During three days, the Mongolian folly is unleashed with the celebration of the biggest festival in the country, where traditional games, parades and all kind of popular folklore is displayed to form one of the most amazing spectacles in the world: The Mongolian Naadam.
Wrestling: Officially 512 wrestlers fight in the stadium for the prestigious title “State Titan”. Both the “Titan” himself and the trainers have the opportunity to choose partners during the first few rounds, thus reducing the number of less experienced wrestlers early on and creating more excitement for the final matches on the second day. The rules are very simple: the wrestling area is unrestricted, there are no weight-classes and the one who touches the ground with any part of the body, other than the feet, has lost. The winner continues to the next round. The loser has to pass under the wings (arms) of the proud winner as he does his eagle dance in celebration. The wrestlers wear tight pants and a small vest which covers the arms & shoulders but not the chest. Apparently in order to prevent women entering the competition in the guise of a man, as legend says once happened. The woman won!
Archery: Mongols are almost born with archery skills, once an integral part of nomadic lifestyle. From childhood such qualities as excellent eyesight, judging of distance, patience and strength are nourished to develop a good archer. Mongolian bows are very tightly strung, so that it requires a great deal of strength to use them. As a rule, several teams of archers compete. Each team of 5-7 archers should attempt to hit 33 leather cylinders from a distance of 75 meters
Horseracing: The most impressive spectacle is surely the horseracing. The horses cover different distances according to their age. Azarga (stallions) 28km, Ikh Nas (horses more than 5 years old) 30km, Soyolon (5-year olds) 25km, Khyazaalan (4-year olds) 22km, Shudlen (3-year olds) 20km and Daaga (colts to 2 years old) 15km. There are no limits on the number of horses participating; usually 200-600 horses in each race. The five winning horses are honored with a cup of mare’s milk (airag) poured on their necks, a khadag (respectful blue silk scarf) and a medal.
Tour departure times can be flexible but 8 am on the morning of departure is recommended.
The driver and guide can pick you up from the airport, train station, or your accommodation.
Russian Van: Steel Russian vans with seats facing each other,
ideal for adventure seeking travelers (max 6 people)
Japanese Van: Family type van with comfortable seats and air conditioning (max 4 people)
Land Cruiser: Comfortable speedy ride with air conditioning (max 2 people)
Welcome to our very Clean, convenient and cozy Meg’s Guesthouse with friendly staff. We are perfectly located centrally within the city area and with a variety of attractions moments from our doorstep. Your 2 nights’ accommodation will be our bunk bed.
| Horse riding
| Geological sites
| Cultural experiences
| Historical & Archaeological sites
|Total people in Group||Cost per Person|
|1 person||US$ 780|
|2 people||US$ 580|
|3 people||US$ 480|
|4 or more people||US$ 380
|Transport (Tour Distance covered – 300 km)||Alcoholic drinks|
| Tour Guide
||Hot Springs service Fee|
|Meg’s Guesthouse (2 nights Dorm room)||Any other personal expenses|
|Meals (Breakfast – 3, Lunch – 3)||Additional services|
|Entrance fees / Local Taxes|
| Horse riding 1 hour
|Mineral water / Tea / coffee|
Like all the valued festivities, it all begins with a ceremony. Dancers and musicians make the delights of the public while athletes and horse riders march across the National Sports Stadium in UB. And after the ceremony, the competitions begin.
Most of the day will be spent at the h’orseracing course. Driving about 30km out of the city to see the amazing races. Later in the afternoon watch the Mongolian traditional Song and Dance Ensemble.
Explore the heartland of Mongolia, and behold the grandeur of Chinggis Khaan! This fun filled day is the perfect trip if your stay here is short. Ride a horse, eat lunch in a ger and explore the countryside under the gaze of the mighty Chinggis Khaan!
After breakfast. The day trip will start at 8am driving to Chinggis Statue.Spend the day marveling at the largest statue of Chinggis Khan you will ever see. It is a jaw dropping scene among beautiful hills and plains. For the daredevil inside there is also a small gliding ride available to witness this spectacular monument from the air.
Terelj National Park
Terelj national park has long been a holiday resort for people from the capital and short – stay tourists. It is one of the most visited areas in Mongolia due to its magnificent scenery and its proximity to Ulaanbaatar. There are great opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, swimming, rafting, horse riding and bird watching. In winter frozen rivers provide skating and snow-covered valleys are ideal for cross- country skiing. Terelj is a picturesque place of high cliffs of granite, rivers and forests. It is located in Khan Khenti Park. Precious stones, cloudy crystals and pure crystals were mined more than a hundred years ago in this area. A chunk of cloudy crystal of 7.5 tons of weight was founded there in 1960. 2864 sq.km area of Gorkhi Terelj was taken to state protection in 1993. We can see here distinctive rock formation resembling a giant turtle and a person reading
Come back to Ulaanbaatar around 6pm.