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Naadam Khovsgol tour

Experience Mongolians nomadic culture at its most vibrant during the Naadam festival and then delve into mysteries of its beautiful Khovsgol region. One of the greenest and most beautiful Mongolian provinces.

Khovsgol's natural paradise where the rolling steppes of the Mongolian plain meet the tall mountains and forests of Eastern Russia is perfect for exciting and varied horse trekking. The dazzling freshwater lakes, stunning unspoilt wilderness and impressive mountain ranges are a delight for nature lovers and hikers. Plus an encounter with an ancient tribe of reindeer herders make this trip the adventure of a lifetime.

per adult from

$3,374

AUD

Duration

18 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 18x Breakfast
    • 18x Dinner
    • 18x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 18 nights
    • Riding equipment
    • Tents
    • Accommodation
    • Permits
    • Entry/Admission - Gandantegchenling Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - National Museum of Mongolia
    • Entry/Admission - Naadam Center
    What's excluded :
    • International flights
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Personal sleeping bag
    • Personal roll mat
    • Riding helmet

  • Day 1: Airport/station pick up and city tour

    Stop At: Gandantegchenling Monastery, 1,5 KM North West of the Central Square, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
    The beautiful Gandan Buddhist Monastery in the capital of Mongolia is a great place to start our introduction to Mongolian culture. The Tibetan name translates to the "Great Place of Complete Joy" and its colourful wall and 26.5-meter-high statue of Avalokiteśvara make it an impressive destination.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: National Museum of Mongolia, Juulchin Street -1, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    This museum is a cultural, scientific, and educational organisation.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Good Karma Guesthouse

    Day 2: Naadam Opening Ceremony

    Stop At: Naadam Center, Chinggis avenue-6, Stadium Orgil G-201, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
    Today you will watch the inauguration ceremony of Naadam Festival which is opened by the president of Mongolia. The opening ceremony features marches and music from soldiers, monks, and athletes and live performance of the national instrument Morin Khuur and a choir concert before the real fun begins!

    There will be a tournament of wrestling and archery in the Central Stadium while horse races take place outside the city centre.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Good Karma Guesthouse

    Day 3: Naadam celebrations day 2

    Stop At: Naadam Center, Chinggis avenue-6, Stadium Orgil G-201, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
    Thousands of Mongolian’s compete in the capital city for greatest wrestler, archer and rider. There is also a fourth traditional game held during Naadam ‘Knuckle bone shooting’ a bowling kind of game where you flick a block of wood through the air to knock over stacked up targets. We shall experience all of these sports and also explore Ulaanbataar during the festivities.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Good Karma Guesthouse

    Day 4: Journey North

    Stop At: Erdenet, Erdenet, Orkhon Province
    Mongolia's second largest city. On our drive North we will stop here to rest in one of the cities many modern hotels.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Local hotel

    Day 5: Extinct Volcanoes of Uran Togoo

    Stop At: Uran Togoo, Mongolia
    The extinct volcanoes of Uran Togoo and Tulga National Park are perfect for a moderate to challenging hike up one of the sacred Peaks. The volcanoes hold spiritual significance to local shamans and it is tradition to walk clockwise around the ring-summit. Enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding landscape before we complete the final leg of our drive North to Mörön, the province capital of Khovsgol.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Moron

    Day 6: Day 1 of Horse Riding

    Stop At: Lake Hovsgol National Park, Khatgal Mongolia
    Saddle up for the spectacular ride to our first campsite on the shores of the lake. Over the next few days we will ride through mountain meadows, green woodlands and mountain passes as we explore Khovsgol’s breathtaking wilderness.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Wild Camping besides the Lake

    Day 7: Day 2 of Horse Riding

    Stop At: Lake Hovsgol National Park, Khatgal Mongolia
    The shores of the blue pearl. This is a good day to get comfortable in the saddle. The terrain is varied with open meadows and sparse green woodland. As we ride past the last signs of civilisation we can relax on the shores of the lake skimming stones and taking in the majestic beauty of nature.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Wild camping on the shores of the Lake

