NAADAM FESTIVAL Stopover
 

 

Day 1:
Arrive Ulaan Baatar. You will be met and transferred to your accommodation. A two hour city tour with a visit to the Gandan monastery as well as the Natural History Museum. Overnight homestay.
 
Day 2:
Morning departure to Manzushir Khiid (monastery). This idyllic Khiid is about 46km south west from Ulaan Baatar. Picnic lunch at the monastery. Afternoon free to explore Ulaan Baatar. For those who want some exercise you can cycle one way or both ways. It would take the average person about three hours to cycle to the Khiid. Overnight homestay.
 
Day 3:
Drive to the Terelj for two nights. The Terelj is a beautiful National Park about 70km north west of Ulaan Baatar. Overnight Ger.
 
Day 4:
In the Terelj. Today you can just relax, go for a walk up the hill behind your Ger, go for a horse ride (US$5 per hour) or just wander around valley with its forests, streams and tranquillity. Evening visit and dinner with the Nomads in a real Nomadic Ger. Overnight Ger.
 
Day 5:
Morning drive back to Ulaan Baatar. Afternoon free to explore the city. Overnight homestay.

 

Day 6:
Free day to shop. You can buy souvenirs, local crafts, clothing and watercolours by local artists as well as many other products.  Overnight homestay.

 
Day 7:
Opening ceremony of the Naadam Festival. Dinner with Bata. Overnight homestay.
 
Day 8:
Naadam Festival. Overnight homestay
 
Day 9:
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport or railway station.

How to get to Ulaan Baatar

This trip fits in with the current train timetables. However this is subject to change at any time.

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Price includes

  • Eight nights accommodation

  • Transfers as specified in the itinerary

  • Breakfast in Ulaan Baatar

  • Bottle of top notch vodka (why not)

  • Full board in the Terelj

  • All entrance fees to the Naadam events (including the opening ceremony)

  • Group dinner in  Ulaan Baatar

  • Two hour tour of UB upon arrival

  • Mountain bike if required

How to get to Ulaan Baatar
Train #23 from Beijing This train operates twice a week during the summer season and once a week in winter. Train #3 is also once a week. There is also a regular train from Irkutsk. NBoth routes are overnight sleepers There are daily flights from Beijing and regular flights from Seoul, Berlin, Moscow, Tokyo and Irkutsk.

Departing Ulaan Baatar
There are regular departures to Irkutsk and train #24 departs to Beijing twice a week during summer and once a week in the winter. Train #4 is also once a week. There are daily flights to Beijing and regular flights to Seoul, Berlin, Moscow, Tokyo and Irkutsk.

Accommodation
This package is based upon using a budget (we can customise to any leverl) hotel in UB with Tourist Gers and tents as per the itineraries. However, should you prefer homestay accommodation in UB please ask.

Visa
Australia/UK/New Zealand passport holders require a visa for Mongolia. US passport holders do not require a visa and all other nationalities should check with Passport Travel, their travel agent or the nearest Mongolian Consulate.