CENTRAL MONGOLIA COMBINED NAADAM FESTIVAL TOUR /8 DAYS/
Experience the fascinating nomadic culture of Mongolia, enjoying the summer Naadam festival with horse racing, wrestling and archery competitions. Naadam, literally means “games” and takes place from 11th to 13th July every year. It’s believed to be celebrated since the early Middle Ages, being already held during Chinggis Khaan times, presumably with a different format than it’s now. Its origins probably come from the ancient military parades, wedding assemblies, hunting competitions and old sporting activities. Now, the dates have been fixed to celebrate the 1921 revolution, which marked the independence of Mongolia.
The biggest celebration is held in capital of Mongolia – Ulaanbaatar, in the National Sports Stadium and its surroundings, but most of the cities and towns across Mongolia have their own Naadam celebrations, evidently smaller. It’s a time when Mongols get dressed with their finest deel, their traditional colorful silken robe, the typical boots and the touch of a hat. Like all the valued festivities, it all begins with a ceremony. Dancers and musicians make the delights of the public while athletes and horse riders march across the National Sports Stadium in Ulaanbaatar, something like the Olimpic Games Opening Ceremony, but in the genuine to Mongol style. And after the ceremony, the competitions begin.
Naadam was inscribed on the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO in 2010.
- CATEGORY: EVENT AND FESTIVAL TOURS
- AVAILABLE: JULY 9 TO JULY 16
- DURATION: 8 DAYS, 7 NIGTHS
- DESTINATION: CENTRAL MONGOLIA
A Chinese, English or Russian speaking Mongolian guide will accompany the group at all times. The guide will be a native Mongolian person with great local knowledge who can deal with any requests and ensure that your holiday to become one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life.
This trip you have a two choice. First one is a highest level, latest model, air-conditioned private 4WD vehicles for the maximum comfort on your touring days. And second choice is Russian 4x4 Van. Also with 20 years’ experience drives.
In Mongolia, you will be dining at fine American, European and Asian cuisine restaurants. Mutton, beef, rice and noodles form the basis of the Mongolian diet, so your meals will be based around this. However, the trail rations may include vegetables, eggs, peanut butter, cheese and sometimes yak! On some days there will be lunchboxes from our cook.
PERSONAL THINGS TO BRING WITH YOU
Warm thin layers of clothing are the best such as bring a rain jacket, gloves and hiking booth. Don’t forgot first aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrhea, runny nose; bandages; any medicine prescribed for you). All your camera equipment.
TOUR PACKAGE PRICE
|Group size||Price/Per person|
|No||Include service||Exclude service||Include service of Meals|
|1||Vehicle with a driver.||Items of personal nature||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|2||Fuel for the trip whole time||Beverages, alcoholic drinks, bar bills, laundry||Per day 3 bottle water for per person /1,5 liter/|
|3||English speaking guide||Travel and insurance||One time Mongolian traditional food /lamb with vegetables/|
|4||Accommodation/Ger camps and Hotel/||International transportation|
|5||All food, during the trip and at restaurants /Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner/||Excess baggage fee in the flight /15kg includes handbag is free of charge/|
|6||All cooking and camping gears.||Optional activities|
|7||National park and border office permits (area you will go is close to China and Russia border)||Single supplement /For hotel or Ger camp/|
|8||Airport shuffle||Gratuity for the tour team|
|9||Other small administration fees Basically, includes everything.||Taxi|
The unbelievable tradition of Eagle Hunting is still kept by the Kazakh tribes of Mongolia in the 21st century. Imagine an eagle hunter on a horseback, galloping at full speed with an eagle on his/her arm in the background of the rugged Altai Mountains and picturesque Sagsai river.
Mongolia, the ancient realm of Genghis Khan, has emerged from the shadow of Communism and is now open to the world. Meet one of the last nomadic cultures on earth, where a traditional way of life endures as it did a millennium ago.
Naadam is a traditional festival in Mongolia. The festival is also locally termed eriin gurvan naadam the three games of men. This is Eastern version of olympics like Ancient Greeks. The games are Mongolian wrestling, horse racing, and archery