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Naadam, or "three manly sports", refers to the national holiday of the Mongols and many ceremonies are held on this occasion. The" three manly sports "is the wrestling, archery and horse racing, which are the wisdom of sports, courage and strength. Naadam held on 11 and 12 July in every year for whole Mongolia. Established by the Great Khan in 1206. The Naadam, whose proper name in Mongolia is" Eriin gurvan naadam "means the three manly games, is celebrated every year. Mongolian nomads, dressed in their finest traditional costumes "deel" from all over the country to attend. Riders would gather in Khui Doloon Khudag , wrestlers gather in the stadium, archers compete for "ability.

Brief Itinerary

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  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8-9
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
  • Day 13-14
  • Day 15

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  • Day 1

    Fly to Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 2

    Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Welcomed by our local guide and transfer to the hotel. After a shower and lunch, will have city tour around. Overnight at the hotel.
  • Day 3

    Departure by all-terrain vehicle to Kharkhorin, the ancient capital of the "Mongol empire” the Ming armies destroyed by fire in 1368. There we will visit Erdenezuu that is Buddhist center, which was the largest in Mongolia before Soviet purges. An impressive 108-stupa enclosure protects the temples and the last vestiges of the Great Horde. Overnight in yurt camp.
  • Day 4

    The Orkhon Valley was, throughout the history of the steppe, an important power center where all the dominant tribes Gnu-Xiong, Juan-Juan, Turk, Uygur have, in turn, set their capital. Direction localized falls Ulaan Tsutgalan the waterfalls of Ulan River, 100 meters from the Orkhon River. Short hike and horse initiation (optional). Night in a family yurt.
  • Day 5

    Arkhangai is certainly the area that most faithfully reflects the image of present Mongolia in the collective consciousness occidental: endless steppes, hills and valleys dotted with nomadic yurts. Visit the temple of the village of Tsetserleg and the sacred rock of Taikhar Chuluu. Bivouac.
  • Day 6

    Departure to the lake Terkhiin Tsagaan, vast expanse of "water" an area of ​​161 square kilometers was trained by a volcanic eruption of Mount Khorgo. Its fishing waters are now an important source of revenue for Mongolian and attract migratory birds. Hiking on its shores and on to the Khorgo volcano. Off for thousands of "years, it rises to 2240 meters, the crater is of" a diameter of 200 meters and "a depth of 70 meters. Near the crater, small caves were dug and the lava has given way to small wooded areas. Bivouac.
  • Day 7

    Depart to Murun, a small town in the province of Khuvsgul. Meeting with a nomadic family. Bivouac.
  • Day 8-9

    Head to Lake Khuvsgul is also called "blue pearl" because of its beauty and color of its water. It is located in a national nature reserve or wildlife and one can observe a very rich flora. There is also a great diversity of birds. This region has preserved folk traditions and several ethnic groups living there, as the Tsaatan. Here you will meet with a nomadic family by deepen this time your knowledge of the nomadic culture. Mongolian traditional life is based on the "five types of livestock" animals: yaks, sheep, goats, camels and horses. The products obtained from these animals satisfy almost all basic needs of the family: beef, mutton and goat complemented by a wide variety of dairy products is the Mongol regime; sheep wool, felt transformed is used to make clothes, bedding and "insulation for yurts. Horses, camels and yaks are used for transportation, and even horsehair and animal bones are used to produce musical instruments and toys for children. Bivouac nights.
  • Day 10

    Back to Murun city. Bivouac
  • Day 11

    Road to Bulgan, located in a territory composed by the chain of Khangai Mountains and areas of forests and steppes. Meeting with a nomadic family. Bivouac.
  • Day 12

    Visit to Amarbaysgalant Monastery of the place for the Buddha mediation .It is one of the three largest Buddhist centers of Tibetan Gelugpa school in Mongolia that is located north-center of the country, near the Selenga River in the valley of Iven, at the foot of Mount Buren-Khaan. Bivouac.
  • Day 13-14

    Drive back to Ulaanbaatar and see the Mongolian Naadam, which is the most famous Mongolian festival. Visit in stadium, and horse racing place. And watch the traditional performance. Hotel
  • Day 15

    Fly back
Single supplement charge US$300   


Included Services

  • Full-time services of your local guides.
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Private transfers and transports
  • Twin/double share accommodation: Centrally located, good 3* hotel in Ulaanbaatar, good tourist camps at each destination
  • Meals as listed (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  • Naadam Festival tickets and arrangements
  • Visa support invitation letter where applicable
  • Exclusive Great Naadam festival souvenir!


Not included in the price


  • International Airfare/train tickets + Tax
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, camera or video fees at any sites etc.
  • Tips for your guide and driver (discretionary). 


