Mongolia: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads - Naadam Festival


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Tour length 15 days

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The rolling steppe of Central Asia makes way to stark desert; across this vast landscape, nomadic ger camps are peppered, camels and goats are herded on horseback, fermented mare’s milk is the tipple of choice, dunes sing and the first intact dinosaur eggs were found. Genghis Khan went forth from here to conquer the biggest land empire in history and, to this day, Buddhist and Animist traditions mix. In July, all over the country, people unite to compete in wrestling, archery, horse racing and ankle-bone flicking during the Naadam Festival but traditions can be witnessed throughout the year. We travel through steppe, mountain and the Gobi Desert exploring the nature and culture of this fascinating, yet little known, country.This itinerary is for the departure starting in Ulaanbaatar on 30 June 2024.For a departure on 9 July 2024, please click here for an alternative itinerary.
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Tour ID 101079
Tour length 15 days
Language English
Group size 16
Age range 18 - 99

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Exodus Adventure Travels


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Day 1: Arrive Ulaanbaatar
Day 2: Visit Terelj National Park, including Aryabal Temple; first night in a ger camp (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 3: To Khustain Nuruu National Park; trek to see Przewalski's horses (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 4: To Karakorum; visit Erdene Zuu Monastery (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 5: Along northern edge of Gobi Desert to Arvaikheer via Shankh Monastery (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 6: To Bayan Gobi via Ikh Bogd mountain (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 7: Cross the Gobi via White Cave (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 8: Visit Singing Dunes, the largest dunes in Mongolia (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 9: Travel through rocky plains of Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 10: Hike around the Flaming Cliffs of Bayanzag (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 11: Fly to Ulaanbaatar (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 12: Ulaanbaatar and Khui Doloon Khudag horse racing (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 13-14: Naadam Festival (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 15: End in Ulaanbaatar (breakfast)


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