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Naadam and the Gobi Desert tour 2023

Naadam Festival opening ceremony


Tour grade: Easy

Style: Traveller

From: US$ 2,240
  • The Great Naadam Festival - UNESCO World Cultural Heritage
  • You will base at one ger camp in the Gobi, need to pack everyday
  • Khongor sand dunes, the Bayanzag and Yoliin Am Gorge
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Travelling overland in safari style, you will visit the vast expanses of the Gobi Desert, via Ongi monastery ruins where a three day circuit explores the lofty sand dunes of Khongoriin Els, the glacial canyon of Yolyn Am, and the red cliffs of Bayanzag, where the world’s richest deposits of dinosaur fossils are found.
One of the highlight of this tour is attending the exciting “Great Naadam Festival of the Mongols” that the nomads have cherished for thousands of years. Naadam Festival originates from the era of the Hunnu state, the first nomadic state in Central Asia and the ancestors of the Mongols. The Festival is comprised with the world’s second old Olympic Games “Three Sports of Men” namely the Archery, Horse racing and Wrestling.

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Brief itinerary

  • Day 1: Jul 06. Arrival in Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 2: Jul 07. the Gobi Desert - Bayanzag
  • Day 3: Jul 08. Khongor Sand Dunes
  • Day 4: Jul 09. Yolyn Am Gorge
  • Day 5: Jul 10. Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 6: Jul 11. Naadam Festival Day
  • Day 7: Jul 12. Horse racing of the Naadam festival
  • Day 8: Jul 13. Departure from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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