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Mongolian Naadam Festival and Western Mongolia Photography tour

9 days, $1950

Mongolian Naadam Festival and Western Mongolia Photography tour



Day 1: Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, city tour.

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, meet at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

City tour. Welcome dinner at Mongolian restaurant.

Accommodation: Hotel Novotel

Meals: lunch, dinner

Day 2: Fly to Ulgii town

Meet at the hotel and transfer to the airport for the Ulgii flight. Land in Ulgii.

Dinner in a Kazakh restaurant city tour, art shop at hotel

Accommodation: Hotel Dostyk/Mediana

Meals: Hotel breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3-4: Visit Eagle Hunter Kazakhs:

visit a Kazakh family of eagle hunters,

Invite 5 Eagle Hunters, including two female Eagle hunters.Including Aigerim Shooting horses, sheep and cattle,jumping horse

observe the life of eagles, meet eagle hunters and hunters in person, take photos, return Return after sunset。

Accommodation: Hotel Dostyk/Mediana

Meals: Hotel breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5-6: Naadam festival

Our driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at an arranged time. We will go to the Naadam – the biggest holiday of Mongolia and national festival opening ceremony at the National Stadium. Right after the opening ceremony the traditional wrestling match starts and it goes for 2 days. We will see the beginning part and leave for lunch and afterwards, we will visit at archery field. This contest is open to women, who draw 20 arrows at a 60 meters target, while men shoot 40 arrows at a 75 meters target. After wards, we will visit horse racing competition. The horse races held outside Bayan-Ulgii city in the open fields. There are six racing categories according to the age of the horses, starting from two-years-old horses to fully-grown horses and stallions.

Day 7: Ulgi town tour and fly back to Ulaanbaatar

Morning Kazakh kid playing football, game shot,tour of Urgay town, visit local market, climb a hillSee the panorama of the town.

17:00 Lunch and transfer to airport

Ulaanbaatar flight.

Accommodation: Hotel Novotel

Meals: Hotel breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8: Terelj National Park, Chinggis Khaan Statue Comple

Terelj National Park, Chinggis Khaan Statue Comple Kazakh family visit, photo shoot, lunch,

Return to Ulaanbaatar and head to Cashmere Outlet.

Accommodation: Hotel Novotel

Meals: Hotel breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 9 Ulaanbaatar to Hong Kong

Meals: Hotel breakfast


  • 2 PAX 2950$
  • 3 – 4 PAX 2650$
  • Group Tour 2350$


  • For children of a family trip
  • One free space for every 10 pax
  • Please contact us for more trip details.

The tour includes:

  • All meals during the trip
  • All accommodations during the program

Domestic flights Ulgii-Ulaanbaatar

  • Transport with car including gasoline.
  • Local guide
  • Cook
  • Festival tax
  • Border permits and National Park entrance fees
  • Visa support including invitation etc.

The tour excludes:

  • International flights
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Charges for excess baggage
  • Airport taxes
  • Individual equipment
  • Drinks and extra charges in hotels and inns
  • All alcoholic drinks
  • All cost


Why do Mongolians celebrate Naadam?

In ancient times, the Mongolian kings and military generals used to train the warriors and warriors’ main war tool horses while competing and feasting during the three manly traditional sports. It has been celebrated as a national holiday since the Mongolian People’s Revolution in 1921.


The ger camps and hotels are in local standards and for twin share.


You will dine at local restaurants in Ulgii and have a picnic lunch or eat in ger food courts at the Eagle Festival site. Vegetarians and restricted diet travelers should inform of the dietary requirements before arrival in Mongolia. We will arrange the meals accordingly. We will supply two 0.5L bottles of water a day. Providing one large bottle (1.5 liters) of water instead of 2 small bottles is available upon request. More information about the Mongolia meals


Fully guided by an English-speaking guide.

Tour vehicles

The tour includes a round-way domestic flight to western Mongolia. Regarding the land transport, the Mongolian Naadam Festival Tour was designed with four wheels driving Russian vans, driven by experienced, friendly, and good mechanic-drivers. Different car types are available upon request for private tours. You may check the travel vehicle details at Mongolia transportation.

DISCOVERY TOUR PACKING LIST and pack accordingly. Also, consider the free luggage allowance on domestic flights – 15 kg per person, including the handbag.

To plan your dream holiday or customize the tour exclusively for you, please check the attractions in Western Mongolia


Is the Tour suitable for you?

Take a part of Mongolian Naadam festival which is known as "manly three games festival", as well as getting acquainted with Kazakh nomadic lifestyle. The Naadam festival starts in whole Mongolian territory at the same date /11-13 th of July/ and each of the provinces have their namecard in organizing this event. We invite you to the Bayan-Ulgii province Naadam festival.


Twin or king size bedrooms in local hotels or Kazakh yurt in our Ger camp for a choice, with all needs met for comfort staying.  Travelling in the nature, we set our tents, provided by our company.


In Ulgii city, you have choice between restaurants with traditional Kazakh dishes, traditional Mongolian dishes, European and Turkish dishes. Everyday different taste. When you are in the countryside or a festival site, our high skilled expedition chiefs are eager to cook your meals in place.  If you are vegetarian or on a diet by your physician, restricted from some kinds of foods and beverages because of your health problems, just let us know about it. We choose and make a food specially for you.


Our experienced English-speaking guide-translators will guide you through whole expedition and lead you through the rich cultural and natural heritages here in Bayan-Ulgii.

Tour vehicles

This tour includes round-trip tickets to Ulgii and back. Regards to transport inside a province, rigid axle four-wheel drive vehicles such as Russian made jeep UAZ 469, Russian made van UAZ 452 furgon, Japanese Landcruisers are used because of road condition and vast area of mountain ranges. We provide in accordance with group members and complexity of trip itself, Russian vans and Toyota Landcruisers for traveler and another van for luggage and cooking staff.

Weather condition in the area when you are planning your trip.

Actual travelling season in Western Mongolia is from June to second half of October.

Also, some specifically designed trips are organized during winter. The climate in mountainous area is   very changeable.  Up in the mountains you might see four seasons could change in one day. If you are hiking mountains area, take that in mind and pack your warmest clothes. Mountain climbing trips are made possible only when weather allows you. This is what we say force major. The luggage weight allowed by local air company is 15 kg per person. The luggage exceeding this weight is stated as excess luggage and paid separately. Keep it in mind when you are packing for your travel. You can browse our site to find out weather conditions for a date when you are planning your trip or browse for .

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