Rating in Mongolia
$ 6940

Mongolia and the Naadam Festival

Trekking  +  walking
Trekking + walking
min $ 6940
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Ulaanbaatar, Gobi Gurvan Saikhan, Khuvsgul Lake, Ulaanbaatar
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 6940
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Description

Discover the rarely visited land of Genghis Khan, with its endless plains and breath-taking landscapes, and drive through the Gobi desert to the amazing Naadam Festival.
Look out over the spectacular scenery of the Flaming Cliffs Gobi Desert Sleep in traditional Mongolian Yurts Yurts Be inspired by the stunning landscape of this beautiful lake Lake Khovsgol Enjoy the revelry of the traditional Naadam Festival in Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar

What's Included?

all international airfares all domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surcharges all accommodation all meals entrance fees, guides and daily tours visa fees for EU and UK passport holders

23 Day Mongolia and the Naadam Festival Tour Itinerary

Our Mongolia and the Naadam Festival itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.

Days 1-2 Fly to Ulaanbaatar

Fly overnight to Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

Days 3 Ulaanbaatar City Tour

This morning visit the 19th-century built Gandan Monastery and the Sukhbaatar Square. Continue to explore the Museum of Mongolian History and gain an insight in the culture of Mongolia. Later visit the Choijin Lama Temple Museum, a Buddhist monastery in central Ulaanbaatar. Please note that both the museums we visit today will charge extra fees (approximately US$10 or £7) for using a camera in their exhibits. (B,L,D)

Day 4 -5 Gobi Desert

This morning fly to Dalanzadgad, located on the edge of the Gobi Desert. Upon arrival transfer to the Ger Camp near Gurvansaikhan (Three Beauty) National Park for a two night stay. This afternoon, visit a Mongolian nomadic family where you can experience their unique way of life. Return to your Ger Camp for the evening. (B,L,D)

Day 6 Khongoryn Els Dunes

Embark on a 4WD adventure to Khongoryn Els and explore Mongolia’s largest sand dunes, also known as the ‘Singing Sand Dunes’. Enjoy the beauty of these stark landscapes, and for those who are feeling adventurous, climb to the top for fantastic views. (B,L,D)

Day 7 Flaming Cliffs

Continue exploring the magnificent landscapes of the Gobi Desert before travelling to Bayanzag. Made up of peaks and canyons in a striking fiery red and orange sandstone, the Flaming Cliffs are a spectacular sight. The area is especially important thanks to the vast number of dinosaur fossils that have been found – even the amateur eye can spot them as you wander through the canyon. (B,L,D)

Day 8 Ongiin Khiid Monastery

Journey to the banks of the Ongii River and view the atmospheric ruins of two monasteries – Barlim Khiid and Khutagt Khiid, which form Ongiin Khiid, formerly one of the largest monastic complexes in Mongolia. (B,L,D)

Day 9 Mt Khogno Khan

Spend the day exploring around the foot of the imposing Mt Khogno Khan. Set in the beautiful surroundings of a Natural Reserve, discover the remains of 17th century Uvgun Khiid Monastery whilst enjoying the resplendent nature and mountain vistas. (B,L,D)

Day 10 Kharkhorin City

Day 10: Kharkhorin City Mongolia’s former capital Kharkhorin is located in a spot picked by Genghis Khan in 1220. However, the city remained Mongolia’s political, cultural and economic hub for only 40 years before power was transferred to Khanbaliq – now modern day Beijing. After the collapse of the Mongolian Empire, the city was abandoned to the elements and destroyed by roving soldiers until its remains were used to build Erdene Zuu Khiid,Mongolia’s first Buddhist monastery – which we will visit today. (B,L,D)

Day 11 Tsenkher Jiguur Hot Springs

Lounge in the volcanic hot springs of Tsenkher Jiguur, surrounded by verdant scenery. (B,L,D)

Day 12 Great White Lake

Enjoy the scenery of Great White Lake, set amongst the extinct volcanoes of the Khangai mountain range. The extinct Khorgo Volcano sits watching over the lake – hike up to the crater for wonderful views, or walk along the lake shore where there are excellent opportunities for bird and wildlife spotting. Also visit Zayaiin Khuree Monastery in Tsetserleg Town. (B,L,D)

Day 13 Jargal Jiguur

Spend a little more time lingering in the spectacular panoramas of Great White Lake before driving to Jargal Jiguur ger camp. Here you can bathe in the hot springs. (B,L,D)

Days 14-15 Lake Khovsgol

The extraordinary Lake Khovsgol is known as the Blue Pearl of Mongolia, a vast body of water enveloped in dense pine forests and backed by soaring mountains. Spend two days surrounded by nature in this national park, enjoying the ?ora, fauna and incredible scenery. (B,L,D)

Day 16 Lake Khovsgol to Ulaanbaatar

Day 16: Lake Khovsgol to Ulaanbaatar Travel through more delightful scenery to the city of Moron, where you will have the afternoon at leisure. Fly to Ulaanbaatar. (B,L,D)

Days 17-18 Naadam Festival

Spend two days enjoying the revelry of the traditional Naadam Festival. Dating from the times of Genghis Khan, the ‘three manly games’ have locals taking part in Mongolian wrestling, horse racing and archery. There’s also a wealth of pageantry and ceremony in a festival of raucous fun that you’ll see nowhere else in the world. (B,L,D)

