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Naiman Lake Horse Riding And Karakorum Naadam Festival Tour

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Tour Itinerary: Day 1. July 01. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and City Tour Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. You'll be greeted at the airport and escorted to the 4* hotel. After lunch take a city tour . .
Country: Mongolia
City: Uvurkhangai
Duration: 10 Day(s) - 9 Night(s)
Tour Category: Adventure Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
Package Itinerary

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1. July 01. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and City Tour

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. You'll be greeted at the airport and escorted to the 4* hotel. After lunch take a city tour to Gandan Monastery where you will see a huge gold-plated Buddha, a symbol of Mongolian national pride and cultural revival, Ulaanbaatar city museum, Central Square, and the National Museum of Mongolia where you will see artifacts from Mongolia and Central Asia from the Stone Age to present time. Overnight in the hotel. (L+D) (Approx. paved road 50 km)

Day 2. July 02. Shuranga River

Today's destination is the Shuranga River. You will meet your horse keeper and get prepared for the trip. Stay in "the Naiman Lake” eco camp. Meet local people and your horse guide will accompany you to give you the chance to discover the life and food of the nomads. Real authentic Mongolian Barbecue is made the traditional way! Stay overnights in the local Ger camp. (B+L+D) (Approx. dirt & paved road 190 km, 4 hours)

Day 3. July 03. Horse Trek to Lake Shireet & Lake Haliut

Begin the horseback riding trip in the territory of Naiman Lake. Yak ride trial and support. The lakes are located in a high mountain area with sub-alpine mountain meadows and coniferous forests of Siberian Pine and Siberian Larch; flat valley areas with lava stone fields in the north of the protected area and barren mountain tops, and the lakes. Stay overnights in the tent. (B+L+D) (Approx. horse ride 20-24 km).

Day 4. July 04. Horse Trek to Naiman Nuur (Eight Lakes)

Horseback riding trip to Naiman Nuur. The area of Naiman Nuur (Eight Lakes), which was created by volcanic eruptions centuries ago and is 3,163 meters above sea level Khuisiin Naiman Nuur (Navel Eight Lakes) is located at over 2,400 meters above sea level. Stay overnights in the tent. (B+L+D) (Approx. horse ride 22 km)

Day 5. July 05. Horse Trek to Buurug Valley

Horseback riding trip to Buurug Valley. Visit the family of a horseman. You are free to taste the favorite beverage of the nomads - Airag, fermented mare’s milk. Stay overnights in the tent. (B+L+D) (Approx. horse ride 16 km)

Day 6. July 06. Horse Trek to Orkhon Waterfall

Continue on the trip to Orkhon waterfall. In the beginning, the terrain will be wide open valleys to mountains and rivers and then changing to Forest Mountain and a 20m wonderful waterfall. End of horse trek. Overnights in tourist camp. (B+L+D) (Approx. horse ride 22 km)

Day 7. July 07. Karakorum with Local Naadam Festival

In the morning, drive to Karakorum. Today is attended of Naadam festival. There will be held wrestling, horse racing, and archery tournaments. Naadam festival continues with tournaments of wrestling, horse racing, archery, and other traditional games.

A real chance for you to experience the tradition and culture of the people of this unique country. A chance to try the local foods and beverages. Today we will enjoy Local Naadam Festival including wrestling, horse racing, archery, and traditional games. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D) (Approx. dirt & paved road 120 km, 3 hours)

Day 8. July 08. See Takhi, the Asian Wild Horse & Horse Ride

Early morning visit Erdene-Zuu, the oldest monastery, with 108 stupas, built in 1586. Drive to Hustai National Park. See Takhi, the Asian wild horse. If you have a chance, see the wolf, argali sheep, and deer. Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife. Horse ride for half day.

Visit Takhi's information center and overnight in the tourist camp. (B+L+D) (Approx. paved road 260 km, 4 hours)

Day 9. July 09. Chinggis Khaan Horse Statue & Ulaanbaatar city tour

After breakfast, drive to the Giant Chinggis Khaan statue. The statues in total are 40m high and see as far-sighted Chinggis Khaan holds a golden whip in his right hand. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. A chance to enjoy the main Naadam Festival Preview. In the afternoon, you may wish to do some shopping for souvenirs and cashmere before attending the evening concert of National Folklore. A farewell dinner and overnight in the hotel. (B+L+D) (Approx. paved road 180 km, 2.5 hours)

Day 10. July 10. Departure Mongolia

After breakfast, you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport. (Approx. paved road 25 km, 20 min) (B)

B - Breakfast L - Lunch D - Dinner

Rider Requirements: Riders must be 10 and over – under 65 years of age (unless prior approval), the weight limit is 220 pounds, and no pregnant rider; we screen for any health conditions that might be affected by the 8,000 ft. elevation (heart, lungs, elevation sickness, sun, etc.)

Services Included in the Price:


Hotel cost is based on two people sharing one room with twin beds at 4* hotel

2 nights including Western or Mongolian breakfast

Free luggage keeping in the hotel while on tour to the countryside

Tourist Ger camp:

Shared accommodation in tourist ger camp

Ger (traditional dwelling) has 2 to 4 beds – very interesting and unique

Western-style toilets and hot shower facility is a separate block–shared

The restaurant serve usually Western and Mongolian meals


2 people in per tent, camping equipment.



Private Transfers on each day:

4x4 off-road van

Highly skilled driver

Airports pick-up and drop-off service

Allow only 4 passengers for 5 passenger seats - Your comfort is our priority!


English-speaking guiding service throughout the entire time

Local horse keeper


All meals as listed in the itinerary

Finest Western and Mongolian meals, deserts

Authentic Mongolian Barbecue

Daily supply of bottled water: 3x0.5 btl per day

Entrance fees:

To all scenic spots as listed in the itinerary such as Naadam festival, horse racing site, museums, monasteries, strictly protected areas, parks, and concert and road fees

A chance to see how real authentic Mongolian Barbecue is made the traditional way!

Invitation letter for entry visa to Mongolia

Services Not Included in the Price:

International airfare or train tickets

Discover Mongolia! offers cheap international airfares and train tickets for our clients upon request.

Mongolia entry visa fee

Personal expenses

Such as laundry, beverages, alcoholic drinks, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing, or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.

Travel Insurance

Our clients are recommended to get travel insurance coverage from their local insurance companies before traveling.

Single room supplement

A single supplement is available at $70 in the hotel

Single Ger/Yurt/Supplement

A single supplement is available per night at ger camps. Please contact us for the price.

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