Mid-summer Danshig Naadam Festival tour will offer you the highlights of Mongolian cultural and natural wonders! In addition to the Three Manly games of Naadam festival, the horse racing, wresting and archery, you will also have the unique opportunity to experience the enchanting Tsam Dance (Ceremonial Masked dance). After the Danshig Naadam days, we will take you to the birthland of dinosaurs, the Mongolian Gobi Desert where you will visit the unforgettable the Flaming cliffs, the singing sand dunes and Vulture Gorge.
Arrival In Ulaanbaatar
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, meet at the airport after custom formalities and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is for you to get over jet lag and take a good rest before your wonderful journey across Mongolia. Centrally located excellent Hotel 3* & L
Ulaanbaatar - Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes.
After breakfast in the hotel, we pack the vehicles and depart to the west toward Karakorum, the ancient capital city of Mongolia. Transfer to camp near the Mongol Els Sand Dunes. Optional hiking in Khogno Khaan with a visit to the Erdene Khamba monastery. Ger camp B+L+D
Elsen Tasarkhai – Karakorum.
We visit the legendary monastery Erdene Zuu, the first Buddhist monastery in Central Mongolia, founded in 1586, Museum of Karakorum and its surroundings including the Turtle Rock, the Phallic stone and the Unesco World Heritage Site, the Orkhon Valley. Ger camp B+L+D
Karakorum - Hustai National Park.
Enjoy breakfast, then we drive to Hustai National Park where the endangered wild horses, the Takhi, graze peacefully among the other wildlife. Upon arrival, we have a lunch at the ger camp and trek through the national park to spot the wild horses, last remaining wild horse species on earth. Dinner and overnight at the camp. Ger camp B+L+D
Danshig Naadam Days; Wrestling, horse race and archery.
We will visit the unique event of Danshig Naadam at Khui Doloon Khudag on these two days including the Tsam Dance, horse racing and wrestling. Moreover, we will enjoy contortionist and ethno-musical performances in UB on the evenings. Overnight at the hotel and meals in restaurants. Centrally located excellent Hotel 3* & B+L
Ulaanbaatar - Gobi Desert - Yoliin Am gorge.
On this day, we will take a local flight to the Gobi Desert. Upon our arrival, we will travel to Bayanzag- the Flaming Cliffs. Enjoy the wilderness and unique nature formations. Transfer to ger camp. Lunch, explore around for dinosaur remains and walking in the rich saxaul forest. You can even find real dinosaur bones and eggs yourself! Ger Camp B+L+D
Yoliin Am Gorge - Khongor sand dunes.
Today’s drive to the dunes at Khongor takes between 3 and 4 hours, passing through vast desert badlands that span out into the furthest distances, where remote mountains line the horizon. This is the Gobi at its stark best - there are many opportunities to stop and take photographs of the landscapes and people. Visit the beautiful sand dunes and the Khongor river streaming through the sands, try 2 hours of camel riding along the Khongor sand dunes etc.
Khongor sand dunes - The Vulture Gorge.
After breakfast, we will drive to Yoliin Am Gorge located in the “Three Beauty” national park with stops along the way for photography and short walks. Enjoy 2 hours hiking in the valley while watching wildlife including pika, lammergeier, wall creeper and many more. In the early evening, we will transfer to the ger camp and rest.Ger Camp B+L+D
Gobi Desert - Ulaanbaatar City - City tour
We will take an early morning flight to Ulaanbaatar and commence our city tour. The city tour of Ulaanbaatar will take you through some of the principal sights of this unique city. You will visit the Gandan Monastery, housing a 26 meter high gilded statue of the Buddha, Genghis Khan monument on the square and the National Museum, which has a number of fascinating displays of traditional Mongolian clothing and weaponry, as well as exhibits charting the course of Genghis Khan's empire-building. Optional souvenir and cashmere shopping (or a visit to fair trade souvenir shop) if you wish. Farewell dinner with your team and transfer to hotel. Centrally located 3* hotel & B+L+D
Departure From Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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