    Day 8: Day 3 of Horse Riding

    Stop At: Lake Hovsgol National Park, Khatgal Mongolia
    The wild places of the world. The most amazing day of riding. The scenery only gets more spectacular as we ride between the shores of the lake and the foothills of towering mountains. Wild flower meadows become abundant and many streams flow down from the mountains as we discover a paradise of natural sacred places.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Wild camping on the shores of the Lake

    Day 9: Day 4 of Horse Riding

    Stop At: Lake Hovsgol National Park, Khatgal Mongolia
    From the lake through the mountains. Our journey takes us away from the shores of the lake, meandering through mountain passes and into into lush green valleys with fresh flowing streams and tall trees. These ancient paths have been travelled for generations and you will feel the excitement of adventure stirring.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Wild camping besides streams in the mountains.

    Day 10: Day 5 of Horse Riding

    Stop At: Lake Hovsgol National Park, Khatgal Mongolia
    Exploring peaceful river valleys. The terrain opens up into wider valleys with rolling mountains all around. It’s a day for taking in the majestic beauty and tranquillity of this natural and unchanging landscape.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Wild camping besides streams in the mountains.

    Day 11: Day 6 Ride into Renchklumb Village

    Stop At: Lake Hovsgol National Park, Khatgal Mongolia
    Riding onto plains. As we descend from the mountains into a vast grassland steppe the remote village of Renchklumb appears in the distance. At the village we are greeted by the local wrestling champion ‘Amartuvshin’ and his family who give us a tour of their home and village.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Ger camp/ Guest house home-stay

    Day 12: Rest Day with a Local Film Maker

    Stop At: Lake Hovsgol National Park, Khatgal Mongolia
    Today we cross the vast mountain plain that lies between the two remote villages of the area. Once at the second village and at the guest house a local filmmaker will show us two short documentary films he made about the local Tsataan tribe in the 80s.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 13: Ride into the mountains to meet the Tsaatan Reindeer Herders

    Stop At: Lake Hovsgol National Park, Khatgal Mongolia
    A short distance from the village by 4x4 we meet local Tsataan Shaman and his son who has prepared horses for us to ride to the Tsataan camp high in the mountain plateaus. Keep a look out for the tepee style tents and herders of reindeer to find them.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tepees and wild camping

    Day 14: Ride Reindeer and learn more about the Ancient Tsaatan reindeer herders

    Stop At: Lake Hovsgol National Park, Khatgal Mongolia
    The Tsaatan our proud of their culture and today we learn how to be part of this unique and ancient tribe. They will show us how they tend to their herd, teach you how to milk and even ride reindeer as the Tsaatan do.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Return to the guesthouse in the village.

    Day 15: Return through the mountains - Walks in the meadows

    Stop At: Lake Hovsgol National Park, Khatgal Mongolia
    Today we head towards the higher mountain ranges of Hovsgol National park. This area of the park is completely uninhabited and the pristine beauty of this place is perfect for leisurely hikes in wildflower meadow and besides mountain streams.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Wild camping

    Day 16: Day 2 in the mountains

    Stop At: Lake Hovsgol National Park, Khatgal Mongolia
    High mountain passes and spectacular views. As we navigate the high passes there are spectacular views of the valleys below. We are in no rush and you have the opportunity to stop and take short walks whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery before returning to Hatgal and picking up the road to Mörön.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Local Guesthouse or hotel

    Day 17: Return drive to Erdenet city

    Stop At: Erdenet, Erdenet, Orkhon Province
    On our return drive we will either stop at Erdenet city to break up the drive or one of the many Ger camps on route.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel or Ger camp

    Day 18: Farewell meal in Ulaanbaatar

    Stop At: Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar
    Upon return to Ulaanbaatar your guide will take you out to one of Mongolia's bustling restaurants for a farewell meal before organising your Airport drop off.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Good Karma Guesthouse
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We provide all airport and train station pick up and drop off. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible when you first visit Mongolia.Airports
    • Buyant Uhaa Airport, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/11/2020 - 10/22/2021
    Monday - Wednesday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by Wild Stride

Activity ID: V-250640P1

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