Most typical tours to Mongolia end up in the large city of Ulaanbaatar for the Naadam Festival which is the annual festival honoring the people and traditions of Mongolia. While the festival itself is filled with pageantry and traditions and is very awesome, most visitors never visit outside of the city and tend to stay in the comforts of their hotel. While this may be nice in many aspects, it is not truly fully visiting this incredible country.
Although we LOVE Naadam in the city, the incredible celebration that goes with it, as well as the wonderful hotel we stay at…..this should not be your entire Mongolia experience.
Experiencing Mongolia without a doubt should also be outside the city! Each village holds their own Naadam festival with wrestling, archery and ankle-bone playing. But beyond that, there is SO MUCH MORE to Mongolia to experience and Naadam is just one facet of Mongolia. The rural villages have absolutely incredible culture, scenery and tradition!
A Ger is a traditional Mongolian home that is still used today throughout the country. Each location we travel to outside of the main city of Ulaanbaatar, we stay in traditional Ger camps. This is still the traditional way most people live that do not live in the city. However, we DO have electricity to charge our batteries, cell phones, and laptops if desired.
Each Ger is simple yet accommodating and comes with two beds, a table, and in some cases a small sink. They are comfortable and a unique experience in and of its own!
Although the camps can seem primitive in nature to keep things authentic, our select camps also have toilets and showers, which is a nice benefit!
In addition, a special dining Ger set up as a gathering place, where we receive wonderful authentic meals and drinks! Special dietary needs such as vegetarian can be met as well.
The Eagle Hunters
For the few that make the trip to Western Mongolia to visit with an Eagle Hunter, most offer that you may get to visit with 1-2 Eagle Hunter families. With the connections we have in country, we are able to offer exclusive sessions with a group of 8-10 Eagle Hunters!
- Price $7295
- Duration 6+ days
- Group Size 5+
- Date 06/07/2020 - 17/07/2020
- Personalized One on One attention with a 5 client to 1 instructor ratio
- Photograph 8-10 Eagle Hunters in a private session
- Naadaam festival
- Local guide
Here's an overview of your trip with us.
Day 1: Arrive in Ulaanbaatar
Day 2: Mongol Nomadic Show
Day 3: Ar Burd Sand camp
Day 4: Ar Burd Sand camp
Day 5: Ulaanbaatar Costume Show and Traditional Concert – AMAZING!
Day 6: Naadam Festival in UB
Day 7: Fly to Uglii
Day 8: Eagle Hunters Gathering
Day 9: Market Visit and POSSIBLE Aisholpan meeting and session
Day 10: Return to Ulaanbaatar
Day 11: Free Day for Shopping
Day 12: Depart