Tours Special Tours Yak and Felt Festivals Tour (July 20-25)

Price: 80 USD per person per day ( 6 Days )

Each year, Mongolians celebrate numerous festivals in honor of their traditional nomadic culture. This tour will give you an opportunity to participate in two of them: the yak festival and the felt art festival. Both organized in the Orkhon River Valley, these festivals offer you the chance to learn about Mongolia's traditional nomadic lifestyle, scenes of rural life, and the origins of Mongolian society.

Day 1 (July 20) First Stop: The Sand Dunes   

In the morning we will pick you up from your hotel start the drive to Kharkhorin. On the way, we will stop at Elsen Tasarkhai, sand dunes stretching 80 kilometers down forested hills and wild stepe. Here we will go camel riding and explore the area.

Stay overnight in a ger camp. Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 (July 21) Erdene Zuu and Bat-Ulzii

In the morning, we will leave the sand dunes and drive to the Erdene Zuu Monastery in Kharkhorin. Here we will tour the monastery and the famous stone turtle standing as the last remnant of ancient Karakorum. After the tour, we will drive to Bat-Ulzii, a small village on the banks of the Orkhon River.

Stay overnight in a ger camp. Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 (July 22) The Felt Festival

Today you will participate in one a local felt festival. The festival will give you a great opportunity to observe the nomadic traditional technology of making felt such as combing, laying out, and dragging felt with a horse. In the afternoon you will go for a ride to visit Ulaan Tsutgalan, a famous ten meters wide and twenty meters high waterfall, located in the middle of Orkhon valley.

Overnight in a ger camp. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4 (July 23) Yak Festival

Today you will participate in another local event - The Yak Festival. The festival begins with a yak race and is followed by a yak lassoing competition and a polo game on the back of yaks. In the evening we will go for a horse ride along the Orkhon River.

Overnight in a ger camp. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 5 (July 24) Khustai National Park  

Early in the morning you will leave Bat-Ulzii and drive in the direction of Ulaanbaatar. You will pass Kharkhorin, Elsen Tasarkhai and stop in Khustain National Park, a place famous for its growing population of rare Przewalski's horses.

Overnight in a ger camp. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 6 (July 25) Horse-Watching and Return Home

In the morning you will explore the park and search for Przewalski's horses. Later you will drive back to Ulaanbaatar.

Breakfast

Camp/Local Family Tour:

5 people: 470 USD per person

4 people: 540 USD per person

3 people: 650 USD per person

2 people: 835 USD per person

1 person: 1395 USD

 

Budget (in tents) Tour:

5 people: 400 USD per person

4 people: 480 USD per person

3 people: 585 USD per person

2 people: 765 USD per person

1 person: 1325 USD

Included:

  • Transportation and Driver
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodations
  • Meals
  • Clean Drinking Water
  • National Park, Festival, and Monastery Entrance Fees
  • Horseback and Camel Riding

Not Included:

  • Personal Shopping
  • Insurance
  • Alcohol
  • Additional Activities
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