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About the Activity:
Tour available: July 10 2016

  • Come and be a part of the Nadaam Festival in Mongolia this July.
  • The Nadaam Festival is a 3 day festival that involves a lot of games and is often termed as an Olympics of Mongolia.
  • The games are Mongolian wrestling, horse racing, and archery, and are held throughout the country during midsummer.
  • The festival is also a UNESCO recognized heritage event.
  • Begin the tour after arriving at Ulaanbaatar airport where the tour guide will accompany you to your hotel.
  • You will also get to chance to explore Mongolia after the festival.
  • This is a 12 day 11 night tour.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 -

    Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

    Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, capital city of Mongolia.

    Transfer to hotel.

    City tour, including visit to the Zaisan Memorial if time permits.

    Overnight at the hotel.

    Dinner Included

  • Day 2 -

    Opening Ceremony of Naadam at the Central Stadium

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Tour the Opening Ceremony of Naadam at the Central Stadium.

    Enjoy sports and cultural performances, including wrestling and archery contest.

    In the afternoon, enjoy horse racing.

    Indulge in Naadam’s Gala dinner with Mongolian folk music performance.

    Overnight at the hotel

  • Day 3 -

    Visit the BogdKhaan’s Palace museum

    After breakfast visit horse racing area.

    Witness horses racing for some time.

    Post lunch, visit the BogdKhaan’s Palace museum.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 4 -

    Karakorum(380km)

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Transport to Karakorum(380km).

    Lunch will be provided on the way.

    Arrive at the camp late afternoon.

    In the evening, stop by a local horse breeder’s ger and visit his family and indulge in some horse riding sessions.

    Overnight in Ger accommodation at the tourist camp.

  • Day 5 -

    Visit Erdene Zuu

    Breakfast at the camp.

    Visit Erdene Zuu, once one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia and almost destroyed in the 1930s. Tour the monastery grounds and several chapels with excellent examples of Buddhist iconography dating from the 16th century.

    Visit the symbolic ruins of Karakorum, the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire.

    Return to Karakorum base camp for lunch.

    Drive to Bayangobi (80km).

    Overnight at ger camp near Bayangobi.

  • Day 6 -

    Hustain Nuruu (Pike Hustai) National Reserved area

    After breakfast, drive to Hustain Nuruu (Pike Hustai) National Reserved area to have a view of Przewalski wild horses, recently re-introduced back into Mongolia(140km).

    Free time at leisure at the camp.

    Indulge in Horse riding and trekking.

    Overnight in Hustai ger camp.

  • Day 7 -

    Drive back to Ulaanbaatar

    Drive back to Ulaanbaatar.

    Boxed lunch will be provided.

    Arrive at Ulaanbaatar in the afternoon.

    Check-in and have dinner and stay overnight at the hotel in Ulaanbaatar.

  • Day 8 -

    Tour the Gandan Monastery

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Tour the Gandan Monastery, followed by a tour of the Fine Arts Museum.

    In the afternoon, visit the National History museum.

    Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Day 9 -

    Gobi base camp

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Transport to airport for flight to Gobi base camp.

    Arrive in the Gobi and transfer to the Ger camp.

    After settling in at the camp have lunch in the tourist camp.

    Excursion to Yol (Lammergier) Valley, 25 kms at the eastern edge of the Altaic Mountain range. Along the way, make a short stop at a museum dedicated to some of the wildlife in the area.

    Afterwards, take a stroll through the valley.

    Photographs: White-headed eagle and domestic yaks.

    Overnight in Ger accommodation, authentic Mongolian dwelling.

  • Day 10 -

    Bayan Zag

    Breakfast at the camp.

    A day trip to Bayan Zag, the Flaming Cliffs* (98km), for exploring the Gobi “Cemetery of Dinosaurs” and the trail of Roy Chapman Andrews.

    En route visit Moltsog Els-sand dunes.

    Picnic lunch.

    After excursion drive back to base camp for dinner and overnight.

  • Day 11 -

    Return to Ulaanbaatar

    Breakfast at the camp.

    Late morning flight to Ulaanbaatar.

    After lunch, tour the “Gobi”cashmere factory for shopping original and pure cashmere gifts and garments.

    Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 12 -

    Departure

    Depart from Ulaanbaatar after breakfast at hotel.

    Experience ends here.

Stay

    7
  • Hotel and Ger (camp) stay in twin sharing basis

Meal

    7
  • All Meals Included
  • 7
  • Mongolian and European Cuisine

Activity

    7
  • Sightseeing
  • 7
  • Horse Riding and/or Camel Riding

Other Inclusions

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  • Guide
  • 7
  • Entrance Fees

Transport

    7
  • Transport throughout the tour is included in 4 wheel drive or a minivan depending upon the number of people in the group
  • 7
  • Shared Vehicle

Things To Carry

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  • Clothes and equipment
  • 7
  • Sleeping Bags and mattresses
  • 7
  • Boots suitable for walking or riding with thick socks
  • 7
  • Lightweight shoes
  • 7
  • Warm/rain jacket and pullover
  • 7
  • Trousers suitable for riding
  • 7
  • Gloves
  • 7
  • Waterproof clothing
  • 7
  • Sun hat
  • 7
  • Sun cream
  • 7
  • Camera and spare film batteries
  • 7
  • Torch and batteries – for camping head torches are very useful
  • 7
  • Photocopy of passport and other important documents
  • 7
  • Medical pack and toiletries

Advisory

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  • A maximum of 12 people can participate in this tour.
  • 7
  • If you think you are going to need something while travelling in Mongolia, make sure you purchase it before you come to Mongolia, but do not expect you can buy it in Mongolia.
  • 7
  • Please bear in your mind that local flight allows 20-30 kg’s per person to check into flight and exceeded luggage and carry on will be charged (1.5$-2$ per kg).
  • 7
  • It is a good idea to include small gifts in your packing list, as you will inevitably be visiting local nomadic families in the country. It is polite to offer them some small gifts to show your gratitude in return for their hospitality
  • 7
  • Contact the operator with any special needs, such as dietary or medical restrictions, as soon as possible so that every effort can be made to accommodate special needs. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the client, in conjunction with their health care provider, if necessary, to determine whether their needs can be met sufficiently to allow for a safe and comfortable journey.

Tour Type

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  • This activity can be availed as a private or group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • 90 days or more - $400 will be deducted
  • 7
  • 89-60 days - 25% of package price will be deducted
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  • 59-30 days - 50% of package price will be deducted
  • 7
  • 29-0 days - No refund
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  • After trip departs - No refund

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 15 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
  • 7
  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
  • 7
  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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