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Mongolia & Naadam Festival Reversed

21 days Go Beyond Group Tour

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Mongolia & Naadam Festival Reversed

  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 18 , Lunches: 17 , Dinners: 18
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    18 nights in 3+ star accommodation
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 18
  • Physical Rating 4
    A good level of fitness is required as you can expect to be walking, or taking part in a physical activity like cycling, for longer periods of time on several days throughout the tour, and may be required to tackle some more challenging terrain.
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    Extended walking. Physical activities on challenging terrain.
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21 DAYS
From $14,780PP
Ulaanbaatar (5N) - Lake Khovsgol (2N) - Jargal Jiguur (1N) - Great White Lake (1N) - Tsenkher Jiguur (1N) - Kharkhorin (1N) - Mount Khogno Khan (1N) - Ongii (1N) - Bayanzag (1N) - Khongoryn Els (1N) - Yolyn AM (1N) - Terelj (1N) - Ulaanbaatar (1N)
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Tour Highlights

Our Mongolia & Naadam Festival Reversed tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Day by Day Itinerary

Ulaanbaatar (5N) - Lake Khovsgol (2N) - Jargal Jiguur (1N) - Great White Lake (1N) - Tsenkher Jiguur (1N) - Kharkhorin (1N) - Mount Khogno Khan (1N) - Ongii (1N) - Bayanzag (1N) - Khongoryn Els (1N) - Yolyn AM (1N) - Terelj (1N) - Ulaanbaatar (1N)
  • Days 1-2
    Fly to Ulaanbaatar
    Dinner
    DAYS 1-2: Fly to Ulaanbaatar

    Fly overnight to Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, join a welcome meeting at the hotel, a chance to meet your fellow travellers and learn about travelling in Mongolia.

    Dinner
  • Day 3
    Ulaanbaatar City
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 3: Ulaanbaatar City

    After breakfast begin your explorations with a visit to Gandan, Mongolia's largest and most significant monastery. Afterwards, delve into the country’s rich cultural heritage at the Museum of Mongolian History. Conclude your day with a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4
    Naadam Eve
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 4: Naadam Eve

    Today you will embark on a morning drive to the Mongol Nomadic Show, a place to witness the nomadic way of life. Enjoy lunch at the camp before returning to Ulaanbaatar for the Naadam Eve festivities. Stroll through Central Square to admire the vibrant Naadam Mongol costumes on exhibit before spending the rest of the day relaxing or exploring at your leisure.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5
    Naadam Festival
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 5: Naadam Festival

    Prepare for an extraordinary experience over the next two days as you immerse yourself in the annual Naadam Festival. Join locals and nomads at Central Stadium for the grand Opening Ceremony and watch the procession of athletes, officials, and monks. Enjoy the first rounds of wrestling and archery competitions that kick off in the afternoon.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6
    Horse Race
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 6: Horse Race

    Head beyond the city limits to relish the excitement of the Naadam Festival's second day. Experience the exhilaration of cross-country horseracing, also known as 'tumnii ekh' (leader of ten thousand), a highly anticipated event among young competitors. Join the locals in cheering on the athletes as they showcase their skills amidst the vibrant carnival atmosphere.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 7-8
    Lake Khovsgol
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 7-8:  Lake Khovsgol

    After breakfast, fly to Môron and embark on a scenic drive to Lake Khovsgol, watching plains and glacial peaks pass by. On arrival, check into your ger camp on the eastern shore of the lake then enjoy a leisurely walk through the forest and visit a reindeer breeding family to gain insight into their way of life. The next day is at leisure for you to explore as you wish.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9
    Jargal Jiguur
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 9: Jargal Jiguur

    Set out bright and early to travel by road for Jargal Jiguur, known as the ‘home of the yaks’, due to the many families in the area who herd them. En route there will be plenty of awe-inspiring vistas to admire.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10
    Khorgo Terkh
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 10: Khorgo Terkh

    This morning you will soak in the breathtaking scenery as you drive southwards towards the tranquil Great White Lake (Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur). Arrive at your spectacularly placed ger camp, nestled between the Great White Lake and Khorgo Volcano. Enjoy a short hike up to the crater of the volcano for panoramic views, or wander along the lakeshore, where you'll find excellent opportunities for birdwatching and wildlife spotting.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11
    Tsenkher
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 11: Tsenkher

    Savour a leisurely morning at your ger camp before departing for Tsenkher Jiguur after lunch, pausing to explore Zayaiin Huree Monastery en route. On arrival, unwind in the soothing hot springs, admire the picturesque surroundings, and settle into your yurt at tonight’s ger camp.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 12
    Kharkhorin
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 12: Kharkhorin

    Travel the ancient capital of Kharkhorin, situated on the Orkhon River. Explore the ancient sites within Kharkhorin and the memorable Erdene Zuu Monastery. Stay overnight in a ger camp.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 13
    Mount Khogno Khan
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 13: Mount Khogno Khan

