Mongol Naadam Day Tour
Naadam festival is a nationwide celebration of the establishment of the state, independence, and self-determination. Mongols in their colorful traditional outfits gather in great number to watch and take part in ‘Three manly games’ which include archery, horse racing, and wrestling.
Wrestling: Wrestling is unique in a way that 1024 selected wrestlers from all the regions compete in enormous wide field, with great skills and agility. Since ancient times, physical power has been highly respected among Mongols and young children used to grow up wrestling.
Archery: One of the main parts of Mongolian military history is unarguably the art of archery. During 13th century every home had archery and morin khuur (horse head fiddle) set at the back side of their homes. Both man and woman used to practice this game. Scientists have proved and agreed that the success of Chinggis khaan’s military was based the warriors’ skill of shooting bow and arrow, and strong horses. Warriors were able to shoot at the target from the back of a galloping horse. One of the three manly games is archery.
Horse racing: In general, 2400 horses, divided into 6 different age categories by 400, race during only two days. The distance of the race covers between 20-30 km area depending on the age of the horse and it makes Mongolian horse racing unique in the world. It is fascinating for the visitors to see 100-500 horses race at one time. Horse race trainer select a horse to train during the four seasons of the year and one month before the Naadam festival horses are carefully taken care for daily intake of grass and water.
The games were originally organized to celebrate great victories, enthronement of the emperors and seasonal feasts. Mongolian Naadam festival takes place in July which is the best time to see Mongolia and its nature in its splendor. The tour also includes trips to the Gobi and Central Mongolia.
Mongol Naadam opening ceremony, horse race
Ulaanbaatar – Khui Doloo Khudag - Ulaanbaatar
Pick up at the hotel. Drive to Sukhbaatar Square to see the ceremony of placing the National 9 white banner in the Central Stadium.
Opening ceremony of the National Naadam Festival /Special program/
Wrestling competition/First round/
“Shagai” /ankle bone/ shooting
Boxed lunch on the car
Horse racing competition
Drive back to Ulaanbaatar
Enjoy watching Traditional Mongolian Folk Performance
Festival Gala Dinner
Transfer to accommodation
Tour available dates
2022-07-11 - 2022-07-11
4 -7 People
8 -11 People
- excursion as per itinerary
- entrance fees to Naadam Festival
- Gala dinner
- guide service and all transfers