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|July 9, 2022 - July 18, 2022||Available||$2,999.00||
|July 9, 2023 - July 18, 2023||Available||$2,999.00||
For many, Mongolia is the land of Chinggis Khan, but it’s much more than that. Bordered by Russia in the north and by China from all three remaining sides, Mongolia is the world’s second-largest landlocked country after Kazakhstan. Mongolia is an exotic destination for travelers with minimal arable land but vast grasslands with snow-capped mountains in the north and the west and the west and the famous Gobi Desert to the south. Still, more than 30% of the population live a nomadic or semi-nomadic life in the ger camps and ride horses. The majority of the people are of Mongol ethnicity and practice Tibetan Buddhism.
The Naadam Festival and the Gobi desert are the highlights of this trip. First, we explore the local attractions of Ulaanbaatar and join the Naadam festival for two days (11th and 12th July). Naadam festival of Ulaanbaatar is the largest festival in Mongolia. Naadam means ‘game’, and the festival showcases three popular traditional sports of Mongolia: wrestling, horse racing, and archery. There will be an elaborate opening ceremony on the first day (11th Jul), followed by wrestling, archery, and horse racing. The horse racing field is on the outskirt of the city.
After the festival, we travel to the Gobi desert-a dream destination for many travelers! We have three days to explore the vast Gobi desert. We hike the granite mountain faces and cliffs polished by erosion over thousands of years, massive dunes, and the majestic ‘flaming cliffs’ where many dinosaurs’ eggs and skeletons were found, and experience the nomadic lifestyle. We will also have an opportunity to meet the local nomadic families and experience their hospitality. The trip also offers the opportunity for optional activities such as double-hump camel riding and horse riding.
We will take a flight back to Ulaanbaatar and visit the Terelj National Park with forested alpine mountains and gigantic rock formations. We also see the large Chinggis Khan Statue complex and the 13th Century Camp-the two latest addition to tourist attractions of Mongolia not to be missed. The final destination is the Hustai National Park where we see the wild-horses.
- South Gobi (Yol Valley, Singing Sand dunes and the Flaming Cliff
- Gorkhi Terelj National Park
- Chinggis Khan statue
- Wild Horses of Hustai National Park
- Meet the local nomadic people