Naadam festival tour
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Naadam festival tour
On this tour you will have an opportunity to see the Naadam festival and it is considered to be biggest
traditional sporting cultural event in Mongolia. Mongolian people celebrate Naadam between 11- 13th
of July in every year.
Day 1 (9th
Meet at Chinggis Khaan International airport. After short break in your hotel you will be arranged
guided city tour of Ulaanbaatar. City tour includes visits of Natural History Museum and
Gandantegchilen monastery. After city tour you will be offered ‘Welcome’ dinner at Mongolian
finest restaurant in the evening. Stay overnight in a hotel. /Lunch, Dinner/
Day 2 (10th
July)Khui Doloon Khudag
First day of Naadam Festival. Visit Khui Doloon Khudag for horse racing competition.Drive
back to the Ulaanbaatar and visit archery and shagai (ankle bone shooting) competitions
nearby central stadium. Enjoy your free time in the city. Stay overnight in a hotel. /Breakfast
Day 3 (11th
July) Opening ceremony
The official first day of Naadam Festival. Today you will watch the opening ceremony of
Naadam Festival opened by the president of Mongolia. The opening ceremony featuring
marches from soldiers, athletes celebrities and live performance from State group of
traditional music ensemble before the main events commenced. But if you are no interest on
watching wrestling competition all the time, there’s plenty to see the things outside of the
central stadium– trading activities , crafts various kind of cuisine ,live performance and other
traditional sporting events . This is the best time to see the Mongolian people who dressed up
colorful traditional costumes for the Naadam and you will definitely feel party atmosphere
around stadium.. Free time in the city. Stay overnight in a hotel./ Breakfast ,Lunch ,Dinner/
Day 4 (12th
July) Last day of Naadam festival
The official second day of Naadam Festival. Today you will have enjoyed at visiting of Central
Stadium for wrestling and horse racing competition at Khui Doloon khudag .Free time in a city.
Stay overnight in a hotel./Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner/
Day 5 (13th
July) Terelj National Park
In the morning we will be driving toChinggisKhaan Statue. After visiting Chinggis Khaan Statue
we will head to Terelj National Park and you will have opportunity to ride Mongolian horse
around the beautiful scenery of valley. Stay overnight in a ger camp./ Breakfast ,Lunch ,Dinner/
Day 6 (14th
In the morning we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Last day in Mongolia.City tour including the
visits of Zanabazar Art Museum and Bogd Khaan Palace Museum.This afternoon your guide
will take you to the famous Mongolian cashmere and souvenir shops in Ulaanbaatar. Enjoy
your shopping. In the evening you will have Departure Dinner at Mongolianfinest restaurant.
Stay overnight in a hotel. /Breakfast ,Lunch ,Dinner/
Day 7 (15th
After breakfast , you ‘ll transfer to Chinggis Khaan international airport for your departure
flight ./ Breakfast/
End of the service
• Category:Naadam festival tour
• Places to visit:Ulaanbaatar –Khui Doloon Khudag–Terelj National Park– Ulaanbaatar
•Various activities: Trekking and optional horse riding
• Duration: 6nights / 7days
• Total length of distance: 160kms
• Possible group: Min-6 max12
• Pleasant season:July 9th
All activities will be included in the itinerary and followed on the below:
• Stay in a hotel/ 5 nights/
• Stay at tourist ger camp /1 night/
• Experienced guide service /English speaking /
• Entrance fees for protected natural areas
• Sightseeing cost
• Mineral /bottled/ water-1.5litre per person a day.
• Horse riding fee
• All food /Breakfast, Lunch ,Dinner /
Excluded: International transportation to and from Mongolia, hotel stay in Ulaanbaatar, travel
insurance and alcoholic drinks, tips and gratuities, laundry and items of a personal nature.
Following items on below wont' be included in the itinerary.
• International transportation to and from Mongolia
• Travel insurance
• Personal expenses /alcoholic drinking beverages ,telephone calls, etc.,,,/
• Tips and gratitude for your guide and driver /discretionary/
• We are happy to arrange your international & domestic flight and train tickets as your
• Private departures are available on request.
During the trip, you will be travelling for 4-8 hours from one to another destination. Every
couple of hours, we will have short break for photographs, toilets, stretching etc,,, . On the
tour we serve you by 4WD vehicles, mostly Russian and Japanese vehicles. The minivan has
capacity of maximum 6 people with luggage and the Japanese jeep has maximum of 3 people
with luggage. We always make sure all our vehicles are inspected and well prepared before
Overnight mostly we stay at tourist camp and they provide the guest’s accommodation as a
ger which is very comfortable and cozy to stay there. Tourist ger camp is able to provide you
all the modern facilities including restaurant/bar ,hot shower, western style toilet, etc.,,,
You will be served mostly delicious western style and Mongolian traditional food.
Naadam Festival is the biggest and most colorful event celebrated nation wide in
11-13 of July of every year. Originated as training for Mongolian cavalry in 13th
century Chingis Khaan wanted to be his solders fit and ready for battle at all time.
So he summoned everyone to participate for horse racingwrestling and archery.
Now these three are the major event of the festival.
Horse race takes place out of town for a straight line racing. There will be 6
different races depending on horse ages. Not only it’s distance (11-32km) but also
hundreds horses in one race will make you really impressed. For the state
Naadam Festival celebrated in Ulaanbaatar last year had 600- 700 horses in each
race. And you can imagine even more people with horses not participating actual
race, which makes the site more than spectacular view.
Wrestling tend to be most popular sport in Mongolia. Mongolian national
wrestlers are respected and recognized among the nation as a celebrities status.
Despite of its’ technique and way they wrestled their unique clothing and
powerful eagle dances make Mongolian wrestling far more distinguished than any
other related sports. We are proud that Mongolian four young wrestlers
becameprofessional Sumo wrestling champions in a row and has been occupying
Japanese stage almost last decades.
Naadam Festival is been called The Three Manly Sports among Mongolians
however women participates for archery. The women shoot 40 arrows from the
distance of 65m, while men are shooting from distance of 75m with the same
amount of arrows.
Chinggis Khaan Statue complex
Chinggis Khaan Statue complex is located 54 kms from Ulaanbaatar, on the bank of the Tuul
River, in a place called Tsonjin Boldog, where Genghis Khan had found a golden whip
according to legend. 40 meter high statue on horseback was erected on a 10 meter high base,
covered by stainless steel and surrounded by 36 columns. Those 36 columns are meant for the
memorial of 36 kings intermarry from Chinggis Khaan until Ligden Khaan. A recreation area,
restaurants, souvenir shop and conference hall occupy the base structure. From the ground
floor of statue visitors walkup to the head of the horse through its chest and neck of the horse,
using elevator where they can have a panoramic view.
Terelj National Park
Terelj National Park is located in the Khentii Mountains and are by its natural beauty and interesting
rock formations. Terelj National Park consisted of forested alpine mountains and gigantic rock
formations such as Turtle Rock, etc. It is the most popular tourist destination among the foreign and
domestic tourists. The area of Terelj National Park is ideal for hiking, horseback riding, climbing,
sightseeing view and photography.