    Travel to Mount Khogno Khan and delve into history as you explore the remnants of the 17th-century monastery, Uvgun Khiids, nestled at the base of the mountain. Take some time to wander through the monastery and its surroundings before continuing your journey to your ger camp accommodation, situated near the enchanting Mongol Sand Dune.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 14
    Ongiin Khiid
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 14: Ongiin Khiid

    Traverse jeep trails through dry plains to reach the serene and scenic banks of the Ongii River. Settle into your riverside ger camp then explore the historic remnants of the revered Ongiin Kiid complex, consisting of two renowned monasteries, the Barlim Khiid to the north and the Khutagt Khiid to the south.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 15
    Bayanzag
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 15: Bayanzag

    Begin your explorations of the Gobi Desert. Travel by four-wheel drive vehicles to Bayanzag, the ‘Flaming Cliffs’, then visit the Gobi Dinosaurs Cemetery and explore the surrounding landscape. Your overnight stay here will be in a ger camp close by.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 16
    Khongoryn Els
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 16: Khongoryn Els

    Journey on to Khongoryn Els, home to Mongolia's largest sand dunes. Marvel at the breathtaking desert vistas as you enjoy an immersive experience of the sand dunes both by vehicle and on foot.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 17
    Gobi Desert
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 17: Gobi Desert

    Enjoy the morning at leisure. Depart for the Three Beauties Mountain range, where you'll explore Vulture Valley. Marvel at the sharp peaks and huge sand dunes while taking in the breathtaking scenery of Eagle's Gorge, also known as Yolyn Am. Return to the camp and visit a nearby Mongolian family to gain insight into their lifestyle and savour traditional Mongolian dairy products.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 18
    Genghis Khan Statue Complex
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 18: Genghis Khan Statue Complex

    This morning you will travel to the airport for your flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Upon arrival, continue the journey to Terelj National Park, with a stop en route to visit the Chinggis Khan Equestrian Statue Complex. Spend the afternoon immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the area and spend the night at a ger camp, making the most of these tranquil surroundings.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 19
    Explore Ulaanbaatar
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 19: Explore Ulaanbaatar

    Today will be free for leisure. In the evening enjoy a traditional Mongolian performance, followed by a farewell dinner.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 20-21
    Depart Ulaanbaatar
    Breakfast
    DAY 20-21:  Depart Ulaanbaatar

    Fly overnight to Australia, arriving home the following day.

    Breakfast
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City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kharkhorin
  • -26
    -12
    -19
  • 1
  • Ulaanbaatar
  • -26
    -16
    -21
  • 2
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kharkhorin
  • -25
    -9
    -17
  • 2
  • Ulaanbaatar
  • -22
    -10
    -16
  • 3
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kharkhorin
  • -16
    0
    -8
  • 4
  • Ulaanbaatar
  • -14
    -1
    -7
  • 4
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kharkhorin
  • -6
    9
    2
  • 11
  • Ulaanbaatar
  • -4
    10
    3
  • 10
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kharkhorin
  • 1
    17
    9
  • 26
  • Ulaanbaatar
  • 3
    18
    11
  • 21
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kharkhorin
  • 6
    21
    14
  • 58
  • Ulaanbaatar
  • 10
    22
    16
  • 46
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kharkhorin
  • 9
    21
    15
  • 94
  • Ulaanbaatar
  • 13
    24
    19
  • 64
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kharkhorin
  • 7
    20
    14
  • 77
  • Ulaanbaatar
  • 11
    22
    16
  • 70
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kharkhorin
  • 0
    16
    8
  • 28
  • Ulaanbaatar
  • 4
    17
    10
  • 27
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kharkhorin
  • -7
    8
    0
  • 10
  • Ulaanbaatar
  • -5
    8
    1
  • 10
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kharkhorin
  • -17
    -2
    -10
  • 4
  • Ulaanbaatar
  • -16
    -5
    -10
  • 6
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kharkhorin
  • -24
    -10
    -17
  • 2
  • Ulaanbaatar
  • -23
    -14
    -18
  • 4

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    • Flight Inclusive rates only: These include airline fuel surcharge and taxes. Correct as of 5 June 2024. Please note supplements may apply if lead in economy rates are not available.
    • Customary tipping amount approximately US$120pp (AU$179pp) is paid locally in Mongolia.
    • Depending on airline schedules, you may depart and/or arrive on Day 2. Extra nights' accommodation (pre or post tour) or stopovers may be required at an additional cost.
    • Flight Inclusive rates only: Based on departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth. Departures from other cities and flight upgrades available on request.
    • Price listed is based on new bookings only

    Group Tour includes

    • International flights and current taxes (excluded if a land only option is selected)
    • All Meals (refer to itinerary)
    • Domestic transportation
    • Touring with guides and entrance fees
    • 3 – 4 star accommodation (6 nights) & ger camps (12 nights)

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