Meet all sorts of Mongolian people

The Naadam festival takes place in every city, town and village in Mongolia. It is a wonderful occasion enjoyed by everyone and attended by families coming from remote parts of the country.

You will be amazed at what you see

The horse races are very long - for the older horses up to 28 kilometers. The jockeys are all light young children - incredible riders of course. The owner and trainer of the winning horse is greatly respected and celebrated.

Enjoy Mongolia's Three Manly sports

Traditional Mongolian wrestling is a hugely popular sport. Their are no weight brackets or time limits. If the wrestlers are evenly matched then a wrestling match can go on for hours.

Experience the best of Mongolian culture and a variety of landscapes & activities

At Naadam festival time the local people dress up in their best clothes and go to enjoy the event with horse riding, wrestling and archery competitions.

Come to Mongolia at Naadam time and enjoy with us

Naadam is the best time to come to Mongolia for a cultural tour. It is such fun and so colourful. Most of the people come on horses to enjoy the events which are held over a period of 2 days.

Year : TOUR IS CANCELLED | Size : min 4 people | Type : Hiking
Location : Central Mongolia | Duration : 9 Days | Price : $1995/pp

This trip is a chance to enjoy some of the best bits of Mongolian culture and scenery. The summer Naadam festival is celebrated in every city, town and village and is a sporting event with horse racing, wrestling and archery competitions. The occasion is an opportunity for everyone to dress up, ride their best horse and make the most of the 2-day Naadam. A visit to Mongolia would not be complete without travelling to the Orkhon Valley where Genghis Khan established the capital of the great Mongol Empire. A huge Buddhist monastery was built on the same site in the sixteenth century.

  • Annual Naadam Festival
  • Khogno Khan Mountain
  • Mineral Hot Spring Baths
  • Taikhar Chuluu Rock

This 9-day itinerary reflects the fact that Mongolia is a land of variety and contrast. The route passes through all the different geographical zones of Mongolia: desert, steppe, mountain and forest. There will be opportunities for hiking in the areas nearb y the ger camps where we stay.



  • DAY 1

    Arrive in   'Ulaanbaatar' and go to hotel. Afternoon or evening meet the tour leader and rest of group. Overnight in hotel.

  • DAY 2

    Drive out of the city and across the vast open land to   'Khogno Khan' Mountain. Overnight ger camp at the foot of the big granite mountain.

  • DAY 3

    Jeep to Kharkhorin in the valley where Genghis Khan established the capital of the Mongol Empire. Visit Erdene Zuu   'Erdene Zuu' Buddhist monastery. Overnight ger camp.

  • DAY 4

    Jeep to   'Tsenkher Jiguur' hot springs. Afternoon hiking or relax in the outdoor hot baths. Overnight ger camp on the edge of the forest.

  • DAY 5

    In the morning we visit a   'nomadic family' in the valley to see their fascinating lifestyle. Afternoon free time. Overnight ger camp.

  • DAY 6

    Jeep to Tsetserleg town to enjoy the Naadam festival. Watch the wrestling and enjoy the spectacle at the finish line of the 25km   'Naadam Festival' horse race. Jeep over Bulgan mountain to Ikh Tamir ger camp beside the river.

  • DAY 7

    Jeep to   'Elsen Tasarkhai' an area of big golden sand dunes and desert vegetation. Afternoon explore the area. Overnight ger camp.

  • DAY 8

    Return to Ulaanbaatar. Overnight hotel.

  • DAY 9


  • USD   1995/pp Tour price is based on a group of 4 people.  We accept other major currencies.

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Naadam Festival Hiking Tour Map

Central Mongolia is a fertile and beautiful part of the country and is of great historical importance because Genghis Khan's Mongol Empire was centred here in the thirteenth century. On the site where the capital once stood, a few centuries later the large Buddhist monastery of Erdene Zuu was built in Kharkhorin town. The trip goes further west to the edge of the Khangai mountains, then loops back to return to Ulaanbaatar.

Tour Information:

Read the following information about this trip:

  •   See an authentic Mongolian Naadam Festival
  •   Accommodation on tour is always in ger camps
  •   Hiking activities are optional
  •   This tour is guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 people.
  •   We accept other major currencies
  •   This tour is guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 people
  •   Suitable for everyone
  •   Fully guided tour

The following items are included in the price of the tour:

  •   All Meals (except Ulaanbaatar)
  •   2 Nights Hotel "Continental"
  •   Traditional Tourist Ger Camps
  •   Entrance Fees
  •   Support Vehicle
  •   All Transportation (except Airport Transfer)
  •   Bottled Mineral Water
  •   English Speaking Guide

The following items will be in addition to the price of the tour:

  •   International Flight
  •   Visa Cost
  •   Airport Transfers
  •   Alcohol and Soft Drinks

Highlights of this tour. The places you will see along the way:

  •   Khogno Khan Mountain
  •   Khogno Tarniin Ovgon Khiid monastery
  •   Erdene Zuu monastery
  •   Genghis Khan's stone turtle
  •   Outdoor hot mineral baths
  •   Naadam festival
  •   Taikhir chuluu
  •   Little Gobi Desert


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