages of 2000 horses’ race and female & male best shooters compete in 2 divisions for the State Naadam. Local Naadam gives an opportunity to see from the closest distance, take very good shots and to do many interesting things although there are fewer horses, wrestlers, and archers.

Activity: Watch the racing of the older horses. Take good shots of young jockeys on their racehorses and more. See the last rounds of wrestling, archery, anklebone shooting and horse racing. Enjoy the closing ceremony.

Accommodation options:
Nomad Family
Tourist Ger Camp
Day 6 Fly to Ulaanbaatar from Murun province. Take a city tour.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: International Intellectual Museum displays over 11000 intellectual items from 130 countries around the world and over 5000 of them are puzzles. All the items are classified into 15 subcategories in order to make visitors understand the scientific nature of exhibits. Most of the displays of the museum represent various branches of sciences in simplified form by toys and puzzles. That fact that visitors are allowed to touch and challenge themselves by putting puzzles together. Show Traditional Folklore Concert. It is a witness of the wonder of Mongolian throat singing, melodious dancing, pliant contortionism, and melodious musical instruments.   

Activity: Fly to Ulaanbaatar from Murun (1.5 hours), International Intellectual museum, Shopping for souvenirs, cashmere and woolen products, Show Mongolian traditional folklore concert by Moon Stone or Tumen Ekh ensemble.

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Highlights

  • Visit Museum of national history
  • Zaisan Memorial Hill
  • Walking through Sukhbaatar square
  • You'll see one of the museums with the biggest collection in Mongolia.
  • Have a memorable stop at Khusvgul Lake
  • Take a boat tour at Lake Khuvsgul
  • Visit a local Tsaatan or reindeer family and explore their lifestyle
  • Horse riding
  • See the preview of the local Naadam festival
  • Visit the horse-racing area to see the race of the baby horse.
  • Challenge yourself by putting puzzles together
  • Enjoy Traditional Folklore Concert

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