NAADAM FESTIVAL Stopover

 

 

Day 1:
Arrive Ulaan Baatar. You will be met and transferred to your accommodation. A two hour city tour with a visit to the Gandan monastery as well as the Natural History Museum. Overnight homestay.
 
Day 2:
Morning departure to Manzushir Khiid (monastery). This idyllic Khiid is about 46km south west from Ulaan Baatar. Picnic lunch at the monastery. Afternoon free to explore Ulaan Baatar. For those who want some exercise you can cycle one way or both ways. It would take the average person about three hours to cycle to the Khiid. Overnight homestay.
 
Day 3:
Drive to the Terelj for two nights. The Terelj is a beautiful National Park about 70km north west of Ulaan Baatar. Overnight Ger.
 
Day 4:
In the Terelj. Today you can just relax, go for a walk up the hill behind your Ger, go for a horse ride (US$5 per hour) or just wander around valley with its forests, streams and tranquillity. Evening visit and dinner with the Nomads in a real Nomadic Ger. Overnight Ger.
 
Day 5:
Morning drive back to Ulaan Baatar. Afternoon free to explore the city. Overnight homestay.

 

Day 6:
Free day to shop. You can buy souvenirs, local crafts, clothing and watercolours by local artists as well as many other products.  Overnight homestay.

 
Day 7:
Opening ceremony of the Naadam Festival. Dinner with Bata. Overnight homestay.
 
Day 8:
Naadam Festival. Overnight homestay
 
Day 9:
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport or railway station.

How to get to Ulaan Baatar

This trip fits in with the current train timetables. However this is subject to change at any time.

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Price includes

  • Eight nights accommodation

  • Transfers as specified in the itinerary

  • Breakfast in Ulaan Baatar

  • Bottle of top notch vodka (why not)

  • Full board in the Terelj

  • All entrance fees to the Naadam events (including the opening ceremony)

  • Group dinner in  Ulaan Baatar

  • Two hour tour of UB upon arrival

  • Mountain bike if required

Accommodation

This package is based upon using homestays. However should you prefer hotel accommodation please ask. This will cost more and the price will depend on what standard of hotel you wish and what room types are available.

How to get to Ulaan Baatar
Train #23 arrives in Ulaan Baatar at approx 1400 after departing Beijing at 0740 the previous day. This train operates twice a week. There is also a daily train from Irkutsk arriving UB at 0553 two days later. There are daily flights from Beijing and regular flights from Seoul, Berlin, Moscow, Tokyo and Irkutsk.

Departing Ulaan Baatar
Train #263 departs daily to Irkutsk departing at 2110 and train #24 departs to Beijing twice a week. There are daily flights to Beijing and regular flights to Seoul, Berlin, Moscow, Tokyo and Irkutsk.