Local Naadam festival 2018 in Khatgal, Khovsgol 12 days

Khatgal local Naadam Festival 2018 tour

Khatgal is a small town which is located on bank of the charming Khovsgol lake. The Khatgal local naadam festival is small version of grand Naadam festival and includes wrestling, horse racing, archery and ankle bone shooting. Naadam in smaller venues retains the country fair atmosphere that is so appealing and so authentic.  

Itinerary:

Day 1/ 07July. Welcoming day. Arrval in nomads capital Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to Hotel. City sightseeing tour with Gandan Monastery, Chinggis Khaan square and Mongolian National Museum. Meal:L,D
Day 2/ 08July. Drive to Amarbaysgalant Monastery – one of the the largest monastery of Mongolia, built in 17th century in the memory of the Bogdo Lama Zanabazar- head of Mongolian religion. Located in the northern province Selenge, the Monastery lies in beautiful surroundings good for walking. Tourist camp Meal:B,L,D

Day 3/ 09July. Drive to head to Khovsgol province via Erdenet and Bulgan cities. Overnight at Khutag undur village, Khovsgol province. Meal: B,L,D Meal:B,L,D
Day 4/ 10July. Arrive in Khovsgol lake, the second largest and the freshest lake of Mongolia, located in Khovsgol province. The lake is connected by rivers with Baikal lake in Siberia and occupy 1% of all fresh water on the earth. Khovsgol lake is 130km long, 40km wide and 200m at the deepest part. More than 90 rivers flow into the lake and only one river flows from the lake. Boating, hiking and horse riding day at the Khovsgol lake. Meal:B,L,D
Day 5/ 11July. Naadam festival day. In the morning arrive at the field where naadam will be held. Highlights of the festival are official opening ceremony, wrestling, archery, ankle bone shooting and horse racing, Mongolia's most popular sports. This local naadam festival gives you chance to meet locals and their culture and let you fest with.  
Day 6/ 12July.The second day of the local naadam festival. Last rounds of wrestling, archery and horse racing. In the evening short drive to Moron, center of Khovsgol province. Overnight in local hotel. Meal:B,L,D
Day 7/ 13July. Travel to Jargalant natural hot spring camp. Relaxing in the pool with hot spring and enjoy with surrounding scenery area. Meal:B,L,D

Day 8/ 14July. Drive to Khorgo volcano which was erupted 7 thousand years ago. Surrounding area will make you enjoy with “Cave of yellow dog”, “Ice cave” and freshwater Terkhiin tsagaan lake which was created from lava of the volcano. Overnight in ger camp. Meal:B,L,D
Day 9/ 15July. Travel to Kharkhorin, was established in 1220 and existed for 140 years and the capital of Mongol Empire for 32 years. The first Buddhist monastery Erdene zuu -was built in 1586 by remains of Kharakhorum city. Erdenezuu monastery was surrounded by a fortress wall which has 108 stupas. We will visit to temple complex at the monastery and historical museum of ancient capital.  Meal:B,L,D

Day 10/ 16July. Drive to Khustai National park which is lying in 85km from Ulaanbaatar. Unique wild horse – Takhi was reintroduced at the national park in 1992. As the successful implementation of this project today there are over 350 takhi in the park. Birch forest, mountain steppe, sand dunes, fresh cool springs, rocks formed like steps and elms and various of wild animals such as Red deer, white tailed gazelles, marmots, badgers, Roe deer, wild sheep and other wild animals awaits you. Overnight in ger camp.  Meal:B,L,D
Day 11/ 17July. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Shopping and Mongolian traditional cultural performance show. Dinner at Mongolian barbeque. Hotel Meal:B,L,D
Day 12/ 18July. Departure Meal:B

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Group size Price / Per Person
2-4 paxUSD 1400
5-8 paxUSD 1250
9-12 paxUSD 1000

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check.jpg Hotel****                                                                                      x-button.png International airfare

check.jpg Ger camps                                                                                     x-button.png Personal equipments
check.jpg Full board meals                                                                           x-button.png Single supplement 
check.jpg Guiding service                                                                             x-button.png Alcoholic drinks
check.jpg 4x4 minivan or jeep
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check.jpg Museums and cultural performance
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check.jpg 1botlled water per day


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