Day 19 Terelj National Park

Soak up the beautiful alpine scenery of the Terelj National Park. Visit Turtle Rock and take an easy hike up to the Aryabal Monastery, perched on the mountainside. Visit a local family to get a glimpse of their nomadic lifestyle. Spend the night in a ger camp. (B,L,D)

Day 20 Ulaanbaatar

Drive back to Ulaanbaatar, visiting the Genghis Khan statue complex en route. (B,L,D)

Day 21 Bogd King Palace

Visit the Bogd King Palace Museum and Zaisan Memorial Hill. Also pick up some last minute souvenirs at the State Department Store and Cashmere Factory. This evening, watch a traditional folklore performance. (B,L,D)

Day 22 Ulaanbaatar to UK

Fly back home arriving the same or following day. (B)

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TOUR HOTELS

Wendy Wu Tours inspect all of our hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service which we require for our guests. We pick the right hotel for the specific destination, meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. If the hotels listed below for your tour are not available on your chosen departure date, hotels of a similar standard will be used.

Chinggis Khaan Hotel

Located a 5-minute drive from the city centre, the 4-star Chinggis Khaan Hotel enjoys a quiet location in a primary residential area. All en-suite rooms are spacious and feature remote lighting controls, a minibar, cable TV, and a tea/coffee maker. The hotel also features an indoor swimming pool, massage and sauna services, karaoke rooms and a variety of superb dining options. ...Read more

Khan Bogd Ger Camp

The Khan Bogd Ger Camp is situated close to the Eagle Valley among rocky outcrops and overlooking picturesque distant mountains. The traditional Mongolian gers all feature heating and communal bathrooms. Electricity is also available for periods throughout the day. ...Read more

Khan Gobi Erdene Ger Camp

Gobi Erdene Ger Camp is located a short distance from the sand dunes of Khongoryn Els. Providing the best accommodation in Khongoryn Els, the camp comprises of 20 cosy gers, four luxury wooden houses and eight standard wooden houses. Facilities include a spacious communal dining room serving delicious Mongolian and European cuisine and electricity which is available for limited periods throughout the day....Read more

Gobi Tour Ger Camp

A clean and comfortable ger camp located where the Gobi and Hangai regions meet, Gobi Tour Ger Camp is an immaculate, modern ger camp deep in the fossil preserving site of Bayanzag. From the camp, guests can walk into the area where it is believed the first dinosaur fossils were found. Other activities available include camel riding, archery, traditional Mongol games, and the chance to visit nomads." ...Read more

Secret Of Ongi Ger Camp

The Secret of Ongi Ger Camp is situated next to the famous Ongi temple in Saikhan Ovoo sum, Dundgobi province. The camp has 45 cosy gers, accommodating up to 100 guests in the comfortable and relaxing traditional nomadic yurts. The camps superb restaurant offers tasty Mongolian and European flavours....Read more

Bayangobi Ger Camp

Situated at the edge of the Mongol Els Dune Formations, Bayan Gobi Camp is a well-placed oasis for exploring the area around Khogno Khaan and Kharakorum. The layout and service is superb, and the duneside bar welcomes you for a sundowner drink. The Mongolian gers are well furnished, with shower and toilet facilities in a separate block. Meals are served in an excellent ger restaurant in the centre of the camp. ...Read more

Munkhtenger Ger Camp

Munkh Tenger Ger Camp is located close to historic Karakorum. Accommodation consists of traditional Mongolian gers, all featuring heating and communal bathrooms. Electricity is also available for periods throughout the day. ...Read more

Shiveet Mankhan Ger Camp

Maikhan Tolgoi Ger Camp

The Maikhan Tolgoi Ger Camp is located on the shore of the Great White Lake and 7 km from Khorgo Extinct Volcano, providing traditional cosy gers for guests. The tourist camp also features a ger shaped restaurant serving delicious local cuisine. The camp receives mobile signal, allowing guests to call and connect to the internet....Read more

Jargal Jiguur Ger Camp

Jargal Jiguur tourist ger camp is located in the valley of Khunjil and Ider Rivers of Khuvsgul province. Jargal Jiguur tourist ger camp is on the main route to famous tourist destinations such as the ruins if the ancient Mongolian capital city Kharkhoru and the erupted volcanic mountain of Khorgo Park. The Mongolian gers provided feature cosy bedding, ensuring that all guests have a very comfortable, pleasant stay....Read more

Alag Tsar Ger Camp

Alagtsar tourist camp is located right on the shore of Khuvsgul Lake where the Alagtsar flows into the lake. The Mongolian gers are brightly painted with pine, and feature cosy bedding. A spacious restaurant is also provided serving excellent, fresh, local food. ...Read more

Juulchin Bayalag Ger Camp

Located in one of the most beautiful places of Mongolia, Juulchin Bayalag Ger Camp is surrounded by a spectacular view of mountains and forests, and feature comfortably set traditional gers. Guests are served Mongolian, Asian, and European cuisine at the camp with facilitated showers and restrooms also provided....Read more


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Mon, 25th JunMon, 16th Jul£5,490pp
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