N. Naadam Festival tour in Mongolia
Transport: Bus/Mini van/Jeep
|Large group: 8 people plus
Small group: 3 – 7 people
Individual: 1 – 2 people
|Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Accommodation in hotel. City sightseeing. National folk and dance concert.|
|Depart for Karakorum. The city was established in 1220. Karakorum was the capital of Mongolia for 140 years and the capital of the Mongol Empire for 32 years. Box lunch. Overnight in tourist camp.|
|Visit Erdene Zuu Monastery. Look around this historical place. Erdene Zuu monastery is the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. It was built at the initiative of the most influential Khalkha lord Abtai Khan,in 1586 on the spot where Karakorum, the famous capital of the Mongolian Empire of the 13th century. The territory of the monastery occupies an area of 400 square meters and is surrounded by a stone wall with 108 stupa’s.
Visit a nomad family. Observe a nomadic way of life and the technology of making milk products. Drink airag (mare’s milk). Horse riding. Visit Shankh Temple which is one of the ancient monasteries of Mongolia, which used to keep the Chinggis Khaan’s military black banner. Overnight in Ger hotel.
|See the opening ceremony of Naadam Festival in Karakorum. (National wrestling, horse racing, archery). Overnight in Ger hotel.|
|Visit the Turkic Inscribed Monument of Kultugen Khan. Khushuu Tsaidam is a Turkic inscribed monument of the Turkic State (6th to 8th century AD). The inscription was written by the grandson of Kulitegin and devoted to the Bilge Khan of Turkish origin and his old brother Kulitigen in 732. It is noteworthy that the “Orkhon inscription” has both a historical and scientific significance. The monument is 3.3 meters high and 1.3 meters wide and the inscription consists of 68 lines. The sides of the monument are in Runic script and the rear side is in Chinese characters. There are more than 40 inscribed monuments of Turkic origin in Mongolia, more than 10 of these in the Orkhon valley. Picnic at the Orkhon river waterfall. Relax at the edge of lake Ugii. Ugii Nuur & beautiful lake with fish and birds. Lunch on Lake Side & traditional Mongolian dish meat processed hermetically with hot stones. Drive back to a camp for overnight.|
|Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. On the way you will see the unique natural appearance- Sand dunes among mountains. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, accommodation in hotel.|
|Visit Gandan Monastery and Natural History Museum, shopping. Overnight in hotel.|