Naadam Festival

Attend opening ceremony of the Naadam Festival plus a Naadam Gala Dinner and Folk Concert in the evening. The highlight of the Mongolian festival calendar, the Naadam Festival dates back several centuries and takes place each year on July 11-13. Originally a test of a nomad’s aptitude, it requires strength, stamina, endurance, accurate marksmanship and skillful horsemanship. Given the equine nature of nomadic life, much importance is placed on the horse races. Drawing herdsmen and their race horses from hundreds of miles around, races are staged on the vast steppes covering distances of up to 20 miles in 6 different age categories. We highly recommend booking early for our Naadam Festival departure.

Route:

Ulaanbaatar – Central Stadium – Khui Doloon Khudag – Ulaanbaatar 

Duration:

Day tour

Price From:

US$ 210

Region:

Ulaanbaatar city

Tour highlights:

Naadam

  • Chinggis Square
  • Shagai shooting
  • Archery competition
  • Wrestling competition
  • Traditional Mongolian Folk Performance
  • Horse Racing

Mongol Naadam day tour (new)

08.00 am Pick up at the hotel. Drive to Chinggis Square to see the ceremony of placing the National 9 white banner in the Central Stadium

11.00 am Opening ceremony of the National Naadam Festival /Special program/

11.50 am Wrestling competition/First round/

12.30 pm Archery competition

13.30 pm “Shagai” /ankle bone/ shooting

14.00 pm Boxed lunch on the car

15.30 pm Horse racing competition

16.10 pm Drive back to Ulaanbaatar   

18.00 pm Enjoy watching Traditional Mongolian Folk Performance

19.00 pm Festival Gala Dinner

Tour available dates:

Available throughout the year.

No.persons 1 2 3-5 6-9 10-15
- US$390 US$270 US$210 - -
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Discounts:
25% off for children under 2-4 years old

Price Include:

  • Excursions as per itinerary
  • Guide service
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • All transfers

 Exclude:

  • Accommodation in a hotel or hostel in Ulaanbaatar
  • Hotel extras, such as telephone calls, bar bills and laundry services
  • Travel insurance, medical insurance
  • Visa application fees
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses such as IDD call, internet, laundry, items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to local guides and drivers
  • Airfare or train ticket
  • Airport taxes, excess baggage charges (over 44pound / 20kilo)
  • Changes of arrival/departure flights
  • Additional services
  • Any charges of major force beyond our control (e.g. imposition, quarantine restrictions, etc...)

This is a suggested packing list, which you should feel free to adjust to suit your needs. Please refer to our travel guide for more detailed information.

 

  • Rain coat or warm coat depending on the weather