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Nomadic family stay tour

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One of main tourist attractions of Mongolia is Nomadic lifestyle as the nation has kept their unique way of life through the centuries, from the time the Mongols ruled the world. Even today, in the stimulating XXI century of science and technology, Mongolian nomads tend their livestock and move for good pasture all year around. This trip, we are offering, gives you an amazing chance to experience their culture, traditions and hospitality by living in their way of life in a Ger for a few days and share their own and unique happiness.

Mongolian people have maintained their nomadic lifestyle for centuries, still moving their camps on a regular basis to find fertile pasture to feed their livestock. It is fascinating to see how these people tend their animals in the extreme climate of Mongolia; how they make dairy products - an important part of their traditional diet, and how the Ger is still their "favourite" dwelling.

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Day 1: Ulaanbaatar - Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes
Day 2: Nomadic family stay
Day 3: Nomadic family Stay
Day 4: Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes - Ulaanbaatar

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2015-05-20 2015-09-25 4 days
565US$ pax
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  • Jun 26, 2008. Holiday with Nomadic family In the event you haven't noticed it, I have a love affair going with Mongolia. My third visit within two years clinched it for me. I can't think of a better..

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Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Ulaanbaatar - Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes
Meet your guide and driver in the morning and drive to Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes for some four to five hours and transfer to camel breeder nomadic family, welcome with the hosts and have a lunch with them. Orientation with the area and basic introduction to nomadic way of life. Overnight in your own Mongolian traditional ger neighbouring the nomads. Nomadic Family stay B+L+D

Day 2 - 3: Nomadic family Stay
Experience everyday life of nomads, early rising to try cow milking as a help with housewife, herd sheep on horseback, admiring beauty of nature, learn how to call vary age of sheep and goats and colour of them. For the lunch, help you make dumpling cooking and enjoy your first made Mongolian meal. A
nd learn dairy food production. Yoghurt, dried curds etc., Learn cooking nomadic noodle soup.  Nomadic Family stay B+L+D

Day 4: Elsen Tasarkhia sand dunes - Ulaanbaatar 
Say Goodbye to the hosts and drive back to Ulaanbaatar. B

Date & Price - not set departure tour

2015-05-20 2015-09-25 4 days
565US$ pax
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Single Supplement Charge US$75   


Included in the price
  • Full-time services of your English speaking local guide throughout the tour
  • Sightseeing and cultural show admissions according to the itinerary
  • Private transfers with car/minivan equipped with AC
  • Twin/triple share at good tourist camp or nomadic family stay
  • Camel riding at nomadic family 
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Meals as listed & bottled water 
Not included in the price

  • International Airfare/train ticket
  • Travel insurance.
  • Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, camera or video fees at any sites etc.
  • Tips for your guide and driver (discretionary).
  • Optional activities such as camel riding, archery, fishing etc

Mongolian nomads inhabit the entire country respecting the nature, living in gers, breeding livestock- sheep, goat, horse, cow, yak and camel, moving for good pasture and good water for their animals, living from the products they produce, galloping on horseback... This is the life the great nation has lived since the time immemorial, conquered half of the world and they have perfected it through the centuries.

About 5-6 people make average nomads Mongolian family and live in a ger altogether until the children get marry. Nomads of Mongolia move averagely 6-8 times a year, depending on the weather, pasture and precipitation. If the weather is good and there's enough rain for the pasture nomads don't need to move far away.

When the nomads of Mongolia move they load camels, camel cart, horse cart or yak carts with their gers, furniture and other equipments and chase their animals on horseback. But nowadays instead of carts nomads of Mongolia mostly use trucks. Modern nomads enjoy their satellite dish and TV, motorbikes and cars, entertainments and traditional celebrations, animals and their happy life so much.

This wonderful Mongolia tour takes place in the area of famous Gun-Galuut nature reserve. Isn't this a marvelous chance to spend a few days of your life like nomads in Mongolia? During the trip you will learn making Mongolian traditional dairy products such as aaruul (dried curd), eezgii (turned curd), byaslag(cheese), tarag (yoghurt), airag (fermented mare's milk) etc.

Airag: Fermented mare's milk is one of the classic Mongolian drinks. The milk put into a container, made of cow skin and made sour. It is pounded vigorously with stick for an hour to help fermentation. The milk is then allowed to ferment for 3-4 hours. This is really enjoyed drinks for nomads in Mongolia.


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  • Jun 26, 2008. Holiday with Nomadic family In the event you haven't noticed it, I have a love affair going with Mongolia. My third visit within two years clinched it for me. I can't think of a better place to spend my vacations than your country. As in prior years, my fourth Holiday with Nomadic Family was an unmitigated success. Ariunaa tirelessly translated, cooked and cared for me and educated me about the intricacies of Mongolian culture. The Ganbolds and their friends made me a member of their horse racing team and we had the best time preparing our horses for Naadam. More than anything else, it is their friendship that will bring me to Mongolia over and over again. I thank you Zola for all your assistance and support. Count me in again for next year!

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