  • For children of a family (0 – 3 years old) is 100% free of charge
  • For children of a family (4 – 12 years old) is 40% free of charge
  • Courier bringing min 4 pax
  • More attractive prices for groups of 12 and more people!
  • 1 free space for every 16 PAX

Accommodation on Mongolie Voyages tour 

Ulaanbaatar: Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia has many hotels ranging from basic 1* to high-end 5*. Some international hotel chains have opened such as Kempinski, Ramada, and Best Western to name a few. Some of Mongolie Voyages tours do not include hotel accommodation in Ulaanbaatar, where clients are advised to take care of their own accommodation in Ulaanbaatar. Please refer to your tour program (Included services and Exclusions section) for more details. Your Mongolie Voyages travel advisor is happy to assist you with hotel booking on your request. Below you will find some suggested hotels in Ulaanbaatar: 

  • Best Western Gobi Kelso ***
  • Springs hotel ***
  • Ramada hotel ****
  • Kempinski Khan Palace ****
  • Best Western Premier *****

Outside Ulaanbaatar: Please take in mind that traveling in the countryside of Mongolia is often tough, a trip is conducted in remote areas where there’s no hotel and paved roads exist.

Outside of Ulaanbaatar, tourist Ger camps are the best accommodation for travelers. A Ger is Mongolian traditional dwelling made of felt layers and wooden construction, and the Mongols have lived in Gers since the time immemorial. Tourist Ger camps offer comfortable Gers with 1-4 beds with good bedding, and also have western style showers and WCs (mostly shared). A few Ger camps offer en-suite Gers at additional charge (please ask your Mongolie Voyages travel advisor for this). Due to remoteness some tourist Ger camps may not excel in service, so travelers may not always expect high pressure showers, bubble baths or gourmet food etc. 


Food on Mongolie Voyages tour 

During your tour in Mongolia you will be eating in good restaurants in Ulaanbaatar, we have a great variety in restaurants in the capital city. Once you are outside the capital, Ger restaurants in Ger camps and local cafes in the small towns and villages will be the places where you will be eating. Ger restaurants often have set menu, but their food is usually very good (Ger camps provide mostly continental breakfast, lunches consist of salad, soup, main course and dessert, whilst, dinners are usually salad, main course and dessert).

During your longer driving days you will take packed lunch from Ger camps (often vegetable salad, main course such as fried chicken/noodles/dumplings and a chocolate bar etc). Vegetarians are well taken care of both in Ulaanbaatar restaurants and tourist Ger camps.


Luggage allowance on Mongolie Voyages tour 

When you travelling overland in a vehicle (minivan & jeep), it would be suitable if you have 20kg luggage per person (max). However, please kindly note that domestic flight luggage allowance per person is 15 kg (10 kg for the check in luggage and 5 for the carry on luggage). For 1kg extra luggage you pay US$2 - 5. 



The Naadam festival is the biggest and most joyful celebration of the Mongols. It takes place on the 11-12th July annually. 

The festival itself originated from the era of Hunnu Empire (209 BD) and was originally organized as a competition to test the skills of Mongol warriors between tribes. The festival comprises the "Three Manly Sports": wrestling, horse racing and archery. A fascinating and interesting event for all is where the 9 White Flags of Chinghis Khan are carried in a ceremonial parade from the State Parliament House to the Central Stadium and many other events to name a few.

512-1024 wrestlers compete on the green field of the State Central Stadium-there is no time limit, no weight category and the arena is not fixed. They have the most number of tricks and the Mongolian national wrestling is the most challenging wrestling in the world. Mongolian wrestlers wear traditional Mongolian boots and special clothes for wrestling, Zodog - a small open-fronted vest.

It's impossible to imagine the Mongols without their horses. Mongol horse is small in body but as strong as rocks! There are 6 different categories of Mongol national horse racing depending on the age of horses. The riders, both boys and girls are aged between 5-12 and the distance of the race ranges from 15-30 km. Horses race on natural track and natural barriers. The racers train their horses for a month on a strict diet and everyday training.

There's no need to argue on that the Mongols are the best archers in the world. Archery, originating from time immemorial, is the oldest sport of the Mongols. Traditionally, this was only men's sport but nowadays both men and women compete in separate divisions. Male archers shoot on a 75m range while female archers shoot on a 60 m range.

Why to take a Naadam festival tour? Naadam festival tour includes the Mongolia Great Naadam Festival Holiday that takes place in mid July once a year. Naadam festival tours are the highlight of Mongolia and the Naadam festival itself is a fantastic event. We invite you to our Naadam festival trips in Mongolia.

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