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Nomad’s Winter Festival 2017 - 2 409.17
(6 night 7 day Mongolia Winter Festival Tour)

02 Mar Day 1 Travel to Khuvsgul Lake

Transfer to airport, take a flight to Murun, the center of Khuvsgul province. We will be met with our drivers at local airport and travel (2hours by Russian minivan) to Ger camps near Khatgal village, is located at the south east shore of the lake. Optional activities of horse riding, horse sledding and cultural visits to nomads. Stay overnight in Ger camp. BLD

03 Mar Day 2 The Ice Festival Day!
10.30 Grand Opening Ceremony of the Ice Festival will take place. We will attend traditional performance of local singers and dancers.
11.00-13.00 Enjoy competition of horses’ sleighs for 12kms, driven by local nomads and traditional game “Ice-Shagai”. Before the start, horses will exhibit in front of tourists and guests can have possibilities to bet on the winner.
14.30-16.30 Competition of skilled drivers on the ice will be held and Contest for “Beautiful Mongolian costume” among participants other.
20.00 Bonfire and sacrificing shamanic ceremony. Stay overnight in Ger camp. BLD

04 Mar Day 3 The Ice Festival Day
10.30-12.00 Competition of skaters for short distances /2km/
10.30-14.30 Sumo wrestling on the ice and rope pulling competition. Other optional activities, enjoying horse sleigh or dog sled, horse riding, a trip to visit nomadic are available.
16.00 Closing Ceremony and winners of competitions will be announced and awarded. After dinner drive to Murun town for 110kms. Transfer to airport. Flight to Ulaanbaatar. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer your hotel. Stay overnight in hotel. BLD

05 Mar Day 4 Eagle Festival
You will be taken to the area where Eagle Festival will be held. At 10.00am the opening ceremony commences, as the participants join the parade on horse ride with their eagles. Then festival begins with each Kazakh displaying his hunting outfit and accessories. The Golden eagles will be released from a cliff and their owner will stand below and signal for them to land upon their arm, as they do during hunting. Then eagles will be released from a cliff to attack fox skins that will be dragged by their owner on horseback. Travel back to Ulaanbaatar. Stay overnight in hotel. BLD

06-07 Mar Day 5-6 Camel Festival days
In the morning transfer to airport, take a flight to Dalanzadgad, the center of Umnugobi province. We will be met with our drivers at local airport and travel for 1.5hours by Russian minivan to our camp. Enjoy Camel Festival in the Gobi! This event will be organized by “Tumen Temee” (“Ten Thousand Camels”) – association in order to protect two humped Bactrian camels and reproduce camel herders, to increase their productivity, to increase herder’s income by tourism. In these days we will “breathe” by camels. You will enjoy authentic festival program including, camels racing, children’s concert, camel wool product exhibition, camel polo, parade on camels and nice couple competition. Also you will enjoy relay competition with camel. An entertaining competition which shows camel training methods and customs of “Heroes of great Gobi” people, overcomes severe climate and harsh condition of Gobi by their effort and endurance. Teams each having 5 members participate in it and show many methods and techniques of catching camel with lasso, tying and bringing down, putting wooden peg into camel’s nose and loading camel. Optional camel riding is available. Stay overnights in Guest house. BLD

08 Mar Day 7 Flight back to Ulaanbaatar
Early morning transfer to local airport and flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Trasnfer to your hotel. Shopping. Farewell dinner. End of the service. BLD


Services
  • Accommodation
  • Air-fare
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Entry ticket(s) included
  • Lunch
  • Musical programme
  • Private Tour
  • Round Trip Transfer

Tour starting (start in Ulaanbaatar) 2018 March 01

Included: All activities described in the itinerary, twin/double basis hotel accommodation*** (2 nights) in Ulaanbaatar, stay Ger camp (2 nights) and Local Guest house stay (1 night) in countryside, English speaking guide service, sightseeing cost and entrance fee to Protected Area, Festival fees, RT domestic flights, all transfers by bus in the city and by 4WD Russian minivan in the countryside. Meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner as mentioned per day itinerary.

Excluded: International transportation to and from Mongolia, travel insurance, mineral (bottled) water and alcoholic drinks, tips and gratuities, laundry and items of a personal nature.


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